40 Years of Busy Bees


Nursery in
Holmes Chapel

Rated Good by Ofsted

6 Reviews

Busy Bees


Book your visit today Use our fee calculator

New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01477 549494

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:30 Mon - Fri

Are you looking for top-notch childcare in Holmes Chapel? Then look no further than Busy Bees at Holmes Chapel.  

Our nursery embraces a warm and welcoming environment, providing boundless learning opportunities for your child to flourish and thrive. With our expansive garden area, your child can explore their imagination and discover their independence outdoors as they connect with nature, develop their motor skills, and take on safe risks. 

Rest assured our caring team go the extra mile to provide every child with the best start in life. With their expertise and dedication, your little one will receive the utmost care and attention, ensuring a positive and enriching early years' experience. 

Here at Busy Bees Holmes Chapel, we prioritise your child's well-being by offering freshly prepared meals on-site while also catering to individual dietary requirements. Our menus are carefully crafted in line with NHS-accredited guidelines, ensuring that your child receives balanced and nutritious meals. For our youngest members, our baby room is equipped with milk and bottles to ensure their comfort and nourishment throughout the day. 

With so much to love about our nursery in Holmes Chapel, from the stimulating activities and learning resources, to the enthusiastic team, there is simply no where better. Book a visit today to view the fantastic facilities for yourself. 

Interested in learning more about Busy Bees at Holmes Chapel? You can find everything you need to know in our Parent Pack.  

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees at Holmes Chapel

We understand that parents and carers lead busy lives, and we want to do everything possible to help. That’s why Busy Bees at Holmes Chapel 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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Nicola Cornford - Centre Director

Nicola Cornford

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Holmes Chapel

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

We know how tricky it can be to get little ones to eat food which will fuel their growth and development. To make parents’ lives as easy as possible, we’ve got a delicious menu that includes all the good stuff to help support this!   

Even better – the fees you pay include all meals, drinks and snacks which are prepared on-site by our nursery chef each day.  

Get an idea of what your child could expect to eat while at our day nursery in Holmes Chapel:   


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. 


Garlic bread, followed by seaside pasta bake (vegetarian option: veggie pasta bake) served with green beans, sweetcorn and a cup of water.  

Afternoon Snack  

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

Early Evening Snack 

A selection of pitta pockets for the children to choose from, served with coleslaw and a cup of water. Followed with fresh fruit for dessert. 

To learn more about our delicious NHS-accredited menu or read about how we encourage good eating habits at our Holmes Chapel nursery, visit our ‘Eating Well’ page by following the link below. 

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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 Holmes Chapel 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 Holmes Chapel Location

Providing excellent childcare in Holmes Chapel, you will find our nursery on Manor Lane just off the A54.  

For commuting parents, rest assured that the M6 at Junction 18 is just a 5-minute drive from our nursery. With ample parking available onsite, drop-offs and collections are safe, seamless, and hassle-free. 

Arriving via public transport? With Holmes Chapel train station and the nearest bus stop at Aldi just a 5-minute walk from the nursery. No matter your preferred mode of transportation, reaching us is easy and convenient. 

Find the exact location of Busy Bees at Holmes Chapel 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 Holmes Chapel. Book a visit today to arrange a personal tour to see Busy Bees Nursery Holmes Chapel for yourself.


Faye M.


"All the staff are lovely and so helpful. My little boy loves going to busy bees"

Becky A.


"My son is very happy here and is excited to come! The staff are all friendly and really caring and supportive. My son has really come on since moving up to preschool. We’d love to see more photos and updates from the app. "

Lisa M.


"Love the updates on the App - particularly photographs. Staff always friendly and helpful."

Jaime A.


"Staff do mot introduce themselves. Very impersonal. Difficult to get updates about your children"

Elizabeth H.


"Wonderful people who really care, kept us all going staying open this year!"