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Busy Bees


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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01256 354867

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Busy Bees in Chineham, Basingstoke is a purpose-built, single-storey nursery on one level, with easy access to the M3 and M4 motorways and close to Basingstoke train station. We are just five minutes walk, or two minutes drive away from Chineham Business Park and offer ample parking for dropping off and collecting your children from their childcare sessions. 

With light, airy and spacious rooms split into under 2’s, 2 to 3 years, and 3 to 5 years, each age group has access to their own large secure garden area where the children can choose to free flow inside and out throughout the day. 

Our on-site catering facilities allows our well-trained nursery catering team to prepare healthy meals daily for the children, including weaning meals for babies and can accommodate all dietary requirements. Our menus have been recognised for being seasonal, not containing undesirable food additives, hydrogenated fats, or GM ingredients, something we are incredibly proud of. 

Our conscientious and experienced key daycare staff plan and provide a fun, stimulating and safe environment in which your child will play and learn throughout the week. Activities based on your child’s interests give them the opportunity to discover, investigate and explore, learning new skills as they develop and grow.  

We pride ourselves on the fantastic relationships we build with parents and their extended families; our strong Parent Partnership Group is open to all parents to join, bringing innovative ideas and suggestions forward to help us improve the service we provide for the families we support. 

This Basingstoke nursery team are committed to making every day at Busy Bees Chineham an exceptional day for your child with the highest of standards in the local area. Why not download our Parent Pack or come and meet us in person and take a look at our wonderful nursery and preschool by booking a visit. We would love to welcome you. 

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees in Basingstoke

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

Melanie Jerome

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees in Basingstoke

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

Fees include all meals, drinks and snacks prepared on site by our nursery chef.

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Food Menu

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.

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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 Basingstoke 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.

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


Caitlin B.


"We love busy bees!!"

Alice B.


"The staff at the Busy Bees Nursery in Chineham have gone over and above to help my son settle in to nursery. Rocking/holding to sleep when he struggled so much in the early days to be separated. Victoria in particular was a great support and I will be forever grateful for her care of our boy. "

Sian S.


" My child loves coming in to nursery and all staff are very welcoming to her and she very clearly feels safe in the environment. My daughter has developed well in her time here and staff clearly know her and have strong bonds with her ( not just her key person)"

Lotta M.


"Good service, I would like the restrictions on collection from rooms to be changed soon. A bit surprised at the fees going up in Nov."