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Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

When it comes to exceptional childcare in Norwich, look no further than Busy Bees at Norwich Thorpe.  

Our longstanding team is committed to providing top-quality care and education for children, creating a nurturing and stimulating environment where young minds can thrive. So, whether your little one is learning to take their first steps or preparing for the next key stage, our committed educators will be there every step of the way. 

With a focus on crafting an environment that fosters growth and curiosity, we offer three expansive gardens designed to ignite your child's love for the outdoors. With endless opportunities available throughout the nursery, children can learn through play, connect with nature, and develop essential physical skills in a safe and secure environment. 

In our Preschool at Busy Bees Norwich Thorpe, we offer engaging yoga sessions that provide children with a unique opportunity to participate in a physical activity that nurtures not only their bodies but also their minds. 

So, if you're looking for a nursery in Norwich which provides a stimulating environment where your child can unleash their full potential, then there is simply nowhere better than Busy Bees at Norwich Thorpe. Book a visit today, and our friendly team will look forward to welcoming you.  

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

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees Nursery at Norwich Thorpe

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

Northside Road

St Andrews Business Park



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Gemma Fowler - Centre Director

Gemma Fowler

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees Nursery at Norwich Thorpe

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

Children need nutritious food to get them through busy days. At our Norwich day 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 Norwich Thorpe, 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. 


Moroccan chickpea and vegetable tagine, served with couscous and a cup of water. Followed with banana and low sugar custard for dessert.   

Afternoon Snack  

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

Early Evening Snack 

Hummus with vegetable sticks to start, followed by a cheese and apple scone served with grated beetroot and a cup of water. 

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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 Norwich 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 Norwich Location

Providing excellent childcare in Norwich, you will find our nursery just a 10-minute drive from the City Centre at St Andrew’s Business Park on Northside Road.  

Located just off the A1042, A47 and A1270, we are in the perfect location for parents commuting with an onsite car park available. With your child's safety in mind, drop-offs and pick-ups are made seamless, ensuring a worry-free experience. 

Arriving via public transport? You will find the nearest bus stop just a 5-minute walk away serving bus routes 7, 14B, 15, 15A and 15B.  

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


Leah H.


"All the staff are so lovely and I always feel happy leaving Owen there even if he’s having a hard morning and doesn’t always want to go. Within minutes of dropping him off he’s settled and happy."

Gemma J.


"Very friendly staff and my daughter loves going "

Katie W.


"Great Nursery! I couldn’t be happier with the level of care my little one receives. The staff are so friendly and welcoming which makes it easy for me as a parent to ask questions if needed."

James C.


"Definitely the best nursery in Norwich for so many reasons!!james c"

Teresa V.


"We feel they have handled things well during these uncertain times. They keep us up to date with how our child is getting on regularly. We have also seen a massive growth in his development since joining here."