Nursery provider returns to its roots after 40 years

Mark and Sue Capel who sent their children to Busy Bees at the start of the company 40 years ago, Marg Randles, Cheryl Creaser and Pete Randles (Busy Bees)

Busy Bees is returning to its roots after 40 years as it opens a new nursery in Lichfield.

Formed in 1983, Busy Bees opened its first nursery in 1984 at The Rocklands in Lichfield. The firm is now set to open a brand-new nursery on Birmingham Road in Lichfield early next year.

The new nursery will cater for 110 children across all age groups; babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. The new location will feature bright and spacious rooms, creative play areas, large outdoor spaces, a living nature wall, and bespoke furniture.

Starting with just one nursery, Busy Bees now cares for more than 40,000 children and has over 387 centres across the UK and Ireland, and 75,000 children globally across 10 countries.

Marg Randles the co-founder of Busy Bees said: “I am so proud to be opening a brand-new nursery in Lichfield and bringing our business back to where it all began. This is a truly special moment for me as my children were some of the first to become part of the Busy Bees family.

“Whilst we are now one of the UK’s largest childcare providers, our values have remained the same, to provide children with the best start in life, and this will only continue.

“Over the next few months, we will be pouring our hearts into our new nursery, ensuring that we create a nurturing and supportive environment for generations to come. We can’t wait to open our doors and welcome families to our new Lichfield nursery.”