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Busy Bees


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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01622 226515

Opening Times:

From 06:45 to 19:00 Mon - Fri

Welcome to Busy Bees at Maidstone Hospital, where exceptional childcare meets a warm and welcoming environment. As your trusted choice for childcare in Maidstone, we welcome children from babies through to pre-schoolers to embark on a journey of growth and discovery. 

Our thoughtfully designed rooms are tailored to suit each age group, ensuring a personalised and engaging experience for every child. Throughout the nursery, you'll find a vibrant array of fun-filled activities and learning resources catering to each age group. From interactive play to educational adventures, there's always something for every child to enjoy, providing endless opportunities for development. 

Rest assured, our dedicated team is committed to supporting your child every step of the way, from their early days as a baby to preparing for school. With a foundation class available, your little one will be well prepared for the exciting next stage in their educational journey. 

To keep you connected with your child's progress, we offer the ParentZone app. Stay up to date with their experiences, milestones, and daily activities during their time at nursery and never miss a special moment.  

So, if you’re looking for a nursery in Maidstone that provides a stimulating environment for your little one to learn, grow, and thrive, then look no further than Busy Bees at Maidstone Hospital. Book a visit today.  

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees at Maidstone Hospital

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

Maidstone Hospital

Hermitage Lane



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Emma Archer - Centre Director

Emma Archer

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Maidstone Hospital

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

Here, at our nursery in Maidstone, all the meals, snacks, and drinks we provide are packed with natural goodness. They form part of our NHS Startwell-accredited menus, which have been carefully created to help children enjoy a healthy, nutritionally balanced diet. It is all included in your nursery fees too – so, there is no extra to pay.  

Our talented nursery chef prepares all food and drinks, on-site, using fresh, local produce where possible. Do you need us to adjust the food your child is served, because of an allergy or dietary need? We can do that - simply let your Centre Director know.  

Wonder what tasty meals your little one could enjoy while they are with us? Here is just a sample. 


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. 


Lamb or Quorn dinner served with root vegetable mash, green beans and a cup of water. Followed with pears for dessert.  

Afternoon Snack  

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

Early Evening Snack 

Mini ploughman's or vegetarian ploughman’s served with chutney and a cup of water. Followed by orange and sultanas for dessert.   

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5* Food Hygiene
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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 Maidstone 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 Maidstone Location

Welcome to Busy Bees Maidstone Hospital, a childcare haven conveniently located at Maidstone Hospital.  

For those arriving via car, Maidstone centre is just a 10-minute drive from the nursery, and the M20 at Junction 5 is a 5-minute drive away, ensuring a quick and easy journey for parents and guardians. Onsite parking is available, ensuring a stress-free drop-off and pick-up experience.  

Arriving via public transport? There is a bus stop right at Maidstone Hospital, serving multiple routes for an eco-friendly and accessible commuting option. Whether you're navigating the roads or embracing public transit, Busy Bees Maidstone Hospital strives to be the ideal destination for your child's early learning journey, where convenience meets care. 

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


Pooja A.


"Excellent service"

Teodora E.


"Great childcare, friendly staff "

Kelly J.


"Communication isn’t always the best and we seem to get different experiences depending on which staff are in. Both my childrens key workers are great though "

Beena S.


"The reason we chose this busy bees was mainly the staff. They are so caring towards our son and he has grown in confidence since he has joined"

Aneta A.


"Great people, excellent care. Shame we can't stay with you for reception class and so on. Highly recommended"