Busy Bears Nursery is located on Manor House Lane in Deepdale, Preston. We first opened our doors in 1992 and became a part of the Netstar 9 group in 2001. Situated within a busy local community with fantastic commuting options, our aim at Busy Bears is to provide a happy, caring, safe, and stimulating environment for your child.
Our team approach is to provide a ‘home from home’ nursery environment in which your child will feel welcomed, encouraged, and eager to learn. We pride ourselves on our highly experienced team, and we’re proud to say that our staff have achieved qualifications above the national average for nursery schools. Our team develops a close liaisonwith all parents from the very first visit, and it is through this relationship that we can ensure the needs of every child are met.
Busy Bears is a two storey farmhouse built in 1892 and set in half an acre of its own grounds. The building has been thoughtfully redeveloped to provide space for 50 children. Children are cared for in groups with children of a similar age and benefit from:
Well resourced areas – both inside and outside
Supportive adult interaction
Self contained area for babies
Award winning kitchen facilities where we create fresh home cooked food
We have strong relationships within our local community with local schools and children’s centres. We also work closely with outside agencies, which enables us to provide the best service we can for you and your child. At Busy Bears there is no place for prejudice or discrimination – each individual child and their families are valued and respected.
“I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Busy Bears nursery, my daughter is happy, engaged, and excited about each new day” - Miss J Chambers, Preston
Can I take this opportunity to say a big thank you for all the good work everyone has done in the last 6 months. The nursery has really improved and I can see the difference in the kids. All the staff are doing there best and I would just like to thank them for this. - Take care, Lindsay Hetko
Meet the team
Hello I'm Kirsty Hardy
Hello my name is Kirsty and i am the Manager here at Busy Bears, i have been working at the nursery since 2011. I joined the nursery as Deputy in 2011 but was given the opportunity to grow in my own professional development by becoming Manager in the summer of 2012.
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My mission and key objective is to ensure that the setting is providing first class care for the children and creating an environment that will stimulate and help individual children florish throughout their development
I have worked in Early Years education for 5 years, during which time i have worked with staff and parents to promote the importance of communication, as well as offering a crucial support network. i have learnt that by ensuring that there are working systems in place we will have a well running nursery with significant opportunities for young children to move forward in their development.
I have a BA honors degree in Early Education and also an Early Years Teachers Status (EYT). i have a wide range of knowledge and understanding of children's development and how practitioners can promote and encourage it through different techniques. i look forward to working with you in the near future here at Busy Bears Nursery.
Hello, I'm Vicky Salisbury,
Hello my name is Vicky and i am the Deputy Manager here at Busy Bears, i have been worrking at the setting since June 2015. Previously i have worked in childcare for over 10 years.
From Preston Town Centre:
At Preston Crown Court, Holiday Inn proceed onto A6 for 1mile towards Fulwood. At 5th set of traffic lights and major cross roads turn right onto Blackpool Road A5085 for 0.8miles. Go straight through next set of traffic lights and after approximately 100 metres, before St Gregory’s Church, turn left onto Manor House Lane. Busy Bears is located 50 metres on right.
From M6 Salmesbury:
Continue on A59 up Fishwick Hill for 1 mile at mini-roundabout turn right onto Blackpool road A5085 for 1.1 mile. Go through 4 sets of traffic lights and after you have passed St Gregory’s church on the right turn immediately right into Manor House Lane. Busy Bears is located 50 metres on the right.