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Busy Bees at Ripon

College Business Park, Kearsley Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 2RN

For new parent enquiries call us on 0330 333 8133

For existing parents call Amanda on 01765698869

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Opening Times

From 08:00 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Cares for children aged

3 months - 11 years

Welcome to our nursery...

At Busy Bees Day Nursery and Preschool Ripon, we absolutely love to play, create and educate together.
We know how important your child’s safety, development and preschool education is to you. That’s why every child at Busy Bees Ripon  is assigned their very own key carer to ensure that we can provide you and your little ones with continuous assessment and the very best in quality childcare.
Ripon’s First Choice for Childcare
Busy Bees Day Nursery and preschool Ripon benefits from a quiet location, away from main roads and close to residential neighbourhoods. We are a wonderful one-storey, purpose-built nursery with a huge garden space complete with its very open wooded nature trail and forest area.
Situated conveniently on College Business Park we are the childcare of choice in Ripon. We are handily located for the Ripon Bypass (A61), approximately 5 minutes by car and the nearby Ripon town centre and main bus and coach station are also a short 6 minute drive away. For those commuting further afield the A1 (M) can be accessed in approximately 15 minutes.
Our large private car park provides lots of parking spaces for convenient drop-offs ad pick-ups.
The passionate childcare team cares for children from 12 weeks to the age of 5.
Fun-Filled Learning Curriculums
The children at Busy Bees Ripon are taught in age and stage appropriate rooms according to the EYFS statutory framework. Babies under 12 months have their very own room with each of the other age groups having the luxury of 2 rooms each. Plus, Ripon have just introduced a new sensory room  enabling children to have lots of space to play and explore.
The manager and the passionate, highly qualified childcare team at Busy Bees Ripon are committed to providing an individual approach to your child’s nursery education. A stimulating programme of child-led play and learning is designed to maximise the potential of every child, monitored against key developmental milestones.
Children of all ages get to enjoy a fun and wide range of activities and experiences including messy and sensory play, construction, problem-solving, language and communication skills, role play, baking, rhyme and story time to name but a few.
As they progress through the nursery, they will begin to experience a little more structure and routine to prepare them for their onward journey to school. Preschool children will develop their reading and writing skills, and build on their understanding of mathematics.
At Ripon, we strive to develop and nurture happy, confident and independent school children, well-prepared for the challenges they’ll meet during their next stage of development.
Many of our children go on to local schools in the Ripon area including Holy Trinity CE Infant School, Greystone Community Primary School, Moorside Infant School, St Wilfrid’s Catholic Primary School and Ripon Cathedral CE Primary School.
Ripon’s Best Nursery Garden!
It’s easy to see why Busy Bees Day Nursery and Preschool Ripon is famed for the best nursery school garden in the area! Our enormous garden offers lots of space for energetic explorers and is well-resourced to continue children's interest in an outside learning environment. 
Timber picket-style fences separate designated, age-appropriate areas for safe play whatever the weather and we’ve recently undergone extensive improvements to include all-weather activity gazebos, planters and additional sandpits.
We’re particularly proud of our fabulous woodland area, specifically adapted to form a nature trail for the children to explore.
At Busy Bees Ripon we develop confidence and independence by offering our children direct access from each room to secure enclosed play areas, This ensures that the children enjoy freedom of movement and a choice of activities inside and out.

Why you'll love our nursery...

  • Good Ofsted 2019, click here to read the full report. 
  • Quiet location
  • Convenient transport links
  • Video camera security system on entry
  • Our amazing refurb!
  • Spacious class rooms
  • Our amazing sensory room
  • Huge garden with direct access for all rooms
  • Our very own Woodland nature trail
  • We offer Nursery Education Grants