Our setting is registered for 172 children and provides excellent indoor and outdoor facilities. Our building is double storey and purpose built. It is conveniently situated in Bearpark, Durham. we are easily accessible from across Durham and the surrounding villages with very good links to the A1 for those travelling from further afield.
We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality child-centred holistic care for your child in a secure welcoming and inclusive environment which both supports and challenges children to make the best progress they can to reach their full potential.
We know it can be daunting to choose a nursery for your child and understand the anxiety this decision can bring as you can be leaving your child in someone else’s care and education for the first time. We work closely with families and actively encourage parents/carers to become involved with their child’s learning, building further on these parental partnerships throughout your Busy Bears journey.
We provide the highest standard of care and education; our dedicated staff support child-initiated, spontaneous play as well as offering a range of focus activities and because staff understand the needs of each child in their care, they are able to challenge and encourage them to be inquisitive and make outstanding progress. Busy Bears is a unique environment in which children are actively encouraged to explore, learn, communicate and interact with others.
We have an inviting outdoor space situated at the back of the nursery building. The nursery garden is an enclosed, secured area where children can embrace the outdoors and build their learning opportunities in a safe environment. We have a range of areas including a separate baby garden for our 0-2 year olds, a role-play shed, mud kitchen, obstacle course equipment and much, much more. ‘Outside’ play is an essential part of the nursery day at Busy Bears – it is only inclement weathers that keeps us indoors! The children make their own choices about how they access the outdoor area – choosing to access sand, compost, water and many other sensory opportunities as part of our daily offer.
Busy Bears offers a homely, caring environment where your child can truly ‘Learn Through Play’. We seek to employ the very best staff from the local area and we pride ourselves on our staff retention and between us we have decades of knowledge & experience to offer. As you can see from our Staff page the experience and quality of our team really shines through and they are totally dedicated to their job.