7.30am-6.30pm, Monday to Friday
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.
â€œI feel so happy to leave my son here. When I pick him up he says he wants to stay. The staff are so friendly. The Preschool staff are fab at getting my son ready for when he goes up to schoolâ€ - Leoâ€™s Mummy
I am particularly impressed with the way in which my childâ€™s attendance and progress at Busy Bees is recorded and reported - Robert Lynch
Both children have gained good social skills and I really think nursery prepared my daughter well for school
Both my children have become more confident and independent.
â€œA fun and friendly environment which Ella loves to be in. A team of staff who care about the children in their careâ€ - Mother of Ella
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Meet the Team
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.
Melanie and The Toddler Room Team
Senior Room Manager
Melanie runs the Toddler with Millie and their team.
Sophie and The Sunflower Room Team
Senior 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 favorites 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 especially what's in the bag and group stories too!
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.
Jade and The Daisy Room Team
Jade started at Busy Bees as a Student and has worked her way through the nursery to become manager of our Daisy Room.
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.
Look What We've Been Doing
We would like to invite you to join in with our nursery day
Our Visit From Father Christmas
Everyone had a great time at the Christmas Open Day on Saturday.
Fun in the Garden
The babies have been trying out our lovely new waterproof clothing!
A big well done to Natalie for completing her Foundation Degree!