Broadwas Bumblebees Website design brief
Bumblebees aim to provide child-care of the highest quality, in a friendly, safe and stimulating environment.
Each child is treated as an individual and valued within the group, providing them the opportunity to develop at their own pace. Situated amidst the beautiful rolling countryside of the Teme Valley, Bumblebees is an independent setting, within the grounds of Broadwas C.E. Primary School.
Bumblebees is one of the most inspiring pre-schools that you could visit. They care so much for the children and provide them with exceptional care, but they were not marketing that at all. The new site needed to portray the excellent work that they were doing, their facilities, and their love of animals and their integration into the curriculum.
How I developed the website
I was delighted to involve the help from some of my Graphics students for creating this logo! I tasked 2 Year 13 Graphics students with drawing a ‘fun and friendly’ bee and then guided them with how this could be achieved. I then brought this together into a new logo for the Pre-School which was fun, uplifting and child-friendly.
We had a fantastic photoshoot at the school where the children really got involved in showing off their surroundings, and so were got some fantastic shots of the children involved in outside play, using the forest school area, enjoying the interior construction, using the ICT suite, experiencing animal care.
We ran with ‘hives’ and ‘bees’ as being the theme, and colour scheme of yellow, white and grey. This contrasts with many other childcare setting websites. We felt that it was important to show the playfulness and fun for the sake of the children, but not forget that adults need to navigate the site and find it easy to use, and professional. So a careful balance was drawn between those 2 needs. As such, the website is fun, bright and welcoming, but also easy to navigate, logical and well presented.
“We used Bear left studio to design and create a website for our Pre-School. From the start of the process to the very end we received a friendly, professional and prompt service which resulted in a great user friendly website that gives a great insight to life at our Pre-school.
Now the website is complete any updates are carried out promptly.
We are very happy with the service we have received and will recommend Bear left studio to others.