Busy Bees at Newbury, Newbury, Berkshire
Busy Bees at Newbury, Newbury, Berkshire
Busy Bees at Newbury, Newbury, Berkshire

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

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Reviews

7 Busy Bees at Newbury has a Review Score of 7 (6.975)

The Review Score of 7 (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 4.8 out of 5 from 6 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 2.1 out of 5 from 6 positive Reviews in the last 2 years. (A 2 year period has been used as there were no 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 4.831 for Busy Bees at Newbury is calculated as follows: ( (60 Excellents x 5) + (10 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 71 Ratings = 4.831

  • 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 2.144 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Newbury is based on 6 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4 then divided by 2 = 2.000

    2. Target of 20.8 positive Reviews (104 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 20.8 Target = 0.288 , then divided by 2 = 0.144

  • 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
    6
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    5
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Newbury

  • Mother of Child
    5
  • Father of Child
    1

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Satisfactory

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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