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Busy Bees


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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

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Opening Times:

From 07:00 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Part of the community for years, Busy Bees at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham is a purpose-built, two-strorey nursery which is ideally located next to the QE and Women’s Hospital. Within a walking distance from the University train station and bust stop, the nursery is also accessible via M5 and close to Birmingham city centre. The parking on-site for convenient drop offs and collections makes the nursery a fantastic choice for busy parents.  

Our daycare setting offers 7 large and airy rooms fully equipped with a range of age-appropriate resources to support children’s various developmental needs. The warm and caring staff plan engaging and stimulating activities for each age group daily. There are different activities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers who also have access to a touch screen computer used to enhance their early ICT skills.  

The spacious garden area in a natural environment with mature trees is split into 3 sections which includes a soft play area, a grass area and 1 playground. Children can grow their own fruit and vegetables, dig in the mud or sand pits and explore throughout the day.  

We offer nutritious, well-balanced, NHS accredited meals for all children and have been awarded 5 stars for excellent food hygiene standard. Food is prepared on site by our Head Chef and trained kitchen staff. All dietary needs are catered for and a weaning menu for our babies is also provided as part of our four week seasonal menu.  

With a security system in place, parents can rest assured that their children are safe at all times. 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 and go beyond the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) and continually observe and support the children in their individual needs. Busy Bees professionals are committed to their personal development and attend a variety of courses offered by our National Support Centre.  

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 invite you to book a visit online to experience the difference of a Busy Bees nursery and meet the friendly team of our nursery in Birmingham. We look forward to welcoming you and your family.

Not sure if Busy Bees Queen Elizabeth Hospital is the best option for your family? View all of our Nurseries in Birmingham to explore all Busy Bees locations in your area.

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees at the Queen Elizabeth 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 the Queen Elizabeth 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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Busy Bees

Busy Bees at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital

160 Metchley Lane



B15 2TX

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Sharon O Toole - Centre Director

Sharon O Toole

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital

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

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


Danielle J.


"Lovely and professional staff. Make you feel at ease and are so friendly. Thank you"

Jordan W.


"All of the staff are so friendly and fill you with confidence that they really do care about your child. My sons key workers have been amazing helping him become confident and always give thorough handovers. They are always happy to answer questions and the fact my son now runs into nursery says it all! Thank you!"

Jenna M.


"Exceptional nursery, with excellent staff. My child is always happy to come to busy bees and had developed so much. "

Jaclyn E.


"The staff at Busy Bees at the QE are all so friendly and enthusiastic. They really take an interest in each child and make parents feel involved and well updated with regards to their child's development whilst at nursery. They have also been really flexible and supportive of my child's dietary needs. I would highly recommend this nursery. My little boy always seems happy when I collect him, which is all you can hope for as a parent. Thank you. "

Victoria B.


"I feel confident with the QE staff who deal with my son who has additional needs! I feel genuine love and care from them! Lovely to see! "