Busy Bees at Canterbury

The Riverside Children's Centre, Kingsmead Road, Canterbury CT2 7PH

Busy Bees at Canterbury, Canterbury, Kent
Busy Bees at Canterbury, Canterbury, Kent
Busy Bees at Canterbury, Canterbury, Kent

Busy Bees at Canterbury is committed to a child-centred approach, making the most of a wide range of expertise, being part of the UK's largest day nursery providers.

A purpose-built interior is complemented by a secure outdoor play area, supporting physical play alongside sound intellectual development.

Staff experienced regular training, with a focus on health and safety, as well as innovative methods of encouraging learning, development and independent thinking.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Lisa Farrow (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Kent County Council

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

Total Places for Children: 80

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.2 Busy Bees at Canterbury has a Review Score of 9.2 (9.208)

The Review Score of 9.2 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Canterbury is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 7 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Canterbury in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.4 out of 5 from 6 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 4.833 for Busy Bees at Canterbury is calculated as follows: ( (71 Excellents x 5) + (12 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 84 Ratings = 4.833

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. 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 maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users 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.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 4.375 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Canterbury is based on 6 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 16 positive Reviews (80 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 16 Target = 0.375

  • 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
    7
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Canterbury?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    7
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Canterbury

  • Mother of Child
    5
  • Father of Child
    2

I have been really impressed with the level of care and attention my child has received. He has truly blossomed in such a supportive environment. He loves his keyworker, and when I collect him at the end of the day, he is always eager to tell me about all the activities they did together.
The facilities are excellent and well-maintained. The staff are enthusiastic and happy and a pleasure to deal with. The outside space is fantastic and the range of freshly cooked meals is excellent.
I would definitely recommend this nursery to my friends and family.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Canterbury? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

To the parents out there who live in or near Canterbury, I highly recommend Busy Bees at Canterbury Nursery.

What's not to Love.....the whole place is incredible! The facilities are great, the staff are amazing, big garden and it is a highly effective learning environment.

My 22-month-old daughter has been going here since she was 6 months old and it was the best decision we made, as she is the most confident, caring and cleverest girl ever!! Obviously us as parents have a massive influence on this but I don't want to take all the credit as I really do feel the Busy Bees at Canterbury have indeed been a huge factor in the way she has grown up, they really do nurture and help your children develop in so many ways, not just look after your children. This fact alone really does set it apart from the rest.

My recently born son will also be joining the nursery next year and I look forward to seeing him enjoy it as much as my daughter does!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Canterbury? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 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: Excellent

My daughter loves it here!

The facilities are excellent: the building is purpose built so the rooms are bright and spacious. The garden is very big and they spend a lot of time out there.

The staff are lovely: our key worker has built up a great relationship with my daughter and it is obvious that my daughter is delighted to see her each day. The activities are varied and fun and the equipment is good.

The only negative is that it is so popular that it is sometimes difficult to get extra sessions (although they will always try!)

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Canterbury? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has attended Busy Bees for the last 10 months and he absolutely loves it there, the staff are lovely and always provide lots of information about what he has been up to during the day. There are lots of toys and equipment for the children to play with and they also regularly paint and draw pictures which are sent home. I would definitely recommend this nursery and my baby daughter will be attending in the new year once I go back to work. I feel confident that they are well looked after and cared for.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Canterbury? 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

Great place, all the staff are professional, but more importantly they're fun. There's a lovely garden that the kids go out to with tonnes of fun stuff. I suspect my two kids have a way better time here than at home!
Great jobs guys.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Canterbury? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 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: Excellent

What can I say? Busy Bees at Canterbury is fantastic.
The staff are friendly and helpful, my daughter's key person is outstanding and so helpful when I need advice.
I love that she goes outside so much and uses the wonderful large garden.
One of the highlights for me is the awesome food that the chef cooks, his food always smells amazing and my daughter eats all of everything every time she is in nursery, I cook the same thing at home and she will not eat it!
I would highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Canterbury? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 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: Excellent

I am very pleased with the care given to my little girl at nursery and feel that she is happy and confident to attend often giving me just a backwards glimpse as she goes to explore with her friends. Her dedicated key person provides fun and engaging activities that challenge her and support her development. Her room offers free flow access to outdoors meaning she is able to make decisions on what she would like to do and when.
The meals offered are outstanding and my daughter enjoys them all and I'm happy because they are well balanced and nutritious.
Staff are professional and will always take the time to talk to me about my daughter and her day.
I couldn't recommend this nursery enough and my baby son will start attending in January.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Canterbury? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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