New Parents:

call us on 0330 333 8133

Existing Parents:

call Samantha on 0116 2788744

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Our nursery in Leicester is a beautifully converted old school building, full of character in the picturesque village of Countesthorpe.

Our day nursery in Leicester has undergone vast modernisation  to provide the best possible childcare environment for both children, staff and parents. Featuring a secure access system for peace of mind for parents, as well as safe onsite car parking to allow for easy collection and drop off.

The highly qualified team strive to provide the absolute best care for your child while at our Countesthorpe nursery, encouraging their development with a huge range of resources and activities which are planned in line with the EYFS curriculum, ensuring they are best prepared for the move up to school.

Due to its excellent reputation in the area, our inviting and comfortable nursery in Leicester draws in children from across multiple neighbouring villages such as Blaby, Bruntingthorpe, Broughton Astley Cosby, Wigston and Kilby Bridge, among many others.

There is much to love about Busy Bees Countesthorpe, including the use of the UP! App, which allows parents and families to continue to guide, explore and direct each child to develop a lifelong love of learning through recommended games, activities and advice and inspiration.

Book a visit to come and see our nursery today. We are excited to welcome you to the Busy Bees family!

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Busy Bees at Leicester Countesthorpe

The Old School House

Leicester Road




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Samantha Akinbo

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Leicester Countesthorpe

Here's a snapshot of just some of the wonderful facilities we offer at our Day Nursery in Countesthorpe, Leicester. 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 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 3 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 Leicester Countesthorpe

The fees you pay are inclusive of all meals, drinks, and snacks, which are prepared on site by our nursery chef each day. Allergies and dietary requirements are no problem for our kitchen team, who are happy to prepare a safe and delicious alternative if required, please speak with the Centre Director to discuss these options.

We understand that mealtimes with little ones can sometimes be tricky, this is why we aim to provide fun, exciting and delicious food for your child. A healthy, nutritious diet is so important in a child’s development, so our clever chefs create delicious and inviting meals which vary throughout the seasons.

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


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.


Cheese and apple stick to start, followed by fish or mixed bean pie, served with cauliflower and peas, with a drink of water.

Afternoon Snack

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

Early Evening Snack

Butternut squash and sweet potato soup with brown bread triangles, followed by yoghurt with peaches, with a drink of water.

Want to learn more about how we encourage eating well at our nursery in Leicester? Click the link below to read our NHS accredited menus in full.

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Getting Outdoors

Across all of our Busy Bees nurseries, we encourage outdoor play as much as possible. We are very lucky that our nursery in Leicester boasts a pleasant outdoor area for the children to enjoy and explore, developing a fantastic sense of curiosity while learning how to take safe risks under supervision.

There are plenty of activities for children to enjoy from balance bikes, climbing frames, footballs to sand and water play. No matter what your child enjoys playing with, there will be something for everyone.

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Our Fees

We believe in an open and transparent approach to nursery fees at Busy Bees Countesthorpe, and where possible we strive to provide a variety of booking patterns for parents who require flexibility with their childcare.

At Busy Bees, we work alongside the Government’s 30 hours free childcare scheme for three-and-four-year-olds. Some helpful information can be found around this topic on our ‘Funded Childcare’ page, or alternatively, the Centre Director will be able to advise on funding options.

Click the button below for weekly, daily and session rates for our exceptional childcare.

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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 Countesthorpe, Leicester 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 Countesthorpe, Leicester Location

Located just off the Leicester Road, our nursery is located in one of the peaceful villages on the outskirts of central Leicester, Countesthorpe. The nearest train link is South Wigston, which is just a seven-minute drive from our Countesthorpe nursery. We offer convenient parking for parents to allow for easy collection and drop off at the nursery.

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 Countesthorpe, Leicester. Book a visit today to arrange a personal tour to see Busy Bees Nursery Countesthorpe, Leicester for yourself.


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