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Busy Bees Derby Duffield

King Street, Duffield, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 4EU

For new parent enquiries call us on 0330 333 8133

For existing parents call Katie on 01332 841 844

Average Rating: 5

Total Number of Reviews: 1

Opening Times

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Cares for children aged

3 months - 5 years

Welcome to our nursery...

At Busy Bees Castle Garden, Duffield Day Nursery and Preschool, Derbyshire 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 Castle Garden, Duffield, Derbyshire 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.

Home-From-Home Day Nursery with a local village feel

Busy Bees Castle Garden nursery and preschool is nestled in a sleepy street in the picturesque village of Duffield, Derbyshire.

Situated in the old William Gilbert School building, our cosy nursery is full of charm and character and much loved by local families seeking that personal home-from-home environment. Our caring and passionate team look after children aged 12 weeks up to the age of 5.

Despite our relative oasis of calm, Busy Bees Castle Garden, Nursery, Duffield, is just off the A6 and well-placed for parents commuting to Derby, Nottingham, and Matlock with great road links to the A38, A50, M1 and other major arterial routes. For those needing public transport there’s a bus stop at the end of the road serving Derby and Belper and Duffield Railway Station is just a 5-minute walk away.

The Childcare of Choice for Local Families

An idyllic village location, secure outdoor spaces, and a committed and highly qualified team are just some of the reasons that make Busy Bees Castle Garden the first choice for childcare of local parents.

A relatively compact, open-plan setting with all four age groups on one floor creates a home-from-home feel particularly loved and valued by new parents and those with babies. A strong and close childcare team is able to forge close relationships with parents, helping to settle and relax children quickly.

An Exciting Curriculum for Lifelong Learning

Children at Busy Bees Castle Garden, Nursery, Duffield enjoy a programme of stimulating and exciting activities and experiences, developed in line with the EYFS statutory framework.

There’s messy play, sensory play, construction, junk-modelling, home corners and role play right through to the pre-school staples of phonics, literacy and elemental mathematics. Our aim is to maximise the potential of every child in our care and we have plenty of fun along the way!

Additional Activities

The cook is a key member of our childcare team and involves the children in cookery and baking lessons – a fantastic opportunity to teach the children practical life skills and a healthy attitude towards nutrition. It’s also a great way to subtly introduce and cement some basic mathematical concepts like weighing and measurement.

We also enjoy lots of creative play activities; with 8 week courses devised by each individual room. Regular trips to Duffield library for our preschool children.

Ballet is available as an extra-curricular activity.

Links with Local Schools

Our preschool children typically go on to neighbouring schools including William Gilbert Endowed CE Primary School, Duffield Meadows Primary School and Little Eaton Primary School.

Why you'll love our nursery...

  • Gorgeous, cosy nursery with village feel
  • Close to Duffield Railway Station
  • Extra-curricular activities including ballet.
  • Good road links – A6, A38 and M1
  • Spanish lessons for children from walking to pre-school on Monday
  • Squash lessons for pre-school on Tuesday
  • Ballet lessons for pre-school on Wednesday

What our customers say about us


Leah M.

Excellent childcare and happy children