40 Years of Busy Bees

WELCOME TO BUSY BEES

Nursery in
Ashford

Rated Good by Ofsted

11 Reviews

Busy Bees

READY TO TAKE YOUR FIRST STEPS?

Book your visit today Use our funding calculator

New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01233 637430

Opening Times:

From 08:00 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Here, at Busy Bees Ashford Godinton, there are endless opportunities for every child to unleash their full potential with the wide range of exciting activities and engaging learning resources available.  

To allow your little one to develop at their own pace, each of the bright and airy rooms are tailored with fantastic facilities to suit each age and developmental group. As well as our wonderful nursery rooms, your little one can continue to explore their independence outdoors and enjoy the woodland area. 

Providing children with the best start in life is of paramount importance to us, and our highly experienced team will support your child throughout each stage of their development by following the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework. With amazing learning opportunities on offer for the children, to help prepare them for the next steps in their educational journey.  

Do you want to keep a structured sleeping routine for your little one? We have a comfortable, separate sleep room available, for your child to have the rest they require. 

Keep up to date on your little one's time at nursery through the ‘ParentZone’ app, where our caring team will regularly provide you with updates on what your little one has been up to.  

Want to learn more about the excellent facilities and meet the enthusiastic team? Book a visit today, we look forward to welcoming you to our nursery in Ashford. 

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees at Ashford Godinton

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

Godinton Day Nursery

Lockholt Close

Ashford

Kent

TN23 3JR

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Kim Ziolkowski - Centre Director

Kim Ziolkowski

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Ashford Godinton

Here's a snapshot of just some of the wonderful facilities we offer at our Day Nursery in Ashford. 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.

CCTV
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.

Teacher
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.

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

UP
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 Ashford Godinton

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’ve got 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 nursery in Ashford:   

Breakfast 

Fresh fruit with a selection of cereal or porridge.  

Morning Snack 

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

Lunch 

Fish cake or homemade sweet potato burgers with new potatoes, peas, and homemade tomato ketchup. Followed with banana and yoghurt for dessert, served with a cup of water.  

Afternoon Snack 

Fresh fruit or vegetable sticks served with a cup of milk or water. 

Early Evening Snack 

Homemade Spaghetti on toasted muffin, served with a cup of water. 

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

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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 Ashford 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 Ashford Location

Situated on the secure grounds of Godinton Primary School you will find our nursery in Godinton just a 6-minute drive from the M20 at Junction 9.  

For those arriving by car, there is on-site parking available to make collections and drop-offs as safe and seamless as possible. 

Arriving via public transport? There are bus stops available a short walk away on Maple Close and Springwood Drive served by bus routes 519, G Little & Often and WS1. 

With excellent motorway and rail links we are in the perfect location for commuting parents. 

Find the exact location of Busy Bees at Ashford Godinton by using our What3Words:

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

Reviews

Josh R.

23/02/2024

"Staff are amazing "


Katie O.

16/01/2024

"Friendly staff & my little boy is always very happy to go in on his nursery days. "


Lauren G.

10/01/2024

"The most lovely nursery around! My daughter is doing so well here and I am beyond happy with the nursery staff. Couldn’t recommend enough"


Keighley T.

02/11/2023

"Lovely nursery, my daughter enjoys it very much. We love seeing her pictures on parent zone and all of her observations. Super friendly staff always smiling and very welcoming. "


Chelsea H.

05/10/2023

"Amazing team and support my children to the best intentions possible!"