Busy Bees at Mardley Hill

1 Mardley Hill, Welwyn AL6 0UE

Busy Bees at Mardley Hill has an incredibly experienced, dedicated and long-standing team that have built up an uncompromisingly strong reputation in the local area for outstanding quality childcare in a bespoke home-from-home environment.

The nursery manager and team pride themselves upon secure and positive partnerships with parents and a strong focus on hygiene, health and safety, and expertise for children with additional needs is very much evident.

The nursery has exceptionally beautiful, well equipped, age-appropriate base rooms and gardens designed with the children's interests and developmental needs in mind.

As well as key EYFS objectives, children can learn about building, gardening, singing and dancing, and are given endless opportunities to explore and be creative within their amazing surroundings.

Busy Bees at Mardley Hill are proud to have a consecutive 'Outstanding' accreditation's (October 2014) as deemed by their governing body Ofsted.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Laura Jacques (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hertfordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 18

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

Overview

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Mardley Hill 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 52 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Mardley Hill in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 42 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 4.946 for Busy Bees at Mardley Hill is calculated as follows: ( (590 Excellents x 5) + (34 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 624 Ratings = 4.946

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Mardley Hill is based on 42 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). 42 Reviews ÷ 8.8 Target Reached = 1

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

9.9 Busy Bees at Mardley Hill has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.946)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
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  • Good
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  • Satisfactory
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  • Poor
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  • Very Poor
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Mardley Hill?

  • Extremely LIKELY
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  • Likely
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  • Don't know
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  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
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Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Mardley Hill

  • Mother of Child
    35
  • Father of Child
    13
  • Aunt of Child
    2
  • Grandmother of Child
    2

My son has been attending this nursery for about 2.5 tears and we couldn’t have been more pleased with the standard of care that our little boy has received. All the staff are amazing and work to very high standards, they always ensure everything is in place for our son with special needs (Downs Syndrome).

Time and time again they go over and beyond our expectations, this nursery truly is amazing!
We have seen such a huge difference in our son's development and confidence, he loves going to nursery every day. The facilities are lovely, rooms very spacious, lots of activities for the children, a lovely outdoor garden and not to mention the yummy freshly cooked meals provided on site.

I cannot recommend this nursery enough, will be very sad when my boy leaves to go to school next year.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Mardley Hill? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I absolutely love the nursery and all of the staff. My son is so happy here, he waves me off each morning with a big smile. The staff are wonderful with the children and my son has learnt so much here over the last 6 months, he is thriving.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Mardley Hill? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The manager and her team have looked after both my children, my daughter who is now at school still gets excited the days she comes with me to pick up her brother from nursery and say hello to everyone.

The five children who left the nursery and joined the same school as my daughter are doing well and this is no doubt in part to how the nursery prepared them.

My little boy enjoys the nursery and it is obvious the staff care about the children, and the children think of the adults as friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Mardley Hill? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Most definitely the best nursery I have ever come across. The care and education my child has received is placing him in fantastic stead for his transition to big school. The nursery staff team are so dedicated to their roles and their happiness and competency encompasses a sincere sense of trust for all parents. Thank you for making my son feel so special and loved.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Mardley Hill? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter currently attends Busy Bees at Mardley Hill in the Pre-School and my eldest daughter also attended. They both started at a year old and were looked after right through from Baby room to Pre-School. This is a great nursery and the Pre-school has had an amazing refurbishment and there is so much for the children to do. The garden is also amazing and most evenings my daughter doesn't want to come home! Definitely recommend the nursery.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We couldn't have found a better nursery for our daughter. She loves going there. Every member of staff knows every child's name and genuinely cares. I have seen such growth since she has been there, both mentally and physically.

The family atmosphere is obvious from the minute you walk in the door and as soon as we did, we knew it was the right place. I would highly recommend this nursery to anyone looking for a safe, happy place for their child to learn and grow. The food is also amazing! Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Mardley Hill? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I moved my daughter to Mardley Hill from another nursery last September and immediately noticed a huge change in my daughter's happiness.

The staff and managers are exceptional, so friendly and generally very happy people. They are incredibly attentive and professional and have many long-standing staff members, which makes the nursery feel like a family.

All meals are prepared and cooked freshly on site, and are nutritious and healthy; The cook has catered to my daughter's food allergies seamlessly.

All the staff who care for my daughter treat her as an individual, encouraging her to develop her own personality and interests, and they look after her with such warmth and attention.

I cannot recommend Mardley Hill Busy Bees highly enough. This nursery, in addition to being 'outstanding' in all the way you would expect, is also a rare gem.

It is hard to put into words how grateful we are as parents for the support, care and welcome the nursery has shown to our daughter and also to us.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Mardley Hill? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My oldest son attended the nursery between 2013 and 2016. His younger brother has been attending the nursery since 2016. The nursery has great opening hours and doesn't fine you for being late, unlike other nurseries which is a great relief for a working parent trying hard to juggle work and children. The nursery staff is truly amazing, warm, kind, caring and genuinely interested in your child. Some members of staff have been working there for years.

The nursery manager shows great leadership and ensures that every member of team upholds the nursery values. The children do a wide range of activities as they progress through the nursery. Once they reach pre-school academy (around 3 years old) they can do French, multi-sports. A company specialising in teaching children about the environment and wildlife comes to the nursery regularly and brings small creatures (frogs, insects, etc) for children to see. Over the last five years, the nursery became like a family to us.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Mardley Hill? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

This nursery is simply outstanding. My wife and I felt very nervous about placing our child in a nursery during our long working weeks. However, from our initial open day visit, we felt the warmth and care that everyone at Busy Bees has and exudes in abundance! Putting our child into nursery at Busy Bees Mardley Hill was absolutely the best decision we could have made.

Everyone is so friendly and they do everything possible to make our child feel at home (which she does). The nursery has a very homely, relaxed feel which others we visited did not. Our child has grown in confidence and developed amazingly in the 6 months she has been there. Certainly the best nursery around and deserves a 10/10 rating!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our daughter has attended the nursery for over a year now and loves going. Her key worker is fantastic and our daughter loves all of the activities they do. Their menu is full of fruit and vegetables. We receive updates on her throughout the day on the ParentZone app and a detailed hand over each evening from her key worker. We couldn’t recommend them more highly.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Great nursery, such friendly engaged staff, they all know each of the children, and can't do enough to help.
Having tried one or two nurseries in the area, we couldn't imagine putting our 21-month old into any other place. She comes back so happy from a fun day and fills up with the yummy food they serve. All the staff are great at looking after and interacting with the kids.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Mardley Hill? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

An amazing nursery with an amazing set of staff. They always seem to go the extra mile for you and your children.

Consistently great experience over the last 4 years with both of my children. Well done everyone.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

This is a wonderful nursery. Warm, bright, well equipped and well maintained. Above all, the staff are fantastic - all extremely professional and friendly towards me as a parent, and I can tell my daughter adores the staff in her room. She only attends 1 morning per week, and only for 4 months so far, but talks about her key worker during the week with me (only 18 months so just tells me she wants to give her a cuddle!) Could not be happier with the service for both myself and my daughter.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The best nursery I have ever encountered. The whole staff team are undoubtedly the most dedicated and driven of individuals - together they ensure our children receive the very best every day. The meals are fantastic and very nutritionally balanced, the facilities are also great and include a fabulous outdoor area which the children visit numerous times every day. The manager is very professional and easy to approach her senior team are also nothing short of amazing. There really is no wonder this nursery achieved an outstanding grading from Ofsted for the second time - they truly deserve this.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My granddaughter absolutely loved this nursery - she was always made to feel very welcome and the staff team were absolutely fantastic! My granddaughter has now left for primary school and they too can see how much she has benefited from the fantastic care and education within Busy Bees Mardley Hill - thank you to the whole team, I really appreciate all you have done for her....and us!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Amazing space for our child to grow. Staff are exceptional and care deeply for the children and parents. We moved our son here from other ‘outstanding’ nursery and the difference was huge, this place really knows how to provide top care and do so consistently. All the staff have been there for years and are passionate about pushing themselves. Recommend to anyone!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son returned to the Nursery in May after treatment for a brain tumour, which has left him with some physical disabilities. The Nursery has been fantastic in supporting my son (and us as a family) and his integration into preschool, ensuring he has everything he needs from equipment to outstanding care and love. The Nursery team have worked seamlessly with physios, hearing specialists and speech and language experts to ensure staff are able to help him the best way they can. The Nursery team have blown my expectations out of the water and we are so grateful for everything they are doing for my son. If you’re looking for a nursery where your child will receive outstanding care in a happy, supportive environment Busy Bees Mardley Hill is for you.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our daughter has been at the nursery now for over 6 months and not only settled quickly but has grown really fond of the staff. The staff here are fantastic - really engaging and friendly.

They use an app to keep parents up to date with how your child is doing over the course of the day - everything from nappy changes to meal times and photo updates of activities as well. This is great for us as both of us work in London.

The baby room staff are amazing and having just moved up to the middle room, the transition has been handled really well. She got to know all of the staff across the rooms right from the off and they all know her and say hello when they see her. The staff are equally good with us as parents, discussing any observations, always taking time to just say hi and a quick chat, and running lots of shared parent / child events to make sure they get to know you as well as the child (I don't know how they fit all of the Christmas events in!)

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

The Busy Bees at Mardley Hill are just perfect. My husband and I had a tour around when I was still pregnant and we instantly fell in love not only with the nursery, three beautiful rooms: Baby Bees, Honey Bees and Pre-School, wonderful garden, the chef cooking amazing dinners and preparing snacks every day. We especially felt in love with the kindest staff I could imagine. Now our daughter is nearly two and she absolutely loves her nursery. The staff keep us updated throughout the day with the ParentZone app, where we can see exactly what our daughter is up to, what has she eaten, how long she slept for. We also get daily photos and at times even videos. The staff works extremely hard to make the nursery a perfect place for children. And finally, the manager is very kind and welcoming. We couldn’t have asked for a better nursery for our daughter to develop and we are extremely grateful to all the staff for making the Busy Bees such a wonderful place.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I would 100% recommend this nursery. My grandson attends the setting and he absolutely adores going, he gets excited when he wakes up in the morning and his mum says "We are going to Busy Bees today". He is always welcomed in the door by all staff and also when he goes into his base room. There are always plenty of activities for him to participate within which help his development. I have been shown the online Learning Journal and it is amazing with photos updated throughout the day as well as his meal, sleep and nappy changes. His key person is amazing and is a very long-standing member of staff. I have also been invited into the nursery for grandparents afternoon tea. If you are looking for a great nursery then this is definitely the one for you - go and view it as once you see it you will not want your child to go anywhere else.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has been attending this nursery since she was 10 months old. I've come to see the nursery staff almost as part of our family my daughter talks so much about them when she comes home. A telling feature about the nursery, when our family had some difficult times recently, the manager personally contacted us to offer support and to look after our daughter should we have needed a break or the time. They didn't have to do this as they are extremely busy and as can be seen from other comments a popular nursery. Other features which are useful and not found in other nurseries is the early opening of 7:30 am and 6:30 pm closing. All in all great place and highly recommend I will be devastated when my daughter leaves to go to school.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My wife and I are delighted with the nursery and how much our daughter is enjoying her time here. To a person, the staff are excellent and caring and genuine in their interest in all children. I can't recommend the nursery highly enough.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

We are really pleased with this fantastic nursery for both our children. The quality of care and support showed to the children is outstanding. Our son has been at the nursery well over a year now and has come in leaps and bounds in confidence and developmentally too. Our daughter has just started and I could not imagine leaving her anywhere else.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has been going to Busy Bees at Mardley Hill since September and what can I say except she absolutely loves it there. My family and I have seen a massive improvement in every area and can see how much her confidence has grown. The manager and her staff make you feel so welcome and my daughter is not afraid to be left in the mornings, she just wants to go play with her friends. Her mathematics and counting have come along so well in these last three months and I continue to see her grow as a person. I'm very impressed and all I can say is thank you Mardley Hill for everything you do.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

This is an absolute gem of a nursery and the care my son has received thus far has been exceptional. Every staff member that I have had contact with has had a very caring approach and extremely professional. The nursery creates a warm, loving and trusting environment and I always feel very reassured by the staff. They all go out of their way to be accommodating to try and help the parents as much as they can in their capacity. I would like to thank them all for the wonderful care they have given my son, and I can not recommend them strongly enough!

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

A happy nursery with busy, engaged kids and energetic, enthusiastic staff. My son settled in quickly and easily.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

The manager and the team always go above and beyond to make sure our son and his friends at Busy Bees are looked after. You are always greeted with a smile and they answer any questions you might have quickly and fully. The tech available via an app is great! Knowing what he has been up to, eating, sleeping and pictures make us feel in touch with what’s going on throughout the day.
Our son is very happy here and looks forward to going every morning. Very happy with our choice of nursery. It’s a lovely environment and a lovely kind team.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Mardley Hill, a place where my daughter grew into a caring individual, a home away from home where she was able to be cared for as if it were her close relatives. After two years of searching for a nursery, I stumbled on Mardley Hill by accident.
My husband and I still went in and it was a match made in heaven for our daughter. In the space of 5minutes, they knew her name and all her favourite things. She immediately took a liking to the nursery and protested when we ended our visit.
Years down the line and the Busy Bee staff have grown to become family. They gave her the same love and care I gave her at home, they nurtured her needs. They went above and beyond, even buying a special carpet so she is able to concentrate. As a mother, you always want the best for your child and I wish I could duplicate Mardley Hill so that parents all over the nation can give their kids a great start in education. Our daughter is 4 and able to read, she enjoys primary school and very confident all because of Busy Bees.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

This nursery is without a doubt the best - the whole team are truly dedicated to their individual roles within. The children are always immensely engaged, happy and very content within the nursery environment - who wouldn't be when surrounded by such fantastic people!
The manager and the senior team are a credit to Busy Bees, they ensure the needs of everyone are not only met but actually exceeded.
If you are looking for a superb, friendly, warm and ultimately outstanding nursery for your precious child then this is the one for you! I honestly cannot praise this nursery enough.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

This an excellent day nursery and preschool. I visited after recommendations from other parents and sent my first child here in 2014. He really thrived and we noticed that his speech and confidence around other adults and children improved.
He even asked to go to nursery on the days he was at home so the decision to increase my working hours by an extra day was guilt free. He was so happy that we kept him at the preschool.
He has settled well into school, which is thanks in no small part to the preparation that the preschool gives their children for school. So sending my younger son here too was an easy decision and he loves it just as much.
The staff are so kind and helpful. The food is all freshly prepared on site. It's well worth the outlay.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The finest nursery my children have been to. Caring staff, great activities, fantastic management, good food and an overall impression that they actually care about my girls, not view them as customers.

The girls have settled well and actually enjoy their time at the nursery.
If they have availability, which can be an issue as they are so popular, I cannot recommend them highly enough.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My 20 month old attends Busy Bees at Mardley Hill and has done since I returned back to work when he was 7 months.

The staff are extremely professional and well presented. The environment is both clean and welcoming with age-appropriate toys in each class. The activities are varied every day and most enjoyable to look at on the interactive parent app supplied so I never miss a thing.

The meals and snacks are out of this world, all cooked by their own in-house chef and make me quite jealous I only have a sandwich at work.
The staff make you feel totally at ease leaving your precious cargo with them and nothing is too much to ask.
The staff go above and beyond to help both you and your child fit in.
Very happy mummy here. Keep up the good work.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My 18-month-old daughter loves her time at Busy Bees. The environment is clean, nurturing and caring with plenty of age-appropriate toys and activities. The staff genuinely care for her needs and take pride in supporting my daughter's development. The team of staff are almost identical to the team who cared for my twins 7 years ago. To me, this low staff turnover demonstrates the stable and happy environment of this day nursery.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We are very happy with Busy Bees. Great staff, facilities and excellent food (I'm a nutritionist so fussy!). The manager is very supportive and has worked with us to help our little one settle in. While it took her a while to get used to the nursery, she now loves it and doesn't want to leave!

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

If you are looking for fantastic care and education for your child, look no further! I am delighted to have found this wonderful nursery for my children - I honestly could not ask for anywhere better. The manager and her team are nothing short of outstanding; they truly deliver the highest standard of attention and experiences to my child...in fact if there was a word I could use which was even more outstanding I would use that! Thank you to this wonderful team for giving my children the very best start in life - I will be forever grateful to you all. X

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

You can see why the nursery is DOUBLE OUTSTANDING. I was very apprehensive about returning to work and leaving my son, but all the staff helped to settle him. Nothing is too much trouble for them if I am having a bad day or my son is finding the separation hard in the morning the staff are always quick to send a photo to me to show how well he has settled. The staff are all longstanding and this also made a difference to me when choosing a nursery as this shows commitment to a job and you can truly see that they all love their jobs in the nursery. The food he consumes whilst at the nursery is so good that I wish I could stay for lunch too! The feedback is great during the day too which advises me on sleep, food, development and general well being. I would highly recommend this nursery to others.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I cannot even begin to describe how lucky we are to have found this nursery! Staff are superb and treat my little girl as their own!

They not only support her in her own development but support us as parents too. Communication is excellent, and you can approach any member of staff!

The facilities are fantastic and activities provided are varied and I know our little girl absolutely loves her time at nursery!

It makes it so easy to go to work knowing she is cared for, enjoying herself, fed well, happy, growing, and that they are helping her to become an independent and confident little lady!

We absolutely love Mardley Hill Busy Bees and all the staff. And my daughter definitely has a secure a long term bond with her key worker!

The manager is amazing and I sometimes just like to go to have a chat! Very welcoming, friendly, what else could you ask for!

I whole heartedly recommend this nursery! Thank you, guys! Xx

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

An amazing place for little ones to explore and grow. My daughter loves the staff at Busy Bees at Mardley Hill and I truly believe that being at Busy Bees is helping her development. I can not recommend this Nursery more. I was a very sceptical mother and didn’t want to leave my toddler but it is clear to see that not giving her this opportunity would be robbing her of having fun and enjoying her friends and the lovely staff at Busy bees.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Staff a fantastic, attentive and encouraging towards the children. I get daily updates, verbally and online on progress, activities and diet. My son is happy and excited to go every day he attends and always has a wonderful time.
He's been going since he was 6 months old and is now approaching 4, we have been extremely happy with this nursery and I would highly recommend it to anyone considering it.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Both of my daughters attend this nursery / pre-school and they absolutely love it there! My partner and I have always been delighted with the care given to our children. I’ve always felt there is such a lovely ‘home from home’ atmosphere at the nursery, which the children love and makes me feel very comfortable as a parent; it’s like leaving the girls with family for the day. The staff are the backbone of Mardley Hill, very experienced, always smiling, always caring and always happy to accommodate whatever the children need.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this nursery and I’ll have a heavy heart when my girls have to leave for school.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

When our daughter started at Busy Bees, we were very nervous but excited. When we took her into the nursery the staff were magnificent. They made it such a fantastic experience for not only our daughter, but also for us. Dropping her off in the morning seeing our daughter want to go to nursery absolutely makes my heart melt!

The manager and the rest of the staff at Busy Bees have been amazing in the upbringing of our daughter and we will always be grateful for that. Not only are they awesome staff but we have also created a great bond and friendship with everyone involved at Busy Bees.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We have had a very positive experience with both our children and Busy Bees in Mardley Hill. As soon as you walk through the door you feel a great atmosphere, with enthusiastic and supportive staff operating within a very professional environment. Our children have loved going there enjoying a variety of different activities and making friends with fellow pupils and staff.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I couldn't recommend this nursery highly enough. Both my boys have attended since they were 1. The eldest, now at school and the youngest still there. Both boys have been so happy at this nursery, always excited and happy to go in and when I pick them up they love telling me what they have been up to. The staff are truely amazing, very caring with the children but also the parents, they go out of their way to ensure everyone's happiness and satisfaction. I know my boys have had the best start from attending Mardley Hill Busy Bees and are thriving on the back of all the learning experiences and support they have been given by the team.
I had no idea what to expect when my eldest first attended, but quickly gained peace of mind knowing he was very well cared for. The meals are healthy and nutritious, the garden is fab and a great space for learning and play in the fresh air. There is so much for the children to do. The manager and the team deserve every credit for their hard work and outstanding care.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

If you are looking for a safe, fun environment where your child is free to grow and develop, this is the place for you! The whole team are warm, approachable and that can be clearly seen by the way the children interact with them. Great garden, great food, and always a great review from my two children when I pick them up who are always happy to see the team. The Team have always when possible been able offer great flexibility in times of need, and with two so young, their help and support has always been most welcome. A fun safe place!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has been attending this nursery for a year now since he was 10 months old. Although I was initially anxious about leaving him, from the first week he has loved attending, always starting and finishing the day with a smile. Every single one of the staff are warm, caring and friendly, always engaging directly with my son and making us both feel so welcome. His key worker and those working in his room are fantastic and we discuss my son's development and well-being on a daily basis either face-to-face or via the online app.
It is a wonderful nurturing environment which I feel so happy taking my son into and in which he is thriving. The food menu is amazing, well balanced and varied - helping little ones to explore new tastes. They have an outside all-weather play area which means at any opportunity the children are outside in the fresh air.
I'm thrilled that we chose such a fantastic nursery and would recommend it without hesitation.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Both my children have attended Busy Bees Mardley Hill and have thrived as a result. The care they have received is second to none, and we have never doubted that their interests are first and foremost with the team at Busy Bees. The communication between us and our children's carers is excellent and frequent, and we get regular feedback on how they are getting on. We feel completely involved and in control of their care, even when we can't be around. The preschool is also amazing, and we were amazed at how prepared for "big" school my son was when it was time for him to move on. Education, happiness and safety are visible every day. The children have opportunities to do sports, learn foreign languages, go on trips to the library and are really encouraged to be independent.
They have lots of time outdoors, and every activity is an opportunity to learn as well as have fun. The team are so lovely you feel like nothing is too much of a problem. A truly excellent nursery.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My eldest daughter has been attending for over a year, and my youngest is signed up to start when I return to work next year! We love this nursery, my daughter can't get out of our front door quick enough on nursery days, she has her second family there. The staff are always super friendly and helpful, and the food prepared on site is yummy (not only does my daughter eat it all but I have tried it myself!).
Her development has come on leaps and bounds, and I can see the genuine affection the staff have for her. It means I can be sure she's in safe hands and really cared about. I have no hesitation in recommending.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

This is an excellent nursery. The staff and management are very caring, kind, approachable and professional. My son has now been attending for over a year and we can honestly say he enjoys every part of his time at the nursery. The size, location and facilities are excellent and provide my son with everything he needs to learn and develop. The staff are always in constant communication regarding my son's development via a new online application which helps promote transparency and efficient communication.

The kitchen amenities and onsite food menu is to a very high standard as well as the large, secure outdoor play area which is well equipped for the kids and looks absolutely amazing.

I would highly recommend this nursery to anyone and wish all staff and management the highest level of continued success going forward.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Busy Bees Mardley Hill is an excellent and dynamic nursery, where my child always attends happily and with a smile. The staff are always wonderful, welcoming, positive and friendly, making the nursery a wonderfully caring environment. The home cooked meals are always nutritious and the variety in the menu is immense. My child started at the age of 4 months and it has become a second home to her. She has really thrived within this nursery environment which is both educational and full of fun packed days. The nursery keeps all parents posted of the daily activities, food, nappy changes and observations which allows you throughout the day to keep you informed. The learning is varied, engaging and enjoyable. The children are nurtured and it is evident are growing into wonderful little people ready for school. I feel very lucky to have found such a wonderful and caring nursery where I know my child is developing and enjoying her time there.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter goes to Busy Bees at Mardley Hill and she absolutely loves it!! The staff are great with her and have settled her so well, even though she took a while to settle they all made sure that she was happy and reassured me that she would be fine, and she is!! We couldn't have put her in a better nursery! She loves all of the team and is happy to go to any one of them in the mornings, which is such a relief as I know that she is in good hands.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I have 2 children at this nursery; my eldest who has been attending for 3 years and my youngest who started in September. I cannot fault the staff and facilities at Busy Bees at Mardley Hill and my boys absolutely love the time they spend there. They are always happy when I pick them up and tired out from the wide range of activities they do in the day, both inside and outside in the garden. The amount of learning they achieve through play is great and parents are always kept up to date with what they are doing and achieving. This has been made even easier recently with the introduction of an online diary tool enabling parents to log in and see what their child has been doing, eaten, etc.
I trust the staff here 100% and they make an often initially difficult task of leaving your child so much easier. They feel more like an extended family for my boys now rather than a childcare provider.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter attends this nursery 2 days a week and I am looking to increase as I have seen a huge improvement in her development since she started attending. I wanted to leave this review as double OUTSTANDING, Ofsted score is evident within the whole nursery. The new garden refurbishment is amazing, my daughter always comes home and tells me about the activities they have played. My daughter also really enjoys the Busy Bee initiatives Wake and Shake, she always asks to do it when we pull into the car park and I have been blown away at how much her mathematics has come on since the Nurturing Problem Solving to Mathematics has been introduced. All members of staff are amazing with every single child, they are like my extended family, I could not fault them. Busy Bees Mardley Hill has recently introduced the I Connect system which allows me to view pictures of her playing and her daily information from the nursery e.g. what she has eaten and nappies via an app on my phone whilst I am at work. I LOVE it!

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