40 Years of Busy Bees

WELCOME TO BUSY BEES

Nursery in
Maidstone

Rated Good by Ofsted

4 Reviews

Busy Bees

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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01622 663454

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:30 Mon - Fri

Want your little one to thrive in an environment that takes a nurturing approach to learning? Busy Bees Ragstone House, Maidstone could be the perfect choice for them. 

We provide childcare for babies, toddlers, and pre-schoolers, with dedicated rooms for each age category. We understand that every child is different - especially when it comes to where they are in their development stages. By having our separate childcare rooms, we allow them to develop at a pace they're comfortable and confident with. Our Maidstone nursery also has its own secure outdoor space, equipped with a sandpit, slides and lots more. 

Everything your child learns during their time with us is built around the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework. By following this curriculum, we help little ones prepare for their next big adventure - the jump into primary school education. You'll always be able to keep up to date with everything your child gets up with us through our free ParentZone app

Ready to come to see the facilities at our nursery in Maidstone for yourself? Book a visit and come say 'hello!' - we can't wait to welcome you to the Busy Bees family! 

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees at Ragstone House, Maidstone

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

48 College Road

Maidstone, Kent

ME15 6SA

For Sat Nav please use ME15 6YJ

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Vicky Pyne - Centre Director

Vicky Pyne

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Ragstone House, Maidstone

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.

CCTV
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.

Teacher
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.

ParentZone
We keep families informed through ParentZone, an online learning journal platform, which can be accessed via a smartphone app.

UP
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 Ragstone House, Maidstone

Here, at our Maidstone day nursery, we like to ensure your child gets all the energy and nutrition they need throughout their day with us. We provide regular snacks, drinks, and meals from our NHS Startwell-accredited menu. It's all freshly prepared on-site by our talented nursery chef, and our menus change seasonally, so there's always something new, delicious, and nutritious to try. 

Want to know the best bit? You don't have to pay any extra - all food and drink is included in the fees you pay for your childcare! 

Does your child have specific dietary requirements? Or would you simply like to discuss their diet? Let your Centre Director know - the team can work to provide alternative options for children with allergies. 

Here's just a taster of the food and drink your little one might enjoy with us, at our day nursery in Maidstone. 

Breakfast

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. 

Lunch

Salmon fish fingers or veggie croquette, with mushy peas and roast or boiled potatoes. Greek yoghurt and berry cake for dessert. Served with a cup of water. 

Afternoon Snack

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

Early Evening Snack

Sour cream and chive dip and vegetable sticks to start, with a main of English muffin topped with homemade baked beans and cheese. 

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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 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

You'll find our Maidstone nursery located just a stone’s throw from the town centre. We're less than a five-minute walk from All Saints Church. 

Planning to visit us by public transport? There are lots of options. Maidstone West railway station (on the Medway Valley Line) is around 12 minutes away - across the Millennium Bridge (footbridge) or by going across the bridge on Broadway (A229). The area is also well served by local bus routes, with the College Avenue and Hayle Road stops very close by. 

When you do arrive, you'll find we have a secure buggy store. This means you can leave your pram, stroller, or pushchair during drop off, leave it while your child is with us, and then pick it up when you come to collect them - giving you one less thing to worry about. 

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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.

Reviews

Yordan P.

17/10/2023

"Great customer service 👍"


Meylin B.

08/10/2023

"The care provided to my son is outstanding. I don't worry about him when he is at the nursery. He loves going there. All members of staff are lovely. He is learning a lot.Freshly crooked meals every day.I am glad i choose busy bee."


Rachael D.

06/10/2021

"All of the staff are very friendly, my child has developed so much since being at busy bees. "


Kirsty B.

01/09/2021

"Lovely staff! My daughter loves it there, and her development has come on so much since she started! Couldn’t think of a better place to send my children. "