Busy Bees in Harlow

The Greenway, Harlow Business Park, Harlow CM19 5QE

Busy Bees in Harlow, Harlow, Essex
Busy Bees in Harlow, Harlow, Essex
Busy Bees in Harlow, Harlow, Essex

Busy Bees in Harlow has a bright and versatile interior to suit numerous play sessions and early years activities, maintained by a highly qualified team who are committed to getting the best experiences out of nursery life.

Alongside a beneficial programme of pre-school learning, the nursery has a researched healthy eating policy in place, with food prepared using seasonal and fresh produce and taking account of any specific dietary requirements.

Some initiatives that children enjoy include singing and dancing sessions known as 'Wake and Shake', and exploration in the 'Imagination Station'.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Kim Shinn and Louise Christie (Managers)

Local Authority / Social Services: Essex County Council

Number of Staff: 25

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

Total Places for Children: 121

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

9.6 Busy Bees in Harlow has a Review Score of 9.6 (9.647)

The Review Score of 9.6 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees in Harlow is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 20 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees in Harlow in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.8 out of 5 from 19 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 4.862 for Busy Bees in Harlow is calculated as follows: ( (208 Excellents x 5) + (29 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 239 Ratings = 4.862

  • 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 4.785 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees in Harlow is based on 19 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 24.2 positive Reviews (121 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 19 Reviews ÷ 24.2 Target = 0.785

  • 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
    19
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees in Harlow?

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

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees in Harlow

  • Mother of Child
    15
  • Father of Child
    5

Moved up from London to Harlow and my daughter, who has autism, lacked proper support at her previous nursery. She could not speak any words, only babble and say 'hi'. Since attending Busy Bees, her speech has blossomed so quickly between October 2016 to now. She is using 2-3 word sentences, as well as counting and verifying animals, objects, sounds, colours, shapes, names etc. She's come so far with all the proper support that's been given that I can have a conversation with her and understand as well as communicate with her better. My youngest son also went to the nursery. It's the only daycare I've felt safe to leave my children in and being able to see your child from Reception via CCTV if you want to check on them, without disturbing them, as well as fob keys for parents - extra security is very helpful and reassuring. The premises are always clean, staff are polite and caring, food menus are healthy. All round it's a wonderful daycare nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Harlow? 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 first came to this nursery in May 2016. I have found it to be well resourced, safe, clean with well qualified and caring staff who have catered brilliantly for his educational and pastoral needs. His behaviour, speech and development have improved greatly during this period.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Harlow? 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 Harlow is absolutely amazing. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. We were offered play and stay sessions even before we haven't enrolled. Number of settling in sessions gave us the confidence that our daughter will be in safe hands which was very important for the full-time working parents like us. Nursery premises are very spacious and have to big gardens, well organised, plenty of toys, books and activities to keep children busy at all times. All the staff are very friendly, caring and always smiling. They managed our daughters daily medicine timings spot-in! Our daughter is always happy when we drop her off and pick-up everyday. Food menu is really good and suitable for all the different requirements. I couldn't recommend the nursery enough.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My twin sons have attended this nursery for nearly three years and they are so happy there. They struggled to settle in initially and the key workers couldn't have done more. They are really friendly and approachable. I love their parent zone app which allows me to see photos of them at nursery so I don't feel I'm missing out, and the staff always keep me fully informed. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Busy Bees in Harlow. My sons now run in!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Harlow? 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

Both my children have been to this nursery and I am extremely happy with their care. My daughter actually asks to go to nursery which is great for me knowing she is happy. The keyworkers keep me updated and I love being kept updated on I-Connect with photos of what she has been doping and to see she has eaten well. I cannot recommend this nursery more highly.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My Son loves the nursery and we are very pleased with his progress. The staff are all super friendly and our second child will be starting there in a few weeks. The garden is AMAZING and we love that they are outside so much.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Harlow? 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

Our son loves coming to nursery. he has learnt loads and made lots of friends. My wife and I are so proud of how much he's grown and how he's thriving at Busy Bee's.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Harlow? 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

Very happy with the care given and the attention to detail that is paid to my daughter.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Harlow? 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

Harlow Busy Bee's is outstanding, my daughter is wanting to be at school everyday even though she only goes 3 days per week. She has come on leaps and bounds, her development is fantastic, and she always talks me through her day which is also available online to view. Great staff. Great nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Harlow? 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

Our 2 children haven't been at this nursery very long, but we have nothing but praise. The nursery/staff have been very accommodating to our needs. The staff clearly love the children and our 2 have settled very quickly. We would definitely recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Harlow? 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

Since my son has been going to Busy Bee's he has gained confidence and social skills. When we are in a social environment he thrives, he is always happy to be there and always loved I can call any time to check on him.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Harlow? 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

Very good nursery my son enjoys going to school so much and I know he is safe playing with his friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Harlow? 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Fantastic nursery. I have had my son and twin daughters at this nursery, can't fault it.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Harlow? 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 kept two children at this nursery. They both loved it. Flexible with payment days and absence times allowing us to keep their position at the nursery and save money. Overall I will highly recommend it.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Very good care provided and they are very good at helping my daughter as she has a medical condition and has problems sometimes. I feel very relaxed whilst at work knowing my daughter is learning, having fun and is safe.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Harlow? 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 Busy Bees since September and I wouldn't dream of putting him anywhere else! The staff are extremely caring and made me feel at ease when leaving him for the first time. They are always there to listen and advise, you can tell they are passionate about working with children. My son always comes home chatting away about all the things he has done and nursery, and I love that he has such a large outdoor space, where he gets to spend time with the older children too. I love that I can see what he is up to at nursery, and how he has eaten through the app, it puts you at ease knowing he is well fed and learning all the time. I would highly recommend this nursery to anyone, especially nervous parents who need more reassurance like I did.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Harlow? 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

Both of my daughters have been to Busy Bees and the level of care and service is second to none. The staff make you feel at ease leaving your child in their care.
I cannot recommend them highly enough.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

I have had 3 children attend Busy Bees Harlow (2 still there, 1 now at school). I have had an excellent experience overall. The building itself is welcoming and nicely set out for the children. The new outdoor area is fantastic for them. I have always liked how the over 2's can all play together (with appropriate supervision, obviously) and that the children spend as much time as possible outside.
The staff are all very kind and helpful and many have been there for a considerable amount of time and have great experience. They all seem to genuinely love working with children and really engage with them.
The children participate in a wide range of activities and the pre-school children are encouraged in their learning.
Overall, all my children have greatly enjoyed their time here and attendance at the nursery has helped their development and independence and readiness for school.
I would thoroughly recommend it to anybody looking for a good nursery in the area.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Harlow? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

From day one, our child has thoroughly enjoyed her time at Busy Bees. We know that she is happy, confident and safe and as parents, that's all we could hope for. The staff are fantastic, the facilities are superb and we feel satisfied knowing our pride and joy is in safe hands.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

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 offer good value for money at a full-time rate.
My daughter really enjoys her time at nursery and has learnt and developed so well during her time there.
She is well fed and looked after and has a wide range of activities to do during the day.
Planned excursions would be a nice extra for the children I think. Especially those that are full time in order to change their environment just for a day. This could open up further learning opportunities.
I do feel the building could do with some modernisation and a little refurbishment here and there wouldn't go amiss either.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

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