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Busy Bees at Ipswich Pinewood

Call Emma on 01473 687017

Marbled White Drive

Opening Times

7.30am - 6.00pm, Monday to Friday

Ages Taken

0-5 years
  • GOOD Ofsted 2013 - Click here to view our report
  • 5 star rating from Environmental Health
  • Open all year - except Bank Holidays
  • Our extended opening hours – 7.30am - 6.00pm are designed to give parents the greatest flexibility
  • A private car park – making dropping off and picking up your children stress free
  • Our purpose built nursery are offering 5 warm nurturing rooms for children aged 0-2 years, 1 bright stimulating toddler room, 1 stimulating Rising 3’s room and 2 exciting Pre-School rooms perfect for preparing each individual child for school
  • Large outdoor area which is full of exciting opportunities for the children to explore
  • Stimulating ‘Busy Babies’ Programme
  • Wake and Shake, Shake & Write, Babble to Chatter and Talk Time Baskets are some of our exciting enhancements that your children will be taking part in.
  • Nutritious meals – which are included at no extra charge and are freshly prepared and served daily by our qualified cook

Why You Will Love Our Nursery

Busy Bees in Ipswich provides GOOD childcare, as reported by Ofsted, (2013)

At Busy Bees at Ipswich Pinewood we are a purpose built nursery which offers 6 warm nurturing and comforting baby rooms for children aged 0-2years. There are 2 bright stimulating 2-3 aged rooms which both lead directly out into a large secure garden area. Our preschool area contains 2 rooms which are set up with our children in mind, 1 room is set up with messy play including sand, water, paint, creative modelling and gloop, there is also a science and investigation area as well as a music area. The 2nd room has a large home corner, cosy corner and block area, this room also leads directly out into the garden area.

We are situated in a housing estate just a short distance room the A14/A12 Copdock interchange roundabout next to Tesco’s. We are also very local to the town centre. We have our own private car park which makes dropping off and picking up your children stress free.

The nursery is open 7.30am and closes at 6.00pm, we have a morning session which runs between 7.30am and finishes at 12.30pm and an afternoon session which runs from 1pm until 6pm. We also offer Free entitlement sessions for children the term after their third birthday.

Our caring, qualified and enthusiastic staff strives to ensure each individual child is happy, well cared for and supported in moving forward in their learning. We are very proud here at Pinewood to say that over 70% off our staff have been working here for 5 years plus. 90% off our staff our qualified to level 3. The staff work closely with parents to build on parent partner relationships from the first settling in sessions to their child’s last day at nursery where tissues are at the ready.

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Contact Busy Bees at Ipswich Pinewood

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Meet the Team

Emma Jones

Nursery Manager

My name is Emma and I have worked at Ipswich Pinewood for 12 and a half years.  I have two children of my own, Jake who is nearly 7 and Lily who is 3.  Both of my children attended the Ipswich Pinewood nursery and have thoroughly enjoyed their time here.  During my spare time i like to take my children out and go on lots of fun exciting activities.

I have worked my way up from a Nursery Nurse to my current position as a Nursery Manager.

I am very passionate about my work and I love watching the children grow and develop throughout their time here at nursery.



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Tamisha Hodge
Assistant Manager

I have worked for Busy Bees Company since 2010, working in various nurseries. I have worked my way up to Assistant Manager and I am currently the Financial Administrator also.
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Sam West
Senior Room Manager

I have been working for the nursery for 7 years, starting as a Nursery Nurse and have worked my way up to third in charge. I currently work in the Pre-School room and I loving teaching the children new things preparing them for school. As part of my job role I also work at the nursery SENCO and Childcare Rep. As a SENCO I work with children who need additional support to help with their learning.
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Roos Room
Room Team

Pauline and Mandy both work together in the under 1's baby room. We all find working with the babies very rewarding, to be able to help with their development stages and to see them grow with confidence.
Our Busy Babies room is a fantastic way of enhancing the babies learning to stimulate their minds and making them feel comforted and relaxed in the lilac area.
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Piglets Room
Room Team

Sophie and Emma both work in our Piglet room, with children aged 12-18 month. Our children love exploring the black and white area with lots of bold colours and our calming and relaxing lilac area. We support the children on a daily basis working on their prime areas of learning and in conjunction with the parents.
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Rabbits Room
Room Team

Chloe is the Room Manager of Rabbits. She works alongside Jess and Debbie with children ages 18-24 months. We have two rooms one available one is our quiet room with cosy and sensory areas. The other is our messy room, with lots of textures to explore. All the children love exploring this room especially playing in sand, painting and water play!
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Room Team

Sophie F is the Room Manager of Tiggers. She works alongside Oakley and Jordan with children aged 2-2 years 9 months. We have lots of exciting activities throughout the day which get he children motivated including, 'wake and shake' and 'babble to chatter'. All the staff are very keen on giving the children a good start in their early years and all our learning is based around the children's current interests.
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Rising 3's
Room Team

Sophie E, Lucy and Zoe all work in our Rising 3's room with children aged 2 years 9 months - 3 years- 6 months. The children are able to free flow from the room and garden, giving them different opportunities to explore in all weathers. In the Rising 3's room we do lots of activities around the children's interests to help and support them.
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Room Team

Sam is the Room Manager for Pooh Bears and works alongside Tash and Nic with children aged, 3 years 6 month - 5 years. We encourage the children to be as independent as possible in the Pre-school room, preparing them for the transition to school. We offer lots of exciting activities for the children to become involved in including, sensory play.

Parent Partnership Group

Parent Representatives for Busy Bees at Ipswich Pinewood

Laurie Page

Hi all I am Laurie, 35 years old, married to Ruth for nearly 7 years and our daughter Abigail is currently in Pooh Bears at the nursery. I have worked in ICT for a local government authority for the last 15 years, during this time i have had different roles and responsibilities but currently I manage a team of 8 providing support to 3500 users across Suffolk.
"We have been part of the nursery family since September 2011 when Abigail who was 5 months old at the time, had her first session in Piglets, she has been attending 4 full days a week ever since."

New Members Welcome!!

Mrs Ramone -Baby Room

"The parent partnership group will be having a meeting on the 15th April 2014, This is a fantastic opportunity to join the group and help lead and share the vision of the nursery and support parents within the nursery setting. Any parents wishing to join the group please email the nursery."

Sam Collins

Hi I'm Sam and I'ma Mum to 2 very active and very cheeky monkeys. My son Luke started at the nursery at 10 months and has been through all the rooms and is now in Pooh Bears before heading off to school in September. My daughter Ava also started at 10 months and is now in Rabbits room. As you'd expect we were nervous leaving both children the first few times but the staff have been fantastic and my children have been very attached to their key workers in each room.
"We had a rocky start with Luke who was not very good at coming into nursery in the mornings but the staff were great at helping him to settle in each morning and whenever we called to see how he was he was usually fine moments after we left! He's got better as he's got older but still goes through phases of not wanting to go in in the morning but then he doesn't want to come home at night either! Ava has been a different story and has gone in really well from the start."

Sam Prime

Hello my name is Sam a Mum of two, who's son Nathan has been at Busy Bees since April 2013, Nathan started off in Tiggers and Eeyores and then moved up into preschool, Nathan is due to leave Busy Bees in September to start Gusford.
"Nathan has really enjoyed his time at Busy Bees and connected with his key person (Tash) who has given him encouragement and praise throughout. I've seen him grow from a shy little boy who hated being left in the mornings to a confident outgoing individual who loves learning new skills and getting involved in group activities. My other son Alex has just started in Piglets and I'm very content he will be given the same care as Nathan and will grow into a polite, confident outgoing little boy."

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The Hive Holiday Club

'The Hive' at Ipswich Pinewood offers lots of things to do for your child, it is a great place for your child to come and have fun and make new friends during the holidays.

We offer full day and half day sessions during the holidays.  Full day session are inclusive of Breakfast, lunch and tea.

Tash is our Holiday Club Leader and will be running the group each holiday for children aged 5-11years.


There is a range of resources provided for the children such as:

  • Board games
  • Small world
  • Construction
  • Writing area’s
  • Cosy areas
  • Art’s and crafts
  • Educational & Fun Themes
  • Cooking

We have plenty of outdoor space for the children to enjoy with a range of activities.

Download our Hive Club application form

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