40 Years of Busy Bees


Nursery in
Port Hill

Rated Outstanding by Ofsted

8 Reviews

Busy Bees


Book your visit today Use our funding calculator

New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01992 503 610

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:30 Mon - Fri

Our beautiful nursery is a converted house with six rooms over two levels in the grounds of Hartham Park, within walking distance of Hertford East and North train stations. 

Our rooms are divided into different age groups providing a warm, homely and stimulating environment for up to 44 children and are proud to have been awarded an Outstanding Ofsted across all areas in October 2016. 

Our chef prepares organic, fresh and delicious meals for the children which are NHS accredited.

We'd love to welcome your child to Busy Bees at Hartham Park. You can find everything you need to know in our Parent Pack, and if you'd like to look around our nursery in person, you can book a visit online.

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees at Hartham Park

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

Pinder Lodge

Hartham Park

Port Hill


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Joanne Good - Centre Director

Joanne Good

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Hartham Park

Here's a snapshot of just some of the wonderful facilities we offer at our Day Nursery in Port Hill. 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 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 3 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 Hartham Park

Fees include all meals, drinks and snacks prepared on site by our nursery chef.

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Food Menu

Take a peek at our NHS accredited menus below.

If you'd like to speak to someone about your child's diet, talk to your centre director.

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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 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 Port Hill 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.

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


Celia B.


"The people are great but it’s overpriced, average food and limited activities for older children "

Kinga K.


"It is a great place for little ones to be! Lots of fun and learning in an interesting way. Very friendly, but professional and supportive staff. My little one loves going to Busy Bees!❤"

Mary B.


"Really pleased with the staff and office staff flexibility. Like the variety of activities and focus on outside play. Like that they offer French and multi sports but feel these should be included in the cost, especially given the recent increase. Rarely receive photos, would ideally like them daily (as I know other local nurseries do) but at least weekly. Too many sweet puddings, would prefer more fruits and plain yogurt not cake and flapjacks so frequently. Some photos of what is being eaten could be helpful. I like the app but find staff are inconsistent with what they fill out, often they write what lunch has been eaten but then miss dinner or vice versa. Overall very happy. "

Anna L.


"Really excellent"

Louise P.


"Wonderful, caring staff. My 20 month loves spending time there, is excited every morning he goes. The staff go above and beyond in their care for young children "