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Busy Bees


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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 02392 383 030

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Busy Bees in Portsmouth is a purpose-built nursery situated in North Harbour Business Park, on the outskirts of Portsmouth. Easily accessible from the M27, just off Junction 12, there is off road parking for parents and visitors.  

With daycare that caters for children from 3 months - 5 years and has bright, spacious, age-appropriate base rooms for the children to enjoy. There is access to a large, secure outdoor area for exploring and learning through play. 

Our on-site chef prepares delicious, nutritious meals and can cater for any specific dietary requirements.  

With a truly dedicated childcare team, we are fully committed to delivering the very best quality childcare and ensuring that the child’s needs are always met. We deliver a wide range of activities to cover the children’s interests and the staff are passionate about developing their knowledge and attend training courses through our local Early Years team and our own Busy Bees training plan.  

If you’re looking for childcare in Portsmouth, please download our Parent Pack . Alternatively, come meet us and look around by booking a visit. We would love to see you.  

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees at Portsmouth

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

North Harbour Business Park

Compass Road



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Chris Kone - Centre Director

Chris Kone

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Portsmouth

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

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 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 Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth. Book a visit today to arrange a personal tour to see Busy Bees Nursery Portsmouth for yourself.


Ana C.


"My youngest followed her sister's footsteps and both love Nursery. We feel reassured and know our little one is having a good education and is well looked after while we are at work. "

Doreen C.


"Children are happy "

Juliette V.


"Great team ! "

Amie Y.


"Love this nursery, friendly staff, great food, great at keeping them busy (bees) both my children have gone here from babies right through to pre-school. My daughter is still here in Pre-Tod room. "

Sarah C.


"Absolutely fab, little boy loves going here"