From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri
Cares for children aged
3 months - 5 years
Welcome to our nursery...
At Busy Bees Matlock Day Nursery and Preschool 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 Matlock 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.
Stunning Nursery and Preschool Facilities in Rural Derbyshire
Located just off the Chesterfield Road you’ll find our stunning two-floor, purpose-built, Matlock day nursery and preschool. Tucked away on a private drive off the main road, Busy Bees Matlock was extensively refurbished in 2016, resulting in a beautifully, bright, airy and spacious environment for play and learning.
Conveniently for parents, Busy Bees Matlock nursery enjoys good road networks for travel onto Chesterfield, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire and is within easy reach of the A6. We are moments away from local bus routes serving Chesterfield and less than 1 mile from Matlock Railway Station with regular trains on the East Midlands line. A private car park on a one-way system facilitates free drop-offs and pick-ups directly outside the nursery.
Our expert and passionate team caters for children aged 12 weeks up to the age of 5 across four individual rooms, specifically designed to provide tailored, age and stage-appropriate activities and experiences.
Home-from-Home Day Nursery for Babies and Toddlers
A secure and self-contained baby room offers a unique home-from-home experience conceived to feel just like your living room – helping to promote familiarity and ease the transition for baby and parents. It’s so welcoming you might not want to leave!
Toddlers are split into two age-appropriate rooms and enjoy their very own large spaces with plenty of room for water play, quiet time, singing and the multitude of activities we offer to comply with the EYFS statutory framework.
Our parents are wowed by the natural light that floods into the nursery from the floor to ceiling window on the stairwell.
Preschool and Links with Local Schools
Our preschool children benefit from a carefully-considered curriculum, designed to prepare them for life ahead at ‘big school’. Our preschool children enjoy a generous open plan room, well-resourced with equipment and materials to help them develop literacy and writing skills, mathematical and problem-solving skills and expose them to technology.
We prepare those leaving pre-school with a week-long ‘School Readiness’ programme including getting changed for PE, fastening and unfastening coats and tying shoelaces, packed lunches and learning to line-up for class and registers. When our well-equipped preschool children leave Treetops Matlock they tend to go onto neighbouring schools including Matlock All Saints CE Primary School, St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School and Castle View Primary School.
Derbyshire’s Best Nursery Garden!
Come and see for yourself why we think Busy Bees at Matlock has the best nursery outdoor play space in Derbyshire. Our truly enormous garden is a spectacle to behold, surrounded by trees and woodland and with a network of treehouses and tunnels for active, curious children to explore.
A world of nature awaits the children at Busy Bees Matlock nursery with flower beds and an area for digging and planting as well as a mud kitchen, extensive sand pit and a separate construction sandpit area.
Artificial grassed areas allow children to safely explore the wide variety of play resources including mini vehicles and balance bikes.
Forest School Opportunities
In recent years there’s been a trend towards the inclusion of Forest School concepts in day nurseries and preschools and with our wonderful garden facilities at Busy Bees Matlock we are perfectly placed to include this approach in our teaching and play curriculum.
We know that children are stimulated by the outdoors and typically experience, over time, an increase in their self-belief, confidence, learning capacity, enthusiasm, communication and problem-solving skills and emotional well-being. Children at Busy Bees Matlock are encouraged to get outside every day whatever the weather.
Why you'll love our nursery...
- Idyllic near-countryside location
- Swimming lessons at the Arc
- French lessons
- Extensive refurbishment
- Enormous garden with our very own fort!
- Forest School opportunities
- Separate library area for focused preschool activities