Busy Bees in Cheam

261 Malden Road, Cheam, Sutton SM3 8ET

Busy Bees in Cheam, Sutton, London
Busy Bees in Cheam, Sutton, London
Busy Bees in Cheam, Sutton, London

Busy Bees in Cheam has safe, secure and age-appropriate play areas and gardens, within a secure environment where full and part-time care needs are welcome. Secure access systems are in place and a healthy menu is prepared by the in-house chef.

Through a mixture of indoor and outdoor play children are supported to develop as individuals, while parents can feel confident in a dedicated and loving staff.

Busy Bees are the UK's largest childcare provider are highly-regarded for their focus on quality and staff development.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Denyse Walton (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Sutton Council

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care

Total Places for Children: 88

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.1 Busy Bees in Cheam has a Review Score of 9.1 (9.140)

The Review Score of 9.1 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees in Cheam is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.5 out of 5 from 11 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees in Cheam in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 11 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.515 for Busy Bees in Cheam is calculated as follows: ( (71 Excellents x 5) + (58 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 132 Ratings = 4.515

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered child places. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered child places has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    The 4.625 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees in Cheam is based on 11 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 17.6 positive Reviews (88 registered child places ÷ 5). 11 Reviews ÷ 17.6 Target = 0.625

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    6
  • Good
    5
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees in Cheam?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    10
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees in Cheam

  • Mother of Child
    8
  • Father of Child
    3

I would have no hesitation in recommending Busy Bees Cheam to anyone. All members of staff genuinely seem to like caring for children, for many, it seems more of a passion than just a job which can be seen by the low level of staff turnover. The staff make the settling sessions so much fun and relaxing. My daughter will happily go into nursery now and loves the key people who look after her. The parent-teacher meetings give me a real chance to see how she is progressing and I am defiantly not concerned about any aspect of her development as any potential delays are highlighted early on with steps to work towards along with the next key stages. The food provided by the nursery is excellent and my daughter has a more varied diet than either of her parents. With the birth of my second child upcoming this year, I will have no hesitation later this year on Busy Bees as the choice for both my children's care due to the outstanding staff which are so kind, caring and understanding.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Cheam? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The Busy bees team at Cheam have complete trust from our family. They are a wonderful, caring and considerate team who do the utmost to facilitate the learning of my child, not just well-being. I couldn't recommend this particular team and management heavily enough. They have been superb.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Cheam? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Denyse and the team are fantastic. Busy bees give an excellent service. They have a very welcoming atmosphere in which you feel so comfortable leaving your children in their hands.
Going back to work after maternity leave is a stressful and heart-wrenching time but here your feelings are understood and the team act with such professionalism.
Children have a consistent routine at nursery with meal times, staff and other children. This introduces structure to your child and provides stability.
The children are occupied with a large variety of activities/toys which provides stimulation and encourages active development.
I couldn't think of a better place to have my 2 children while I'm at work.
Thank you so much to the whole team at Busy Bees Cheam.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Cheam? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I find Busy Bees Nursery is a fun and bright environment for my son. My Son always looks happy and engaged in all the activities. He settles well with his teachers which puts my mind at ease, and I find the teachers are very approachable.
My Son shows great development in many areas. He is more confident and looks forward to going into the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Cheam? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The staff are warm and welcoming and there are a number of activities to engage children with different skills and abilities. My daughter has really come out of her shell since starting at Busy Bees. The playground areas are great and the classrooms are large with plenty of room for different activities.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Cheam? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Very friendly staff who helped my child to settle in very quickly, they engaged my kid in various activities. The nursery has a clean environment and they serve healthy food. The only downside is the rooms and the garden is quite small comparing to my son's previous nursery!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Cheam? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Both my children have attended Busy Bees in Cheam and love it. The staff are fantastic and really make it a great place for our children to feel secure and happy. It was great to see investment into the facilities with the recent refurbishment and enhanced garden areas. The food is good and I always find everyone helpful and friendly.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Cheam? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Couldn't be happier with the excellent level of care. My daughter eats really well and is clearly happy in her environment.

I believe that she has developed extremely well thanks to her 2.5 days/week at nursery.

A clear sign of success is retaining excellent staff and Cheam Busy Bees is a prime example of this. One particular outstanding member of staff previously cared for my (now) nine-year-old and is currently managing the room where my two year old currently attends.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Cheam? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I am extremely happy about the nursery. My son seems happy. And he gets along really well with all members of staff which I think shows that he is well looked after. I like the fact that the team is diverse and have all a completely different approach to education.
I quickly established a relation of trust, I feel comfortable with all the team. I appreciate the advice they would sometimes give me as it is my first child.
I know they would let me know if they have any concerns regarding his health or development.
Food wise my son is in good shape, he seems to enjoy the nursery food. I am happy about the diversity of the menu.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Cheam? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I am pleased that my little boy settled in so well and Archie being my first child it was hard to leave him but the staff at the nursery made it easier for me where they were so welcoming and friendly. I don't get to collect him much from the nursery but hear that he has had a great time. They often send pictures home of Archie at nursery which is lovely of him playing. I am very pleased with the care he receives at Busy Bees Cheam, and even when he was really unwell the staff were amazing and were all asking and thinking of him.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Cheam? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I am extremely happy with the care my son receives at Busy Bees in Cheam. He has formed a strong bond with his key person and goes to her in the morning with no tears. I love the activities he does and the friends he has made at nursery.
The nursery has recently had a refurbishment and his room is looking lovely.
All of the staff in his room are very caring and I never have any concerns about leaving him. I hope when he moves rooms in January he will love his new key person as much as he does now.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Cheam? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

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