40 Years of Busy Bees

WELCOME TO BUSY BEES

Nursery in
Reading

Rated Good by Ofsted

8 Reviews

Busy Bees

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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 0118 969 1299

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Welcome to Busy Bees at Reading Woodley, where we provide exceptional childcare in the heart of Woodley. 

Here at our nursery, we offer endless opportunities, with each room tailored to suit different age groups. Welcoming babies through to preschoolers, we are here to support your child every step of the way, ensuring they are well-prepared for their next key stage. 

Rest assured, our nursery in Woodley boasts a spacious garden area where children can continue to enjoy learning and explore their imagination in the great outdoors. Our friendly team encourages them to take on safe risks and engage with the world around them, fostering a love for nature and outdoor adventures. 

Not only do our excellent team provide children with the best opportunities to play and learn while at the nursery, but Busy Bees also provide you with the opportunity to continue the fun at home with the UP – Unleashing Potential app. You can find resources, activities, information, and advice on how to support your child with their learning and development all through the UP app. 

So, if you're searching for quality childcare in Woodley, where your little one can learn, grow and thrive, Busy Bees at Reading Woodley is your answer. Book a visit today and experience the Busy Bees difference – where every moment is an opportunity for your child to shine. 

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

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees in Reading Woodley

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

Loddon Vale Centre, Hurricane Way

Woodley

Reading

Berkshire

RG5 4UL

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Sarah Ivory - Centre Director

Sarah Ivory

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees in Reading Woodley

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

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 in Reading Woodley

At our Reading Woodley Day nursery, we provide snacks, meals, and drinks for your child during their day with us, all of which are included in your nursery fees. 

Ensuring children have access to nutritious meals is essential for their busy days. Our seasonal menus, accredited by the NHS, are not only delicious but also packed with the natural goodness essential for growing children. These menus feature locally sourced ingredients and are meticulously prepared on-site by our skilled nursery chef.  

If your child has specific dietary requirements or allergies, our chef is more than willing to accommodate. Just reach out to your Centre Manager to find out more. 

On a typical day at Busy Bees, your child might enjoy: 

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 

Mango chutney with naan bread dippers. Followed by salmon and vegetable curry or mixed vegetable curry with 50/50 rice. Served with a cup of water.  

Afternoon Snack 

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

Early Evening Snack 

Chef's choice of soup - minestrone or carrot and coriander. Fruit salad for dessert. Served with a cup of water. 

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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 Reading 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 Reading Location

Welcome to Busy Bees Reading Woodley, an exceptional childcare center situated on Hurricane Way in the heart of Woodley. Our prime location offers convenience for families in the area, making it easy to access our high-quality childcare services. 

Our center is just a short drive away from the A329(M) and the M4 at Junction 10, ensuring that your commute to and from our facility is quick and hassle-free.  

For those who prefer to use public transportation, the nearest bus stop is a mere 2-minute walk from our center at Woodley Piazza. This bus stop is serviced by routes 13 (Orange), 19a (Little Orange), and 983, making it easy for families to get to and from our nursery.

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

Reviews

Divya B.

02/11/2023

"They are taking care for children at their best level. We are happy parents of little girl who got settled well and enjoying going to busy bees."


Debra H.

07/12/2022

"Great staff throughout the nursery, always friendly. My son is very stimulated at busy bees and has made great connections with the staff. Nursery is clean and it is great environment to be in. "


Randall A.

01/09/2021

"Our daughter is at the nursery and loves it there. Everyone is lovely and we have already referred our friends to it. "


Bernice G.

02/07/2021

"Lovely staff, they take the time to get to know your child. My son really loves it here. I love the communication & partnership with parents. Thank you for taking good care of my little one"


Abby K.

25/02/2021

"The staff are always very friendly and helpful and I have 100% faith when I drop my daughter off that she is well looked after and happy when she is there."