Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hatch Warren Lane

Hatch Warren Lane, Hatch Warren, Basingstoke RG22 4RA

Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hatch Warren Lane, Basingstoke, Hampshire
Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hatch Warren Lane, Basingstoke, Hampshire
Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hatch Warren Lane, Basingstoke, Hampshire

Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hatch Warren Lane is a vibrant nursery that is part of the prestigious Early Years Childcare portfolio and registered to look after up to 102 children of pre-school years and babies. The facility's safe and hygienic interior has extensive games and creative play choices that are ideal for learning and development, with which children find themselves easily amused and excited, while the secure garden area is another pleasant and valued addition. Parents enjoy convenient parking and the peace of mind of secure entry systems as well as a highly-qualified team of carers. Hatch Warren Lane also runs an after-school club.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Julie Weedon (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hampshire County Council

Number of Staff: 35

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

Total Places for Children: 100

Age Range: from 0 years 0 months to 5 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0745-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Directions:

Busy Bees Hatch Warren nursery is a recently refurbished, OUTSTANDING OFSTED rated full daycare nursery (29th May 2014) The nursery comprises of 2 beautiful grade 2 listed barns which still have their original features such as beams inside. The nursery is for babies/ children aged 0-2 years in the smaller barn, and 2-5 years with great school links and support in the larger barn. The nursery is set on a quiet rural site in Hatch Warren with beautiful grounds to explore, but also has easy access to M3 Junction 7, 6 and bus routes.

Visiting:

Based next door to the Portsmouth Arms Pub - head for this building and then take the next right into the site. drive down to the bottom of the site and park in front of the Busy Bees nursery which is opposite the Insignia building. Designated car parking is directly in front of the nursery.

Parking:

A designated car park for staff, parents to drop off and visitors - ample spaces provided but please only park in Busy Bees parking areas.

Vacancies

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Reviews

9 Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hatch Warren Lane has a Review Score of 9 (9.014)

The Review Score of 9 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hatch Warren Lane 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 7 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hatch Warren Lane 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 4.714 for Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hatch Warren Lane is calculated as follows: ( (63 Excellents x 5) + (18 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 84 Ratings = 4.714

  • 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 at Basingstoke Hatch Warren Lane 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
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hatch Warren Lane?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    6
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hatch Warren Lane

  • Mother of Child
    6
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

The nursery is set in a lovely location. Staff are friendly and daily feed back is very reassuring.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hatch Warren Lane? 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 child attended this nursery for almost a year until we moved house. She absolutely loved it here - the staff are fantastic, they are caring and attentive and really do care well for the children. It made it so much easier going to back to work knowing my child was being looked after so well. The facilities are lovely - a bright, open and clean space with lots of toys and an outdoor area that the children use every day. Meals are varied and healthy, and the nursery catered for dietary requirements. We are so grateful to Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hatch Warren Lane for all that they have done and we will all miss the staff very much.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hatch Warren Lane? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The staff at Busy Bees have been so helpful and reassuring after my son had trouble settling into nursery. They've given him support and encouragement and he's now in a much better place. They also helped me, explaining nursery procedures and being flexible after I wanted some extra settling in days. Very pleased with them, long may it continue.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hatch Warren Lane? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son started at Busy Bees when I returned to work in June. I was worried about leaving him but the staff in the baby room took all my worries away, they have built a fantastic relationship with my son and he loves going there. He is always happy and I love seeing what he has been up to during the day on my ParentZone app at home. The staff are very warm and friendly and it definitely made going back to work easier knowing that my son was happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hatch Warren Lane? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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 attended Busy Bees since 13 months of age and really enjoy their time at nursery. I initially returned to work on a part-time basis and unlike some nurseries, Busy Bees did not impose a minimum number of days/hours and instead offered me the flexibility to amend the girls' day patterns as my working arrangements changed. The staff are warm and welcoming and I've always felt that both of my girls has been treated as an individual, receiving the care they need and the staff have always been very willing to adopt our routines be it in relation to milk, nap times or dietary requirements. The nursery has been recently refurbished and provides a comfortable environment for children to explore and play. We've been very happy all round with the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hatch Warren Lane? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has been attending Busy Bees since he was 6 months old. Straight away we knew this was the place we wanted to choose - the initial visit was warm, welcoming and informative. My son took to the setting and the staff immediately - which was all the reassurance we needed.

I couldn't be happier with the care he receives as all staff are caring, dedicated, hard working and want to go the extra mile to provide an environment for the each child to thrive in. They each build wonderful relationships with the children and we have been particularly lucky with our key worker.

The recent investment in redecoration and building works has made perfect use of the character of the building - and the colour scheme provides the right environment for learning and development without distraction.

My son would not be the confident, chatty and clever little man he is today without the care and encouragement he has received from Busy Bees - we have so many things to thank them for.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hatch Warren Lane? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

Great nursery and wonderful staff. My daughter started in ladybirds and settled in really well. She has now moved into the toddler room and is really enjoying it. A very smooth transition thanks to the nursery staff. The two girls (Ladybirds) are lovely and are fantastic with the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hatch Warren Lane? 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

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