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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

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Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Are you looking for excellent childcare in Wantage, where your child can learn, flourish and thrive? Then our Busy Bees Rockwell House Day Nursery could be the perfect choice for you.  

We understand that finding quality childcare is a top priority for parents. Which is why we're dedicated to providing exceptional care and education tailored to meet the needs of every child. With a plethora of activities and resources available, there is something on offer for every child to enjoy at our nursery in Wantage.  

In addition to our indoor activities, our large garden area offers a perfect setting for outdoor adventures. With supervised play and safe risks, children can experience the wonders of nature and develop their physical skills. 

Is your little one getting ready for the next steps in their educational journey? Within our Preschool we provide proactive learning experiences that prepare children for their next key stage. With the support of our dedicated nursery team, they'll be ready to conquer new milestones and challenges with confidence. 

You can stay connected and up to date with what your little one is getting up to through our 'ParentZone' app. Through the app you will receive regular updates on your child's progress and stay informed about the exciting adventures they're experiencing at the nursery. 

Want to learn more about what we have to offer at our nursery in Wantage and meet the friendly team? Book a visit today and join us in providing your child with a stimulating and enriching experience at Busy Bees Rockwell House Day Nursery in Wantage. 

Pebble flexible childcare at Rockwell House Day Nursery

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

Rockwell House Day Nursery

Wallingford Street



OX12 8AZ

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Lisa Freeman - Centre Director

Lisa Freeman

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Rockwell House Day Nursery

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 Rockwell House Day Nursery

At Busy Bees Rockwell House Day Nursery, we understand the importance of providing nutritious meals for your little ones. That's why we offer delicious food and drinks filled with goodness throughout the day. Our carefully crafted menus put new twists on childhood favourites while promoting healthy eating. Accredited by NHS Startwell, our seasonal menus provide plenty of opportunities to try something new. 

All meals, snacks and drinks are freshly prepared, on-site, each day, by our talented nursery chef. And want to know the very best bit? It is all included in your fees - so, there is no extra cost involved.  

Get a taster of what your child might get to enjoy on a typical day at our nursery in Wantage: 


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. 


Lamb or Quorn dinner served with root vegetable mash, green beans and a cup of water. Followed with pears for dessert.  

Afternoon Snack  

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

Early Evening Snack 

Mini ploughman's or vegetarian ploughman’s served with chutney and a cup of water. Followed by orange and sultanas for dessert.   

Does your child suffer from allergies or have any specific dietary requirements? Speak with the Centre Director who will be happy to discuss other safe and tasty alternatives.  

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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

Located in the heart of Wantage on Wallingford Street, you will find Busy Bees Rockwell House Day Nursery in a convenient and accessible location. For commuting families, the A34 is just a 10-minute drive away, and the M4 at Junction 14 is only a 20-minute drive from the nursery. We offer onsite parking, ensuring safe and easy drop-offs and collections if you're arriving by car. 

For those using public transport, a bus stop is just a 2-minute walk away on Seesen Way, serving bus routes BB4, NS9, and S9. Whether you're driving or taking public transport, Busy Bees Rockwell House Day Nursery is easily reachable, providing a stress-free journey for you and your little ones. 

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


Trese T.


"Great albeit junior team who’ve had a huge turnover of staff and as a parent, I would like to be able to come into the setting and see the environment and visit the rooms more often. The impact of turnover has been intense for the little one and so being able to interact and observe inside the nursery allows both parties to feel more collaborative "

Sophie L.


"Both our boys love attending nursery here, all staff are brilliant and we get lovely feedback of what they’ve been up to. "

Sophie T.


"Sophie trafford, The team are AMAZING, my son loves his nursery days and has came on leaps and bounds. The team are friendly, kind and approachable. Always happy to help and always receive a great handover. The app is a lovely touch too, to be able to log on and see what he’s been up to is very reassuring and exciting. "

Katie D.


"My children love going to Rockwell and are clearly well supported in learning and progressing and the staff are so kind"

Linda G.


"Gave it three because the people are fab, especially Trudy! Just not been allowed to see inside the nursery since my little one started over a year ago, and have never had the opportunity to try any of the food on offer to my child."