About Us

Hello and Welcome to Busybugs Day Nursery.

Our setting opened in March 2017 and we have the capacity to care for 48 children at any one time.

We are situated in the centre of Shelton, close to St Marks and Etruscan Primary School. We are only ¾ mile away from Hanley City Centre and 1.6 miles from Newcastle-Under-Lyme Town Centre.

Busybugs Day Nursery is split into five rooms:

Baby Bugs – 0-1 years
Crawling Caterpillars – 1-2 years
Ladybirds –  2 + years

Bumblebees- 2 + years

Blooming Butterflies – 3 + years

The setting also boasts 3 seperate dining rooms  and a quiet area for small group work. We are also proud of our 3 outdoor areas, which are designated for our various age groups .

All staff hold a certificate in either Level 2 or 3 in Food Hygiene and we also employ a Nursery Cook. We cater for vegetarian, non-vegetarian and Halal diets.

We use fresh ingredients from local supermarkets and provide healthy, nutritional meals each day. We have a four week menu to ensure that our children eat a wide variety of meals and try dishes from around the world.

We cater for all dietary requirements and allergies and where possible ensure that children eat the same meal by adjusting the ingredients.

Busybugs Day Nursery ensures that all children are kept safe and secure at all times. In addition to secure, coded doors we also operate Digital CCTV throughout the whole building and its surrounding areas with 15 cameras in total.


All of our staff are DBS checked before commencing their employment and every member of staff holds a Paediatric First Aid Certificate along with relevant Safeguarding training.

Room leaders are trained to a minimum of NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and all trainees are working towards a minimum of NVQ Level 2 in Childcare.

We provide a translation service for the following languages: Urdu, Punjabi and Italian. Other languages can be translated with prior notice. Please call us on 01782 287959 or visit the nursery to access our translation service.