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Busy Bees


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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01727 860 542

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:30 Mon - Fri

Busy Bees at Bernard Street is a purpose built, single-storey nursery in St. Albans; well-designed to accommodate children’s individual needs and interests. Based in a residential area and close to local amenities within 15 minutes’ walk from St Albans train station, and with good links to A1, M1 and M25 we are conveniently located to suit busy parents’ commuting needs. Parking on site puts our parents’ mind at ease for quick drop offs and collections. Parents can also leave prams and scooters to a dedicated buggy store area when visiting the nursery. 

Our spacious daycare setting at Bernard Street features 3 different colourful rooms for each age group which are the Baby Bees Room for babies between 3 months to 2 years, Honeybees Room for toddlers 2 to 3 years old and the Busy Bees Room for the pre-schoolers aged 3 to 5 years old. We offer a range of indoor and outdoor activities that promote the developmental stages and interests of each individual child. Children have the choice to play indoors or outdoors in our free flow environment throughout the nursery. The large and secure garden with all-weather surfaces and a separate baby area, is a fantastic opportunity for children to play and explore daily.  

All dietary needs are cared for from the nursery dedicated Chef who provides all children with two fresh, nutritious and NHS accredited meals, which are prepared on site. The children can also have breakfast, a snack in the morning and a snack in the evening which they enjoy with fresh milk delivered from the milkman.  

With years of experience and constant access to training opportunities provided by Busy Bees and the Local Authority, our staff are passionate about quality childcare and giving all children the best start in life  

Parents receive regular updates through our nursery app, ParentZone, and they get to know all the exciting and fun activities that their child had all day. We also encourage parents to use our learning and development app, UP, which offers a range of activities that can also be done at home. 

If you would like to experience the welcoming and homely environment we offer, book a visit online and we will show you around our childcare setting in St.Albans. We look forward to meeting your family.  

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees at Bernard Street

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

52 Bernard Street

St Albans



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Kerri Fennemore - Centre Director

Kerri Fennemore

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Bernard Street

Here's a snapshot of just some of the wonderful facilities we offer at our Day Nursery in St.Albans. 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 Bernard Street

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


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"All the staff are really friendly and cooperative"