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Busy Bees


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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01375 482277

Opening Times:

From 07:00 to 19:00 Mon - Fri

Welcome to Busy Bees at Chafford Hundred – where every day is an exciting adventure! As the go-to destination for quality childcare in Grays, our warm and welcoming environment provides endless opportunities for children to flourish and thrive. 

Our nursery is thoughtfully crafted, with each room tailored to suit specific age groups, creating an atmosphere that encourages learning, creativity, and social development for all children. Rest assured, your child will experience a world of endless opportunities to explore, play, and grow. 

At Busy Bees, we understand the importance of nutrition in early development. That's why we have an onsite chef dedicated to preparing nutritious and delicious meals and snacks. Our menus are accredited by the NHS, ensuring that your child receives the best in healthy, balanced, and tasty options to fuel their day of exploration and learning. 

We're here to give your child the very best start in life, supporting them every step of the way, and for parents who want to stay connected with their child's adventures, our ParentZone app is your window into their day.  

So, if you’re looking for a nursery in Grays, where your child can unleash their full potential, then book a visit today and discover the joy of quality childcare at Busy Bees Chafford Hundred.  

Interested in learning more about Busy Bees at Chafford Hundred? You can find everything you need to know in our Parent Pack.   

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees at Chafford Hundred

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

Drake Road

Chafford Hundred



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Laura Lindsay - Centre Director

Laura Lindsay

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at Chafford Hundred

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

At our day nursery in Grays, we provide snacks, meals, and drinks for your child during their day with us, all of which are included in your nursery fees. 

Ensuring children have access to nutritious meals is essential for their busy days. Our seasonal menus, accredited by the NHS, are not only delicious but also packed with the natural goodness essential for growing children. These menus feature locally sourced ingredients and are meticulously prepared on-site by our skilled nursery chef.  

If your child has specific dietary requirements or allergies, our chef is more than willing to accommodate. Just reach out to your Centre Manager to find out more. 

On a typical day at Busy Bees Chafford Hundred, your child might enjoy: 


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. 


Cheese flan served with homemade baked beans and a cup of water. Followed with jelly and ice cream for dessert.  

Afternoon Snack  

Fresh fruit or vegetable sticks served with a cup of milk or water. 

Early Evening Snack 

Pasta salad, served with a cup of water, and mixed berries for dessert. 

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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 Grays 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 Grays Location

Busy Bees Chafford Hundred is situated in Grays on Drake Road, providing a central and accessible location.  

You will find our nursery, a 10-minute drive from the M25 at junction 30, making it an ideal choice for commuting families seeking convenience in their daily travels. Onsite parking further enhances accessibility, ensuring a hassle-free experience for both drop-offs and pick-ups. 

Arriving via public transport? There is a nearby bus stop at the medical center, just a short walk away, serving route 33. This connectivity offers an easy and efficient way for families to navigate the local area. Additionally, Chafford Hundred train station is within a 25-minute walking distance, providing an alternative commuting option for those arriving by train. 

Find the exact location of Busy Bees at Chafford Hundred by using our What3Words:


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


Rebecca O.


"Overall the staff are amazing, very friendly and welcoming. Management are always available to answer questions. Great open door policy. However, the cleanliness of the centre could be better. This begins from the small reception area, stairwell, corridor to the rooms. "

Chloe O.


"Very pleased. Love all the ladies. "

Charlie M.


"All the staff at busy bees are very friendly and helpful. My daughter is always happy after school and says how much fun she’s had. "

Lizz O.


"Busy bees drake road has been such an amazing experience. All of the staff are so attentive to our son, not just his key worker, and have really helped us feel comfortable leaving our first child at nursery. The office ladies are lovely too, always stopping to chat and keeping us properly updated. I would highly recommend to anyone in the area "

Deepika G.


"Very happy child"