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Busy Bees


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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 0191 5239919

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Busy Bees Ryhope Village nursery is an OUTSTANDING purpose built nursery situated within Ryhope Village between St Paul’s School and Ryhope Engines Museum.

We provide high quality childcare for children from birth to 5 years old. We have a total of 4 rooms which offer childcare for different age ranges. With the addition of a dining room, which our older children use for lunch and tea. All rooms have their very own gardens too. Within in each room we have a key worker system in which each child is given a key person. The key person is responsible for your child’s daily care and education needs, ensuring your child progresses and achieves their full potential and is most importantly happy and settled, ready to learn.

Not sure if Busy Bees Sunderland Ryhope Village 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 Ryhope Village

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 Ryhope Village 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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Katrina Miller - Centre Director

Katrina Miller

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Sunderland Ryhope Village

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 Ryhope Village

Fees include all meals, drinks and snacks prepared on site by our nursery chef.

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Food Menu

Take a peek at our NHS accredited menus below.

If you'd like to speak to someone about your child's diet, talk to your centre director.

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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.


Rebekah W.


"Since my son started at busy bees in September 2022, he has had the best experience and care given from the staff. They engage with his interests and show genuine love and care for him. Returning to work was such a scary thing for me but busy bees have made it so much easier. He looks forward to nursery and seeing his friends as well as the staff. A special shout out to Becca who has been with him through 2 of the rooms and she has worked so hard with him and I don’t know how she opens the door every day with a smile and remembers everything he’s done that day. She really makes his day! Thank you for all your hard work it doesn’t go unnoticed from this happy mam! "

Yasmin F.


"Our daughter has attended Busy Bees for the last year and she couldn’t be happier. Socially, she’s made so many friends (including staff) and has came on leaps and bounds with her social interactions with everyone around her. Developmentally, we have witnessed her come home from nursery learning new things every day. Many of the staff have their own children attending the nursery, so the care and compassion they show their own children at home is always reflected towards those attending Busy Bees. We couldn’t have asked for a better environment for our daughter! "

Gemma A.



Rachel U.


"Feel safe and comfortable leaving our child here. He is always happy here and enjoys himself. Communication with staff is great and also they are nice to our child's older brother when he comes at pick up time. Staff are always happy to help. We can see a big improvement in our child's development from the day he started here. "

Robyn F.


"The best nursery we could have ever picked for our daughter. They have been so accommodating with my shifts as they change weekly. Katrina is an excellent manager always answering our queries and making us feel at ease. The girls are amazing, always keeping us up to date with what our daughter has been up too and how she is developing her skills at nursery. We could not pick one fault with busy bees ryhope, we’ve been so lucky we were recommended this nursery."