Busy Bees in Chelmsford, Chelmsford, Essex
Busy Bees in Chelmsford, Chelmsford, Essex
Busy Bees in Chelmsford, Chelmsford, Essex

Busy Bees in Chelmsford has a large and spacious interior, as well as a secure garden area for outdoor play. The service is overseen by a professional team that is experienced in key preschool goals and care for babies from three months to children of five years of age.

Alongside a positive learning environment the service is dedicated to healthy diets and a secure setting, where parents can feel confident the needs and interests of their child are central to all decisions taken.

A parent partnership group is in place to allow for regular feedback and discussion and the nursery has excellent community links.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Natasha Neal (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Essex County Council

Number of Staff: 40

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

Total Places for Children: 99

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

8.8 Busy Bees in Chelmsford has a Review Score of 8.8 (8.840)

The Review Score of 8.8 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees in Chelmsford is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.5 out of 5 from 9 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees in Chelmsford 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 4.537 for Busy Bees in Chelmsford is calculated as follows: ( (58 Excellents x 5) + (50 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 108 Ratings = 4.537

  • 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 4.303 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees in Chelmsford 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 19.8 positive Reviews (99 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 19.8 Target = 0.303

  • 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
    5
  • Good
    4
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    8
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees in Chelmsford

  • Mother of Child
    7
  • Father of Child
    2

Overall, we are very happy with the nursery. Our son is very happy there and this is visible from drop off and pick up times. The staff are lovely, they always have plenty of time for both the children and the parents. Any issues we have had have been resolved quickly and effectively.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Very helpful and friendly. Would recommend. Also, very clean and love the outdoor space.

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

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son started at the nursery in September 2016. He attends 4 days a week and absolutely loves it! The staff are all friendly and welcoming and since their recent refurbishment, the rooms all look lovely! He is always tired on the way home which I take as a sign of a good day!
Looking at the menus they have on display, the food is great! The menus are so varied it's lovely to see he's eating a great range of things I wouldn't think of cooking at home!
I would definitely recommend this nursery to others.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My daughter enjoys her days at nursery and has an excellent bond with her key worker and the staff in the nursery. The food is of an outstanding quality and the chef has been brilliant with helping out with weaning.

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

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Our children both attend nursery. They both enjoy attending and have progressed socially and emotionally. Our daughter is thriving in first steps room due to her keyworker taking the time to understand her likes and dislikes. She has formed a super relationship with all staff too. We can leave both our children and know they will have a fun-filled day.

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

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

A very professional and friendly Nursery, my child seems very happy whilst there and seems to benefit from interacting with both the staff and the other children.
I would definitely recommend this nursery, and feel confident that my daughter is being cared for exceptionally well.

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

My first child (now attending pre-school in the nursery) joined in 2013 (at 6 months old) and my son (now 1 years old) joined earlier this year.
From the moment I walked through the door with my children, I felt at ease. The staff not only made me feel comfortable and secure but they make my children feel this way every day.
Both my children love attending the nursery and can't wait to run through the door to see the children / staff and what activities they will be doing for the day.
The current manager and assistance manager is doing a fantastic job.
Thank you, Busy Bee's and keep up the good work for the next lot of children looking to join !

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

A friendly nursery with a large outdoor garden for the children.
My first child went to this nursery, and now my second child is enjoying it here.
A variety of activities and indoors and outsides for children, with a good choice of toys and resources.
Good communication with the staff and my child always tells me how food the good is.

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

All the staff at the nursery are very helpful and my little boy is looked after really well. He really enjoys being there and playing with the different toys.
He also enjoys the food. He gets on well with all the staff who look after him.

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

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