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Busy Lizzies at Simon Balle

Providing Nursery, Breakfast and Afterschool care for children in Primary school...

Nursery

With our high staff to child ratios and exciting and interesting topics we teach children through a mixture of play, investigation and small group work.

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Busy Lizzies at Simon Balle,
Simon Balle All-Through School,
The Larch Centre,
Mangrove Road,
Hertford, Herts SG13 8AJ

T: 01992 304477

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Breakfast Club

Busy Lizzies at Simon Balle Breakfast Club gets your child ready for the day ahead with a healthy and nutritious breakfast, including, crumpets, cereals, toast and fruit.

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Busy Lizzies at Simon Balle,
Simon Balle All-Through School,
The Larch Centre,
Mangrove Road,
Hertford, Herts SG13 8AJ

T: 01992 304477

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Afterschool Club

Our afterschool club is a fun-filled club offering extended childcare within the Simon Balle setting. We offer 2 flexible pick up times: 4.45pm or 6pm.

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Contact Us

Busy Lizzies at Simon Balle,
Simon Balle All-Through School,
The Larch Centre,
Mangrove Road,
Hertford, Herts SG13 8AJ

T: 01992 304477

Find out more

Welcome to Busy Lizzies at Simon Balle, where children feel at home...

GET TO KNOW US

Busy Lizzies at Simon Balle aims to provide an interesting, stimulating and safe environment where children are happy to express their creativity, enjoy positive respectful relationships, grow in self-confidence and delight in the joy of learning.

From the team who run the Ofsted rated OUTSTANDING settings Busy Lizzies Kids Club and Bengeo Playgroup and recently opened Busy Lizzies Preschool, we now introduce our latest setting.

Everything that we have learnt from our settings has been transferred to Busy Lizzies at Simon Balle including our amazing WOW! room.

The activities, planning and resources have been chosen with care. We have used our reflective practice from Bengeo Playgroup and Busy Lizzies Preschool to ensure we have the most popular resources, themes, topics and activities that will challenge the children in a fun way. We have lots of resources that are new including our light changing tablets and phonics small group WOW room.

We like to think that Busy Lizzies at Simon Balle is a home from home. Each child is allocated a Key Person who will bond with your child and plan interesting and educational activities. Our staff have over 60 years of Childcare experience between them and bring a wealth of knowledge working in various roles across their careers, including reception classes, forest and preschools.

Each year we add to our large range of resources to ensure that we offer a wealth of fun activities to entertain the children. We have a covered outside area and access to an enclosed Play ground which enables us to offer free flow play whatever the weather. There is a Forest School on site which we visit each week to pond dip and explore.

Your child can join Busy Lizzies at Simon Balle the September after he or she turns 3 and progress to reception. We hold a transition meeting with the reception teachers from Simon Balle and provide transition reports. Reception teachers from other schools are invited to our setting to meet their new children.

Continue reading below for more reasons why you should choose Busy Lizzies at Simon Balle…

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Why choose us?

WHAT WE OFFER

Vision

We offer a unique and safe environment where the children have their own voice, gain resilience, independence and delight in the joy of learning.

Values

Our values we believe in at Busy Lizzies at Simon Balle are fun, nurturing, respectful , unique, resilience and inspiring.

High staff to child ratios

Fully trained & qualified staff

2 Fully trained Senco’s for the setting

Everyone is paediatric first aid trained

Adhoc sessions available within short time frames

We practice Music and Move and mini Yoga each day in the hall

Amazing Forest School

WOW room with Phonics

3-4 years the new 30 hour funding available

Speech assessment trained

Free flow play inside and outside whatever the weather

At gardening club we grow our own fruit & veg for snack time

Kind words from our parents

DON'T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT

What we provide

Nursery, Breakfast and Afterschool clubs

Nursery

With our high staff to child ratios and exciting and interesting topics we teach children through a mixture of play, investigation and small group work. We reflect on the children’s learning each half term, bridge gaps and extend and challenge the children to ensure they excel and exceed expectations.

  • High staff to child ratio's
  • Fully trained & qualified staff
  • 2 Fully trained Senco’s for the setting
  • Every Key Person is paediatric first aid trained
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Breakfast Club

We offer a healthy, varied, nutritious breakfast, which includes a selection of cereal, toast, crumpets, and fruit. Breakfast is served until 8.15am and the children can help themselves to two servings. After breakfast children are given the choice to either stay inside or go outside.

  • Healthy, varied, nutritious breakfast
  • Fully trained & qualified staff
  • Every Key Person is paediatric first aid trained
  • Large permanent canopy enabling us to offer continuous outdoor play, whatever the weather
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Afterschool Club

Our afterschool club is a fun-filled club offering extended childcare within the Simon Balle setting. We offer 2 flexible pick up times: 4.45pm or 6pm. These times match in with the explorers after school times which is run by the school for class years 3-6.

  • Fully trained & qualified staff
  • Every Key Person is paediatric first aid trained
  • Our staff will collect the children and escort them to Busy Lizzies
  • A snack is provided for everyone on arrival and we offer a cooked tea for those staying after 4.45pm
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