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Busy Bees


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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01727 897602

Opening Times:

From 07:00 to 19:00 Mon - Fri

Welcome to Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital, where every day is an adventure for your little ones! If you're searching for top-notch childcare in St Albans, then look no further. Our nursery, conveniently located on the grounds of St Albans Hospital, provides the perfect environment for your child to play, learn, and grow.  

Rest assured, our passionate and dedicated team is committed to supporting your child every step of the way. With endless opportunities throughout the nursery, that stimulate every child’s mind and body, no two days are the same at our nursery in St Albans. 

To ensure that every child develops at a pace that they're comfortable with, each age group has its own dedicated space within our nursery. Having these separate spaces allows children to feel confident as they grow and learn alongside those at a similar stage in their development journey. 

And the fun doesn't stop indoors! We know just how important it is for children to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. With our outdoor space the children can continue exploring their imagination and learn about taking safe risks under adult supervision. 

Not only do the excellent team provide children with the best opportunities to play and learn while at our nursery, but Busy Bees also provide you with the opportunity to continue the fun at home with the UP – Unleashing Potential app. You can find resources, activities, information, and advice on how to support your child with their learning and development all through the UP app. 

Want to learn more about our nursery in St Albans? Book a visit today, to meet our friendly team and discover the fantastic facilities we have on offer.  

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital

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

St Albans City Hospital

Waverley Road

St Albans



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Claire Bye - Centre Director

Claire Bye

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital

Here's a snapshot of just some of the wonderful facilities we offer at our Day Nursery in St.Albans. 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 St Albans City Hospital

The fees you pay include all meals, drinks, and snacks prepared on-site by our nursery chef.We understand just how important it is to get little ones eating the right foods to support good growth and development. Thats why our menus are NHS-accredited, and mealtimes are always a fun event within the nursery setting.  

Does your child suffer from allergies or have any specific dietary requirements? Speak with the Centre Director who will be happy to discuss other safe and tasty alternatives.   

Get a taste of what your child might eat while at our nursery in St Albans: 


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.  


Vegetarian sausage with mashed potato and homemade baked beans. Fruit yoghurt 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 

Satsuma smiles, followed by a main of a toasted bagel topped with cream 

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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 St.Albans 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 St.Albans Location

Located at St Albans City Hospital, our nursery is your go-to destination for excellent childcare in St Albans.  

You will find our nursery just a quick 10-minute drive from the M1 at Junction 8, ensuring a hassle-free journey for families commuting.  

For those who prefer public transport, there is a bus stop at the Hospital serving routes 302 and 653 Tigermoth. 

Find the exact location of Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital 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 St.Albans. Book a visit today to arrange a personal tour to see Busy Bees Nursery St.Albans for yourself.


Hoda A.


"Good team, helpful responsive "

Ashley P.


"The entire team is just such a lovely group. So grateful we have this wonderful group of people to help us with our little one. She loves going to nursery and we know she's in good hands."

Simona I.


"A great nursery with lovely staff and lots enriching experiences for the kids."

Katie C.


"Amazing standard of Care my children have come such a long way since starting would highly recommend"

John O.


"Very experienced staff, good service with the children."