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Busy Bees


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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 0161 928 9203

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Here at Busy Bees Altrincham, we offer excellent childcare so that every child receives the absolute best start in life with us. There is much to love about our wonderful nursery, from the plethora of fun-filled activities to our unique outdoor sensory classroom, rest assured your child will thrive during their stay at nursery.  

The highly experienced staff will support your child throughout each stage of their development, by following the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework. With the support from our very own Teacher, preschool children will receive guidance from professionally guided knowledge to further their development, so they are well prepared for the next steps in their educational journey.  

Our friendly, down-to-earth team go the extra mile to ensure that your child is safe, supported and well looked after whilst in their care. For the younger children, who still require that extra close care and attention, we provide comfortable cots and age-appropriate activities, as well as nappies, wipes and formula milk if required within the fees you pay.  

With our proactive and enthusiastic parent partnership group sessions you can join us to discuss innovative ideas and provide feedback to help enhance the service provided. We also regularly hold family fun stay and play sessions so parents and families can join in on the excitement.  

As well as all the fantastic resources provided at the nursery, you can continue the fun at home through our learning and development app, UP! Here you will find a wide range of resources, activities, information, and advice on how to support your child's learning at home.  

Want to learn more about our fantastic nursery in Altrincham? Book a visit today, and our friendly team look forward to welcoming you.  

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees at Altrincham

We understand that parents and carers lead busy lives, and we want to do everything possible to help. That’s why Busy Bees at Altrincham offers the flexibility of booking additional sessions for when you need them.​ Find out more about our nursery session booking app, Pebble.

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Busy Bees

Busy Bees at Altrincham

72 Ellesmere Road


WA14 1JD

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Emma Gilligan - Centre Director

Emma Gilligan

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Altrincham

Here's a snapshot of just some of the wonderful facilities we offer at our Day Nursery in Altrincham. Click on each facility to find out more.

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Car Parking
We offer ample parking on-site for your safety and convenience.

Buggy store
A safe place to store your pram while visiting the nursery.

Our nursery is fitted with CCTV for the safety and security of our team and the children in our care.

Secure Access
Our entrance ways are fitted with an intercom system and all access points are safe and secure.

Nappies and Wipes inclusive
Fees are all-inclusive to include nappies and wipes.

Formula Milk provided
Fees are inclusive to include formula milk if required.

Meals and Snacks Provided
All meals, drinks and snacks are prepared on-site by our chef and NHS accredited.

Outdoor Facilities
Our outdoor environment offers space to explore and take safe risks with the support of our team, aiding child development.

Sensory Room
Our Sensory Room is a relaxing space providing a unique sensory experience with activities and equipment to explore, engaging and stimulating children’s senses.

Parent Room
Our parent room is a dedicated safe space for us to get to know your family and you to speak in confidence with our nursery team about your child's nursery life.

Smart Board
Our Interactive Smart Board is used daily to bring learning to life and provides children with a hands-on approach with technology.

Funded Childcare
We offer government funded places for children aged 3 to 4 years, please speak to the Centre Director for more information.

We have a fully qualified Teacher in our pre-school room who delivers exciting learning opportunities, whilst ensuring statutory and legal welfare requirements are met for every child.

Foundation Class
The foundation class nurtures each child's natural curiosity within a structured framework providing pre-school children with an early introduction to school life.

We keep families informed through ParentZone, an online learning journal platform, which can be accessed via a smartphone app.

Exclusive to Busy Bees, UP is a learning and development app used by educators in our nursery and parents at home. Search ‘UP by Busy Bees’ on the app store to find out more.

Book Extra Sessions Online
We offer online booking for extra ad-hoc sessions at this nursery with Pebble.

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Food at Busy Bees at Altrincham

We know how tricky it can be to get little ones to eat food which will fuel their growth and development. To make parents’ lives as easy as possible, we have a delicious menu that includes all the good stuff to help support this!  

Even better – the fees you pay include all meals, drinks and snacks which are prepared on-site by our nursery chef each day.  

Get an idea of what your child could expect to eat while at our Altrincham nursery:   


Fresh fruit with a selection of cereal or porridge.   

Morning Snack 

Fresh fruit with wholemeal toast or baked goods, with a drink of milk or water.  


Vegetable nuggets with root vegetable mash and baked beans, followed by peaches with mixed berry sauce, with a drink of water.  

Afternoon Snack 

Fresh fruit or vegetable sticks with a drink of milk or water.  

Early Evening Snack 

Vegetable sticks followed by hummus and cucumber sandwiches or cheese sandwiches, with a drink of water. 

To learn more about our delicious NHS-accredited menu or read about how we encourage good eating habits at Altrincham, visit our ‘Eating Well’ page by following the link below. 

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5* Food Hygiene
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Our Fees

We believe in an open and transparent approach to nursery fees. 

Click the button below for weekly, daily, and session rates for our exceptional childcare. 

Did you know Busy Bees also offers government-funded childcare places for three and four-year-olds? If eligible, you could be entitled to up to 1140 hours of funded childcare each year for your child. Find out more on our ‘Funding Options’ page. Or alternatively, speak to your Centre Director to learn more. 

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Preparing for School

In order to best prepare the children for the next big chapter of their lives, Busy Bees do all that they can to support and celebrate the transition. All of the planned activities and experiences which take place within our Busy Bees Nursery in Altrincham are designed to provide a foundation of skills that will help them grow in becoming confident and capable learners.

Learn more about how we support the journey from nursery to school by taking a look at our "My Journey to School Tracker". To read more and learn about the other ways our expert team supports the transition to school level, take a look at our Starting School page.

Busy Bees Nursery Altrincham Location

You will find our nursery located on Ellesmere Road, just a 3-minute drive from the town centre and a 2-minute walk from the Altrincham Garrick Playhouse.  

For families arriving by car, we have an onsite car park to make collections and drop-offs as safe and seamless as possible.  

If you are visiting on foot, rest assured you can leave any prams or pushchairs in our secure buggy store. 

Arriving via public transport? You will find a bus stop a short walk away on Barrington Road, served by bus routes 245, 247, 19 and CAT 5. There is also a train station and tram service just an 8-minute walk away on Navigation Road.  

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Book a Tour

Our friendly, expert team of staff are always happy to welcome you and your child for a tour of the facilities on offer at our nursery in Altrincham. Book a visit today to arrange a personal tour to see Busy Bees Nursery Altrincham for yourself.


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