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Busy Bees


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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01376 344416

Opening Times:

From 07:00 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Are you looking for childcare in Braintree? Our Busy Bees nursery boasts multiple rooms, each tailored to different age groups and development stages. Whether your child enjoys messy play, exploring safe risks outdoors, or quiet reading, there is something for everyone at our Braintree nursery. 

Our light and airy nursery setting gives all children the chance to discover the various educational resources set around the nursery, each of which will have been carefully selected by our team in line with the Early Years Education Stage (EYFS) curriculum. 

At Busy Bees, we wholeheartedly wish to support you and your family in as many ways as possible. we do our utmost to provide everything your child might need while attending our nursery in Braintree, so parents can have peace of mind that their children arein a safe and supportive setting. 

Want to learn more about the facilities and team at Busy Bees nursery and meet the friendly team? Read through the facilities below, view our gallery, or get in touch to book a visit.

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees in Braintree

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

Galleys Corner, Braintree Road




CM77 8GA

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Lisa Webb - Centre Director

Lisa Webb

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees in Braintree

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

We understand how tricky it can be to get children to eat the right food to support and enhance their overall learning and development. Our inventive nursery chef thinks of ways to get little ones’ tummies feeling full of goodness. 

The fees you pay include all meals, drinks and snacks prepared on site by our nursery chef.snacks. If your child has any specific dietary requirements, please contact the Centre Director who would be happy to discuss safe alternatives. 

Get a taste of what your child might eat while at Busy Bees Braintree:


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


Garlic bread, followed by loaded mac and cheese (vegetarian option available) served with green beans, with a drink of water.

Afternoon Snack

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

Early Evening Snack

Salmon mayo and sweetcorn wrap or cheese wrap, with mixed peppers and carrot sticks, followed by peaches, strawberries and yoghurt. With a drink of water. 

For more information about how Busy Bees promote healthy eating within the nursery, and to read our NHS-accredited menu in full, please follow the link below. 

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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 Braintree 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 Braintree Location

Busy Bees nursery Braintree is easily found on Braintree Road. To make parents' lives as easy as possible, we've got on-site car parking, a handy buggy store and secure access to the building to ensure the safety of all children staff, and visitors. 

If you are travelling to our Braintree nursery by public transport, the nearest bus stop is Freeport Station (Stop 2) which is approximately a 15-minute walk.

Find the exact location of Busy Bees in Braintree by using our What3Words:


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


Alexandra Maria F.


"The best nursery 😊"

Adriana S.


"Excellent setting, very friendly and kind staff. Both my children have been here and never had any issues. Every member of staff is very knowledgeable and approachable, always with a smile on their face. Communication is amazing, one of the best nurseries!"

Viktoria F.


"My son absolutely loves this nursery. "

Carmen R.


"Great service,friendly stuff and perfect place for my daughter to be 😍"