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.
We have been delighted with all aspects of childcare that Rebecca has received since she was a baby at Busy Bees, she has gradually grown in confidence in all areas - Andrea and Mark Cairns
A fantastic nursery. Lucy loves to come and play every day. The staf are all fantastic and very friendly. Lucy has been very well looked after and is very happy. Many Thanks - Adam Carney
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
Thank you all so much for your support, friendships and care. Luke is a confident little boy and has developed so well - Trevor, Luke and Zanna
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.
"Both of my children have come to this nursery since being 6 months old when I returned to work part-time 3 days a week. It has been amazing seeing James progress through all the rooms, making so many friends and getting to know the lovely ladies, and Im in no doubt that its turned him into a confident little boy he is today. Im looking forward to seeing Lucys journey too."
"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.