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Busy Bees


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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01772 324 644

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Welcome to Busy Bees Bamber Bridge, your premier choice for exceptional childcare and preschool education in Preston. Our fully renovated nursery welcomes children from babies to preschoolers and has been honored with the prestigious Civic Trust award for its outstanding design.  

Situated in a converted building, our nursery is well-equipped to accommodate children’s various needs, providing a warm and welcoming environment for all. Our spacious and brightly lit base rooms provide the perfect setting for children to thrive and discover exciting learning opportunities. In addition to our indoor facilities, our little explorers can safely enjoy playtime in our two large garden areas, providing ample space for outdoor exploration and fun. 

We understand the importance of nutrition in a child's development, which is why all dietary needs are catered for by our nursery's dedicated Chef. Using fresh ingredients, our Chef prepares nutritious NHS accredited meals daily, ensuring that every child receives the nourishment they need to thrive.  

Rest assured, we take pride in our trained and experienced staff, whose priority is to support children’s development needs, ensuring they are ready for the next steps in their educational journey. Furthermore, thanks to our location, we have also fostered close relationships with local schools, facilitating a smoother transition to the world of big school for our children. 

So, if you’re looking for a nursery in Preston that provides a stimulating environment for your little one, Busy Bees Bamber Bridge is the perfect place. Book a visit today and discover how we can support your child's growth and development every step of the way. 

Interested in learning more about our childcare in Preston? You can find everything you need to know in our Parent Pack.   

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees at Bamber Bridge

We understand that parents and carers lead busy lives, and we want to do everything possible to help. That’s why Busy Bees at Bamber Bridge 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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Vicky Jackson - Centre Director

Vicky Jackson

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Bamber Bridge

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

We know how tricky it can be to get little ones’ tummies full of the right food to support their growth and development. Because of this, we have a varied and delicious menu, sure to suit a whole range of tastes.   

What’s better? The fees you pay include all meals, drinks, and snacks, which are prepared on site by our nursery chef. All meals follow the NHS Startwell scheme, so you can be sure that your child is getting the very best from the food at our nursery.   

Get a taste of what you could expect your child to eat while at our nursery in Preston: 


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. 


Lamb or Quorn dinner served with root vegetable mash, green beans and a cup of water. Followed with pears for dessert.  

Afternoon Snack  

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

Early Evening Snack 

Mini ploughman's or vegetarian ploughman’s served with chutney and a cup of water. Followed by orange and sultanas for dessert.   

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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 Preston 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 Preston Location

Busy Bees Bamber Bridge is located on School Lane, just a short drive from the M6 and M61, providing excellent transport links for those commuting to our nursery in Preston. For those arriving by car, onsite parking is available, ensuring ease of access. 

For families relying on public transport, our nursery is a mere 20-minute walk from Bamber Bridge train station. Additionally, there's a convenient bus stop located outside the nursery at School Lane Nursery, serving routes 441 and 694, offering further transportation options. 

Whether you're commuting by car, train, or bus, Busy Bees Bamber Bridge's location ensures accessibility and convenience for all families seeking quality childcare and preschool education in Preston. 

Find the exact location of Busy Bees at Bamber Bridge 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 Preston. Book a visit today to arrange a personal tour to see Busy Bees Nursery Preston for yourself.


Helen T.


"Great staff very nice."

Lauren T.


"Busy bees is a fantastic nursery and I’m so happy I chose it for my daughter. All of the staff are lovely and always so helpful and provide regular updates through the app and at the end of each day. The activities and crafts they do each day are so much fun for my daughter and she loves it. She has brilliant meals every day and more often than not has seconds as she loves the food so much. I cannot thank the staff there more and would recommend the nursery to everyone as it truly is the best."

Jennifer K.


"Staff always keep us up to date and are friendly and professional, Grayson loves it here"

Jorden B.


"Family feel, amazing staff. "

Jana M.


"Professional and very friendly staff. My kids love this place :) . Recommend Busy Bees nursery 100%"