Busy Bees at Hillingdon

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

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

Overview

The Review Score of 9.2 (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 17 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 4.5 out of 5 from 11 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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: ( (155 Excellents x 5) + (46 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 203 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 4.482 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Hillingdon is based on 11 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). 11 Reviews ÷ 22.8 Target = 0.482

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

9.2 Busy Bees at Hillingdon has a Review Score of 9.2 (9.236)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    15
  • 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
    16
  • Likely
    1
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    0
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    0
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    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Hillingdon

  • Mother of Child
    15
  • Father of Child
    2

My daughter has been going to Busy Bees at Hillingdon for around a year now. Since attending here she has developed so much, her speech, manners, counting, her understanding of objects, everyday chores such as scrapping her plate into the bin and putting her plate in the sink. I would never think to do anything like making her take her plate up, I automatically do this for her, it's so simple but genius. The staff at this nursery are always one step ahead, so organised. They all communicate which nowadays is so rare, they genuinely care about the children it's not just a 'job'. I would 100% recommend this nursery. We will be sad when the time comes to say goodbye.

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

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

I cannot express my love for this nursery enough.
My son was truly grown so much.
He is in pre-school now and I have to say, the staff are supporting my son in such a way I am completely relaxed when he's not at nursery.
They challenge him so he tried harder and they know him so well.

This is not just a nursery to us, the staff make us feel like family.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

From the time you open the door, to when you collect your child, you couldn't ask for a more friendly or welcoming nursery. For a boy that usually clings to mummy, my son now dives from my arms into the staffs every morning and leaves with a wave and blowing kisses! He couldn't be any happier or well looked after anywhere else. His smile is the best review as a parent you can get.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

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