40 Years of Busy Bees

WELCOME TO BUSY BEES

Nursery in
Dorking

Rated Good by Ofsted

6 Reviews

Busy Bees

READY TO TAKE YOUR FIRST STEPS?

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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01306 876316

Opening Times:

From 07:45 to 18:30 Mon - Fri

Here, at Busy Bees Dorking Chichester Road, we want the very best for your child. We take a nurturing approach to learning and development, which we believe gives children a great start during those critical early years. 

You might have known our nursery as 'Major Minors Dorking' before it became part of the Busy Bees family. It features three spacious rooms: Bombo's Room for babies, Bumble's Room for toddlers and Buzz's Room for pre-schoolers. These separate spaces allow the kids to learn about the world around them and build up their confidence at a pace that suits them. 

No two days are ever the same thanks to our team, who're continually developing new activities, and educational toys and equipment. The children can play dress-up with our costume rack, learn about animals at our farmyard table, take a little quiet time to read their favourite stories and lots more. 

Our Dorking nursery school also has access to outdoor space, so the kids can get out and have fun in the fresh air. Slides, climbing frames and ride-on cars allow them to learn about taking safe risks under the supervision of our nursery staff. The Music Area, meanwhile, introduces them to maracas, glockenspiels and xylophones. 

You'll always be able to keep up to date with your child's progress with our ParentZone app. Our UP app provides great learning resources for you to use at home. 

Come and see our facilities and meet our team for yourself - book a visit to Busy Bees Dorking Chichester Road today.

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees at Dorking Chichester Road

We understand that parents and carers lead busy lives, and we want to do everything possible to help. That’s why Busy Bees at Dorking Chichester Road 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 at Dorking Chichester Road

Chichester Road

Dorking

Surrey

RH4 1LR

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Kim Stacey - Centre Director

Kim Stacey

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Dorking Chichester Road

Here's a snapshot of just some of the wonderful facilities we offer at our Day Nursery in Dorking. 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 Busy Bees at Dorking Chichester Road

Getting children to eat healthily can be a real challenge. However, at Busy Bees, we've come up with seasonal menus that provide delicious, nutritionally balanced dishes they can enjoy. So, while they're at our Dorking nursery school, your child will get regular snacks, drinks, and meals throughout the day from these NHS-accredited menus. It's all included in your fees too - at no extra cost. 

We have an on-site nursery chef, who prepares all food and refreshments for the children each day. Everything is freshly prepared with high-quality ingredients. Does your child have specific dietary requirements? Just let your Centre Director know - our team can account for any special food needs. 

Here's just a flavour of what your child might enjoy on a normal day as part of our childcare in Dorking. 

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

Vegetable nuggets, with root vegetable mash and reduced salt and sugar baked beans. Peaches with a mixed berry sauce for dessert. Served with a cup of water. 

Afternoon Snack

Fresh fruit or vegetable snacks. Served with a cup of milk or water. 

Early Evening Snack

Vegetable sticks with humus and cucumber or cheese savoury sandwiches. Served with a cup of water.  

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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 Dorking 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 Dorking Location

Formerly known as 'Major Minors Dorking', this nursery is located on Chichester Road (just off the A24). We're a short drive from the town centre, and you'll find plenty of on-site car parking too - making drop-offs and pick-ups safe for little ones and convenient for parents. 

Planning to visit us via public transport? Dorking train station, which sits on the South Western and Southern lines, is just a five-minute walk away. Dorking Railway Station bus stops (Stop A and Stop B) are also just a short distance away - they're served by the 21, 465 and 533 buses. 

Find the exact location of Busy Bees at Dorking Chichester Road by using our What3Words:

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

Reviews

Jennifer S.

20/09/2023

"My son has benefitted from an excellent key worker. Communication from staff is good and my son has had a positive experience since he started and appears to enjoy attending. The venue itself benefits from a large garden and this has been great for my son. There could be improvements in the way in which transition to each room is managed with a more planned and strategic approach to this with parents fully informed around this. It has been a little ad hoc and random and i have not always felt fully informed. We would also benefit from a 'who's who' board to help ensure we know who all the staff are as it can be daunting when new faces appear who are not always introduced. Management are always receptive and welcoming when approached but maybe could be more proactively visible to parents on a day to day basis to help me feel reassured that there is strong management oversight. This may be the case but its not easy to get a sense of this. Thank you for all you do as in general I am happy with the service provided for my son and feel he is thriving. "


Georgia P.

03/03/2023

"Staff are absolutely friendly. Teaching and looking after child is perfectly done."


Laura S.

28/01/2023

"Lovely people at the nursery. My daughter enjoys going there. Her development is coming on really well."


Penny R.

18/05/2022

"Nice and consistent staffing. Great garden. Good manager with excellent communication."


Lucy S.

21/01/2022

"Really lovely staff. My daughter has thrived over the last year. "