Catherine Taylor, started Busy Bees Preschool in 1986 and has been joined by her daughters Laura Cuthbertson and Ruth Lister in recent years. Learn more about the owners on our meet the owners page
Many of the staff at Busy Bees have been with us a long time and have seen their own children progress through Busy Bees and on to school and even beyond.
There is lots more about our staff on our room pages
Hi. I'm Busy.
Welcome to Busy Bees
Pre-school, Day Nursery and The Beehive Out of School Club.
We are open Monday to Friday 7.30am - 6pm except bank holidays and Christmas week offering flexible childcare, including shift patterns, for children aged 6 weeks to 11 years old.
We have 6 main rooms for your child to play in plus fantastic secure gardens for outdoor play and cosy bedrooms and our snug for quieter moments.
We also have a light and airy dining room next to our kitchen for snacks and meals which are all freshly prepared on site.
For details about fees and funding please go to our funding, food and fees page
"Play is the highest form of research"
- Albert Einsten
" I can't rate it highly enough, my daughter is now in the pre school room and it is just fab. The staff are knowledgeable and professional, and the environment is both very homely and well equipped. I feel confident that whilst she is there she is as well cared for as she would be at home, and is getting an excellent variety of learning experiences. xx"
"Busy Bees makes happy children which, for me, was the most important thing. The fact that she was so prepared for school when the time came was a bonus"
"Brilliant. My son started at 10 months old in the baby room and they were great at settling him in - he was quite clingy! He's just moved up to the bumble bees and loves it still. Can't praise them highly enough! If you haven't already, I would advise a visit to see for yourself."
"I have 4 children aged from 20 to 2 and they have all been there! I wouldn't even consider anywhere else!!"
"Absolutely top class. I couldn't recommend Busy Bees more. My son has gone from Honeybees to Busy Bees and is now in the Bee Hive before school club. The online learning journeys are exceptional, the staff are caring, kind and considerate. They are incredibly flexible as my husband works shifts. The Children are busy learning and having fun at the same time and most importantly happy. The transition from Bees to School has been seamless as they prepare the children for life in school. There are so many little extras you get from bees that I've not found elsewhere especially graduations and concerts, summer and christmas fayres and teaching parent sessions which teach us what our preschool children need in terms of phonics etc are only a few. Bees evolves all the time updated equipment & themes provoke a very interesting environment for the children to develop. If I have any more children they will definitely be going there too Xxx
"And above all watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it" - Roald Dahl