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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01778 380 232

Opening Times:

From 08:00 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Are you in search of a nurturing nursery near you in Market Deeping that offers a warm and welcoming environment for your child? Look no further than Busy Bees at Deeping St. James. 

Nestled in the heart of Market Deeping, our Grade II cottage provides a "home away from home" atmosphere, ensuring a cosy and comforting environment for your child's early years. 

Every day at Busy Bees there is an adventure waiting to happen. That's why our nursery offers an array of activities, both indoors and outdoors, to keep your child engaged and excited during their educational journey. From imaginative play corners to our large outdoor garden, we offer a diverse range of activities tailored to each child's interests and developmental stage. 

Rest assured, your child's well-being and development are our top priorities, and our dedicated team of highly trained staff are committed to providing the highest quality care and education for your child. Our team also includes a knowledgeable SENCO on-site, ensuring that children of all abilities receive the support they deserve, fostering inclusivity and growth. 

Our nursery also boasts an onsite chef who prepares nourishing meals that follow NHS accreditation guidelines, ensuring your child receives the balanced nutrition they need to flourish and thrive. And the best part? It’s all included in the fees you pay. With our 5-star food hygiene rating, you can trust that your child's well-being is our top priority. 

For parents seeking a nursery or preschool in Market Deeping that offers unmatched quality childcare, Busy Bees at Deeping St. James is your answer. Book a visit today, and our friendly team will look forward to welcoming you. 

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

Pebble flexible childcare at Treetops Caterpillar, Deeping St James

We understand that parents and carers lead busy lives, and we want to do everything possible to help. That’s why Treetops Caterpillar, Deeping St James 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

Treetops Caterpillar, Deeping St James

The Rundles

100 Bridge Street

Deeping St James



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Gemma Chapman - Centre Director

Gemma Chapman

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Treetops Caterpillar, Deeping St James

Here's a snapshot of just some of the wonderful facilities we offer at our Day Nursery in Deeping. 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 Treetops Caterpillar, Deeping St James

Children need nutritious food to get them through busy days. At our Market Deeping 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. 

On a typical day at Busy Bees Deeping St James, your child might enjoy: 


Fresh fruit with a selection of cereal or porridge. 

Morning Snack  

Fresh fruit with wholemeal toast or baked goods, served with a cup of milk or water. 


Lamb or Quorn dinner served with root vegetable mash, green beans and a cup of water. Followed with pears for dessert.  

Afternoon Snack  

Fresh fruit or vegetable sticks served with a cup of milk or water. 

Early Evening Snack 

Mini ploughman's or vegetarian ploughman’s served with chutney and a cup of water. Followed by orange and sultanas for dessert.   

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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 Deeping 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 Deeping Location

Nestled in the heart of Market Deeping, our nursery on Bridge Street is your destination for exceptional childcare. 

Conveniently located just a short 15-minute drive from the Centre of Peterborough via the A15, accessing our nursery is a breeze for those arriving by car. We've even got parking available right onsite, ensuring your drop-off and pick-up experience is as smooth as can be. 

For families arriving via public transport, worry not! The convenience continues with a bus stop a mere 3-minute walk away on New Row. This stop serves bus routes 102, 301, and 302, making it incredibly accessible for parents and families who rely on public transportation. 

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


Rebecca D.


"The direct nursery staff are fantastic and my child adores them. However, I've experienced conflicting and bad communication which put me in dept of fees and i keep receiving incorrect invoices. "

Beth L.


"Overall it has been fairly good for our son, particularly when he first started. Unfortunately he’s had many changes in his key person over the past few weeks so has struggled a little bit with finding a bond and for me to know who to communicate with about his day. It will be wonderful when we can start coming in through the gate and garden again to drop off as the handover in the mornings can be quite stressful with long queues. The ladies are very helpful and friendly."

Katy L.


"Our son has thoroughly enjoyed his time spent at nursery and has such a strong foundation to begin his school journey on thanks to all the learning and playing he has done with you. We’ve always left him in such kind, caring and trustworthy hands. There have been issues with invoicing otherwise we’d love to have given you 5 stars."