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Busy Bees


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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01636 816606

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Want to set your little one up with a curiosity for learning? Our Busy Bees nursery in Southwell might be the perfect environment for them to thrive. 

Located just a short drive away from Southwell town centre, our nursery building provides a safe environment, in which your child can grow and begin to learn about the world around them. We have three separate childcare rooms, each one dedicated to its own age group: babies, toddlers, and pre-school children. 

All the nursery rooms feature light, airy decor to create a welcoming atmosphere for the kids. There's plenty to keep them happy and engaged too. Building blocks and plasticine provide great ways for little ones to develop their fine motor skills, while the water table gives them fun but practical learning experiences. 

When you enrol your child at Busy Bees, you'll have access to our ParentZone app - which will allow you to keep up to date with all those key milestones, as well as what they've been learning. You'll also be able to use UP, the learning and development app used by our nursery staff. 

Learning isn't just limited to indoors, however. We have a secure outdoor space where kids are free to take their learning exploration outside. With slides, seesaws, ride-on cars and much more, there are lots of opportunities to have lots of fun. 

Want to learn more about the facilities on offer at Busy Bees Southwell? Book your visit today - we can't wait to meet you! 

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees at Southwell

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

17 Allenby Road



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Amy Hilton - Centre Director

Amy Hilton

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Southwell

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

Packed with all the good stuff your child needs to grow, our food and drink is freshly prepared on-site, every day, by our talented nursery chef. Worried about your child's diet or any special food requirements they might have? Simply speak to your Centre Director - we're always able to account for any food needs. 

Wondering what your child might get to enjoy on a typical day with us? Here's just a taster: 


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. 


Lamb dinner or vegetarian mince dinner with minted new potatoes, roasted carrots and spring cabbage. Fresh fruit salad for dessert.  Served with a cup of water. 

Afternoon Snack

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

Early Evening Snack

Children's choice of sandwiches with tomato wedges. Seasonal fresh fruit platter for dessert. Served with a cup of water. 

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5* 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 Southwell 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 Southwell Location

You'll find our Southwell preschool and nursery located on Allenby Road. 

We're really easy to get to - whether you decide to visit us by car or public transport. The Vicarage Road bus stop is less than a minute's walk away (served by 26, 28, 29 and N26 buses).  

If you do arrive by car, you'll find we have plenty of free parking space directly by the nursery. This allows parents to safely drop off children and pick them up at the end of the day away from busy roads. 

Find the exact location of Busy Bees at Southwell by using our What3Words:


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


Emma W.


"Such a wonderful caring team, we couldn’t ask for better."

Kirsty J.


"Both my girls are/have been so happy at Busy Bees. All the staff are fantastic and they have been so great with my girls individual needs."

Samantha H.


"My daughter loves this nursery "

Helen H.


"Lovely friendly staff"

Bethany H.


"An amazing nursery. I search for ages to find somewhere i felt comfortable leaving my little one and instantly felt he would settle well here and be more than watched for a few hours but actually looked after and educated. Well done to the team for working so hard to achieve this lovely setting, especially after the uncertain year they have had. Every team member has always been smiling (i think! They have masks on at the moment) and is always welcoming and caring. Thank you!"