Busy Bees at Cookham Road, Maidenhead

St Joseph's Church, Cookham Road, Maidenhead SL6 7EG

Busy Bees at Cookham Road, Maidenhead, Maidenhead, Berkshire
Busy Bees at Cookham Road, Maidenhead, Maidenhead, Berkshire
Busy Bees at Cookham Road, Maidenhead, Maidenhead, Berkshire

Busy Bees at Maidenhead Cookham Road (previously Positive Steps Nursery) is situated within the church grounds with indoor and outdoor areas, along with its own private parking.

The nursery is well equipped with a variety of quality equipment suitable for the needs of our age groups. Within this safe environment, the children can properly explore and question their surroundings.

Staff encourage enthusiasm, good manners, independence and consideration to others. Each child receives the individual attention he or she needs to develop new skills and interests, discovering that learning is an exciting and fun experience.

The nursery has created a caring and secure environment where children enjoy the friendship of others, have a happy and rewarding time reaching their full potential through praise, encouragement, and fun.

The excellently designed rooms offer a safe, stimulating and enabling environment for each child to progress and develop at their own rate:

Babies - 0-18 months
Older Babies - 16 months - 2 years
Toddlers - 22 months - 3 years
Pre-School - 3 - 5 years

Located on the Cookham Road, Positive Steps has excellent commuter links to the A404, M4, for the town of Maidenhead and Maidenhead Station for train links locally. It also has links to London and the surrounding areas.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Emma Gealy (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough Council

Number of Staff: 22

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

Total Places for Children: 90

Age Range: from 0 years 2 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1815

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Languages Spoken (other than English): Afrikaans, German, Spanish; Castilian, French, Hindi, Italian, Maori, Marathi, Polish, Portuguese

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.2 Busy Bees at Cookham Road, Maidenhead has a Review Score of 9.2 (9.228)

The Review Score of 9.2 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Cookham Road, Maidenhead is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.6 out of 5 from 26 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Cookham Road, Maidenhead in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.7 out of 5 from 12 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 4.561 for Busy Bees at Cookham Road, Maidenhead is calculated as follows: ( (200 Excellents x 5) + (80 Goods x 4) + (22 Satisfactorys x 3) + (2 Poors x 2) + (1 Very Poors x 1) ) ÷ 305 Ratings = 4.561

  • 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 4.667 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Cookham Road, Maidenhead is based on 12 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 18 positive Reviews (90 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 12 Reviews ÷ 18 Target = 0.667

  • 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
    16
  • Good
    9
  • Satisfactory
    1
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Cookham Road, Maidenhead?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    20
  • Likely
    6
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Cookham Road, Maidenhead

  • Mother of Child
    15
  • Father of Child
    7
  • Aunt of Child
    2
  • Grandmother of Child
    1
  • No Connection Provided
    1
  • more

Both of my children have attended the nursery. My eldest has just left for school after four years it was a very sad day to say goodbye. The team in the Pre School have been wonderful and my little boy has started school with so much confidence. My two year old has just moved to Toddlers and is absolutely loving it.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Cookham Road, Maidenhead? 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 am very pleased with the care provided at this nursery. The staff are friendly, supportive and caring. My child really looks forward to her time at the nursery and talks enthusiastically about the activities she does and talks warmly of her carers.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Cookham Road, Maidenhead? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Overall good. Disappointed with change to Busy Bees and some changes implemented. Would like more outside time.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Cookham Road, Maidenhead? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Poor

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Very Poor

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Poor

I am a mum of 2yr 4month old son who attends nursery and is in the toddler room.

He enjoys the nursery and activities there. He loves the staff and staff love him back and gives him cuddles every morning at drop off as he still feels upset sometimes.

I really appreciate the efforts and care the staff provides to my son.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Cookham Road, Maidenhead? 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

Great nursery. Excellent place to have my son in his early years!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Cookham Road, Maidenhead? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

Our little baby is having a great time learning lots and communicating with staff and other children. Her confidence has grown and she is a very happy little girl.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Cookham Road, Maidenhead? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Overall I am very happy with the nursery and feel the staff make the environment a safe learning area for my child.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Cookham Road, Maidenhead? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Wonderful place for our daughter to learn, grow and flourish. Great, friendly staff who really care. Great safe environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Cookham Road, Maidenhead? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I am extremely happy with the quality of the care my son receives. The nursery make the most of the compact building and I cannot fault the friendliness of the staff. My son really enjoys nursery and has formed great friendships here.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Cookham Road, Maidenhead? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Staff are amazing and very caring. I can see how much my son has developed and learnt since starting nursery.
My only concern is the outside space and play-time, if the church has mass they can't play outside. Also, since the menu has changed, children don't seem to enjoy food as much.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Cookham Road, Maidenhead? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Wonderful nursery. The children always come first and the staff are very knowledgeable and pleasant. My son always comes home very happy with lots of exciting things to tell me. The staff always give me detailed information at the end of each day. I would instantly recommend the nursery to others.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Cookham Road, Maidenhead? 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

Positive Steps is a great nursery. My grandkids enjoy it and the manager is very helpful and kind and so are all the staff. I would recommend this nursery to all my friends and family. Positive Steps is a fabulous nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Cookham Road, Maidenhead? 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 is very happy during his stay in nursery. He is learning new communication skills. I am getting regular feedback about his improvement. So, I am very pleased with the service positive steps provide.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Cookham Road, Maidenhead? 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 daughter has coped very well with others and now she can do some alphabets. Thanks to the energy and support from staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Cookham Road, Maidenhead? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Staff: Good

Management: Good

Safeguarding: Good

My daughter, 3.5 years, really enjoys going to this nursery, Staff are excellent very supportive. She has really improved in her social skills. Food is excellent and premises are clean.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Cookham Road, Maidenhead? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Shining star of the nursery are the staff. So dedicated and often long-standing so children get great continuity of care. Communication is very good and ad hoc contact also very accessible. Both my children settled well quickly. Food is good, garden size okay, equipment good.

Discipline is the best I've seen it and prep for school program is very good.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Cookham Road, Maidenhead? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Staff at Positive Steps Maidenhead are very friendly, easy to talk to. My eldest settled well into pre school and has enjoyed her time here. My youngest is just starting and I feel very relaxed and confident that she will develop.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Cookham Road, Maidenhead? 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 am auntie to a child who currently attends Positive Steps Children's Day Nursery. I regularly collect my nephew and every time I am happy with the detailed feedback about his day, the presentation of the room and the enthusiasm from all of the staff. My nephew seems so excited to tell me about his day when I get him. I am now expecting myself and don't need to look any further for the nursery that suits all of my needs and meets my expectations when I need childcare myself.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Cookham Road, Maidenhead? 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 daughter has recently just started at the nursery, I am so happy at how well she has settled in. All the staff are so welcoming when I drop her off and I am happy with the love and care she receives.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Cookham Road, Maidenhead? 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

My son has recently joined the nursery, he has settled really well and I'm really happy with the love and care they show. All the staff are really welcoming when he's dropped off.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Cookham Road, Maidenhead? 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 2 children who attend the nursery. My youngest has only recently started but has settled really well. I'm so happy with the care and love they show him.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Cookham Road, Maidenhead? 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 niece goes to the nursery and when picking her up, the staff are welcoming and bubbly. The care is great as is the communication that goes on with the children and staff. The garden is a lovely outdoor space for the children to run around and play.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Cookham Road, Maidenhead? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Satisfactory

Activities: Good

Staff: Satisfactory

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Good

My son comes home full of new stuff every time. He comes home so happy we love it. My baby has started recently and seems happy and content. My older son has interaction with him throughout the day..they both seem so happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Cookham Road, Maidenhead? 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

Positive Steps have been extremely helpful and welcoming to both me and my son. My son attends nursery once a week, soon increasing to twice a week, and always comes home happy. He has formed bonds with the staff and is more than happy for me to leave him with them. I haven't had any problems with the nursery since my son started and I would recommend them to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Cookham Road, Maidenhead? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My daughter settled really well at Positive Steps, something that I was worried about considering she only does 1 day a week. She absolutely loves her days there and always has a big smile on her face when I pick her up. Staff at Positive Steps are very attentive and have a good relationship with my daughter. I really feel that she is well looked after. Staff care about the development of every child there and provide us with feedback every week. We will definitely increase the number of days she spends there.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Cookham Road, Maidenhead? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son thoroughly enjoyed coming to the nursery. He was taken good care of and has made good friends. If not for the staff and nursery, I couldn't attend the office in peace. Thank you so much for your love, care and affection. He grew in the nursery with you all. Many thanks.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Cookham Road, Maidenhead? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

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