40 Years of Busy Bees

WELCOME TO BUSY BEES

Nursery in
East Malling

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 01732 871300

Opening Times:

From 07:00 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Busy Bees Clare Park in East Malling is set in peaceful, park like surroundings, close to East and West Malling train stations and Junctions 4 and 5 of the M20 making it easily accessible for commuting parents.

Our nursery is a beautifully converted school all on one level with 3 inviting, welcoming, exciting childcare rooms. Each childcare room comes with its own free flow garden and an additional communal garden allowing the children to not only develop their love of the outdoors and the natural world but also their confidence and self-esteem. 

We are centrally located close to numerous Primary Schools offering plenty of choice and excellent relationships have been built with these schools to allow the transition to be as smooth as possible when that all important time arises.

We cannot wait to welcome you to the Busy Bees family!

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees at Clare Park

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

Beech Road

East Malling

Kent

ME19 6DY

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Kelly Maskell

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Clare Park

Here's a snapshot of just some of the wonderful facilities we offer at our Day Nursery in East Malling. 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 Clare Park

Fees include all meals, drinks and snacks prepared on site by our nursery chef.

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Food Menu

Take a peek at our NHS accredited menus below.

If you'd like to speak to someone about your child's diet, talk to your centre director.

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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 East Malling 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.

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

Reviews

Cecilia V.

22/02/2023

"I couldn't be happier with my choice of sending my daughter to Busy Bees at Clare Park! all the staff are amazing, they are caring, thoughtful and we can see they are all passionate about what they do and that is what makes the entire difference!! :) A special thank you for Sharon, Karen, Kayleigh, Beth, Rachel and both Kelly's who are AMAZING! Thank you all for helping me and my daughter since day one! "


Kitty W.

09/02/2023

"A wonderful nursery who cares for your child with the highest level of understanding and compassion to each of my children’s needs. "


Kitty M.

30/09/2021

"Excellent nursery. Impressive care and attention."


Gabriela S.

26/02/2021

"Fantastic nursery, all the staff is so lovely and friendly. Our little one loves it there."


Lucy G.

25/02/2021

"Lovely nursery, my daughter loves it and is always happy to go."