40 Years of Busy Bees

WELCOME TO BUSY BEES

Nursery in
Cheltenham

Rated Good by Ofsted

7 Reviews

Busy Bees

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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01242 578 908

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Are you in search of exceptional childcare in Cheltenham? Look no further! Our nursery, nestled on Prestbury Road, offers a nurturing haven where every child can unleash their full potential.  

Step into our bright and airy rooms, where every day is a new adventure filled with laughter and excitement. Our dedicated team carefully plans and prepares a diverse range of activities and learning resources to ensure that no two days are ever the same. From creative play sessions that ignite young imaginations to thrilling outdoor adventures, there's always something for your child to enjoy. 

We understand that your child's development is a journey filled with key milestones. That's why our highly experienced team are here to support them every step of the way, providing personalised care and guidance, preparing your child for the exciting challenges that lie ahead. 

Want to stay connected during your child’s time at nursery? With our ParentZone app, you can keep up to date on your child's progress, view delightful photos, and receive updates on all the enjoyable activities they're participating in throughout the day.  

With so much to love about our nursery in Cheltenham, from the bright and airy rooms filled with fun and laughter to the enthusiastic team, who go the extra mile to provide every child with the best start in life, we're the ideal choice for quality childcare in Cheltenham.  

Book a visit today to view the fantastic facilities for yourself and meet the friendly team at Busy Bees Cheltenham Prestbury Road. 

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees at Cheltenham Prestbury

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

Prestbury Road

Cheltenham

Gloucestershire

GL52 3ES

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Laura Banks - Centre Director

Laura Banks

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Cheltenham Prestbury

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

CCTV
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.

Teacher
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.

ParentZone
We keep families informed through ParentZone, an online learning journal platform, which can be accessed via a smartphone app.

UP
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 Cheltenham Prestbury

We know how tricky it can be to get little ones to eat food which will fuel their growth and development. To make parents’ lives as easy as possible, we’ve got a delicious menu that includes all the good stuff to help support this!   

Even better – the fees you pay include all meals, drinks and snacks which are prepared on-site by our nursery chef each day.  

Get an idea of what your child could expect to eat while at our day nursery in Cheltenham: 

Breakfast  

Fresh fruit with a selection of cereal or porridge. 

Morning Snack  

Fresh fruit with wholemeal toast or baked goods, served with a cup of milk or water. 

Lunch  

Chicken goujons (vegetarian option: vegetable croquettes) served with homemade baked beans, mixed potato wedges and a cup of water. Followed by pears for dessert. 

Afternoon Snack  

Fresh fruit or vegetable sticks served with a cup of milk or water. 

Early Evening Snack 

Cheese twists to start, followed by spring vegetable soup served with a cup of water. 

Does your child have specific dietary requirements? Simply speak to your Centre Director - we can account for any special food needs and provide safe alternatives. Learn more about our approach to getting children to eat well or see our menus in full by clicking the buttons below.   

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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 Cheltenham 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.

Busy Bees Nursery Cheltenham Location

Nestled in the heart of Cheltenham, our Busy Bees nursery on Prestbury Road offers a nurturing haven for young minds. Located just a 5-minute drive from the heart of Cheltenham, our nursery is perfectly positioned for families seeking quality childcare in a convenient and accessible location. 

For those arriving by car, our day nursery is just a 10-minute drive to the M5 at Junction 10. We understand that busy parents need hassle-free parking options, which is why we offer ample onsite parking, ensuring smooth transitions during your visits to our nursery. 

Arriving via public transport? There is a bus stop outside the nursery on Welland Lodge Road serving routes 606, M3, and W, providing a reliable and eco-friendly option for families. 

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

Reviews

Amy W.

27/06/2023

"Amazing staff who really care about the children and try to make every day fun and enriching for them. A good range of healthy food which gets them to try new flavours while keeping some old favourites too. Only downside is that the layout and size of the building isn't ideal for a nursery, with internal stairs and a need to transit through some rooms to get to others. However, my daughter absolutely loves her time there so for us the benefits far outweigh the disadvantages. "


Helen J.

06/09/2022

"Brilliant nursery! Our daughter loves going in every morning, staff are lovely, attentive and provide the most interesting activities too. Would definitely recommend "


Boris R.

15/09/2021

"Great place for our children."


Francessa C.

07/09/2021

"Love the nursery, love the practitioners and my son is thriving. However, I’m sure it’s due to Covid, but the wait times for pick up and drop off is very long and sometimes unsafe (due to ungated carpark on a very busy road). It’s a lot to ask for a one year old to wait in line for sometimes 15 minutes. "


Hollie E.

01/09/2021

"So caring and considerate, I have no doubt they have my daughter's best interests at heart each day."