Bees Knees

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 *******New Autumn 2014 - Extended Opening Hours*******

‘Children are warmly welcomed by the caring and understanding staff at this safe and spacious Pre-school’ Ofsted March 2011


Situated a mile outside Lymington, Bees Knees Pre-school is held in Boldre War Memorial Hall & provides a nurturing learning environment for children aged 2 & a half to 5 years. Our qualified experienced staff are trained to NVQ level 3 and our fantastic rural setting allows continous 'free-flow' indoor and outdoor play in a secure, fully enclosed play area.

Session Times Monday- Friday:
Start Times: 8.45am / 9.15am / 9.45am
Finish Times: 12.15pm / 12.45pm / 13.15pm or 2.45pm on Fridays



Bees Knees aims are:

  • to meet EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) learning goals through fun activities and prepare children for a happy transfer to school.
  • to work in partnership with parents in the provision of this childcare
  • to offer the children and their parents a service that promotes equality and diversity; and
  • to add to the life and well-being of the local community.

    The Pre-school is registered to take up to 26 children. We have five friendly, caring and qualified staff working on a ratio of one adult to four children for the under 3s and one adult to eight children for the over 3s. There is a Keyperson system in place in order to provide each child with as much continuity in care as possible.

    Bees Knees is Ofsted inspected and we received a "good" rating at our last inspection. We are also a member of the Pre-school Learning Alliance and Childrens Links who support pre-school groups nationwide.

    The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum is followed at the pre-school which covers the seven areas of development and learning which children follow until the end of their reception year of education.

    Please have a look at the rest of our website and we really look forward to welcoming you and your child at Bees Knees. If you would like to make an appointment for a look around please get in touch using the webform or call the phone number on the 'Contact us' page.
    Liz Power & Cathy Wakefield

    Registered Charity Number 1036289.