Values & History

In 1983, three families, all involved in care and education, decided to take matters into their own hands after they were left frustrated by the lack of quality childcare available for their children.

In March 1984, the first Busy Bees nursery, ‘The Rocklands,’ was opened in Lichfield, Staffordshire.

Since then, Busy Bees has grown to become the largest provider of childcare in the UK.

The original founders are still very much involved in the running of Busy Bees, and the standards of childcare they demanded for their own children back then are still enthusiastically preserved in every facility managed by Busy Bees.

Busy Bees have become synonymous with quality care, and adopt a practical child-centred approach, where children are respected as individuals and encouraged to learn and develop at their own pace within a home from home environment.

The needs of the individual child are paramount in all our childcare facilities, and Busy Bees work together to create initiatives, supply resources and provide outstanding care to ensure every child’s interests, safety and happiness is central to everything we do.


Founders Lynn Woodward and  Marg Randles