40 Years of Busy Bees


Nursery in
Thames Ditton

Rated Good by Ofsted

3 Reviews

Busy Bees


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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 020 8398 9491

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Looking for a nursery in Thames Ditton that will provide your child with excellent education foundations? Busy Bees Thames Ditton could be the perfect location for your little one. 

Our beautiful nursery is situated within walking distance to Thames Ditton train station, with direct trains to London and within walking distance to the local village. 

We have excellent links within the local community and have great relationships with all local schools, making the big move up to primary education a seamless one!

Our bright and spacious Thames Ditton nursery is divided up into three rooms. Each room is tailored to different age ranges, ensuring your child will be developing at the same pace as their friends.

Our outdoor space is something we’re extremely proud of, and something we encourage the children to use as much as possible. The garden runs around the whole building also offering shaded outdoor space for each age group and plenty of opportunities to explore and learn through play. 

The long-standing team has welcomed and nurtured many children through the doors of our Thames Ditton preschool, and we cannot wait for you to come and visit too! Book a visit today! 


Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees in Thames Ditton

We understand that parents and carers lead busy lives, and we want to do everything possible to help. That’s why Busy Bees in Thames Ditton 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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Jade Nagle - Centre Director

Jade Nagle

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees in Thames Ditton

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

Getting good, healthy, and nutritious food is something we care about at Busy Bees Thames Ditton. Not only does providing healthy food in a nursery set the foundation for healthy eating habits, but it’s also super important to fuel good growth and development.  

The fees you pay are inclusive of all meals, drinks, and snacks, which are also prepared on-site by our nursery chef. 

Get a taste of what your child could enjoy in a day spent with us at our Thames Ditton nursery. 


Fresh fruit with a selection of cereal or porridge.  

Morning Snack

Fresh fruit with wholemeal toast or baked goods, with a drink of milk or water. 


Cheese straws followed by either chicken pasta or blackeye beans and vegetable pasta with green beans, with a drink of water. 

Afternoon Snack

Fresh fruit or vegetable sticks with a drink of milk or water. 

Early Evening Snack

Baked beans on toast followed by rice pudding with apple sauce, with a drink of water. 

Want to learn more about how we promote positive eating habits at our Busy Bees nursery? Follow the link below for more information and to read our NHS-accredited menu in full on our ‘Eating Well’ page. 

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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 Thames Ditton 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 Thames Ditton Location

You’ll find our Thames Ditton nursery on Mercer Close, which is a short walk or car journey from the centre of Thames Ditton. 

Travelling to us via public transport? There are several bus stops a short walk from our nursery, including one just off Giggs Hill Road.  

We have a handy buggy store for parents to use, allowing them to leave bulky strollers or pushchairs ready for collection time.  

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


Elena M.


"Our son has been at Busy Bees for two years now and loves it! All the nursery teachers are fantastic and have supported him from the start. Ellie the manager also knows every child in the nursery and ensures they are well throughout the day. All in all, a caring and supportive environment for every child. There's also less turnover of staff than in nearby nurseries which shows staff are happy working there (in some cases for more than 10 and 20 years!)"

Rebecca O.


"The staff at Busy Bees in Thames Ditton are the BEST. My son has been there for a year now and has learnt so much and is very happy. He misses it when he is not there and comes home happy at the end of each day. Only positive feedback from me and I would highly recommend it to others too."

Kirsty T.


"Staff are great. Really care for the children and make the days fun "