Busy Bees provides the Trust with an on-site nursery at NNUH for children aged between three months and five years. The nursery opened in September 2005. Nursery sessions run from 7am to 1pm and 1 pm to 6:30pm and spaces are prioritised for hospital staff. Further information can be obtained from Busy Bees by emailing or from the Busy Bees website.

Childcare vouchers

We have a voucher system, in conjunction with Busy Bees, whereby part of your salary can be exchanged for childcare vouchers that can help pay for all forms of childcare. Childcare vouchers cover children up to 16 years of age.

The vouchers are exempt from National Insurance contributions and therefore represent a saving for employees who use them to pay for childcare.

Contact Details

Busy Bees General Enquiries       0870 0133194 or

Busy Bees (NNUH site)                  01603 507776 or email

Play schemes and groups

We can advise you of playschemes that are available within two miles of the main hospital site. If you would prefer to use a playscheme nearer to your home please visit the Children’s Services webpage at where you can access information on holiday playschemes within two miles of your postcode.

Childcare Providers

The following websites may be of use when seeking information regarding childcare and for lists of childcare providers: