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Busy Bees


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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01273 480736

Opening Times:

From 08:00 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

If you're seeking exceptional childcare in Lewes, look no further than Busy Bees at Lewes. Here we provide a nurturing haven where children can unleash their full potential in a warm and welcoming environment.   

Our dedicated team goes the extra mile to support every child each step of the way throughout their learning journey to ensure a positive early years' experience. With a personalised approach and a passion for nurturing young minds, we cater to each child's individual needs, fostering their curiosity, confidence, and a lifelong love for learning. With our passionate educators by their side, your child will learn, flourish and thrive during their time at Busy Bees Lewes.  

We believe in making every day an exciting adventure, which is why we offer a wide range of stimulating activities and learning resources throughout the nursery to keep your little one's mind and body engaged every day. From activities that enhance fine motor skills to delightful nature walks, we ensure that there's never a dull moment at our nursery in Lewes. 

At Busy Bees, we believe that a strong partnership between parents and educators is key to a child's success. We understand that open communication and collaboration are crucial in nurturing your child's development, which is why we work closely with parents to ensure every child receives the care and attention they deserve. 

Stay connected during your child's time at nursery through our ‘ParentZone’ app! Here our enthusiastic team will provide you with regular updates throughout the day on your child's progress, along with any milestones they may reach. 

Want to learn more about our nursery in Lewes? Book a visit today! We cannot wait to show you around our nursery and introduce you to our friendly team.  

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees at Lewes

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

St James Street


East Sussex


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Jack Peacock - Centre Director

Jack Peacock

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Lewes

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

We know how tricky it can be to get little ones to eat food which will fuel their growth and development. To make parents’ lives as easy as possible, we’ve got a delicious menu that includes all the good stuff to help support this!   

What’s better? The fees you pay include all meals, drinks, and snacks, which are prepared on site by our nursery chef. All meals follow the NHS Startwell scheme, so you can be sure that your child is getting the very best from the food at our nursery.    

Get an idea of what your child could expect to eat while at our day nursery in Lewes: 

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. 


Cheese flan served with homemade baked beans and a cup of water. Followed with jelly and ice cream for dessert.  

Afternoon Snack  

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

Early Evening Snack 

Pasta salad, served with a cup of water, and mixed berries for dessert. 

Does your child have specific dietary requirements? Simply speak to your Centre Director - we can account for any special food needs and provide safe alternatives. Learn more about our approach to getting children to eat well or see our menus in full by clicking the buttons 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 Lewes 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 Lewes Location

Located at the very heart of Lewes on St James Street, Busy Bees at Lewes offers a prime spot for families seeking exceptional childcare in Lewes. Our central location ensures convenience and accessibility for all. 

For commuting families, Busy Bees at Lewes boasts excellent road connections. The A26 and A27 are close by, making the nursery easily reachable by car. There is also ample onsite parking available for parents who choose to drive, allowing drop offs and collections to be easy and hassle free. 

Getting here via public transport is a breeze as well. A short walk from the nursery, you'll find The Kings Head bus stop, which serves bus routes 123 and 129. Additionally, Lewes train station is just a 5-minute walk away, making it a convenient choice for parents who rely on trains for their daily commute. 

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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 Lewes. Book a visit today to arrange a personal tour to see Busy Bees Nursery Lewes for yourself.


Naomi C.


"Great. "

Matthew W.


"Excellent supportive and friendly environment. The team always go above and beyond. The move from Brighton Busy Bees during a difficult period was seamless."

Ashleigh S.


"The staff are amazing and my son really enjoys going here I would definitely recommend this nursery !"

Catherine G.


"Great, dedicated staff - my son has benefitted greatly from all the support, encouragement and interaction he has enjoyed in the setting. Special thanks to Stacey Pooley, Gemma Aslett, Nikki Bastone and Sasha Canning"

Charlie T.


"We have recently approached the team about taking the children out of nursery on local visits which should resume as the country open after covid. This should happen more. In preschool we would appreciate more themed learning because the older (as well as the younger) children would benefit from being stimulated. Themed days looking at subjects like the solar system or electricity would be great. "