Honey Bees

Honey Bees is Meadowfield's Specialist Intervention Nursery located at the school site. Its main purpose is to provide early educational support to children who have a learning need and provide support to parents regarding appropriate schooling for their child.

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Pre-school children with identified special needs can be referred through the local Specialist Teaching Service or Portage Service to receive specialist interventions either on or off site. These are supported by the team of specialist Teacher and Nursery Staff at Honeybees. It is intended that these approaches be complementary to each child’s existing provision in their mainstream settings therefore, most interventions are offered on a dual placement basis (meaning that children attend both specialist and mainstream settings each week).


Specialist interventions are allocated for 12 weeks in the first instance, taking place during the child’s pre-school year (ie age 3-4 years) and are reviewed regularly.

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The special nursery team provide advice and support to mainstream settings working with our pupils in order to ensure consistency of approach, effective strategies and realistic expectations before, during and after each child’s specialist intervention period.   

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Who's Who

Nursery Teacher - Georgia

Cover Supervisor - Sam

Nursery Assistants - Chelsea, Donna and Andrea

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At Honey Bees we appreciate that you, as parents/carers know your child best and have an invaluable contribution as their first teachers. We wish to establish a positive partnership with you and your family, which helps us build on those early foundations.

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We operate an ‘open door’ policy allowing you to visit whenever you wish or attend our play and stay sessions. We would ask that you meet with us once a term to celebrate your child’s progress. Your contributions towards your child’s learning and development are very important to us.

Parents of Children attending Honey Bees can access many parent/carer courses held at our MIDAS Centre, such as Early Birds.

Please feel free to contact Georgia (Nursery Manager) should you have any queries about specialist provision and interventions at Honeybees.

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Staff aim at all times to provide a safe and healthy environment for your child. You can help by:

  • Providing a healthy drink and snack.
  • Keeping staff informed of collection arrangements.
  • Ensuring staff have a current contact number.
  • Keeping staff informed of any medical needs.
  • Keeping your child home if they are unwell.
  • Supporting your child with self-help skills such as toileting/hand washing.
  • Providing suitable clothing/footwear appropriate for weather conditions and outside play.

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For all enquiries please call the school office on: 01795 477788

or email: office@meadowfield.kent.sch.uk