Busy Bees in Bicester

Call Rebecca on 01869 321 522

1 Barberry Place
Bure Park
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 June 2015
  • 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 that has recently been refurbished- the nursery recently won Best School Garden/Environment Project at Bicester in Bloom

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 provides 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

Rebecca Clark and Nicola Payne

Nursery Manager


Becky & Nicola 

Hi I’m Becky and I have recently returned as Manager of the Bicester Nursery after having a year off on maternity leave with my son Remy.

I have worked at the Nursery since first leaving college in 2005 and have been Manager for the last 7 years. Both my children have attended Bicester Busy Bees and we think of it as a home from home!

Since starting here I have seen lots of children grow and develop which is one of the most rewarding parts of my job as well as helping our long standing staff team to progress in their careers and to continue their learning with further training and development.

I have recently completed a Leadership and Management programme with Coventry University and enjoy extending my knowledge and keeping up to date with any changes. I also have qualifications in First Aid, Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Food Management.

I work Monday to Wednesday, sharing the Managers role with Nicola. We are supported by a very strong senior team. Gem, Laura, Laura, Jade,  Sophie and Melanie are all very experienced and dedicated to Busy Bees Bicester. One of us will always be in the office to help with any queries you might have.


Hello I'm Nic, I am relatively new to Busy Bees Bicester and am really enjoying working alongside Becky, getting to know all the great staff and children. I am an experienced Nursery Manager and have worked in childcare since 2004, I gained my Degree in Early Years in 2010. I have two young children of my own Oscar and Felix who are settling in to nursery well. 

I love working with the staff, reflecting on practice and sharing ideas to constantly improve the care we provide. We aim to create a friendly, warm and welcoming environment that the children can thrive in. 

I am looking forward to building relationships with all the families at Busy Bees and will always be in the office on a Thursday and Friday so please do pop in and say hi!


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Gemma Gow
Assistant Manager

Gemma recently started at Busy Bees Bicester after moving back to the area. She has lots of childcare experience after setting up her own Toddler Group which she ran for three years.
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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.
Laura is Currently on Maternity leave and is due to return to nursery in Novemeber 2016.
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Julie Long
Financial Administrator

Julie stared at Bicester Nursery back in August 2013.
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Melanie and The Toddler Room Team
Senior Room Manager

Melanie runs the Toddler with Kate and their team.
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Laura and The PreSchool Team
Senior Room Manager

Laura started at Busy Bees Bicester 12 years ago and has always loved working with the PreSchool children.
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Jade and The Daisy Room Team
Room Manager

Jade started at Busy Bees as a Student and has worked her way through the nursery to become manager of our Daisy Room. She is also the Health and Safety Coordinator for the Nursery.
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Sophie and The Sunflower Room Team
Room Manager

Hi I'm sophie, I started working at Busy Bees in February 2011 and have been a Room Leader since September 2011. I am level 3 qualified and have also completed a level 3 Management Training course. In the Sunflower room myself and my team really enjoy dancing with the children to their favourites songs and creative activities where we get really messy and have lots of fun! We spend lots of time in the garden and also love to do group singing epecially what's in the bag and group stories too!
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Jamie and Yvonne

Jamie is our full time chef and is supported in the kitchen by Yvonne. They work together to provide a range of healthy meals for the children.

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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