40 Years of Busy Bees

WELCOME TO BUSY BEES

Nursery in
Guildford

Rated Outstanding by Ofsted

11 Reviews

Busy Bees

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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01483 455 133

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Are you a parent currently researching nurseries in the Guildford area? There is much to love about Busy Bees Fitzsimmons, from the bright and airy building to the fantastic range of resources and equipment on offer for children of all ages.  

Our nursery in Guildford features several rooms which are tailored to different age categories, and are equipped with toys, activities and resources which are carefully selected and planned in line with EYFS curriculum guidelines.  

Whether your child is still a baby and requires close attention, or is moving into the pre-school age bracket, the support and guidance provided by our qualified nursery team are second to none. You can feel comfortable that your child is receiving the highest quality care possible while at Busy Bees Fitzsimmons.  

At Busy Bees Fitzsimmons, we are proud to have a foundation class within our nursery setting, which further supports your child with their move up to the next stage of their education.   

In addition to the friendly verbal updates you will receive when dropping off and collecting your child, their key worker will also provide written updates along with photos of what your child gets up to throughout the day. This is all completed via our unique Parent Zone App, meaning you’ll never miss an important update or milestone while your child is with us at Busy Bees.  

Want to learn more about our nursery in Guildford, and see the fantastic facilities we have on offer? Book a visit today and our friendly team will look forward to welcoming you. 

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

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees at Fitzsimmons

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

32PortsmouthRoad

Guildford

Surrey

GU2 4DJ

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Bernie Thatcher - Centre Director

Bernie Thatcher

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Fitzsimmons

Here's a snapshot of just some of the wonderful facilities we offer at our Day Nursery in Guildford. 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 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 3 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 Fitzsimmons

The fees you pay are inclusive ofde all meals, drinksdrinks, and snacks, which are prepared on -site by our nursery chef daily. Our crafty kitchen team understand how difficult it can be to get little ones to eat the right things, so they ensure the menus are varied and fun to make sure all children have full tummies. . 

If your child has any specific dietary requirements or allergies, please speak with the Centre Director who would be happy to discuss alternative options which are safe and delicious for your child.  

Here is a taster of what you could expect your child to eat while at our Guildford day nursery and preschool:  

Breakfast

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. 

Lunch

Melon to start, followed by tuna and sweetcorn pasta bake, or black-eyed bean and sweetcorn pasta bake, served with broccoli and 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 served with grated carrot, followed by yoghurt and fruit, served with a drink of water. 

To learn more about all of the food options available at our nursery in Guildford, and to read our NHS accredited menu in full, please click the link 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 Guildford 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 Guildford Location

Our fantastic day nursery is located a short six-minute drive from the centre of Guildford, and has fantastic train links to Guildford station, a mere 11-minute walk. For parents arriving on foot, we offer a convenient buggy store, allowing you to leave pushchairs at the nursery throughout the day. We also offer a safe and secure car park for those arriving by car.  

Find the exact location of Busy Bees at Fitzsimmons 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 Guildford. Book a visit today to arrange a personal tour to see Busy Bees Nursery Guildford for yourself.

Reviews

Eleanor D.

12/09/2023

"Very personable team who have supported us and our son tremendously in the 18months he’s been at the nursery. "


Semir J.

05/09/2023

"Great nursery, highly dedicated staff, a friendly environment and a fantastic start in life for our little daughter."


Holly F.

02/05/2023

"Fitzsimmons offers a safe and nurturing environment for my kids. The staff are dedicated to understanding the needs of each individual child and supporting their developmental needs and giving them the fundamental skills they require for the future! Thank you Fitzsimmons for all you do!"


Lindsay F.

08/09/2022

"Great staff and environment."


Radhika C.

04/09/2022

"Excellent nursery- the staff are incredible and have made our children and us enjoy the nursery experience. "