Banstead Bunnies

 

A unique and welcoming setting providing a stimulating environment to advance your child’s development. 

What we do

We provide pre-school education for children aged 2 ½ years to 4 years.

EYFS

 

EYFS is the Early Years Foundation Stage. It is a curriculum designed by the Government’s Department of Education and regulated by Ofsted. It provides a structured pathway to develop children in readiness for full-time education. Each child at Bunnies completes their own fully documented Learning Journey during their time with us.

Muddy Bunnies Forest School

We provide an accredited Forest School at
our setting, giving children a chance to
explore and learn about the
natural world around them, develop their assessment of risks, and how to manage them,
learn some additional outdoor skills, and enjoy the benefits of being outdoors.

Forest school fun

Forest School covers a range of activities including fire building !

Sensory activities

Children have their senses challenged with a number of vibrant sensory resources

Reading time

The Bunnies library is well stocked and children can even borrow books to take home

Inclusion

Children spend time looking at and learning about a variety of different cultures, religions, ways of life, and people, and incorporating this into their play.

Outdoor activities

We have a flexible outdoor space where learning is combined with energetic play

Role Play

Children have the opportunity to play out grown up roles with each other

Testimonials

We were told how good your pre-school was when we were looking for somewhere for Wilfred all that time ago, and if anything you’ve exceeded the high expectations we had.  What makes Bunnies so special is the effort that you and your team make for the families you support, always going the extra mile.  Where else would we have got home visits for behavioural support and advice, and the emotional support that you’ve all given us throughout the past five years? I’m so grateful for everything that you have done, and continue to do, for us as a family.

Rich

Parent

Our daughter looks forward to every session at Bunnies. She talks fondly about all members of staff and is learning through stimulating activities.

Sarah Marshall

Parent

I just wanted to send a note to say thank you for everything you guys do at Banstead Bunnies. Our daughter absolutely loves going to preschool and looks forward to going every day.  We are so pleased that she has settled in so well and been getting positive feedback from her key worker on the Baby Days system. The additions of photos of the system is really helpful, as we usually get some details about her day from our daughter, but we find out a lot more from the photos.  It looks like you have lots of different activities every day.

Please say thank you to your team.

Kate B

Parent

The staff here are fantastic. As parents we get everything we could hope for. Bringing our son to Bunnies was the best decision we have made for him so far ! He is absolutely thriving with his Key Worker.

Emma Hill

Parent

“I have just been looking at the photo gallery of my lovely boy having such a wonderful time. We are so pleased he is in such a brilliant session – it is rare to find a team of such consistently fabulous staff, and we are very grateful!”

Laura Oldfield

Parent

My son was one of the first Bunnies that they had on her register. He was so well looked after, had fun, made some great friends and I had the confidence to go to work to build my own business knowing he was safe. When the time came for him to leave and go to school, he did so in a confident, well adjusted and balanced manner – that was mainly down to the wonderful staff and his Key Worker at Bunnies. Being the eldest in the academic year they ensured he was challenged, not pushed, and recognised his need for learning. Communication between parents and Bunnies staff has always been exceptional. He said the two best things about Bunnies were the teachers and Forest School

Katie Stopher

Parent and Business Owner, Pipsqueaks Performing Arts

Children thrive in this welcoming setting where they feel happy and safe. Staff are kind, caring and attentive. They get to know children well. This helps to promote children’s emotional well-being. There are high expectations for children’s behaviour. Children join in with the good range of opportunities and experiences on offer.

Children show an eagerness to learn, which prepares them well for future learning. All children make good progress from their starting points, including those who receive funded education and children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

Parents report that they love the setting and the opportunities it provides. They compliment the staff for their dedication and the level of care they provide for the children.

May 2022

Inspector, Ofsted

Management and staff continually pursue excellence in their practice and provision. Highly consistent staff practice supports all children to receive a high standard of care. Children are highly motivated and active learners. They quickly gain the skills they need for their future learning. They fully incorporate the views of parents and children, to continuously maintain a high-quality provision.

Jane Morgan

Inspector, Ofsted 2017

Children benefit from a well-organised, safe, welcoming and inclusive setting. They have very good relationships with staff, which helps them settle quickly. They show good levels of confidence and independence and are motivated to learn.

Rebecca Khabbazi

Inspector, Ofsted 2013

Registered in England and Wales as Company Number 7910707