Busy Bees at Ilford

King George Hospital, Barley Lane, Goodmayes, Ilford IG3 8XJ

Busy Bees at Ilford, Ilford, London
Busy Bees at Ilford, Ilford, London
Busy Bees at Ilford, Ilford, London

Busy Bees at Ilford, at King George Hospital, offers a purposely-designed number of playrooms, sensory areas and an excellent outdoor play area. All staff are fully-trained and regulated, while being experienced in pursuing age-specific learning goals that suit the development of children from birth to five years of age.

Skilled external specialists allow the service to pursue consistently high standards of hygiene, health, nutrition and security, for which the provider is recognised for throughout the childcare sector, operating more than 100 nurseries nationwide.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Michelle Johnson (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Redbridge Council

Number of Staff: 40

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

Total Places for Children: 124

Age Range: from 0 years 2 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0645-1900

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Languages Spoken (other than English): Bengali; Bangla, Spanish; Castilian, Polish, Russian, Albanian

Directions:

Within the grounds of King George Hospital, Barley Lane.

Parking:

Car park for ease of drop off and pick up.

Vacancies

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Reviews

9 Busy Bees at Ilford has a Review Score of 9 (9.043)

The Review Score of 9 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Ilford 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 13 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Ilford in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.2 out of 5 from 6 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 4.801 for Busy Bees at Ilford is calculated as follows: ( (126 Excellents x 5) + (29 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 156 Ratings = 4.801

  • 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 4.242 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Ilford is based on 6 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 24.8 positive Reviews (124 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 24.8 Target = 0.242

  • 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
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    12
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Ilford

  • Mother of Child
    10
  • Father of Child
    2
  • Grandfather of Child
    1

Amazing nursery. My son's speech has come a long way. The staff are so lovely and welcoming.

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

We could not be happier with our grandson's experiences at Busy Bees. Since he has been attending he has come on in leaps and bounds with his language, numbers and social skills. At the age of 18 months, he actually looks forward to going to 'school'! The staff are very attentive and friendly. They make every member of the family feel welcome. Thank you Busy Bees for your outstanding service! I have recommended you to others!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Ilford? 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 BB (Busy Bees) Ilford since late November 2016. From his minimal settling period to present (Oct 2017) his experience has been nothing short of brilliant. From the appearance of the setting, right through to the attention and professionalism of every member of staff across each room, it has been exemplary. Busy Bees are a national brand and this nursery should hopefully be an example of how a care setting for children should be. Whilst it's not the cheapest of fee structures, you get a comprehensive tailored range of services for what you do pay. Only things we supply are spare clothes and medicine for our very happy boy! Special mention to his room leader who is awesome!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I have 3 children and it's the first time I've used a nursery for my youngest. I cannot recommend this nursery enough. All the staff are amazing with both my son and me! I love how they have a separate outdoor area for different ages and the baby rooms are big enough and also have adjoining rooms to them if babies are sleeping or it's food time.

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

The staff are very professional and caring. Everyone knows my baby's name and is familiar with his schedule and basic needs. The "Key Person" system works and my baby isn't passed between lots of people each day. The purpose-built facility provides a huge variety of learning/play stations for children of all ages. They do a variety of activities: artwork, messy play (in water, sand), outdoor/garden play, etc. Plus, my baby gets adequate nap time because he has a dedicated crib in a quiet room. In fact, this is the only nursery I visited that has a separate section for non-walking babies, which is divided into a playroom and a sleeping room. They are very well organized, so nothing gets misplaced/lost; and the use of booklets to track his day and his development are helpful. It's generally quite clean and the outdoor garden space is nice (broken into separate sections for children of different ages and easily accessible to all rooms). We couldn't be more pleased!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son started full time in Jan 2017, he was 13 months when he started. The 1-2 year old room key workers are amazing. So caring, my son has learnt so much over the last few months. The times are great too; I start work at 8 am so drop him off at 7. Not many nurseries offer that flexibility. Michelle and her team are great and can't fault them at all. I would highly recommend them to all parents.

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

A very good nursery which offers good opportunities for a child's social and personal development. Very friendly staff, who genuinely care and love all of the children.
My child has developed more self-confidence and has been taught to become more independent through the work of all the staff.

Staff ensure that parents are regularly made aware of their child's development.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We are so glad 23-month-old daughter attends Busy Bees at Ilford. The whole team is extremely friendly, personal and thoughtful. They know each of the children personally and give them individual attention. We are given daily updates on her activities and progress and can never do enough to enable her to attend, even when she is feeling a bit poorly. Her key worker is amazing too! Her intellectual abilities have increased exponentially since starting there 10 months ago. Emotionally, she has matured immensely, from being clingy with separation anxiety, she has spread her wings and become amazingly independent, charming and friendly. She started using cutlery independently ages before expected and insists we all sit at the dining table in our seats at meal times instead of in front of the TV (Thanks, Busy Bees for giving us quality family meal times!). Her language skills have improved in leaps and bounds. Friends and family are surprised at how broad her vocabulary is!
Busy Bees at Ilford = AMAZING!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Ilford? 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 went to this nursery for 4 years and now our 1-year-old son has joined. The staff have become good friends now... Ones that we will be forever grateful for looking after our babies with the greatest love and care x
I have never worried about my children in their care... especially when they may have been poorly as I know they will be comforted until I get there.
Freshly prepared meals every day, lots of space and tailor made activities based on your child's current interests.
They really do go above and beyond to help your child develop and have the best time.
If I have ever had any concerns, the staff are amazing at dealing with it.
Highly recommend this nursery to any parent who needs to use the service and not have to worry about their child. Staff are always so helpful and always put the child and parent first. Amazing facilities, amazing staff, amazing site.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Ilford? 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 child attends the nursery a few days a week and I have found the staff to be very caring and helpful. There is a great layout and variety of activities to keep the children entertained. They are very focused on their individual development and growth inside and outside of the nursery. I would defiantly recommend this nursery.

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

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son has been going to Busy Bees since he was 5 months. He is now coming up to 2yrs.

From the introduction days to date, I have been very happy and impressed with Busy Bees. My son loves his days at Nursery and he has really come on with his development and social skills.

The staff are friendly, caring and personal. The communication between staff and parents is good with staff always keeping you updated with your child's day, learning and development.

The nursery is also open from 6.45am to 7pm, which is great for working parents. Not all nurseries are open these hours!

Busy Bees is the nursery my brother went to, and my mum always spoke very highly of it. He is now 18! It is rare to find a Nursery that has maintained its excellence which this Nursery clearly has. I definitely recommend it!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

It was brilliant with my son here so I had decided that when I have my next one I will definitely choose them again. They have been brilliant and have become better. They are very reliable and trustworthy.

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

Both of my children attend this nursery. The staff are excellent they work together with parents to ensure routines and boundaries set at home are carried on in the nursery environment. The rooms are well set out and there are good staff to children ratio. The garden space is brilliant and one of the initial factors for me choosing this nursery. I would not hesitate to recommend the nursery. Also, they have extended opening times they're open between 0645- 1900. From my research, I believe that they are the only nursery in the area to offer these sorts of times!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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