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Busy Bees at Chester Hopscotch

Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BE

For new parent enquiries call us on 0330 333 8133

For existing parents call Sofia on 01244 379 005

Opening Times

From 08:00 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Cares for children aged

3 months - 5 years

Welcome to our nursery...

At Busy Bees Chester Hopscotch Day Nursery and Preschool we absolutely love to play, create and educate together.

We know how important your child’s safety, development and preschool education is to you. That’s why every child at Busy Bees Chester Hopscotch is assigned their very own key carer to ensure that we can provide you and your little ones with continuous assessment and the very best in quality childcare.

Spacious Converted Nursery in Chester

Busy Bees Hopscotch Day Nursery and Preschool has been formed from the conversion of 2 houses to create a large, airy nursery with a huge garden and idyllic views of the Shropshire Union Canal.
We are set back from the main Park Gate Road (A540) with good links into Chester town centre for the Grosvenor Shopping Centre and Chester Cathedral – approximately 2 miles and ten minutes by car.

A bus stop outside the nursery on Park Gate Road enjoys local services through to Chester town centre and the M56 is a short 5 minute-drive away.

Chester Train Station, approximately ten minutes by car, offers services from Arriva Wales Trains, Northern, Merseyrail and Virgin Trains.

We have a large car park with a one way entrance / exit system perfect for convenient drop-offs and pick-ups.

Busy Bees Hopscotch – First Choice for Childcare

An idyllic but convenient location and a huge garden for outdoor learning opportunities – just some of the reasons Busy Bees Hopscotch is first choice for childcare in Chester.

Our expert and passionate team cares for children aged 12 weeks up to the age of 5, in rooms specifically designed to provide tailored, age and stage-appropriate activities and experiences.

Our qualified staff take an individual approach to each and every child, monitoring their progress and development in line with the EYFS statutory framework. A combination of child-led play and structured learning helps the expert childcare team to maximise the potential of every child.

The team at Busy Bees Hopscotch prides itself on delivering a friendly and homely environment for our babies, toddlers and preschool children – helping children to settle quickly and parents to relax.

Preschool children benefit from a qualified teacher and a dedicated Phonics room for more focused activities and added concentration for letters and sounds. They can also take part in extra-curricular experiences like Petite Acting Academy – innovative performing arts and drama classes to develop confidence.

Our central location means our parents have a wide choice of neighbouring schools. We have strong links with many of them including St Oswalds CE Primary School, Saughall All Saints C Of E Primary School, Upton Heath C Of E Primary School, The Kings School, Chester and St Martins Academy, Chester.

Maximising Learning through Outdoor Play

Here at Busy Bees Hopscotch we’re particularly proud of our huge open garden where children of all ages can explore and play. Children have direct access to the garden to exercise their choice to move freely and develop decision making and social-interaction skills.

We take a keen interest in nature and use outdoor play to introduce subjects like the weather and seasons. There are many benefits to learning outside of the classroom including development of healthy and active lifestyles and promoting a sense of well-being.

Our large garden is one of the features our parents and children love most.

We also teach children about animals and responsibility with our very own fluffy-eared friends, 2 rabbits called Dandelion and Burdock.

Children at Busy Bees Hopscotch get out and about in the community, enjoying walks and nature trails in country park opposite the nursery.

Andy from the Music Machine also regularly visits the nursery, providing fun music sessions with a choice of songs on his guitar and other instruments from around the world.

Why you'll love our nursery...

  • Huge garden
  • Our pet rabbits
  • Qualified teacher
  • Home-from-home rooms
  • Dedicated phonics room
  • 5* Food Hygiene Rating from EHO audit