Busy Bees at Bernard Street

52 Bernard Street, St Albans AL3 5QN

Busy Bees at Bernard Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire
Busy Bees at Bernard Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire
Busy Bees at Bernard Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Busy Bees at Bernard Street, in St Albans, has been purpose-built to include a well-designed layout, where children can enjoy free flow play and exploration on a daily basis.

Together with three large base rooms that are equipped to help children pick up new skills and exercise their imagination, the nursery has a secure outdoor play areas and parents have a convenient drop off point.

By combining indoor and outdoor play activities, staff help children develop at their own pace and to all key EYFS objectives.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Fatma Yorganci (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hertfordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 63

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0715-1845

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

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Reviews

9.2 Busy Bees at Bernard Street has a Review Score of 9.2 (9.247)

The Review Score of 9.2 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Bernard Street is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 9 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Bernard Street in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.4 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 4.85 for Busy Bees at Bernard Street is calculated as follows: ( (92 Excellents x 5) + (14 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 107 Ratings = 4.85

  • 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 4.397 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Bernard Street 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 12.6 positive Reviews (63 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 5 Reviews ÷ 12.6 Target = 0.397

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

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Bernard Street?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    9
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Bernard Street

  • Mother of Child
    8
  • Father of Child
    1

My daughter loves going there every day. We had a very easy transition so I did not feel bad leaving her. Everybody who I have met so far are extremely friendly and professional. She is very well looked after and having a colourful palette of activities. I can only recommend Busy Bees Bernard Street to my friends and colleagues.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Bernard Street? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I love the nursery. It's been fantastic for my one year old. She is so happy there! It's always clean. There is always fun things for the kids to do. The staff are calm friendly and consistent.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Bernard Street? 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: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been attending Busy Bees Bernard Street since May at the age of 14 months. I was very anxious as a first-time mum to leave her for a day each week as she had only ever been away from me for a maximum of an hour previously. From the moment I got there I had a feeling that she was in fantastic hands and even though I felt the guilt to be leaving her I didn't have to worry which was a huge weight off my shoulders. It did take her a little while to settle in but since then every time I pick her up she says hello and gives me a cuddle and then wants to go back down again to play and stay there! I can tell she absolutely adores her key worker and all the other staff are fantastic with her. Even though she is only there for a day each week she seems to pick things up so quickly and starts singing some of the songs she has heard at nursery. I would 100% recommend anyone to send their child to this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Bernard Street? 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

Excellent nursery. Friendly environment. Some great people working there. Comes very highly recommended.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Bernard Street? 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Both myself and my husband would strongly recommend Busy Bees. The staff are extremely welcoming and accommodating to my childs needs; taking special care with food and toilet training which as a parent has been helpful.
Since starting Busy Bees my son has improved greatly with speech and eating. In particular, we have noticed a wonderful development in his attitude. He has become outgoing and active and we strongly believe the staff at Busy Bees has played a huge role with this.
He always looks forward to going.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Bernard Street? 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: Don't Know

I have really enjoyed watching my little boy thrive at this nursery. It is a friendly environment and there is a great range of activities for him to get involved in. I also like that there is always access to the outside space. The staff are always very helpful and the nursery is small enough that they all get to know your child personally, regardless which room they are in.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Bernard Street? 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 son is full-time at Busy Bees and is very happy there.

The staff genuinely care about the children and their development.

The menu is fantastic and carefully planned.

The facilities are great and there is a lovely outdoor play space.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Bernard Street? 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

I remain super impressed with Busy Bees Bernard Street - I love the pre-school very much and very impressed with all the pre-school teachers. My son loves his school and speaks highly of all of them. He is constantly learning new things and telling me great stories of his day- he is very happy and that makes me incredibly happy and grateful! It's been over a year since we moved to the UK from South Africa and this school has made our transition wonderful! Thank you to all the Staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Bernard Street? 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

Really brilliant little nursery. My two children are bouncing after a day here. I feel confident that they are being well looked after and cared for. Everyone knows everyone and there is a real family feel to it. It has a lovely relaxed atmosphere which helps the children and parents feel part of it and confident in their surrounding. Great admin team who are quick to respond and happy to help. My children are kept entertained and do a huge variety of activities, including lots of garden time which I personally feel is very important.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Bernard Street? 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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