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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 0116 289 3083

Opening Times:

From 08:00 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Busy Bees Leicester Meridian is a top-notch childcare provider in Braunstone that goes above and beyond to nurture children's potential. The nursery offers a loving, stimulating, and engaging environment where children can thrive both academically and emotionally. 

Many of our dedicated team at Busy Bees Leicester Meridian boast over 15 years of experience, including our passionate Centre Director. This commitment to excellence creates a sense of stability and trust that sets our nursery apart from other childcare providers.

With our team of dedicated individuals, your child will be fully supported throughout their journey at nursery, ensuring they receive the very best start in life.  

Instead of a traditional preschool, the nursery offers a Foundation Class that is designed to prepare children for school readiness. The class is led by an experienced teacher who ensures that children develop the skills, confidence, and love for learning needed to succeed in school. 

Rest assured, the learning does not stop indoors, with our spacious outdoor area! Boasting a large garden with dedicated spaces for each age group allows a seamless free flow, giving children the freedom to explore, play, and learn in the great outdoors. The Foundation Class also benefit from a weekly football and physical activity program, adding fun and fitness to their outdoor experiences. 

So, if you are looking for a nursery in Braunstone that will nurture your child's potential, Busy Bees Leicester Meridian is the perfect choice. Book a visit today, and our friendly team will look forward to welcoming you.  

Not sure if Busy Bees Leicester Meridian is the best option for your family? View all of our Nurseries in Leicester to explore all Busy Bees locations in your area.

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees at Leicester Meridian

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

Meridian Leisure Park

Meridian Way, Braunstone


LE19 1JZ

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Carly Ward - Centre Director

Carly Ward

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Leicester Meridian

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

Children need nutritious food to get them through busy days. At our Braunstone nursery, we provide snacks, meals, and drinks for your child during their day with us, all of which are included in your nursery fees. 

Delicious and packed with all the natural goodness growing children need, our seasonal menus are NHS-accredited and are prepared with locally sourced ingredients. They're prepared on-site by our trained nursery chef, who would be happy to accommodate any dietary requirements or allergies, simply speak to your Centre Manager to find out more. 

On a typical day at Busy Bees Leicester Meridian, your child might enjoy: 


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. 

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5* Food Hygiene
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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 Leicester 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 Leicester Location

Nestled within the heart of Braunstone, our nursery welcomes families to a nurturing haven for your child's growth and development. Situated in Meridian Leisure and Business Park, our nursery offers a prime location for parents seeking top-notch childcare. 

Our nursery in Braunstone is located just off the A563, offering swift access, making drop-offs and pick-ups a breeze. If you're commuting via the M1 at Junction 21 or the M69 at Junction 3, you'll find that we're a mere 5-minute drive away. So, if you’re arriving by car, our ample parking spaces ensure you'll always find a spot. 

Arriving via public transport? We're an 8-minute walk from the nearest bus stop on Owen Close, serving multiple bus routes. 

Find the exact location of Busy Bees at Leicester Meridian 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 Leicester. Book a visit today to arrange a personal tour to see Busy Bees Nursery Leicester for yourself.


Talia D.


"Amazing staff !!! They are incredible with my son and I can’t thank them enough for all the hard work they put in . Thank you ladies !!!! Talia dhillon "

Nisha P.


"Great! My toddler is absolutely loving his time here, and developing very well"

Petra H.


"No regrets, if we went back in time we would choose the nursery again. Our daughter cannot wait to go in. It is very reassuring for us as parents to see how excited she gets when she realises where she is. Staff is very nice too and very approachable. Nothing is too much trouble. We couldn't recommend the nursery enough. If you want the nursery where your child thrives and develops into independent, confident little boy or little girl, Busy Bees is definitely THE nursery."

Sukhjeevan N.


"An amazing setting for our daughter to grow develop and thrive in. The staff are amazing and the resources we have as parents to see what our daughter does is fantastic. We also have peace of mind k owing that our daughter eats and drinks home cooked.nutritious food ."