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Busy Bees


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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

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Opening Times:

From 08:00 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Here at our nursery in Kettering, we provide high-quality childcare and preschool education, to enable all children to reach their full potential during their time with us.  

We believe in creating an environment where learning is fun and exciting, which is why Busy Bees at Kettering Central offers a wide range of fun-filled activities that engage and inspire all children. From creative arts and crafts to imaginative play and educational games, there is something for every child to enjoy. 

And the fun does not stop there, as the children can continue the excitement outdoors! Our large garden area provides ample opportunities for outdoor adventures, as children explore nature, develop their physical skills, and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. 

With tailored rooms to suit each age group, your child will receive the appropriate care, attention and support during their time at nursery. If you want to keep up to date on how your little one is developing, along with all the fun-filled activities they have taken part in, then download our ‘ParentZone’ app. 

There is so much to love about our nursery, from the stimulating environment where children can thrive, to the dedicated team who strive to provide every child with the best start in life, you can be sure our nursery in Kettering is the perfect place for your child to learn, flourish and thrive. 

So, if you’re looking for exceptional childcare in Kettering, book a visit today! 

Interested in learning more about Busy Bees at Kettering Central? You can find everything you need to know in our Parent Pack.   

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

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees Kettering Central

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

122 Rockingham Road



NN16 9AJ

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Dayna Smalley - Centre Director

Dayna Smalley

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees Kettering Central

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

Here, at Busy Bees Kettering Central we understand just how important it is for growing little ones to get the nutritional balance they need. So, while your child is at our Kettering nursery, we ensure they can enjoy healthy snacks, meals, and drinks throughout the day. There's no extra cost involved - it's included in your fees.  

Our seasonal nursery menus feature childhood favourites packed with goodness. They are accredited by NHS Startwell. Every day features a different set of dishes, which means there is always an opportunity to try something new and delicious. And everything is freshly prepared, on-site, by our talented nursery chef.  

Does your child have specific dietary requirements? Don't worry, simply speak to your Centre Director – our team can make sure they are accounted for with safe alternatives.  

Want to get an idea of what your child might enjoy on a regular day at our nursery in Kettering? Here is just a taster! 


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. 


Chicken goujons (vegetarian option: vegetable croquettes) served with homemade baked beans, mixed potato wedges and a cup of water. Followed by pears for dessert. 

Afternoon Snack  

Fresh fruit or vegetable sticks served with a cup of milk or water. 

Early Evening Snack 

Cheese twists to start, followed by spring vegetable soup served with a cup of water. 

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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 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 Kettering 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 Kettering Location

Located in the heart of Kettering, you will find our nursery just off the A43 on Rockingham Road.  

Our nursery is in the perfect location for commuting parents, as we are in close proximity to the A43 and A14. Ensuring a smooth and hassle-free experience, we also have a convenient onsite car parking facility for those arriving by car to enable safe and efficient drop-offs and collections. 

Arriving via public transport? Rest assured there is a bus stop just outside the nursery on Charles Street, which serves bus route 16 and Kettering train station, a 25-minute walk from the nursery.  

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


Michelle C.


"My daughter loves attending nursery. The staff are great with the children. They do lots of different and fun things to do as well as helping them to develop. Would highly recommend "

Nicola F.


"I love the staff at Busy Bees. They take great care of Alba and always make sure they tell me how her day went and what she got up to. I love the app and seeing pictures of her day too. She's made some great friends there and I think she's grown so confident and happy from her time there. "

Rina D.


"Really take care of children and get involved with the activities, keep us updated on anything new they might have included in the day to day play"

Sarah-jane K.


"My 2 year old always comes out smiling and happy x"