Welcome to the Buckland Beehive. A preschool for children from the age of 2 years until they need to attend Reception class in a Primary School. We aim to provide a fun environment for your child to naturally learn skills and experiences that will help them in the next stage of their lives.
We hold our sessions in a large village hall where the activities are planned depending on the topic of the term. We will introduce the children to the alphabet through Jolly Phonics songs and we follow the Letters & Sounds Phase 1 module which will give the children the basic skills ready for when they join Reception at Primary level. We learn letter and number recognition, colours and pencil control, creating arts & craft as well as extending their physical development all through play, plus much more. With a lawn area at the front of the hall and an environmental area at the rear of the hall, we have ample space to extend our play into the world outside.
Weather permitting, we take walks around the village, and are able to visit the Garden House, the local park and a local farm all within walking distance.
In the Summer Term the children that start at St.Andrews Primary School in the September, spend a morning a week in the Reception class to familiarise themselves with their surroundings and the Staff, including a lunchtime session in preparation for their first day.
We are also lucky enough to be able to use the school pool during the Summer Term, so once a week the preschool children and Staff enjoy a swimming session, which is invaluable and lots of fun.
Feel free to explore the website and find out more about the exciting activities that we get up to at the Beehive
A happy place to Bee!