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Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Are you searching for quality childcare in Coventry? Look no further! Busy Bees at University Hospital is a leading nursery and preschool that provides an exceptional nurturing environment for children to reach their full potential. We are proud to be recognised as an Outstanding Ofsted provider, ensuring that your child receives the highest quality care and education. 

Step into our bright and airy rooms, and you'll discover an abundance of activities and learning resources tailored to suit each age group. Our carefully designed spaces are brimming with opportunities for your child to explore, learn, and grow. With so much on offer for your child to enjoy, their mind and body will stay stimulated every day. 

At Busy Bees, we understand the importance of outdoor play and adventure. That's why we've created a large garden area where children can continue to discover their independence, explore their imagination, whilst taking on safe and exciting challenges.  

Rest assured your little one will be fully supported throughout their development journey, as our qualified and experienced practitioners go the extra mile to provide every child with the best start in life. So, whether your little one is preparing to take their first steps or getting ready for the next key stage in their development, we're here to guide them every step of the way. 

Ready to embark on this exciting journey with Busy Bees at University Hospital? Book a visit today and discover how we can provide your child with a stimulating environment where they can unleash their full potential. 

Interested in learning more about our nursery in Coventry? You can find everything you need to know in our Parent Pack.   

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees at University Hospital

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

Walsgrave University Hospital

Clifford Bridge Road



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Claire Shaw - Centre Director

Claire Shaw

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at University Hospital

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

At Busy Bees University Hospital, we understand the importance of making sure children get the right nourishment to support good growth and development. At our Coventry day nursery, children receive all meals, drinks, and snacks as part of the fees you pay.   

The menus work on a week-by-week basis and are varied and changed seasonally. Does your child have any specific dietary requirements or allergies? Get in touch with the Centre Director - who will be happy to discuss other safe alternatives for your child.   

Get a taste of what your child could expect to eat while at our nursery in Coventry: 


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.  


Mango chutney with naan bread dippers. Followed by salmon and vegetable curry or mixed vegetable curry with 50/50 rice. Served with a cup of water.  

Afternoon Snack 

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

Early Evening Snack 

Chef's choice of soup - minestrone or carrot and coriander. Fruit salad for dessert. Served with a cup of water. 

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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 Coventry 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 Coventry Location

Busy Bees at University Hospital nursery is conveniently located on the grounds of Walsgrave University Hospital, just a 10-minute drive from the centre of Coventry.  

For those arriving by car, our nursery is located just off the M69 and M6 at Junction 2, making it the perfect location for those commuting. There is also car parking available on-site for safe and seamless drop-offs and collections. 

Arriving via public transport? This is a bus stop a short walk away at Caludon Centre (Stop WG), serving routes 9 platinum electric, 17, and 17A. 

This makes it easy for parents to get to and from the nursery, regardless of their mode of transportation. 

Find the exact location of Busy Bees at University Hospital 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 Coventry. Book a visit today to arrange a personal tour to see Busy Bees Nursery Coventry for yourself.


Krista B.


"Nice place, my daughter wants to go there even hours before her sessions and then in evenings have to convince it’s time to go home"

Kawthar Adenike A.


"Inclusive, diverse and culturally accommodating services"

Emma T.


"Such a lovely environment for the children. Staff are enthusiastic and so helpful and we couldn’t recommend BusyBees enough! "

Vanessa R.


"Brilliant staff very welcoming and helpful"

Hayley B.


"Great nursery, excellent food and a really friendly environment my son absolutely loves it and is happy to go in "