40 Years of Busy Bees


Nursery in
Hemel Hempstead

Rated Good by Ofsted

5 Reviews

Busy Bees


Book your visit today Use our funding calculator

New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01442 266119

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:15 Mon - Fri

With a wide range of exciting activities and resources to explore, there is never a dull day at Busy Bees Apsley nursery in Hemel Hempstead. We welcome children from babies through to pre-schoolers, caring and nurturing them along their nursery journey until they make the leap to the next stage of their education journey. 

Everything we do is tailored around giving the best to your child. From encouraging refreshing outdoor play, to refining motor skills with construction toys, to developing handwriting and reading to tucking into nutritious food throughout the day -, we want the best for your little one.

The carefully thought-out activities are regularly rotated by our expert nursery team to ensure your child is stimulated with something different each day. To best support them on their education journey, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum.

Want to learn more about the fantastic facilities and meet the friendly team at Busy Bees nursery Apsley? Book a visit today!

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees in Apsley

We understand that parents and carers lead busy lives, and we want to do everything possible to help. That’s why Busy Bees in Apsley 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 in Apsley

Mill Street


Hemel Hempstead



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Diane Chichester Miles

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees in Apsley

Here's a snapshot of just some of the wonderful facilities we offer at our Day Nursery in Hemel Hempstead. 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 are 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 2 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 in Apsley

It can sometime be tough to get children to eat good, healthy foods which promote steady growth and development. Our kitchen team thinks of inventive ways to get the most goodness possible into every mealtime at our Apsley nursery. 

The fees you pay include all meals, drinks, and snacks prepared on-site by our nursery chef. 

Get a taste of what your child could expect to enjoy while at our nursery in Hemel Hempstead: 


Fresh fruit with a selection of cereal or porridge. 

Morning Snack

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


Tuna or mixed bean pasta bake with peas or sweetcorn, followed by fresh fruit, with a drink of water.

Afternoon Snack

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

Early Evening Snack

Herby mixed potato wedges and red peppers with ranch dip, followed by apples and sultanas.

For further information about how we promote healthy eating and to read our NHS-accredited menu in full, please take a look at 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? If eligible, you could be entitled to up to 570 or 1140 hours of funded childcare, depending on your eligibility and your child's age, 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 Hemel Hempstead 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 Hemel Hempstead Location

Our Busy Bees nursery in Hemel Hempstead is located in a small suburb called Apsley, just a five-minute drive from the centre of town. Our nursery’s location is in a prime position for those looking for childcare from neighbouring areas such as Felden and Bennetts End. 

Travelling to our Apsley nursery via public transport? The Apsley Railway Station bus stop (Stop B) is a mere 12-minute walk, while the London Road bus stop is only a seven-minute stroll. 

We also have a handy buggy store for those who wish to leave strollers while their child stays with us. 

Easy collection and drop off is possible with parking available on-site for parents who arrive by car. 

Find the exact location of Busy Bees in Apsley by using our What3Words:


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 Hemel Hempstead. Book a visit today to arrange a personal tour to see Busy Bees Nursery Hemel Hempstead for yourself.


Shaylee M.


"Really caring and safe place which has developed my child's confidence."

Nadine J.


"Very caring staff"

Natalia S.


"Super "

Krishna H.


"The staff are great and friendly. My son had developed so many skills and adapted so well to the environment. His independent skills have also grown so well. I am proud of my choice of sending him to Busy Bees Apsley, they sure make it a fun environment for the children. "

Katy1 P.


"Been using Busy Bees in Apsley for 7 years and never had any real problems. "