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Busy Bees


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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01473 725610

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Looking for high-quality daycare in Ipswich for your little one? Busy Bees Ipswich Rushmere is a purpose-built nursery, nestled on the the edge of Rushmere Heath on the  Bixley Farm Estate, just off Rushmere Heath. Whether arriving via Foxhall Road or Main Road, we’ve got plenty of convenient parking options for you, and also offer secure bike storage.  

Step into our bright, spacious Ipswich nursery, where you’ll find 10 unique childcare rooms, brimming with engaging activities designed to ignite your child’s curiosity and creativity. For younger children, we even have a tranquil sleep space, ensuring they can remain in routine with naps. 

At the rear of the building is a large, inquisitive outdoor area for the children to explore developing their self-esteem, confidence, and love of the natural environment with a separate area for the babies to allow them a safe space to experience away from the older children. 

Learn more about our Ipswich daycare, book a visit to meet the friendly team and view the fantastic facilities for yourself.  

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

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees Nursery at Ipswich Rushmere

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

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Karen Abram - Centre Director

Karen Abram

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees Nursery at Ipswich Rushmere

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 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 Nursery at Ipswich Rushmere

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 Ipswich Rushmere 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. 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 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

Our Ipswich daycare is located approximately 20 minutes from the city centre, by car. We have convenient parking available for safe and easy collection and drop off, and secure access to the building for the safety of the children and staff. For those who wish to access the nursery by public transport, there is a bus stop a short distance from the entrance, on Broadlands Way.

Find the exact location of Busy Bees Nursery at Ipswich Rushmere 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.


Nikolett K.


"My son loves Busy Bees. He goes in every morning with confident. Karen and Hayley always friendly and helpful. Toddlers room manager Tiegan and my child key person Alannah helped a lot for my child to settle in the group smoothly. Charyl also makes my boy stay special every day. And the food is really healthy and varied. Thanks a lot for all the staff at Busy Bees for their hard work "

Jessica T.


"Staff have been brilliant since we joined mid lockdown and our little one loves it!"

Jasmine H.


"Great activities set up each day, the girls are lovely and always go out of their way to be accommodating. My daughter loves her time at nursery."

Kaylee R.


"Our LO is so happy at his nursery and looks forward to going in. The nursery staff have been brilliant, caring and professional. Overall good care, food and education. "

Leanne R.


"It's a great nursery and the staff are good but I find it ridiculous that when the nursery is closed on a bank holiday that I still have to pay even thou the nursery is closed I still have to find different arrangements for my son"