Busy Bees at Chafford Hundred

Drake Road, Chafford Hundred, Grays RM16 6RW

Busy Bees at Chafford Hundred, Grays, Essex
Busy Bees at Chafford Hundred, Grays, Essex
Busy Bees at Chafford Hundred, Grays, Essex

Busy Bees at Chafford Hundred, in Grays, operates a key person system to safeguard the individual learning and development of each child, within a secure and friendly facility.

Free-flow is supported by a qualified team, with the benefit of pleasant indoor and outdoor learning areas that have been purpose-designed to help children pack up new skills and practice their creativity.

There are experienced staff for all age groups and a nutritious food programme in place to support healthy physical development.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Laura Green (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Thurrock Council

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

Total Places for Children: 102

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1900

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

8.9 Busy Bees at Chafford Hundred has a Review Score of 8.9 (8.946)

The Review Score of 8.9 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Chafford Hundred 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 12 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Chafford Hundred in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.2 out of 5 from 5 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 4.701 for Busy Bees at Chafford Hundred is calculated as follows: ( (103 Excellents x 5) + (39 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 144 Ratings = 4.701

  • 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 4.245 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Chafford Hundred is based on 5 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 20.4 positive Reviews (102 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 5 Reviews ÷ 20.4 Target = 0.245

  • 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
    3
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Chafford Hundred?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    10
  • Likely
    2
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Chafford Hundred

  • Mother of Child
    11
  • Father of Child
    1

Since my son started in September they have created an excellent family feel, we have constant updates on his progress and activities, they help us together to develop him in all areas and to keep him on track. Nothing is ever too much trouble and all staff are very approachable and friendly. Parentzone is also a fantastic idea and I am able to see from my desk how my son is doing throughout the day.
Saying all of the above, my son had a fit while at Nursery on Thursday 9th November, something that has never happened before and took us all by shock.
The whole team headed by the manager were excellent and calm throughout with constant updates/phone calls while I was on route, their handling knowledge and training during this awful moment of him having the fit was even praised by the ambulance staff when we were on the way to the hospital with him.
This is very reassuring as a parent in the way this was dealt with and all people involved deserve the highest praise possible.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Chafford Hundred? 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

Outstanding nursery with facilities and staff to match. Informative and child-focused, I was kept updated on every aspect of my child's care. We were always greeted with a friendly smile and welcoming attitude. Always clean, tidy and with great activities going on (some of which we have implemented at home). The management were outstanding and always went the extra mile for us. I will and have recommended this nursery to friends and family, and can't find fault with the care and encouragement my child received.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Chafford Hundred? 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

Two years ago when I became a new mum, I was very nervous and unsure about sending my son to a nursery as a six-month-old baby.

My search on finding a suitable establishment near where I lived proved to be impossible.

This was due to the lack of staff engagement and poor cleanliness that I observed during my initial visit. However, I found Busy Bees at Chafford Hundred to be warm, friendly, spotless and the staff were so friendly and I felt the family unit within your team.

It was all of these reasons that I choose to send my son to Busy Bees at Chafford Hundred and endure the long distance car journeys.

Two years on and the long journeys were worth it. The team have helped in making my baby a super confident young toddler. He is full of life and happy. All of which was only possible through the team's dedication and support.

It was regretful when we decided to leave as we wanted to explore the option of sending him to the nursery near us.

So, thanks again and please pass on my thank you to the team.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Chafford Hundred? 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 children really enjoyed their time at Busy Bees. All the staff are very friendly and welcoming. I really liked the books containing all the information I needed to know about their day at nursery. This really helped me when I got them home so I knew what they had eaten. The staff are all friendly and welcoming even if they don't work in the room closely with the children, I would feel confident in returning in the future if I needed child care.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Chafford Hundred? 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 eldest daughter have been attending busy bees since Oct 2013,
My youngest since Jan 2016
I cannot fault this nursery at all, my daughters enjoy themselves and have learned so much and are still learning so much.
The staff are amazing and are so supportive to every parent, child and their needs.
I would recommend this nursery to everyone, the kids have lots of fun and join in with all activities from learning and celebrating the Chinese New Year, to starring in their own nativity play.
The nursery is clean and has great outdoor activities for the children. The rooms are all spacious and have set zones like book reading corner, construction corner and messy play.
If you have any issues they are always there to listen and if you want your child to concentrate on certain factors then the staff will try the best to help with this.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Chafford Hundred? 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 settled in really well and is so happy here. She adores all the staff and has developed so well since starting at Busy Bees. It's the best decision I've ever made.

I'm very impressed since signing up to Parentzone, I love how I can check on her throughout the day and it's nice to see pictures of her progress and having fun.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I highly recommend this nursery. My son loves going to Busy Bees, he is always so happy to go in and play with his friends. It's lovely that we always get pictures and paintings he has done that week he is always so proud to show us what he has been doing.
The girls there are amazing always so caring. The communication between the staff is great! When I pick my son up the handover is always so thorough. Since attending Busy Bees my son has gained so much confidence, I see a difference in him each week!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Chafford Hundred? 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

When my child first started I was quite nervous. As a baby with multiple allergies her key worker did an excellent job. I felt my child was safe.
We've had a few teething issues with food but Busy Bees has gone the extra mile. From chef to manager, all showed a genuine interest in getting it right.
She worked her way through the various rooms with all round growth.
If I have to give a developmental point it would be 'don't drop the baton as they grow'.
A child is constantly learning. Teach them, push them. The need for a preschool teacher who can create that classroom environment is essential. The girls are working at filling this gap and it's great we can now get updates online. It enables us as parents to interact and be more aware of learning outcomes and I think this is the start of a better working relationships between parent and key worker.
Potty training for me is just as important and be mindful all children are different.
Overall, I would definitely recommend Busy Bees.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I can highly recommend this nursery. First, my eldest daughter attended 10 years ago and now I'm back with my second daughter. My daughter is 18 months and loves her nursery. She's always happy to go in, is well looked after, the food is excellent and staff are fantastic. You can see they care about the children. My daughter is becoming a very independent and confident toddler with her speech getting better every day.
She is loved by all the staff members as she is a little character like her sister used to be. She has created very close bonds with lots of the nursery staff and she's more than happy to go with them and get involved in various tasks. Overall, I'm very happy and I know my daughter is in a safe and happy environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Chafford Hundred? 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

I have two children who attend the nursery, both who started when they were just 9 months old, now 3 and 17 months. I can confidently say that they both thoroughly enjoy nursery. Busy Bees have been very welcoming, the staff are friendly and both my children are settled nicely here. They provide lots of fun, creative activities while following the Early Years Curriculum.
They are always coming home with paintings, drawings etc and singing the songs they have been learning at nursery. The staff are attentive towards the children and are always happy to help encourage the children in all activities.
Sending them to Busy Bees has helped both of my children with their social skills and interacting with other children from a very young age. I feel the nursery has helped bring this confidence out in them and has helped the children reach important milestones. Children are provided good healthy notorious food everyday all cooked fresh on site. My children love it, so I'm happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Chafford Hundred? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My Son attended the nursery from when he was 6-months-old. He loved his time there, he loved the staff and loved the friends he had made. The staff were always very caring and loving towards my son. I felt happy and safe knowing he was being well taken care of.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Chafford Hundred? 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

Really happy with the care and the relationship with his key person. His confidence and social skills have come on really well. Staff are very good at following my wishes with regards to sleeping encouraging his eating.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Chafford Hundred? 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

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