40 Years of Busy Bees


Nursery in
Derby, Silvertrees

Rated Good by Ofsted

8 Reviews

Busy Bees


Book your visit today Use our fee calculator

New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01332 366 663

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Are you looking for a nursery in Derby where your child will be fully supported throughout each stage of their development? Then Busy Bees Derby Silvertrees could be the perfect option for you, as the highly qualified team go above and beyond to provide every child with the best start in life. 

Inside our bright and airy rooms, children are inspired and engaged with a wide range of fun-filled activities and learning resources tailored to their needs and interests. From reading corners to creative play areas, each child's curiosity and imagination are sparked. 

The excitement continues outdoors in our large garden, featuring a wooden adventure play area where children can play and explore safely under supervision. Additionally, our sheltered area encourages outdoor learning and hands-on experiences with nature. 

Rest assured, there is never a dull day at our nursery in Derby, with endless opportunities for children to unleash their full potential. Want to continue the fun at home? Download our UP app, where you can find a range of resources, activities, information, and advice on how to support your child with their learning and development at home. 

For quality childcare and preschool education in Derby, look no further. Book a visit today and our friendly team will look forward to welcoming you.   

Interested in learning more about Busy Bees Derby Silvertrees? You can find everything you need to know in our Parent Pack.    

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

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees at Derby Silvertrees

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

40 Ashbourne Road



DE22 3AD

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Emma Dawkins - Centre Director

Emma Dawkins

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Derby Silvertrees

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

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 Derby Silvertrees

Busy Bees Derby Silvertrees ensures that your child receives the nutrition they need while in our care. Our inclusive fees cover regular meals, snacks, and drinks throughout the day, with no additional costs involved. 

Accredited by child nutrition experts at NHS Startwell, our menus change seasonally, offering a variety of delicious and healthy foods for your child to enjoy. Prepared fresh every day by our talented on-site nursery chef, you can trust that your child's meals are of the highest quality. 

We understand that every child has unique dietary requirements, and we are here to accommodate them. Simply speak to your Centre Director, and we will ensure your child's specific needs are met. 

What can your child expect to enjoy on a typical day at our Derby Day nursery? Just take a look below. 


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. 


Moroccan chickpea and vegetable tagine, served with couscous and a cup of water. Followed with banana and low sugar custard for dessert.   

Afternoon Snack  

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

Early Evening Snack 

Hummus with vegetable sticks to start, followed by a cheese and apple scone served with grated beetroot and a cup of water. 

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4* Food Hygiene
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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 Derby, Silvertrees 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 Derby, Silvertrees Location

Located in the heart of Derby on Ashbourne Road, Busy Bees Derby Silvertrees is conveniently situated just a 5-minute drive from the City Centre.  

For families commuting, the A38 is a mere 3-minute drive away, and we provide onsite parking for hassle-free collections and drop-offs. 

Arriving via public transport? There is a bus stop just outside the nursery on Merchant Street, serving routes SW, U2 unibus and X52. 

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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 Derby, Silvertrees. Book a visit today to arrange a personal tour to see Busy Bees Nursery Derby, Silvertrees for yourself.


Anna-kay M.


"Wonderful staff!"

Alex S.


"Great communication from everyone. Everything is well detailed."

Elisha A.


"Really friendly staff who both my children love, i always feel at ease when they are in their care."

Rebekah M.


"The staff go above and beyond. They are also really flexible and happy to help. My children love them "

Kathy S.


"Our twins always seem to have a wonderful time, take part in lovely, creative activities and get fed really well! "