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Busy Bees


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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 0115 922 9117

Opening Times:

From 07:00 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Our beautiful nursery is located on the Nottingham University campus close to the QMC hospital. 

The nursery has 5 base-rooms which are all warm and welcoming, providing a stimulating environment to give every child everything they need to grow and develop during their early years. Our resources are natural and open-ended to spark creativity, as we encourage children's holistic development through the play-based curriculum we deliver. Each of our rooms have their own Astro Turf outdoor area which are surrounded by trees and wildlife. 

There is so much to love about Busy Bees at Nottingham University, from our freshly prepared meals and healthy snacks to our fun and energetic dance lessons. 

Our long-standing staff team go above and beyond to provide the children in our care with the best possible start in life. 

Book a visit today, we can't wait to welcome you to the Busy Bees family! 

Not sure if Busy Bees at Nottingham University 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 University

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 University 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 University

University Park

Off Beeston Lane

Sports Centre Drive



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Becka Daxner - Centre Director

Becka Daxner

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Nottingham University

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 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 3 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 University

Fees include all meals, drinks and snacks prepared on site by our nursery chef.

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Food Menu

Take a peek at our NHS accredited menus below.

If you'd like to speak to someone about your child's diet, talk to your centre director.

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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.

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.


Tanvi C.


"I love how the staff is so friendly and kind and responsive to my child. She loves this place!"

Rebecca H.


"My little boy loves going to nursery everyday. He has progressed so well since starting. Especially his language and social skills. All the staff are great with him and he loves them all! Thank you so much "

Sarah P.


"Kind and caring staff, we know our child is in good hands whenever we drop him off."

Donna P.


"Brilliant nursery, our child loves to go to nursery and simply gets excited when you mention the word “nursery”. The staff are all extremely helpful, they give you clear and honest advise when asked. We are very happy with the support the nursery gives our little one and we highly recommend this nursery to others."

Carly M.


"Amazing quality care and Katie and Beth are a credit to busy bees "