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The Honey Bee Preschool

Setting open.

We are a welcoming multicultral setting that is open for the whole community. We provide a warm yet fun and stimulating environment where each child is supported to achieve to their full potential. We offer a high adult to child ratio, mature, qualified and multi-lingual staff. We provide themed activities to promote children's learning and development following the early years foundation stage curriculum covering the six areas of learning. Our small outside space is used in a creative way to enhance children's learning. Outdoor learning is very important to us and we take children to the park, community garden and library on a weekly basis. Organic fruits/veg snack with milk/water are offered to all children.

This setting has signed up to offer Tax Free Childcare.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Soha Elsaman
Contact Position
Preschool Manager
0118 957 2318

Where to go

The Honey Bee Preschool
Valentia Road
RG30 1DL

We are located off Oxford Road and close to local amenities.

Time / Date Details

Session Information
Monday to Thursday 09:30 - 13:30

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£20 Per Session


Other notes

As highlighted in our recent Ofsted report, supporting children's communication and language skills is one of our key strengths. We effectively support the communication skills of a wide range of children for whom English is an additional language. Our children come from a wide range of backgrounds including Polish, Bulgarian, Nepalese, Chilean, Arab, Indian and Pakistani.

Inclusion Information

Special Needs

Has Provision
We are open to catering for children with special needs.

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
We cater for children with religious, medical and other dietary requirements.

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
We cater for all cultures within the local community.

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Possible vacancies available for all age groups contact pre-school directly for more details.
Date updated

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Additional 15 hours of *Free* childcare offered
Intending to provide 30 Hours?
30 Hours Partner Summary
Will consider working with other childcare providers to provide the 30 hour entitlement.

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 09:30 13:30
Tuesday 09:30 13:30
Wednesday 09:30 13:30
Thursday 09:30 13:30
Friday Close Close

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
27/09/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
21/01/2020Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

Contact Name
Soha Elsaman
Contact Telephone
0118 957 2318
Contact Email
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
Needs Level
SEN Provision Type
Local Offer Updated
Download more Local Offer details for Honey Bee Pre-school Local Offer ~ November 2021 here...

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.