Busy Bees in Bicester

Call Claire on 01869 321 522

1 Barberry Place
OX26 3HA

Opening Times

7.30am-6.30pm, Monday to Friday

Ages Taken

3months - 5years
  • Good Ofsted 2013 - click here to see our report
  • 5* Food Hygiene Rating 2012 and home cooked meals for all children including weaning stages
  • Busy Babies initiative to enhance your babies senses
  • Wake and Shake singing and dancing to give your child a healthy start to the day
  • Extra curricular activities including Mini Strikers and ABC Music and Me
  • CCTV and secure access system for peace of mind
  • A Sensory Room for the children to discover and develop their senses
  • Under floor heating in all of the rooms
  • Air conditioning throughout the nursery
  • Individual garden areas for each age group - the nursery recently won Best School Garden/Environment Project at Bicester in Bloom, 2009
  • An outdoor classroom for access whilst enjoying outdoor play

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Why You Will Love Our Nursery

Busy Bees in Bicester is a large, purpose built nursery situated on Bure Park, within easy walking distance of the Town Centre.

Both the train stations and the motorway are just a stones throw away making commuting to work easy to manage.

The nursery aims to provide a homely atmosphere for all the children, we pride ourselves on having an outstanding partnership with our parents. We have built up good links within the local community and work closely with the Children’s Centre and Health Visitors in the area.

The children are provided with many learning opportunities throughout all the age groups, experienced staff plan activities for their individual key children making sure that their needs and interests are met and developed.

The rooms are bright and stimulating with a wide range of resources available, each age group has access to the garden area where the children have opportunities to explore the outside environment.

Our Chef Kelly and her assistant Yvonne provide the children with delicious freshly made meals which are nutritionally balanced and healthy. We have a four week rolling menu which takes advantage of local, seasonal produces and encourages our children to experience a wide variety of tastes. We are able to cater for children with allergies or any dietary requirements, we always provide a vegetarian option to meat dishes.

The nursery has a Parent Partnership Group that can be contacted via email, if you would like to ask any questions or advice. The group consists of parents whose children already attend the nursery and are happy to give support when you are leaving your child for the first time or even when making transition from room to room. Please feel free to use this service if you have any questions or would like some feedback on the nursery.

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Meet the Team

Nursery Manager


My name is Claire Walker and I started at the nursery in July 2000 as as a Nursery Nurse, since then I have gradually taken on more responsibility and now enjoy my role as Nursery Manager, covering maternity leave.

I have my own daughter Belle who attended Busy Bees from the age of 8 months until she started primary school. She loved her time at nursery and still talks fondly of all the staff.

I have completed my NVQ 3 in Leadership & Management recently and I enjoy extending my knowledge and understanding, making the most of training opportunities offered to me to support this.


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Laura Jenkins
Assistant Manager

I started working for Busy Bees in October 2005 and have always enjoyed being part of the team. When I joined the nursery I had recently achieved my Level 3 Diploma in Childcare. Since then I have gained my BA Hons in Early Childhood Studies in September 2013, as well as qualifications in First Aid and Safeguarding. I enjoy putting my knowledge into practice with the whole Nursery.
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Julie Long
Financial Administrator

Julie stared at Bicester Nursery back in August 2013.
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Kelly Jagger

I started working for Busy Bees in 2012 and have had several years experience working in nurseries previous to this. I provide healthy and nutritious food for the children and love watching the children enjoy their meals. I have a National Diploma in the Science of Baking Technology and hold qualifications in HACCP, Health & Safety, Food Safety and First Aid. I am supported in the kitchen by Yvonne. She loves working in the nursery environment and I feel we we make a great team.

Parent Partnership Group

Parent Representatives for Busy Bees in Bicester

Duleepa Shanmugasundaram

I have been a parent at Busy Bees since May 2011 where Jasmine attended the Baby Room and she is now in the Pre-School area. Jasmine has recently become a big sister at the beginning of the year and is such a good helper!I work as a GP in Banbury and live locally in Bicester with my husband and two children. In my spare time I enjoy reading, cooking for my family and keeping fit by running. Jasmine enjoys her time at Busy Bees and has made some special friendships that have developed over time.

Karen Nelson

I have been a parent at Busy Bees since April 2004. I have two boys and I live locally with them and my husband. I work for Thames Water and my hobbies include keeping fit by playing squash, walking and I love spending time with the boys. Busy Bees has been a fantastic experience for both the boys and has supported both with their development. They have made strong friendships from being at Nursery.

Nick Biggane

I have been a parent at Busy Bees since May 2011 when Ella attended from six months old. Ella is an only child and is currently in the Pre-School room. I work for Henkel as a Marketing Manager and have recently moved to the Bicester area from Woodstock where I live with Ella and my wife. My hobbies include listening to music, socialising with friends and football. Ella loves Busy Bees and has made some great friends over her time here.

Rachel Payne

I have been a parent at Busy Bees since Ocrober 2013 and currently my son attends the Baby Room. Ralph is my only son (so far!) and I also live with my husband and two dogs in Bicester. I moved to the area in 2006 from Macclesfield and I attended Liverpool University.I am self employed and work as a Marketing and Business Development Consultant. My hobbies are reading and travelling and I enjoy carrying out crafty activities. Ralph loves Busy Bees; the staff are excellent and it is always clean.

Tracy Lamont

I have been a parent at Busy Bees for nearly six years and currently my son attends the Toddler room. I work as an Account Manager for a construction school in Kidlington who specialise in bricklaying and carpentry for 16-18 year olds and 19+. My hobbies are keeping fit, family holidays and a new found talent for sewing. I am really pleased with the fantastic service Busy Bees have provided our family over the last six years and feel as though everyone is an extension of our family.

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