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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

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Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:30 Mon - Fri

Looking for a nursery in Harpenden that will not only provide fantastic foundations for your child’s overall learning and development, but one that will also provide love, support, and care for your child? Busy Bees Leyton Road nursery in Harpenden may be the perfect nursery setting for your child.  

Our nursery setting includes a huge range of varied activities which have been thoughtfully curated by the experienced nursery team to stimulate children’s learning. So, while the children learn a whole range of skills, they don’t even realise it – as they’re too busy having fun!  

From cosy reading corners, and exciting imaginative role play areas to clever construction outdoors, there’s something for every child to enjoy at Busy Bees Leyton Road in Harpenden.  

Never miss a moment with our Parent Zone app, where your child’s key person will update you with day-to-day activities, as well as any key milestones your child might reach while at our Harpenden nursery  

Want to learn more about the fantastic opportunities available at our Harpenden day nursery? Book a visit today– we can’t wait to welcome you to the Busy Bees family! 

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees at Leyton Road

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

23 Leyton Road




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Emma Robinson - Centre Director

Emma Robinson

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Leyton Road

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

In order to best support your child’s overall growth and development, a healthy, balanced diet is crucial. This is something we are passionate about at Busy Bees Leyton Road.  

Not only are the meals we provide balanced, fun and enjoyable for little appetites, but they are also all included within the fees you pay and are prepared on-site.  

Fees include all meals, drinks and snacks prepared on site by our nursery chef. Does your child suffer from any dietary requirements or allergies? Please speak with the Centre Director who would be happy to discuss alternatives for your child. . 

Take a look at what a daily menu might be like at our Harpenden nursery: 


Fresh fruit with a selection of cereal or porridge.  

Morning Snack 

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


Corn on the cob followed by turkey or vegetable jambalaya, with a cup of water.  

Afternoon Snack 

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

Early Evening Snack  

Sour cream and chive dip with vegetable sticks, followed by an English muffin topped with baked beans and cheese, with a cup of water.  

Want to learn more about how we promote healthy eating and good food habits to children in our nurseries? Click the link below to see our ‘Eating Well’ page. 

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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 Harpenden 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 Harpenden Location

Located on Leyton Road, just a short drive from Harpenden town centre, our nursery is in a convenient location for parents living or working in the area.  

There are a number of car parking spaces just outside the main nursery doors, to ensure safe and convenient collection and drop-off, with more parking opposite the nursery, directly next to a pedestrian crossing. 

For parents reaching our Harpenden day nursery via public transport, Arriva offers a bus route which services many roads surrounding Leyton Road, all of which are just a short walk away,  

Bringing your child in a buggy? No problem – we have a convenient buggy store for you to safely leave pushchairs and strollers, ready for collection at the end of the day.

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


Srisindhu S.


"Every one is nice and receptive. My little one is enjoying being there "