Busy Bees at Carshalton Beeches

The Old Chapel, Kenny Drive, Carshalton SM5 4PH

Busy Bees at Carshalton Beeches has employed a dedicated team of professionals who make the most of a safe and secure environment to support positive and fun learning.

The nursery is situated in a quiet residential housing development, well-located for local transport routes and ideal for parents to manage their childcare needs.

Alongside a focus on all key early years learning skills, the nursery has a robust healthy eating policy in place and there are quarterly meetings that enable parents to keep up with progress.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Michelle Barton (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Sutton Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 90

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Overview

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Carshalton Beeches is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.6 out of 5 from 28 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Carshalton Beeches 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 4.667 for Busy Bees at Carshalton Beeches is calculated as follows: ( (231 Excellents x 5) + (88 Goods x 4) + (11 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 330 Ratings = 4.667

  • 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 Busy Bees at Carshalton Beeches 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 18 positive Reviews (90 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 21 Reviews ÷ 18 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.

9.7 Busy Bees at Carshalton Beeches has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.667)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    23
  • Good
    5
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Carshalton Beeches?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    25
  • Likely
    3
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    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
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  • Extremely UNLIKELY
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Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Carshalton Beeches

  • Mother of Child
    24
  • Father of Child
    3
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

My son has just moved up to pre-school. He has been a little nervous but the staff have handled the transition well. He has been enjoying the new activities, mainly the dancing and playing with torches in the dark.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I have been coming to Busy Bees at Carshalton Beeches for a few years now with two of my granddaughters, one who is still attending. I have always found every one of the staff to be friendly, kind and caring. Never once have either of my granddaughters said they didn't want to go to nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The staff is amazing here. My little girl started nursery at only 7 months and they did all they could to make me and her, feel happy and at ease with this life-changing event.
Everyone is great with her and I can tell she's very happy here.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Staff always very helpful from nursery staff to management.
They are only a phone call away.

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

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

Staff are extremely caring for the children and take time and effort to got to know them. Some issues with toilet hygiene.

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

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Average Rating:   3.5 out of 5

As always, I am very happy with the care my daughter received at Busy Bees at Carshalton Beeches. She is always excited to go to nursery and especially this month with the variety of Christmas activities that have been taking place.
I am looking forward to receiving all her artwork and to seeing her in the nativity play.
Well don't to all staff at Busy Bees at Carshalton Beeches and thank you.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Our son loves coming to Busy Bees at Carshalton Beeches and is always very happy when we come to collect him. He has really developed well here and the staff are very caring and organised lots of activities. We're very happy with the nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Fantastic nursery with staff that truly care about my daughter. Every morning the staff arrive fresh-faced and wearing eager smiles. They seem able to cope incredibly with whatever the kids throw at them. I imagine their jobs must be fairly stressful at times but not once have I seen them show this. Quite the contrary. All the staff appear to relish the chaos and I would recommend Busy Bees Carshalton Beeches in a heartbeat.

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

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Good overall experience. Staff are friendly and look caring towards children.
The premises are nice and good layout of rooms. Thank you.

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Average Rating:   3.7 out of 5

My son joined Busy Bees a year ago and he absolutely loves it. He's made good friends and has a good rapport with his key persons. The nursery has helped to improve his communication skills and also helped in his development skills. Highly recommend all their extra curriculum, they have encouraged my son's confidence.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

The staff are really friendly and helpful.
Always happy to assist and really flexible with bookings.
My daughter is really happy and enjoys coming to Busy Bees. Thank you.

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Welcoming and friendly environment. Staff are very knowledgeable and personal. Always willing to adapt to day to day need changes. Lots of information at end of the day and happy to discuss concerns. Very satisfied.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our overall experience with the nursery has been very good. Our son is well looked after and he's been learning a lot. Staff are friendly and happy to help with the child's needs both physical and emotional. My son has grown in to a happy, confident and eager to learn little man.
Thank you again to all staff and management at Busy Bees at Carshalton Beeches.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My daughter has been at Busy Bees at Carshalton Beeches since she was a year old. She settled in so well and has developed socially and emotionally over the last 2 years. She is also developing cognitively and in line with expectations. She loves coming to nursery and has made great friends. She is cared for extremely well and I know that she is in safe hands. When I pick her up, she asks to stay longer. Would highly recommend.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Generally, the care is good and the staff are very patient, caring and kind. My child seems happy and absorbed at nursery.

I have previously raised concerns about soap dispensers not being filled and this seems to have been dealt with now.

Fees have gone up again recently and Busy Bees' rates seem less competitive

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

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Average Rating:   3.8 out of 5

My daughter has attended this nursery for 18 months now and we are very happy with all aspects of it.
She absolutely loves going in every day. They do a wonderful range of activities and provide a very varied range of food.
We get great updates on her progress and I’m sure if we had any issues they would be dealt with appropriately.

I would be happy to recommend to anyone.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

The Management was changed this year and it has definitely been for the better!
There has been a massive change in the atmosphere at the Nursery within staff and parents.
My daughter has excelled in her learning this year (she is in pre-school 2) I have no
concerns about my daughter's welfare.
She speaks perfectly, she writes brilliantly...
She eats great, some days she doesn't want to eat what is on offer but then you can't expect a child to like everything, but she is always given an alternative.
She always comes home happy.
The Nursery is outstanding in my opinion, I know I could speak to the staff about any concerns including the manager.
The events held and the additional activities offered are fabulous, I am actually a little upset that she will be heading to normal school next year.

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

The nursery is a fantastic place for our child. She has flourished there and loves spending time there. All the staff are warm and friendly to the children and really care, so we couldn't be happier with the service provided!

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My daughter has been attending this nursery since she was 6 months old - she is now 2.5 years and she absolutely adores it. The staff are friendly and genuinely seem to care about the children in their care. My daughter regularly sees the same faces and I get detailed updates on her day every evening at pick up.

I love that the nursery is far away from main roads and is nice and quiet, and I also love the varied menu that they serve - my daughter happily eats (almost!) everything that is served to her! I would 100% recommend this nursery to other mums in the area.

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

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

As a first-time mum, I loved the reassurance I got from the staff that my son was happy and settled. Every time I walk into the setting I get a warm welcome, followed by happy faces. I love the idea that my son sees the same face every time he attends.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son was unsettled at first but within a month of going to nursery happily and always have spoken about the staff and children in his room. And staff do activities for the children that are very good and my son loves messy play Staff are so lovely and my son loves the nursery .i wish he could stay there and not go to school.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Both our girls have attended Busy Bees and love it. The staff are super friendly and helpful and we feel very lucky we have found childcare that has worked out so well. Our youngest cries on non-nursery days or did. In the end we had to let her go full time.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Busy Bees at Carshalton Beeches is the bees knees my son thrives from being at nursery and loves the girls who work there. Brilliant staff and excellent place to make you feel welcome and reassured if you are an unsure parent. 100% recommend to all my mummy friends

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

My oldest child commenced his journey at this nursery at one year old. The staff are all caring and passionate about ensuring the children enjoy their time at nursery. If a problem does arise it is dealt with promptly. There is continuous feedback to parents via collection updates, parents evenings and the Busy Bees at Carshalton Beeches parent/ nursery book.

The children are provided with a wide range of activities to take part in which supports their development. Overall I would highly recommend this nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My daughter has been at Busy Bees Carshalton for nearly a year. From our preliminary visit I got a good feel about the place, the building is lovely but what I absolutely loved was the individual gardens for each room. The environment is just a home from home set in a quiet residential cul de sac. The nursery staff were fantastic at settling her in before she started with four visits gradually getting longer each time (and this was repeated when she moved rooms). The staff are absolutely amazing and a credit to the company - through feedback every day I pick her up and always with a cheerful smile on their faces! The chef is as equally talented with a tasty nutritional menu! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this nursery to anyone.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has been attending the Busy Bees nursery in Carshalton for over a year now and has been placed in two rooms so far. Both times, the room facilities have been amazing, as has the staffing. My daughter has only had 2 key workers - one for each room. She attends full time and thoroughly enjoys her time there, including the menu which is tasty and diverse. The management of the overall nursery always delivers a high standard of care. The nursery also provides extra activities such as French and drama lessons, which we really appreciate. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the nursery to anyone.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Since day one my son and I have experienced the warmth and efficiency from Busy Bees staff during what can be an anxious time. Now over a year at the nursery the staff have done their utmost to assist in my son's health issues and dietary alterations as well as to update on integral development on an individual basis.
Although there have been recent changes to the structure and staff my son has continued to feel settled and secure. Communication on changes with parents is essential and really reassuring.
Busy Bees Carshalton Beeches you're doing a great job!

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

My daughter started at Busy Bees when she was just 9 months old. Every room she has been in she has been well looked after by the loving and caring staff there. I like how all the staff know who she is even staff members that I don't know! There is a real family feel about the nursery which is what both myself and my husband wanted for our daughter.

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

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