Busy Bees at The Rye

Call Crystal on 01494 464 020

Abbey Way
High Wycombe
HP11 1AN

Opening Times

7.30am - 6.30pm, Monday to Friday

Ages Taken

3months - 5years
  • Good Ofsted 2014 - Click here to see our report
  • Single storey building set on the beautiful Rye Park with it’s own parking facilities.
  • Easy access to the M40 and train station and close to the local amenities.
  • Highly qualified, dedicated and longstanding staff team.
  • Fees are inclusive of nappies, wipes and all meals and snacks.
  • Nutritionally balanced menu’s cooked by the nursery chef.
  • Adventure garden for the Toddler &  Pre School groups.
  • Outside play area for the under 2’s.
  • Extra curricular fun Spanish sessions for the Pre School children.
  • Bespoke Busy Bees initiatives including Wake & Shake and Busy Babies.

Why You Will Love Our Nursery

Busy Bees at the Rye is set in the beautiful Rye Park with easy access to all of the local amenities, situated in the centre of High Wycombe.

Both the train station and the motorway are just a stones throw away making commuting to work easy to manage.

The Rye has been established since 1994 and has always enjoyed a good relationship with the local community as well as being a home from home environment with dedicated and loving staff employed to care for your children.

The Rye nursery has recently undergone a complete transformation both inside the nursery and out. 5 bright, colourful rooms have been created all housing new and age related equipment for the children to play and learn with as well as a lovely outside play area for the under 2’s. A new kitchen has been included in this refurbishment along with a brand new Parent’s room!

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Please answer the questions below so we can direct your enquiry to the correct department.

Meet the Team

Crystal Bennett

Nursery Manager

Yvonne Green will be returning as the Manager later this year.

Acting  Manager

Crystal Bennett

I have been working in childcare since 2001 both in nurseries and as a nanny. I have gained my level 3 qualification whilst working at Busy Bees. I started as an Early Years Educator and have worked my way up to be the Acting Manager.


As well as being a qualified Early Years Educator, I am also qualified in First aid at work, Food Hygiene and have completed level 3 management through Busy bees, I will be starting the level 5 management training soon.  I am also the Designated Safeguarding officer for the nursery.


Both Julie and Gemma are our Senior Room Managers who work closely with Crystal to ensure that the nursery is running smoothly. 


We would love to meet you and show you around our nursery so that you can see for yourselves the love and care given to all of the children, so please call us at the nursery to arrange a visit.




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Financial Administrator

Katie is our Financial Administrator she is able to help with matters relating to your invoices, payment, vouchers, funding etc. Katie has been with the nursery for 7years and is also a qualified Early Years Education who has previously worked within the rooms.
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Senior Room Manager

I am a qualified Norlander, I've also just completed my Foundation degree at Bucks New Uni and intend to go onto complete my BA in early years later this year. I have working with different nursery settings as well as being a nanny with over 10years experience.
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Room Manager

I am level 3 qualified and am currently working towards my level 3 management through Busy Bees. I have been working in the toddler room for 2years having worked my way up to becoming the Room Manager.
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Room Manager

Having relocated from another Busy Bees I have been at The Rye for a year. I am level 3 qualified and am currently nearing the end of my level 3 management training through Busy Bees.
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Clare is our nursery chef. She really enjoys cooking all of the lovely food from the nursery menu's for the children to eat.
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Early Years Educator

I am a level 3 Early Years Educator; I have been part of the Busy Bees team for nearly a year having recently completed my training. I competed part of my training as a student as Busy Bees.
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Early Years Educator

I am level 2 qualified and am currently working towards my level 3 as well as completing my Maths and English GCSEs. I have been with Busy Bees for a year and work the afternoons in toddlers.
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Early Years Educator

I started as an apprentice 4years ago and have now recently completed my level 3 qualification. I have had lots of experience throughout the nursery but I am current working in Pre School.
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Early Years Educator

Payal is part of our cover staff team, she helps look after the children when their key person is on holiday or at a training course
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Early Years Educator

We currently have an apprentice, Atiqa who is completing her level 2 in childcare through Busy Bees. Atiqa is currently working in our Mobiles room in which she is gaining experience with the children.

Parent Partnership Group

Parent Representatives for Busy Bees at The Rye

Nicola Crawford-Taylor

Hi, I'm Nicola and mum of two. My eldest, who is now 4, has been at busy bees since he was 14 months and is shortly moving up to start big school eek! He has thoroughly enjoyed his time at Busy Bees and at every stage / room I have found the staff to be helpful, understanding and friendly. He has been able to take part in all sorts of activities, including Spanish once a week, which he has really enjoyed and has had so much fun during this 3 years here.
"My youngest who is almost 2 also started at Busy Bees when she had just turned 1 and is really enjoying it, smiling as she approaches the mobile room each morning. On both occasions when I returned to work after maternity leave having a little wobble about leaving them for the first time, the staff at busy bees have made both me and my baby feel relaxed and secure and it has made leaving them so much easier, knowing they are having fun in a caring and happy setting. Thank you Busy Bees"

Sarah Roberts

Hi, my name is Sarah & I am mum to Elliott who is 2 1/2 years old and has been going to Busy Bees since he was 14 months old. We moved to High Wycombe 5 years ago and live a short walk away from the nursery. I am a freelance graphic designer who has a varied working week. I have found Busy Bees to be extremely flexible & accommodating & they are often able to take care of Elliott for extra adhoc days at short notice when I get a last minute project in, this has been a life saver. Thank you BB's!

"Elliott really enjoys his time at nursery, it is a happy, caring & fun environment and I know that Elliott enjoys a wide variety of activities throughout the day. When I collect him in the evening it is great to hear how his day has gone & what he has eaten and how he has slept! All of the staff are friendly & supportive, I am so pleased to have found a nursery where I am happy to leave my son knowing that he is being so well looked after & that he is having fun too!"

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Nursery Event for our Busy Bees at The Rye nursery

03 October - Grandparent's tea party

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20 October - Parents Evening

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14 December - Nativity and Carol Concert

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19 December - It's Party Time

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