Busy Bees at Derby Oakwood Smalley Drive
29 Smalley Drive, Oakwood, Derby, DE21 2SF
For new parent enquiries call us on 0330 333 8133
For existing parents call Sam on 01332 544321
From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri
Cares for children aged
3 months - 9 years
Welcome to our nursery...
Busy Bees children’s nursery in Oakwood is a large purpose built, two storey nursery, close to the A52 and Derby City Centre, with regular bus links directly opposite the nursery.
We are delighted to have been awarded a GOOD outcome from our latest Ofsted inspection.
We provide a variety of stimulating activities for the children to enjoy. We also have a unique area in our baby room called 'Busy Babies' for our 0-2’s which creates a stimulating and calming environment where the babies are able to have close contact with their individual key person.
Whilst at nursery the children enjoy delicious home cooked meals which are nutritionally balanced and healthy. We have a seasonal three weekly rolling menu which takes advantage of fresh, seasonal produce and allows the children to experience a wide variety of tastes and flavours. We are also able to cater for children who have any allergies or dietary requirements.
The long serving staff team have a large range of qualifications which includes, NVQ 2 & 3 and Foundation Degree in Early Years and childhood studies. The staff are always very keen to attend different training courses both within Busy Bees and with the local authority. The staff team ensure that they build close relationships with their key children and their parents/carers, giving daily feedback to keep parents informed of their child’s day. Throughout the year the staff will also complete progress reports for each individual child and twice a year the nursery holds parent evenings.
Why you'll love our nursery...
- Good Ofsted 2017 - Click here to see our report
- Online learning journal system in conjunction with ParentZone
- Affordable, quality childcare from only £177 per week
- Busy Babies initiative to enhance your baby's senses
- Interactive smart board for the children to show off their IT talents
- Key fob secure access system
- Highly qualified and established staff team
- Freshly prepared meals all nutritionally balanced
- Good Parent Partnerships
- Additional early and late opening hours
- Large car park for drop off and collection
- Access to Busy Bees Exclusive home learning programme 'UP'
- 5* food Hygiene rating
Large Base Rooms create bright welcoming environments for each age group
Large Garden space, creating a fabulous environment for all our children to explore
Great location for M1, A50 and A52 with easy access into Derby and Nottingham
What our customers say…
Just to a massive thank you for all the fantastic care you have given to Daniel and Gemma over the last 6 years
- Ruth and Rich Cutts.
We have been very impressed with the care and dedication shown by all the staff
We cant say thank you enough
- lynsey, John, Amelia and Jude Baker
Thankyou for all the love and support you have given Joshua over the years at nursery
- Caroline and Kev.
Maisy has enjoyed her time at nursery becoming a more confident and happy girl
- kirsty and mark