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Stafford rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted

We’re delighted to announce the outcome of our recent Ofsted inspection at Stafford. Rated an overall judgement of ‘Good‘, the key findings are below:

  • Management ensure that staff regularly observe children during their planned and spontaneous play times. Staff identify and plan for all children’s next steps in their learning. This helps to ensure that any gaps in children’s learning are swiftly closed. All children make good progress and develop the skills they need for the next phase of their learning.
  • Staff are warm, caring and responsive to children’s immediate needs. They use meaningful praise, are positive role models and help children to learn about rules and boundaries of behaviour.
  • Children demonstrate close emotional attachments with the staff. They develop strong friendships with one another and demonstrate empathy as they show care, take turns and share the resources well. Outcomes for children are good.
  • Staff build positive relationships with other providers and schools. This helps to ensure a shared approach for all children’s care and learning throughout the nursery. This also promotes children’s readiness for the next phase in their learning and their eventual move to school.

If you would like to read the full report click on: http://www.honeybunsnurseries.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Stafford-Inspection-Report-31.7.17.pdf

We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the parents who took the time to speak to Ofsted on the day of the inspection. Thank you for your continued support.

 

 

‘Team Honeybuns’ raise over £11,000 for Action Medical Research

A team of four budding cyclists and enthusiastic fundraisers from Honeybuns Nursery Group joined the annual Action ‘London to Paris’ bike ride alongside 90 other cyclists riding from London to Paris between 19-23 July 2017.

Beginning at Crystal Palace, this challenge took the Honeybuns team through the beautiful and rolling countryside of Kent down to the white cliffs of Dover. The team then crossed by ferry to Calais and followed the quiet routes through Northern France, enjoying rolling landscapes, quaint villages and historic towns down into Paris for the finish.

The ride – which culminated at the Eifel Tower on the final day of the 2017 Tour de France – raised over £160,000 for Action Medical Research.

Honeybuns Nursery Group Owner, Anthony Reeley who headed the team of cyclists said: “What an amazing feeling! We’ve cycled nearly 400 miles enduring every possible weather condition over the 4 days, but what a wonderful achievement! We’ve helped raise over £11,000 for our charity partner and had an incredible adventure. I couldn’t be prouder of the team and the Staff at the Nurseries who have made a fantastic effort in fundraising alongside us.’’

Head of Events for the charity Emma Morgan said: “We really cannot thank everyone who took part in this ride enough. The atmosphere was just amazing thanks to the infectious enthusiasm from all of the cyclists!”

The Honeybuns team will continue to raise money for their charity partner over the next 12 months with a programme of on-going activities and fun events for the parents and children alongside Team Challenges, all of which are designed to work with the local community.

9 days and counting…

Team Honeybuns London to Paris Bike Ride 19th July

Team Honeybuns are counting down until their 300 mile London to Paris Bike Ride in July. With only 9 days to go, training has intensified in readiness for the challenge ahead! They had a great ride out on Sunday as a team and the weather was amazing. Great preparation!

The team will be cycling through the beautiful and rolling countryside of southern England and northern France before arriving in Paris. The route is steeped in history coupled with beautiful and varying landscapes and lots of opportunities to stop off to take it all in.

And what’s even better, so far Team Honeybuns have raised an astonishing £7,200 to date for their Charity partner, Action Medical Research.

To keep updated or to sponsor the team visit: https://www.action.org.uk/sponsor/honeybunsnurseries
Good luck Team Honeybuns!

22 days to go…£6,980 raised so far!

Team Honeybuns London to Paris Bike Ride

Team Honeybuns are counting down until their 300 mile London to Paris Bike Ride in July. With only 22 days to go, training has intensified in readiness for the challenge ahead!

The team will be cycling through the beautiful and rolling countryside of southern England and northern France before arriving in Paris. The route is steeped in history coupled with beautiful and varying landscapes and lots of opportunities to stop off to take it all in.

And what’s even better, so far Team Honeybuns have raised an astonishing £6,980 to date for their Charity partner, Action Medical Research.

To keep updated or to sponsor the team visit: https://www.action.org.uk/sponsor/honeybunsnurseries

Good luck Team Honeybuns!

 

Summer Fayres

We are making final preparations for our Summer Fayres at Telford and Stafford, having had a wonderful day at Norton’s Fayre on Saturday. So do come along and join us for a great day of family fun. We look forward to seeing you there!

Telford – Saturday 24th June 12-2.00pm
Stafford – Saturday 1st July 12-2.00pm

We will have:
Face Painting
Bouncy Castle
Cakes & Drinks
Guess how many Balloons
Guess how many sweeties in the jar
Treasure Hunt
Bottle Tombola
Grand Raffle
Lucky Dip
Hook a Duck
Craft Stalls
Spot the Ball.
Entertainment
Find the Camel
BBQ (Telford)
and much more ……………………
If you would still like to donate a bottle or prize for our raffle, this will be greatly received at the nursery office.
All proceeds will be donated to our chosen charity Action Medical Research, who we are very happy to be working with this year.
For further information about the wonderful work the charity does and the difference it makes to many peoples lives visit www.action.org.uk

 

London to Paris Bike Ride 2017 for Action Medical Research

Team Honeybuns are proudly supporting their Charity Partner, Action Medical Research by taking part in the London to Paris Bike Ride 2017 in July.

They are raising money for the children’s charity Action Medical Research, dedicated to improving the health of babies and children.

Hundreds of thousands of children’s lives are devastated by disease and disability. Like Iona who at five was diagnosed with brain cancer, Tom who has the fatal muscle-wasting condition Duchenne muscular dystrophy or Alfie, who has severe cerebral palsy and can’t use his arms or legs and is unable to talk.

Medical research can help children like these but is underfunded in the UK. For every project Action funds there’s another one they have to turn away – simply because of a lack of funds.

New treatments and cures for sick babies and children are urgently needed.

Will you help them reach the target and join the fight for little lives for sick babies and children? If you would like to sponsor the team please follow the link under.

https://www.action.org.uk/sponsor/honeybunsnurseries

 

 

Over £1,000 raised so far…

Thank you to everyone who took part in our Red Nose Day activities at our three nurseries and also to those who joined us for a fabulous walk. We have raised over £1,000 so far with money still coming in! We appreciate you supporting our charitable work and helping to transform lives across the UK and the world’s poorest communities.

Well done everyone!

 

Red Nose Day – Don’t forget to join our sponsored walk tomorrow!

Red Nose Day 2017

Don’t forget to join us on a sponsored walk to help raise money for this year’s Red Nose Day Appeal on Saturday 25th March!

The weather looks amazing too, so we can all enjoy some sun!

 

Telford – Sponsored Walk
Meet our staff at Apley Castle car park to take a walk into Apley Woods at 10.30am.

Stafford – Meet at Stafford Castle at 10.15am to start the walk around the grounds at 10.30am.

Norton Canes – Meet at Marquis Drive Visitor Centre, Cannock Chase at 10.15am to start the walk at 10.30am.

All children will receive at certificate at the end of the walk.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Red Nose Day 2017

Red Nose Day 2017

We would like to invite all children, parents and families to join us on a sponsored walk to help raise money for this year’s Red Nose Day Appeal on Saturday 25th March.
Sponsor forms will be sent home with each child and are also available at the nursery office. We would be grateful if you ask your family and friends to sponsor your child for taking part on the short walk.

The children will also be taking part in activities throughout the week 20th – 24th March 2017. Collection buckets will also be made available throughout the nursery if you would like to kindly donate.

Telford – Sponsored Walk
Meet our staff at Apley Castle car park to take a walk into Apley Woods at 10.30am.

Stafford – Meet at Stafford Castle at 10.15am to start the walk around the grounds at 10.30am.

Norton Canes – Meet at Marquis Drive Visitor Centre, Cannock Chase at 10.15am to start the walk at 10.30am.

All children will receive at certificate at the end of the walk.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

We’re ready for the children!

We’ve had a very busy morning here at nursery and we’re proud to announce that we’re ready! The team are really looking forward to welcoming the children on Monday morning!