40 Years of Busy Bees


Nursery in
Edinburgh, Broughton Road

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Busy Bees


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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 0131 557 5675

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Are you a parent currently researching options for childcare in Edinburgh? Busy Bees nursery Broughton offers a huge range of exciting activities and resources which are suited for children from babies through to pre-school age.  

There is much to love about our Broughton nursery, from the inspiring arts and crafts corner to our quiet and cosy reading area, your child will be supported by our caring and qualified team in whatever they choose to do.  

Careful planning and consideration go into the selection of resources and activities on offer for your child to follow EYFS (Early Years Foundation Station) curriculum guidelines, meaning you can be certain our Broughton nursery is doing all they can to prepare your child for the next stage of their education journey.  

Download our free Parent Zone App to receive frequent updates from the enthusiastic team on all the excitement your little one is getting up to along with any milestones they may reach. 

Want to learn more about the fantastic facilities available at our nursery in Broughton, and meet the friendly team? Book a visit today, and our team will look forward to welcoming you. 

Not sure if Busy Bees Edinburgh Broughton is the best option for your family? View all of our Nurseries in Edinburgh to explore all Busy Bees locations in your area.

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees Edinburgh Broughton

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

127 Broughton Road



Laura Melles - Centre Director

Laura Melles

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees Edinburgh Broughton

Here's a snapshot of just some of the wonderful facilities we offer at our Day Nursery in Edinburgh, Broughton Road. 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.

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.

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.

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

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 Edinburgh Broughton

The fees you pay are inclusive of all meals, drinks, and snacks, which are  prepared on- site by our nursery chef daily.  

We understand it can be tricky to get little ones eating healthy and nutritious food, which is why our clever chefs create menus which are enjoyable and in line with the NHS guidelines, ensuring your child gets everything they need while at our Broughton nursery.. 

Take a look at what you can expect your child to eat while at our nursery in Edinburgh: 


Seasonal fresh fruit with a selection of cereal or porridge. 

Morning Snack

Seasonal fresh fruit, wholemeal toast or other baked good, with a drink of either milk or water. 


Mild curry (either meat or vegetarian), with boiled rice, followed by pineapple loaf. With a drink of water. 

Afternoon Snack

Seasonal fresh fruit or vegetable sticks, with a drink of either milk or water. 

Early Evening Snack

Vegetable sticks and dip followed by jacket potato slice with beans, with a drink of water. 

If your child has any dietary requirements or allergies, please contact the Centre Director who would be happy to help. Want to learn more about how we encourage healthy eating at our Broughton nursery? Read more on our ‘Eating Well’ page. 

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Our Fees

We believe in an open and transparent approach to nursery fees. Did you know Busy Bees also offers Funded Early Learning & Childcare for up for 1140 hours for all 3 and 4 year olds to help support parents with the cost of childcare? 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 Edinburgh, Broughton Road 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 Edinburgh, Broughton Road Location

Our fantastic nursery in Edinburgh is conveniently located a short drive from many areas such as Canonmills and Bonnington. The nearest train station is Edinburgh Waverly, which is approximately a 20-minute walk from our nursery.

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 Edinburgh, Broughton Road. Book a visit today to arrange a personal tour to see Busy Bees Nursery Edinburgh, Broughton Road for yourself.


Gemma B.


"Each nursery day I can totally relax knowing my daughter is being well looked after and having lots of fun. I love the parent zone portal to keep up-to date with her day. The girls are always so prompt at updating and also often adding some photos of what they get up to which makes my day. The routine nursery have is great and my daughter is thriving so much and I thank nursery for that."

Niamh O.


"Great staff - our son loves it there."

Clare W.


"Staff have been excellent, can’t fault at all. Very patient and positive whatever the situation!"

Stacie H.


"We love the staff at busy bees Broughton, they looked after my son well and now my daughter. Big part of our lives."