40 Years of Busy Bees


Nursery in
Bishops Stortford

Rated Good by Ofsted

8 Reviews

Busy Bees


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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01279 654 830

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:30 Mon - Fri

Welcome to Busy Bees Thorley Park. We look to unlock your little one's potential by setting them up with a lifelong desire to learn. Our purpose-built preschool in Bishop's Stortford provides tailored childcare for babies, toddlers and preschool-age children. We have light, airy rooms that provide a warm welcoming environment. 

These rooms are split into age ranges, which allows children to develop alongside those at a similar level in their learning journey. Each one has access to a wide variety of toys and activities designed to spark imaginations into life - from dedicated art tables to reading nooks to role-play kitchens for little chefs. 

Our nursery also has an outdoor space, where the children are free to explore and enjoy themselves. With trikes, scooters and benches (for those who prefer some quiet time), there's something for every child. 

We understand just how busy life can be for parents, and we're here to help make life easier for you. Which is why your child will also have access to regular snacks, drinks and meals while they're with us, giving you one less thing to worry about in the morning.

Want to discover the facilities at our preschool in Bishop's Stortford? Book your visit today! 

Please note: this page is for our Busy Bees nursery at Thorley Park. If you're looking for our Bishop's Stortford nursery, please visit this page. 

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees at Thorley Park

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

16 The Thorley Centre

Thorley Park

Bishop's Stortford


CM23 4EG

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Stacy Kersey - Centre Director

Stacy Kersey

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Thorley Park

Here's a snapshot of just some of the wonderful facilities we offer at our Day Nursery in Bishops Stortford. 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 Thorley Park

 Here, at our Busy Bees nursery in Thorley Park, we understand the importance of a nutritionally balanced diet for children. That's why we look to encourage healthy eating habits. During your child's day at our preschool in Bishop's Stortford, they'll receive regular snacks, meals and drinks from our NHS Startwell-accredited menu. 

We have an on-site nursery chef who freshly prepares the food each day, using local produce where possible. And best of all? You don't have to pay any extra for it. It's all included in your nursery fees! 

Get a taster of what your little one might get to enjoy on a normal day at our nursery. 


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. 


Fish cake or homemade sweet potato burger with new potatoes, peas and homemade tomato ketchup. Banana and yoghurt 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

Corn on the cob, followed by homemade spaghetti on a toasted muffin. Served with a cup of water. 

Do you have any concerns about your child's needs, or do they have any specific dietary requirements? Simply speak to your Centre Director, and they'll be more than happy to discuss safe alternatives. Find out more about Eating Well at Busy Bees by clicking below. 

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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 Bishops Stortford 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 Bishops Stortford Location

You'll find our nursery just under a five-minute drive away from Bishop's Stortford town centre, and five-minutes from Thorley - we're next door to Sainsbury's Thorley Superstore. 

Looking to reach us by public transport? The Sainsbury's bus stop (served by 308 and 309 buses) and Thorley Park, The Thorley Centre bus stop (served by 308 and 309 buses) are just a five-minute walk away from our centre's front door. 

Finding locating Thorley preschool near Bishop’s Stortford a bit of a challenge? Don't worry - try using the what3words app on your smartphone. 

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


Bridie M.


"Amazing team, so friendly and amazing woth my kids. "

Vicky H.


"Lovely ladies and very approachable. All my children love the nursery. "

Hannah C.


"My daughter has loved her time at Busy Bees Thorley and it has given her the best start before school. Stacy and her team are amazing. Thank you "

Natasha C.


"Brilliant nursery who provide amazing care and activities to my children. Great communication. I would definitely recommend them to others!!"

Jennie D.


"My Daughter has been nothing but happy over the past year, the care that the staff give is exceptional! "