Busy Bees at Perivale

34-38 Bideford Avenue, Perivale, Greenford UB6 8DF

Busy Bees at Perivale, Greenford, London
Busy Bees at Perivale, Greenford, London
Busy Bees at Perivale, Greenford, London

Busy Bees in Perivale opened in 1993 and is within walking distance from Perivale tube station (Central Line). The last Ofsted inspection was in June 2015 and they achieved a Good rating. The established staff team works hard to provide high quality childcare, where children are cared for in a secure, fun and stimulating environment. Both nursery managers have been at the nursery for over 20 years.

They offer exciting learning initiatives to the children working in line with Early Years Foundation Stage, which includes Busy Babies, Problem Solving to Mathematics and Babble to Chatter. The nursery also has an extensive outdoor area for the children to develop their learning, which is made of artificial grass and soft safety surfaces. This also includes an area for the children to grow plants and vegetables.

The nursery consists of four group rooms for the different ages of children plus they have a kitchen, where nutritious, fresh meals from seasonal menus are prepared by the nursery chef. The nursery caters for children with both medical and cultural dietary needs and has a 5* food hygiene rating.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Lindsey Barrett & Denise Arbouine (Managers)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Ealing Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 76

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

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Reviews

8.6 Busy Bees at Perivale has a Review Score of 8.6 (8.551)

The Review Score of 8.6 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Perivale is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 12 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Perivale in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.7 out of 5 from 3 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 4.854 for Busy Bees at Perivale is calculated as follows: ( (124 Excellents x 5) + (19 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 144 Ratings = 4.854

  • 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 3.697 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Perivale is based on 3 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.5

    2. Target of 15.2 positive Reviews (76 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 15.2 Target = 0.197

  • 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
    12
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • 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 Perivale

  • Mother of Child
    10
  • Father of Child
    2

The nursery has been instrumental in the development of my daughter. She has become more confident around other children and has her manners reinforced in nursery. The parent-teacher communication is great. Will definitely recommend it.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

My Daughter has been at Busy Bees at Hoover since she was 1 years old she started in the baby room and is now in the pre-school room. The Nursery and staff are amazing and we never had any issues. I would recommend this nursery to anyone looking for a good and well-structured nursery

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I cannot commend the nursery enough.

The care and attention that is provided to my baby since day one is really exceptional and the proof is in his happy nature and excitement to go to nursery in the mornings.

The baby room has so many sensory areas and is a warm and comfy space for the little ones to play and learn. The staff are very warm and caring of the children and very importantly, the whole nursery is spotless and safe.

The food standard is also very high and the children are offered freshly cooked healthy meals every day.

I would not hesitate to recommend this nursery to any parent wanting a home-from-home for their little ones to learn and play.

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

This nursery is really good on a number of levels and we would happily recommend it to family and friends alike. Our child has been attending for a little over a year, and has been going full-time for approximately 50% of that time.

The staff are always warm in their approach and the attention they have shown has helped our child develop a strong sense of self which has really helped build confidence. This, I am sure, is in part due to the separation of the children based on their age group and thus allowing them to grow amongst their peers. We were also pleased that there is an on-site chef preparing a variety of foods throughout the week, which has definitely exposed our little one to various food groups.

Being that the nursery is a number of residential properties knocked together, it is well laid out. It's light and always warm inside. The outdoor space is also of a good size and is equipped with a good range of activities.

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

A very warm and welcoming nursery with friendly, professional and knowledgeable staff, who are attentive and caring. The management is very hands on and know all the children well. There is attention to detail on the development and a focus on your child learning through fun. The diverse menu at Busy Bees encourages healthy eating and encourages the children to try different foods. The rooms are clean, brightly lit and nicely decorated. I would highly recommend this nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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 has been attending Busy Bees for nearly 2 years now. From the first day, I have been impressed with the friendly staff, quality of management and the facilities offered. The nursery has continually supported my sons learning and he has developed significantly during his time there. The nursery has a very good staff retention rate and as a result, your child's Key worker will typically stay with them until they transition to the next room/stage. Having this "one on one" relationship helped us massively especially in the early days when we were adjusting to a new routine. Busy Bees have an "in-house" chef who prepares varied/seasonal and nutritional meals for the children, my son has always enjoyed the food and we are kept regularly updated to the current menu and how he has eaten that day.

Overall I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Busy Bees at Hoover to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Perivale? 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 son has been attending this nursery since April and we could not be happier. He took a while to settle in as he was used to spending most of his time with me but the staff at the nursery worked really hard to make him comfortable and now he couldn't love it more. I saw other nurseries before I chose this one but it felt very warm and welcoming and was not packed with masses of kids like some of the other places I visited so I knew my son would get proper attention. Since attending Busy Bees my son has developed so many new skills and always shocks and surprises us when he does something that we've never seen before and this is a testament to the staff and the range of activities that they do with him. One of the nicest things about this nursery is how involved all of the staff are from the managers to the chef - everyone is very visible and all the kids know all of the staff so no one is a stranger to them. Overall I'm extremely happy and more importantly so is my son!

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

All three of my children have attended Busy Bees at Hoover and the youngest is currently in the toddler room. I have found the nursery to be a caring, warm and friendly environment. The children's spaces in the building are bright and spacious. There is a large play area outside with different sections for the different age groups - it's buzzing in the summer months. I have found the staff to be very professional, knowledgeable and helpful, especially in working together with me to coordinate things happening in my child's life at home with life at the nursery. At the end of each day I get a good update of the day and at the parents meeting, I get to talk about my child's development. This has been very helpful for me as a working mum.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Perivale? 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 familiar with the nursery since 2010. From the first day I felt my son and then my daughter were in very safe and caring hands.
Busy Bees seems to recruit the nicest staff who were attentive, caring and strict when necessary. I appreciated that my children's manners developed significantly during their time at Busy Bees. The staff and each child's key worker ensures that each child settles in and continues to develop and then transition to each new room/stage seamlessly.
I have always enjoyed getting the pictures of the children taking part in different activities and hearing what the staff thought they liked or disliked and their observations on their development. I also loved the development books and the at home activities. Busy Bees also actively develop their staff and have a very good retention rate - which is indicative of a happy work environment.
Varied menu at Busy Bees has meant that children try different foods. Finally, I love Busy Bees because my children love/d it.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

All 3 of my children have attended this wonderful nursery from the ages of 7 months old, my youngest being 1 year old at the moment and still with Busy Bees. I would not send my children anywhere else. The love and attention they have all received from all the staff here is heart warming. As a mother going back to work after maternity leave and leaving your precious baby in someone's hands is not an easy thing to do, but the staff made that transition such a smooth process for me back in 2010 when my first child attended. Now it's 2016 and I feel like I am leaving my baby with family. He is a very happy baby when I pick him up and does lots of things at nursery, always having fun and learning new things. I have no complaints whatsoever. The staff are fantastic, a real credit to busy bees.

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

Highly professional staff who clearly care for every child in their care. There is attention to detail on development and a focus on your child learning through fun. Food served is fresh and diverse encouraging healthy eating. A nursery where all staff gives cuddles when your child is hurt and will sit and read with them with they cry - you couldn't ask for more as a parent.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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 went to view this nursery (four years ago!) initially I liked the fact that it felt like a 'little school'. It felt professional and clean and the rooms were bright and light and were nicely decorated with great artwork displayed etc. Almost four years later and my second child is going to Busy Bees at Hoover and loves it. The staff are wonderful and very kind and have been especially caring of my son who has some health problems. My children have always enjoyed the food at the nursery and the staff are very inventive with the activities that they do with the children. The outside space is also very big (for London) and always nicely looked after with good outside play equipment. The nursery is well managed, by managers who are very hands on and actually know all the children well and who look after them regularly. I would highly recommend this nursery.

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

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