40 Years of Busy Bees


Nursery in
Bedford, Great Denham

Rated Good by Ofsted

8 Reviews

Busy Bees


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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01234 860500

Opening Times:

From 08:00 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Busy Bees Great Denham is a purpose-built, high-quality nursery based on Saxon Way, Great Denham, just five minutes from Kempston, Wootton, Bromham and Biddenham. The setting serves the West of Bedford community, providing them a nursery with easy access to the major road links.

We have 4 bright, spacious, airy childcare rooms split across 2 floors with free flow access into our outdoor gardens providing the children with exciting learning opportunities throughout the day developing their self-esteem, confidence, and their love of the great outdoors.

Our specifically designed Infant suite allows for children to settle into nursery in a home from home, peaceful environment with highly qualified staff and an array of sensory resources.

We are lucky to have the large country park behind us for our children to explore.

Not sure if Busy Bees Great Denham 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 Great Denham

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

90 Saxon Way

Great Denham



MK40 4GP

Jen Grimshaw - Centre Director

Jen Grimshaw

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees Great Denham

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

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


Veena M.



Rebecca B.


"Great "

Rebecca H.


"My little one really enjoys his time there. You can't ask for more than a happy well looked after toddler. I did get a little concerned with staff turnover, but hopefully that will settle soon "

Sarah T.


"Both my son and daughter have attended the Toybox from 11 months. 1 is now in their preschool class and the other in under 2s. The staff are excellent and each aspect such as settling in days and transitions are very well managed. All staff are pleasant and approachable. My kids love it there and all the activities too. "

Mikaela J.


"The team at Toybox are just the most fabulous - they’re so kind, loving & hard working. We really appreciate everyone for everything they do - they’re true angels <3"