40 Years of Busy Bees


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Rated Outstanding by Ofsted
Busy Bees


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Opening Times:

From 08:00 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Our fantastic nursery in Preston is conveniently located within the grounds of Preston Hospital, with ample car parking for easy drop off and collection, as well as a handy buggy store for those arriving on foot or via public transport. The dedicated team of staff at Busy Bees Preston Hospital have years of childcare experience and expertise between them. They have created an incredibly high-standard nursery setting, which is clean, modern, welcoming, and homely for your children.  

At Busy Bees Preston Hospital, we use an interactive learning programme called UP! Bespoke to Busy Bees, it allows parents and staff to guide, encourage and direct each child to develop their skills in a variety of ways. Our handy app can be used to provide guidance, ideas and resources to continue your child’s development at home. To learn more about how we use UP at our Preston nursery, speak with the Centre Director, or read more on our dedicated UP page.  

We're proud to announce that our nursery is home to the Busy Bees Chef of the Year 2023, who takes great care in crafting nutritious meals accredited by the NHS. We accommodate all dietary requirements, ensuring every child receives the nourishment essential for their growth and well-being.

When visiting our nursery in Preston, it is clear to see why the children love to come to our beautiful nursery. With a huge range of activities to explore and learn on offer, – from role-play home areas, outdoor reading, to messy play – there is something to suit each child’s play preferences, whilst also supporting their overall development. 

Book a visit today, to experience first-hand the brilliant facilities on offer. Our friendly team cannot wait to welcome you to our Preston nursery.

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees at Preston Hospital

We understand that parents and carers lead busy lives, and we want to do everything possible to help. That’s why Busy Bees at Preston Hospital 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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Kerry Sharples - Centre Director

Kerry Sharples

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Preston Hospital

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

The fees you pay at our nursery in Preston include all meals, drinks, and snacks, which are freshly prepared on site each day by our talented nursery chef. The kitchen team do their utmost to keep mealtimes fun and exciting for the children at our Preston nursery – creating delicious and appealing meals to keep small appetites happy! Should your child require any special dietary measures, please contact one of the Centre Directors who will be happy to liaise with the kitchen team to find a delicious alternative.  

Below is an example of what you could expect your child to eat at Busy Bees Preston Hospital: 


Seasonal fresh fruit with a selection of cereal or porridge. 

Morning Snack

Seasonal fresh fruit, wholemeal toast or other baked good, with a drink of either milk or water. 


Garlic and herb chicken or Quorn, served with mashed potato and broccoli, followed by either ginger and pear loaf or lemon shortbread, with a drink of water. 

Afternoon Snack

Seasonal fresh fruit or vegetable sticks, with a drink of either milk or water. 

Early Evening Snack

A selection of sandwiches including salmon and cucumber, egg and tomato, or hummus and cucumber, followed by orange smiles, with a drink of water. 

To learn more about the ways we encourage eating well at Busy Bees day care in Preston, and to read our NHS accredited menu in full, click the link 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 Preston 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 Preston Location

Our nursery is conveniently located within the grounds of Preston Hospital, just off the A6 with close access to the M6 and M55. The nearest train links are to Preston train station, which is just under four miles from our Preston nursery. At Busy Bees Preston Hospital, we have ample on-site car parking as well as a handy buggy store for those arriving on foot. 

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