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Busy Bees at Derby Silvertrees

40 Ashbourne Road, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 3FW

For new parent enquiries call us on 0330 333 8133

For existing parents call Emma on 01332 366 663

Average Rating: 5

Total Number of Reviews: 1

Opening Times

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Cares for children aged

3 months - 5 years

Welcome to our nursery...

At Busy Bees Derby Silvertrees Day Nursery and Preschool, 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 Derby Silvertrees 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.

Busy Bees at Derby Silvertrees, Day Nursery and Preschool is conveniently positioned on the Ashbourne Road just 5 minutes from Derby City Centre and 2.2 miles from Derby Railway Station. We enjoy fantastic road links just moments from the A38, A52 and A6 and within easy reach of the M1 motorway.

Our large converted Georgian house has four main rooms on 2 levels and enjoys a well-resourced, refurbished garden with a superb mud kitchen water wall.

Our residential location means many of our parents are within walking distance but we are also well placed for bus routes serving the city centre.

A large spacious car park at the rear of the nursery provides easy and safe access for drop-offs and pick-ups.

Outstanding Nursery Care in Central Derby

Busy Bees Derby Silvertrees Day Nursery and Preschool in Derby is rated Outstanding by Ofsted and it’s easy to see why. Our long-standing childcare team is committed to the development, safety and security of every child.

We care for children between the ages of 12 weeks and 5 years, offering a varied programme of stimulating and exciting activities and experiences, developed in line with the EYFS statutory framework.

There’s messy play, sensory play, construction, junk-modelling, home corners and role play right through to the pre-school staples of phonics, literacy, writing and elemental mathematics. Our aim is to maximise the potential of every child in our care and we have plenty of fun along the way!

Gorgeous Home-From-Home Baby Room

A secure and self-contained baby room on our first floor offers a unique home-from-home experience conceived to feel just like your living room – helping to promote familiarity and ease the transition for baby and parents. It’s so welcoming you might not want to leave!

We understand how important the transition from home to nursery is and our caring, professional team are with you every step of the way, helping to settle your little one and relax and reassure you.

Strong Parent Partnerships

The team at Busy Bees Derby Silvertrees, Nursery works hard to develop strong partnerships with parents, offering continuous feedback to help maximise the potential of every child. Daily feedback sessions, parents’ evenings, events and newsletters are just some of the ways we regularly communicate to keep you involved and update.

Preparing for ‘Big School’

When your child joins the preschool room at Busy Bees Derby Silvertrees, you can be sure they are given the very best foundations for their school life ahead. Our skilled and qualified early years’ team will begin to introduce a little more structure and routine, building on literacy, writing and mathematics skills and developing confidence and independence. We also offer Kits academy sessions.

Links with Local Schools

When our preschool children leave Busy Bees Derby Silvertrees, Nursery they tend to go on to neighbouring schools including Lawn Primary School, Derby, Portway Infant School, Derby, Markeaton Primary School, Derby and Ashgate Primary School, Derby.

Why you'll love our nursery...

  • Outstanding Ofsted status
  • Long-standing committed childcare team
  • Beautiful home-from-home baby room
  • Near city centre location
  • Weekly Spanish lessons
  • Fabulous, well-resourced garden (To be refurbished June 2019)

What our customers say about us


Katie L.

Fabulous nursery, the staff are amazing with the kids and the standards are second to none