40 Years of Busy Bees


Nursery in
Headingley, Leeds

Rated Good by Ofsted

7 Reviews

Busy Bees


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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 0113 275 5891

Opening Times:

From 07:00 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Our bright and spacious Headingley nursery is brimming with opportunities to unleash your child’s potential. We can’t wait to welcome you to the Busy Bees family!  

Is your little one an adventurer who loves exploring the outdoors, climbing, or playing football? Or would they like to unleash their inner Picasso, getting messy and painting at one of our craft stations? Our qualified nursery team strives to ensure that there’s an exciting variety of resources and equipment on offer each day for children to explore.  

So, if you’re looking for a pre-school in Leeds that will proactively support every stage of your child’s development, from weaning and potty training through to preparing the for the move up to school, our Headingley nursery provides exactly that.  

As well as supporting your child with their overall learning and development, the team is also committed to keeping parents informed and in the loop. Our ParentZone app is a platform where your child’s keyworker can upload updates and photographs of any fun activities, as well as updates on key milestones they might be reaching.  

Want to learn more about the facilities on offer at our nursery in Headingley? Read more below or get in touch to book a visit and see them for yourself! 

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

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees at Leeds Headingley

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

201 Otley Road


LS16 5JY

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Amy Redfern - Centre Director

Amy Redfern

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Leeds Headingley

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

We want to make sure your child is getting the absolute best from the time they spend with us at Busy Bees Leeds Headingley. So, our nursery chefs create delicious and nutritious meals and snacks to keep little tummies full! All of which are included within the fees you pay. 

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 enjoy while spending the day with us:  


Fresh fruit with a selection of cereal or porridge.  

Morning Snack

Fresh fruit with wholemeal toast or baked goods, with a drink of milk or water.  


Garlic bread followed by loaded mac and cheese with green beans, with a drink of water.  

Afternoon Snack

Fresh fruit or vegetable sticks with a drink of milk or water. 

Early Evening Snack

Salmon mayo and sweetcorn wrap, or a cheese wrap with mixed peppers and carrot sticks, followed by peaches, strawberries, and yoghurt for dessert. With a drink of water.  

Learn more about how we promote positive eating habits within our Headingley nursery and read our NHS-accredited menu in full by visiting our ‘Eating Well’ page by clicking the link below.  

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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 Headingley, Leeds 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 Headingley, Leeds Location

You’ll find our Headingley nursery on the Otley Road, with our large signage clearly visible from the road.  

Whether you’re travelling via car or public transport, drop-off and collection is a fuss-free, seamless experience, with on-site car parking and a handy buggy store for bulky strollers or pushchairs.  

Conveniently, there are a number of buses servicing the main Otley Road, including numbers 1, 6, 7, 27, N1, and PH2 – which stop just outside the nursery doors.  

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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 Headingley, Leeds. Book a visit today to arrange a personal tour to see Busy Bees Nursery Headingley, Leeds for yourself.


Malcolm C.


"Lovely staff and great environment for our child."

Rebecca D.


"Both of our children have attended Busy Bees and the staff are what make it - such lovely people and most importantly our kids like them! Would recommend to anyone "

Sarah C.


"Great staff who really know and care about my daughter "

Leah M.


"All the staff are lovely, take really good care of my daughter and do so much for the kids "

Aaron M.


"It’s fantastic! I staff are absolutely amazing! "