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Busy Bees


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New parent? Call 0330 333 8133

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Opening Times:

From 08:00 to 18:00 Mon - Fri

Looking to get your child enrolled at daycare in York? Located in the city's leafy northern suburbs, Busy Bees Heworth is a brilliant option. This charming redbrick building features cosy rooms dedicated to playing and learning. It's a secure environment where your child can learn new things, develop new skills, and thrive every day. 

The key workers responsible for providing our daycare in York are committed to making all activities as mentally and physically engaging as possible for each child - whether it's toddlers or pre-schoolers. Most importantly they want to ensure your child has fun in a safe and supportive environment. 

Every child enjoys regular meals, snacks, and drinks throughout the day, which are prepared by our talented on-site chef. These delicious NHS-accredited menus feature a variety of good, nutritious food. So, you can rest assured your child is in great hands at our nursery. 

With ample parking and a safe place to store prams and buggies, we also make dropping off and picking up your children as convenient as possible.  

Interested in learning more about the facilities and team at Busy Bees Heworth? Get in touch today to book a visit! 

Pebble flexible childcare at Busy Bees York Heworth

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

26 Heworth Green


YO31 7TA

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Lauren Farmeary - Centre Director

Lauren Farmeary

Centre Director

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Nursery Facilities at Busy Bees York Heworth

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 York Heworth

The snacks, drinks and meals we serve at our Heworth Green nursery in York are included in your fees. Everything is prepared with fresh, local ingredients on-site, by our nursery chef.  

These menus change on a seasonal basis and account for any allergies or dietary requirements. They ensure your child gets to try new, healthy dishes without ever getting bored. 

A daily menu at our York nursery could consist of: 

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 

Turkey dinner with sprouts and root vegetable mash, with orange and mango for dessert 

Afternoon Snack

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

Early Evening Snack

Sweet potato and chickpea dhal with a garlic and coriander chapati, with a drink of water 

If your child has any dietary requirements or allergies, please get in contact with the Centre Director who will be happy to discuss other safe and delicious alternatives for your child.  

Get Outdoors

We believe it’s so important for kids to be able to get outside and challenge themselves in a safe way. Busy Bees in Heworth features a nice, secure playground that gives toddlers and pre-schoolers a chance to let their imaginations run wild and invigorate their sense of discovery. 

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Getting Outdoors

We believe it’s so important for kids to be able to get outside and challenge themselves in a safe way. Busy Bees in Heworth features a nice, secure playground that gives toddlers and pre-schoolers a chance to let their imaginations run wild and invigorate their sense of discovery. 

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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

Follow the A1036 and you’ll find us on Heworth Green. When you arrive, you’ll find an on-site car park with an ample number of spaces – so, you can safely pick up and drop off your little ones, away from the busy main road. 

You can reach us by bus too. There are several stops situated on Heworth Green, including Monk Bridge, Eboracum Way and Heworth Inn – all of which are just a short walk away. 

The nearest train station (York) is about a 30-minute walk away. 

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


Viviani D.


"I love busy bees heworth, they are very passionate about the kids, they are lovely especially Cidney and Sarah who take care of my little one. Isabella loves being there."