Busy Bees at Mill Hill, London, London
Busy Bees at Mill Hill, London, London
Busy Bees at Mill Hill, London, London

Busy Bees at Mill Hill undertakes a child-centred approach to pre-school care and learning, for which purpose a passionate and dedicated team is employed and numerous activities incorporated.

The nursery team believe in the value of regular feedback and communication, with a parent partnership group helping in this objective.

The Busy Bees range have worked on an exciting range of early years initiatives, focused on key early years curriculum and many extra-curricular benefits. Children are able to explore, investigate, experiment and enjoy the world around them.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Danielle Baker (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Barnet Council

Number of Staff: 15

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

Total Places for Children: 78

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

8.9 Busy Bees at Mill Hill has a Review Score of 8.9 (8.857)

The Review Score of 8.9 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Mill Hill is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.5 out of 5 from 6 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Mill Hill in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.4 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 4.472 for Busy Bees at Mill Hill is calculated as follows: ( (39 Excellents x 5) + (28 Goods x 4) + (5 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 72 Ratings = 4.472

  • 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 4.385 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Mill Hill 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 15.6 positive Reviews (78 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 15.6 Target = 0.385

  • 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
    2
  • Good
    4
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Mill Hill?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    5
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Mill Hill

  • Mother of Child
    5
  • Father of Child
    1

My little girl started Busy Bees when she was 9 months old. Going back to work made that much easier knowing I was leaving her in such good care.

I have loved watching her develop and grow with each room she moves into. From the nursing environment of the baby room to the adventurers in 1-2's and becoming more confident in 2-3. Each stage she loved and I have never worried about my daughter's care and love. What more could I ask for?!

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

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Nurturing environment, with a personal touch. Everyone knows my son's name and after a relatively short adaptation period, he has made friends. We have noticed he is also eating better and pleased to hear he tries lots of different food.

The outside play area is excellent, especially during the summer. In terms of activities, we are pleased that he does lots of care, which he brings home, and goes on bug trails outside.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Such a great nursery. Both my children started in the baby room where they were stimulated and cared for so well - great attention was paid to helping them sleep and keeping to their routines which was very important to me. Staff were so welcoming both to us and parents and the children. I had every confidence in their care.
Now one of my children is in the 1-2s room and the other in the 2-3s room. The children are nurtured so well and are happy and confident to come to nursery.

The professionalism and patience the staff show is amazing and the rooms are always calm with all the children happy and engaged (an amazing feat considering the nature of toddlers)! What makes this nursery special is the professional and knowledgeable staff, who go above and beyond to develop the children in their care. The staff have an amazing trick of teaching the children, without them knowing they are learning and ensuring the teaching is led by the child's interests. A lovely nursery!

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

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Busy Bees Mill Hill is a home from home for me. The warmth and care of the staff are outstanding and I know my children are in safe hands. I can see great development in both my children from confidence, interaction and learning. I will and have recommended it to both friends and family.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Mill Hill? 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 loves nursery, all the staff are so warm and friendly, they always go above and beyond with the children and take the time out to speak and get to know parents. She has thrived since being here, she started at 10months old and is leaving for school in September, she will miss nursery dearly and all the lovely staff.
Highly recommend this nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My daughter loves this place, she has got some very good friends now and every morning she gets excited to go to nursery. The staff are excellent and very caring and so is the management. The only thing I would like them to improve upon is the learning, she is now in pre-school but they rarely learn new things. When I compare her learnings to the previous nursery, she used to learn a lot there, letters, words, numbers, rhymes, new stories and about space and planets - I feel there should be something like this for pre-schoolers here as well.
I have never seen my daughter this happy before, sometimes when I pick her up earlier than usual she feels sad as she wants to play more and stay with her friends - which is quite surprising as she used to be a girl who always wanted to cling onto mommy and always used to cry when I dropped her off at nursery. Personality wise, this nursery has made so many improvements in my daughter in the course of just 10 months and that's what makes us happy and satisfied.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Submit a Review for Busy Bees at Mill Hill

    • We welcome parents/individuals responsible for a child to submit reviews to daynurseries.co.uk

    • This is not a formal complaint procedure or to be used for allegations of negligence, abuse or criminal activity. If you wish to make a complaint or have a serious allegation of negligence, please refer to the procedures on our complaints page.

Your Personal Details

Your personal details below may be used by us or passed on to the organisation you are reviewing in order to contact you for the purpose of verifying/responding to your review. They will not be passed on to any other third parties and will not be published on our website. Please enter your own personal email address (the email of the care provider will not be accepted). Reviews cannot be submitted anonymously.

Your Review & Rating

This information will be published on the website.


(Please edit if you wish, but it is now our policy not to publish the surname of the reviewer)

(Please note we only accept reviews from the connections displayed in the drop down. We do NOT accept reviews from staff or people with a professional connection with the nursery)

Extremely UNLIKELY

Unlikely

Neither Unlikely or Likely

Likely

Extremely LIKELY

Don't know

Please avoid using names and enter a minimum of 100 and maximum of 1,000 characters - Currently 0 characters.
Reviews must comply with our Review Policy Content Standards (eg are relevant, informative, civil and do not contain allegations of abuse, negligence or criminal activity).

Please complete each of the following options

I certify this is my genuine opinion and in submitting it I agree to the terms and conditions on daynurseries.co.uk/terms.
Please note we have zero tolerance for fraudulent reviews, for more info please refer to the Fraudulent Reviews section in our Review Policy

Awards / Recognitions

There are currently no awards/recognitions posted yet for Busy Bees at Mill Hill

Job Vacancies

Staff Profiles

There are no staff profiles posted yet