Busy Bees in London ExCel

5 Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Docks, London E16 1XL

Busy Bees in London ExCel, London, London
Busy Bees in London ExCel, London, London
Busy Bees in London ExCel, London, London

Busy Bees in London ExCeL is a purpose-built nursery on one level. There are five well equipped rooms, one for each age group. Each room has access to its own secure garden where the children free flow indoors and out.

Daily activities are based on the children’s individual interests and development. The team promotes and supports the wellbeing of each child and understands the children’s individual requirements. The staff provide a fun and safe environment for the children to learn, enjoy and grow.

The nursery has onsite catering facilities and a catering team, including a Head Chef and Assistant Chef. They work onsite together to provide healthy cooked meals. Busy Bees does its best to cater for all dietary requirements, including Halal meats, and the menus are seasonal.

The team at Busy Bees London ExCel is passionate about ensuring that children enjoy their time at the nursery, and their needs and interests are met through play, care and support.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Rebecca Davy (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Newham Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 107

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

8.9 Busy Bees in London ExCel has a Review Score of 8.9 (8.910)

The Review Score of 8.9 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees in London ExCel 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 15 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees in London ExCel in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.3 out of 5 from 7 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 4.583 for Busy Bees in London ExCel is calculated as follows: ( (110 Excellents x 5) + (65 Goods x 4) + (5 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 180 Ratings = 4.583

  • 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 4.327 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees in London ExCel is based on 7 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 21.4 positive Reviews (107 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 7 Reviews ÷ 21.4 Target = 0.327

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

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees in London ExCel?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    14
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees in London ExCel

  • Mother of Child
    12
  • Father of Child
    3

I feel that my son has adapted really well, the staff are great with him and you can see he loves them and spending time with them. Great activities - he loves finger painting. He is well supported through his day and I feel he is developing really well socially as a result.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in London ExCel? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 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: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been attending Busy Bees in London ExCel since she was 8 months old and is now due to leave to go to full-time school. I cannot emphasise enough how fantastic the whole experience has been. The quality of staff is fantastic and they have helped mould my daughter into a confident, fun loving and bright child.

How likely would I be to recommend Busy Bees in London ExCel? Extremely likely.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in London ExCel? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son feels completely at home coming to Busy Bees. The staff are always very welcome when we come into the nursery, making me and my son feel very at ease. My son doesn't like to leave come home time and often results in me chasing him around the garden!

He has learnt so much since starting at Busy Bees and his speech has improved massively. I always leave with good feedback on what his day has consisted of.

His relationship with his keyworker is great and he can't wait to get into his room for a big cuddle every week!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in London ExCel? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been settling in very well at every step she has been going through.

Staff have been very helpful all the way through and we have been informed all about the child - good and bad things which happen - so we feel everything is clear and trusted.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in London ExCel? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our daughter has been attending Busy Bees in London ExCel since she was 8 months old and is now due to complete pre school. I cannot recommend enough how fantastic the whole experience has been. The quality of staff is fantastic and they have helped mould our daughter into a confident, fun loving and bright child. The quality of the spaces are great, with adequate outside play and they are encouraged to be independent and free thinking which we see as a great bonus.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in London ExCel? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I have used Busy Bees nursery for both my girls. It's warm and welcoming and allows them to naturally develop and flourish. They understand our personal fears of leaving our precious bundles with strangers. Their reassurance and guidance give us that security. I have seen lots of changes which are all positive especially to see staff development. They are personal and do care rather than it just being a job! Passionate about the children and watching them grow into mini little people x

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in London ExCel? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 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: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Very well trained staff, very polite, helpful. My daughters have been looked after very well and I would definitely recommend the nursery to a family member or friend, I even have twice already and they are happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in London ExCel? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

I had two children that went to this nursery. My children were very happy at the nursery, I felt relaxed knowing that they were in good care. The food is excellent and the management was very helpful.
The staff are polite and they helped me settled the children in. My little girl got potty trained very fast and they supported me through this time.
I think the staff are well trained and they guided me with activities and the learning for both children.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in London ExCel? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Busy Bees At ExCel has had a change of management in the last couple of years and is running smooth with the changes. The children are well looked after and the nursery staff are genuinely engaged in the well-being of the children. I have observed that the staff have a personal rapport and a relationship with the children rather than just doing their duty. Also, the management are very understanding and accommodating when it comes to individual circumstances. They have been EXTREMELY flexible with us and in the 4 years my son has attended, there has been no reason for me to say the nursery is not good for him. I'm glad my son goes to Busy Bees at ExCel. He loves it there and is developing into a confident, happy person.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in London ExCel? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son and I came to Busy Bees in London ExCel in January 2015, after a very traumatic experience at a 'daily child-minder'.

The staff at Busy Bees were so very empathetic and understanding of our situation and the manner in which they dealt with our case and the process of registering my son on the Pre-school Programme was very accommodating and with great ease.

The caring, nurturing and fun-filled environment together with the friendliness, expertise and professionalism of the staff was refreshing and my son settled in with no trouble at all and furthermore, flourished.

It was a very good experience and one which I shall always be grateful for.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in London ExCel? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Primarily we chose this nursery due to a perfect location, however, we could not be more happier with this choice. The staff and management are super helpful and friendly. The nurses make sure that all the toddlers are able to enjoy their favourite activities as well as improve their learning and social skills while playing. There are many outdoors activities and the staff always encourages children to develope their motoring skills. Highly recommend!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in London ExCel? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our daughter has been at the nursery since she was around a year old. We always felt very secure and happy leaving her in the care of the team. She has gotten on with all of the staff and has bonded so incredibly well with her key workers and also with other children.
We believe that the loving care that she received from everyone has helped her to develop into the amazing little person she is today. She has an inquisitive mind and loves exploring and learning new things. She has truly grown into an independent toddler that knows what she wants.
She loves her days at the nursery, especially when she can go into the garden and the sensory room. She enjoys the food, which has a large variety and aims to introduce them to a lot of different flavours, and always comes home happy.
We would definitely recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in London ExCel? 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 son really enjoys his days at nursery. He has bonded with the staff and his key person and that has made him more confident in himself and interacting with other people. He is learning a lot and doing more than well for a child his age.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in London ExCel? 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 son has been attending the nursery since he was 11 months and is now 2 years old. He has developed so much in this time and this is mainly due to the staff. They are always very interested in his development and always keen to see him flourish. He loves all the staff and they all know him well.

The food that is served is great and we often joke that he eats better than we do.

I cannot recommend this nursery enough, they are genuinely interested in him and his well being and appreciate the individual attention that he receives even when there are lots of other children.

There are various activities that take place but our sons favourite is the music man. He has learnt so much and can now sing nursery rhymes which is great to hear.

A big thanks to all the staff that look after him.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in London ExCel? 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 child has attended this nursery since she was 9 months old. She has progressed so much and loves coming to nursery.
She loves all the staff and has had made bonds with her key people.
I would recommend this nursery to friends and family.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in London ExCel? 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: Excellent

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