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Busy Bees


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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01773 882 423

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Here at our nursery in Belper, we take on a nurturing approach to learning and development so that your child is well prepared when making the next steps in their educational journey.  

Welcoming children from babies through to preschoolers, we have a number of nursery rooms filled with a variety of fantastic facilities, tailored to suit each age group, so that your little one can develop at their own pace. 

Rest assured your child will flourish and thrive during their time at nursery, with the wide range of simulating activities available. With so much on offer for all the children to enjoy, your little one can unleash their inner Picaso with our creative activities, take on safe risks whilst enjoying the fresh air, or read a book in our cosy area. 

Our highly qualified team go above and beyond to provide every child with the best start in life, which is why we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, to allow all children to learn whilst having fun!  

Keep up to date on all the excitement your little one is getting up to through the ‘ParentZone’ app. Here our dedicated team will provide you with regular updates along with any key milestones your child may reach during their stay with us.  

So, if you're looking for childcare in Belper, which provides a warm and welcoming environment for your child to reach their full potential, there’s simply nowhere better. Book a visit today to see the fantastic facilities for yourself and meet the friendly team at Busy Bees Belper Gibfield Lane.  

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees at Belper Gibfield Lane

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

1 Gibfield Lane



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Kaysha Sulley - Centre Director

Kaysha Sulley

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Belper Gibfield Lane

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

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 enjoy on a typical day at our nursery in Belper.  


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. 


Chicken goujons (vegetarian option: vegetable croquettes) served with homemade baked beans, mixed potato wedges and a cup of water. Followed by pears for dessert. 

Afternoon Snack  

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

Early Evening Snack 

Cheese twists to start, followed by spring vegetable soup 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 buttons 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 Belper 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 Belper Location

You will find our day nursery in Belper on Gibfield Lane just a 3-minute drive from the town centre and a 25-minute drive from Derby City Centre. 

For those arriving by car, we have a parking facility available onsite for safe and seamless drop-offs and collections.  

Rest assured, we have excellent public transportation links for those commuting, with just an 8-minute walk from Belper train station, and a short walk from the nearest bus stop at Herbert Strutt School serving routes 71 and 360. For alternative bus routes, Babington Hospital stop is just a 3-minute walk away.  

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


Thomas W.


"Nothing is too much trouble for Kaysha and her team. They're so accommodating. It is our second child at Busy Bees Gibfield Lane, a wonderful place. Thank you "

Kathryn M.


"Grace likes going to nursery and the experience they provide is excellent. The staff are all friendly and I love to hear what Grace has done for the day when I pick her up."

Julie-ann C.


"My children love Busy Bees Gibfiled Land and ate very happy and have developed well there. The staff is amazing: very empathetic, caring and warm. Activities are carefully thought through to be varied, interesting and educational. Key workers know their key children really well and feedback on happiness and development is brilliant. Food is nutritional, balanced and varied. Management organisation and communication is also excellent. I thoroughly recommend this nursery. "

Hannah T.


"All the girls are brilliant, kind and friendly! I get weekly observations of my son which is great to see. "

Kathryn K.


"Amazing staff, we wouldn’t take him anywhere else! "