Busy Bees in Reading Woodley

Lodden Vale Centre, Hurricane Way, Woodley, Reading RG5 4UL

Busy Bees in Reading Woodley, Reading, Berkshire
Busy Bees in Reading Woodley, Reading, Berkshire
Busy Bees in Reading Woodley, Reading, Berkshire

Busy Bees in Reading Woodley offers a wide range of multiple learning opportunities within a secure and friendly environment. The facility suits the development of individual interests and abilities, making the most out of each child's high potential for learning at this age.

Committed to quality care in a home-from-home environment, an experienced team get to know each parent and child, making the most of excellent resources and homely surroundings.

Little explorers will enjoy the Imagination Station and there is a 'Grow Your Own' technique alongside the healthy eating policy. This purpose-built nursery also take pride in strong community links.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Sarah Ivory (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Wokingham Borough Council

Number of Staff: 22

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

Total Places for Children: 112

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

8.6 Busy Bees in Reading Woodley has a Review Score of 8.6 (8.596)

The Review Score of 8.6 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees in Reading Woodley 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 5 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees in Reading Woodley in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.9 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 4.667 for Busy Bees in Reading Woodley is calculated as follows: ( (40 Excellents x 5) + (20 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 60 Ratings = 4.667

  • 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 3.929 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees in Reading Woodley 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 22.4 positive Reviews (112 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 4 Reviews ÷ 22.4 Target = 0.179

  • 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
    4
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees in Reading Woodley?

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

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees in Reading Woodley

  • Mother of Child
    4
  • Father of Child
    1

All staff make my daughter feel welcome in the nursery and any problems/concerns have been resolved in a professional manner.

My daughter is now in the 3-5 class and I am particularly impressed with the work and activities which have been on offer for the children to encourage their development (familiarity with clocks and fun science experiments - building volcanoes and drawing pictures, building lava lamps and talking about them). My daughter often has so much to say when I collect her from nursery.

When my son (now aged six) used to attend Busy Bees they identified that he was shy as an area of development and boosted his confidence by introducing him to a talk time bag. This encouraged other children to talk to him when he was too shy to.

The manager is proactively involved in all the rooms by holding regular reviews to improve each room. The manager also takes parents suggestions on board (where possible) when holding reviews which provides great reassurance.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Reading Woodley? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Excellent environment for my daughter to grow and learn. The team are amazing, understanding every child's different needs and encouraging the children to play and work together.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Reading Woodley? 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 started at Busy Bees Reading at the age of 9 months and has recently moved from the first room to the second. We are very happy with the nursery, it has a very friendly, family-feel environment: every member of staff knows my son by name, including those working with older kids and even the cooks; the head of finance went to check on him when once - quite out of character - he was crying at drop off, just to let me know he was happy eating his breakfast 2 min later.
They provide a wide selection of activities from very early on and they take the kids outside whenever the weather allows. When we went through two phases where my son didn't get enough sleep, I could discuss this with his key person and they were very helpful and made extra effort to make sure he sleeps enough. The food menus are varied and wholesome, and as a result, my son eats everything - at least in nursery :)
This a good nursery with a lovely atmosphere and I would highly recommend it for others.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Reading Woodley? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

I always find staff to be honest and caring about my child. He is very happy there and eats better at the nursery than at home. When I have had behaviour problems with my child they have helped and we have worked together to help resolve things. My eldest son also attended this nursery and has fond memories of his time here.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Reading Woodley? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

The nursery has made me feel very at ease in leaving my daughter in their care.
The nursery is clean, vibrant, happy and lovely place for children of all young ages.

I would highly recommend Busy Bees Woodley to friends and family.
My daughter seems to have settled in well and the nursery has made me feel I call at any time to check in.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Reading Woodley? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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