Busy Bees at Hartham Park

Pinder Lodge, Hartham Park, Port Hill, Hertford SG14 1QS

Busy Bees at Hartham Park, Hertford, Hertfordshire
Busy Bees at Hartham Park, Hertford, Hertfordshire
Busy Bees at Hartham Park, Hertford, Hertfordshire

Busy Bees at Hartham Park is a stimulating childcare setting with an interior that is ideal for all areas of pre-school development, with age specific resources and a qualified team of staff.

Staff are well-trained in health and safety, with skills updated via regular training courses. There is also a focus on making sure children enjoy healthy and nutritious meals.

A key person is chosen to build up strong relationships with both children and parents, with the handover every evening that includes an update on daily progress.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Joanne Good (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hertfordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 16

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

Total Places for Children: 44

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

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Reviews

9.7 Busy Bees at Hartham Park has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.676)

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Hartham Park 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 10 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Hartham Park in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.9 out of 5 from 8 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 Hartham Park is calculated as follows: ( (92 Excellents x 5) + (28 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 120 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 4.909 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Hartham Park is based on 8 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 8.8 positive Reviews (44 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 8 Reviews ÷ 8.8 Target = 0.909

  • 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
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Hartham Park?

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

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Hartham Park

  • Mother of Child
    8
  • Father of Child
    2

Busy Bees is a fantastic nursery. I couldn’t be more thrilled with the care that my daughter receives there. The carers are great and it always feels like I’m dropping her off with friends or family as they seem to really have taken the time to get to know her. Compared with the nursery I sent my eldest child to the difference is incredible. It’s the best decision we have made! Thanks to everyone who works there.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Hartham Park? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Caring environment. Lovely people, everyone daily goes above and beyond. Friendly happy place. Lots of variety for the little ones. Have been so happy there.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Hartham Park? 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

Since my child started in October 2017, I have been happy with the level of care he has received. I’ve used Busy Bees before with his older brother whom the staff remember, so it is comforting to leave him with people that I know and did a good with my eldest child.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Hartham Park? 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 day nursery is fantastic, my daughter has thrived since she started in 2016 and I cannot praise the team enough.
The nursery was awarded outstanding status by OFSTED in November 2016 which is definitely reflected in all that they do.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Hartham Park? 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 son loves nursery. Every day he talks about the staff even those who are not in his room! He has come a long way with his development due to staff commitment, passion and enthusiastic attitude.
They recently got an outstanding in OFSTED which was well deserved!!!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Hartham Park? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Just fantastic! My Daughter loves coming here and she is developing brilliantly. The staff are all so hard working and this really shows in the happiness of the children. A real home from home feel with a professional touch. Thanks to all the team.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Hartham Park? 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

There are several nice nurseries in Hertford but when we were looking for a place for our little girl on my return to work we picked Busy Bees for its small size and its friendly staff. It is a converted house so each room (grouped by age) is a good size for the number of children and it never feels crowded or too busy even when they are at full capacity for that day. Each room has their own little garden area and the nursery itself is located beside a river so the kids get to watch the ducks when they swim past.

The staff are undoubtedly Busy Bees best asset. Almost every member of staff there knows my daughter (even the ones who don't look after her every day). The staff that look after her are amazing, she had never been away from me before she started and it didn't take long for her to start to put her arms put to them in the mornings. I always get a thorough update when I pick her up on how she has been and all the activities she has been doing.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Hartham Park? 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: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We love Busy Bees Hartham Park! The staff are so friendly and really seem to care about our son, who is very happy to attend. It was such a relief for us knowing that he's happy there after I started work again in September. He has come on leaps and bounds since starting, and the daily handover from the girls is very thorough so we always know how he has got on that day.
It was very important to us when we were looking for a nursery that there seemed to be long standing members of staff. We thought it would be hard for him if the team seemed to change every few weeks (we've heard that this can happen at some nurseries) but the staff at Busy Bees Hartham Park have been there for a long time so there is lots of continuity for our son.
The food that they serve is wholesome and varied and they keep our son entertained with loads of activities during the day.
Busy Bees Hartham Park more than deserves the outstanding Ofsted rating that it has been given in our opinion.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Hartham Park? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Busy Bees at Hartham Park is a home from home nursery and my little girl who is 18 months loves the activities that are provided and link to her interests. The staff are very friendly and my daughter's interests are always at the key person's interest. The nursery is small but cosy and everyone knows each other it is a very special place that I know that my little girl has become confident and thriving while being here, we would choose anywhere else.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Hartham Park? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Busy Bees offers a 'home from home' environment for the children. All of the staff are genuinely concerned about the children's welfare and go out of their way to make them feel comfortable. Our son enjoys the activities at the nursery, and particularly enjoys playing in the garden area, which is newly refurbished.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Hartham Park? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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