Busy Bees at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Call Sharon on 0121 428 4950

160 Metchley Lane
B15 2TX

Opening Times

7am - 6pm, Monday to Friday

Ages Taken

3months - 5years
  • A large enclosed garden safe for your children when playing outside
  • Full time EYT employed at the nursery
  • Nurse on site one day a week, available to speak to parents and see children
  • On site kitchen staff providing the best food for your children
  • 5* award for excellent food hygiene
  • Flourishing Preschool to encourage children to reach the all important milestones before they go to school 
  • Ideal location in the grounds of the QE hospital Birmingham,

Why You Will Love Our Nursery

Busy Bees at the QE Hospital is a purpose built building, which was opened in 2007. There are 8 fantastic Rooms for all age group with a range of age appropriate resources.
We are a secure building which can only be accessed through our display buzzer system. We are open from 7am-6pm (closed on bank holidays). The rooms are all large and airy. All of our rooms have a Room Manager or Senior Room Manager overseeing the room to ensure we always plan activities around the children's interests and development stage. We also offer emergency places for families attending the QE hospital or who work for the armed forces and have been injured during service.

We have a large garden area which is split into 3 sections that the children can access, a soft play area, a grass area and 1 playground. The children are able to grow their own fruit and vegetables, dig in the mud or sand pits or take part in a variety of exciting activities offered.

The staff at QE Hospital site are dedicated in giving the children the best start and work alongside the parents to provide every opportunity to each child. We follow the EYFS within the nursery and continually observe and support the children in their individual needs. All of our staff are either Level 3 or above trained or are working towards their level 3 qualification. All the staff at QE Hospital are committed in personnel development and attend a variety of courses offered by either our National support centre within the Busy Bees company or with Birmingham council such as First Aid, Food Safety and EYFS to name a few.

We have many initiatives within the nursery designed by our support centre that are offered to the children. Babies have the Busy Babies initiative. This is the black and white area in babies. We also have Wake and Shake. Pre-school children have access to a touch screen computer and use this to enhance there early ICT skills.

The children's time in nursery is treasured and remembered in a variety of ways, such as displays, photographs and the children's learning journals which are their own to keep when they leave the nursery, we also have a graduation ceremony for all the children to attend when they leave us for school.

We hold parents evenings twice a year for the parents to come along and speak to their child's key person and we have a large amount of parents in our Parent partnership group who support the nursery in many ways.
We have a Senco, Behaviour management co-ordinator, Designated safeguarding officer and Health and safety officer on site who specialise in these areas and support the children, staff and parents.

We offer a healthy and well balanced menu for all the children and have been awarded the 5* award in excellent food hygiene standard. The food is all prepared on site by our trained kitchen staff. There is a four week menu in place that is changed seasonally which includes a weaning menu for our babies.

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Meet the Team

Sharon and Sara

Nursery Manager



Hi we're Sharon & Sara, We are both Managers at Busy Bee's QE Hospital..

Sharon started at Busy Bees QE in 2008 and was based in our Dragonflies room. She is NVQ level 3 qualified and has worked in childcare since 1994. Sharon has been Deputy Manager of the nursery since October 2013 and she then became manager for under 2's in July 2015. Sharon is now Joint Manager along with Sara.

Sara worked in childcare for over 25 years starting off as a registered Childminder before moving into the nursery sector in 2011. Sara is NVQ Level 3 qualified and also holds the Level 4 certificate in early years practice. Sara has had lots of fun working in nurseries for the past 5 years and she is now excited to be joining the Busy Bee team as a Manager.

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Sam Williams
Assistant Manager

I've worked in childcare since 2012, I have Early years professional/teaching status. I have had experience in three different nurseries and joined Busy Bees as the Deputy Manager for Over 2's in August 2015. I'm also experienced in Senco, Room Manager and Running Pre-School.
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Ingrid Baker
Financial Administrator

Ingrid started working in finance in 1995. Ingrid has worked for Busy Bees at the QE since 2007. Ingrid deals with all aspects of administration from your booking to your final payment here. Ingrid has gained her NVQ level 2 in Business Admin while working at the nursery.

Parent Partnership Group

Parent Representatives for Busy Bees at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Elizabeth Phillips

I have one son who has attended the nursery for over a year. I trained as a Nursery Nurse going on to gain a degree in Early years studies and have worked with children and families for over ten years. I am very interested in early years education and how my family can work together with the nursery to best support my child's learning and development. I bring experience of working in different childcare settings and working with the whole family to identify needs and the best support for them.

"We have found staff to be supportive and willing to share ideas. The nursery provides a wide range of experiences encouraging the children to learn and grow at their own pace."

Julie Cassidy

My daughter Holly has attended the nursery since she was 10 months old. She is now 2. I have always found the staff and managers caring and attentive and always strive to do their best for the child's individual needs.

"I am delighted to be a member of the parent partnership group. I feel that together we can do the very best for our children by working together, drawing from our different experiences, ideas and cultural backgrounds and strengthening the bonds between parents and the nursery staff."

Ranjit kaur Phull.M.A.

I am a mother of a beautiful daughter, Sana. Sana has attended Busy Bees Nursery since she was 11months old and is now 2yrs old. My husband and I have watched Sana grow and develop into a delightful young toddler, who is confident, social and mostly very happy, offering a big smile to anyone who passes encouraging them to say hello and share a smile with her. Sana appears to enjoy attending Nursery and I am very pleased with how she continues to develop positively and the input from the staff wh

"I have worked a counsellor/therapist for 13yrs, predominately working with children from age 4yrs, adolescents and adults. I am an integrative therapist using play, art and music, particularly drum therapy in both my one to one therapy and group work. I also run my own business of supervision and group work for professionals and organisations. I have a keen interest in people and encouraging them to grow and develop physically, mentally, emotionally and spirituality. I am very pleased to be a pa"
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Sarah Aldred

I have 2 children at the nursery, my son Thom has been at Busy Bees since he was 5 months old, he is now 4 and 1/2. My daughter Lotte is 2 and has also been attending nursery since she was 6 months old. I think its fair to say that we have experienced most, if not all, of the rooms at the nursery as our children have worked their way from babies up to pre-school over the past 4 and a bit years!

"As a parent, the thing I want most from the nursery is that it provides an environment where my children are happy and well cared for, and I believe that Busy Bees provides that environment. The nursery has some outstanding staff, and where there is room for improvement, they are willing to listen. I'm interested in education, from early years right through to adulthood, and in my professional world I am a lecturer, so its important to me that the nursery is a stimulating environment. I am keen to work with parents and the nursery to get the best care for children at the nursery."

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