40 Years of Busy Bees

WELCOME TO BUSY BEES

Nursery in
Swindon

Rated Good by Ofsted

9 Reviews

Busy Bees

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Book your visit today Use our fee calculator

New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01793 726919

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Are you looking for childcare in St Andrews which provides a stimulating environment, filled with fun, learning and excitement? Then Busy Bees at St Andrews Ridge could be the perfect option for you!  

At Busy Bees, we understand just how important it is for children to develop at a pace that suits them, which is why each of our spacious rooms are tailored to suit each age group. 

Your child will flourish and thrive at our nursery in St Andrews as they take part in a range of exciting activities and fun-filled learning resources. To support your child's development and help your little one prepare for their next key-stage, our enthusiastic team plan and prepare an extensive variety of activities in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum.  

Rest assured, the fun isn't just kept indoors, with our large garden area, your little one can continue the excitement outdoors as they explore their imagination and discover their independence. 

You can keep up to date through the ‘ParentZone’ app, and never miss a moment during your child's stay at nursery, as the highly experienced team will provide you with regular updates on what your little one is getting up to, along with any milestones they may reach.  

Want to learn more about the fantastic facilities we have on offer and meet the friendly team at our Busy Bees nursery in St Andrews? Book a visit today, we cannot wait to welcome you to our Busy Bees family.  

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees at St Andrews Ridge

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 Andrews Ridge 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 Andrews Ridge

The Neighbourhood Centre

Highdown Way

Swindon

SN25 4FD

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Jody Murphy - Centre Director

Jody Murphy

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at St Andrews Ridge

Here's a snapshot of just some of the wonderful facilities we offer at our Day Nursery in Swindon. 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 St Andrews Ridge

Here, at our day nursery in St Andrews, 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 Swindon 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 Busy Bees at St Andrews Ridge? Here is just a taster! 

Breakfast 

Fresh fruit with a selection of cereal or porridge.  

Morning Snack 

Fresh fruit with wholesale toast or baked goods, served with a cup of milk or water.  

Lunch 

Pork bolognaise (vegetarian option: red lentil and vegetable bolognaise) with cheesy garlic bread.  

Afternoon Snack 

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

Early Evening Snack 

Salmon crunch wrap and egg crunch wrap with carrot sticks. Caribbean fresh fruit salad with vanilla natural yoghurt for dessert. 

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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 Swindon 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 Swindon Location

You will find our nursery located in Blunsdon St Andrews, on Highdown Way just a 15-minute drive from the Centre of Swindon.  

For those arriving by car, rest assured there is an onsite parking facility available to allow safe and seamless drop-offs and collections. With the A419, just a short drive from the nursery, we are in the perfect location for those commuting. 

Arriving via public transport? There is a bus stop a 2-minute walk from the nursery on Jovial Monk serving bus routes 4, 16 and H93. 

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

Reviews

Joanna F.

18/04/2024

"My little one loves spending time there, not happy to walk in but after he loves be in. Support from staff is amazing and always getting answers. "


Rachael M.

02/03/2023

"Amazing staff great menu and my children love going in. Safe warm encouraging environment "


Christina M.

02/02/2023

"Fantastic friendly staff, always greeted with a smile and my son always comes home happy. Couldn’t praise them higher ! "


Jessica V.

16/07/2022

"My son has been at the nursery about a year now and has very much enjoyed his time spent there. There is one member of staff that he has formed a real special bond with and that is Courtney, she has a very warm, friendly and caring personality and my son repeatedly says her name whenever you mention nursery. She has always acted with the upmost professionalism. There is one thing I would like to see and that is what meals my son has eaten throughout the day, rather than just the quantity of the meal, this would real help in establishing foods he will eat at nursery that he doesn’t eat when at home."


Simon S.

14/04/2022

"Great staff and setting "