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Busy Bees


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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01423 560 875

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Welcome to a world of exceptional childcare in the heart of Harrogate. At Busy Bees Harrogate Cornwall Road, we offer a haven that feels just like home, ensuring your child's growth and development are nurtured every step of the way. 

At Busy Bees, we recognise that every child develops at their own pace, which is why we have tailored rooms, to allow children to grow and make friends with those at a similar stage. With so much on offer for the children to enjoy, from creative explorations to educational adventures, every need and interest is catered for, ensuring that each moment is a step towards learning and self-discovery. 

We know how important it is for children to get outside, so the fun isn't just kept indoors. Our outdoor garden area serves as a playground of imagination, where children can freely explore, all while engaging with our safe wooden play equipment. 

Our dedicated team goes above and beyond to provide every child with the best start in life, by supporting them throughout each stage of their development. With their guidance, your child is prepared not only for their next educational steps but also for a future filled with possibilities. 

But the journey doesn't end within our walls. With the UP – Unleashing Potential app, we offer a wealth of resources, activities, and guidance, empowering you to support your child's learning and development at home. 

So, if you're in search of a nursery in Harrogate which provides a stimulating environment that fuels every child's learning, development and growth then look no further than Busy Bees at Harrogate Cornwall Road. Book a visit today! We cannot wait to welcome you to our Busy Bees family.  

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

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees at Harrogate Cornwall Road

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

70 Cornwall Road


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Carole Hood - Centre Director

Carole Hood

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Harrogate Cornwall Road

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

Here, at our day nursery in Harrogate, all meals, snacks, and drinks we provide are packed with natural goodness. They form part of our NHS Startwell-accredited menus, which have been carefully created to help children enjoy a healthy, nutritionally balanced diet. It is all included in your nursery fees too – so, there is no extra to pay.  

Our talented nursery chef prepares all food and drinks, on-site, using fresh, local produce where possible. Do you need us to adjust the food your child is served, because of an allergy or dietary need? We can do that - simply let your Centre Director know.  

Wonder what tasty meals your little one could enjoy while they are with us? Here is just a sample. 


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. 


Garlic bread, followed by seaside pasta bake (vegetarian option: veggie pasta bake) served with green beans, sweetcorn and a cup of water.  

Afternoon Snack  

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

Early Evening Snack 

A selection of pitta pockets for the children to choose from, served with coleslaw and a cup of water. Followed with fresh fruit 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 Harrogate 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 Harrogate Location

Our nursery is located in the heart of Harrogate on Cornwall Road. With just a brief 3-minute drive to the A61, we are in the prefect location for families who are on the go. 

If you are arriving by car, rest assured we have parking available at the nursery, allowing drop-offs and collections to be a hassle-free experience. 

Arriving via public transport? There is a bus stop a short walk away on Rutland Road, serving rout X12, along with Harrogate train station just a 20-minute walk away.  

Find the exact location of Busy Bees at Harrogate Cornwall Road 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 Harrogate. Book a visit today to arrange a personal tour to see Busy Bees Nursery Harrogate for yourself.


Caroline A.


"Great staff. Happy, clean environment. Good communication with parents."

Lucy R.


"Love the staff and facilities. Albie has a ball at Busy Bees Cornwall Road (from 6 months old to 18 months old now) and they've been endlessly professional during these peculiar times. His special person Chloe has been a particular joy, and along with the rest of the team they've helped our son grow into a confident, cheeky little chappy with a fascination for water, tractors, paint and the great outdoors.... and lots of buddies!"

James M.


"Great location and good staff in the main. Poor admin and over sensitive COVID restrictions remains and issue for drop off and collection - hopefully it will be sorted soon. JM"

Raman N.


"Great environment staff are lovely my daughter is in the best hands"

Alexander G.


"A lovely atmosphere with wonderful staff, we couldn't wish for a better nursery. I have recommended it to several people"