40 Years of Busy Bees

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the best start in life

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Busy Bees runs 390+ exceptional nurseries spread right across the UK and Ireland - and more overseas. Whichever you choose, you'll find the rich learning opportunities and warm, nurturing environments that parents and children love.

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Your child's
best start in life

A child's early years are critical. Nobody knows that better than us, and nobody does more to make them count. With our specially designed nurseries, child-centred approach, and tailored care, we give every single Busy Bees child the very best start in life.

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Funding your childcare

It's not always easy to cover the costs of childcare, so we're really pleased to offer government funding options for children in England, Scotland and Wales - including 30 hours funded childcare.

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Customer reviews

Janine H.

Bicester Kingsmere

The team are brilliant. They handle all situations professionally and with genuine care. I am absolutely delighted that my son has been there from almost day 1 and he really enjoys going.

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Let's be safe, you and me

Every time you drop off your child at one of our nurseries, you trust us to take care of their safety, health, and happiness. We take that really seriously, and always have.

You'll spot Safety Buzz, our safety mascot, all around our nurseries, where he shows children how to look after themselves and others. We help children stay safe outside of nursery too; our unique Safety With Buzz programme is packed with activities and resources for parents and carers that teach children to understand risks and make safe decisions.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, health and safety has felt more important than ever. We're working with our nurseries all over the globe to share and learn together, so that we can always protect the families in our care.

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Latest News

Over 7 in 10 parents concerned lockdowns have set back their child’s social development.
Children's minister visits Busy Bees Edinburgh Park

Natalie Don MSP, Minister for Children, Young People and Keeping the Promise, recently visited Busy Bees Edinburgh Park nursery to see how an early years nursery team is delivering high-quality childcare in the city. 
 

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Over 7 in 10 parents concerned lockdowns have set back their child’s social development.
New Montessori nursery in High Wycombe now open

A brand-new Montessori nursery has opened in Loudwater, High Wycombe, providing high-quality care and early years education for 85 children, aged 3 months to 5 years.

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Over 7 in 10 parents concerned lockdowns have set back their child’s social development.
Busy Bees creates 300 apprenticeship roles

Busy Bees is looking to recruit 300 new apprentices across the UK as part of its continued investment in the future growth of the sector.
 

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Over 7 in 10 parents concerned lockdowns have set back their child’s social development.
Busy Bees Sutton Coldfield secures Outstanding Ofsted rating

A Sutton Coldfield nursery where staff ‘make learning interesting and fun’ has been given an ‘Outstanding’ rating by Ofsted.
 

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