Welcome to Bees At The Hive Pre-school, Peterborough

Bees At The Hive Pre-school is a pre-school in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.

It is managed by the Early Years Alliance which provides flexible, affordable and quality childcare across England.

We offer 32 Ofsted-registered places per session, and are assessed as 'Good' by Ofsted.

Our committed, friendly and well-qualified nursery team provides high quality care and learning for children aged between 2 and 4 years. 

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) with a focus on learning through play and actively encourage parents to become involved in the life of the pre-school. 


To make an enquiry fill out our online enquiry form


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Opening times

We are open from 9:00am - 12:00 noon, and 12:00 noon - 3:00pm, Monday to Friday, during term time (38 weeks of the year), excluding bank holidays and three staff training days. 


We offer

  • Funded childcare for qualifying two year olds and all three and four year olds
  • Safe, friendly and fun place for you and your child
  • Ofsted registered
  • Healthy snacks and drinks
  • Setting with easy access
  • Achieved the Alliance Reflecting on Quality Award
  • Learning through indoor and outdoor play activities
  • A well-qualified, kind and caring team
  • Encouragement to all staff to continue their professional development and attend regular training
  • A dedicated person to give focused support to your child
  • Termly parent consultation days

Find out more 

To arrange a visit please contact Ann, Deputy or Claire, Manager on 01733 842509, or email bees@eyalliance.org.uk

To make an enquiry fill out our online enquiry form


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About us

Child drawingBees At The Hive Pre-school offers a stimulating approach to early years development and learning for very young children.

Within a safe, friendly and fun environment, children are supported by qualified, caring staff in developing a wide range of skills and interests. The children enjoy learning through play experiences in bright indoor and outdoor play areas with exciting outings planned regularly. 

We are managed by the Alliance, one of the largests providers of childcare in England with over 50 years experience delivering childcare and practical, professional support to early years practitioners.

Our pre-school plans its activities in accordance with the EYFS with a strong focus on exploratory, imaginative play and healthy eating.

We recognise and understand the huge benefits that free flow play has on the positive development of very young children. 

Every child in our care is supported by a key person who understands their individual needs and offers special care and support to them. 

Rigorous health & safety and safeguarding policies and procedures are in place to ensure that every child is protected and feels safe and happy with us.  


Children in the rain


FeesBees display boards

Children aged 2 - 3 years - £18.00 per session (to be reviewed in April 2022)

Children aged 3 - 4 years - £15.00 per session (to be reviewed in April 2022)
















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Find Out More 

To arrange a visit please contact Ann, Deputy or Claire, Manager, on 01733 842509, or email bees@eyalliance.org.uk

To make an enquiry fill out our online enquiry form




Our Team

Our well qualified, committed and experienced team work hard to create a caring and learning environment in the pre-school. We know that every child develops differently and at different times. Every child has a key person who understands their individual needs and interests. This helps us to ensure that every child feels involved, stimulated and happy in our care.

We follow rigorous staff recruitment, selection and supervision procedures to ensure that anyone joining our team undertake relevant security checks including Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure, references and qualification checks. Parents are reassured knowing that child protection and safeguarding underpins every aspect of our practice and will continue to remain a priority for us.

Your child's 'key person'

Every child who joins the pre-school receives support from an experienced member of the team. They are responsible for your child’s individual needs and known as the ‘key person’. The key person is your main point of contact however all pre-school staff are happy to feedback on your child’s developmental progress on a daily basis or discuss any concerns with you. They will also keep records of your child’s progress and achievement, which are always available for you to see and contribute towards.

Your child’s key person will make time to find out from you about your child’s interests, likes, dislikes and special requirements. Please share any important or useful information when you register your child and throughout their time with us. This helps us to give your child the most appropriate care and learning to suit their developmental, emotional and physical needs. You can access and contribute your views to your child's progress and achievements in their records.

Our managers                 

Claire - Manager, Level 4, Child Protection Lead

Ann - Deputy Manager, Level 3, Child Protection Lead, Senco Lead.

Our Key Persons

Claire - Manager - Level 4.

Ann - Deputy Manager - Red Group, Level 3.

Bev - Senior Practitioner - Purple Group, Level 3.

Jeanette - Green Group, Level 2.

Ellie - Blue Group, Level 6.

Chloe - Yellow Group, Level 3.

Marianna - Blue Group, Level 2.

Find out more 

To arrange a visit please contact Ann, Deputy, or Claire, Manager, on 01733 842509, or email bees@eyalliance.org.uk

To make an enquiry fill out our online enquiry form



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Do you currently have spaces available?

Yes we do. Please contact us to discuss which days and times you need.

Do you offer funded entitlement for 3 year olds?

Children are eligible for the funding in the term following their third birthday. The funding is available for 15 hours per week.  

Do you offer funded entitlement for 2 year olds?

Children from households receiving certain benefits might be entitled to funded childcare for 15 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year, starting term after their second birthday. Please talk to a team member for more details.

Do you offer the extended 30 hours free entitlement?

Children who are eligible for the extended 30 hours funding are entitled to able to recieve this at the start of the term following their third birthday. Please talk to a team member for more details. 

What sessions do you offer?

We open 9:00am - 12:00 noon, and 12:00 noon - 3:00pm, Mon - Fri, during term time.

What are your fees?

Each three hour session which is not covered by funding currently costs £13.50 for 3 & 4 year olds, and £16.00 for 2 year olds.

Do you provide hot meals?

Hot meals are not provided, but we do ask all children who attend an afternoon session to bring a healthy packed lunch with them. We have a healthy lunch box ideas leaflet if you would like to see it.

Please help us to remain a nut-free pre-school.

Water is freely available throughout the day.

A healthy snack and drink are provided during the pre-school session. Our notice board shows the snacks that we will be providing.

Are you able to accommodate children with different dietary requirements?

We can accommodate children with dietary needs. Please inform staff of any needs before your child starts at our pre-school.

What qualifications do your staff have?

All our staff are trained and experienced in childcare. One member of staff is an apprentice at the moment, while the others are qualified to Level 2, 3, 4 and 6.

All staff are Child Protection Trained.

All of our staff are First Aid Trained.

The Managers are SENCO Trained.

How many staff will be looking after my child? 

There are seven members of staff who all work a variety of sessions.

We also use experienced, qualified flexible workers.

Find out more 

To arrange a visit please contact Ann, Deputy or Claire, Manager on 01733 842509, or by email on bees@eyalliance.org.uk

Or you can make an enquiry via our online enquiry form





Contact Us

Claire Lennox, Manager 

Ann Macintosh, Deputy Manager

Bees At The Hive Pre-school,

c/o The Cresset, 




PE3 8DX.

Tel :  01733 842509

E:  bees@eyalliance.org.uk


Bretton Centre
United Kingdom
Tel: 01733 842509

"Thank you so much for all your kindness and for how much you've helped our daughter."

"Thank you for making our daughter's time at playgroup enjoyable and fun. She has loved every minute of it and because of you, she leaves a very confident happy girl, ready to go to school."

"Thank you for making me feel safe and happy at playgroup."

"Thank you all so very much for your help, support and kindness."

"Thanks to a wonderful team for all you have done for my children. It's been great."

"Thank you for your wonderful work, looking after my son this year."

"Thank you for all that you have done for my daughter since she has been at Bees At The Hive. She has changed so much from the day that she started, and she loved coming to pre-school and spending her time with all of you. You will be missed."

                                                                Girls sharing