40 Years of Busy Bees


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Rated Good by Ofsted

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Busy Bees


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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01842 752757

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Busy Bees Thetford is pleasantly located close to the A11, near to nature walks, and green spaces. We are very lucky that the children are able to make the most of the forest surroundings on outings in which this develops the children’s knowledge about nature in addition to having fun, becoming aware of the environment and developing motor skills.

The beautiful nursery is a two-storey building accommodating 4 base rooms. The ground floor Pre-School room has direct access to a vast garden space. We also have a sensory garden; plants showcasing different smells and textures, pear tree, willow dome mud kitchen, nature area and a digging pit which the children love to explore. 

Our amazing staff team ensure that children are both inspired and happy providing the best start in life for every child.

We cannot wait to welcome you to the Busy Bees family!

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees at Thetford

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

Busy Bees at Thetford

Mallow Road



IP24 2YD

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Amanda - Centre Director


Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Thetford

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

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


Jack B.


"What a Fantastic nursery we are very impressed with the overall experience busy bees Thetford gives. Our daughter has thrived in the setting with excellent staff who are always happy and smiley on arrival and on pick up. They keep us upto date with our daughters day with all her learning and playing via the app, with in-depth detailed activity logs and meal logs. Amanda who is great with the whole process and is always there to help if we need it. Busy bees is the Best nursery in Thetford by a country mile. We will always recommend busy bees Thetford to friends and family. "

Karine K.


"Depending on who is looking after my child depends on the level of care they receive. My child has had some great key workers and been looked after very well. Some staff there is lack of care and in some cases negligence,which makes me less confident of the nursery as a whole. "

Oana B.


"The best nursery , very professional and caring staff!"

Anna S.


"I am so incredibly grateful to all the staff that have looked after my little boy at Busy Bees in Thetford. We know he is safe and cared for there; all the staff are very professional and polite. I have loved that they have also followed Eli’s interests and reflected these in activities at nursery. Thank you so much to you all for your hard work and evident love of the children. "

Natalie L.


"Great nursery, daughter loves going and has learnt so much in the short time she has been there. Staff are always friendly and professional and the building is safe and secure."