The Beehive Day Nursery is a family-run business which opened in January 2012. We are Ofsted registered to take up to 43 children. We have 3 age groups within the setting; Honey Bees which caters for children from 3 months, Busy Bees from 18 months to 2.5years (approximately) and our pre-school, Worker Bees for children aged 2.5 years – 5 years. We adhere to the required staff to child ratios as follows 0-2yrs 1:3 , 2-3yrs 1:4 and 3yrs+ 1:8 or 1:13 when led by a teacher.
Run by a fully qualified teacher, the nursery prides itself on providing each unique child with the challenging and playful opportunities needed to reach their full potential. All children are offered daily opportunities to explore the seven areas of learning utilising both the indoors and outdoors. Our Meadow area is a firm favourite with the children where they partake in regular visits, the older children enjoy Forest School each week too. Right from the start, all children are taught through the Letters and Sound phonics programme to help support and develop their Communication and Language skills from a young age.
We are fortunate to have a rich learning environment which affords a wide range of resources and highly trained staff who support the each child’s learning and development, taking risks and offering a range of exciting and challenging activities. The majority of the day takes the form of ‘free-flow’ play where nursery staff take the role of facilitators, following the children’s interests and extending their play by asking questions to secure and observe their understanding of new ideas. At these times, our older children are able to work fluidly between both indoor and environments. There are also two adult-led activities which focus on a specific area of the Early Years curriculum (2012) and aim to extend the children’s learning, supporting them to work towards developmental milestones.
Staff ensure that children’s needs are met and that they are kept safe at all times.
We believe that Positive Relationships are crucial to a child’s development and staff work closely with Parents and Carers to ensure a consistent approach and to celebrate their achievements. Each child is allocated a Key Person, a special person that gets to know them and someone who will observe their interests and next steps for development. The Key Person will feedback to parents on a daily basis and in addition parents are regularly invited in to the setting to explore and add comments to their children’s learning pathways. Parent’s Evenings, Advisory Board meetings and Family Fun Days provide further opportunities for staff to gain valuable feedback about how we are doing whilst enabling parents to meet their children’s nursery friends and feel part of The Beehive family.
R2R Photography is a fairly new company to appear in Taunton. Opening our doors in 2012, now just 6 months later we have a fully equipped and established studio in Taunton town centre. Here at R2R Photography, we cater for a variety of photographic needs which include: Weddings, Bumps, Babies, Children, Families, Events and much more!
Run and owned by an ex-serviceman, R2R Photography pushes to stand out and be unique at all that we do. Whether this be a single picture right through to a complete wedding, we can guarantee that you will receive the very best we have to offer. We know that becoming a parent can be an expensive time, which is why we provide quality yet affordable packages to make remembering those all important stages that little bit easier.
We are very lucky to have a spacious 5 roomed studio, 1 room containing the more traditional White/Black backdrops. 1 dedicated Boudoir room (Run by KC Boudoir Photography) a tea and coffee room with toilet facilities, a spare room for expansion and of course we have our office.
At R2R Photography we believe that every experience should be the best experience, and our customer relations is key. Not only do we do everything we can to make you feel welcome, we supply Tea, Coffee, Water and juice on demand. On site we have various toys and props for your little ones and a more intricate setting for adults wanting something different. Our aim for your session is simply for it to be FUN, ENJOYABLE and most of all RELAXED.