Busy Bees at Farringtons

Perry Street, Chislehurst BR7 6LR

Busy Bees at Farringtons has been purpose-designed to educate children from 3 months to 5 years age, staffed and resourced to support welfare and learning and ideally located for busy local parents.

Alongside quality education, children enjoy home-cooked and nutritious meals in a setting that has the highest food safety grading.

The service understands the need for an open approach and building good relationships with parents, which includes maintaining parent partnership groups. Staff have multiple opportunities to further their qualifications and training.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Lisa Kenyon (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Bromley Council

Number of Staff: 35

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

Total Places for Children: 100

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 8 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0715-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Overview

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Farringtons 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 22 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Farringtons in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.8 out of 5 from 16 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 4.57 for Busy Bees at Farringtons is calculated as follows: ( (162 Excellents x 5) + (89 Goods x 4) + (12 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 263 Ratings = 4.57

  • 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 4.8 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Farringtons is based on 16 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 20 positive Reviews (100 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 16 Reviews ÷ 20 Target = 0.800

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

9.4 Busy Bees at Farringtons has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.370)

Average Ratings

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Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Farringtons

  • Mother of Child
    18
  • Father of Child
    4

Busy Bees at Farringtons is a warm, caring environment, where all the staff show a genuine connection with the children. My daughter has loved every minute of the last 3 years and her time here has truly helped her prepare for the transition to "big girl school".

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has attended Busy Bees at Farringtons for the last 3 years. I have been extremely happy with the care he has been given and now in pre-school the level of learning and opportunities to develop. On the rare occasion he has been unsettled on drop off, staff have always gone out of their way to give him that extra attention and reassurance. Staff are always approachable to discuss my son's learning and development or any other issues. My son has had a very happy 3 years at Busy Bees, making many strong bonds with his peers and the staff.

Would definitely recommend this nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My son (16months) loves going to Busy Bees nursery, running in each day which makes dropping off much easier.

Very friendly staff, good feedback given on daily events, great room and outdoor area, good play/learning activities.

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

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Nice staff. The purpose-built building feels a bit congested. The location is good though. I do not know if they can ask for more space. Upstairs for slightly bigger kids feels very cramped. Also the corridors etc. Can do with a bigger garden. Also overall cleanliness of the rooms should be increased - saying so after comparing it with another busy bees nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   4.1 out of 5

Both my children have attended Busy Bees Farringtons, from 9 months old, one left for school last year and my youngest daughter will leave for school next September. Both have developed into independent and thoughtful children. They have made very good friends and looked forward to seeing them each day and have made friendships that have lasted outside and beyond nursery. I would strongly recommend this nursery to anyone thinking of making the hard decision of where to send your child on the return to work.

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

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

I have always been happy with the level of care that both of my children have received whilst at this nursery. I felt that my older daughter learnt so much in Rainbows and gave her such a good start for school. My youngest daughter is currently in Sunflowers which she seems to enjoy. It would be good to understand a bit about the different activities that the children are involved in whilst at the nursery as I don’t really know the variety of play that she gets to take part in or how much outside play takes place.

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

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

Both of our daughters attend Busy Bees at Farringtons and they both love it! The staff are all very caring, friendly and attentive, helping our girls develop in the areas they need. The staff are always happy to discuss any areas of development I may be concerned about, offering advice and support. The rooms are clean and spacious, and our girls love playing in the garden. Knowing our girls are so well looked after makes dropping them off each day so much easier.
I would highly recommend this nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Busy Bees is a lovely nursery. I have been so pleased with the care and attention received by my daughter.

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

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

The feeling of a working parent who is leaving their child every morning in an environment that provides care, security, warmth and friendly cuddles is priceless! Thank you Busy Bees at Farringtons Chislehurst.

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

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Have sent both my children to this nursery and both have had a very positive experience and been well prepared for school. There is a good emphasis on kindness and respect to one another.
I do feel the place could do with a lick of paint as it's beginning to look a little tired but that doesn’t detract from the quality of the staff.

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

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

My son has been going to this nursery for over a year. The opening times are extremely good for busy working parents.
There are excellent ground facilities as they can use the Farringtons grounds for outdoor activities.
Daily updates via the parent app are important to me and help me to understand how his day went.
Lately, I have noticed that he is learning new words every day so I am pleased with his progress.
When picking him up he rarely wants to leave which is an excellent sign that he is enjoying himself.

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

We have seen an amazing amount of confidence and development in our daughter since she has moved over to the current room. The staff are approachable and provide a daily summary which is great. We would recommend Busy Bees at Farringtons to anyone given our personal experience over the last eighteen months. Thank you and keep it up!

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Our children really enjoy spending time at Busy Bees, the nursery has got all facilities and the staff are excellent.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Both my children attend Busy Bees and I believe it has been so beneficial - socially, emotionally, educationally. I absolutely love that my three-year-old daughter is already learning French! I have recommended Busy Bees to two very close friends for their children; one of whom now also sends her two-year-old son.

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

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

They are friendly, helpful and encourage all children. They are approachable if you have any queries or questions. They are very affordable and flexible for the working parent.

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

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

The baby room staff are lovely and helpful. My little one has settled in very well now and it seems he thinks it’s his second home. Thank you, ladies.

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

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

My son has been attending Busy Bees since June 2013 and we could not be happier. He has flourished as his development is supported and encouraged as he's grown. Lovely staff and brilliant facilities. The garden is a lovely space and extra activities available are fantastic.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our daughter has been going to Busy Bees at Farringtons for nearly 3 years now, so in a way that's the best review we can give it.

She's moved up through all the rooms during this time and I can honestly say all of the staff are fantastic and seem to have a genuine interest and affection for the kids.

My daughter's development is good and whenever I drop her off and pick her up (at various times of the day) the kids have been doing something varied and/or interesting. They also have extra (paid) activities throughout the week to add some variety.

The food seems to be really good and varied and our daughter usually has seconds of most of what's on offer.

I do mark them down to a good for "Facilities / Outside Space" as space is limited but saying that, I must point out they do have access to the vast Farrington's school grounds to go for walks in too.

All in all, we can highly recommend sending your little one there.

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

I am very happy with the way my son is progressing at Busy Bees Farringtons. I feel he is progressing in 3 key areas which are learning to eat different foods, communication and also developing his techniques of play time. All the nursery nurses are very competent and he has a very good relationship with all staff. I have particularly noticed within the past month new words and phrases which are being taught and helped with by Busy Bees staff which is very pleasing. I have a 9-month-old daughter who is joining in May and I'm looking forward to the development which she will undertake through key stages of learning. I have also noticed within the past month or two the cleanliness has improved too, from what was already a good standard.

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

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

My eldest daughter attended this nursery and when the second one came along, I wasn't going to send her anywhere else.

The staff are lovely and it was nice to see some of them that looked after my first. I know that when I drop my daughter off I don't have to worry about her. The children are their priority and that is clear as my little one has favourites!

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

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

My two sons go to Busy Bees and absolutely love it there. All the staff are exceptionally wonderful, they care for the children with a lot of love and attention. All the rooms are homely and have more than enough to keep the children entertained and stimulated throughout the day. The staff are very professional and caring towards the parents too. Thanks to all the support provided by management and staff, my sons were able to settle into nursery life easily and I was able to go back to work.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter started at the nursery at 5 months old and the baby room staff have been amazing at making us both feel comfortable and welcome. My daughter loves coming to nursery and is so happy whilst there.

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

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