Best nurseries in Leicester

With 10 nurseries in and around the Leicester area, all of which are Ofsted rated Good or Outstanding (as of June 2022) there is sure to be one near you, from the heart of Leicester itself to Countesthorpe and Oadby, to Thurmaston and Lutterworth. Our Leicester childcare centres offer a range of facilities with safe outdoor spaces in which to learn and play and delicious, nutritious meals to keep tummies happy (covering all dietary requirements of course!). 

At Busy Bees, we understand you want the best for your child. As the UK’s leading nursery group with hundreds of exceptional nurseries across the country, we will help you find the best one to suit you, your family and your child’s needs. Our nurseries carefully recruit caring, committed and experienced staff and we would love to invite you to see what’s on offer.

Experience the Busy Bees difference for yourself – view the nursery pages below and then call our friendly, helpful Enrolments Team on 0330 333 8133 or book a visit online for a personal tour to help you choose the best Leicester nursery for you and your family  

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Busy Bees at Leicester Bitteswell

(1 reviews)

Open Mon-Fri 07:30 - 18:00

Outstanding OFSTED 2016

South of Leicester is our Busy Bees Bitteswell nursery, a wonderful daycare centre for children to learn, develop and grow across all age groups and includes a foundation class for those preparing for school. With Lutterworth, Ashby Parva, Gilmoreton, Bittesby and Ullesthorpe nearby, this is a delightful childcare location.

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Busy Bees at Leicester Blaby

(5 reviews)

Open Mon-Fri 07:45 - 18:00

Outstanding OFSTED 2014

A short drive from the city centre, Busy Bees Leicester Blaby is a warm and welcoming nursery, only a short walk from Blaby itself. With plenty of space in the three base rooms, each with their own large outdoor areas, this is a nursery where children of all ages can develop and thrive. A foundation class for pre-schoolers with a reading garden makes this a must-see when looking for childcare in South Leicester.

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Busy Bees at Leicester Countesthorpe

(7 reviews)

Open Mon-Fri 07:30 - 18:00

Good OFSTED 2017

South of Leicester in a converted school house is Busy Bees Leicester Coutesthorpe nursery. With an excellent reputation and proximity to the neighbouring villages of Bruntingthorpe, Broughton Astley Cosby and Kilby Bridge, this is a modernised nursery with a highly qualified team, encouraging development and ensuring the best preparation for the move to school. 

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Busy Bees Leicester Oadby

(2 reviews)

Open Mon-Fri 07:30 - 18:00

Good OFSTED 2017

Busy Bees Oadby is under five miles South East of Leicester city centre and a friendly, welcoming nursery with three open and spacious rooms. The qualified and experienced team  have an excellent reputation for building relationships between parents, staff and children and this is a relaxed and happy place for childcare in Leicester, meeting each child’s needs and ensuring your child’s time at Busy Bees is fun while learning new and vital skills.

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Busy Bees at Leicester South Wigston

(3 reviews)

Open Mon-Fri 07:45 - 18:00

Good OFSTED 2017

A mere 15-minute drive from the centre of Leicester is Busy Bees South Wigston, a delightful nursery, converted from barracks, situated in the heart of South Wigston. A large outdoor space allows for imaginative play, this daycare centre offers three base rooms related to age and developmental stage, providing stimulating environments for learning and development. With an impressively dedicated and highly trained staff team, many of whom have worked in childcare for many years, it’s an ideal childcare option for parents wanting to give their children the best start in life.

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Busy Bees at Leicester City

(1 reviews)

Open Mon-Fri 07:45 - 18:00

Good OFSTED 2017

In the heart of the city centre’s conservation area, Busy Bees Leicester City is a beautiful three story Victorian building in an ideal location for providing endless learning opportunities. A truly multi-cultural nursery where children are encouraged to grow, develop and prepare for school, the menus include Halal and dietary options for all requirements. This is a warm and friendly childcare environment with an experienced and dedicated staff providing the very best care.

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Busy Bees Thurmaston

Open Mon-Fri 07:30 - 18:00

Good OFSTED 2018

To the north-east of Leicester, lies Busy Bees at Leicester Thurmaston, a bright and welcoming nursery with a dedicated team and bright and airy rooms providing childcare for babies, toddlers and preschool age children.  Proud of the strong partnerships forged between staff and parents, this nursery also boasts a magnificent age-appropriate garden with exciting resources and activities for children to access and participate in. This is a richly diverse daycare centre that celebrates a range of festivals, birthdays and achievements of the children.

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Busy Bees Carlton Park

Open Mon-Fri 08:00 - 18:00

Good OFSTED 2022

Set in Narborough, South-west of Leicester, Busy Bees Carlton Park is a bright and spacious nursery with convenient on-site car parking for drop off and collection and CCTV for added peace of mind. With beautifully furnished rooms for children of all ages, this nursery also features a fantastic outdoor space for safe and stimulating play, encouraging development and growth.

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Busy Bees at Leicester Wigston Magna

(2 reviews)

Open Mon-Fri 07:45 - 18:00

Good OFSTED 2017

Busy Bees Wigston Magna is situated next to the Memorial Park just few miles south east of Leicester city centre. Proud to offer a warm, caring and stimulating environment, the nursery staff are qualified, experienced and knowledgeable. With four bright and happy rooms designed to allow the children the space to learn, develop and have fun, there is also an exciting outdoor play area where children can be physical, keep healthy and explore their world. Parents are encouraged to join in and become active in their child's time at this Leicester daycare centre.  

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Busy Bees at Leicester Meridian

(3 reviews)

Open Mon-Fri 08:00 - 18:00

Outstanding OFSTED 2013

A few short miles from the centre is Busy Bees Leicester Meridian Park, situated on Meriden Leisure Park, with close access to the M1 and M69. The nursery offers places to children aged three months to three years and the bespoke Foundation Class caters for all children aged three to five, supporting them in their transition to school. With delicious fresh meals and snacks prepared on-site, all dietary needs are covered  and an wonderful outside area is perfect for encouraging a love of the outdoors and the natural world.