Busy Bees Montessori Nursery

77 Park Road, Rushden NN10 0LH

Busy Bees Montessori Nursery, Rushden, Northamptonshire
Busy Bees Montessori Nursery, Rushden, Northamptonshire
Busy Bees Montessori Nursery, Rushden, Northamptonshire

Since they first opened their doors over 20 years ago, Busy Bees Montessori Nursery have built up an outstanding reputation for the quality of childcare and education. The nursery operates from two recently-refurbished buildings on a large enclosed site in the centre of Rushden. They are lucky to have a large, secure outdoor play area and plenty of parking available for parents and visitors.

Open from 7am to 6:30pm Monday to Friday all year round, closing only for bank holidays and for the period between Christmas and New Year.

What makes them so different?
.    All food and drink is organic.
·    The pre-school is led by a fully qualified team of practitioners
·    Fees are all-inclusive
·    They have been rated OUTSTANDING by Ofsted for a third time!      
.    French lessons taught by a qualified instructor for the over 3s

Fewer than 5% of all day nurseries receive Ofsted’s highest rating of “Outstanding” so Busy Bees is now recognized as one of the very finest day nurseries in the country!

Fees include:
·    Fully organic meals, drinks and snacks
·    High quality eco-friendly nappies
·    Nappy cream, wipes and other consumables
·    Your choice of formula milk for babies
.    French lessons taught by a qualified instructor for the over 3s

Staff would love to meet you so please give them a call for more details and to arrange a visit. Perhaps you’d also like to arrange for your child to come for a free taster session?

They look forward to hearing from you.

Person in charge: Eve Edwards (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Northamptonshire County Council

Number of Staff: 16

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

Total Places for Children: 96

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas to New Year

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Current Reviews

Review Score: 9.3 (9.264)

The Review Score of 9.3 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees Montessori Nursery is based on 16 Review/Recommendations in the last 2 years. This Review Score of 9.264 is made up of a Quality Score of 4.931 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the rating and a Quantity Score of 4.333 Points (maximum of 5) relating to the number of positive Reviews/Recommendations.

  • The maximum Review Score for a nursery is 10 and it is based on the published (including Restricted Publication) Reviews in the last 2 years. When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

    The Review Score of 9.264 for Busy Bees Montessori Nursery is based on 16 Reviews/Recommendations in the last 2 years.

  • The Review Score (maximum of 10) is made up of a Quality Score (maximum of 5) and Quantity Score (maximum of 5):

    • Quality Score: 5 Points are available for the average rating. For each review the nursery is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The 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. (Please note that the ratings of Very Poor and Poor have only been available since the change from Recommendations to Reviews on 7th July 2015.)

      The Quality Score (average rating) of 4.931 for Busy Bees Montessori Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (163 Excellents x 5) + (12 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 175 Ratings = 4.931

    • Quantity Score: 5 Points are available for the number of 'Positive Reviews' for a nursery. 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 care provider to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?'

      • Any Recommendation. Before the change from Recommendations to Reviews on 7th July 2015 all feedback was limited to Recommendations (ie positive comments only)

      The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

      1. 3 points for receiving the first Positive Review.

      2. 0.1 Point per Positive Review, up to a maximum score of 1 Point. (ie a nursery requires 10 Positive Reviews to receive the maximum score of 1 point.)

      3. (Number of Positive Reviews ÷ number of children) x 2, up to a maximum score of 1 Point. ie a nursery has to receive a number of Positive Reviews equal to half of the number of children to obtain the maximum score of 1 point. eg a nursery with 40 children has to receive 20 Positive Reviews to obtain the maximum score of 1 point.

      The Quantity Score of 4.333 for Busy Bees Montessori Nursery is calculated as follows:

      1. 16 Positive Reviews = 3

      2. 0.1 x 16 Positive Reviews = 1.600 (maximum score = 1)

      3. (16 Positive Reviews ÷ 96 Children) x 2 = 0.333

  • The Review Score is based on user Recommendations/Reviews submitted in the last 2 years. The maximum Review Score is 10. There are 5 Points available for the average of all ratings on users Recommendations/Reviews (Excellent 5, Good 4, Satisfactory 3, Poor 2, Very Poor 1). There are 5 Points available for the total number of positive Recommendations/Reviews submitted in relation to the number of child places at the Day Nursery.

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Fantastic nursery, Oliver is very happy when I drop him off and pick him up. He tells me how much fun he has and they play with lots of different toys. He has learnt to read letters and he loves his French lessons.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The care for my daughter that she receives from this nursery is great, so much better from where she was before. She has come on leaps and bounds since starting here the staff are lovely..

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Lovely well looked after nursery. Friendly staff a big thank you to Jodie and Tim for their continued support and care towards Isla-Mae

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has been at Busy Bees for nearly a year now and just moved up to the toddler room. I was anxious about leaving my son when returning to work but the staff at Busy Bees put my mind at rest. They were brilliant with him and I immediately knew he was in good hands. He loves being at the nursery and they do so many activities with him that I wouldn't get to do at home. His development has come on whilst being there and most importantly I pick up a very happy boy at the end of the day. Thank you

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter attends the pre-school during half term holidays. Staff are very welcoming. My daughter enjoys visiting the Montessori room to explore the Montessori teaching method.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Busy Bees is an outstanding nursery. The management and staff are excellent at what they do and my daughter loves going to nursery.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I chose Busy Bees because it was competitively priced and included all meals and everything else required from a baby. The staff are very well trained and friendly.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Overall a very good nursery. The staff are pleasant Victor feels very happy and settled. He is involved in the nursery activities and this gets him engaged which is very good for his development. Victor loves the chefs cooking because he enjoys all is daily meals. Will always recommend Busy Bees.

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

So far (week 2) my daughter has settled in very well, lots of great activity provided.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Very friendly, helpful staff the children are very comfortable and cared for. Good level of activities including messy play, cooking, crafts role play and physical activity in on the site playground. variety of healthy home made meals. Daily reports provided so parents get detailed insight into child's day. Highly recommended as includes all the meals, milk, nappies and wipes etc.

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: Excellent

I would recommend Busy Bees nursery as my son goes there, he loves going and the staff are very friendly and very helpful.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Fantastic staff and have taken the time and pride to settle my child in both the nursery and pre-school environment.

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: Excellent

My daughter has been going to Busy Bees Nursery since she was 9 months old. Leaving her was very hard for me but the lovely staff made it very easy. Hetty has developed special bonds with the staff that have looked after her. She's very happy to go and mentions some of the girls names when she's at home. Overall I'm very pleased with Busy Bees as a whole and feel very confident in leaving my daughter there where I know she's happy and very well looked after.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

A fantastic homely and friendly environment to leave my two children whilst I go to work. My daughter has attended since 11 months old and is now 3. She absolutely loves it! The staff, I cannot praise highly enough, all are friendly, helpful and the children seem to love them. It's reassuring for a parent knowing my child is happy and safe. Hence why my son has just started too, he has been going for 2 months now and has settled very well!

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

A safe clean environment. Healthy food and lots of variety. Lovely staff especially Tracy Facey, she is amazing with the children and they all love her. Great use of outdoor space.

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has been attending Busy Bees for almost 4 years now. He loves the activities and outside play that is provided. The staff are always very friendly and happy to assist if there are any problems. I would definitely recommend this nursery to any other parent.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees Montessori Nursery? Extremely Likely

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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