BEEHIVE & BUZZ! CHILDCARE CIC

Facilities

Beehive is situated in a large building in the secure grounds of The Academy of Cuxton Schools (KS1 area), in the semi-rural village of Cuxton, nr Rochester, Kent.

W​e have four large playrooms, a smaller quiet room, two offices, and a wide variety of resources and equipment available for all children both inside and outside. Having four main play rooms means that we are able to keep our children in small groups according to age, giving them the benefit of a high ratio of adult input and care and plenty of space for them to develop and explore. We have an interactive touch screen white board, as used in school, for children as well as computers and suitable game consoles available for children of different ages to use. Honey room and our smaller quiet room, for our children in the year prior to starting school, are situated in the main Cuxton School building - so is a great stepping stone for transition to school.

We have a fully fitted kitchen enabling us to prepare fresh snacks and drinks throughout the day. Also we are able to run cooking activities for all the children. We have child sized toilets and hand basins (including disabled toilet facilities) and ramp access to the building.

CCTV is in operation.

Due to our connection with The Academy of Cuxton School, we have unrestricted use of the schools large secure outside playing areas, including tarmac playing grounds and large grassed playing fields, plus our own enclosed play area at the front of the school building.

As we are fortunate to have the use of these playing areas throughout the day, we are able to provide a full range of sports and playing equipment from bikes for ages 2-11, football equipment and lots more. Also we have been able to run large special events such as go-karting, picnics, etc.

We also have our own

exclusive fenced outside play area which is a mixture of both safety tarmac and a large grassed area, allowing us to have a mud kitchen, planting and growing, covered wildlife pond, outside equipment