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Busy Bees


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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01483 569112

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:15 Mon - Fri

Are you looking for excellent childcare in Guildford which is packed with fun, learning, and excitement? Then Busy Bees at Guildford Hanover House could be the perfect option for you!  

With endless opportunities available, your little one will come on leaps and bounds with us, as the dedicated team take on a nurturing approach to support your child's learning and development. With each room tailored to suit each age group, your little one will flourish and thrive with those of a similar stage.  

It is never a dull day here at our nursery in Guildford, with the range of fun-filled activities we have on offer that the enthusiastic team plan and prepare in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum.  

The nursery also boasts active wake up sessions every morning, weekly yoga classes and a small UP room for focused activities to help keep your child's mind and body stimulated throughout the day.  

Want to continue the fun at home? Busy Bees provide you with the opportunity to support your child's learning and development at home through the UP – Unleashing Potential app, where you can find a range of resources, activities, information, and advice. 

So, if you're looking for a nursery in Guildford, which provides a stimulating environment for your child to unleash their full potential, there is simply nowhere better! Book a visit today, and our friendly team will look forward to welcoming you.  

Not sure if Busy Bees Hanover House 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 Guildford Hanover House

We understand that parents and carers lead busy lives, and we want to do everything possible to help. That’s why Busy Bees at Guildford Hanover House 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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Kyra Jones - Centre Director

Kyra Jones

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Guildford Hanover House

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.

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 Guildford Hanover House

Here, at our nursery in Guildford, we understand just how important it is for growing little ones to get the nutritional balance they need. So, while your child is at our Guildford nursery, we ensure they can enjoy healthy snacks, meals, and drinks throughout the day. There's no extra cost involved - it's included in your fees.  

Our seasonal nursery menus feature childhood favourites packed with goodness. They are accredited by NHS Startwell. Every day features a different set of dishes, which means there is always an opportunity to try something new and delicious. And everything is freshly prepared, on-site, by our talented nursery chef.  

Does your child have specific dietary requirements? Don't worry, simply speak to your Centre Director – our team can make sure they are accounted for with safe alternatives.  

Want to get an idea of what your child might enjoy on a regular day at our Busy Bees at Guildford Hanover House? Here is just a taster! 


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. 

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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

You will find our nursery on Cross Lanes, located just a 3-minute drive from the Centre of Guildford. 

With the A3 just a 4-minute drive from the nursery, we are in the perfect location for those commuting, with an onsite parking facility available to help make drop-offs and collections as safe and seamless as possible. 

Arriving via public transport? The nursery is located just a 5-minute walk from London Road train station and along with the bus stop nearby on London Road serving routes 6, 18, 25, 462 and 715. 

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


Jennifer R.


"Both my children are very happy! "

Phil C.


"Great customer service Charlotte and the staff are always helpful and friendly "

Natasha M.


"Always a friendly reception and well organised rooms and activities."

Lizzie N.


"I feel like my daughter is really cared for and loved. She always runs in happy in the morning and leaves chatty about her day."

Sarah T.


"Friendly staff but daily feedback (in person) is usually the same every day. New staff over recent weeks do not seem to know or recognise the children or indeed the parents. On the whole a good experience but finer details and personal touch can go a very long way. Many thanks."