Expanding our Portfolio

Busy Bees are actively seeking new locations for expansion!

We're always looking for new sites. With your help we are looking to expand our portfolio further following successful recent openings in East Grinstead, Corby and Nottingham. As well as seeking to develop purpose-built day nurseries, Busy Bees will also consider converting existing buildings into new nurseries.

Busy Bees

Busy Bees was established in 1983 and now operates over 370 sites across the UK and Ireland and 650 sites globally including Australia, Canada, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and the US. Busy Bees is the UK's leading nursery group, and we believe in giving children the best start in life.

Our Requirements

  • Location: Ideally located in areas of good quality family housing and proximity to schools, hospitals, supermarkets, and transport hubs in major centres.
  • Development Sites: 0.5-0.6 acres Turnkey/Design and Build options welcome.
  • Existing Buildings: 4,000 to 7,000 sqft (372 to 650 sqm) plus outdoor play area & a minimum of 15 on-site car parking spaces.
  • Planning: User Class E – Planning permission not required for change of use from shops, offices, pubs, restaurants, medical, health services, creche or day centre to nurseries.
  • Tenure: Freehold or Leasehold.
  • Covenant: We're quality tenants, bringing in a yield of between 4.5% and 5%.

Click below to download our requirements and target locations flyer



UK East, Ireland and Channel Islands

Andy Ross

Mobile: 07848 010244

Email: andy.ross@busybees.com

UK West, Wales and Scotland

Nick Johnston

Mobile: 07964 774 717

Email: nick.johnston@busybees.com