40 Years of Busy Bees

WELCOME TO BUSY BEES

Nursery in
Welwyn Garden City

Rated Outstanding by Ofsted

12 Reviews

Busy Bees

READY TO TAKE YOUR FIRST STEPS?

Book your visit today Use our funding calculator

New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01707 393380

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:30 Mon - Fri

Are you searching for top-notch childcare in Welwyn Garden City? Look no further than Busy Bees, where we provide a nurturing environment for all children to flourish and thrive. Our nursery is the perfect place for your little one to grow, learn, and have fun. 

We understand that each child is unique and develops at their own pace. That's why our nursery boasts multiple rooms, each tailored to suit different age groups and development stages, creating an environment that stimulates learning and encourages creativity at all stages. 

Rest assured, our dedicated staff are passionate about nurturing each child's unique talents and supporting their growth and development. With our guidance and support, your child will be well-prepared and confident as they take the next steps in their educational journey.  

Everything we do at our day nursery in Welwyn Garden City is geared towards providing the very best for your little ones. That's why we take pride in offering your child delicious and nutritious meals crafted by our onsite chef, following NHS accredited menus. These nutritious meals are designed to fuel your little ones for a world of adventure and ensure they have the energy and nourishment they need to thrive each day. 

With so much to love about our nursery, from thrilling adventures in messy plays to captivating storytelling that sparks your child's imagination, there is simply nowhere better than Busy Bees at Welwyn Garden City. Book a visit today and embark on your child’s exciting journey with us! 

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

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees in Welwyn Garden City

We understand that parents and carers lead busy lives, and we want to do everything possible to help. That’s why Busy Bees in Welwyn Garden City 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 in Welwyn Garden City

Unit 1-2 Kestrel Way

Shire Park

Welwyn Garden City

AL7 1TN

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Emma Watt - Centre Director

Emma Watt

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees in Welwyn Garden City

Here's a snapshot of just some of the wonderful facilities we offer at our Day Nursery in Welwyn Garden City. 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.

CCTV
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 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 3 to 4 years, please speak to the Centre Director for more information.

Teacher
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.

ParentZone
We keep families informed through ParentZone, an online learning journal platform, which can be accessed via a smartphone app.

UP
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 in Welwyn Garden City

At Busy Bees, we understand the importance of promoting healthy eating habits early on in life. That’s why we ensure all the food and drink we serve is nutritionally balanced. 

During your child’s typical day at our Welwyn Garden City nursery, they’ll enjoy regular meals and refreshments from our NHS Startwell-accredited menu. 

There’s nothing extra to pay for this – it’s all included in your nursery fees. Everything is freshly prepared on the day by our talented on-site nursery chef. And if your child has any specific dietary requirements, don’t worry – we can account for their needs. Speak to your Centre Director for more information. 

Want a taster from our menu at Busy Bees in Welwyn Garden City? 

Breakfast  

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. 

Lunch  

Chicken goujons (vegetarian option: vegetable croquettes) served with homemade baked beans, mixed potato wedges and a cup of water. Followed by pears for dessert. 

Afternoon Snack  

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

Early Evening Snack 

Cheese twists to start, followed by spring vegetable soup 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 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 Welwyn Garden City 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 Welwyn Garden City Location

Our nursery is conveniently situated in the heart of Welwyn Garden City, just a short distance from the A1 (M) at Junction 6. This prime location offers easy access for families living in and around the area. 

For your convenience, there is ample parking available right on-site, ensuring that drop-offs and pick-ups are smooth and hassle-free.  

Additionally, if you prefer to use public transportation, there is a nearby bus stop on Kestrel Way, serviced by routes 314, 315, and 403. This accessibility makes it simple for families to reach our nursery in Welwyn Garden City, providing even more convenience and flexibility in your childcare routine. 

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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 Welwyn Garden City. Book a visit today to arrange a personal tour to see Busy Bees Nursery Welwyn Garden City for yourself.

Reviews

Yasmin H.

04/01/2024

"The staff are very friendly and take such great care of the children. "


Emily F.

11/10/2023

"Amazing nursery! Amazing staff! Personal and professional. Great facilities, activities and meals. All inclusive resort for our baby. Can't fault them. Moving only due to closer nursery became available after 1y waiting list"


Eneyi K.

18/07/2023

"Excellent services"


Ignacio M.

29/03/2023

"Very experienced and really friendly staff. It's obvious that they like what they do. They have amazing facilities, activities and food menus. They carefully monitor each child and give great oversight reports to the parents. The support is flexible and highly adapted to each one needs. I can't recommend this nursery enough! Really impressed and satisfied. Big Thank you."


Caroline W.

22/02/2023

"Brilliant nursery , lovely staff, caring and my daughter loves going here. "