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Busy Bees


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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01704 834834

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Your child will come on leaps and bounds during their stay at our Busy Bees nursery in Formby, as they prepare for the next steps in their educational journey. 

Welcoming children from babies through to preschoolers, your child will be provided with endless opportunities to learn, flourish and thrive.With heaps of age-appropriate activities and learning resources available throughout the warm and welcoming rooms, your child can develop at their own pace and have fun with those of a similar stage.  

Your child's mind and body will stay stimulated with something different every day as the enthusiastic team carefully curate a wide range of activities in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework. With so much on offer for all children to enjoy, there is never a dull moment at our nursery in Formby.  

You can continue the fun at home through our very own ‘UP!' app. Here you will find a range of resources, activities, information, and advice on how to support your child with their learning and development at home.  

So, if you want to learn more about our day nursery in Formby, and see the fantastic facilities for yourself, then book a visit today! We cannot wait to welcome you to our Busy Bees family.  

Interested in learning more about Busy Bees Formby? You can find everything you need to know in our Parent Pack.

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees in Formby

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

21 Elson Road



L37 2EQ

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Chloe Fisher

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees in Formby

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

At Busy Bees, we understand the importance of promoting healthy eating habits early on in life. That’s why we ensure all the food and drink we serve is nutritionally balanced. 

During your child’s typical day at our Formby nursery, they’ll enjoy regular meals and refreshments from our NHS Startwell-accredited menu. 

There’s nothing extra to pay for this – it’s all included in your nursery fees. Everything is freshly prepared on the day by our talented on-site nursery chef. And if your child has any specific dietary requirements, don’t worry – we can account for their needs. Speak to your Centre Director for more information. 

Want a taster from our menu at our nursery in Formby?  


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. 


Cheese flan served with homemade baked beans and a cup of water. Followed with jelly and ice cream for dessert.  

Afternoon Snack  

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

Early Evening Snack 

Pasta salad, served with a cup of water, and mixed berries for dessert. 

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5* Food Hygiene
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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 Formby 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 Formby Location

Located in the heart of Formby town centre, you will find our nursery on Elson Road.  

With excellent public transport links, we are in the ideal location for those commuting, with Formby train station just a 7-minute walk from the nursery.  

There is also a bus stop nearby on Queens Road serving route 759 and on Sefton Road, serving routes 44, 759 and F3.  

When you arrive, you can leave any prams or pushchairs in our secure buggy store. This means you can focus on making the most of your visit with peace of mind.   

Find the exact location of Busy Bees in Formby by using our What3Words:


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


Alexandra S.


"Both my sons have attended Busy Bees Formby & all the staff are so welcoming every morning and night. The app is regularly updated & it’s great to see photos of what they have been up to. The level of care is excellent in my opinion & the team always make sure my children are happy! "

Laura C.


"Superb childcare providers! My daughter loves it and the baby room has the most wonderful staff! Would absolutely recommend. "

Kelly M.


"Great customer service from all the staff at busy bees, they are all really friendly and welcoming to the children"

Elizabeth M.


"I'm happy and so is my kid"

Sarah W.


"Great staff, enthusiastic and caring."