40 Years of Busy Bees

One Busy Bees
Living our Values

Our values are fundamental beliefs and they form the foundation on which to perform and conduct ourselves, we would like to invite everyone to live our values every day.

Our Values

Our Values


We take care of the children entrusted to us and our dedicated staff. All are appreciated and diversity is valued


We maintain the highest standards in care and safety and provide exceptional early years education


We provide exceptional service and are integral to supporting parents bringing up children


We provide outstanding value for our families

Our Vision

To give every child the best start in life

Our Mission

Deliver high quality childcare and exciting opportunities for learning that give every child a head start as they prepare for school

Our Management Behaviours

  • We are obsessive about our values
  • We act with integrity and transparency in all our relationships and are approachable by any colleague
  • We have confidence and energy and inspire action
  • We know our numbers and keep improving them
  • We do what we say we are going to do and execute at speed
  • We will challenge, but always with respect, and will take difficult decisions

Our History

Our History

In 1983, three families, all involved in care and education, decided to take matters into their own hands after they were left frustrated by the lack of quality childcare available for their children.

In March 1984, the first Busy Bees nursery, ‘The Rocklands,’ was opened in Lichfield, Staffordshire.

Since then, Busy Bees has grown to become the largest provider of childcare in the UK.

The original founders are still very much involved in the running of Busy Bees, and the standards of childcare they demanded, for their own children back then, are still enthusiastically preserved in every facility managed by Busy Bees.

Busy Bees has become synonymous with quality care, and adopts a practical child-centred approach, where children are respected as individuals and encouraged to learn and develop at their own pace within a home from home environment.

The needs of the individual child are paramount in all our childcare facilities, and Busy Bees work together to create initiatives, supply resources and provide outstanding care to ensure every child’s interests, safety and happiness is central to everything we do.