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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01438 840138

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:30 Mon - Fri

Are you in search of exceptional childcare in the heart of Welwyn? Look no further than Busy Bees at Mardley Hill! We warmly welcome children from babies through preschoolers, providing a nurturing environment where every child can unleash their full potential. 

Here at Busy Bees, we believe that learning should be a joyful adventure, and that's why we provide endless opportunities for your child to learn, flourish, and thrive. With a wide range of fun-filled activities and engaging learning resources on offer, every moment is an exciting adventure at our nursery in Welwyn.  

Rest assured, our dedicated staff go above and beyond to provide every child with the best start in life. From babies taking their first steps to preschoolers preparing for the next stage in their educational journey, your little one will be fully supported throughout their time at our nursery. 

We know just how important it is for parents to stay informed about their child's progress. That's why we offer the ParentZone app, where you can keep up to date on your child's development and activities at the nursery. 

Want to learn more about the exciting opportunities that await your child at our nursery in Welwyn? Book a visit today and embark on a journey of discovery and growth at Busy Bees Mardley Hill.  

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees at Mardley Hill

We understand that parents and carers lead busy lives, and we want to do everything possible to help. That’s why Busy Bees at Mardley Hill 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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Amanda Zienkowicz - Centre Director

Amanda Zienkowicz

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Mardley Hill

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

We understand the importance of making sure children get the right nourishment to support good growth and development. At our Welwyn day nursery, children receive all meals, drinks, and snacks as part of the fees you pay.   

The menus work on a week-by-week basis and are varied and changed seasonally. Does your child have any specific dietary requirements or allergies? Get in touch with the Centre Director - who will be happy to discuss other safe alternatives for your child.   

Get a taste of what your child could expect to eat while at our nursery in Welwyn: 


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. 


Cheese flan served with homemade baked beans and a cup of water. Followed with jelly and ice cream for dessert.  

Afternoon Snack  

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

Early Evening Snack 

Pasta salad, served with a cup of water, and mixed berries for dessert. 

Want to learn more about the ways we encourage eating well at Busy Bees Mardley Hill nursery? Click the link below for more information, and to access the full NHS accredited menu. 

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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 Welwyn 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 Welwyn Location

Welcome to Busy Bees at Mardley Hill, ideally positioned just a 2-minute drive from the A1(M) Junction 6, making it effortlessly accessible for families in and around Welwyn. 

We understand the paramount importance of convenience, and to make your experience as stress-free as possible, we offer ample onsite parking. This ensures that drop-offs and pick-ups are a breeze for both parents and families. 

For families preferring public transportation, there's a Bus Stop conveniently located at Mardley Avenue, serving routes 301 and 908. This accessible transport option makes reaching our nursery hassle-free for families using public transport. 

Busy Bees at Mardley Hill is not only a place of exceptional childcare but also a location designed for ease and accessibility, ensuring that your child's journey to learning is as smooth and convenient as possible. 

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


Samantha S.


"Extortionate pricing takes the shine off the good childcare, which could never live up to the sky high prices. Seems to be a pretty high staff turnover despite the high costs so doesn’t look like money being spent to motivate and retain staff. "

Jenni G.


"Both of my kids attended Mardley Hill nursery and it was an amazing experience for them. The staff are very friendly, kind and supportive. Highly recommended "

Ruth D.


"I am proud that my daughter goes to Busy Bees at Mardley Hill. The staff go above and beyond to ensure the wellbeing, education and health of the children comes first. I am very happy with the care provided and the teachers are fab"

Serdal Y.


"Absolutely unbelievable care. On our second child going through busy bees now and we wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s an extended family and our family are simply loved! Thank you!! Serdal Yanmaz"

Samantha S.


"Everything about this nursery is amazing. They truly go above and beyond in everything they do to make this experience and chapter of our lives for my family outstanding! The team are so friendly and welcoming and support every need and request. The food/ menu on offer is fantastic and the environments have great activities and opportunities for my child to grow and flourish! I’m so thankful for everything they do! Fantastic nursery and I would recommend them to everyone!"