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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01604 400027

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Our bright and airy nursery in Northampton has a warm and welcoming vibe for both parents and children. With our huge range of exciting resources and activities for children to discover, there is never a dull moment at Busy Bees Riverside nursery.  

Our highly trained team of nursery staff prepare resources in line with the EYFS framework, which encourages learning and development in a fun and stimulating way. Whether your child enjoys reading, painting, or playing outside, there is something for everyone at our day nursery in Northampton.  

Communication is key between parents and staff, so we ensure that there are regular updates given verbally, either at collection or drop off, in our comfortable parent room, or digitally via the Parent Zone app. We understand that leaving your child in the care of someone else can be an emotional experience, which is why we want to make sure that you and your child feel happy and comfortable at Busy Bees Riverside.  

Learn more about the facilities we have on offer, and book a visit. We can’t wait to welcome you to the Busy Bees family!  

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees at Northampton Riverside

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

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Northampton Riverside

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

The fees you pay are inclusive of all meals, drinks and snacks, which hare prepared on- site by our nursery chef each day. Our chef and wider kitchen team understand that getting children to eat nutritious meals can sometimes be a challenge, which is why our menus are varied and change regularly, to ensure little tummies are always full! . 

Get an idea of what you can expect your child to eat while at our Northampton day nursery:  


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. 


Corn on the cob, followed by sausage/ vegetarian sausage in gravy with new potatoes and peas. Served with a cup of water. 

Afternoon Snack  

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

Early Evening Snack  

Turkey or Hummus sandwiches served with mixed peppers and a cup of water. Followed by a fruit selection for dessert.  

If your child has any specific dietary requirements or allergies, please contact the Centre Director to discuss other tasty and safe alternative options.  

Read our full NHS accredited menu, as well as the other ways in which Busy Bees encourage eating well by clicking below.  

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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 Northampton 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 Northampton Location

Our nursery in Northampton is easily accessible off the A45 or the A43, and is located approximately a 10-minute drive from the centre of town. The nearest rail links are around a 13-minute drive from the nursery. We offer onsite car parking for easy collection and drop off, and secure access around the building for the safety of the children and staff.  

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


Elena T.


"Great profesional team "

Sam C.


"My child seems to enjoy his time at nursery, even though he comes home with a new illness most weeks. "

Ana V.


"Great customer "

Dee G.


"The staff are so amazing and friendly. My kids absolutely love all of them. The activities and support they provide for my kids is soo amazing, and it’s so evident when we interact with them when they get back home. It’s been such a joy, thanks Team for assisting in our kids development and for all the support!"

Tess D.


"All the workers are excellent with my little one and he loves attending They know his routine and he has the best time with all the a activities they do daily "