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Busy Bees at Newhaven

David Lloyd Club, Newhaven Place, Leith, EH6 4LX

For new parent enquiries call us on 0330 333 8133

For existing parents call Laura on 0131 467 4647

Average Rating: 5

Total Number of Reviews: 1

Opening Times

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Cares for children aged

0-5 years

Welcome to our nursery...

Busy Bees at Newhaven is situated by Newhaven Harbour at Newhaven Place, Leith, near Ocean Terminal. 

We are a 58 place nursery with three age-appropriate rooms, filled with exciting toys and learning materials so that children can have fun playing and learning at their own pace.

The age groups in the setting are...

Turtles (Baby Room) – 6 weeks to 14 months

Starfish (Tweenies Room) – 15 months to 2 ½ years old

Dolphins (Toddlers/Pre School) – 2 ½ – 5 years old

We work closely in partnership with Edinburgh Council to provide excellent pre-school education. We are inspected by Education Scotland who grades us on how well we deliver the Pre Birth to Three Curriculum and the Curriculum for Excellence to the children. Education Scotland also grades us on the opportunities for learning and development that we provide.

We are also are inspected by the Care Inspectorate who focus on the care aspect of our setting.

We currently have some of the highest Care inspectorate and Education Scotland grades in the Leith area.

We feel that these grades are reflected in our practise as we are a hard working committed team that is dedicated in provide a safe and nurturing environment for children to flourish.

Our Busy Bees Childcare team work hard to develop unique learning enhancements for our nursery, these help the children in learning core skills for every stage of their developments. These include Babble to Chatter designed to support staff in nurturing luscious language.

We are proud to have Kevin, our amazing chef on site who prepares fresh meals and snacks each day for the children to enjoy, in line with the Silver Food For Life Catering Mark by the Soil Association. Just ask us what is on our seasonal food menu to learn more about the delicious food we provide.

Busy Bees at Newhaven is based within David Lloyd Health Club – we have full use of the facilities such as indoor dance studios, squash and tennis courts, soft play area along with a secure, large outdoor space including a children’s park and outdoor tennis courts.

We also offer additional classes for the children including Caterpillar Music classes, Enjoy-a-ball and swimming lessons.

Our session times are as follows:

Morning Session: 7.30am - 1.00pm 

Afternoon Session: 1.00pm - 6.00pm 

Full Day Session: 7.30am - 6.00pm

Included in these sessions are freshly prepared meals and snack. We also provide nappies and wipes so all you need to do is bring your child along to nursery and we will look after the rest.

We would love to show around our amazing nursery and tell you more about what we have to offer you and your child. Please call us on 0131 467 4647 or you can book a visit here.


Why you'll love our nursery...

  • In partnership with Edinburgh council – 3 year old funding.
  • Caterpillar music classes offered as an additional for the children.
  • Busy Bees have launched Babble to Chatter. This had been designed by our childcare team to support nursery staff in nurturing luscious language within the nurseries
  • Attached to David Lloyd gym – have full use of the facilities such as indoor dance studios, squash and tennis courts, soft play area.
  • Secure, large outdoor space including a children’s park and outdoor tennis courts, suitable for all ages.
  • Situated next to Newhaven harbour/waterfront within close proximity to Ocean terminal.
  • Silver award menus designed by dietician, all meals freshly prepared daily on sight by our qualified chef.
  • Fully inclusive package (apart from formula milk)

What our customers say about us


Chris M.

Great and friendly staff

EHO rating of Pass Child Bereavement UK