Busy Bees Montessori Nursery
Busy Bees Montessori Nursery
Busy Bees Montessori Nursery

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

We are 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 us so different?
.    All our food and drink is organic.
·    Our pre-school is led by a fully qualified team of practitioners
·    Our fees are all-inclusive
·    We 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! We are very proud of all our staff for their achievement.

Our 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

We’d love to meet you so please give us 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?

We 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

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Awards / Recognitions

April 2014

November 2013

Current Recommendations

Recommendation Score: 9.5 (9.516)

The user 'Recommendation Score' (9.5 for Busy Bees Montessori Nursery) is calculated using a combination of the average of all ratings on user Recommendations submitted in the last 2 years, and the total number of user recommendations submitted in relation to the number of child places at the nursery. The maximum Recommendation Score is 10. To see more about the daynurseries.co.uk user recommendations please click here.

Review of Busy Bees Montessori Nursery on Monday 3 February 2014 by kate (parent)

Think busy bees is a fun and engaging environment with structure and routine! My daughter absolutely loves it especially her key worker who does a fabulous job!! Looking forward to my youngest starting soon.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Good

Care: Good

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Satisfactory

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Busy Bees Montessori Nursery on Monday 3 February 2014 by Busy Bees Montessori Rushden (Parent)

All the care team are extremely friendly and absolutely brilliant with the children. Patience, attention to detail, personable & caring sums up the team at Busy Bees Rushden. If I were to have any more children everyone one of them would go here

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Busy Bees Montessori Nursery on Monday 3 February 2014 by Sarah (Parent)

The activities are great....my little girls loves the French classes and children are happy and contented. Flexibility offered in hours is very useful. Food provided is outstanding and encourages children to try different tastes. Highly recommended.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Good

Care: Good

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Good

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Review of Busy Bees Montessori Nursery on Monday 3 February 2014 by Harry's mum (Parent)

I am so pleased that we decided to send Harry to Busy Bees in Rushden last year. The staff are lovely, the facilities are great, as is the food he eats. We have been able to see his development and the leaps that he makes in speaking, playing, motor functions, walking and confidence. Such a happy boy in such a happy environment.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Good

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Review of Busy Bees Montessori Nursery on Monday 3 February 2014 by Bev (Parent)

My son attended Busy Bees preschool. He loved his time spent there and got on really well. The staff there are brilliant, I always felt happy leaving him there, well cared for, well fed, good variety of food given. I was always kept informed if and how he was progressing and what activities he had been doing throughout the day. My son has since left and moved up to school but still often talks about hispre school days and says how he misses it!

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Good

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Busy Bees Montessori Nursery on Friday 31 January 2014 by Clare T (Mother of child)

My son recently started and didn't like going. The staff there are excellent and really looked after him, he is also having speech therapy and Busy Bees are very good at helping him.

Learning: Good

Facilities/Outside Space: Good

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Review of Busy Bees Montessori Nursery on Monday 27 January 2014 by Gina H (Mother of 4 year old girl)

My daughter attended the preschool at Busy Bees. She soon settled, the nursery staff were very welcoming when I arrived at the nursery for my daughter settling sessions.

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Busy Bees Montessori Nursery on Monday 27 January 2014 by Samantha Martin (Mother or 2 year old daughter)

A fantastic nursery! I have been overwhelmed with the care my daughter has received here. She has learnt so much and classes all the friendly staff as 'her friends'. I feel happy leaving my daughter here knowing she feels safe and that she enjoys her time here. I would highly recommend to any prospective parent.

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Busy Bees Montessori Nursery on Friday 24 January 2014 by Claire S (Mother of 4 & 2 year old daughters)

Both daughters have attended this nursery from a very young age. I have always felt confident leaving them there. The range of food is wonderful and I feel that the staff listen to me. My daughters leave smarter every day.

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Busy Bees Montessori Nursery on Wednesday 22 January 2014 by KB (Parent)

My child loves going to Busy Bees every day. The staff are very friendly and know the children and their needs individually. The care is excellent, the environment and activities available are fantastic. My child particularly enjoys outside playtime where there is lots of space and plenty of things to do. This is my third child to go to Busy Bees and the high standard of care and attention is the reason I keep coming back.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Busy Bees Montessori Nursery on Tuesday 21 January 2014 by CC (Parent)

Brilliant nursery. The care for the children is fantastic and as a parent I am really happy with the nursery. The staff are friendly and the nursery has a lovely atmosphere. The manager is always very helpful.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Busy Bees Montessori Nursery on Monday 20 January 2014 by Jo Lambert (Parent)

I would thoroughly recommend Busy Bees Nursery to any parent looking for preschool care for their child. My daughter really enjoys every day she attends and she is kept so busy with a varied amount of activities which include learning key skills for her development. It is clear that she is being prepared for school this year and has grown in confidence and ability. The staff are always lovely and friendly and I feel that my daughter is safe in their care. Security levels are perfect.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Good

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Busy Bees Montessori Nursery on Monday 20 January 2014 by Jodie Reeve (Parent)

The nursery is very friendly and my daughter enjoys going there. They do a variety of different foods and lots of different activities. All the staff are really nice and my daughter feels comfortable with them.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Good

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Review of Busy Bees Montessori Nursery on Monday 20 January 2014 by Jo Hesketh (Parent)

My son has been attending Busy Bees for almost 2½ years now. The nursery is very professional and always makes the child's needs and development their number one priority. As a parent we receive weekly education forecasts, which are very informative. They have excellent menus. I would definitely recommend this nursery.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Busy Bees Montessori Nursery on Sunday 19 January 2014 by N/A (Parent)

My son has attended since he was 10 months old, he is now 3. He enjoys going and has build good relationships with the staff and children. As parents we get lots of information about the nursery, what's going on and how our son is progressing. His brother will be joining him in a couple of months. We are very happy with the quality of care and education that is offered.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Good

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Busy Bees Montessori Nursery on Saturday 18 January 2014 by Vicki Haywood (Parent)

My son loves coming to Busy Bees it's very welcoming and friendly, he's come on leaps and bounds and has gained a lot of confidence, he tells me everyday how much he enjoys it, I would 100% recommend Busy Bees to any parent, it is fantastic.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Good

Facilities/Outside Space: Good

Care: Good

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Busy Bees Montessori Nursery on Friday 17 January 2014 by Emma (Parent)

We have been so impressed with Busy Bees since our son started in July, he has settled in well and the staff are approachable and caring, which is important for parents. The manager is excellent. Can't fault this nursery, would highly recommend it.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Busy Bees Montessori Nursery on Friday 17 January 2014 by Tina Asamoah (Parent)

I can highly recommend Busy Bees. My child absolutely loves the nursery and the staff and she is very happy! The staff do their very best to assist the children with their development and all children are very advanced for their age!

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Good

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Busy Bees Montessori Nursery on Friday 17 January 2014 by Andreea (Parent)

Great nursery very close to my house, most of the staff are friendly. My child really likes it there, every day new exiting activities! The food is ok too, 4 out of 5 days my child eats everything. Overall the best nursery in Rushden.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Good

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Food/Nutrition: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Review of Busy Bees Montessori Nursery on Friday 17 January 2014 by N/A (Parent)

I have been extremely satisfied with Busy Bees, my daughter attending three days per week. They keep parents fully updated and provide a range of activities including time spent outdoors. The staff are very knowledgeable of the children and their needs.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Good

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Busy Bees Montessori Nursery on Friday 17 January 2014 by Claudia (Parent)

We definitely recommend this nursery. We are extremely happy with the care our daughter receives at Busy Bees. She is very happy, content and settled, she loved it from the start. Going to work every day and to know she is safe and well looked after is priceless.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Busy Bees Montessori Nursery on Friday 17 January 2014 by Rachel (Parent)

Our daughter has been attending for over 3 years and loves going to nursery. Her days are a mixture of playing and learning. Anything from drawing, cooking classes, learning to count and spell, even yoga! Happy to recommend Busy Bees.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Good

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Review of Busy Bees Montessori Nursery on Friday 17 January 2014 by Christine (Nana)

When I have collected my granddaughter from nursery, I have found the staff to be friendly, helpful and always encouraging towards the children in their care. My granddaughter is very happy to go to nursery and this is really good to know. She enjoys the activities, particularly cooking/decorating cakes. Thank you.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Busy Bees Montessori Nursery on Thursday 16 January 2014 by Kev pav (Parent)

My little bundle of joy is a bit of a handful especially with her love of climbing. She needs an eye keeping on her at all times. The staff achieve this and much more. They are happy to help in any way and always greet us with smiles.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Good

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Busy Bees Montessori Nursery on Thursday 16 January 2014 by N/A (Parent)

Lovely staff who all go the extra mile. My child has attended for 8 months and settled in very quickly. They do lots of different activities throughout the day. They provide great food and it is very clean compared to other nurseries we visited in the area.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Good

Care: Good

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Busy Bees Montessori Nursery on Thursday 16 January 2014 by Gill (Grandparent)

My grandson looks forward to attending and has developed well since joining. He has learnt to socialise well and is much more confident. His speech development is good and he has made friends. I would definitely recommend Busy Bees.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Good

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Busy Bees Montessori Nursery on Thursday 16 January 2014 by Kim contessa (Busy bees the best by far.....)

I can't recommend Busy Bees enough. Just simply fantastic. The staff are friendly,caring, and smiley, and very informative. The activities are good helping to learn and are fun. The food is all organic. I love the fact we get newsletters and they always welcome any ideas and thoughts. They are simply brilliant.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Busy Bees Montessori Nursery on Thursday 16 January 2014 by F O'Connor (parent)

My daughter loves her nursery days, staff are more than welcoming. The nursery building is good and the standard of care is exceptional. I would not hesitate to recommend this nursery, it offers everything we hoped to find and more.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Busy Bees Montessori Nursery on Thursday 16 January 2014 by Tj parent (Parent)

Absolutely fantastic nursery! Friendly staff and happy environment for babies and toddlers to develop! Great value for money as the fee includes everything - nappies, bottles, milk, food! All food provided is organic and my child loves all the food given, including the wide variety of fruit and vegetables!

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Busy Bees Montessori Nursery on Thursday 16 January 2014 by Carrie (Parent)

I highly recommend Busy Bees Nursery, my 4 year old son attends 3 days per week. Cory thoroughly enjoys everything about going from the meals to seeing his friends and the many creative activities they do. The staff are always polite, willing and approachable and always seem to genuinely care. Nothing is too much trouble. Cory was a bit of a late developer and was seeing a Speech Therapist. The nursery fully supported him with a Personal programme to help him on a 1-1 basis and he has come on leaps and bounds - very much a chatter box now! I will be genuinely sad when it's time for Cory to move on to school!

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Busy Bees Montessori Nursery on Thursday 16 January 2014 by HAYLEY (PARENT)

ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC NURSERY AND LOVELY STAFF OUR TWIN BOYS LOVE ATTENDING AND HAVE COME ON LEAPS AND BOUNDS - WOULD NEVER LOOK ANYWHERE ELSE NOW IF WE WERE TO HAVE ANY MORE CHILDREN AND I RECOMMEND BUSY BEES TO ANYBODY AND EVERYBODY

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Busy Bees Montessori Nursery on Thursday 16 January 2014 by Jo (Parent)

I would highly recommend this nursery. My daughter attends and loves it, she is always excited to be going and loves the staff. There is a huge variety of activities and I especially like that the children go outdoors as much as possible. Communication is key when your little one is in someone else's hands and peace of mind is imperative. I've been really pleased with the way the nursery is run. My happy little girl is all the proof i need!

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Good

Facilities/Outside Space: Good

Care: Good

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Excellent

Management: Good

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Busy Bees Montessori Nursery on Thursday 16 January 2014 by Lisa chopper (Parent)

Fantastic nursery and staff, good mixture of activities for the children, parents are kept well informed of nursery/child activities. Staff go above and beyond. Great value for money and fantastic learning plan.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Facilities/Outside Space: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Review of Busy Bees Montessori Nursery on Thursday 16 January 2014 by Mrs P (Parent)

Great nursery. Friendly staff, good facilities and activities. Plenty of opportunities for the parents to be involved if they wish. My daughter runs through the door each morning as she loves it there so much.

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Good

Facilities/Outside Space: Good

Care: Good

Resources/Equipment/ICT: Good

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Food/Nutrition: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

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