From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri
Located on Derby Road in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, you will find our sought-after day nursery and preschool. Housed in a converted church, the two-storey, listed building sits on the main road leading into Ashbourne Town Centre with great transport links for nearby Derby, Uttoxeter and close to the A515 and A52. Our caring and highly-skilled childcare team caters for children aged 12 weeks up to the age of 5 across individual rooms, specifically designed to provide tailored, age and stage-appropriate activities and experiences. We'd love to welcome your child to Busy Bees in Ashbourne. You can find everything you need to know in our Parent Pack, and if you’d like to look around feel free to book a visit.
We understand that parents and carers lead busy lives, and we want to do everything possible to help. That’s why Busy Bees at Ashbourne offers the flexibility of booking additional sessions for when you need them. Find out more about our nursery session booking app, Pebble.
Here's a snapshot of just some of the wonderful facilities we offer at our Day Nursery in Ashbourne. Click on each facility to find out more.
We offer ample parking on-site for your safety and convenience.
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.
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.
Our outdoor environment offers space to explore and take safe risks with the support of our team, aiding child development.
Our Sensory Room is a relaxing space providing a unique sensory experience with activities and equipment to explore, engaging and stimulating children’s senses.
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.
Our Interactive Smart Board is used daily to bring learning to life and provides children with a hands-on approach with technology.
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.
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.
Fees include all meals, drinks and snacks prepared on site by our nursery chef.Read more
Take a peek at our NHS accredited menus below.
If you'd like to speak to someone about your child's diet, talk to your centre director.See food menu
Here's some of the fun things we are getting up to in nursery.
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 Ashbourne 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.
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 Ashbourne. Book a visit today to arrange a personal tour to see Busy Bees Nursery Ashbourne for yourself.
"They are a lovely team of staff. My little boy enjoys going to nursery and it’s lovely to see his development from going. "
"Excellent in every aspect!"
"Fabulous friendly learning environment, my daughter loves going!"
"My daughter loves the nursery, all the staff are very friendly. "