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Busy Bees nurseries celebrate 30 years

25th November 2013

Busy Bees

Last week Busy Bees nurseries up and down the country celebrated 30 years of business by dressing up as bees and holding tea parties for children, parents and staff. Usborne Organisers were also invited along, to over 150 Busy Bees nursery branches, to take part in the fun of the day and to hold book sales for parents and staff.

Usborne Books at Home, Marketing Director, Mark Franklin explains: "It is fantastic for Usborne to partner Busy Bees again this year and not only wish them a happy 30th birthday but also to read our very special Bees makes tea story in every nursery throughout the course of the day."  

Busy Bees Worcester

Usborne Organiser, Vicki Lymer, attended the tea party at Busy Bees Worcester and here she tells us about her day:

"I arrived at Busy Bees Worcester at 7.30am to meet and greet parents and carers and to seize the opportunity to show off Usborne's fantastic range of books.

Throughout the morning I was welcomed into each of the nursery rooms, for Babies, Toddlers and Pre-schoolers to read 'Bee makes tea'. When parents returned to collect their children I explained about the book reading and managed to secure over 50 sales!

The local newspapers visited in the afternoon and I was asked to appear in photos so that they could run an article on who I am and what I do, which was fantastic.

And to top it all off the nursery asked me to stay until 7pm as they were running a parents' party that evening and thought that I would be able to make more sales and secure some party bookings. It was a long 12 hour day, but well worth it!"

Usborne Books at Home staff join the party

Not wanting to miss out on the fun of the day, Thembi and Katy from Usborne Books at Home HQ went along to Busy Bees, Swindon to read Bee makes tea to the children there, who had a whale of a time listening to the story and enjoying their party.

Meanwhile, Marketing Director, Mark Franklin, attended the tea party at Busy Bees HQ in Burntwood, along with 2013 New Organiser Tara Wilson and Usborne Publishing Founder, Peter Usborne MBE. Peter treated the children to a special storytelling of Bee makes tea and presented prizes to children who had designed invitations to the Busy Bees celebrations.

Peter was hugely impressed with Busy Bees, noting how the company was similar in many ways to Usborne - started by families who simply wanted better for their own children and now making a difference to children everywhere.

Mark continues: "Through Usborne Books at Home's ongoing relationship with Busy Bees it is clear they are just as passionate about the importance of reading to children as we are and any way we can team up to promote this very important stage of development is welcome."

We hope this marks the beginning of a lasting partnership between Busy Bees nurseries and Usborne Organisers.

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