40 Years of Busy Bees

WELCOME TO BUSY BEES

Nursery in
Bicester

Rated Good by Ofsted

5 Reviews

Busy Bees

READY TO TAKE YOUR FIRST STEPS?

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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01869 321 522

Opening Times:

From 08:00 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Are you searching for a nursery in Bicester that provides excellent childcare? Then our nursery at Bure Park may be the perfect option for you.

Throughout each of the warm and welcoming rooms, tailored to suit every child's development needs, you will find a vast variety of age-appropriate activities and learning resources, along with a highly qualified staff who will help support your child to learn new skills. 

The enthusiastic team strives to provide every child with the best start in life, and offer endless opportunities for your child to learn, flourish and thrive during their stay at the nursery. 

No two days are the same at our day nursery in Bicester, with weekly yoga sessions, frequent, safe trips to the nature reserve and playground, and even regular visits from the emergency services team for the children to learn more about our ‘people who help us’ topic.  

Our dedicated, long-standing team cherish the bonds which they have made with parents and families, and hold regular play and stay open mornings to allow them to join in on the fun, and experience what their little ones get up to.

You can continue the excitement at home through our learning and development app, ‘UP!’ where you will find an extensive range of activity inspiration for you and your child to enjoy. 

Want to learn more about our fantastic nursery in Bicester and meet the friendly team? Book a visit today, we look forward to welcoming you.  

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees in Bicester, Bure Park

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

1 Barberry Place

Bure Park

Bicester

Oxfordshire

OX26 3HA

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Emily Sloan - Centre Director

Emily Sloan

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees in Bicester, Bure Park

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

CCTV
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 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 3 to 4 years, please speak to the Centre Director for more information.

Teacher
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.

ParentZone
We keep families informed through ParentZone, an online learning journal platform, which can be accessed via a smartphone app.

UP
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 in Bicester, Bure Park

All Fees include all meals, drinks, and snacks, are included in the fees you pay and are prepared on-site by our nursery chef each day. How often do you hear ‘I don’t like that!’ when giving your little one healthy meals packed full of fruit or vegetables? We completely understand this!  

We change our menus seasonally, and we are always thinking of new and interesting ways to get all the good stuff into little tummies!  

Get an idea of what you can expect your child to eat while at our day nursery in Bicester.

Breakfast 

Fresh fruit with a selection of cereal or porridge.   

Morning Snack 

Fresh fruit with wholemeal toast or baked goods, with a drink of milk or water.  

Lunch 

Vegetable nuggets with root vegetable mash and baked beans, followed by peaches with mixed berry sauce, with a drink of water.  

Afternoon Snack 

Fresh fruit or vegetable sticks with a drink of milk or water.  

Early Evening Snack 

Vegetable sticks followed by hummus and cucumber sandwiches or cheese sandwiches, with a drink of water. 

Interested in learning more about how we encourage positive eating habits at Busy Bees Bure Park? Follow the link below to our ‘Eating Well’ page to explore the NHS-accredited menu in full. 

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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 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 Bicester 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.

Busy Bees Nursery Bicester Location

You will find our nursery in Bicester at Bure Park located just a 5-minute drive from the Town Centre and Bicester Village Bure Park. 

With an onsite car park available for those arriving by car, rest assured drop-offs and collections will be as safe and seamless as possible.  

We have excellent public transport links with a bus stop just a 3-minute walk away, served by routes 505 and E1, and Bicester North Train station a 13-minute walk from the nursery. 

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Find the exact location of Busy Bees in Bicester, Bure Park by using our What3Words:

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

Reviews

Toni D.

04/05/2023

"The team are fantastic! "


Laura W.

02/08/2022

"We love the staff who seem to genuinely care for our son. Communication is however poor, and we rarely receive photos or observations on the app, so day to day we have very little visibility into his progress and development. I’d like more frequent feedback on how he is doing in this regard. I also feel that the facility appears tired and worn and needs some investment to make it a more pleasant environment. "


Carrie B.

28/06/2022

"Amazing Team. My little boy started shortly after his 1st birthday and absolutely loves it. The team are so caring & friendly. He always comes out super happy & smiley. Which to me is amazing! "


Helen D.

17/05/2022

"Very friendly and helpful staff. Our daughter always comes home having had a great day."


Marija F.

11/12/2021

"Lovely and friendly staff, always happy to help. My little boy took a while to settle, and the staff have helped him to find his feet at the nursery, and now he really enjoys his time there. Thank you for making Max feel safe and relaxed at your setting. "