Busy Bees at Nottingham City Hospital

Call Lisa on 0115 960 5879

Gate 3
Hucknall Road
Nottingham
NG5 1PB

Opening Times

7am-6.30pm, Monday to Friday

Ages Taken

6 weeks - 12years
  • Good Ofsted January 2014 - Click here to see our report
  • Our Imagination Station for all those little explorers
  • Grow Your Own for the budding gardener in the family
  • Cooking with Me initiative for all the little chefs in the family
  • Kinder Musik - Bringing out the musician in your child
  • Golden Mile initiative in place
  • Extra activities including contempory dance sessions and Summer football skills for Pre-school children
  • Beautiful individual gardens for the different age groups with areas to play and explore
  • On hospital site, easy access and safe secure enviroment
  • Bright, welcoming play areas for each age group

 

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Why You Will Love Our Nursery

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.

Contact Busy Bees at Nottingham City Hospital

Please answer the questions below so we can direct your enquiry to the correct department.

Meet the Team

Nursery Manager

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.

 

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Hive Room Manager
Room Manager

Lisa Pitchford is the HIVE Room Manager, Lisa is based in Pre-School during term time and manages the holiday club for children aged 4 to 12 years.
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Adrian Fewster and Edward Crum
Chef

Adrian Fewster is the Head chef and has worked as part of the Busy Bees team since 2010. Adrian ensures children are offered a well balanced and healthy diet during their nursery day and takes part in cooking sessions with the children in the nursery. Adrian holds a level 3 in food hygiene and food and nutrition qualification. Edward Crum supports Adrain in the kitchen within his role of the Chef assistant. Edward holds a professional chef diploma and food safety certificate.
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100 Acre Wood Team
Room Team

Kerry Marriott has been at Busy Bees since 2006 and is a qualified early years educator. Kerry holds first aid and food hygiene certificates and has taken part in the every baby matters project. Tina Pearson is a qualified room manager of 100 Acre wood since 2003, Tina holds certificates in first aid and food hygiene and has taken part in the Busy Baby initiative. Katie Halford is an EYE working towards her NVQ3 and Zoe Welsh will be supporting the team from October 2014.
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Enchanted Forest
Room Team

Kayleigh Potter is the room manager of Enchanted forest along with Emma Bethall QEYE and Alison Walker EYE.
Kayleigh holds a first aid qualification in both children and adults, Emma and Alison both are first aiders also.
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Management Team
Room Team

Kerry Myles is the Assistant Manager and has worked with Busy Bees since 2000, Kerry holds a level 4 qualification in childcare. Lisa Charlesworth is the nursery manager and has been with Busy Bees since 2003, Lisa also holds a Level 4 in childcare. Paula Bloomer has been the nursery financial administrator since 2003,supporting parents with bookings and the management team. Sarah Bramwell is also an assistant manager and managing the nursery on a Friday, Sarah holds a level 4 in childcare.
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Magic Garden
Room Team

Sarah Gosling is the Magic Garden Room manager and works along side Michelle Robinson QEYE, Simone Boothe QEYE,and Jesmin Akther QEYE
All staff are first aid trained and also Sarah and Simone are trained in adult first aid
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Pre-school
Room Team

Laura Johnson is the Room manager in Pre-school Laura works alongside Lisa Pitchford who is a qualified early years educator and also a first aider and holds a first aid at work qualification. Amy Webb works Tuesday and Wednesdays, alongside Amy - Leanne and Claire joins the Pre-school, Leanne working Monday, Thursday and Friday and is a Qualified Early years Educator and Claire who is a Early years educator and first aider.

Parent Partnership Group

Parent Representatives for Busy Bees at Nottingham City Hospital


Eleanor Mitchell

Hi my name is Eleanor Mitchell and I have two children; James is 5 and started school in September and Lucy is 16 months old. I work at the Nottingham clinical trails unit and the Queens medical centre, as Senior Clinical Trial Manager. In my spare time (if there is such a thing after having children!!)I am a fitness instructor two nights a week at Redhill Leisure Centre. I live with my husband,Matt,and children in Redhill, Nottingham.

"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."
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Vicky Robinson-Smith

I work full time as an Occupational Therapist in the Disabled Children's team for Nottingham City Council and really enjoy working with children and thier families. In my spare time i am involved in guiding as a leader at a local Brownie Group - girls aged 7 to 11 years and i am also a leader at a Ranger Group for girls with additional needs.

"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."
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The Hive Holiday Club

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.

  • Laptops
  • Secure Internet access
  • Wii
  • Playstation
  • Nintendo Ds
  • Musical keyboard
  • Trips out include: Bowling, Local park, Twinlakes, Conkers and other local activities
  • Visits to the cricket field to play Cricket, Hockey, Football, Parachute games

For an up to date listing of our Current Holiday Dates and activities please see our 'what's on' listing on this page.

Download our Hive Club application form