40 Years of Busy Bees

WELCOME TO BUSY BEES

Nursery in
Gravesend

Rated Good by Ofsted

18 Reviews

Busy Bees

READY TO TAKE YOUR FIRST STEPS?

Book your visit today Use our funding calculator

New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01474 569700

Opening Times:

From 08:00 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Are you searching for exceptional childcare in Gravesend? Look no further than Busy Bees! Our nursery in Gravesend provides a stimulating environment where children can flourish and thrive, ensuring their growth and development is supported every step of the way. 

Here at our nursery, we understand that every child is at a different stage of their development, and we ensure that our facilities cater to their specific requirements. With nursery rooms tailored to suit each age group, complete with their own separate garden, your child can explore, play, and learn throughout their journey at our nursery.  

Our commitment to nurturing young minds extends beyond the four walls of the nursery. We're proud to boast a Discovery Cove Outside Classroom, where children can continue the fun outdoors and connect with nature, engage in hands-on activities, and embark on adventures that spark curiosity and learning. 

Not only does our dedicated team at Busy Bees Gravesend provide children with the best opportunities to play and learn while at the nursery, but Busy Bees also extend the fun and learning to your home through the UP – Unleashing Potential app. With this app, you can access a wealth of resources, activities, information, and advice to continue supporting your child's learning and development. 

Want to learn more about the fantastic facilities we have on offer at our nursery in Gravesend? Book a visit today and experience the Busy Bees difference. We cannot wait to welcome you. 

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees at Gravesend

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

Windsor Road

Gravesend

Kent

DA12 5BW

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Sarah Blackwell - Centre Director

Sarah Blackwell

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Gravesend

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

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 Gravesend

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 Gravesend 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 Busy Bees Gravesend? 

Breakfast 

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. 

Lunch 

Cowboy pie or vegetable cowboy pie, served with sweetcorn, followed by fruity flapjack 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 

Mixed potato wedges with Indian roast tomato dip and satsuma smiles for dessert. Served with a cup of water.

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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 Gravesend 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 Gravesend Location

Nestled on Windsor Road, Busy Bees at Gravesend is your destination for excellent childcare in a prime location.  

Situated just a 4-minute drive from the A2, we offer easy commuting links to the M25 and M2, making drop-offs and pick-ups a breeze. To make your experience even more convenient, we provide ample onsite parking, so you can access our nursery safely without the stress of searching for a parking spot. 

For those who prefer public transportation, a bus stop is conveniently located just a 3-minute walk away, serving routes G1 and 111.  

We understand that parents and families may arrive on foot, and to make life even easier, we offer an onsite buggy store. This feature allows you to leave your pushchairs at the nursery throughout the day, making your visit as convenient and comfortable as possible. 

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

Reviews

Liam D.

08/05/2024

"My daughter has learnt lots since joining. Great friendly staff"


Yasemin K.

08/02/2024

"Really helpful staff"


Venneshia P.

26/10/2023

"Great service from the team. Always so welcoming and accommodating to my sons needs. Asher always looks forward to going to holiday club. "


Jozef D.

13/09/2023

"👍"


Faye G.

03/09/2022

"Great company..Great people "