Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families Nadhim Zahawi MP visited local nursery Busy Bees Westminster to discuss important challenges affected the early years sector with staff.
During the tour, Mr Zahawi witnessed how the Busy Bees children are encouraged to learn through play activities. These included bespoke learning enhancements, created by the Busy Bees team, such as Babble to Chatter and Shake and Write. Both enhancements provide young children with a strong foundation needed to develop key communication skills. At the end of the tour Mr Zahawi was presented with a card and cut out paper hands made into a bouquet by the children.
Mr Zahawi said: “The Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2018: Promoting Opportunity is a prestigious award and it was a privilege to meet the dedicated staff at Busy Bees who are clearly very passionate about early education and supporting children in their early development.
“We want to continue to boost the status of the early years profession, which is why we are working with the sector to improve qualifications and develop a new early years apprenticeship. I want to say a big thank you to all providers like Busy Bees who are helping us to deliver the best outcomes for all children.”