Busy Bees at Corby

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1 Charter Court, The District Centre
Oakley Vale
NN18 8QT
  • 1 Charter Court, The District Centre
  • Oakley Vale
  • Corby
  • Northants
  • NN18 8QT

Opening Times

8.00am - 6.00pm (Ask about early birds)

Ages Taken

0 - 5 years
  • Good Ofsted 2010 - Click here to see our report
  • Top marks in our Environmental Health inspection August 2013
  • Wake and Shake - Energetic singing and dancing to give your child a healthy start to the day
  • Security keyfob door entry system for extra security
  • Long standing established nursery team
  • Exciting Fresh home cooked meals and snacks prepared and made by our dedicated catering team on a 4 week rolling menu
  • Additional early opening times available
  • House keeper on site daily to allow the staff to dedicate their time to care for the children and to keep the nursery clean and tidy
  • Spacious rooms, with separate baby and first steps areas
  • Nappies and wipes provided
  • Sun cream provided
  • spacious garden for lots of exploration


Why You Will Love Our Nursery

Our Corby nursery is an impressive purpose built building designed for use as a children’s day care facility. It is situated close to the town on Oakley Vale and is a 5 minute car ride from the train station and also on the rail and local bus routes.

We have a strong consistent staff team here at Corby who are extremely passionate about what they do. 95% of the staff have a level three qualification or above. We provide lots of on-going training to support and develop out staff and to keep up to date with current legislation further to ensure we are giving the best possible start for all children in our care.

We have 2 members of staff at the nursery who will be starting their degree in early years and will use their knowledge gained from this in their practice.

As a team we are passionate about providing stimulating learning opportunities, each child's learning journal shows their current interests and achievements with photos and observations which promote the developmental stages and interest of each individual child

The nursery has 3 core rooms namely the baby unit (0-2 years) with a dedicate milk kitchen, sleeping area and separate nappy changing room. Our Toddler unit (2-3 years) with its own nappy change room and bathroom and finally our pre-school unit (3-5) with its own bathroom.
Each room is equipped with a wide selection of age appropriate resources, toys and learning materials. Rooms have easy access to our garden and the pre-school room can enjoy free flow thus encouraging their independence.

We offer a large newly transformed nursery garden with a separate area for the under 3’s. There are different areas for the children to explore and expand their learning such as a builders imaginative play area, 2 sand pits one shaded from the sun, a water pump, outdoor cosy area and a variety of different plants. There is also a raised gazebo area allowing all children access to shade and to interact with younger/older children under supervised conditions.

Why not come along and have a look at what we have to offer.

We promote inclusive practice and encourage children to be independent and make choices of their own.

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Contact Busy Bees at Corby

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Meet the Team

Sarah Adcock

Nursery Manager

I am Sarah and I have been working for Busy Bees since i qualified in March 2002. I hold a Diploma in Child Care and Education, my first aid at work certificate and also food hygiene level 2. Since starting as a nursery nurse I have progressed through the company and in February 2012 I gained promotion to assistant manager at the Corby nursery. In May 2015 i became Acting Manager.  I find my role very rewarding and can honestly say each day is never the same.

I am passionate about working in childcare as every day brings you new challenges and joy, you see the children learn and practice new skills though fun activities. We enjoy building positive relationships with the parents and children and always like to get everyone involved in events and activities


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Leanne Rodgers
Assistant Manager

Hi my names Leanne and I'm the senior room manager for the under 2 unit. I have worked at the nursery for 6 years and progressed through from nursery nurse to my current position. I hold an NVQ level 3 in child care and i am starting my foundation degree in early years in October 2013. I have attended many relevant nursery care courses to sustain and increase my child care knowledge. I am currently the health and safety co-ordinator at the nursery and i really enjoy this role.
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Debbie Dickson
Senior Room Manager

Hi my name is Debbie and i have been working at the nursery for 5 years and I am the senior room manager of the pre-school unit. I started working and gaining my qualification at the nursery and have been lucky to move through the nursery from a nursery nurse to my current position. i have a lot of child care experience and would be happy to talk to any parent who would like advice or guidance.
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Sarah Glithero
Senior Room Manager

Sarah has been working at the nursery for over 4 years. She has progressed through the nursery and has now taken on the role as room manager in the toddler room supporting Sarah Adcock.
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Baby Unit Team
Room Team

Please meet members of our baby unit team. Nicola, Lauren, Leanne, Zara and Claire.
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Toddler room team
Room Team

Please meet the Toddler room team Sarah,Megan,Sam,Angeleta and Louisa

Parent Partnership Group

Parent Representatives for Busy Bees at Corby

Emma Parish

Hi my name is Emma and i am mummy to 4 year old Tyler and 16 month old Tate. Tyler has attend Busy Bees nursery Corby since he was 18 months old as we relocated to the area from Surrey. i was very nervous and anxious about leaving him in a different environment but all the staff made me and Tyler feel very welcome. Tate started the nursery at 8 months old and as he was very clingy to me attending nursery has really helped him become more social and settled.

"I am very pleased to be part of the parent partnership group and as i have 2 children of different ages who attend the nursery i have been through all the different transitions. Tyler will be starting school in September so this will be another mile stone we will be going through with him and the nursery and i am looking forward to doing it all again with Tate.If you have any questions or would just like a chat please feel free to contact me."

Jody Watt

Hi, my name is Jody, i am a mummy to Finlay who is one year old. Finlay has been attending the Busy Bees nursery full time since he was 6 months old. I was very apprehensive about leaving him at such a young age, however, the friendly staff at Busy Bees made Finlay very welcome and he soon settled in. Finlay can be a quite shy little boy, but he has developed into such a happy, clever and contented child, to which we believe is thanks to the wonderful staff at Busy Bees at Corby.

"i am pleased to be part of the parent partnership group here at Corby. As a full time working parent i understand the emotions of leaving your child(ren) whilst having to go to work. I hope that should you need to talk to someone who has been there, i can help you feel more at ease. My little boy will soon be approaching 2 and will then be moving to the toddler room, and being introduced to potty training. Should you need support in any areas please do not hesitate to contact me. Regards Jody"
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Leanne Rodgers

My names Leanne and i am the parent of a 2 year old little boy who attends full time in the toddler room. Kai has attended nursery since he was 8 months old and has progressed a lot since starting and has become a very confident, sociable and content little man.

"Being in the parent and partnership group is an honour and I have lots of ideas and experience in leaving my little one at nursery. I have recently been through the potty training procedure and would be happy to help and give advice if you would like to introduce this into your child's routine. I would be happy to hear from parents if you have any questions ideas or if you just need support. Thank you Leanne"
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Rosemary Reid

Hi i'm Rosemary mummy to Lucy who is 2 years old. she has been attending busy bees since she was 4 months old and has developed into a very confident little girl. I'm also due my 2nd child in early 2014 who will also be attending the nursery.

"Please feel to contact me if you need to discuss room transitions starting the nursery or anything else"
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