Busy Bees at Greenwich

87 Antelope Road, Woolwich, London SE18 5QG

Busy Bees at Greenwich, London, London
Busy Bees at Greenwich, London, London
Busy Bees at Greenwich, London, London

Busy Bees at Greenwich nursery runs a friendly service for parents in the local community, who are able to trust in a professional childcare team in whose company children will feel encouraged to develop their learning and personal skills. The nursery has 51 places available and is registered with regulatory body Ofsted, adhering to all the highest standards of security, safety and hygiene. Children find the nursery's outdoor wooden castle particularly delightful and a spacious interior includes separate areas for babies, toddlers and pre-school children.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Katie Cropley (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Greenwich Council

Number of Staff: 15

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

Total Places for Children: 51

Age Range: from 0 years to 5 years

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

9.3 Busy Bees at Greenwich has a Review Score of 9.3 (9.275)

The Review Score of 9.3 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Greenwich 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 12 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Greenwich in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 5 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 4.785 for Busy Bees at Greenwich is calculated as follows: ( (113 Excellents x 5) + (31 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 144 Ratings = 4.785

  • 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 4.49 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Greenwich is based on 5 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 10.2 positive Reviews (51 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 5 Reviews ÷ 10.2 Target = 0.490

  • 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
    11
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    12
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Greenwich

  • Mother of Child
    7
  • Father of Child
    4
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

I can not recommend this nursery enough. My son has been attending for two years and loves it. The staff are dedicated and devoted to the children. The facilities are great and the garden is so spacious. The children get to interact with all ages so it builds their confidence. I get regular feedback on his progress and from the moment he started at one-year-old I have never worried about him while in the care of this great team.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Greenwich? 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 attends Busy Bees nursery. I am very happy with the care she receives. My daughter is always happy to go to nursery and talk about all of the fun things she has done through the day and friends she has played with. The outdoor space at this setting is brilliant a lot of the other nurseries I looked at didn't have such a big space. The staff are friendly and helpful and always give in depth and helpful feedback at the end of the day.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Greenwich? 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 have been using Busy Bees Greenwich since my daughter was 11 months and have always been happy. The nursery is clean, the practitioners are always attentive and really bond with the children. Food is freshly made and always appropriate to the children's age/needs. I love their great garden as I think it is important for the kids to be outside when the weather permits. Now my daughter is almost 2 years and we are very happy.

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

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

First I would like to say thank you to the staff. She let me know more about how good it is at Busy Bees nursery and all the teachers are so caring. My daughter learned so much. I am so happy my daughter is in this nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been with Busy Bees for around 18 months. It's difficult for any parent dropping off their child for the first time, especially when so young, but the support, love and care that the team have shown towards her is simply phenomenal. From her assigned key workers to the chefs through to the management and everyone else who works at the nursery, everyone on the Greenwich Busy Bees team is amazing and my daughter loves every one of them.

The children are often entertained with lots of activities, the rooms are happy places, full of toys, books and pictures of the children and their families. The home cooked food, which is specifically designed for each age group is tasty and delicious. An outside play area is also a great place -, especially in the summer.

I simply cannot fault the place at all and I'm forever grateful for everyone at the nursery for playing such a major role in the nurture and development of my daughter.

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

When I first left my son was heartbroken because he had never been left with someone else before. He cried for few days but the staff cuddled him and comforted me and let me tell you that now, that just after 1 month he is smiling and waiting to go to nursery.
I don't know how they did it but is unbelievable.
He comes home and eats by himself, singing.. And is only 16 months. Knowing that my son is safe and in good hands, well fed and looked after, makes me go to work without worrying about him. Thank you Busy Bees.

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

My son started at Busy Bees Greenwich June 2012 when he was 9 months old and left September 2016 aged 4 (2 weeks from his 5th birthday). Even before we had signed up for a place here, we knew this was the place that he needed to be cared for as during our visit we felt comfortable; our son was happy and settled, the staff were friendly and reassuring and we were surprised by the garden facility that they have.
Our son was offered freshly cooked meals on a daily basis that were varied and he enjoyed.
He was allowed use of the garden daily which he loved
He was educated according to his age as well as being able to learn through play.
The girls that work here are all brilliant and care for each child with passion.
As parents, we were more than happy with how our son was looked after and would recommend Busy Bees to anyone that wanted brilliant care for their child.
If I had any negatives towards this nursery, it would be that I do not think the girls get paid enough for the job they do!!!!!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Sasha Beesley, Digital Marketing Executive at Busy Bees at Greenwich responded to this review on 28 Oct 2016:

Thank you so much for your feedback! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience of our nursery at Greenwich and have taken all of your points on board. We are delighted that you and your child are satisfied with the care provided here.

My child just started here recently and he has really settled in well. The staff are very friendly and caring towards the kids. Overall I am extremely satisfied with the service that is being provided at the Nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My grandsons (now in primary school) and (currently in Rabbits at Busy Bears) have both benefitted from being at this wonderful nursery. The facilities are second to none. Each age group has a special room (and Owls for nap time) which is always staffed with excellently trained personnel. The toys, activities and furniture are age appropriate and the rooms are kept very clean. The wall displays are just amazing. In Summer the outdoor garden is available for play. The food and its variety are excellent, amazing value for money. The staff always welcome you and include you in any activity going on. They "debrief" you each day. Every child is treated as an individual and has a named main carer. Wonderful.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

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

Excellent nursery, especially keeping in mind that the choice of excellent nurseries in the area is not wide. Two things I am mostly happy with is the carers work well to adhere to the needs of my child and fun garden for toddlers. People who work in the nursery are the greatest thing!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

I am very glad that I chose Busy Bee because my daughter is very well looked after and is learning a lot. The staff and management are absolutely wonderful, professional and so caring. I feel at peace when I leave my daughter at Busy Bees because I know that she will be well looked after and will also expand in learning and socialising with the other children. The menu is fantastic. I would definitely recommend anyone to bring their children there.

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

Our daughter has been at Busy Bees for nearly two years and she has enjoyed all three rooms she has been in so far and had great fun with the other children and staff. The staff are excellent, very friendly and provide excellent support and care. Each change of room has been managed really well and we are all looking forward to her move up to the pre-school room in November.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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