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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 0131 3391245

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Our day nursery in Edinburgh provides an excellent environment for children to develop, grow and learn in their time spent at Busy Bees. At first glance of our Busy Bees Edinburgh nursery, parents will see the wide array of resources and activities for children to explore and play with throughout. All children are encouraged to learn through play, whether they choose messy play, sensory, or imaginative role play areas.

The highly trained team of staff at our Edinburgh Park Nursery strive to provide the best possible care for your child, encouraging and supporting mental and physical development within a warm and comfortable homely environment. Encouraging children to behave and learn in the way which will be expected of them when they move into the next step of their education is something which is nurtured at Busy Bees in Edinburgh Park. Specifically, there is a dedicated teacher within the setting who provides activities and resources which actively encourage learning in alignment with the current curriculum.

Busy Bees actively promote continued learning at home using the innovative UP App – which provides great ideas and resources for parents who wish to encourage the development of what is learnt within the nursery setting at home.

Contact us today to speak with the friendly Centre Director to organise booking a visit to see the incredible facilities on offer at Busy Bees nursery Edinburgh Park for yourself!

Not sure if Busy Bees Edinburgh Park 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 at Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh Park

1 Lochside Place

Edinburgh Park


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Sharlene Cran - Centre Director

Sharlene Cran

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Edinburgh Park

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

The fees you pay at Busy Bees nursery Edinburgh Park are inclusive of all meals, drinks, and snacks, which are prepared fresh each day on site by our nursery chef. If you child has any specific allergies or dietary requirements, please contact the Centre Director who will be happy to liaise with the kitchen team to arrange for another yummy alternative for your child.

At Busy Bees Edinburgh Park Nursery, we understand the importance of a health, balanced diet, and the

impact that nutritious food can have on children’s overall health and well-being. Below is a short example of what you could expect your child to eat at our day 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.


Garlic bread to start, followed by mixed vegetable spaghetti Bolognese, with a drink of water.

Afternoon Snack

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

Early Evening Snack

Sandwich selection with cucumber sticks, followed by a seasonal fruit salad, served with a drink of water.

Interested in discovering more about how we encourage healthy eating habits at our Edinburgh nursery? Click the link below to explore out ‘Eating Well’ page and read our NHS accredited menu in full to get an idea of what your child could be eating at Busy Bees Edinburgh Park.

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Getting Outdoors

The outdoor facilities on offer at our Edinburgh nursery are safe and secure, allowing children to explore and discover the various play equipment, whilst learning to take supervised, safe risks. We actively encourage the children within the setting to spend as much time outdoors as possible, as we believe the benefits of fresh air is beneficial to children’s concentration, overall well-being, and a great source of exercise.

With play equipment ranging from beams, tyres, see-saws, footballs and bikes, there is no shortage of fun to be had within the outdoor space at our nursery in Edinburgh Park.

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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 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 Location

Busy Bees Nursery Edinburgh Park is within easy driving distance of many local amenities, and with great road and rail links. There are two train stations very nearby, with Gyle station only a two-minute drive and Edinburgh Park station slightly further at just a five-minute drive. Parents at Busy Bees Edinburgh Park benefit from secure access to the nursery, ample parking on-site and a handy buggy store for those who arrive on foot and need to leave pushchairs in a safe location.

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


Sayantani K.


"Excellent environment for kids. Also, the staff specially the centre director Sharlene goes above and beyond to support a child."

Georgia M.


"Sharlene and all the girls at Edinburgh Park are fantastic, my daughter had grown and thrived whilst attending the setting, and they were very accommodating with all my daughters allergies, I can't wait for my son to start attending and see how they help him grow. "

Naila A.


"The staff are amazing "

Katrina J.


"The team are brilliant and I know my girls are well looked after and supported."

Viranee T.


"My daughter loves the place"