Busy Bees at Oldbrook

11 Duckworth Court, Oldbrook, Milton Keynes MK6 2RX

Busy Bees at Oldbrook, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Busy Bees at Oldbrook, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Busy Bees at Oldbrook, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Busy Bees at Oldbrook has been purpose-built by the UK's largest day nursery provider, designed with children's learning in mind alongside professional care and security.

Each individual has the chance to explore, including the outdoor play area, with a key person system in place to support personal development, making sure there is access to interests each child is engaging with.

The nursery has demonstrated a great team environment and holds a parent representative group in order to offer regular feedback and discussion.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Louise Adams (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Milton Keynes 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: 0730-1830

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Reviews

9.3 Busy Bees at Oldbrook has a Review Score of 9.3 (9.255)

The Review Score of 9.3 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Oldbrook 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 11 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Oldbrook in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.6 out of 5 from 11 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 4.705 for Busy Bees at Oldbrook is calculated as follows: ( (98 Excellents x 5) + (30 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 132 Ratings = 4.705

  • 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 4.55 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Oldbrook is based on 11 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 positive Reviews (100 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 11 Reviews ÷ 20 Target = 0.550

  • 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
    8
  • Good
    3
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    8
  • Likely
    3
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Oldbrook

  • Mother of Child
    8
  • Aunt of Child
    1
  • Cousin of Child
    1
  • Father of Child
    1

My daughter has been attending Busy Bees at Oldbrook since April, she settled in really well which was helped by the easing in sessions and encouraging staff. She goes for 2 full days per week and is always happy on arrival and when I pick her up. After each week I see changes in what she does and how confident she is becoming. Staff are good at communicating what she is doing, what she has learned and what she needs to work on! Very reassuring to know I can leave her all day in such safe hands. Recent renovations are to a high standard and the new texting service keeps you well informed of upcoming events. Thank you!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Oldbrook? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

I feel the quality of care my child receives is high. She is very happy and content. She has a very good relationship with the staff and as her parent, I do too. They have an open door policy so if I have had any issues I feel they are followed through and resolved if needed. I do feel the outside areas need some attention e.g. grass banks need addressing and maybe covered areas supplied so children can play outside in all weathers without getting dirty or wet. I feel this is the only thing that lets the nursery down. Other than that, I would mark it 10 out of 10 across the board.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Poor

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My child has been with the nursery since he was about 7 months and he loves it. He talks excitedly about the food (probably his favourite), his friends, all the staff (even the ladies that do the cleaning!) and the activities they do each day.

If something isn’t up to the usual standard- which is very high, the staff are very quick to address any concerns (no matter how trivial) either via telephone, email or face to face meetings and you always get the sense that they have listened and, more importantly, acted to make things even better.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Oldbrook? 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

I cannot commend the staff enough for all of their support with caring for my niece whilst I work. When I drop off my niece, I feel safe in the knowledge that the staff look after her and all of the children, to a high standard. All of the staff demonstrate that they actually genuinely care about her and all of the children. Not only that but the children appear to do lots during the day.
I get detailed feedback about her day in nursery and since starting she has come on leaps and bounds. It is my belief that attending nursery has contributed towards this. Thank you for all of your help and support.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Oldbrook? 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

Great nursery and great staff! My son loves going to nursery and it has been lovely to see how much he has developed since being at Busy Bees.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Oldbrook? 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 cousin loves it at the nursery, the staff are amazing and the management are brilliant.

The nursery itself is lovely and kept to a high standard and she always comes home very happy and her confidence is blossoming since she started.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Oldbrook? 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

Overall, we're happy with the care our child receives at Busy Bees. He enjoys a range of activities, which are fun and challenging. Any concerns we have raised have been dealt with quickly, supportively and satisfactorily.
At times, there has been an inconsistency of staff. However, this has improved recently.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My daughter thoroughly enjoys going to Nursery and has built close relationships with a number of staff members. She has made good progress. I feel confident that she is in caring hands when I drop her off, as staff are welcoming and friendly. They show an interest in my daughter which has made it easier for me.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Oldbrook? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter attended this nursery for about a year from when she was 2 years old. There are so many things I love about this nursery and was sad for her to leave but due to a new job had to move. I felt my daughter was always engaged in activities. The staff are great at comforting children who are upset which I noticed and I think that's very important because it's the worst feeling to think your child may be upset and no one is comforting them. I always noticed hugs and lots of care. I really liked the fact you can watch your child from a television screen in the reception area which is great for when they are settling in or if you ever want to turn up anytime to check on them. It also gives you peace of mind that they are treated well knowing that parents can check anytime on their children. My daughter was very shy and I was concerned about her confidence when she started but now she is really outgoing and confident talking to adults and children and can make friends easily.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son 1.5 yr old, has been going to Busy Bees at Oldbrook in Milton Keynes.
I can definitely say he thoroughly enjoys his time at nursery.
He loves his carers as they welcome him cheerfully in the morning, and he is being looked after by them really well throughout the day.
He loves his food and not only finishes his meal at daycare and at home but also maintains his discipline and cleans up after.
He loves his play activities at nursery. And what's really appreciative is that the staff observes the likes and dislikes of the child, they note what the child is good at and enjoying and otherwise. Henceforth, they make sure he gets to engage in activities and toys that he loves the most.
We as parents also enjoy the occasional dress up days, photograph days and Christmas party days, etc
As a working parent, I can definitely leave my child with them to be looked after during the day, whilst I continue to keep my job.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Oldbrook? 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

Busy Bees at Oldbrook has excellent facilities. Overall, child care is excellent. There is still room for improvement. As facilities are being upgraded, I trust that child care will also be upgraded. I believe staff are doing a great job. Keep it up.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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