Busy Bees at Colchester

Phoenix Square, Wyncolls Road, Severalls Industrial Park, Colchester CO4 9AS

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

Busy Bees at Colchester has a vibrant interior where children can experience a range of exciting and stimulating activities, within bright and spacious rooms as well as gardens for each age range.

This purpose-built setting can support additional needs and has a key person system in place. Staff look to get to know each individual child and provide regular feedback to parents.

There are freshly cooked meals on the premises and parents also have the option of a holiday club.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Jodie Cherry and Kate Whitnell (Nursery Managers)

Local Authority / Social Services: Essex County Council

Number of Staff: 27

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

Total Places for Children: 84

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

9.2 Busy Bees at Colchester has a Review Score of 9.2 (9.191)

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

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 7 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Colchester in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.4 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 4.774 for Busy Bees at Colchester is calculated as follows: ( (67 Excellents x 5) + (15 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 84 Ratings = 4.774

  • 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 4.417 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Colchester 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 16.8 positive Reviews (84 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 7 Reviews ÷ 16.8 Target = 0.417

  • 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
    6
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    7
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Colchester

  • Mother of Child
    7

My little girl has spent 4 years at nursery and my little boy 2 years, with 1 year to go.

I have to say that the staff have been fantastic in all areas of the service I have had. Both of my children have additional needs and I have had support from the minute the referrals have been made and they are responsible for how well my daughter is now doing at school.
The job they do is fantastic, the staff are great, caring and I'll be sad when my little boy leaves for school next year. Great support, loads of help, always listening and my children's best interests is key to everything they do.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Colchester? 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 cared for my daughter from the age of two. She suffers from juvenile arthritis in her knees and I cannot begin to explain the level of care they demonstrated to ensure my daughter could be included in all activities! She came home full of energy, telling me lots of stories about all the wonderful activities she had done that day at nursery! The staff are extremely helpful, friendly and caring, and I would highly recommend this childcare provider to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Colchester? 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 my children have attended this nursery and I can't recommend it highly enough. It's extremely organised and well run with communication to home, from all levels, exceptional. When my son was having a difficult time staff worked with me to support him. My older daughter was extremely well prepared when she left to go to reception and still loves to go back and visit! I am confident that the start Busy Bees has given both my children couldn't be better anywhere else.

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

My daughter started attending this nursery when she was 9 months old. I looked around many different nurseries and this one was the most welcoming and inviting. The staff and managers were so polite and made you feel at ease whenever you walked through the door. My daughter soon adapted to the routine at nursery and the staff were very understanding with this and they also made her transition into the next room as easy for her as possible. She is so settled within the setting and gets on with all the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Colchester? 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 husband and I are very happy with our son's nursery. He is 22 months old and has been going to Busy Bees since he was 9 months old. He attends on a full-time basis and it's like a home from home for him. He is so happy there and the girls that work in his room are lovely. He is always coming home with artwork or cake that he has made and he's always smiling and giggling when I pick him up. The girls seem very invested in his development and happiness. 10/10!

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

When my train was delayed the girls were so helpful and it was not made to be an issue. One lady was particularly helpful, she looked after the girls and was so polite when family members arrived. Thank you so much to everyone at Busy Bees, Colchester Phoenix Square! It's a joy the girls coming here.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Colchester? 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 at Colchester BBs are always so welcoming and helpful. My son loves going and doesn't always want to go home!

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

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

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