Busy Bees in Braintree

Galleys Corner, Braintree Road, Cressing, Braintree CM77 8GA

Busy Bees in Braintree, Braintree, Essex
Busy Bees in Braintree, Braintree, Essex
Busy Bees in Braintree, Braintree, Essex

Busy Bees in Braintree has a vibrant and secure interior, with its own imagination station and sensory room, as well as a fantastic outdoor play area and exploration garden.

There is a strong focus on environmental health, hygiene and nutrition, while there are many extra-curricular initiatives alongside the priority learning objectives.

Professionals look to build strong relationships with parents, offering regular feedback and enhancing their own skills thanks to access to training and career development.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Lisa Webb (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Essex County 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: 0700-1900

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.2 Busy Bees in Braintree has a Review Score of 9.2 (9.175)

The Review Score of 9.2 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees in Braintree 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 6 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees in Braintree in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.3 out of 5 from 6 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 4.875 for Busy Bees in Braintree is calculated as follows: ( (63 Excellents x 5) + (9 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 72 Ratings = 4.875

  • 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 4.3 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees in Braintree is based on 6 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). 6 Reviews ÷ 20 Target = 0.300

  • 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
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    6
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees in Braintree

  • Mother of Child
    4
  • Father of Child
    2

It took us a long time to research and find a nursery that I felt suitable for my son. I immediately know when I viewed Busy Bees that it would be my fist choice. It was a welcoming, vibrant environment and all the staff were friendly and polite.
My son settled extremely well considering I hadn't left him very much at all before starting. This was largely due to his fantastic key worker, who went above and beyond to ensure he adjusted well. He now attends on a daily basis and he is a very happy, contented child. His development has come on in leaps and bounds at nursery and I'm sure I made the right choice in childcare.

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

We moved my son to this nursery after a recommendation from another parent. We had issues at the other nursery with staff turnover and key worker allocation. It was the best thing we could have done.
My son benefited from being in a baby room that has all ages up until two-year-old. He likes to copy the older children and help the babies.
He has an amazing bond with his key worker and all the staff in the baby room. He is also popular with the staff in other rooms, this just reassures me that he is happy regardless of which age setting he is in.
The staff at Busy Bees are fantastic, they listen to concerns and support you in decisions you make in regards to your child. They keep you informed. They take the time to get to know you and your child.
Going back to work was incredibly hard and after our first nursery experience, we were very concerned. Busy Bees have made it easier and I know that they truly care for my son and are interested in his development as much as we are.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Braintree? 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 two boys 7 years and 3 years old, I have been using Braintree Busy Bees since Aug 2010 to present day. Since needing to return back to work, after looking into different childcare providers this nursery ticked all my boxes!!! I am reassured that my children have been well cared for in all aspects of their health and well-being. I especially liked hearing how he's been throughout the day, having the diary helped to remind me. Having the opportunity to attend the parents evenings throughout the year, gives me another insight to his development, progression and how to improve areas of his learning. Now the nursery has implemented a system called I connect, where I can now access all of this information about his care and development in my own home, this helps as now my husband can also access this too.
I would highly recommend this nursery to any parents/carers. At least to look around see if this also ticks your boxes....

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

Value for Money: Good

Busy Bees in Braintree provides a loving, caring and nurturing environment for children. I couldn't imagine sending my daughter anywhere else while I am at work. Due to their hard work and commitment my daughter has flourished during her time with the nursery. Thank you and keep up the good work.

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

All the staff at Busy Bees in Braintree are extremely helpful and polite. My son has speech delay and is a very fussy eater. His key worker and all the other staff are very understanding and all the other staff are very understanding and helpful with this. They spend one to one time with him to help develop these and his progress has been amazing since he started there.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Braintree? 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 going to Busy Bees since he was 18 months old, he is now 3 and he thoroughly enjoys himself.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

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