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Opening Times:

From 07:00 to 18:30 Mon - Fri

Our fantastic Nottingham nursery is located within the grounds of Nottingham City Hospital. Busy Bees Nottingham City Hospital is a bright and welcoming day nursery, offering excellent childcare to children from babies to pre-school age. This Busy Bees nursery in Nottingham has convenient access via Hucknall Road towards Nottingham City Centre, with ample parking for parents dropping off and collecting their children.

At Busy Bees Nursery in Nottingham City Hospital, we understand that parents want to know what their children are up to while at nursery. ParentZone is a platform where parents can access their child’s learning journal, receiving updates such as pictures or videos of activities, or checking on basics such as naps and nappy changes.  To Learn more about the ParentZone app, and how we use it at within our Nottingham day nursery, click here.

At Busy Bees, we do everything we can to aid the development of the children within our nurseries. At our day nursery in Nottingham City Hospital, we have a room entirely devoted to sensory play and learning. Sensory play and activities encourage children to use their senses to explore and make sense of the things around them by touching, tasting, smelling, seeing, moving, and hearing. Within our sensory room, you’ll find fantastic equipment such as bean bags, lights, and music, amongst many others.

Each of the rooms in our Nottingham day nursery have free flow access to large individual garden spaces, including a beautiful nature garden where children can grow their own fruit and vegetables and explore mini beasts and other wildlife. 

Each nursery room is tailored to a specific age group and provides ample opportunity for your child to learn and develop at their own pace, igniting curiosity with well thought-out and inspiring activities. Why not come and see first-hand the excellent facilities on offer and meet the expert team of staff? We welcome you to book a visit to come and see Busy Bees Nottingham City Hospital nursery for yourself!

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

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees at Nottingham City Hospital

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

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Hucknall Road



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Lisa Charlesworth - Centre Director

Lisa Charlesworth

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Nottingham City Hospital

Here's a snapshot of just some of the wonderful facilities we offer at our Day Nursery in Nottingham. 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 Nottingham City Hospital

At our nursery in Nottingham, the fees are inclusive of all meals, drinks and snacks, which are prepared on site by our nursery chef. Specific dietary requirements or allergies can be catered to, and menus can be adjusted accordingly, should your child need it – please discuss this with the centre director who will be happy to liaise with the kitchen team at our Nottingham nursery.

At Busy Bees, we understand the importance of a healthy, balanced diet, and the impact that nutritious food can have on children’s health and well-being. Here is a short example of what you could expect your child to eat at our day nursery in Nottingham at City Hospital:


Seasonal fresh fruit with a selection of cereal or porridge.

Morning Snack

Seasonal fresh fruit, wholemeal toast or other baked good, with a drink of either milk or water.


Mild turkey/chickpea curry with boiled rice, followed by pineapple loaf, with a drink of water.

Afternoon Snack

Seasonal fresh fruit or vegetable sticks, with a drink of either milk or water.

Early Evening Snack

Guacamole dip with veggie sticks, followed by jacket potato slice with Tex-Mex beans, with a drink of water.

If you’re interested in learning more about the healthy eating habits we encourage at our nursery in Nottingham, please click the link below. Discover the various food options available for your child and view our NHS accredited menu in full.

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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 Nottingham 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 Nottingham Location

Our Busy Bees Nursery in Nottingham City Hospital is located just off the Valley Road, a short drive from the city centre with excellent links to Nottingham City train station. We have ample on-site car parking for easy drop off and collection.

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


Tasha G.


"Excellent staff throughout the whole building, my son loves going to nursery."

Charlene R.


"Lovely caring staff"

Nicole J.


"Fantastic staff, my daughter loves going to nursery now and especially loves getting to see Chloe!"

Harriet E.


"It is a lovely nursery and I am very happy with the care they provide for my son. "

Margarete M.


"Both my children love going to nursery. They have developed so much.The staff are very friendly and take internet in the children."