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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 020 8988 0818

Opening Times:

From 06:45 to 19:00 Mon - Fri

At our Whipps Cross Hospital nursery in Leytonstone, there’s no shortage of fun and stimulating activities and resources for your child to enjoy. Whether that’s developing fine motor skills with sand or water, learning about phonics, letters, and sounds by reading and exploring new books, or getting some fresh air in the fun outdoor space.  

Our experienced nursery team wants nothing more than to provide the absolute best care possible for your child. Whether your little one requires more one-to-one care and attention, or whether they’re still navigating crawling, walking, or toilet training -, you can rest assured they are in excellent hands.  

The fun, yet structured activities and resources combined with a fully supportive care team, alongside nourishing meals, are the perfect ingredients required for your child to thrive and grow -, readying them for the next steps of their educational journey.  

Want to learn more about what you can expect your child to get up to while at our Leytonstone pre-school? Read through the full list of facilities below or book a visit to Busy Bees Whipps Cross Hospital nursery. 

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees at Leytonstone

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

Whipps Cross University Hospital

Whipps Cross Road


E11 1NR

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Dorota Batkowska

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Leytonstone

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

Ensuring your child enjoys a healthy, balanced variety of meals while at our Leytonstone nursery is one of our top priorities.  

We understand that it can be tricky to get children to eat the right things in order to support proper growth and development, which is why we produce delicious and inventive meals - which are changed regularly, so children don’t get bored.  

Get a feel for what your child might enjoy eating in a typical day at Busy Bees Leytonstone.  


Fresh fruit with a selection of cereal or porridge. 

Morning Snack  

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


Vegetarian sausage with mashed potato and baked beans, followed by fruit yoghurt, with a drink of water.  

Afternoon Snack  

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

Early Evening Snack  

Satsuma smiles, followed by toasted bagel with cream cheese and summer slaw, with a drink of water.  

All of our menus are NHS-accredited and are changed seasonally. If your child has any dietary requirements or allergies, please let the Centre Director know. They’ll be happy to discuss other safe alternatives for your child.  

Visit our ‘Eating Well’ page by clicking the link below for more information and to view our menus 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 Leytonstone 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 Leytonstone Location

You’ll find our nursery within the grounds of Whipps Cross University Hospital, on Whipps Cross Road.  

As we are located in such a popular location, there are many buses servicing the immediate area, making it easier than ever for parents travelling to our Leytonstone nursery via foot or public transport.  

For those arriving by car, we have a car park on-site, making collection and drop-off more convenient than ever. Or, alternatively, we have a buggy store for those wishing to safely store strollers or pushchairs while their child attends our Leytonstone nursery.

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


Jodie W.


"The staff are very nice. I think communication and staff morale can be improved. "

Hannah H.


"Great opening hours and great staff, they seem to really like the kids and ours certainly like them."

Farhana R.


"Loving & caring keyworkers. My son is always smiling when I collect him. "

Fiona H.


"Really caring staff. Great facilities"

Angela W.


"Happy, everyone is nice"