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Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Busy Bees are delighted to welcome Newbyres Nursery to our ever-growing Busy Bees family. This exceptional nursery will be now known as Busy Bees at Midlothian Newbyres.  

The nursery comprises 2 settings right across the road from each other; Newbyres Hall which welcomes children under 3 and St Paul's for all children 3-5 years old.  

Our qualified and experienced team of early years educators support children at every stage of their developmental journey. We nurture communication and learning through natural play and outdoor experiences in a creative and caring environment where children thrive and flourish at their own pace. 

Book a visit and experience for yourself our beautiful day care setting in Gorebridge. We look forward to showing you around!  

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

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Busy Bees at Midlothian Newbyres

5 Hunterfield Rd


EH23 4TP

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Marie Arthur - Centre Director

Marie Arthur

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Midlothian Newbyres

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

At Busy Bees at Midlothian Newbyres, we like to make sure your child continues to get all the nutrition they need when they're with us. They'll receive regular meals, snacks and drinks throughout the day, all included in the fees you pay - at no extra cost.  

Accredited by expert child nutritionists at NHS Startwell, these menus change seasonally, so there are always plenty of opportunities for the kids to try new delicious and healthy new foods. It's all freshly prepared, every day, by our on-site nursery chef.  

Want to discuss your child's dietary requirements? Just speak to your Centre Director - we can always account for specific requirements.  

What can your child expect to enjoy on a typical day at our Gorebridge day nursery? Just take a look below. 


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. 


Corn on the cob, followed by sausage/ vegetarian sausage in gravy with new potatoes and peas. Served with a cup of water. 

Afternoon Snack  

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

Early Evening Snack  

Turkey or Hummus sandwiches served with mixed peppers and a cup of water. Followed by a fruit selection for dessert. 

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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 Gorebridge 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 Gorebridge Location

Ideally situated in the centre of Gorebridge village, our nursery is very convenient for families who would like to make use of the excellent public transport links, including the new Borders Railway which is just a minute's walk away. There is also a public, free-of-charge car park to the rear of the nursery. 

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


Stephanie D.


"Excellent nursery. Brilliant teachers "

Zoe B.


"My son loves it here. Staff are great and so patient with him. He's settled in so quickly. "

Elaine G.


"Great staff, eager to improve their service to benefit the experiences of the children. Very well managed. Seek feedback from parents. "