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Busy Bees


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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01273 500151

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:30 Mon - Fri

Looking for a top-notch nursery in Hove that offers exceptional care and education for children from babies to preschoolers? Look no further! At Busy Bees Hove, we are dedicated to giving every child the best start in life through our nurturing environment and stimulating programmes.

Our newly refurbished nursery boasts modern facilities, to provide a safe, stimulating, and comfortable environment, along with an expansive outdoor space, offering ample opportunities for little adventurers to discover, play, and learn.  

The passionate and highly skilled staff are committed to supporting each child's development. With their expertise and genuine care, they create a warm and welcoming atmosphere where your little ones can flourish and thrive. From building social skills to encouraging independence, our staff are there every step of the way to ensure your child reaches their full potential. 

Beyond the traditional curriculum we offer exciting extracurricular activities. Our Pro Tots-Sport activities provide an excellent opportunity for your child to develop their physical coordination, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Additionally, we have a dedicated Spanish teacher who introduces the little ones to the wonders of a second language through interactive and fun-filled sessions. 

Stay connected and informed about your child's nursery experience with our convenient ‘ParentZone’ App. Get real-time updates on daily activities, meals, and memorable moments, all at your fingertips, ensuring you never miss a moment of their growth and development. 

Book a visit  today to view our exceptional facilities and have the opportunity to meet the dedicated team at Busy Bees Hove. 

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

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees at Hove

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

Busy Bees at Hove

41 Dyke Road Avenue


East Sussex


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Lucy Walker - Centre Director

Lucy Walker

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Hove

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

We understand the importance of providing nutritious meals to support the growth and development of young children. That's why we take pride in offering a diverse and delightful menu at our nursery in Hove. Designed to cater to a wide range of tastes, our meals are sure to satisfy even the pickiest eaters. 

What's even better? The fees you pay cover all meals, drinks, and snacks, lovingly prepared on-site by our skilled nursery chef. We strictly adhere to the NHS Startwell scheme, ensuring that every meal is nutritionally balanced and meets the highest standards. You can have peace of mind knowing that your child is receiving the very best when it comes to food at our nursery. 

Does your child suffer from allergies or have any specific dietary requirements? Speak with the Centre Director who will be happy to discuss other safe and tasty alternatives.   

Get a taste of what your child might eat while at our nursery in Hove: 


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. 


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. 

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5* Food Hygiene
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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 Hove 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 Hove Location

Providing excellent childcare in Hove, you will find our exceptional nursery nestled on Dyke Road Avenue.  

Conveniently located in a prime spot, ensuring easy access for parents and families, there is a bus stop just a short 2-minute walk from the nursery on Togdean Road, serving routes 27 and 77, along with Preston Park train station, just a pleasant 20-minute walk away.  

With our nursery's excellent location and accessible transportation links, Busy Bees Hove is the perfect choice for families seeking a convenient and well-connected childcare solution. 

Additionally, we offer convenience for parents arriving by car, as there is a dedicated car park available on-site. This allows for easy and stress-free drop-offs and pick-ups, ensuring a smooth transition for both parents and children. 

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


Scarlet H.


"They are excellent. I was worried about sending my daughter to nursery but Busy Bees Hove have made it so lovely for her. She absolutely loves all of them. All of the staff are wonderful and caring. My husband and I work in the NHS and are both so grateful to have a nursery where my daughter can go and be well looked after whilst having fun."

Corrinne K.


"We have had a wonderful experience putting our little one into nursery here. She has loved her time here too and has made a lot of friends with the other children and staff x "

Caroline H.


"Highly recommend, lovely staff!"

Asya A.


"Amazing care, amazing carers, communication and spirit."

Amy J.


"The most welcoming nursery/preschool I’ve ever come across. Both my boys adore each member of staff that works with them. From start to where we are at now, my children love all of the activities and games that they are learning and their personal and social development is incredible not only from our parenting but aided by the talents of the busybees staff and peers. We are always informed about every aspect of the day which I particularly love. Would happily recommend to other parents."