40 Years of Busy Bees


Nursery in
Bury St Edmunds

Rated Good by Ofsted

7 Reviews

Busy Bees


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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01284 829980

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Our one-storey, purpose-built nursery in Bury St Edmunds is set in a peaceful wooded area on the site of West Suffolk Hospital, with ample convenient parking available.

Each of the six spacious and bright rooms are thoughtfully planned out to allow the children to explore the activities and resources on offer. Our delightful childcare setting provides stimulating and exciting learning environments helping them to grow, develop and prepare them for their journey from nursery to school.

We are proud of the resources on offer within our nursery, including our wall-mounted smart boards, which allow our staff to deliver activities in a fun and interactive way – the children at or Bury St Edmunds nursery love it!

The onsite Chef at our West Suffolk nursery prepares healthy and fresh meals daily, and our delicious menus are accredited by the NHS - to keep little tummies happy.

Our friendly and supportive staff are here to help you every step of the way through your childcare journey and cannot wait to offer you a warm welcome to the Busy Bees family! Book a visit today.

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees at West Suffolk 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 West Suffolk 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

Busy Bees at West Suffolk Hospital

Macmillan Way

off Hardwick Lane

Bury St Edmunds


IP33 2GJ

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Laura Knowles - Centre Director

Laura Knowles

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees at West Suffolk Hospital

Here's a snapshot of just some of the wonderful facilities we offer at our Day Nursery in Bury St Edmunds. 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 West Suffolk Hospital

At our West Suffolk hospital nursery, our fees are inclusive of all meals, drinks and snacks which are prepared on-site by our nursery chef. Any dietary requirements or allergies can be catered for, please contact the Centre Director who will be happy to discuss other delicious alternatives for your child.

At Busy Bees, we understand the importance of a healthy, balanced diet, and the impact that nutritious food can have on children’s health and well-being. Here is a short sample of what you could expect your child to eat at our Busy Bees nursery in Bury St Edmunds:


Seasonal fresh fruit with a selection of cereal or porridge.


Seasonal fresh fruit, wholemeal toast or other baked goods, with a drink of either milk or water.


Lancashire or Lentil hotpot, served with cabbage and carrots, followed by a banana, with a drink of water.

Afternoon Snack

Seasonal fresh fruit or vegetable sticks, with a drink of either milk or water.

Early Evening Snack

Melon starter, followed by a turkey and cranberry toastie or a cheese and onion toastie with cucumber sticks, with a drink of water.

Learn more about how we encourage eating well at our West Suffolk Hospital nursery and read our NHS accredited menu in full by clicking the link below.

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Getting Outdoors

At our Suffolk nursery, the children have access to two lovely, secure outdoor play areas, adapted to the various ages and stages to promote learning and adventure through play.

Our highly trained staff are always on hand to guide and encourage the children to take safe risks while playing outdoors to further develop their courage and imagination.

Within the outdoor areas you’ll find exciting resources such as climbing frames, building blocks, cars, bikes and balls, among many other things.

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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 Bury St Edmunds 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 Bury St Edmunds Location

Our Busy Bees nursery in Bury St Edmunds is conveniently located within the grounds of the West Suffolk NHS Hospital. Surrounded by peaceful wooded area, our nursery offers a serene and secure environment for your child to enjoy. The nursery is within close driving distance of both the A143 and the A134 and is approximately a 15-minute drive to central Bury St Edmunds. The closest rail links are at Bury St Edmunds, which is approximately a 12-minute drive from our West Suffolk nursery. There is ample secure parking for easy collection and drop off.

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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 Bury St Edmunds. Book a visit today to arrange a personal tour to see Busy Bees Nursery Bury St Edmunds for yourself.


Nicole G.


"Great place for my daughter she has progressed so much in the year she has been there "

Danielle O.


"Super impressed, always clean and my child has come on leaps and bounds. Staff (especially Emma the manager) are incredible "

Alison S.


"Friendly and kind staff Lots of activities for my child Nursery - parent contact via the app is great "

Robert Y.


"We are so happy with busy Bee. Our boy Ethan loves going to the nursery everyday. The girls in the nursery are very friendly and happy. Was have a smile on their faces. Couldn’t be happier. "

Davinia B.


"Helpful friendly staff "