Bush Babies - Leicester Blaby

170 Lutterworth Road, Blaby, Leicester LE8 4DP

Bush Babies - Leicester Blaby nursery opened in 2009. It is situated on the outskirts of Blaby.

It offers a warm, welcoming and stimulating environment and provides a broad range of play-based activities for children to learn and grow.

The self contained baby unit has play areas, quiet areas, a calming sleep room and practical eating/feeding areas. The play area is bright, spacious and fun. Babies and toddlers have direct access to the outdoors where they can explore a wonderful area of both planned and spontaneous activities to discover the world around them.

The free flow environment allows the children to choose where they would like to play with access to bikes and outdoor play equipment.

Highly motivated and enthusiastic staff team provide top quality care and learning for all children. Between them, they have a wealth of experience and qualifications.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Sharon Abbey (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Leicestershire County Council

Number of Staff: 21

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

Total Places for Children: 60

Age Range: from 0 years 1 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0745-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Fees Guide: Various sessions Available

Parking:

Car park to front of building

Overview

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Bush Babies - Leicester Blaby 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 22 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bush Babies - Leicester Blaby in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 21 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 4.86 for Bush Babies - Leicester Blaby is calculated as follows: ( (223 Excellents x 5) + (34 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 258 Ratings = 4.86

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bush Babies - Leicester Blaby is based on 21 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 12 positive Reviews (60 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 21 Reviews ÷ 12 Target Reached = 1

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

9.9 Bush Babies - Leicester Blaby has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.860)

Average Ratings

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  • Good
    2
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Bush Babies - Leicester Blaby?

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Reviewer Connection to Bush Babies - Leicester Blaby

  • Mother of Child
    18
  • Father of Child
    2
  • Grandmother of Child
    2

We are very happy with the care the nursery provides to our daughter and that she really enjoys her time there. The staff are friendly and welcoming to both parents and children. There is a happy vibe throughout the nursery and there are regular seasonal/topical activities for the children and opportunities for parents to attend and join in. Would definitely recommend the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Bush Babies - Leicester Blaby? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Very friendly staff, always welcoming and helpful! My daughter loves going which makes me feel so much more comfortable going to work and leaving her! I would recommend this nursery to anyone!

How likely would you be to recommend Bush Babies - Leicester Blaby? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Can’t really fault this nursery. My child is happy to go there and settled in quickly. My child’s speech has improved greatly since joining this nursery and I feel very relaxed knowing my child is being looked after very well.

How likely would you be to recommend Bush Babies - Leicester Blaby? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

All the staff at Bush Babies are very supportive. I feel my child is looked after very well and is kept very busy with all the range of activities. I am very happy with the open space. I feel her dietary requirements are met very well.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Staff at Bush Babies - Leicester Blaby are always welcoming - any queries are answered fully. My daughter absolutely loves attending nursery, running up to staff on arrival and thoroughly enjoying every minute here. I am completely happy with our experience at Bush Babies and have no hesitation in leaving her in the care of the staff. I would highly recommend this nursery!

How likely would you be to recommend Bush Babies - Leicester Blaby? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

From the first day, my daughter started this nursery, she has flourished and learnt so many key skills and I cannot thank all the staff enough for their care and consideration.
I will be sad when she has to leave, when the term has finished, as she has built up some great relationship with the nursery staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Bush Babies - Leicester Blaby? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Overall, a very good playgroup for my son.
Only suggestion is maybe more notice to parents regarding buying an outfit for xmas performance. 48 hours was a struggle as I have little money and no transport.

How likely would you be to recommend Bush Babies - Leicester Blaby? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I have seen an improvement in the standard of staff over the past few months. I still feel there is a variation in the level of staff ability.
My son is very happy which is my main overall concern.

How likely would you be to recommend Bush Babies - Leicester Blaby? Likely

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

During December the nursery have welcomed children's families into the nursery for a range of activities, from a charity craft making session, and Carol singing, to parties and a Christmas performance with coffee and mince pies. Staff always ensure that they keep parents involved in each child's progress. Children are helped to take care of their own possessions and become independent.

How likely would you be to recommend Bush Babies - Leicester Blaby? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I am really happy with the care my daughter received at Bush Babies nursery. Her key worker knows her really well and is able to identify the smallest steps of development which is brilliant. They feedback on how my daughter is getting on and the pre-school room manager is great at managing the room.

How likely would you be to recommend Bush Babies - Leicester Blaby? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Very good activities, lovely cards made. My daughter loves the nursery.

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

I feel there has been a huge improvement in the general running of the nursery since Busy Bees have taken over the nursery. Staff morale has improved. My son loves coming to nursery, his confidence has grown, getting involved in activities and very comfortable with staff and management.

How likely would you be to recommend Bush Babies - Leicester Blaby? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

I find the nursery staff professional at all times. I feel comfortable leaving my granddaughter in their care.

How likely would you be to recommend Bush Babies - Leicester Blaby? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Fantastic! All the girls are brilliant. My son is very happy and settled at nursery and loves coming to see his friends and carers.

How likely would you be to recommend Bush Babies - Leicester Blaby? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our daughter has been at the Lavender Bush since June and we are really impressed with the nursery as a whole, she has come on no end since starting and she loves going.
The staff are all so friendly, caring and helpful and our daughter is familiar with them all which is great as I have no concerns and know that she will be happy when moving up a room in the New Year. The nursery always has lovely events going on which we can join in with which is lovely to see as she is so confident in everything she does at the nursery.
I would highly recommend the Lavender Bush to anyone looking for a nursery it is by far the nicest nursery in our local area, in my opinion, it has a lovely homely feel.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My experience of the nursery so far is all positive. My son loves coming to nursery and is always happy to come in and play happily when picked up.

The staff are all lovely and the facilities are far better than the other nurseries we looked at. I would be happy to recommend the nursery.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

This is an exceptional nursery with a wonderful staff team. They are all very professional but also warm and friendly. It feels like more of a "second home" than a nursery for my son. It has a wonderful feeling of community with lots of fun events where family/nursery combine. I have recommended this nursery to other parents and will continue to do so.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our daughter loves going to Bush Babies in Blaby. The staff are lovely and she especially loves her key worker.

They provide excellent care and have readily helped with her development.

How likely would you be to recommend Bush Babies - Leicester Blaby? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

We have had a very good experience throughout. I would add that since new management /admin have started the service at that level has been excellent having been quite disorganised previously. The staff are lovely and provide quality care to my adopted daughter and are understanding of her needs.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has been attending this nursery since 9 months old (she is now 3.5 years old). The staff are fantastic and my daughter has learnt so much from attending the nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My son been coming to this nursery since he was 8 months old. He has a close bond with his key worker and she knows his personal interests. My son is always happy to go into nursery which puts my mind at ease knowing he enjoys his days. They take pictures throughout the week of him and the activities he’s been doing. All staff are friendly and helpful, I would definitely recommend.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

I could highly recommend Bush Babies. My son is always looked after well, and the staff provide a caring environment and are informative to parents. They get 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and high tea) which are varied and healthy (with the odd treat).
I can see how my son has developed through a "Learning journey" file that the staff keep up to date and parents are welcome to view at any time. Entry to the nursery is through a fingerprint system which, though temperamental, provides security and children must be signed in and out of every session, which provides me with confidence that my child is safe.
The nursery also has social activities which include parents (eg. around Christmas) and regular parents evening sessions to discuss progress and issues with the child's keyworker. The facilities are great - There are 2 secure outside facilities (one for the younger groups and one for the pre-school groups) an IT room and an "Enchanted" room for creativity.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Natasha Cullinan, Manager at Bush Babies - Leicester Blaby responded to this review on 25 Apr 2017:

Thank you for your kind words

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