Busy Bees at Mardley Hill, Welwyn, Hertfordshire
Busy Bees at Mardley Hill, Welwyn, Hertfordshire
Busy Bees at Mardley Hill, Welwyn, Hertfordshire

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

The nursery has an exceptionally beautiful, bespoke, age-appropriate garden designed with the children's interests and development 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.

Busy Bees at Mardley Hill are proud to have a double 'Outstanding' Ofsted accreditation (2009 and 2014). There is also a strong focus on hygiene, health and safety, and expertise for children with additional needs.

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: 45

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

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.9 Busy Bees at Mardley Hill has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.933)

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 30 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 19 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 4.933 for Busy Bees at Mardley Hill is calculated as follows: ( (336 Excellents x 5) + (24 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 360 Ratings = 4.933

  • 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 19 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 9 positive Reviews (45 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 19 Reviews ÷ 9 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.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    30
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Mardley Hill?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    30
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Mardley Hill

  • Mother of Child
    24
  • Father of Child
    5
  • Aunt of Child
    1

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.

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

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!

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

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

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

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.

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

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

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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.

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

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.

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

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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.

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

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!

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

What an amazing nursery - one that I cannot recommend highly enough! My daughter had a wonderful time during her attendance at the nursery and absolutely thrived in the safe and caring hands of her teachers. The learning environments for the children are second to none - children are stimulated within their purposeful base rooms as well as within the recently refurbished, bespoke gardens. Food is nutritious and plentiful - this was a very important aspect to consider when viewing a nursery. All staff are kind, caring and attentive - I truly believe they adore their roles and are dedicated in providing only the very best experiences for the children in their care.
This nursery truly deserves the double outstanding Ofsted accreditation and I wish them continued optimum successes for the future - I am so grateful to the manager and her team for the simply amazing care and education my little lady has received. Thank you so very much to everyone - keep up the FANTASTIC work!

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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