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Busy Bees


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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01423 560 054

Opening Times:

From 08:00 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Busy Bees nursery in Harrogate, South Drive offers the perfect environment for your child to learn, develop and grow in many ways. There is so much to love and enjoy about our Harrogate nursery, from the carefully curated activities and plans to the wonderfully caring staff who will be looking after your child.  

We strive to ensure the nursery experience is a fun, enjoyable and safe experience for all the children in our care. Whether that is exploring outside, taking safe risks while supervised by staff or enjoying a nutritious meal together which has been created fresh on- site.  

As Busy Bees follow the EYFS framework, much of what you’ll find within our nursery in Harrogate is geared towards learning. Our staff use the framework to select fun, relevant resources and activities which will stimulate your child and encourage their overall development.  

Looking to continue what your child is doing at nursery, at home? The UP! App is especially for parents of Busy Bees, and contains a massive amount of activity inspiration, experiences or advice and information for you and your child to enjoy.  

Book a visit today, we can’t wait to welcome you to the Busy Bees family!  

Not sure if Busy Bees Harrogate South Drive 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 South Drive

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 South Drive 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 South Drive

31 South Drive


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Danni Catton - Centre Director

Danni Catton

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Harrogate South Drive

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 South Drive

The fees you pay at our day nursery in Harrogate South Drive are inclusive of all meals, drinks, and snacks, which are prepared on -site each day by our nursery chef. We understand that getting children to eat healthy, nutritious meals can sometimes be a challenge, which is why our clever Chef and kitchen team ensure they make fun, tasty and healthy meals that little one’s love. 

If your child has any specific dietary requirements or allergies, please speak with the Centre Director who will be happy to discuss safe, delicious alternatives for your child.  


Seasonal fresh fruit with a selection of cereal or porridge. 

Morning Snack

Seasonal fresh fruit, wholemeal toast or other baked good, with a drink of either milk or water. 


Cheese and apple sticks, followed by fish pie or mixed bean pie served with cauliflower and peas, with a drink of water. 

Afternoon Snack

Seasonal fresh fruit or vegetable sticks, with a drink of either milk or water. 

Early Evening Snack

Butternut squash and sweet potato soup with brown bread triangles, followed by yoghurt and fruit, with a drink of water.  

Want to learn more about how Busy Bees nursery in Harrogate encourages eating well? Click ‘read more’ below to explore our NHS accredited menus in full and more. 

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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 easily located just off the A61, on South Drive, and is just a short drive from Harrogate city centre. Travelling by rail? The nearest train links are Hornbeam Park, which is a mere 11-minute walk, or  Harrogate Station is only a 14-minute walk. We have secure access at our nursery, to ensure the safety of all staff and children in the building.  

Find the exact location of Busy Bees at Harrogate South Drive 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.


Danni C.


"Such an amazing team looking after my son"

Samantha C.


"Fantastic staff and fantastic management, my little girl absolutely loves nursery and you can tell how the girls genuinely care for her."

Jen C.


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