Busy Bees at Colchester Stanway

342 London Road, Stanway, Colchester CO3 8LT

Busy Bees at Colchester Stanway, Colchester, Essex
Busy Bees at Colchester Stanway, Colchester, Essex
Busy Bees at Colchester Stanway, Colchester, Essex

Busy Bees at Colchester Stanway has been purpose-built to achieve quality childcare standards, inviting parents with children from six weeks old until the transition into junior school. Well-resourced facilities are enhanced by the benefits of a large outdoor play area, while parents enjoy a private car park for convenient pick-ups.

Opening hours are arranged in order to be as flexible as possible towards parents’ lifestyles, with carers experienced in advising on many concerns regarding the growth and developments of youngsters.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Gina Curry (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Essex County Council

Number of Staff: 24

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

Total Places for Children: 139

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

9 Busy Bees at Colchester Stanway has a Review Score of 9 (8.951)

The Review Score of 9 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Colchester Stanway 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 Colchester Stanway 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.

  • 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 4.699 for Busy Bees at Colchester Stanway is calculated as follows: ( (110 Excellents x 5) + (45 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 156 Ratings = 4.699

  • 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 4.252 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Colchester Stanway 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 27.8 positive Reviews (139 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 7 Reviews ÷ 27.8 Target = 0.252

  • 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
    9
  • Good
    4
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Colchester Stanway?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    12
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Colchester Stanway

  • Mother of Child
    11
  • Father of Child
    1
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

I have been very pleased with how much care the staff take over my daughter. She is always happy to attend nursery and we enjoy seeing photos of what she's been doing via the app that's very regularly updated. The staff are all friendly and all nice people who I trust. The management of the nursery is particularly strong and the whole nursery is professionally run. My daughter enjoys the food which is prepared on site.

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

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Brilliant nursery, staff are friendly, professional, efficient and I have no worries when leaving my children with them.
Busy Bees has helped my two boys to become confident and friendly individuals who treat the nursery like a second home.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Busy Bees has provided an outstanding environment for my children to flourish.
My eldest son had an amazing start to his childhood thanks to the staff at Busy Bees Stanway in 2005. From 2013 onwards my other son also experienced the nurturing and supportive environment up until 2016.
My younger daughter has enjoyed every day at Busy Bees since 2015.
This nursery has high standards and provides brilliant care for our family.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Colchester Stanway? 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 been attending this nursery, full time since January 2016. She has gone through three rooms and now into her forth. She has had a set key person each time and has always been cared for to the highest standard. Communication to me, from staff, has been excellent. All requests I've had with food and sleep patterns (even the most difficult ones) have been accommodated.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My experience with Busy Bees is that the staff and the help they have given my child has been amazing. They are also friendly and caring towards my child's well being and to achieve in life.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Colchester Stanway? 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

During the summer, I wish windows and doors could be open to give airflow through the rooms. Very hot and stuffy this time of year. One suggestion for the play area would be to install a large sail canopy for the outside space which would be good for outdoor learning and shade. In winter months outside space is dry.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our son has been attending Busy Bees since September 2015. He has special needs (ASD) and is pre-verbal. We have seen amazing progress since his attendance here began. He absolutely loves the place and misses it badly during half-terms and holidays! The girls are truly amazing. Each and every one of them shows 100% dedication to the children and a very high level of professionalism is demonstrated each and every day. They are all so friendly, down to earth and genuine. They give us that absolute peace of mind and we could never be thankful enough for that.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Colchester Stanway? 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 has been attending the nursery since April 2016. The staff are welcoming,friendly and make my son feel at ease. They have a large garden which he enjoys playing in and also the activities that are set out in the room.

The meals are varied for a balanced diet and they were very good with my son and the food allergies he has. My son enjoys going to nursery and I know he is happy and safe.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter attended Busy Bees for a year in pre-school and loved her time with them. She was always given brilliant care by everyone and now she's at primary school, she is always asking to come back and visit.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Colchester Stanway? 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

The staff are amazing, they all look after the children with great care and kindness. Both of my children love coming in and having fun with their friends. Their development has greatly improved as well...

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

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

My daughter loved attending the Pre-School and it fully prepared her for school. Her confidence grew and she made friends which she went to school with and helped her transition. The staff are caring and the facilities are great.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Colchester Stanway? 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 child has been at Busy Bees at Colchester Stanway for 18mths now, starting at 1 day a week and moving up to 3 days a week. I have been very pleased with the standard of care he receives here. Everyone makes an effort to know all the children and their parents and it has a very friendly family feel. The variation of activities is fantastic and so many things have been learned through play such as the alphabet, counting & colours. The staff always make time to tell you how the day has gone and we like the additional information published on the Parentzone site.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Colchester Stanway? 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 love the open and transparency of this nursery and how 'caring' and 'nurturing' the staff are. I visited other nurseries before choosing Busy Bees at Colchester Stanway and it felt right the moment we walked through the door! I was able to spend time with the group during a nursery taster session and later on saw that how the staff were with me in the room was exactly how they were when I wasn't! The 'front line' staff are bloody brilliant!!!! I cannot speak more highly of the care and support they give my son and ALL the children there. My son struggles with change and transitions to the higher groups.... again here they were very supportive and worked on making him feel empowered to make the changes when he was ready, massive steps with patience! Working in the care industry myself, I am particularly critical of practices and procedures but can honestly say if it's a dedicated and nurturing support team you want around your child then this nursery is the one stop shop!

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

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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