40 Years of Busy Bees


Nursery in
Edinburgh, Heriot Hill

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Busy Bees


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Opening Times:

From 08:00 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

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Busy Bees is the UK's leading childcare provider and currently recruiting for a variety of roles at our wonderful nursery in Heriot Hill, Edinburgh.

If you are interested in working for a company with amazing progression and training opportunities, as well as taking advantage of the Edinburgh Living Allowance, visit our recruitment portal to view available nursery jobs in Edinburgh.

Are you looking for excellent childcare in Bonnington, Edinburgh which provides a home-from-home environment, packed with fun, learning, and excitement? Then Busy Bees Heriot Hill could be the perfect option for you! 

Each of the nursery rooms are packed with joy and laughter, along with a wide variety of age-appropriate activities which cater for all childrens needs and interests. So, whether your child enjoys, taking part in role play activities, exploring fine motor skills or unleashing their inner Picaso getting creative, rest assured there is something for every child to enjoy. 

No two days are the same here at our nursery in Edinburgh as the highly qualified team, plan and prepare a wide range of stimulating activities in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, to allow all children to learn whilst having fun!  

Everything we do here at Busy Bees Heriot Hill is geared towards providing the best start in life for your little one, so they are well prepared when taking the next steps in their educational journey. You can keep track of your child's development through the ‘ParentZone’ app, where the friendly team will provide you with regular updates during your child’s stay at nursery, so that you never miss a moment.  

Want to learn more about the fantastic facilities we have on offer and meet the friendly team here at our nursery in Bonnington, Edinburgh? Book a visit today, and we will look forward to welcoming you to our Busy Bees family.  

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

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees Edinburgh Heriot Hill

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

32-34 Heriot Hill Terrace



Katie Lyall - Centre Director

Katie Lyall

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees Edinburgh Heriot Hill

Here's a snapshot of just some of the wonderful facilities we offer at our Day Nursery in Edinburgh, Heriot 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 Edinburgh Heriot Hill

Here, at Busy Bees Heriot Hill, all the 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 at our nursery in Bonnington, Edinburgh? 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. 


Lamb or Quorn dinner served with root vegetable mash, green beans and a cup of water. Followed with pears for dessert.  

Afternoon Snack  

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

Early Evening Snack 

Mini ploughman's or vegetarian ploughman’s served with chutney and a cup of water. Followed by orange and sultanas for dessert 

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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. 

Covering the cost of childcare isn’t always easy, so we’re pleased to offer Government funding to eligible three and four-year-olds. Designed to give working families up to 30 hours of funded childcare a week (1,140 hours per year), it could help you save on lots of happy, adventure-filled sessions at Busy Bees, all year round. 

To find out more take a look at our ‘Funding Options’ page and whatever your childcare needs, come and talk to us. 

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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 Edinburgh, Heriot 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.

Busy Bees Nursery Edinburgh, Heriot Hill Location

Located in the heart of Edinburgh city centre you will find our day nursery on Heriot Hill Terrace.  

Rest assured if you are arriving via car, there is parking available, along with a buggy store for those arriving on foot.  

Arriving via public transport? We have great public transportation links, with Edinburgh Waverley train station just a 17-minute walk away, and a bus stop nearby on Rodney Street serving routes 8, 9, 13, 23 & 27.  

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


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