Busy Bees at Farnborough (Pyestock)

Armstrong Way, Pyestock, Farnborough GU14 0LP

Busy Bees at Farnborough (Pyestock), Farnborough, Hampshire
Busy Bees at Farnborough (Pyestock), Farnborough, Hampshire
Busy Bees at Farnborough (Pyestock), Farnborough, Hampshire

Busy Bees at Farnborough (Pyestock) has been purpose-built within a wonderful woodland setting, making the most of a vibrant curriculum and a mixture of indoor and outdoor play to helps children's early skills and interests develop.

A supportive approach and good communication with parents is the objective of a trained and friendly team, with a key person system in place to safeguard individual progress.

The safety and happiness of children is central to all decisions taken.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Angela Welch (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hampshire County Council

Number of Staff: 35

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

Total Places for Children: 159

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

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Reviews

8.3 Busy Bees at Farnborough (Pyestock) has a Review Score of 8.3 (8.282)

The Review Score of 8.3 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Farnborough (Pyestock) 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 8 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Farnborough (Pyestock) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.6 out of 5 from 3 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 4.688 for Busy Bees at Farnborough (Pyestock) is calculated as follows: ( (68 Excellents x 5) + (26 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 96 Ratings = 4.688

  • 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 3.594 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Farnborough (Pyestock) is based on 3 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.5

    2. Target of 31.8 positive Reviews (159 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 31.8 Target = 0.094

  • 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
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Farnborough (Pyestock)?

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

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Farnborough (Pyestock)

  • Mother of Child
    6
  • Father of Child
    2

People and atmosphere. Busy Bees Farnborough is run by extremely lovable people. They are loving, caring, understanding and very supportive. They are really close to the children and they build a genuine bond with the little ones. My daughter goes to the nursery with a big smile, greets many of the carers with a great hug and comes back home happy and relaxed. That gives us parents, indescribable comfort. There are no problems with Busy Bees, none. You ask for vegetarian diet and fish - they've got it sorted. You want to pick your daughter up earlier - they will pack her a lunch box. You forget socks/shoes/dummy - they say 'no worries!' and manage that. You had a long day at work - have a chat with them and they cheer you up! They even offered to use the nursery address for deliveries of Christmas packages and helped us decide what are the best Christmas presents for my daughter. I am so grateful to every person in Busy Bees for making my daughter feel very special every day.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Farnborough (Pyestock)? 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 have been extremely happy with our choice of nursery. Our son loves going to nursery and it has been lovely to see how much he has developed in a relatively short time. The interaction with the staff is very positive, and for us, their interaction with our son from day one on our first visit was the biggest selling point and this has continued. Their enthusiasm is clear to see. It has been lovely to see the bonds that our son has created with the staff who are caring and nurturing.

The constant smile on our son's face says it all. The variety of activities that the staff plan for children has clearly improved his development. My son adores being outdoors and the outside space is the best that we saw when choosing a nursery.

The collaborative way that the management and staff work with the parents is very positive. Overall, the nursery provides a level of service, development and care that in our opinion outweighs the slightly higher cost to other nurseries.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Farnborough (Pyestock)? 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 are incredibly friendly and helpful. Both my children have developed happy, strong relationships with staff and other children at this nursery and their development has been nurtured throughout their time there. As a parent, one of the best points about this nursery has been their ability to provide flexibility with sessions, either swapping or adding extra sessions, even when at short notice. A big thank you to all the staff at Busy Bees Pyestock!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Farnborough (Pyestock)? 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 kids love it here and the staff are all really friendly. There is lots of outside space and they eat things that they would never dream of eating at home and enjoy them.
The downside is that it is expensive and you need to pay even when the children are sick or are on holiday.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Farnborough (Pyestock)? 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Chloe Wilkes, Marketing Admin at Busy Bees at Farnborough (Pyestock) responded to this review on 17 Nov 2016:

Thank you for your review, we take your comments on board.

We have been extremely happy with the care our daughter received. She loves going to nursery and the staff are great and welcoming.

The nursery is very spacious with lots of space and lovely gardens. They have also just started building a role play village in their activity hall which my daughter can't wait to play in.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Farnborough (Pyestock)? 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

As the only nursery in the local area offering complete flexibility in terms of the days that my children (4 and 1) attend each week, this was the logical choice for us as I work different shifts each week. The managerial and admin staff are really accommodating and changes at short notice are usually sorted out with ease. The staff look after the children well and have developed fantastic caring relationships with them. My children are happy and settled here and come home happy and exhausted! Whilst more expensive than many of the other local nurseries personally I feel that this is outweighed by the flexibility and the purpose-built building and fantastic outside space.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Farnborough (Pyestock)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Our son is doing so well. His development has been fantastic and we owe it to the enthusiasm and passion for excellence that the staff display. He is exposed to so many different activity types that develop so many various skills, we feel it will give him an advantage in life. We are very satisfied with his development at Busy Bees at Farnborough (Pyestock).

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Farnborough (Pyestock)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

When collecting at lunchtime my son is sometimes on his own with no interaction.
The children's trays /signing out sheets are located in the room where children are sleeping so I wouldn't want to disturb them. This goes for drink cups also.
Key workers not always present at lunchtime to talk to if I have any questions.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Farnborough (Pyestock)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

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