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Busy Bees


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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 0115 926 4111

Opening Times:

From 07:00 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

There is never a dull day at our nursery in Daybrook Nottingham, as we provide endless opportunities for every child to unleash their full potential with the variety of fun-filled activities and learning resources available.   

Throughout our nursery rooms, you will find a wide range of age-appropriate facilities, so that your little one can develop at their own pace with those at a similar stage. With the support from our highly qualified team, who strive to provide every child with the best start in life, your child will learn, develop and thrive during their stay with us. 

Our Busy Bees nursery also boasts a fantastic pre-school in Daybrook. The support of a fully qualified teacher, along with the fantastic range of self-led activities available, acts as a superb springboard into primary education.   

The fun does not stop indoors, with our large separate garden areas, children can continue to explore their imagination and discover their independence outdoors as they enjoy the fresh air.  

We understand that parents, like yourself, lead very busy lives and we want to do everything possible to help. Which is why we offer nappies for all children under 2, provide meals and snacks within the fees you pay, and have a parent breakfast bar available!  

So, if you’re looking for childcare in Daybrook Nottingham which provides a stimulating environment for your child, there’s simply nowhere better. Book a visit today, we cannot wait to welcome you to our Busy Bees family.  

Interested in learning more about Busy Bees Daybrook? You can find everything you need to know in our Parent Pack.

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

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees in Daybrook

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

Sir John Robinson Way

Mansfield Road, Daybrook



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Maddy Kirk - Centre Director

Maddy Kirk

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees in Daybrook

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

At our Daybrook Nottingham nursery, we provide snacks, meals, and drinks for your child during their day with us, all of which are included in your nursery fees. 

Delicious and packed with all the natural goodness growing children need, our seasonal menus are NHS-accredited and are prepared with locally sourced ingredients. They're prepared on-site by our trained nursery chef, who would be happy to accommodate any dietary requirements or allergies, simply speak to your Centre Manager to find out more. 

Get a taste of what your child might eat while at our nursery in Daybrook: 


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.  


Vegetable nuggets with root vegetable mash and baked beans, followed by peaches with mixed berry sauce, with a drink of water.  

Afternoon Snack 

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

Early Evening Snack 

Vegetable sticks followed by hummus and cucumber sandwiches or cheese sandwiches, with a drink of water. 

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5* Food Hygiene
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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 Nottingham 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 Nottingham Location

Offering excellent childcare in Daybrook, you will find our nursery just off the A60 on Sir John Robinson Way.  

With just a 20-minute drive from Nottingham City Centre, and the M1 at Junction 26, our nursery is in the perfect location for those commuting.  

Rest assured, we have a large parking facility available for those arriving by car, to help make drop-offs and collections as safe and seamless as possible.  

Arriving via public transport? There is a bus stop a short walk away, on Sir John Robinson Way, serving bus route 19.  

Find the exact location of Busy Bees in Daybrook 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 Nottingham. Book a visit today to arrange a personal tour to see Busy Bees Nursery Nottingham for yourself.


Daisy B.


"Always welcoming and appear with a smile on their faces. Always willing to help. My daughter loves going to nursery and gets upset about coming home! She would love there if she could "

Kerry W.


"My child is very happy coming and leaving nursery. Staff are informative. Due to restrictions being dropped it would be nice to be able to enter the nursery to pick up my child and see her playing which is something I’m yet to experience. It also will be quicker as some days I have to be home for certain times. "

Laura L.


"My son absolutely loves coming to Nursery. Staff are so friendly and helpful and supportive. Always kept up to date. My son has come on leaps and bounds since being at this nursery, he’s always talking about it and telling us what he’s been upto. He’s kept busy/entertained and doesn’t get bored. He loves all the activities, seeing staff and playing with his friends. I know he’s in safe hands and well looked after whilst in the care of the busy bees staff. Would and have recommended to others. "

Claire W.


"Always friendly and helpful. I feel comfortable leaving my child in their care whilst at work :) thank you busy bees x"

Roxanne B.


"My son really enjoys coming into nursey often when at home he’ll ask to come to “busy bees” brodys development has come on so well and the girls work so hard towards that! Brody often comes home with lots of different art work and big smiles I get such a good hand over and it’s always lovely to see what he’s getting up to the only thing I don’t get much of us photos and have to sometimes remind the girls but they are straight on it when asked."