The Buzz


Join us for some crafty Christmas activities and festive frolics on Saturday 9th December from 10 am-12 noon at Bishops Sutton Village Hall.

Kids can make some sparkly decorations and decorate a Christmas biscuit and mum and dad can enjoy a coffee and cake in our cafe.

Tickets cost £3 per child and include all activities, glitter tattoos and a biscuit to decorate.

Real Christmas trees will also be available to buy in the hall car park!

Hope to see you there!




From January 2018 Busy Bees Preschool will be offering the 30 hours Extended Government Funding with flexible drop off and pick up during term time. Rated ‘good’ in all areas in a recent Ofsted inspection and based in a lovely rural location in Bishops Sutton Village Hall, Busy Bees takes funded and non -funded children from the age of 2 years up to school age.

New session times will be as follows:

  • Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 8.30am to 12 o’clock
  • Tuesday & Thursday : 8.30am to 2pm

To find out if you are eligible for the extended 30 hour childcare, access the ‘Childcare Choices’ website before the end of November. If you would like to find out more or would be interested in visiting Busy Bees Preschool, please contact either or call our team leader, Debbie on 07815 166687.


Join us on Sunday 12th November for our Festive Food fair – everything you need to eat, drink and be merry over the festive period!

Tastings, demos, cafe, raffle and lots of tasty ideas and inspiration for festive dining and entertaining from local producers.

Tickets are available in advance from Busy Bees Preschool or on the day for £5 per person. Kids go free.

Exhibitors include the Winchester Distillery who will be doing tastings and selling bottles of of their lovely Hampshire Gin and Twisted Nose ranges of gins, and Itchen Valley Brewery who will be doing tastings of their real ales and beers as well as selling pints on the day.

More exhibitors will be announced shortly!

For more information about the event or if you are a local food or drink producer / restaurant interested in taking a table, please call Jo Hilder on 07769 708940 or email


Busy Bees Preschool in Bishops Sutton will be holding a Bags2School collection on Wednesday 27th September. The scheme allows schools to raise funds by collecting unwanted clothing, shoes and bags for reuse and recycling.

All donations of clothing, shoes and bags are gratefully received and help raise much needed funds for our preschool.

Its a great excuse to have a clear out! If you have clothes to donate please drop them down to Bishops Sutton Village Hall any weekday between 9 am – 12 noon or call Jo on 07769708940 for possible collection.


Sunday 29th October 10 am – 12 noon

Bishops Sutton Village Hall

Join us for tricks, treats and a morning of Halloween crafts, fun and activities. Pick and carve a pumpkin and make Halloween decorations ready for the big day. Mum and Dad can relax with a cuppa and a cake in our cafe. Entry costs £3 per child and includes craft activities and a Halloween biscuit to decorate. Pumpkins available to carve for £2. For more information visit , email or call Jo on 07769 708940.


Considering child care or preschool options for your child? Busy Bees Preschool in Bishops Sutton near Alresford is holding an open  morning at Bishops Sutton Village Hall on Saturday 8th July from 9.30-11.30am.

In our 25th year and under new management, Busy Bees takes children funded or unfunded from 2 years up to school age.

There will be exciting things to play with, inside and out, and activities that give you an insight into the educational fun and learning through play that happens every week day at Busy Bees, including Beat Babies music sessions and yoga.

For more information or to book a place for the open morning, contact us through Facebook, email or call Debbie on 01962 809918 9am to 12 noon weekdays or or on 07815 166687.



Gloop is simple to make and fantastic messy play fun. The feeling and sensation is like nothing else, hard and resistant when pressed, but fluid and runny when not! Activities such as these are great fun, but also really help pre-school children with preparation for writing. The resistance is great for strengthening the muscles in their hands and helps improve their fine motor skills.



Life is a very stressful thing which we all have to deal with on a daily basis. For you and your family, every day there are choices to be made. So why make it a battle of wills if you don’t need to? It took me a while to cotton on to this fact with my own children, but once I did, life became so much better. Don’t get me wrong, it was still stressful and we all needed ‘time out’ from each other now and again, but it was noticeably better