Busy Bees at Nottingham City Hospital

Call Lisa on 0115 960 5879

Gate 3
Hucknall Road

Opening Times

7am-6.30pm, Monday to Friday

Ages Taken

6 weeks - 12years
  • GOOD Ofsted May 2014 - Click here to see our report
  • Open 7am-6.30pm Monday to Friday
  • We care for children aged 6 weeks- 12 years
  • Good Ofsted
  • Bright, welcoming play areas for each age groups
  • Individual outdoor play areas for each age group to explore and play
  • Discounted NHS trust rate
  • Holiday club for 4 years- 12 years
  • Stay and play sessions for all ages

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.

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Meet the Team

Lisa Charlesworth

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 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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Room Team

Corrina is the Senoir Room manager of Neverland and undertakes the role of SENCO and Health and Safety Courteney - QEYE, Kayleigh-QEYE and Emmai-QEYE work alongside Corrina.
All staff hold first aid certificates
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Management Team
Room Team

Kerry is the Assistant Manager and has worked with Busy Bees since 2000, Kerry holds a level 4 qualification in childcare. Lisa is the nursery manager and has been with Busy Bees since 2003, Lisa also holds a Level 4 in childcare. Paula has been the nursery financial administrator since 2003,supporting parents with bookings and the management team. Sarah 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 is the Magic Garden Room manager and works along side Michelle- QEYE, Simone- QEYE, Jesmin- QEYE and Felicity -QEYE
All staff are first aid trained and also Sarah and Simone are trained in adult first aid
Photo of childrens nursery team members
Room Team

Laura is the Room manager in Pre-school Laura works alongside Lisa who is a qualified early years educator and also a first aider and holds a first aid at work qualification. Amy 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.
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Enchanted Forest
Room Team

Kayleigh is the Room manager of Enchanted Forest and currently holds first aid at work and first aid certificates, Katie works alongside Kayleigh and and is training towards her NVQ level 3 in childcare and holds a first aid certificate. Naomi works full time in Enchanted forest and is a qualified Early years educator and holds food hygiene and first aid.

Parent Partnership Group

Parent Representatives for Busy Bees at Nottingham City Hospital

Tadeusz Jones

I've worked in the NHS since 2009, recently with research ethics committees. We try to make sure that research done in the NHS is as safe as possible and that patients understand any risks associated with participating. I did a PhD in Biochemistry, but have generally avoided lab work since.

"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."
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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

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