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Busy Bees


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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01292 268452

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Welcome to Busy Bees Ayr, your premier choice for childcare in Ayr! Conveniently located within the serene grounds of Ayr Hospital, just off the A77, our daycare centre provides a nurturing environment where your child can learn, play, and grow. 

Here at our nursery, we understand the importance of providing a stimulating environment for children to thrive. That's why we offer five bright and colourful rooms, each tailored to specific age groups, ensuring that every child receives the personalised care and attention they need to flourish.  

One of the highlights of our nursery is our commitment to outdoor learning. With access to our own secure gardens and nearby woodland trails, children can explore nature, engage in sensory experiences, and develop a love for the outdoors. 

We believe that healthy eating is essential for growing bodies and minds. That's why our onsite Chef takes pride in freshly preparing and cooking all our meals, which are accredited by the NHS. We cater to all dietary needs, ensuring that every child receives the nourishment they need to thrive. 

If you're seeking a nursery in Ayr that offers exceptional childcare, that allows your little one to unleash their full potential, your search ends here at Busy Bees Ayr! Book a visit today and experience first hand the warmth and joy that fills our nursery. 

Interested in learning more about Busy Bees Ayr? You can find everything you need to know in our Parent Pack.   

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees in Ayr

We understand that parents and carers lead busy lives, and we want to do everything possible to help. That’s why Busy Bees in Ayr 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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Nicole Smith - Centre Director

Nicole Smith

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees in Ayr

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

Children need nutritious food to get them through busy days. At our nursery in Ayr, we provide snacks, meals, and drinks for your child during their day with us, all of which are included in your nursery fees. 

Delicious and packed with all the natural goodness growing children need, our seasonal menus are NHS-accredited and are prepared with locally sourced ingredients. They're prepared on-site by our trained nursery chef, who would be happy to accommodate any dietary requirements or allergies, simply speak to your Centre Manager to find out more. 

On a typical day at Busy Bees, your child might enjoy: 


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.  


Cream cheese pinwheel followed by beef/turkey or lentils in gravy with new potatoes and broccoli, with a drink of water.   

Afternoon Snack 

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

Early Evening Snack  

Chef’s daily special, with a drink of water. 

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Our Fees

We believe in an open and transparent approach to nursery fees. Did you know Busy Bees also offers Funded Early Learning & Childcare for up for 1140 hours for all 3 and 4 year olds to help support parents with the cost of childcare? 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 Ayr 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 Ayr Location

Conveniently nestled within the grounds of Ayr Hospital, Busy Bees Ayr offers a central location ideal for families seeking reliable childcare. Situated just off the A77, our nursery is easily accessible, ensuring a smooth journey for both drop-offs and pick-ups. 

For those traveling by car, we provide onsite parking facilities, making drop-offs and collections a breeze.  

Arriving via public transport? The hospital is well served by various bus routes, offering convenient connectivity from different parts of Ayr and its surrounding areas. Whether you're arriving via bus or car, rest assured that reaching our nursery is hassle-free. 

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


Sharyn M.


"Lovely staff, pleasant environment, well organised, have peace of mind my little one is looked after well."

Kathleen P.


"My daughter went to Busy Bees Ayr and when I had my son, it was an easy decision to also send him there. All of the staff are friendly and professional, and clearly love working with the children. Each time my son is there, I can relax knowing he is safe and happy. There is an excellent food menu which my son seems to enjoy, and he participates in a range of activities which support his learning and development. I would happily recommend Busy Bees Ayr to friends and family."

Kirstin A.


"Amazing with my child. So flexible. "

Megan R.


"Busy bees is an excellent nursery! Both my children attend the centre and the care they receive is nothing short of amazing! Both of the boys absolutely love all the staff, they build such great relationships with the children, makes it much easier to leave them knowing they are so well looked after! "

Stewart S.


"Mostly great experience however waiting times can be excessive on pick ups not so much on drop offs thats why ive given 4 stars. Just a suggestion it would be great if there was some form off discount scheme if your child is impacted by 48 hours policy regarding sickness."