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Busy Bees


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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 0131 228 1221

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

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Busy Bees is the UK's leading childcare provider and currently recruiting for a variety of roles at our wonderful Port Hamilton nursery in Haymarket, Edinburgh.

If you are interested in working for a company with amazing progression and training opportunities, as well as taking advantage of the Edinburgh Living Allowance, visit our recruitment portal to view available nursery jobs in Edinburgh.

Busy Bees Port Hamilton is situated in the heart of the city and provides care for babies to 5 years of age.

Our large capacity place nursery opened in 2001 and is a bright spacious open plan setting which is carefully and thoughtfully resourced and has the benefit of several very large and beautiful secure outdoor learning environments.

The ground floor consists of our Bombo room which accommodates babies from 6 weeks to 18 months and our Bumble room for children approximately 18 months to 3 years. The first floor houses our Buzz room for children aged 3-5 years. Each room is attractively designed to provide the children with ample learning opportunities in a fun and vibrant way.

Our friendly staff are always on hand to welcome your children into the nursery and answer any queries you may have.

Not sure if Busy Bees Edinburgh Port Hamilton is the best option for your family? View all of our Nurseries in Edinburgh to explore all Busy Bees locations in your area.

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees at Port Hamilton

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

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Shannon Kane - Centre Director

Shannon Kane

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Port Hamilton

Here's a snapshot of just some of the wonderful facilities we offer at our Day Nursery in Edinburgh. 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 Port Hamilton

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. Did you know Busy Bees also offers Funded Early Learning & Childcare for up for 1140 hours for all 3 and 4 year olds to help support parents with the cost of childcare? 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 Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh. Book a visit today to arrange a personal tour to see Busy Bees Nursery Edinburgh for yourself.


Sarah C.


"My 2 kids always leave nursery (well most days!) really happy & for me that says everything. My youngest who is nearly 2 stays in his routine & my eldest always tells me what she has been up too. I am kept up to date through the app with regular pictures of the activities from day trips to the national gallery!! the parks, to painting, garden time, water play. Honestly they do so much with the kids its no wonder they come out so happy (& tired!!). I couldn’t rate this nursery high enough. My eldest has needed support in a few areas of her development & Louise goes above & beyond to support me as a parent & my children. She genuinely cares & is always there for a chat, to give me advice & regularly reassess her development plans. The staff in all rooms preschool & baby follow her leadership style & i can also easily chat to the room managers & key workers. I take my hat off to every member in here, including the chef who was high fiving my daughter to keep her smiling when she took a nasty fall in the garden, each & everyone of them care about the children in here. I go to work knowing my kids are in a caring, safe environment surrounded my people who care & do so many exciting things with them. Louise & her staff have become my extended family & i don’t know what i would do without them. I wouldn’t put my children anywhere else so if you are thinking of this nursery, i highly recommend & i am a parent who has a child with developmental delays & i couldn’t praise them enough for what they do for her to support her & me as a parent."

Milica V.


"Excellent nursery. Our child loved going there and parents are well supported. Would highly recommend."

Andrea Mick B.


"Great. My son is very happy and improving a lot "

Deana J.


"Great people there. All super friendly and absolutely lovely!"

Alison G.


"Our wee boy has a fun time at the nursery, and is well looked after by the staff. "