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Rated Good by Ofsted

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Busy Bees


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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01473 687017

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Our nursery in Ipswich offers a range of learning opportunities for children ranging from babies to pre-school age. We have a fantastic selection of resources that aim to stimulate your child’s mind and imagination, encouraging educational development in a fun way.

There is much to love about our Suffolk nursery, from the wonderfully caring staff who will be looking after your child to the wide range of resources available. As Busy Bees follow the EYFS framework, much of what you’ll find within our nursery in Ipswich is geared towards learning.

No matter what your child enjoys doing, there is something for everyone. Whether that is exploring outside, taking safe risks while supervised by staff, or enjoying a nutritious meal together with their friends. If your little one is still very young and requires close care and attention, our nursery has a dedicated baby room with comfortable cots, a sensory play area and comfortable chairs for much needed cuddles!

Interested in learning more about Busy Bees Ipswich Pinewood? Book a visit today to view the facilities and meet the team.

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees at Ipswich Pinewood

We understand that parents and carers lead busy lives, and we want to do everything possible to help. That’s why Busy Bees at Ipswich Pinewood 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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Sam West - Centre Director

Sam West

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Ipswich Pinewood

Here's a snapshot of just some of the wonderful facilities we offer at our Day Nursery in Ipswich. 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 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 3 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 Ipswich Pinewood

The fees you pay are inclusive of all meals, drinks, and snacks, which are prepared on-site by our nursery chef. We understand it can be tricky to get your child to eat healthy, nutritious meals, which is why our on-site chefs ensure they create fun, tasty and healthy meals that little ones love.

If your child has any specific dietary requirements or allergies, please speak with the Centre Director who will be happy to discuss other safe alternative options for your child.

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


Seasonal fresh fruit with a selection of cereal or porridge.

Morning Snack

Seasonal fresh fruit, wholemeal toast or other baked good, with a drink of either milk or water.


Garlic and herb chicken or tofu, with mashed potatoes and broccoli, followed by lemon shortbread with a drink of water.

Afternoon Snack

Seasonal fresh fruit or vegetable sticks, with a drink of either milk or water.

Early Evening Snack

Sandwich selection followed by fruit, served with a drink of water.

Want to learn more about how we encourage eating well at Busy Bees? Click the link below to find out more and read our NHS accredited menu in full.

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Our Fees

We believe in an open and transparent approach to nursery fees, and wherever possible we offer parents a variety of booking patterns.

At Busy Bees, we work alongside the Government’s 30 hours funded childcare scheme for three-and-four-year-olds. More information can be found on our Funding Options page or contact the Centre Director to discuss other funding options.

Click the button below for weekly, daily and session rates for our exceptional childcare.

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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 Ipswich 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 Ipswich Location

Located just a short distance from the A14, our nursery in Ipswich is relatively central, just a 10-minute drive from the town centre. We have convenient parking available for easy collection and drop off, and secure access to the building for the safety of the children and staff. For parents who don’t drive, the nearest train station to the nursery is Ipswich (IPS) which is approximately 2.2 miles away.

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


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