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Rated Good by Ofsted

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Busy Bees


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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01234 216768

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Our Nursery is on the top of Manton Lane in Brickhill. We are close to both the town centre and train station and we are near to the bypass for travelling to Milton Keynes/Cambridge.

Our large car park is available for drop off and collection. If using the train station you are welcome to leave your car in our car park for the day!

The nursery building is bespoke with beautiful curved walls as well as its own 0-2's annexe for the younger children. The rooms are bright, airy and adapted to each specific age group.

The lovely purpose built gardens are equipped for each age group of children and also has a  wooden adventure fort. 

We would love to show you around our beautiful nursery!

Not sure if Busy Bees Bedford is the best option for your family? View all of our Nurseries in Bedford to explore all Busy Bees locations in your area.


Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees Nursery in Bedford

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

Busy Bees Nursery in Bedford

Manton Lane


MK41 7NU

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Zoe Dickens - Centre Director

Zoe Dickens

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees Nursery in Bedford

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

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


Megan B.


"Staff are great, friendly and helpful. My daughter has a great bond with a number of staff and enjoys every day at nursery."

Charlotte B.


"My child loves attending nursery and asks me each morning if it's a busy bee day!! Staff are lovely and welcoming. "

Claire K.


"We have two children at Busy Bees, they are very happy. We love all the staff at Manton Lane, all very different, all equally brilliant and they genuinely care about our children. Their app keeps us up to date with everything our children are doing, eating and learning throughout the day including continuous updates on their development. We’re very happy and would highly recommend Busy Bees to anyone looking for a safe, caring, fun and professional environment for their children. "

Aisha P.


"A nursery that offers a wide range of learning and education in order to support the development of my son. The staff are friendly and keep the parent zone app updated so I can track what he's eaten and see photos of his experiences. "

Jessica T.


"Amazing staff, so supportive and caring to both myself and my son who has come on so much since going to Busy Bees. Absolutely would recommend!!"