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Busy Bees


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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01235 833325

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Welcome to Busy Bees at Bramleys Day Nursery Ardington, a purpose-built nursery near you, offering exceptional childcare in Ardington.

Our dedicated team of highly qualified professionals are here to support your child's development and ensure they receive the very best start in life.  

We believe in making every day an exciting adventure, so no matter what your child’s needs and interests are, there is something for every child to enjoy! From arts and crafts to sensory exploration, we offer a range of engaging experiences that inspire imagination and creativity. 

Our nursery boasts a large garden area, with base rooms that lead into individual gardens, allowing a seamless free flow system between indoor and outdoor play. With so much for the children to enjoy, we are proud to offer outdoor yoga sessions with Buzz, providing a holistic experience that promotes physical well-being, mindfulness, and relaxation for children. 

And the fun does not stop there! Situated in a beautiful woodland location, we embrace nature through exciting Welly Walks. Children have the opportunity to explore the outdoors, discover the wonders of the woodland, and develop a sense of appreciation for the environment. 

To extend the fun and learning beyond the nursery, we offer our 'UP' app. Here you can find resources, activities, information, and advice on how to support your child with their learning and development at home.  

So, if you’re looking for a nursery in Ardington which provides a fun-filled environment for your little one to learn, develop and thrive, then book a visit with us today!  

Pebble flexible childcare at Bramleys Day Nursery Ardington

We understand that parents and carers lead busy lives, and we want to do everything possible to help. That’s why Bramleys Day Nursery Ardington 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

Bramleys Day Nursery Ardington

Masons Court



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Sarah Pitts - Centre Director

Sarah Pitts

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Bramleys Day Nursery Ardington

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

We understand the importance of making sure children get the right nourishment to support good growth and development. At our Ardington 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 Ardington: 


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. 


Garlic bread, followed by seaside pasta bake (vegetarian option: veggie pasta bake) served with green beans, sweetcorn and a cup of water.  

Afternoon Snack  

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

Early Evening Snack 

A selection of pitta pockets for the children to choose from, served with coleslaw and a cup of water. Followed with fresh fruit 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 Wantage 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 Wantage Location

You will find our nursery in Ardington on Mason’s Court, just a 5-minute drive from Wantage town.  

Our nursery offers the convenience of an onsite car park, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free experience. You can trust that your child's arrival and departure will be secure and convenient, providing you with peace of mind. 

Arriving via public transport? There is a bus stop on Ardington Turn just a 5-minute walk from the nursery, serving routes 34 city, BB4 and X32 Connector.  

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


Natasha W.


"Very good with my little girl, she loves it there!"

Alison S.


"Wouldn’t consider anywhere else to care for my daughter, can’t fault the place! "

Emily C.


"Fantastic staff who take great care of our daughter. Highly recommend."

Sarah Jane M.


"My children are happy at Bramleys. The staff are friendly and interested in my children and their wellbeing. However, I've had multiple administrative issues and the staff team, as well as the management, keeps changing which is disconcerting. "

Danielle A.


"A lovely nursery providing excellent childcare. All staff are incredibly friendly and my son cannot wait to attend each week. "