call us on 0330 333 8133
call Suzanne on 01325 460440
From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri
Darlington Centre opened its doors in 1996 and has served the local community and beyond to look after and educate children from birth to five. We are in the residential area of Cockerton, with close links to the nearby schools. The Centre was rebranded and fully refurbished in March 2013 and we are very proud to be part of the Busy Bees family. The children and staff are supported by two members of staff who have gained the Early Years Teacher Status. They use their knowledge of child development to enhance the learning environment so that children achieve to the best start in life. We have many long serving staff, with some staff achieving their twenty year awards. This shows what a dedicated team we have, who are dedicated to the childcare profession and strive to ensure each child is happy and well cared for. We'd love to welcome your child to Busy Bees in Darlington.
Here's a snapshot of the wonderful facilities we offer. Click to find out more.
We offer ample parking on-site for your safety and convenience.
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.
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.
Our outdoor environment offers space to explore and take safe risks with the support of our team, aiding child development.
Our Sensory Room is a relaxing space providing a unique sensory experience with activities and equipment to explore, engaging and stimulating children’s senses.
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.
Our Interactive Smart Board is used daily to bring learning to life and provides children with a hands-on approach with technology.
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.
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.
Fees include all meals, drinks and snacks prepared on site by our nursery chef.Read more
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.See food menu
"Definitely an amazing nursery, I felt comfortable from day one and more importantly, so did my children! The staff are always happy to help reassure and inform on how the children day has been and the app means you can check for yourself. Truly amazing, bes..."
"Staff were always friendly and welcoming from the very first day we went to look around. The pandemic has made things difficult but all staff dealt with this in a very professional manner and also made it understandable for the children too. Daisy used to..."
"Can't fault anything about busy bees. Also a big mention for Charlotte. She is an absolute asset to your team!"