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Busy Bees at Bedford Elstow

Progress Park, Elstow, Bedford, MK42 9XE

For new parent enquiries call us on 0330 333 8133

For existing parents call Kim on 01234 330220

Average Rating: 4.6666665

Total Number of Reviews: 3

Opening Times

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Cares for children aged

0-5 years

Welcome to our nursery...

Busy Bees in Bedford Elstow are a purpose-built nursery for children ages 3 months-5 years, situated within quiet surroundings in Progress Park, Elstow, alongside the Park and Ride. We are easily accessible from the A6 and the A421. We have a large private car park to ensure your child can be dropped off safely.

Our beautiful nursery has bright and spacious rooms for all children to play, rest, sleep and eat, all with highly secure outdoor play areas fully equipped with age-appropriate facilities to play and explore. All rooms are carefully furnished to suit the interests and ages of children and are designed to be comfortable 'home from home' environments that provide children with unlimited opportunities to explore and develop. 

We provide a friendly and welcoming environment where our children and families feel safe and part of our Busy Bees nursery family. We ensure activities are regularly offered for all the family to enjoy together, such as Mother’s/Fathers Day breakfast, Christmas family fun day, open days and seasonal events. 

We are proud to have a happy, motivated and qualified staff team, of which most are qualified to a Level 3 or above. We have our own training department, Busy Bees Training, that support our staff further to develop new skills, acquire new qualifications and always keep up-to-date with the latest legislation, so that you can have the confidence that your child is being cared for by a knowledgeable and committed team. 

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which is the same statutory framework that schools and pre-schools attached to schools follow, so that you can rest assured your child is being provided with fun and exiting learning opportunities with educational benefits.

There is a strong emphasis on practical investigation and active learning through play, both in the play rooms and outdoors, carefully planned to develop children's individual skills, interests and understanding. We promote inclusive practise and encourage children to be independent and make choices.

We keep an updated learning journal for each and every child, to keep a record of all developments, interests and achievements with photos and observations throughout each day. These journals are regularly shared with parents and any at-home activities are also added to reflect their progress. 

Call us on 01234 330 220 to find out more - we look forward to hearing from you soon!

Why you'll love our nursery...

  • Good Ofsted - See our report
  • 10 bright and spacious rooms with fantastic facilities and learning opportunities 
  • Unique learning enhancements developed by our Busy Bees childcare team to provide children with experiences that develop their core skills, which include Babble to Chatter
  • Busy Babies - stimulating area's, such as 'black and white' and 'purple' to encourage babies visual and physical development
  • Literacy and Numeracy Cards - cards used in our pre-school room to further encourage mathematical and literacy skills
  • Pre-school room dedicated to preparing children for school! Here we gently introduce similar activities to school so that children are confident and excited to continue on to the next stage of their learning 
  • Work in partnership with parents to ensure that every child's development is continued from home to nursery and that children's interest's are explored
  • Follow EYFS statutory framework, so that you can rest assured all of our learning and play opportunities are in line with national standards.
  • Silver Food For Life Catering Mark awarded by the Soil Association, this provides an independent guarantee to parents that our food is trustworthy, locally sourced, fresh and nutritious 
  • 3 large recently refurbished and secure outdoor play areas with exciting age-appropriate equipment that allow children to explore and play
  • Extended opening hours from 7.30am - 6.00pm which are designed to give parents the greatest flexibility
  • A large private car park which helps make visits to the nursery with your child easy, safe and secure 
  • Nutritious meals and snacks, which are included at no extra charge, are freshly prepared and served daily by our dedicated nursery chef 
  • Caring, dedicated and highly qualified staff who ensure each child is happy, well cared for and supported as they grow and learn
  • On-site training room used to develop staff's skills and qualifications

What our customers say about us


Claire P.

Friendly Staff and Great standard of care. My child loves going to Nursery.


Hollie R.

She enjoys her time at nursery


Victoria S.

Excellent all round! I can’t wait to have access to the app to see more of what my little one has been up to!