Busy Bees at Leytonstone

Whipps Cross University Hospital, Whipps Cross Road, Leytonstone, London E11 1NR

Busy Bees at Leytonstone, London, London
Busy Bees at Leytonstone, London, London
Busy Bees at Leytonstone, London, London

Located at Whipps Cross Hospital, Busy Bees at Leytonstone has been purpose-built with excellent indoor and outdoor play environments, being ideal for age-specific learning and suitable for children with a disability. The outdoor play area even has its own log cabin and staged decking that makes for a fun play atmosphere and encourages children to interact as they grow and learn.

The nursery is audited by trained experts for health and security issues, with the provider valuing the peace of mind of parents as an essential part of a successful childcare service.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Sandra Yiangu (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Waltham Forest Council

Number of Staff: 45

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 to 5 years

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0645-1900

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

9.5 Busy Bees at Leytonstone has a Review Score of 9.5 (9.512)

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Leytonstone 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 19 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Leytonstone in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.9 out of 5 from 18 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 4.612 for Busy Bees at Leytonstone is calculated as follows: ( (144 Excellents x 5) + (78 Goods x 4) + (5 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 227 Ratings = 4.612

  • 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 4.9 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Leytonstone is based on 18 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). 18 Reviews ÷ 20 Target = 0.900

  • 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
    13
  • Good
    6
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    17
  • Likely
    2
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Leytonstone

  • Mother of Child
    17
  • Father of Child
    2

My daughter has had a fantastic 3 years here. I couldn't have hoped for a better all-around experience.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Leytonstone? 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 staff working at this nursery. My child has been looked after at a very high standard.

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

Great nursery. Amazing staff.

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

Until recently two of my children have attended Busy Bees at Leytonstone. It has a wonderful location and likewise, staff who are friendly and caring towards both my children and parents. I know I could drop off my children at this nursery, sometimes from 7am-6pm without worry. The early opening and late closing certainly help out working families also.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I have been really pleased with the care and support my child has received over the years at Busy Bees. They really take get to know the children as individuals and help them with their individual needs. The preschool learning set up has been especially supportive of my son.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

The Leytonstone Busy Bees team are a wonderful cohort of caring people. Many of the childcarers have been there for years and there is a great mix of experience as well as young enthusiasm. Cook and her team are a bonus, with freshly cooked meals and varying menus. Even birthday cakes to order! The purpose built premises with lots of outdoor space and stable, committed management (plus amazing opening hours) make Busy Bees Leytonstone the best nursery I have used for any of my four children.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has attended this nursery since 2013. In the past four years, we've never had any problems. My daughter has come on leaps and bounds here, basic maths, phonics and writing her name, letters and numbers, the staff have really prepared her to start at school. I couldn't ask for more, all the staff are lovely, friendly and chatty, always willing to help. Great variety of meals, clean environment, with a great varied outside space for each age range. The extended opening hours are really convenient for extra early drop offs or late pick ups. I don't have a bad word to say, couldn't ask for more.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Leytonstone? 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 nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I am very happy with the care and safety of my daughter in this nursery. My son attended here and I knew this was the best place for my daughter as well. I do not have enough words to recommend the nursery. The staff are very polite, friendly and provide a very warm environment for the children. I love the fact that they do not use electronics and always doing a lot of arts and crafts with the children, as well as a lot of other activities. They offer a diverse menu and they have all the meals cooked from scratch on their premises.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter joined this nursery in Nov 2016 when she was 26 months old. The staff are extremely helpful and they have given their best to help my daughter to settle in. The nursery is extremely clean, especially the toilets for the children. Highly recommended it to my friends and family.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Amazing nursery. Professional, caring staff who are always willing to go the 'extra mile' to help out.
Great setting and resources which are used well to encourage learning and independence, ready for big school. Can't praise or recommend enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Leytonstone? 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 daughter has really enjoyed her time here and I am pleased with the care she has received. Having been to two nurseries previously having had issues with her safety and care, it was a relief to finally settle her into an establishment we trust.
Thank you!

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

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We could not be happier with the standard of care given at Busy Bees - our daughter has attended since the age of 11 months and has developed into an outgoing, confident 4-year-old. She comes home every day with another exciting tale of the day's activities.
The meals provided have been varied and according to our daughter most delicious! As she now prepares to move on to starting school, we feel confident that the staff at Busy Bees have given her the best possible grounding ahead of this big change.

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

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has been at Busy Bees for two and a half years. There have been many days where I have gone to pick her up and been told by her to come back later as she's having so much fun she doesn't want to leave.
In September she goes to school and will leave with some very happy memories of the lovely staff, the brilliant outside space and some wonderful friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Leytonstone? 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 daughter has settled so well at Busy Bees Leytonstone, this is down to her lovely key person and the other staff in the room. She is so happy and leaving her has been made so much easier for both of us. I was dreading leaving my baby girl but seeing her happily playing and most importantly bonding well with her key person has made my days so much easier, knowing she is happy and in great hands, I couldn't ask for any more.

Thank you to all the wonderful staff for making this transition an enjoyable one.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our daughter started in the baby room in October at the age of 9 months. She settled in quickly down to the incredibly caring and knowledgeable staff. Her key worker is excellent and they keep us up to date on her development. Everyone in the nursery is extremely friendly and caring. The meals are varied and well prepared and our baby is incredibly sociable due to the whole experience.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

Busy Bees at Leytonstone is very good. I find the staff to be very kind, supportive and helpful. My daughter has attended the nursery since September 2016 and she loves it very much. She can't wait for her next day at nursery and talks often about her teachers and staff at home. They are always friendly and offer good advice and a clean, colourful child-friendly environment.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has been at Busy Bees for nearly 3 years and we are largely happy. The staff are committed and caring, and take a lot of care to interact well with the children. The staff quality is of course, variable, so my experience has not always been positive, however, the management is good - clear and strong!
Sometimes I worry whether there is any real 1:1 interaction with my son, as this doesn't appear to happen often, so this is the only area for improvement. Largely though, I think it is a good nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 3.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

I am happy with the nursery and staff. My child is being looked well after, she enjoys coming to nursery most days and learns new things every day. She has made great bonds with staff, especially key people in all the rooms she's been in from starting in the baby room. She still needs to work on building friendships with her peers but loves copying what adults do and I am grateful to all staff who are involved in my child's development.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

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