Busy Bees at Hillingdon

The Hillingdon Hospital, Pield Heath Road, Uxbridge UB8 3NN

Busy Bees at Hillingdon, Uxbridge, London
Busy Bees at Hillingdon, Uxbridge, London
Busy Bees at Hillingdon, Uxbridge, London

Busy Bees at Hillingdon is a versatile nursery where children are able to develop all key curriculum areas, as well as music lessons, gardening, dance and IT.

Staff understand the value of free flow play at this age, helped by large and secure garden areas and age-appropriate rooms.

The team also believe in regular discussion with parents, keeping them up with progress via a parent liaison group.

Busy Bees have invested in significant refurbishment to enhance the setting.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Sian Forbes-White (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Hillingdon Council

Number of Staff: 32

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

Total Places for Children: 114

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

9.4 Busy Bees at Hillingdon has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.412)

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Hillingdon 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 15 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Hillingdon in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.7 out of 5 from 15 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 4.754 for Busy Bees at Hillingdon is calculated as follows: ( (137 Excellents x 5) + (40 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 179 Ratings = 4.754

  • 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 4.658 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Hillingdon is based on 15 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 22.8 positive Reviews (114 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 15 Reviews ÷ 22.8 Target = 0.658

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

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

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

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Hillingdon

  • Mother of Child
    13
  • Father of Child
    2

I was so nervous about sending my daughter to nursery but I had no reason to be. Busy Bees at Hillingdon has quickly become like a second home for her. I can't thank the staff enough, she has become so much more confident and has learnt so many new things. The girls who work in her room (Buttercup) are great and always work with me to get my daughter to try/do new things e.g crawling.

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

Busy Bees is a very caring nursery with staff who are always happy to help. Staff are always happy to listen to any concerns and make time for parents.

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

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Busy Bees Hillingdon is just the best place for my son. He has grown so much in the last two years.
The staff are friendly and know my son so well.
Our family is so happy to have such an amazing nursery and the whole nursery is like family to us.
The support my son receives from the nursery has made all the difference.
We love our nursery!

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

The staff here are all very nurturing and caring. This reflects in how the children treat others. Communication has improved greatly over the last six months meaning that all parents are kept fully informed on any issues or changes.

There are many fun activities that the children get involved in both at the centre and outside too.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter moved up to another room, this happened without any concerns. All staff are lovely and every day when I drop/collect her she is always happy.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

We love Busy Bees at Hillingdon and so do our boys! The staff are so friendly and supportive which is great with the morning drops when our youngest can get a bit upset.

They have so many exciting experiences and It's great to see the pictures on the 'iconnect'. Thank you for all you do.

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

Busy Bees at Hillingdon always make my child feel welcome and he loves going there. He always has so much fun and tells me about his day. The staff provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere when we come to play. The feedback at the end of the day is always part of the day I look forward to and I am never let down. The staff go into so much detail about what activities my son took part in.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has been attending for over 2 years now and we cannot fault the great staff.

My son loves going every day and learns something new every day.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Hillingdon? 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 whole nursery is very welcoming. All the staff know my son by his name and he cannot wait to go back there.

I feel very confident he is in safe hands and enjoying himself.

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

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Caring, attentive staff always welcome my daughter with a smile. She is excited to go and sad to leave each day. They genuinely care about her wellbeing and help her/us to develop her education (which is quite important to us). So glad we are at Busy Bees Hillingdon and couldn't imagine her anywhere else.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We have used Busy Bee's Hillingdon since 2014 and I've always been delighted with the service and organisation. Lovely staff lovely activities and I know my children are safe. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Hillingdon? 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 us, me and my child, love the environment. Staff are so friendly, they became like a family to us. My little girl enjoys every day spent there and I know how she is very well looked after. Food is healthy and nutritious also. Plenty of activities for children to take part in and enjoy.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Hillingdon? 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 experience of Busy Bees at Hillingdon has been fantastic. All the staff encountered have been compassionate, supportive and highly skilled in child care. I feel the induction process, the key worker scheme and rooms themselves are of extremely high quality. I 100% trust the staff and feel they give individual care and seem to take great pride in their jobs. I would have no hesitation in recommending this nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We have used this nursery for both of our sons over the past 7 years and couldn't be happier. We have always found the staff amazingly friendly, helpful and caring.
We loved the activities they select for the children on a daily basis and special events such as Easter hunts and Christmas plays.
Also the amazing chef, cooking and mastering fab food.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

What a wonderful nursery! We are so pleased our son attends here. He is extremely happy! Each day follows a routine and is full of differing activities. My son especially loves the outdoor area which has just been furnished with a range of lovely wooden apparatus. The staff are kind and helpful and always post observations, pictures and home-learning which I find useful.
The food is amazing- my son always has second helpings. What I love is the variety and the fact that there is always a healthy, hot meal every day.
The school Christmas play was brilliant and the staff and children put so much work into it!
I can't recommend Busy Bees enough!

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

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