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Busy Bees


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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 0191 5200600

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Welcome to our Busy Bees nursery at Doxford Park, Sunderland! We're here to help your child achieve their potential and have fun in a safe environment. Our centre is located at Doxford International Business Park. This makes it convenient for parents working at any business based on the site. 

Here, at Busy Bees, we understand that every child's development journey is different. That's why we provide childcare that's tailored to multiple ages: babies, toddlers, and preschool-age children. We have three nursery rooms, each dedicated to its own age group. This allows each child to thrive and build confidence alongside children of their own age. 

Every day at our Sunderland nursery is one full of learning, exploration, and excitement. The rooms and our outdoor space are equipped with toys and activities designed to keep young minds happy and engaged. 

We also look to prepare kids for the next big milestone - primary school. All of our team follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum. You'll be able to keep up to date with every step through our ParentZone app through our regular updates.  

Want to learn more about our Doxford Park nursery in Sunderland? Book your visit today - we can't wait to welcome you to our Busy Bees family! 

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

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees at Sunderland, Doxford

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

Glanville Road

Doxford Business Park



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Natalie Moore - Centre Director

Natalie Moore

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Sunderland, Doxford

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

Here at Busy Bees Sunderland, Doxford Park, we know just how important it is for children to enjoy a healthy and balanced diet - especially at a time when they're growing fast. While your little one is with us, you can rest assured they'll get to enjoy regular drinks, snacks, and meals from our NHS Startwell-accredited menu. 

Our menu features nutrient-packed options, all created with kids in mind. We swap the menus seasonally too, so there's always something new and delicious to discover. All of the snacks and meals are prepared on-site at the nursery by our talented chef. And want to know the best part? It doesn't cost any extra - it's all included in your nursery fees. 

You don't have to worry if your child has any specific dietary requirements or is affected by allergies either. We can adjust the food and drink they receive - simply speak to your Centre Director for more information. 

Keen to take a peek at what your child might enjoy on a typical day with us? Here's a small 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. 


Vegetable nuggets with root vegetable mash and reduced salt and sugar baked beans. Peached with a mixed berry sauce 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

Vegetable sticks with humus and cucumber and cheese savoury sandwiches. 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 Sunderland 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.

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


Ashleigh H.


"My daughter really enjoys going to this nursery, the nursery has a nice feel and the staff are great, really friendly and helpful"

Natallia S.


"We absolutely love Busy Bee’s Nursery, our daughter has progressed so much whilst being there and she loves all the staff. The staff are brilliant and are so accommodating and helpful "

Adelle R.


"The staff are lovely and has made it so easy for my daughter to settle into nursery. I am really pleased we chose Busy Bees."

Lauren C.


"Brilliant. Our daughter has learned so much from this nursery. The staff members are lovely and have really helped us with the difficult transition of our child going to nursery. Lovely seeing photos coming through while im at work seeing her enjoying herself with her little friends."

Charlotte W.


"Fabulous nursery who have looked after both my daughter and now son and have maintained their friendly caring approach despite all the challenges of working in a pandemic - a credit to the busy bees organisation!"