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Busy Bees at Derby Oakwood Bishops Drive

382 Bishops Drive, Oakwood, Derby, Derbyshire, DE21 2DF

For new parent enquiries call us on 0330 333 8133

For existing parents call Becca on 01332 281 978

Average Rating: 5

Total Number of Reviews: 3

Opening Times

From 08:00 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Cares for children aged

3 months - 5 years

Welcome to our nursery...

At Busy Bees Derby Oakwood Bishops Drive Day Nursery and Preschool we absolutely love to play, create and educate together.

We know how important your child’s safety, development and preschool education is to you. That’s why every child at Busy Bees Derby Oakwood Bishops Drive is assigned their very own key carer to ensure that we can provide you and your little ones with continuous assessment and the very best in quality childcare.

Busy Bees Derby Oakwood Bishops Drive is situated in residential Oakwood, Derby, set back off Bishops Drive and conveniently next to a shopping precinct and doctors’ surgery.

Our homely, purpose-built 2 storey nursery is close to the A38 and A52 for easy commuting to Derby and Nottingham and a bus stop outside the nursery is served by local routes into Derby city centre.

Parking is available outside on the main road but parents can also use the large shopping centre free car park at the rear of the nursery for easy drop-offs and pick-ups.

Our skilled and passionate childcare team care for children from the age of 12 weeks to 5 years. Our nursery is split into four key age and stage-appropriate rooms to ensure children are developed in line with the EYFS statutory framework.


‘Heart of the Community’ Nursery

Local parents love Busy Bees Derby Oakwood Bishops Drive Nursery because of its lovely, ‘local’ community feel. Our long established team make children and parents feel instantly relaxed and settled, helping the transition from home to nursery.

Aside from the statutory framework of learning, we ensure our children get out and about in the community on trips to local parks, children’s centres and also to Springwood Library, Oakwood for story-time and reading sessions. You’ll also see the team out in the community with our younger children in our unique buggy bus!

Our strong partnerships with neighbouring Oakwood Church gives us access to a great space for preschool graduation ceremonies and other festive activities.

A secure and self-contained baby room on our first floor offers a unique home-from-home experience conceived to feel just like your living room – helping to promote a familiar and reassuring environment.

We understand how important the settling-in process is and our caring Busy Bees Derby Oakwood Bishops Drive team is with you every step of the way, helping to make it as smooth as possible.


Foundations for lifelong Learning

Here at Busy Bees Derby Oakwood Bishops Drive, our aim is to maximise the potential of every child. We do this through a combination of child-led and creative play, introducing gentle routine and structure as children progress through the nursery. We strive to develop happy, independent and confident children with a wide range of educational and social skills.

At TBusy Bees Derby Oakwood Bishops Drive we enjoy messy play, sensory play, home corner and role play right through to the pre-school staples of phonics, literacy and elemental mathematics – we’ve got every age and stage of childcare covered. We offer baby workshops for parents and babies up to 1 and we also offer PE sessions for preschool children as part of a school readiness programme to get them fully prepped for the next part of their education adventure!

Our Preschool children tend to go on to neighbouring schools Cavendish Close, Park View, Breadsall Hilltop, Roe Farm and Springwood.


Extra-Curricular Activities

Children at Busy Bees Derby Oakwood Bishops Drive enjoy a secure, cosy garden and an additional spacious hall for a variety of activities.

We offer dance lessons for 1 – 3 year olds and ballet lessons for 2 – 5 year olds. We also offer football lessons for preschool children, designed to stimulate imagination, aid early development skills such as learning colours and numbers, following instructions and playing as a team.

Why you'll love our nursery...

  • Highly experienced Nursery Manager
  • Lovely, local community feel
  • Home-from-home baby room
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Ample parking

What our customers say about us


Sara B.

My daughter loves going to busy bees Bishops drive. The staff there are absolutely fab and cant do enough for you. And I have noticed such a huge change in my little girl since starting there in October last year. 110% recommended


Michelle G.

My son loves it here, he’s excited to go everyday and that’s a credit it to the nursery and the staff there. They are very welcoming and try and help in anyway they can to accommodate us. They have a great system that keeps us up to date with things lik...


Claire S.

I can't fault this Team!My daughter is at home with them as far as I'm concerned. Everybody is easy to talk to and helpful and they really care and know each kid.