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Rated Outstanding by Ofsted

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Busy Bees


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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

Existing parent? Call 01904 674762

Opening Times:

From 07:30 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

From imaginative role play to exploring nature, textures, smells, and sounds, - there’s something for every child to explore at our Busy Bees York nursery. We ’re extremely proud of our excellent range of activities and resources. They’re all carefully planned and organised to ensure your child gets the very best out of their time spent at our York nursery.  

Our experienced and supportive nursery team makes sure children are having fun while learning through play, in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, providing the perfect springboard for the next step in their journey to primary school.  

Never miss a moment, with our ParentZone app, a fantastic means of staying in the loop with your child’s progress., Regularly updated by keyworkers with photos and comments, it provides information on key milestones they’re hitting, as well as fun updates of time spent with friends.  

Interested in learning more about our excellent day nursery in York? Read through the facilities below, or get in touch to book a visit with our friendly Centre Director. 

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees in York

We understand that parents and carers lead busy lives, and we want to do everything possible to help. That’s why Busy Bees in York 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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Cheryl Flintoff - Centre Director

Cheryl Flintoff

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees in York

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

At Busy Bees, we like to make parents’ lives as easy as possible! We include all meals, drinks, and snacks within the fees you pay, so you can have peace of mind that your child is receiving delicious and nutritious food to support their growth and development.  

All food and drinks are prepared on-site by our nursery chef. Does your child have any dietary requirements or allergies? No problem, just speak with our Centre Director who will be happy to discuss other safe and tasty alternatives. . 

Get a taste of what your child may eat while at our York day nursery:  


Fresh fruit with a selection of cereal or porridge. 

Morning Snack

Fresh fruit with wholemeal toast or baked goods, with a drink of milk or water. 


Tuna pasta bake or mixed bean and vegetable bake with peas or sweetcorn, followed by fresh fruit salad with a drink of water. 

Afternoon Snack

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

Early Evening Snack

Herby mixed potato wedges and roasted red peppers with ranch dip followed by apple and sultanas, with a drink of water. 

Explore the ways Busy Bees encourages healthy eating and read our NHS-accredited menu in full on our ‘Eating Well’ page,  

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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 York 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 York Location

You’ll find our York pre-school on Eccles Close in Rawcliffe,. wWith convenience in mind, we’ve got onsite car parking for parents to allow for safe and easy collection and drop off at the nursery.  

Travelling to the nursery via public transport? No problem! There are multiple buses servicing the local area. One of the nearest bus stops is on the A19, just a few minutes’ walk from the doors of the nursery.  

Find the exact location of Busy Bees in York 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 York. Book a visit today to arrange a personal tour to see Busy Bees Nursery York for yourself.


Laura A.


"Overall good - we do have quite a few misplaced items of clothing (sent home in other children’s bags). This happens often. Recent move of rooms has caused issues - our little girl is now not sleeping much in her toddler room due to being in the room next too (no solid wall so very loud) the baby room - impacting her on an evening when she gets home. The staff are brilliant - Naomi , Molly, Lauren, Paula and Brooke in pre toddlers are great. We have very informed hand overs. "

Lucy A.


"Our little girl has just finished in the pre-toddler room and moved to the toddler room. We have been so happy with the level of care and the different activities to help develop our little girls motor skills, language and communication and her confidence. We have also enjoyed the Mother’s Day celebrations and daddy stay and play day. The staff are wonderful, led by a really caring director of centre in Cheryl. "

Stephen L.


"Amazing staff, they really care for our child and has helped him develop considerably throughout the last year. Our child absolutely loves coming to nursery. "

Rachel B.


"Fantastic nursery, very friendly staff. Like leaving with family A*****"

Gemma B.


"People are great, everyone just needs a fob to get in and out!"