Busy Bees in Bedford, Bedford, Bedfordshire
Busy Bees in Bedford, Bedford, Bedfordshire
Busy Bees in Bedford, Bedford, Bedfordshire

Busy Bees in Bedford has wonderful learning environments that are organised to inspires the imagination, new abilities and interests. There is also a wooden adventure garden and a biometric system for secure entry.

A key person system is in place which keeps up-to-date with individual progress and focuses on building strong relationships with both children and parents.

There are a number of extra-curricular activities available alongside key early years skills, while all staff are trained extensively in matters of health, safety and security.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Zoe Dickens (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Bedford Borough Council

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

Total Places for Children: 100

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

8.9 Busy Bees in Bedford has a Review Score of 8.9 (8.867)

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

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 5 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees in Bedford in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.0 out of 5 from 4 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 4.917 for Busy Bees in Bedford is calculated as follows: ( (55 Excellents x 5) + (5 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 60 Ratings = 4.917

  • 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 3.95 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees in Bedford is based on 4 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.75

    2. Target of 20 positive Reviews (100 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 4 Reviews ÷ 20 Target = 0.200

  • 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
    5
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees in Bedford?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    4
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    1
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees in Bedford

  • Mother of Child
    4
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

Wonderful friendly nursery. I have always found them to be flexible with hours and sessions. My grandson loves attending and is always busy making and doing lots of lovely activities. Highly recommended.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Bedford? Unlikely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

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

My son loves coming to the nursery. Within 2 weeks of him starting in the 1-2's room he began walking. The staff are great at caring for my son but also at reassuring the parents. My son is always busy doing lots of fun activities and always has a great day.
I would highly recommend this nursery to everyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Bedford? 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

My son has been attending since he was 8 months old and absolutely loves the nursery. The staff take great care of him and he really enjoys his days.
The nursery is bright well equipped and staff are ever so welcoming, nothing is ever too much trouble for them.
We will really miss Busy Bees in Bedford when he leaves for school.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Bedford? 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

My son has been going to the nursery for two years after removing him from three other nurseries in Bedford due to poor care and he loves it here.
The staff show genuine care and love and treat him as an individual. They are always available for support and advice from diet to learning potty training!! Each staff member is enthusiastic and passionate about their job and it is evident they clearly care very much about the child and their family.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Bedford? 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 son attended pre-school and loved it from day one. There were always varied and fun activities to do and he learnt a lot in his time here, it was a great prequel to school. The staff were attentive and supportive to his needs and handed over well so I knew how his day had been. We both loved the setting and the staff, he even had the opportunity to visit a care home and meet a Paralympian. It was a sad day when he graduated, but such a sweet tradition for the children, parents and staff alike. They really helped shape the polite and respectful child he is. Can't thank or recommend Busy Bees Bedford enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Bedford? 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

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