At, we realize that cost of care is a big consideration for families. That's why we are offering an estimate which is based on an average of known rates charged by similar businesses in the area. For actual rates, contact the business directly.

Details and information displayed here were provided by this business and may not reflect its current status. We strongly encourage you to perform your own research when selecting a care provider.

Details and information displayed here were provided by this business and may not reflect its current status. We strongly encourage you to perform your own research when selecting a care provider.

In business since: 2010
Total Employees: 1


State license status: One Year ( verified on 12/30/2021)
This business has satisfied Virginia's requirements to be licensed. For the most up-to-date status and inspection reports, please view this provider's profile on Virginia's licensing website.
Licensing requirements typically include:
  • Complying with safety and health inspections
  • Achieving the required levels of educational training
  • Maintaining a minimum caregiver-to-child ratio
  • Other state-defined requirements


Monday :
7:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday :
7:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday :
7:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday :
7:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday :
7:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday :
Sunday :

Cost & Availability

At, we realize that cost of care is a big consideration for families. That's why we are offering an estimate which is based on an average of known rates charged by similar businesses in the area. For actual rates, contact the business directly.
Full Time (5 days/wk)
Extended Care (Before School)
Extended Care (After School)
  • Personal Check|
  • Cash

Ratings & Reviews

( 13)
Aubrie S
Mistie is an amazing care giver. She always plans out fun educational activities for the children. She has lots of outdoor activities as well. She watched my son many years ago but she is always 1st on my list to recommend.
Chelsea K
Mistie's Busy Bees was highly recommended to us through a cousin and friend who both have children in her care. Being a new mom, I was so nervous to put my daughter in the care of anyone, but after meeting Mistie, she put all our worries and anxieties to rest. She is very caring, compassionate and attentive to all the children. I swear my daughter comes home daily with new phrases and vocabulary that she has learned. She's not quite two yet and already basically knows her ABC's and can count past 10. I'm amazed at how much she has learned and continues to learn at daycare. Each week, parents are sent home with meal plans and lesson plans that will be done during the week so that we can engage with our children at home and continue the education from that week. Mistie always takes the kids on fun walks focused on learning as long as weather permits. My daughter even frequently comes home with new and stylish hairdos! This certainly isn't a requirement, but she loves to spend individual time with each child. She also plans fun activities at her house after hours for all kids and parents to enjoy so that we can get to know each other better. We love our care at Mistie's Busy Bees and highly recommend her to anyone searching for quality care!
It is hard to find someone you can trust with your child. We went through quite a few interviews trying to find the right fit for us at Mistie's Busy Bees. Our 1.5 year old fit in well from the beginning. She always communicated and treated us all as part of her family. When you meet Mistie she displays such a positive attitude and you can tell how much she cares for the kids as her own and enjoys what she does. We like the small environment and family feel of her in-home care.
Mistie is such a wonderful care provider. She is attentive and very caring! My son looks forward to going to her house everyday! I love that she implements a curriculum as this was a something my husband and I had on our must haves list when looking for a daycare! We are so happy we have Mistie as a care provider!
Lauren F
Mistie is hands down one of the best in the area!! She is super professional, highly communicative, patient, kind, empathetic and everything that you would want in a care giver. From day one, both of my children felt safe, secure and comfortable in her home and around the other children. If your child is having a rough day - she is there to give extra love. If your child wants to share a story about their latest adventure - she is there to listen. If your child wants to be silly and have a dance party - she is there to dance along. No matter what the situation is Mistie is always there!! Being a working mom you search for someone who will best love and care for your children when you're not there and Mistie is it! I highly recommend her and know you will love her just as much as we do!
Jaclyn T
Mistie took wonderful care of our little girl, starting when she was only 3 months old. As a first-time Mom, it was so stressful to find care that I felt comfortable with, especially with a little one. Mistie made me feel beyond comfortable and she was so sweet with my daughter. She bought everything brand new for her to use (crib, playmats, seats etc.) and most days when I showed up she was holding her in her arms to give her all the snuggles. Mistie eased a lot of my worries and I never had any concerns going back to work, as I knew my daughter was in good hands. Highly recommend Mistie!
Sarah D
Mistie is an amazing person and daycare provider. My daughters both adored her while in her care. Unfortunately we moved, but would absolutely choose her again for my kids. She's very sweet and so great with the kids. If you're looking for someone to love your kiddos while you're at work, definitely get in contact with Mistie, she's the best!
Marie R
Mistie started caring for my Daughter in 2011. And since that time has cared for my Son as well from 2015 until he entered school in 2020. And he would be there still for after school care had we not moved. She has always taken great pride and dedication in the care of both of my kids. They both still talk about her and ask to see her often. She has always been very responsive and knowledgeable in the care of my children. She taught them so much in their time there and I always loved hearing all the new fun stuff she did with them. Both of my kids were ready in regards to academics when entering Kindergarten and part of that is thanks to her. She worked with and made sure they were set up for success. She always made sure they were learning but most importantly taken care of and loved every moment they were with her and beyond.
Kelly K
We have been blessed to have Mistie watch our little boy on and off since 2018. He has a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Mistie's house is his favorite place. It is not easy finding someone to provide quality care for a child with ASD, but we keep coming back to Mistie during all school breaks and summers and our son looks forward to it every time. Mistie is not only a fun and caring childcare provider, but also highly qualified and experienced with children from all backgrounds and needs. She has adapted to our son's educational/emotional challenges, made him feel safe and loved, and helped him develop social skills through lots of group active play-based learning activities that she plans with great care. Her prices are incredibly reasonable for all that she provides- educational activities, meals, snacks, and regular indoor/outdoor plays I highly recommend Mistie to anyone looking for a long-lasting childcare provider relationship!
Taylor M
Misty watched my child from age two until she started school. My daughter would not be potty trained with out Misty. Her price is reasonable and includes snacks and lunches. My daughter always had a great time and developed a bond with her daughter Abby. Misty was always communicative and kind. If I could still use Misty for after school care now I would but unfortunately we moved out of the area and her school won't take her there.
Hannah A
Mistie is one of the only people I would trust with my two girls. She cares for them just like they are her own. She is so passionate about what she does. Her entire house was beyond welcoming and my girls fit right in as soon as they started. I recommend her to anyone and everyone I know! She feels just like family to us and I can't thank her enough for everything she has done.
Shannon F
I could not be more grateful for Mistie's Busy Bees! Finding someone that you can trust with your child is not an easy task. When my last childcare provider unfortunately had to close last minute due to health issues, I was in a panic. After many unhappy meetings with other providers in the area, a very trusted friend of mine who had used Mistie for all 3 of her boys referred me to her. My very high energy 4 year old has now been with Mistie since he was 21 months old. She's now like family! Her patience and devotion towards my son is nothing short of a blessing. Even during the chaotic year of Covid, she handled precautions accordingly and always went above and beyond to meet our family's needs to the best of her ability. I could not recommend Mistie more as a childcare provider. She is simply amazing!
T. H
Mistie was very caring to my child while he attended, though often there was chaos with kids playing and the TV on constantly. We had to separate from her services due to her suddenly demanding payment for a month of closing - which was by her choice and no notice of payment due for her closing was given. Then she refused to communicate with us and blocked numbers, so I couldn't even get tax info for child care.
Reply from Mistie's Busy Bees
This review is 1 year after leaving my care. I was very caring towards your child and am to every child. He was a sweet boy. What you perceived as chaos was just kids playing, active play is encouraged and helps children develop. The tv was on during transition times, drop off, pickup and while preparing lunch, but it was not on constantly. We had a full day of lessons and projects and pictures were updated weekly, if not daily, to show all of our activities and adventures during the day. The transition times that the tv was on, the children were also offered other activities to do. They weren't just sat in front of the tv all day. The month that you are referring to for closing is April 2020 and that is the month not only our state but the world shutdown for a pandemic. I continued to prepare their lesson plans and provided the supplies and dropped them off at everyone's houses every week during the closure so the kids had some sort of normalcy and were able to continue with their weekly theme and letter until we were able to be together again. As we discussed in our previous text messages, payment was to hold your spot or you had the choice to withdraw. I understand that you didn't agree and that was ok. As for blocking communication, that is also untrue. I still have the same number, email and live at the same address in the same neighborhood as you. Your tax receipt is still here in my tax folder waiting for you to pick it up. The income from the time he was with me was already claimed on my end. I'm sorry you feel the way you do and I hope we can now move on.
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