40 Years of Busy Bees

WELCOME TO BUSY BEES

Nursery in
Reading

Rated Good by Ofsted

9 Reviews

Busy Bees

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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 0118 914 5560

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Located on the outer edge of Reading International Business Park, our Busy Bees Reading nursery offers a bright and spacious environment in which children learn, play, and thrive. 

Whether your child enjoys stacking, messy play, quietly reading, or exploring the various outdoor equipment, there is plenty to see and do! We cater to a range of ages, from babies through to pre-schoolers. So, if you’re looking for childcare in Reading for a younger child, you can rest assured that our clean and comfortable cots, sensory toys, and caring nursery team will provide excellent care for your little one. 

We are extremely proud of our nursery, and beaming reviews from parents prove that our service is second to none. Want to learn more about what your child could expect if you were to choose our Reading Day nursery? Read through the facilities, check out our gallery or book a visit today! We can’t wait to welcome you through our doors. 

Not sure if Busy Bees Reading International 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 at Reading International

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

Basingstoke Road

Behind the Verizon Building

Reading

Berkshire

RG2 6DA

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Zina Miah

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Reading International

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 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 Reading International

The fees you pay include all meals, drinks, and snacks prepared on-site by our nursery chef. We understand the importance of filling little tummies with healthy, nutritious foods which will support their overall growth and development, which is why we encourage eating well within our setting. 

Get a taste of what your child could expect to eat while at Busy Bees Reading:

Breakfast

Fresh fruit with a selection of cereal or porridge. 

Morning Snack

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

Lunch

Tuna pasta bake, or mixed bean and vegetable bake with peas and sweetcorn, followed by seasonal fresh fruit, with a drink of water. 

Afternoon Snack

Fresh fruit or vegetable sticks with a drink of milk or water. 

Early Evening Snack

Herby mixed potato wedges and roasted red peppers with ranch dip, followed by apples and sultanas, with a drink of water.

To learn more about how we encourage healthy eating and to read our NHS-accredited menu in full, please follow the link below to our ‘Eating Well’ page.

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Getting Outdoors

At our Reading Day nursery, we are incredibly lucky to have spacious outdoor space for children of all ages to play and discover. With a range of climbing frames, grassy areas for football or bikes, to tractor tires, there is a whole range of possibilities to allow children to explore and take safe risks under supervision. 

We encourage children to get outdoors as much as possible, as we know the importance of fresh air and exercise for both the mind and body, so you’ll often find your child running and playing with their friends in the outdoor areas. 

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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 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

Easily located next to Reading International Business Park, our nursery is in a fantastic location for parents who require childcare which is easily accessible from both central Reading and smaller surrounding areas. 

Our nursery offers onsite car parking for easy collection and drop-off, as well as secure access to ensure the safety of your children, the staff, and any visiting parents. 

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

Dumitru C.

18/04/2024

"Great!"


Luke B.

21/03/2024

"Fantastic staff and a success of a nursery. The care the children receive is of the highest standard: compassionate, warm and educational. Would thoroughly recommend BB Reading International to anyone and cannot thank the hard working staff enough."


Thay G.

17/01/2024

"As a Family we are very happy with Busy Bees. "


Andre M.

08/11/2023

"Good staff and management engagement, good up-keeping parents in the loop of what's happening. Some occasions, attention to the detail could improve in specific situations, but overall good place to entrust your child."


Julia D.

06/01/2023

"The staff and team are fantastic"