40 Years of Busy Bees


Nursery in
Bishops Stortford

Rated Good by Ofsted

5 Reviews

Busy Bees


Book your visit today Use our fee calculator

New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01279 755522

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:30 Mon - Fri

Our warm and welcoming 80 place nursery is located in the peaceful community of St Michaels Mead.

We have four spacious base rooms, supplemented by a school room that supports transitions between the two oldest age groups and provides an environment to focus on school readiness. Our large wrap-around garden is well equipped and divided by age groups, enabling us to carry out extensions of base room learning while exploring the wonders of the outdoors.

We have been awarded a 5-star rating from EHO and pride ourselves in the inclusivity of our NHS accredited seasonal menus. Our fantastic kitchen team enjoy being creative with additional recipes when celebrating special occasions.

We would love for you to visit and meet our friendly, long-standing staff team who will be happy to answer any of your questions.

Please note: this page is for our Busy Bees nursery at Bishop's Stortford. If you're looking for our Thorley Park nursery, please visit this page

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees in Bishops Stortford

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

Turners Crescent

St Michaels Mead

Bishops Stortford


CM23 4FZ

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Gemma Spain - Centre Director

Gemma Spain

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees in Bishops Stortford

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

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


Natasha H.


"An excellent nursery. So happy my daughter attends "

Nicola A.


"We couldn’t have been happier with Busy Bees, St Michael’s Mead. The staff greet us with a smile every morning and have always done their utmost to help our son to learn and develop. The rooms look engaging and exciting to enter every morning with new activities to enjoy every day. The range of healthy food on offer is great so we always feel our son is getting a varied diet. We will miss everyone at Busy Bees now that he is off to school but he’s very well prepared and excited for his new adventure. "

Mickael1 V.


"The nursery is very spacious with lots of outdoor areas, well organised and beautifully decorated. But more importantly, the management and the staff are incredible. Both our boys are very happy there. I strongly recommend :)"

Allan D.


"It’s hard at the moment with the limited access to nursery but there are certain members of long term staff who are great and really go the extra mile in caring for the children and maintaining the relationship with parents. "

Laura S.


"Great service always going the extra miles for my little boy with his special needs "