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Busy Bees at Mansfield Vicar Water

123 Mansfield Road, Clipstone Village, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG21 9AA

For new parent enquiries call us on 0330 333 8133

For existing parents call Fiona on 01623 660 555

Average Rating: 5

Total Number of Reviews: 1

Opening Times

From 07:15 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Cares for children aged

3 months - 5 years

Welcome to our nursery...

At Mansfield Vicar Water Busy Bees we absolutely love to play, create and educate together.

We know how important your child’s safety, development and preschool education is to you. That’s why every child at Busy Bees Mansfield Vicar Water is assigned their very own key carer to ensure that we can provide you and your little ones with continuous assessment and the very best in quality childcare.

Vicar Water’s Outstanding Day Nursery

Mansfield Vicar Water Day Nursery and Preschool is proud to offer an outstanding childcare provision, as rated by Ofsted.

Set back from the main Mansfield Road our homely, converted nursery plays second home to children aged 12 weeks up to 5 years.

Here at Mansfield Vicar Water we have recently had a fantastic refurbishment both indoors and outdoors. Our garden has been transformed into an magneficiant area for children to learn and play outside, with the garden being a huge highlight for our exisiting parents. We are also a forest school for Pre-School children meaning there is even more enjoyment and learning to be had outdoors, here at Mansfield Vicar Water Busy Bees.

Most of our parents come from nearby residential estates but those travelling can make use of Mansfield Woodhouse train station, a short ten minute drive away and with East Midlands Train services through to Nottingham. There are bus stops outside the nursery on either side of the road with local routes and the main bus terminal is located in Mansfield, approximately 10-15 minutes by car.

The nursery has good parking facilities with 5 free private parking spaces directly outside the nursery and a further 5 shared with local premises.

Top 10 East Midlands Nursery

Busy Bees Mansfield Vicar Water Day Nursery and preschool is proud to have received a Top 10 East Midlands Nursery accolade in 2015 from leading independent nursery reviews website,

Our outstanding childcare team takes an individual approach to each and every child, monitoring their progress and development in line with the EYFS statutory framework. A combination of child-led and creative play helps to maximise the potential of each and every child in our care.

We deliver a programme of stimulating and exciting activities from messy play, sensory play, home corner and role play to the pre-school staples of phonics, literacy and writing, and elemental mathematics – we’ve got every age and stage of childcare covered.

Links with Local Schools

We have strong links with local schools with regular communication between teaching staff and our childcare team. This helps to prepare our preschool children for the next step in their learning journey – ‘big school’. Our preschool children tend to go on to Samuel Barlow Primary School, Clipstone, Holly Primary School, Mansfield, and Forest Town Primary School, Mansfield.

Out and About in The Community

An important part of learning is understanding the world around us. That’s why you’ll find the Busy Bees Team and children from our Vicar Water Nursery and Preschool out and about in the community. We enjoy walks to local parks where we indulge in mud-splashing, pond-dipping and forest-school education – learning all about nature and our environment. The children love our nature walks and visits to local farms and we also visit the local library for a spot of story-time and the church too.

Garden Adventure at Busy Bees Mansfield Vicar Water

It’s essential that young children get frequent and regular opportunities to explore and learn in the outdoor environment and the team at Busy Bees Mansfield Vicar Water fully support this, making sure everyone gets outside as part of the everyday routine. Our ample garden is well-resourced to challenge physical and mental development as well as strengthen social skills, confidence and independence.

Why you'll love our nursery...

  • Lovely local, community feel
  • Well-resourced ample garden
  • Off-street car parking and good road and transport links
  • Progressive manager and committed team

What our customers say about us


Charlotte O.

Fantastic! All the staff are so caring and supportive - our little girl loves it here!