Busy Bears Day Nursery, Preston

Quality childcare since 1992

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 Netstar9 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.

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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
  • Smile4life accreditation
  • Self-contained area for babies
  • Award-winning kitchen facilities where we create fresh home cooked food
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Our team develops a close liaison with all parents from the very first visit, and it is through this relationship that we can ensure that the needs of every child are met.

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We believe that the early years are the most crucial stage of a child’s development, which is why we invest heavily in continually training our staff, renewing our facilities, and refreshing our resources to ensure we provide the best possible service 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.

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.

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.

Meet the team

Stephanie Howarth, Nursery Manager

Stephanie-HowarthI have worked in childcare for 15 years and have experience in looking after children of all ages.

I am currently qualified to level 5 in business and management and I am the lead co-ordinator for safeguarding. I believe every child has the right to feel safe and well cared for so that they can develop and achieve their full potential. At Busy Bears Nursery, our aim is to provide high-quality childcare through a range of stimulating activities and play. We believe all children are unique and should be treated as such in all aspects of their learning and developing journey.

Danielle Robinson, Floor Manager

Danielle-RobinsonI started working for the company in 2013 as a modern apprentice then as a room leader and finally became the floor manager in 2017.

I am currently level 3 qualified in childcare and working towards my level 5 in business and management, I am also the Special Education Needs coordinator for nursery and work hard to ensure every child has the opportunity to develop in all areas of their learning.

I came into childcare as I believe every child should have the best start in life and I work hard to help them achieve this.

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.

– Lindsay Hetko

How to find us


Situated within a busy local community of Preston with fantastic commuting options, our aim at Busy Bears is to provide a happy, caring, safe, and stimulating environment for your child.

2A Manor House Lane, Preston, PR1 6HL

Open: 7.30am - 6pm

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 miles. 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.

Special Educational Needs and Disability

We have put together an information sheet with details about our Local Offer Setting at Busy Bears Day Nursery, please download the PDF with full information by clicking here or on the image below.

Our SENCO officer: Stephanie Howarth 01772 795 286

Please email Stephanie for any feedback or questions about SEND, we aim to respond to all enquiries within 3 working days: busybears@netstar9-childcare.co.uk


Lancashire County Council Local Offer:

The local offer brings together information that is helpful to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families. Please click here or on the image below to view the information available on Lancashire County Council Website.