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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01896 820400

Opening Times:

From 07:00 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Our nursery in Melrose provides an exemplary environment for children to learn, grow and develop in their time spent at Busy Bees. Within the Melrose nursery are many interesting and exciting areas for the children to explore and discover, encouraging mental and physical development within a warm and comfortable homely setting.  

At first glance of our Busy Bees Melrose nursery, parents will see that there is so much for the children to explore and play with throughout, from imaginative role play areas to sensory messy tables. Within our Melrose day care, much of the equipment, toys and room décor is natural and rustic. You’ll see elements such as wooden play kitchens, wooden logs for children to sit on, and recycled wooden pallets for toy and book storage. We actively encourage these sustainable toys alongside many others to encourage natural curiosity and widen the children’s ever-growing imagination.

 As well as the fantastic resources on offer within our nursery, we also have great ideas to expand learning and development at home through our innovative app, UP.

At Busy Bees Melrose, we offer the best possible experience for both you and your child within an engaging and fun nursery setting.

Want to learn more about our nursery in Melrose? Book a visit today and our friendly team will look forward to welcoming you!

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees in Melrose

We understand that parents and carers lead busy lives, and we want to do everything possible to help. That’s why Busy Bees in Melrose 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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Sara Farquharson - Centre Director

Sara Farquharson

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees in Melrose

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

The fees you pay at Busy Bees Melrose are inclusive of all meals, drinks and snacks, which are prepared on site by our nursery chef. Any specific dietary requirements or allergies should be discussed with the centre director, who will be more than happy to liaise with the kitchen team to find a nutritious and delicious alternative to suit your child.

At Busy Bees, we understand the importance of a healthy, balanced diet, and the impact that nutritious food can have on children’s health and well-being. Here is a short example of what you could expect your child to eat at our nursery in Melrose:


Seasonal fresh fruit with a selection of cereal or porridge.

Morning Snack

Seasonal fresh fruit, wholemeal toast or other baked good, with a drink of either milk or water.


Starter of garlic bread followed by mixed vegetable spaghetti Bolognese, with a drink of water.

Afternoon Snack

Seasonal fresh fruit or vegetable sticks, with a drink of either milk or water.

Early Evening Snack

Sandwich selection (egg mayonnaise or tomato and hummus) with cucumber, followed by fruit salad for dessert. 

Learn more about our delicious seasonal menus, or how we encourage eating well within our Melrose nursery. Click the link below to explore the various food options on offer and view our NHS accredited menus in full.

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Getting Outdoors

At our day nursery in Melrose, we actively encourage our children to spend time playing and exploring the outdoor areas available. Our expert nursery staff offer the opportunity for the children to take safe risks while playing, this aids the development of the sense of wonder, all whilst building self-confidence. 

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Our Fees

We believe in an open and transparent approach to nursery fees. Did you know Busy Bees also offers Funded Early Learning & Childcare for up for 1140 hours for all 3 and 4 year olds to help support parents with the cost of childcare? 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 Melrose 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 Melrose Location

Our nursery in Melrose is located just a short drive from the A7 and the A6091, and is just a stone's throw from Borders General Hospital. Tweedbank train station is conveniently just a two-minute drive from Busy Bees Melrose, which offers secure on-site care parking for easy drop-off and collection.

Find the exact location of Busy Bees in Melrose by using our What3Words:


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


Julie M.


"Great staff, great environment for kids and loads of time outside"

Cora Y.


"Excellent and friendly staff"

Anastasiia B.


"Thank you, we really like it, Maivey walks with pleasure."

Laura M.


"Excellent nursery with qualified, friendly staff who my daughter adores. "

Rachel M.


"My little boy loves coming to Busy Bees, all of the staff have been fantastic and genuinely care about the work they do! I have always felt reassured that my son will be well looked after and be supported to play and learn whilst at nursery. He has come on leaps and bounds and it is great to hear about what he has been doing as they always have fun activities planned for the children! The meals provided are healthy and provide a wide variety for my son to try. Excellent nursery!"