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Busy Bees at Harrogate South Drive

31 South Drive, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 8AT

For new parent enquiries call us on 0330 333 8133

For existing parents call Danni on 01423 560 054

Average Rating: 5

Total Number of Reviews: 1

Opening Times

From 08:00 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Cares for children aged

3 months - 5 years

Welcome to our nursery...

At Busy Bees Harrogate South Drive we absolutely love to play, create and educate together.

We know how important your child’s safety, development and preschool education is to you. That’s why every child at Busy Bees Harrogate South Drive is assigned their very own key carer to ensure that we can provide you and your little ones with continuous assessment and the very best in quality childcare.

Quality Childcare in South Drive

Set in a magnificent period detached house, our nursery is a welcoming yet spacious setting mixing old with new to provide a homely, happy and nurturing environment for children aged 12 weeks to 5 years.

South Drive is situated in a desirable area of South Harrogate in a popular and established residential area, with convenient access onto the Leeds Road (A61), Cold Bath Road and into Harrogate centre.

The nearest mainline station is Harrogate with Northern services to Leeds, Knaresborough and York and a daily Virgin East Coast Trains service to and from London’s Kings Cross. This is a short 10-minute drive from Kindercare South Drive.

We are superbly positioned for parents commuting by road or rail to Leeds, York and beyond, and are within ten miles of Leeds Bradford International Airport.

There is ample free on-street parking outside directly outside the nursery for convenient drop-offs and pick-ups.

Home-from-Home Childcare

Aside from our fabulous location, one of the things our parents value most is the lovely warm, caring and friendly environment in our nursery setting. Our families appreciate the welcoming staff and the local community feel of Harrogate South Drive nursery. Perhaps it’s the delicious smell of home-cooked food drifting through our cosy rooms and the homely feeling in our snuggly baby room.

Leaving your baby or child for the first time can be a daunting experience but the passionate and caring childcare team at Harrogate South Drive are skilled at easing families into the nursery routine as smoothly and seamlessly as possible.

Our nurturing staff invest time in growing relationships and partnerships with parents as well as the children they care for. They offer detailed and valuable feedback so that you can understand your child’s development and offer practical advice and tips on things you can do at home to supplement their learning.

Future Foundations at South Drive

Our carefully tailored EYFS learning curriculum takes an individual approach to every child, teaching literacy and writing skills, communication, language and early mathematics as well as creative activities including role play, messy play, crafting, construction and sensory play.

We also offer extra-curricular activities like Enjoy-a-Ball sessions – a multi-sports programme to provide a foundation in movement and sports skills, as well as social skills.

Getting out and about is a must and children at Harrogate South Drive enjoy visits to the beautiful open space of the Stray, 200 acres of open grassland and verges which wrap around the main urban “old town” of Harrogate.

We are delighted to have a manager with an Early Years Certificate of Practice, a BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies, so you can be sure that your child is receiving the very best foundations for future learning.

The majority of our children transition to Oatlands Infant School and other local schools including Rossett Acre Primary School and Willow Tree Primary School.

Why you'll love our nursery...


  • Outstanding Ofsted - click here to read the full report . 
  • Magnificent homely period building
  • Sought after location
  • Home-from-home nursery rooms
  • Strong Early Years credentials
  • Local, community, ‘family’ feel

What our customers say about us


Jen C.

Very caring staff, healthy food and a fantastic learning environment. We love it!