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Reviews rate Honeybuns Nursery Group 9.4/10

Reviews on, the leading UK nursery review website, have rated Honeybuns Nursery Group an average of 9.4 out of 10. Very well deserved for all our hardworking teams. Well done to all three nurseries on this achievement. The team at Norton Canes are currently in the lead!

If you have a spare moment, we’d love to hear your views on your child’s nursery. Follow the links under:




The Honeybuns Big Walk for Tiny Lives

Honeybuns Nursery are once again supporting their charity partner, Action Medical Research by organising ‘The Honeybuns Big Walk for Tiny Lives’ on Saturday 21st April to help raise much needed funds for Action Medical Research. All three nurseries; Telford, Norton Canes and Stafford will be involved. Wellies and Paddington ™ Mask’s a must!

Action Medical Research is a UK-wide charity saving and changing children’s lives through medical research. They fund a broad range of cutting-edge medical research most likely to deliver real benefit to babies, children and young people. With the help of supporters, Action raises funds to make vital research possible.

Nursery Group Owner, Anthony Reeley says “We decided we wanted a fun and relaxed outdoor event which enabled all ages from 0-99 to join us! It’s a fabulous way to bring our children, families and staff together to enjoy a fun filled family day out. We hope to raise much needed funds to ensure continued funding for research into conditions that severely affect children.”

Families and friends can join us on Saturday 21st April at the locations under:

Telford Nursery – Apley Woods (Car Park on Apley Castle), Telford
Stafford Nursery – Stafford Castle, Stafford
Norton Canes Nursery – Marquis Drive Visitor Centre, Hednesford

Meet at 10am for a 10.30am start. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Donations can be made by visiting the Honeybuns Justgiving page:



Fundraising update…

We are proud to announce that with the help of staff, parents and children across the Honeybuns Nursery Group, a total of £1,921.73 was raised for Children in Need 2017! A fantastic amount raised for a very worthy cause which will make a lasting, positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people all across the UK.  Thank you to everyone who helped and supported us.


Supporting Children in Need 2017

Once again we are supporting Children in Need 2017.

The fun begins on Saturday 11th November at our Norton Canes nursery. They will be holding a charity car wash from 10.00am – 2.00pm. The team will have their buckets and sponges ready to wash your car for a £3.00 minimum donation to Children in Need. Please come along and support them!

Nursery Group – All children and staff will be taking part in spotty themed fundraising by wearing spots, selling spotty creations and taking part in a sponsored spot challenge!
Sponsor forms have now been handed out to each child. Please donate and return forms to nursery throughout the week 14-17th November.

Thank you for your kind support.
The Nursery Team

Celebrating London to Paris fundraising

Team Honeybuns were recently treated to a celebration evening hosted by Action Medical Research. Raising over £12,000 for their London to Paris bike ride, the evening was a wonderful way to remember the ups and downs of their journey and celebrate with their fellow bikers. A fantastic achievement, well done!

From Pen Licences to ‘Star of the Week’

Our ‘Class of 2017’ are really doing us proud! From one little ‘Honeybuns’ boy being the first person in his class to get a pen licence to another ‘Honeybuns’ boy getting ‘Star of the Week’ for being a wonderful role model and so helpful…plus we’ve been privileged to see on our Facebook page lots of happy faces at school.

Thank you for all the wonderful feedback over the last month from your school starters; our team really appreciate hearing from you.

As a small nursery group, word of mouth and online reviews are really important to us. They not only provide us with information to continuously improve, but they also help us to promote Honeybuns to other parents.
So, if you have a spare moment to provide an online review on, we would be extremely grateful.

For Stafford, simply, go to…/50002520HONA and click on the ‘Review Us’ tab

For Norton Canes, simply go to…/50002520HONC and click on the ‘Review Us’ tab

For Telford, simply go to…/50002518ERCA and click on the ‘Review Us’ tab

Once again, thank you for your continued support.


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:

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.