Busy Bees at Newbury

Monks Lane, Newbury RG14 7TD

Busy Bees at Newbury, is well-situated to assist local parents in a positive and convenient way with their childcare needs. Registered with Ofsted to welcome up to 104 children, from babies of two months old to pre-school children of five years.

Features that make this nursery an ideal place for children to learn include a selection of play rooms, with two specialist pre-school rooms and two toddler rooms, a secure outdoor play area and the opportunity for messy play.

All staff are CRB checked and up-to-date with health and safety issues, with regular risk assessments and an on-site chefs producing a nutritious menu.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Enid Howson (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: West Berkshire Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 104

Age Range: from 0 years to 5 years

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Overview

The Review Score of 9.1 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Newbury is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 13 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Newbury 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.

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 4.716 for Busy Bees at Newbury is calculated as follows: ( (115 Excellents x 5) + (36 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 155 Ratings = 4.716

  • 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 4.337 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Newbury 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 20.8 positive Reviews (104 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 7 Reviews ÷ 20.8 Target = 0.337

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

9.1 Busy Bees at Newbury has a Review Score of 9.1 (9.053)

Average Ratings

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  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
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  • Poor
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Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Newbury

  • Mother of Child
    12
  • Father of Child
    1

The team are outstanding. They always welcome us with a smile and are so caring. Excellent report at the end of the day and I can return to work after maternity knowing that my little precious bundle is in safe hands/arms.

Lots of varied activities including going out for walks, feeding the ducks, water play and playing in the garden. The staff really care and its shines through in the work they do.

The daily menu sounds amazing. Wish I could also join for my lunch!

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Busy Bees at Newbury provide a safe, happy and inspiring place for the children. The staff are friendly, accommodating and know the children really well. I have complete confidence in them. My son is very happy there, as was my daughter.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I have no reason not to recommend this nursery, however, I do know pros of other nurseries that I would also mention.

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

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Average Rating:   3.8 out of 5

So far so good. My 10 month old is now 2 months in and thoroughly enjoying his time at nursery. The staff are very welcoming and friendly. Whilst I haven’t tried the food it’s freshly cooked on the premises, has lots of variety and my child loves it.

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

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

I am very happy with this nursery. I can see my daughter is satisfied, cared for and happy. Overall reviews 100 percent from me, definitely I will recommend to my friends.
Thank you.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I would highly recommend Busy Bees at Newbury. The staff are fantastic, my little girl always comes out with a huge smile on her face. She learns lots of new things even though she only goes once a week. The food is great. She eats far more at nursery than I can ever get her to eat at home.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My baby girl is always so happy to go to nursery. They always update me on her daily routine when we pick her up. Very caring staff as well. I would highly recommend this nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Great nursery that provides a safe and happy environment. The staff are amazing and keep you well informed and are adored by my children. I'm constantly impressed by how much they have developed and grown in confidence and ability since they started.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I have sent two of my children to busy bees and they have both been very happy and well looked after there. The staff are all lovely and clearly all care a lot about all the children which is the most important thing I think. I would recommend this nursery to anyone :-)

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Our daughter has attended this nursery from the age of 1 year. She is now 3.5 years and in the senior preschool room. She absolutely loves her time at the nursery and I know when I am at work she is in excellent hands. The staff are kind, caring, accommodating and approachable. The food provided is excellent quality. We have seen such a big improvement in her development and contribute a lot of it to the input she receives from attending the nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My twin sons attend a Busy Bees nursery. They suffer with separation anxiety with myself leaving them and the staff at the nursery have been so good with them and myself to get the boys through this stage. My boys are very happy at this nursery and enjoy their day with the staff and other children who attend the nursery. They enjoy lots of different activities and have a brilliant routine whilst there. The staff are always more than happy to answer any questions. A great nursery and one I'm happy that my boys attend.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Soon as I walked through the door in Busy Bees at Newbury from the very first minute I knew my son will visit this nursery. There is more to it than just babysitting , it feels like a family, every single member of staff is so passionate about what they do that I feel excited for my son to spend the whole day in the nursery as I know he will be perfectly looked after and entertained . He loves everybody there to bits and you can clearly see and feel that for all the staff this is not just a Job paying the bills but a passion and they put their heart into it, their love and enthusiasm. The nursery is perfectly managed, everybody is very professional, health & safety is spot on and the most important- the atmosphere is amazing- so warm, friendly, welcoming and feels like a giant family.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son started in the baby room at 11 months and settled quickly. His key worker was lovely and my son adored her. In the next room my son also had a lovely time and loved his key worker. She often took time to teach him things and would regularly update us on his progress. He did so many activities. When he moved to the 2-3s room there was a bit of an upset. He suddenly didn't want to go. While the staff did nothing wrong I wish he could have stayed with his previous key worker and felt the staff in the new room could be a little distant. The manager is lovely and the chef prepares lovely nutritious food...wish I could eat there!

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

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

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