40 Years of Busy Bees

WELCOME TO BUSY BEES

Nursery in
Didcot

Rated Good by Ofsted

9 Reviews

Busy Bees

READY TO TAKE YOUR FIRST STEPS?

Book your visit today Use our fee calculator

New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01235 519538

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Welcome to Busy Bees at Oxford Ladygrove. Here at our nursery in Didcot, our experienced and qualified team provides a nurturing environment where children can learn, flourish and thrive. 

With a strong emphasis on learning through play, our enthusiastic team carefully curate a diverse range of activities that engage children's curiosity and promote their development. From creative arts to sensory exploration, our aim is to make learning a joyful and exciting experience. 

Our nursery boasts a spacious outdoor garden, providing ample opportunities for little explorers to develop their independence and connect with nature. Under careful supervision, children can embark on exciting adventures, take on safe risks, and engage in active play. 

We understand the importance of nutritious meals in supporting children's overall well-being. That's why our onsite chef prepares delicious and wholesome meals as part of our NHS Startwell-accredited menus.  

Here at our nursery, we value strong partnerships with local schools and works closely with these institutions to help prepare preschoolers for the next steps in their educational journey.  

So, if you're looking for a nursery near Didcot that combines excellent childcare, a stimulating environment, and a commitment to children's well-being, Busy Bees Nursery at Oxford Ladygrove is the perfect choice. Book a visit today, to see the fantastic facilities for yourself. 

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

Pebble flexible childcare at Ladygrove Day Nursery Didcot

We understand that parents and carers lead busy lives, and we want to do everything possible to help. That’s why Ladygrove Day Nursery Didcot 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

Ladygrove Day Nursery Didcot

1 Lostock Place

Didcot

Oxfordshire

OX11 7XT

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Louise Rose - Centre Director

Louise Rose

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Ladygrove Day Nursery Didcot

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

CCTV
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.

Teacher
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.

ParentZone
We keep families informed through ParentZone, an online learning journal platform, which can be accessed via a smartphone app.

UP
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 Ladygrove Day Nursery Didcot

Busy Bees Nursery at Oxford Ladygrove ensures that your child receives the essential nutrition they need during their time with us. Our inclusive fees cover regular meals, snacks, and drinks throughout the day, so you can have peace of mind knowing that your child's nutritional needs are taken care of. 

Accredited by expert child nutritionists at NHS Startwell, these menus change seasonally, so there are always plenty of opportunities for the kids to try new delicious and healthy new foods. It's all freshly prepared, every day, by our on-site nursery chef. 

Want to discuss your child's dietary requirements? Just speak to your Centre Director - we can always account for specific requirements. 

Curious about what a typical day at Busy Bees Oxford Ladygrove looks like? Just take a look below. 

Breakfast  

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. 

Lunch  

Cheese flan served with homemade baked beans and a cup of water. Followed with jelly and ice cream for dessert.  

Afternoon Snack  

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

Early Evening Snack 

Pasta salad, served with a cup of water, and mixed berries for dessert. 

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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 Didcot 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 Didcot Location

Busy Bees Nursery at Oxford Ladygrove is conveniently located just a 5-minute drive from the Centre of Didcot, making it easily accessible for families in the area.  

Situated only a 15-minute drive from the A34, Busy Bees Oxford Ladygrove is perfectly positioned for parents commuting. Rest assured for parents commuting by car, our nursery offers the convenience of an onsite car park, for safe and easy collections and drop-offs. 

Arriving via public transport? There is a bus stop at Ladygrove shops, serving bus routes 91 and 95, along with Didcot Parkway train station just a 10-minute walk from the nursery. 

With our central location and excellent transport links, Busy Bees Oxford Ladygrove offers a convenient and accessible choice for families seeking high-quality childcare in the Didcot area. 

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

Reviews

Leanne W.

02/05/2024

"My daughter loves it here, she's beyond thriving! The staff are all amazing and I literally can not fault anything or anyone."


Heulwen E.

17/05/2022

"I cannot fault Ladygrove Busy Bees. The staff have gone above and beyond with my daughter and really done all they can to offer us extra help. "


Lauren H.

05/05/2022

"Wonderful, kind and caring staff I couldn't be happier with Busy Bees and would recommend them to anyone. "


Hannah W.

07/01/2022

"My daughter absolutely loves coming here. The staff are lovely and professional. Always listen and fit around your child’s needs. I so feel comfortable leaving her in their care. "


Chloe W.

24/11/2021

"Very friendly staff and they had great bonds with my son. He was always happy going to the nursery and did some wonderful activities whilst there "