40 Years of Busy Bees

WELCOME TO BUSY BEES

Nursery in
Sittingbourne

Rated Good by Ofsted

6 Reviews

Busy Bees

READY TO TAKE YOUR FIRST STEPS?

Book your visit today Use our funding calculator

New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01795 428881

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Are you searching for a nursery near you that offers exceptional childcare in Sittingbourne? Look no further than Busy Bees. We take pride in providing a nurturing environment tailored to support every child's unique needs and interests.  

Our dedicated team of educators go the extra mile to ensure each child receives the personalised care and support they need to flourish and thrive. From fostering social and emotional growth to cultivating a love for learning, we're passionate about giving every child the best possible start in life. 

At our Sittingbourne nursery, we believe that every day should be an adventure filled with learning, laughter, and joy. That's why we've crafted a stimulating environment where little minds can explore and grow, both indoors and out. 

Stay connected and engaged with your child's experiences through our convenient ParentZone app. Our friendly team ensures you're always in the loop, providing regular updates throughout the day. You'll receive insights into your little one's activities and achievements, keeping you informed about their daily adventures and any important milestones they reach. 

With so much on offer, there's never a dull moment at our Sittingbourne nursery. Book a visit today and see the Busy Bees difference for yourself.  

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

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees at Sittingbourne

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

South Avenue

Sittingbourne

Kent

ME10 4SU

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Karen Saunders

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Sittingbourne

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

Here, at Busy Bees Sittingbourne, we understand just how important it is for growing little ones to get the nutritional balance they need. So, while your child is at our Sittingbourne day nursery, we ensure they can enjoy healthy snacks, meals, and drinks throughout the day. There's no extra cost involved - it's included in your fees.  

Our seasonal nursery menus feature childhood favourites packed with goodness. They are accredited by NHS Startwell. Every day features a different set of dishes, which means there is always an opportunity to try something new and delicious. And everything is freshly prepared, on-site, by our talented nursery chef.  

Does your child have specific dietary requirements? Don't worry, simply speak to your Centre Director – our team can make sure they are accounted for with safe alternatives.  

Want to get an idea of what your child might enjoy on a regular day at our nursery in Sittingbourne? Here is just a taster! 

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  

Chicken goujons (vegetarian option: vegetable croquettes) served with homemade baked beans, mixed potato wedges and a cup of water. Followed by pears for dessert. 

Afternoon Snack  

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

Early Evening Snack 

Cheese twists to start, followed by spring vegetable soup 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 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 Sittingbourne 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 Sittingbourne Location

Providing excellent childcare in Sittingbourne, our nursery is conveniently situated on South Avenue, making it accessible and convenient for local families. 

You'll find that our location is well connected with excellent transportation links, including the A2, A249, and M2, all just a short distance from the nursery. This makes drop-offs and pick-ups convenient for parents and families, with an onsite parking for added convenience.

For those who prefer public transportation, we are situated just a 5-minute walk away from Plaza Court and Gazehill Avenue, where multiple bus routes are available. Additionally, for those who rely on the train, the Sittingbourne Train Station is a mere 15-minute walk away, making Busy Bees Sittingbourne an easily accessible and central location for families seeking high-quality childcare services in the area. 

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

Reviews

Rachael M.

23/03/2024

"My daughter loves nursery. I have been very happy too for improvement it would be nice to see more photo updates as I get maybe 1 or 2 photos every 6 weeks and when children are young they can’t tell you everything they did in the day. It would also be nice to be able to see photos and talk to her about the activities she was doing etc "


Anita K.

22/02/2023

"Staff are very friendly and so good with the children. My children are learning at such a young age, it's amazing. The cost is a bit to high but that's the only issue."


Kelly J.

06/09/2022

"amazing friendly staff who listen to our needs and concerns as a family and respond to them to best help our boy! he is happy and thriving at the nursery which is all we could hope for "


Marius K.

07/09/2021

"Very good nursery "


Samantha H.

29/06/2021

"Great staff and nursery made our son feel very welcome and have always felt comfortable with them thank you! X"