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Bizzy Bees Preschool CIO

Bizzy Bees Pre-School CIO is a home from home environment located in a thriving village.  We pride ourselves on having nurturing staff, being a child lead environment and good parent relationships – many who are on our committee.  We are a free-flow setting and we offer every child an enabling environment in which they can thrive and grow.

We work very closely with the Early Years team located at Bedford Borough Hall, the Child Development Centre in Kempston and have experience in 1:1 care and other additional needs. 

We believe that working in partnership with parents is key to ensuring all children are able to achieve their own personal goals.

We are an all-inclusive setting, where each child’s needs are considered and met wherever possible prior to starting with us. We are able to apply for additional and exceptional needs funding

Parents can contact us direct via email, our website or telephone 01234 767785. Sessions are 9am - 12pm and 12.45pm - 3.45pm.  Bizzy Bees also offer breakfast club with breakfast provided, 8.15am - 9am and a lunch club (bring your own packed lunch) 12pm - 12.45pm. We currently have a healthy waiting list for the next academic year, and we have new starters welcomed throughout the academic year.  We encourage parents to bring their child along for stay and play sessions of approximately 1 hour at the setting prior to starting, in order that they may become familiar with both staff and surroundings.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Claire Buchanan
Contact Position

We work closely alongside the Early Years Team at Bedford Borough and have good working relationships with other professionals such as specialist nursery nurses, speech & language therapists and social service support.  We have regular meetings with our parents and we are able to signpost them to other services such as the Local Offer and Children’s Centers. Each child has a Key Person and a Tapestry based tracking and observation system, which parents can view at any time.


Our management team consists of:


  • Claire Buchanan: Manager, Level 3, SENDCO, PANCO, Lift off to Language, Deputy Safeguarding Officer and Behaviour speech & language coordinator, paediatric first aider.
  • Sarah Meadows: Deputy Manager, Level 3, Safeguarding officer, paediatric first aider, mental health first aider, lift off to language trained.
  • Shireen Done: Lead Practitioner, Level 5, 2 Year Old Coordinator, planning coordinator, paediatric first aider, PANCO, lift off to language trained 

Where to go

Wootton Village Memorial Hall
Bedford Road
MK43 9JB
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Time / Date Details

Time of day

Other Details

Age Bands
0-4 years old

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision

Special Needs

Has Provision

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Breakfast and snacks ONLY are provided by the pre-school

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision

Childcare Information

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report