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Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Our exceptional nursery in Burntwood is located in a peaceful area, just on the outskirts of Lichfield. Busy Bees St Matthews nursery is a bright and beautifully converted church, which is a warm, welcoming, and stimulating environment that gives children everything they need to grow, develop, and prepare for school.

St Matthews Nursery in Burntwood is a beautifully converted church, featuring stunning architecture which we have incorporated into our range of activities and areas for children to explore, play and enjoy. You’ll find cosy reading corners through exposed brick archways, and main play areas flooded with natural daylight, pouring in through the vast windows throughout. Of course, the space has been cleverly adapted and modernised safely, allowing for elements such as interactive smart boards to be installed within the nursery rooms, bringing learning to life for the children at Busy Bees Burntwood.

Busy Bees nursery in Burntwood has a foundation class, which provides a structured framework for children who will be moving up to Key Stage One. Within the foundation class at our Burntwood nursery, children are encouraged to explore their natural curiosity through a range of planned activities in line with current curriculum, in order to give them an introduction to school life.

From freshly prepared, nutritious meals to an entrancing baby room aquarium, there’s lots to love about Busy Bees Burntwood nursery. Ofsted thinks so, too - we were rated Outstanding in February 2020. As a Busy Bees Centre of Excellence, we’re consistently brilliant in every area. So if you're looking for childcare in Staffordshire, there’s simply nowhere better.

We'd love to welcome you and your child to visit Busy Bees St Matthews nursery. Come and view the excellent facilities for yourself and meet the friendly team. Want to learn more about Busy Bees Burntwood? You can find everything you need to know in our Parent Pack. See you soon!

Not sure if Busy Bees at St Matthews is the best option for your family? View all of our Nurseries in Lichfield to explore all Busy Bees locations in your area.

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees at St Matthews

We understand that parents and carers lead busy lives, and we want to do everything possible to help. That’s why Busy Bees at St Matthews 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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Sarah Lane - Centre Director

Sarah Lane

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at St Matthews

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

The fees you pay at Busy Bees Burntwood are inclusive of all meals, drinks, and snacks, which are prepared on- site by our talented nursery chef. Should your child require any specific dietary measures, please contact the Centre Director who will be happy to discuss our delicious alternative options to suit your child.  

At Busy Bees, we understand the importance of a healthy, balanced diet, and the impact that nutritious food can have on children’s health and well-being. The below is an example of what you could expect your child to eat at St Matthews nursery: 


Seasonal fresh fruit with a selection of cereal or porridge. 

Morning Snack

Seasonal fresh fruit, wholemeal toast or other baked good, with a drink of either milk or water. 


Salmon fish fingers/veggie fingers, served with potato wedges and mushy peas, followed by a banana and sultanas, with a drink of water. 

Afternoon Snack

Seasonal fresh fruit or vegetable sticks, with a drink of either milk or water. 

Early Evening Snack

Children’s choice of wraps with a variety of fillings, served with tomato wedges, followed by yoghurt with seasonal fruit, with a drink of water. 

Learn more about the delicious food we serve to the children at our nursery in Burntwood and discover how we encourage eating well. Click the link below to explore the various food options available and read our NHS accredited menus 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 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 Burntwood 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 Burntwood Location

Busy Bees nursery in Burntwood is located just shy of the historical city of Lichfield, where the closest train station (Lichfield City) can be found a mere 10-minute drive away. The Burntwood nursery offers onsite car parking for parents, allowing for quick and convenient collection and drop off. For those who arrive on foot, there is a handy buggy store for you to leave pushchairs while visiting St Matthews nursery. 

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


Clair W.


"Excellent service all round "

David H.


"always feel safe to drop my daughter off and respected as a parent!"

Harriet A.


"Fantastic childcare I wouldn't take a edie anywhere else! Babies and first steps have been great. Fantastic staff who really do give the best start in life "

Sylvie L.


"Great nursery- lovely staff"

Rebecca R.


"Absolutely fantastic nursery. I felt so comfortable leaving my little girl each day. She has come on so much thanks to the nursery. I would recommend to everyone in the area. "