Busy Bees at Westminster, London, London
Busy Bees at Westminster, London, London
Busy Bees at Westminster, London, London

Busy Bees at Westminster, in New Palace Place, is a seventy-six capacity service that has been expertly designed to suit the growth and development of babies and toddlers. Children enjoy a wide range of learning resources, an outdoor learning environment and nutritious meals.

The service keeps up-to-date with the standards set out by Ofsted regulators, while looking to reach out to parents and to ensure them that their feedback and contribution is a much-valued attribute.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Lindsay Garstin (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Westminster City Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 76

Age Range: from 0 years to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1815

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

9.5 Busy Bees at Westminster has a Review Score of 9.5 (9.458)

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Westminster is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 12 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Westminster in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.8 out of 5 from 12 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 4.669 for Busy Bees at Westminster is calculated as follows: ( (99 Excellents x 5) + (39 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 142 Ratings = 4.669

  • 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 4.789 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Westminster is based on 12 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 15.2 positive Reviews (76 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 12 Reviews ÷ 15.2 Target = 0.789

  • 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
    9
  • Good
    3
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    10
  • Likely
    2
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Westminster

  • Mother of Child
    8
  • Father of Child
    4

It is a great place for kids to play, experience and learn. They are loved and well treated. The staff is very professional and kind.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Westminster? 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 son has a great time at the nursery. He loves it. Staff are also great. Takes best care of our son. Placing our son is Busy Bees Westminster was a great decision.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Very caring teachers. They pay attention to my son's needs, especially since we are foreigners. His teacher took the effort to ensure that my son settled well.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son is really happy to go to nursery, he is learning how to be sociable. The staff are always kind and attentive, kids are clean and well fed and always entertained.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Very friendly and competent staff. However not as much staff as expected to take care of the group of babies. Some busy days my daughter is exhausted as the group of babies is quite large. Would be great to reduce it or split in 2 smaller groups.

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

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Lindsay, Nursery Manager at Busy Bees at Westminster responded to this review on 04 Apr 2017:

Thank you for your review. We have outstanding resources and operate a high staff to child ratio, with only 7 babies in our newly refurbished baby room at any one time to make sure that all babies have the highest quality of attention and care. If you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to see us at the nursery. Kind Regards, Nursery Manager

An excellent nursery with first class service. My daughter loves her time at the nursery. Would highly recommend.

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

Excellent fun environment for my three-year-old boy. He arrived 7 months ago with hardly any language having been living in Italy. Within a few weeks he is using English words and happily playing with his new friends. Very special place with excellent manager and my son has a really super teacher.

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

Mu son is always happy to come to the nursery. The staff are really caring and professional. The staff are great and love taking care of the children. I would definitely recommend the nursery to parents that I know.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Westminster? 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

I have known this nursery since January 2011 and my two youngest children are still here. It is well equipped but ultimately what makes this place so good is the wonderful staff. The manager is great fun and she runs a very tight ship. The staff seem to build such wonderful relationships with the children. My one and four-year-old run in the door in the morning with excitement. No tears and rarely even turn around. And on the way home, they are full of stories about their days. They don't have a chance to get bored.

The other good thing is the food that makes this place stand out. The nursery chef is fantastic and they all eat so well. And it makes us eat better at home because I am now in competition!

Finally, I like this nursery because the children here are all so lovely. My children have formed some wonderful friendships that have been sustained even after they move on.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Satisfactory

We absolutely love this nursery. The environment is very clean and modern, looks and feels like home. My daughter became attached to staff really quickly and obviously enjoys a wide range of activities. There is a very spacious and very well equipped garden at Busy Bee's. There is a very good source of feedback in an online parents portal. My only recommendation for improvement is to have information on daily food menu on this portal. I would highly recommend Busy Bees at Westminster to all parents.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

We could not be happier with Westminster for our baby. She has been in the nursery for 9 months (since she was 3 months) and she absolutely loves it. We are delighted with the care and attention she gets and her development.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Busy Bee's Westminster is a fantastic and caring place to put your little one when not at home. The staff are wonderful and really interact with your child in a thoughtful manner. They always take into account the needs of my child and give her the best level of care I could possibly wish for.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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