Press Releases

Pudsey goes on pointe for school’s fundraising



A local school’s efforts to raise cash for the BBC’s Children in Need has seen Pudsey take over its rehearsal of the famous Nutcracker ballet. Though too big for a tutu and ballet slippers, Pudsey led the early years and infants class from Lyncroft House Preparatory School through the classic moves ahead of its upcoming Christmas performance. The s...


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UK'S LEADING CHILDCARE PROVIDER, BUSY BEES, JOINS FORCES WITH CANADA’S LEADING PRIVATE CHILDCARE PROVIDER, BRIGHTPATH, TO DELIVER BETTER OUTCOMES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN OVERSEAS



Busy Bees group, the UK’s leading childcare provider, is delighted to announce the acquisition of BrightPath in Canada, marking its second international move in two years. Read more


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Local, family-run care provider shortlisted for two national awards



DE Healthcare, a local organisation that provides quality care for adults with learning disabilities across Staffordshire, has been shortlisted for two accolades in the National Learning Disabilities and Autism Awards 2017. Read more


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Ingestre Park Golf Club announces Chase Grammar School as lead sponsor



Staffordshire-based Ingestre Park Golf Club have named Chase Grammar school as their new lead sponsor at an official launch event (Tuesday 16th May). The sponsorship comes as the Golf Club launch their new initiative to encourage more young people into the sport.  Click here to read more


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Apprentices across the country recognised at stunning Graduation Event



When it comes to glitzy award ceremonies, very rarely do you associate them with the hard-working early years childcare sector, but Busy Bees Training has, this week, hosted its annual event for the 250 apprentices who have completed their programme over the last 12 months.  Click here to read more


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New Mum and TV presenter Anna Williamson Supports Child Safety First Campaign in Bishop’s Stortford



Acclaimed TV presenter and life coach Anna Williamson is calling for more parents to learn life-saving skills, after taking part in a paediatric first aid training session, delivered by Busy Bees Training Academy. Read more


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Busy Bees Nursery Chef wins National Baking Competition



Staff, parents and keen bakers from Busy Bees nurseries across the country have been showcasing their culinary creations for the final of a national biscuit competition in partnership with Burton’s Biscuits.    Click here to read more


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TALENTED BAKERS FROM BUSY BEES NURSERIES MAKE THE FINALS OF NATIONAL COMPETITION



Budding bakers with a taste for healthy snacks at Busy Bees nurseries have been named as finalists in a national baking competition. As part of a ‘Healthy Biscuit Happy Me’ competition, a national contest organised by Busy Bees Childcare in partnership with the UK’s number of biscuit maker, Burton’s Biscuits, staff members and parents from Busy Bee...


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Busy Bees launches new campaign to encourage parents to never miss a “wow moment” in partnership with leading childcare tech developer



  Busy Bees Childcare is launching a campaign to bring nursery staff and parents closer together and ensure that they never miss out on important milestones or “wow moments” while away from their children.   Click here for press release


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Beyond Results Day: Why We Should Offer Alternative Routes to GCSEs



Fay Gibbin, Training Manager at Busy Bees Early Years Training Academy, part of the Busy Bees nursery group, currently oversees over 1000 childcare, management and catering apprenticeships as well as 20 short courses delivered at each of the 12 venues throughout the country. Here, Fay offers her thoughts on contending with the Government’s GCSE reg...


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Rhoscolyn Pub Welcomes New ‘Rookie’ from Holyhead



The White Eagle in Rhoscolyn has announced the appointment of a new ‘Rookie’ to their hospitality training programme, The Hub at 16 Hospitality. Lara Sillence, 16, from Holyhead has joined the pub’s talented back of house team and will be working closely with them, learning the tricks of the trade as the longstanding team share all their experience...


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Busy Bees Celebrates Erasmus Bid Success with Dutch Childcare Partner



Busy Bees Early Years Training Academy, part of the Busy Bees childcare group, has made significant steps to strengthen its relationship within the European childcare community by successfully bidding for an Erasmus grant to offer mobility opportunities at Small Steps nursery group in The Netherlands. Click here for the press release


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‘Cutting’ edge barber’s comes to Birmingham’s Bullring



One of the UK’s leading barbers, with venues in four of the country’s biggest cities, will be opening its biggest store yet in Birmingham’s world-famous Bullring Shopping Centre on the 17th August 2016. The ultimate luxury for both ‘scoundrels and gentlemen’ alike, BarberBarber prides itself on impeccable service and extensive knowledge in the craf...


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SPRING HAS SPRUNG AT DE HEALTHCARE!



Clients and staff at Uttoxeter-based DE Healthcare had a spring in their step after hosting a ‘how does your garden grow’ event. DE Healthcare is a family-run care provider that supports people with severe learning disabilities. Its clients were given the chance to plant sweet peas, tomatoes and sunflowers as well as decorate their very own plant p...


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Goostrey Pub to Welcome Visitors for Food & Drink Festival



The Crown in Goostrey are proud to announce their inaugural Food & Drink Festival, building upon the success of the pub’s beer festivals in previous years, to include a host of local suppliers and businesses. Come rain or shine, guests will be treated to a weekend of fantastic produce to sample from all across Cheshire and the British Isles, includ...


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National Training Provider and Birmingham Children’s Charity Team Up to Deliver Free Paediatric First Aid to Families in Birmingham



Busy Bees Early Years Training Academy, part of the Busy Bees childcare group, has teamed up with Ronald McDonald House Birmingham, to campaign for more people in the region who regularly care for under-5s, including parents, grandparents and childcare professionals, to become sufficiently skilled and confident in the basics of Paediatric First Aid...


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CHILDREN’S NURSERY, BUSY BEES AT HASLEMERE, CELEBRATES FABULOUS REFURBISHMENT



Busy Bees nursery at Haslemere, formerly known as Busy Bees Caring Day Care, will be opening its doors to new and existing parents in the area to show off their stunning new refurbishment. On Saturday 11th June, the nursery is holding a family summer fun day from 10am - 1pm for prospective parents, Busy Bees parents and the wider community to come ...


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Oysters and Champagne



Rhosneigr Pub’s Bank Holiday Event Hailed as Huge Success  The Oyster Catcher in Rhosneigr welcomed both locals and holiday-makers across the Bank Holiday weekend (27th-29th May) to sample fresh local oysters and top-quality champagne. Originally scheduled to run across the Saturday and Sunday only, thanks to its huge success and consistently high ...


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Busy Bees celebrates as Co-founders Marg Randles and John Woodward win EY Entrepreneur(s) of the year 2016



Busy Bees is celebrating this morning after midland-based co-founders Marg Randles and John Woodward were announced as EY Entrepreneur(s) Of The Year at an awards dinner in Birmingham last night. Held at the Birmingham Council House and hosted by Breakfast Business presenter, Steph McGovern, the awards dinner honoured local business leaders across ...


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National Training Provider Teams up with Children’s Charity and Calls for All to Put ‘Child Safety First’



Busy Bees Early Years Training Academy, part of the Busy Bees childcare group, has teamed up with national independent charity Ronald McDonald House Charities, to campaign for more people who regularly care for under 5s, including parents, grandparents and childcare professionals, to become sufficiently skilled and confident in the basics of Paedia...


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Morris Dancers Pay a Visit to Family-Run Care Provider DE Heathcare



A group of light-footed Morris Dancers gave an energetic performance on a recent visit to a Uttoxeter-based care provider. DE Healthcare, which provides vital support services to people with learning disabilities, Down’s Syndrome, Autism and other complex needs in the region, welcomed the Leek Morris Dancers into its new community facility, The Hub...


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Busy Bees Training Academy Respond to new GCSE requirements for Early Years practitioners



From September, those wishing to pursue a career in childcare must have GCSE grades C or above in Maths and English, with alternative equivalent qualifications no longer accepted, in line with new regulations brought in by the Government. However, campaigners argue that the new requirement will lead to "catastrophic" staff shortages and should be s...


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Top Birmingham Chef joins the Search for Birmingham’s Next Young Culinary Star



Secondary school students from across Birmingham and the surrounding region have been invited to don their chef whites and put their culinary skills to the test for Busy Bees Training Academy’s ‘Greens to Gourmet’ Cookery Challenge 2016. Building on the success of last year’s inaugural competition, which was won by 14 year-old Tre Whitelock from Wh...


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Busy Bees Training Response to new report criticising Apprenticeships for ‘failing young people’



Training Manager Fay Gibbin at Busy Bees Training Academy, part of the Busy Bees nursery group, has responded to The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission report, which found that those starting apprenticeships aged under-25 rose by just four percent from 2010-14, despite the government’s best efforts. In a report submitted to the Commons Se...


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Acclaimed Author to Visit Nursery as Busy Bees Training Announces the Winner of its National Storytelling Competition



Apprentices from Busy Bees nurseries across the country captured the imaginations of young book worms as they brought stories to life and created their own story sacks as part of a competition by Busy Bees Training. The competition was launched to mark National Storytelling Week – an annual event hosted by the Society for Storytelling. Busy Bees nu...


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BUSY BEES IS LAUNCHING A NEW NURTURING PROGRAMME WHICH WILL ENHANCE THE MATHS SKILLS OF CHILDREN IN EARLY YEARS EDUCATION



Busy Bees will be launching its second nurturing programme, the ‘Nurturing Problem Solving to Mathematics Programme’, to aid and refresh young children to problem solve every day challenges  within play and bring traditional games that build on how maths is taught to children in early years education. The latest childcare enhancement was inspired b...


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16 Hospitality brings fresh talent to the hospitality industry with new training programme ‘The Hub’



16 Hospitality has announced the launch of The Hub, a new training program offering some of the most varied and ‘hands-on’ hospitality training in the UK. 16 Hospitality believes that people are at the heart of maintaining a successful hospitality business.  The new programme has been devised to draw on the exceptional talent of existing staff team...


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Busy Bees Acquires Kids 1st Nursery Group



Busy Bees has announced its latest acquisition of Kids 1st Nursery group, a private childcare provider with a portfolio of ten outstanding nurseries with one to be inspected and two to open, located in the North East of England which collectively offer 1221 registered places for children from three months to five years.   Busy Bees is the largest c...


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Trent & Dove Housing joins forces with Maplevale Developments to bring quality, affordable housing to Repton



Following on from the government’s spending review announcement, which will see the UK’s housing budget double to £2 billion, Trent & Dove Housing Association and Maplevale Developments Ltd celebrated the completion of a joint £2.4 million project on Milton Road, Repton, as part of their commitment to building more homes in rural areas.    Lord Tay...


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Managing Director and Co-Founder of Busy Bees Receives OBE from Prince William, recognising 32 years of outstanding contribution to children and families



Busy Bees, the largest childcare provider in the UK, has been honoured with receiving not one but two OBEs this year for outstanding individual contributions to childcare. This week co-founder and managing director Marg Randles was presented with her medal, whilst co-founder and CEO John Woodward will be receiving his medal for outstanding contribu...


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Breathing life back into The White Hart, Ampthill, Bedford



Thanks to a major refurb to the tune of £1.3 million, The White Hart is back in business and sitting pretty once more in the heart of the Georgian town of Ampthill in Bedford.  This stunning Grade 2 listed building had stood empty for a considerable number of years after various tenants tried and failed to make it as a bar, a nightclub and even a C...


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Goffs Orby Sale 2015



The legendary Goffs' sale draws top UK names in the horse racing world to bid on an international platform for Frnakel, Galileo and Sea the Stars offspring.  press release


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BEEFY’S at Hilton at The Ageas Bowl, Southampton



Cricket Legend Sir Ian Botham launches new steakhouse concept BEEFY’S at Hilton at The Ageas Bowl, Southampton  Click here for press release


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