40 Years of Busy Bees


Nursery in
London ExCel, Docklands

Rated Good by Ofsted

5 Reviews

Busy Bees


Book your visit today Use our fee calculator

New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 020 7474 7487

Opening Times:

From 08:00 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Located in front of the ExCel exhibition centre, Busy Bees day nursery in London ExCeL is a modern single-strorey, purpose-built nursery. 

With five spacious and light rooms covering different age ranges, our childcare setting in Excel London offers a plethora of resources for children to learn and thrive, promoting their unique individuality and supporting their well-being. Each room has access to its own well-equipped secure outdoor garden where children can choose to freely flow inside and out throughout the day. 

We take pride in being a large and diverse family with many different cultures and religions. Our incredible team of nursery staff at our day care nursery in Docklands strive to provide the best possible care while building strong relationships with their key children and families.  

We understand the difficulty of trying to juggle everything. That is why we do as much as possible to make our parents’ lives easy – for example, we serve delicious and nutritious meals prepared by our chef on-site.

Get in touch today to book a visit, view the excellent facilities, and meet the friendly team! We can’t wait to welcome you to the Busy Bees family! 

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees in London ExCeL

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

Busy Bees in London ExCeL

5 Western Gateway

Royal Victoria Docks


E16 1XL

Custom House for ExCeL DLR Station - DLR Elizabeth

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Rebecca Davy - Centre Director

Rebecca Davy

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees in London ExCeL

Here's a snapshot of just some of the wonderful facilities we offer at our Day Nursery in London ExCel, Docklands. 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 in London ExCeL

We know just how important it is for little ones to get the nutrition they need. That is why we provide delicious food and drink packed with goodness throughout your child's day with us. We have carefully created menus that put new twists on childhood favourites and encourage healthy eating.  

Accredited by NHS Startwell, our menus change seasonally, so there are plenty of opportunities to try something new.  

All meals, snacks and drinks are freshly prepared, on-site, each day, by our talented nursery chef. And want to know the very best bit? It is all included in your fees - so, there is no extra cost involved. Get a taster of what your child might get to enjoy on a typical day at our Busy Bees London ExCel nursery. 


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.  


Vegetarian sausage with mashed potato and homemade baked beans. Fruit yoghurt for dessert, served with a cup of water.  

Afternoon Snack 

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

Early Evening Snack 

Satsuma smiles, followed by a main of a toasted bagel topped with cream cheese, served with summer slaw. Also served with a cup of water. 

Does your child have specific dietary requirements? Simply speak to your Centre Director - we can account for any special food needs and provide safe alternatives. Learn more about our approach to getting children to eat well or see our menus in full by clicking the button below. 

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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 London ExCel, Docklands 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 London ExCel, Docklands Location

You will find our London ExCel nursery right in front of the ExCel London exhibition centre and within 5 minutes’ walk from Royal Victoria station and Custom House for Excel (DLR) station.  

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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 London ExCel, Docklands. Book a visit today to arrange a personal tour to see Busy Bees Nursery London ExCel, Docklands for yourself.


Nikoleta A.


"I am happy with nursery, my daughter seems to enjoy, her key person is very supportive. Staff is friendly and devoted to children. Ever since joining nursery my daughter learn lot of new skills and they helped with development. I would maybe point out just bit more improvement in communication is needed regarding activities in nursery, but overall great experience so far."

Sophia E.


"The team are lovely and have helped my daughter settle in from day one! I highly recommend them!!"

Ines P.


"The nursery is excellent - great facilities, great team. Our child loves it and has developed so much since joining. "

Maria R.


"Great team and great place where to keep your child. Not 5 stars because sometimes the team members don't pay enough attention to details, but other than that I would pick Busy Bees hundred more times :)"

Eniola M.


"Great attendance and support"