40 Years of Busy Bees

WELCOME TO BUSY BEES

Nursery in
Reading

Rated Good by Ofsted

3 Reviews

Busy Bees

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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01189 695 545

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:30 Mon - Fri

Are you on the search for an excellent childcare provider in Sonning which offers a nurturing and stimulating environment for babies through to preschoolers? Then Busy Bees at Reading Holme Park could be the perfect place for you! 

At Busy Bees, we pride ourselves on delivering high-quality childcare and preschool education, so that your little one receives the very best start in life.  

Each of the nursery rooms are filled with a wide variety of age-appropriate activities which caters for the needs and interests of each age group. To help keep your child's mind and body stimulated during their time at our nursery, the dedicated staff carefully curate and rotate activities so that your little one is entertained with something different each day.  

From sensory exploration to arts and crafts, imaginative play to early literacy and numeracy activities, we provide a comprehensive curriculum that encourages growth and learning. 

So, if you're looking for a nursery in Sonning which provides fun filled activities, a large outdoor garden, and a commitment to providing quality childcare and preschool education, look no further. 

Book a visit today to view the excellent facilities for yourself and meet the friendly team. 

Interested in learning more about our day nursery and preschool in Sonning? You can find everything you need to know in our Parent Pack.   

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

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees Holme Park Day Nursery

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

Holme Park Farm Road

Sonning

Reading, Berkshire

Down Holme Park Farm Lane next to Rugby Club

RG4 6ST

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Charlotte Way - Centre Director

Charlotte Way

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees Holme Park Day Nursery

Here's a snapshot of just some of the wonderful facilities we offer at our Day Nursery in Reading. 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.

CCTV
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.

Teacher
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.

ParentZone
We keep families informed through ParentZone, an online learning journal platform, which can be accessed via a smartphone app.

UP
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 Holme Park Day Nursery

At Busy Bees Day nursery in Reading, the fees you pay include all meals, drinks, and snacks, which are freshly prepared on site each day by our talented nursery chef. At our Reading nursery, we understand the importance of providing your child with nutritionally balanced meals, and the impact it can have on their overall health and well-being. If your child has any specific dietary requirements or allergies, please get in touch with the Centre Director who would be happy to discuss some tasty alternatives with our kitchen team. 

At our Reading nursery, we try and make mealtimes a fun and enjoyable experience, as we know that sometimes it can be tricky to get children to eat the right things. Below is an example of what you could expect your child to eat while at our nursery in Sonning: 

Breakfast  

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. 

Lunch  

Cheese flan served with homemade baked beans and a cup of water. Followed with jelly and ice cream for dessert.  

Afternoon Snack  

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

Early Evening Snack 

Pasta salad, served with a cup of water, and mixed berries for dessert. 

Want to learn more about the ways we encourage eating well at Busy Bees Reading Holme Park? Click the link below for more information, and to access the full NHS accredited menu. 

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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 Reading 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 Reading Location

Offering high-quality childcare in Sonning, you will find our nursery on Holme Park Farm Road, just a 10-minute drive from the heart of Reading.  

We understand the importance of safe and convenient drop-offs and collections for families, which is why we provide an onsite car parking facility.  

Arriving via public transport? There is a bus stop nearby on Holme Park Farm Lane, serving routes 127, 128 and 129.  

Find the exact location of Busy Bees Holme Park Day Nursery by using our What3Words:

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

Reviews

Joanna D.

07/03/2024

"Teachers are lovely and form great bonds with the children in their care. My children run in (literally) happy each day. They do lots of activities from painting, drawing, role play games, football and have lots of outdoor space and equipment for playing on. Great nursery. "


Joanna D.

09/03/2022

"Have nothing but wonderful things to say about Busy Bees. All the staff are so lovely and caring and seem to know all the children even if they are in different rooms. My daughter loves going and even asks if she gets to go at the weekend (she wanders round the house talking about the staff Tasha, Marion and Charlotte). They have so many activities on offer from painting to water and sand play and spend lots of time playing outside. Highly recommend. "


Eleanor R.

09/08/2021

"Lovely staff and such a nice setting with lots of outdoor space."