Busy Bees at Westminster

Call Lindsay on 0207 2224459

84a Horseferry Road

Opening Times

7.30am to 6.15pm, Monday to Friday

Ages Taken

0-5 years
  • Good Ofsted, September 2014 – Click here to see our report
  • Online learning journal system in conjunction with ParentZone
  • Garden area to provide a challenging experience and growing opportunities for all ages
  • secure access system for your peace of mind
  • Great travel links and easy access from 4 Train stations (St James Park, Westminster, Vauxhall and Victoria) and 2 main bus lines (507 and 88)
  • Bright, spacious, well-equipped rooms that are stimulating learning environments
  • Experienced, happy, enthusiastic staff team that are fully trained and qualified
  • Nappies and wipes inclusive for all ages
  • Excellent rotating 4 weekly menus, all food is freshly prepared on the premises using fresh ingredients. To make nutritious meals
  • 5 out of 5 stars for Food Hygiene
  • Our Imagination Station – Develop children’s imagination through different themes
  • Wake and Shake – A song and dance routine which energises the children for the day ahead


Why You Will Love Our Nursery

Busy Bees at Westminster is ideally located on Horseferry Road, next to the Home office. We have 4 main Train stations near us, St James Park, Victoria, Vauxhall and Westminster, the 507 and 88 Buses stop just outside the Nursery. The nursery has a coded security system and there is CCTV to give parents peace of mind when they leave their child. We were rated Good in our last Ofsted inspection with seven elements of outstanding in December 2009.

The nursery has 5 spacious rooms for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years. All the rooms are brightly decorated and arranged to offer each child the chance to explore and investigate their environment, to aid them to learn the skills they need to develop into confident, happy children. We have an outdoor play area which offers the children the opportunities to learn about the environment around them.

Our nursery chef Sarah is committed to providing nutritious and healthy meals for the children. The nursery has achieved the highest rating of 5 out of 5 stars from the Westminster Foods Standard Agency. The 4 week rolling menus offer a varied range of foods and any dietary requirements can be catered for by our dedicated Chef.
Children are encouraged to make choices in play creating opportunities to engage in activities that will promote the social development of language and communication, creativity, individuality, and to develop an interest in books. It is exciting to witness as children get older to see how their interest in science, phonics, stories, music and mathematics develops just simply by allowing children to follow their passion and own Interests. Each of our 5 rooms are fully equipped with age appropriate equipment that is stored at the children’s height to allow independent access. The older rooms use Our Imagination Station initiative set up that helps to expand the children’s minds and enhance their individuality. Pre–school is a great learning environment that helps to prepare the children for school. The children have independent access to all resources including a computer, sand, water and Art area.

Our staff team have a range of qualifications and experience from all around the world, which helps us in providing a high quality service for children and their families. Qualifications range from level 3 in childcare; to BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies and the Pre-school have a Qualified Teacher, all staff members also attend regular training to aid their knowledge and skills within the nursery. Each staff member is passionate about their role and builds strong relationships with their key children and their families in order to help each child to reach their potential, giving daily feedback to keep parents informed of their child’s progress each day. We also hold regular parents evenings where parents are able to speak to their child’s key person to see how their child is developing.

The nursery has an exceptional highly qualified team who are dedicated to delivering high quality childcare across all age groups, and who are supported by the National Support Centre with dedicated departments such as Health and Safety, Catering, HR, Estates and an EYFS Childcare team.

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Contact Busy Bees at Westminster

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Meet the Team

Lindsay Garstin

Nursery Manager

Hi, My name is Lindsay and I have been the Manager at Busy bees for 8 years.I am a Qualified Early Years Teacher and have spent many years working with reception and nursery children.

I get very excited when our children achieve even the smallest of goals, and love to spend time in the pre-school room teaching phonics or just joining in with the fun.

Our children are amazing and we also have some fabulous parents who love to get involved.

I feel very privileged to have been given this wonderful opportunity.

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Assistant Manager

My name is Sofia and I am a Qualified Early Years Teacher.I have experience with preschool ages and have been working in Nursery settings the last 6 years, both in England and Greece. In the setting I am also the Childcare Officer and I make sure that your little ones are taken care in the best possible way!
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Financial Administrator

My name is Anita I am the Administrator for Westminster. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Business studies. I work Monday, Wednesday and Friday and I am here to help with all financial requirments.
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Room Manager

My name is Faye and I am the Room Manager in the Turtle Room working with babies from 3 months to 12 months old. I have experience in working in private settings and I have been working with children from 0 to 2 years old for the last 7 years!
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Room Manager

My name is Teresa and I am the Ladybirds Room Manager. I am a dedicated and qualified early childhood teacher with QTS and I have a passion for children’s learning and care. I have experience working in preschool environments with children aged 3-5 years old.
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Early Years Professional

My name is Cara and I have a Level 3 in Childcare. I am working throughout the Nursery, supporting every room that needs my help. As a mother myself, I am very caring and ensure the children around me are healthy, safe and happy!
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Hello, I am Molly and I am the Nursery's Chef! I have a Level 2 on Food Safety and Catering and currently working on the Level 3. I love cooking and want all the children to be tasting a variety of food when they are in the setting!
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Early Years Educator

My name is Vanessa. I have a CACHE level 3 NVQ in Children's care, Learning and Development. I currently work in the Dragonfly room with the children aged 18 months - 2 years. I also run the Cooking Club of the nursery, where children can join and learn while having fun!
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Early Years Educator

My name is Samira and I currently work with the children aged 12 months- 18 months in the Bumblebee room. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Studies with Hons. I love physical play and exploring the garden with our little ones!
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Early Years Educator

My name is Maria and I currently work in the Dragonflies Room. I hold a level 3 in Early Learning and Childcare and in my current role I am responsible for delivering creative learning and play activities to children 18-24 months.

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Parent Representatives for Busy Bees at Westminster


Our Daughter has been attending Busy Bees since 11 months and as a first time parent its always hard to know if you are selecting the best placement for your child. I Knew Busy Bees was the right choice for us when our daughter crawled into the baby room eager to explore and didn't become unsettled once during her settling in sessions.
"We have been really pleased with the high standard of care. Our daughter has progressed in all aspects and flourished under the care of her key workers. I have been touched by the warm welcome we receive every morning and the quality and care that goes into every piece of artwork sent home at special occasions such as mothers day. I would highly recommend Busy Bees at Westminster."
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