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Busy Bees


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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01244 379 005

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Looking to find exceptional childcare in Chester? Busy Bees Chester Hopscotch offers a warm, welcoming environment - one in which your child can learn, make new friends, and have lots of fun along the way. We're based on the outskirts of Chester in a large nursery that provides plenty of space for the children.

There are multiple childcare rooms, all decorated in soft, soothing colours, and well equipped with great resources. The children will be able to make discoveries at the investigation station, unleash their creativity at the art tables, and lots more. Our team is always organising new activities, so the children can stay engaged and involved throughout the day.

With secure garden space at the back of the nursery, we encourage the children to go and have fun outdoors. Equipped with an obstacle course, it allows them to take risks and challenge themselves in a safe, supervised environment.

We recognise all that excitement and adventure makes for hungry work. But don't worry, we've got it covered. We have an on-site chef who prepares delicious snacks, meals, and drinks from our NHS-accredited menu. Your child will also have access to free nappies and wipes, should they need it, as part of your nursery fees.

The learning and development of your child is at the heart of everything we do at our Hopscotch nursery in Chester. We have an on-site, fully qualified teacher who follows the EYFS. (Early Years Foundation Stage) learning framework. And we were also recently awarded an 'Outstanding' rating by Ofsted. Through our approach, we look to nurture your child's potential and help to set them up for school life.

Book your visit to come and meet our team and see our wonderful facilities.

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees Chester Hopscotch

We understand that parents and carers lead busy lives, and we want to do everything possible to help. That’s why Busy Bees Chester Hopscotch 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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Sofia Kokla - Centre Director

Sofia Kokla

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees Chester Hopscotch

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

Children need nutritious food to get them through busy days. At our Chester nursery, we provide snacks, meals, and drinks for your child during their day with us, all of which are included in your nursery fees.

Delicious and packed with all the natural goodness growing children need, our seasonal menus are NHS-accredited and are prepared with locally sourced ingredients. They're prepared on-site by our trained nursery chef, who would be happy to accommodate any dietary requirements or allergies, simply speak to your Centre Manager to find out more.

On a typical day at Busy Bees, your child might enjoy:


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.


Loaded mac and cheese with green beans and garlic bread. Served with a cup of water.

Afternoon Snack

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

Early Evening Snack

Salmon mayo and sweet corn wrap with mixed peppers and carrot sticks, served with a cup of water. Peaches, strawberries, and yoghurt 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.

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 Chester 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 Chester Location

We're situated about a mile and a half from Chester city centre and a mile and a half from the Blacon council estate. If you're visiting us by car, follow the A540 - you'll find us on Parkgate Road.

You can also reach us by bus. The Parkgate Road bus stop is just a five-minute walk away - it's served by the 22 route.

Dropping off and picking up your children is safe and convenient. Our on-site car park provides plenty of parking space for parents out of the way of the busy main road.

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


Helen R.


"Great staff!"

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"Taika loves it"

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"A fantastic nursery. The staff are all absolutely amazing. I wouldn’t trust my children with anyone else. "