Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hospital

The Crescent, Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke RG24 9NJ

Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hospital, Basingstoke, Hampshire
Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hospital, Basingstoke, Hampshire
Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hospital, Basingstoke, Hampshire

Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hospital is a friendly childcare service that has been purpose-built to welcome up to 100 children, consisting of a range of bright and spacious rooms that are ideal for play, learning and creativity.

Nursery professionals look to involve parents as much as possible in the service, keeping them up-to-date with their child's development and keen to discuss concerns, with parents' evenings scheduled for several dates throughout the year.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Ceris Davies (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hampshire County Council

Number of Staff: 28

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 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800 (0700 for hospital staff)

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

7.2 Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hospital has a Review Score of 7.2 (7.242)

The Review Score of 7.2 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hospital is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 19 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hospital in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 2.5 out of 5 from 19 positive Reviews in the last 2 years. (A 2 year period has been used as there were no 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 4.767 for Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hospital is calculated as follows: ( (176 Excellents x 5) + (49 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 227 Ratings = 4.767

  • 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 2.475 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hospital is based on 19 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4 then divided by 2 = 2.000

    2. Target of 20 positive Reviews (100 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 19 Reviews ÷ 20 Target = 0.950 , then divided by 2 = 0.475

  • 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
    17
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hospital?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    18
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hospital

  • Mother of Child
    15
  • Father of Child
    1
  • Grandfather of Child
    1
  • Grandmother of Child
    1
  • Great-grandmother of Child
    1
  • more

My daughter had a very happy for years at the nursery before going to a local school. She was encouraged to develop and evolve in a safe and nurturing environment. The fabulous secure garden allowed daily outdoor play - a big plus. The staff are attentive and they clearly genuinely love working at and running the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hospital? 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 couldn't feel any more comfortable leaving my son in the hands of this nursery. The staff are always smiley and welcoming, the children always look like they're having fun colouring, playing with toys or whatever activity it is they're doing. The range of food they are given is amazing and it's really helped my son learn to eat independently and eat new foods. I would honestly highly recommend this nursery as it is an extremely well run and all round lovely place.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hospital? 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

My son has settled into this nursery really well with the help of all staff, he has recently moved to the preschool room and is always happy to come into nursery with us struggling to get him to leave on certain days. He's always so excited to tell us what he's done throughout the day and we're really happy with the way the staff have helped him settle and encouraged his potty training!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hospital? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

My great-granddaughter attended your Nursery when she was a babe in arms, she left for school this year. On the few occasions I came to collect my great-granddaughter with her mother she was happy and would show me around her room and introduce to her carers. I had the honour of attending her Nursery graduation and what a lovely day it was, children were beaming with happiness being all together.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hospital? 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

Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hospital is a lovely Nursery. Staff and management are friendly and supportive. Our grandchildren have enjoyed their time at nursery over the years. I've attended a few events including grandparents tea party, Summer and Christmas Fayre which were very good, everyone was welcoming and caring towards all.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hospital? 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

A wonderful nursery with a genuinely caring team, from administration staff to management. My son flourished throughout his time at nursery, experiencing every room from piglets to pre-school. I would definitely recommend the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hospital? 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 children have been at this nursery since 7 months old and have been very happy.

Staff are approachable and happy to discuss what the children have been doing all day and any issues.

All rooms are designed for the varying ages of the children with many activities on offer.

My daughter is now in pre school where she is enjoying her time before school and the staff are helping her develop and progress the skills she will need at school.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hospital? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter was at this nursery from the age of 1 up to leaving for school. It was fantastic and the staff were brilliant. Friendly and welcoming environment and my daughter thrived there. Highly recommended and good value for money too.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hospital? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our daughter started at Busy Bees when I went back to work. The staff are all excellent and have been a big part in her progress and speedy potty training to date. She enjoys a variety of activities, loves the outdoor play and has a wide range of toys and books to play with indoors. She is very happy, content and has made lots of little friends. The staff are always happy to talk to parents at the end of the day and we are kept well informed of her progress.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hospital? 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

My Grandchild loved going to nursery and wasn't always happy about having to leave to come home at the end of the day. Would told me about the day they had and what they had done with a particular member of staff.
Management were excellent when I collected for the first time, they asked questioned me to verify who I was and exchanged a password set by parents and checked photo that had been handed again by parents of my grandchild and supported me as I had never been to the nursery prior.
Communication was brilliant, was told about what things my grandchild had been involved in and how well they had eaten.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hospital? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

The staff at Busy Bees are brilliant and we're very helpful when I was suddenly without childcare. My child is so happy at Busy Bees and comes home happy and full of chatter. I like that outdoor play is encouraged and the catering is second to none. I would recommend Busy Bees to anyone, it's a great place to send your kids!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hospital? 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

Naturally, I was worried about leaving my child at nursery when I went back to work. I needn't have been.
Every single member of the Bus yBees staff are fantastic and my daughter adores them. She freely goes to them most mornings with a wave, holding her piece of toast and not giving a thought of mummy who?
I really have no qualms about being away from her as I know she's in great hands and couldn't recommend his nursery enough!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hospital? 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: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

I would highly recommend Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hospital, as staff and management are always friendly and engaging, and provide a great environment for my son who attends 3 days a week. Management send information through email and text, which keeps me up to date, and well informed of all upcoming events, and any staffing changes. All in all, I am delighted with the service the Nursery provides.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hospital? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son really enjoys it here there is a good variety of toys and equipment for all areas of learning he can use, great outdoor area to run around and play. The staff are all friendly and helpful. They also have a good variety of food on their menus.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hospital? 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

My daughter has been with Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hospital for nearly a year and she adores it. The team are amazing at making her feel comfortable and she has formed bonds with her key carers, I love that they make her feel loved and comfortable.

It is bright and clean with wonderful outdoor facilities, my little one loves the garden.

They do lots of varied activities which keep my little duracell bunny entertained and happy.

The whole team are lovely. They are approachable, friendly and knowledgeable.

Cannot reccommend them highly enough!!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hospital? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Both my kids went to the nursery and they enjoyed it thoroughly. Staff are very friendly. They understand the needs of each child and take care of them accordingly. Opening timings are also good compared to other nurseries. Very convenient especially for hospital staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hospital? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Both of my children have been very happy at this nursery, the staff are extremely dedicated and caring. My little boy was extremely well prepared for school by the pre-school team and my daughter loves being in the kangas room.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hospital? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My child had a good time at nursery, she started when she was 9 months old and has loved every minute of her time at the nursery, preschool was her favourite time as she enjoyed playing with her friends from over the years.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hospital? 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 had many years of fun at Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hospital, always came out with something to say about her day. Staff were always on hand for support and advice, food and meals were varied and enjoyed.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Basingstoke Hospital? 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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