Busy Bees at Nottingham City Hospital is a purpose built, single story nursery on the site of Nottingham City Hospital. The nursery is easily accessible from both Nottingham and the M1, and is on the main bus route to and from the City Centre, there is also a free Medi-link bus from QMC Hospital to Nottingham City Hospital campus.
Our nursery Chef, Adrian and Assistant Edward, are committed to providing nutritious and healthy meals for the children, using fresh ingredients which are locally sourced. The nursery has achieved the highest possible rating for Food Hygiene being awarded 5 out of 5 stars by Nottingham City Council. The nursery menus offer a varied range of foods and any dietary requirements can be catered for by our experienced catering team.
We are dedicated to ensuring that the children have an enjoyable time while at the nursery and that their needs and interests are met through fun and enjoyable play. Daily feedback is given at the end of each session through baby diaries for the younger children and the older children are encouraged to share their experiences of the day with their key person along with their parent/carer. Your child would be assigned a key person and they would be responsible for ensuring your child’s learning and development is enhanced through the Early Years Foundation stage and their developmental progress is communicated during parent’s evenings. The children are able to take part in a variety of fun and exciting activities which include Music which is in association with ABC music and me, Wake and Shake, Cooking with me, Imagination station, contemporary dance sessions and football skills for Pre-school children.
Our nursery has 6 spacious rooms which are bright and welcoming. We also have individual gardens suited to the age range of the children; all gardens have soft surfaced flooring and fencing around to enable a safe and secure environment with lots of interesting activities to stimulate and challenge children’s learning and development.
We also have a parent partnership group which allows us to work in partnership with our parents and allows for on-going improvements and developments within the nursery. The meetings take place periodically and this allows members of the group to put forward their own and also parent’s views and suggestions.
Parents who work in the hospital are entitled to a special 'Trust Rate' for their childcare, please ask at the nursery for further information.
We also provide Holiday Club facilities for children up to 12 years old in our 'Hive' room. Please see our ‘What’s on Guide’ for upcoming activities and events during the school holidays.
Thank you for all the care you have given to Theo to make his time fun with you. You have really helped his development and helped him settle and been a real comfort to him and us. - Jodie, Glenn and Theo
Playing on the play station and Ben 10 toys. I like going to the water park and playing and having an ice-cream, I like the food - Lucas aged 5
I like holiday club because there are lots of different activities to do, I like going on trips and doing Hama beads - Stephanie aged 11
What struck my husband and me most is how happy both the children and grown up carers are at your nursery, everyone is always smiling and friendly - Purba Choudhury and Andrew Fogarty
Harrison loves coming to nursery, he really enjoys his time here and loves all the girls that take care of him. They are fantastic at looking after him and all play really well together - Samantha Moroney
I have been managing Busy Bees at Nottingham City Hospital since 2003, I am married and I have a little boy of my own, Harry.
I have many years experience in managing nurseries, qualifying in 1997 as a nursery nurse before working my way up to my current role.
I manage a team of 49 staff with my Assistant Managers Kerry and Sarah, ensuring that all children and parents needs are meet. We continually strive to exceed expectations in childcare, education and professional development. I currently hold a level 4 in childcare and education and support staff in progressing with additional qualifications to enhance their learning and development creating a positive impact on the setting.
"I was born in the City Hospital and our two children, Ivy and Nick, were born there too. Ivy has been going to busy bees nursery for two years now and really enjoys it. She brings back lots of pictures and gets on well with staff and children. We are hoping that Nick enjoys busy bees as much when he starts going."
"My son Harley is 3 and a half years old and has attended the nursery since he was 12 months old. I think Harley has got a lot of being out of nursery, and he gets to do lots of activities that we would find difficult to do with him at home. We have had a few problems with Harley's behaviour, but all the staff in all the rooms Harley has been in have been really good. We have had regular meetings and they have been really helpful. I would certainly recommend the nursery to other parents."
We provide Holiday Club facilities for children up to 12 years old in our 'Hive' room.
We have a large room and access to an outdoor area.
Our facilities include the following activities plus much much more.
For an up to date listing of our Current Holiday Dates and activities please see our 'what's on' listing on this page.