Busy Bees at Thorley Park

16 The Thorley Centre, Thorley Park, Bishop's Stortford CM23 4EG

Busy Bees at Thorley Park, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Busy Bees at Thorley Park, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Busy Bees at Thorley Park, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire

Busy Bees at Thorley Park offers a safe and secure environment, where four group rooms within which professionals provide a balance of care and education. The provider is committed to making sure each individual develops in a positive fashion, making the most of their surroundings in a happy and contented manner.

A key worker system is in place to safeguard each child's progress, looking to make the most of their developing interests and offering parents regular feedback.

There are several extra-curricular initiatives, as well as a focus on preparing delicious food within a hygienic setting.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Stacy Kersey (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hertfordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 22

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

Total Places for Children: 55

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

9.3 Busy Bees at Thorley Park has a Review Score of 9.3 (9.330)

The Review Score of 9.3 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Thorley Park 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 8 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Thorley Park in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 5 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.875 for Busy Bees at Thorley Park is calculated as follows: ( (84 Excellents x 5) + (12 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 96 Ratings = 4.875

  • 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 4.455 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Thorley Park is based on 5 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 11 positive Reviews (55 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 5 Reviews ÷ 11 Target = 0.455

  • 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
    8
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    8
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Thorley Park

  • Mother of Child
    6
  • Father of Child
    2

We love the nursery.

My little boy settled very quickly, has a great bond with his key worker and the rest of the team. The nursery staff are all friendly and very welcoming and the activities they do are fab. We would 100% recommend the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Thorley 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

Dropped my son into Busy Bees after he had been a bit grumpy in the night. He was full of tears on arrival but soon calmed down when the staff picked him up and showed him the places in the back garden.
I left feeling sure that he was in great hands and that he was going to have a great day.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Thorley 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

My son has recently started at the nursery and we couldn't be happier, he has settled really well and gets excited to go. The staff in his room are friendly and fun. The activities they provide are fun and exciting, things we wouldn't necessarily do at home. He also approves of the yummy food!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Thorley 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

Our daughter is fourteen months and has been attending Busy Bees Thorley for three months. She loves going to nursery and always has a smile for the staff and reaches for them when she gets there. Every day we get an update of her day, what and how much she's eaten, how long she's napped for and what she has done during the day. Since she started nursery she has also slept a lot better during the night which we are very grateful for. I have no problems leaving my child with them during the day and feel she is well looked after and cared for. Our daughter has recently grown out of a cows milk protein allergy, and while we were introducing it back into her diet the nursery was able to accommodate her diet accordingly.

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

I have a 13-month-old son who really enjoys nursery. He started at the age of 11 months and settled very quickly. He took part in their baby group activities which he absolutely loved (especially rice krispies play). Nursery offers on-site cooked food which he really enjoys. My now 6 years old attended this nursery and is still asking me if he can go and play at Busy Bees as a treat.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I can't rate the nursery highly enough. The staff are wonderful, warm and informative. The daily and actual time updates on their website are a great way to feel connected to your little one throughout the day. The staff are always on hand at drop off and pick up to discuss any concerns, activities of the day, updates etc. I love the activities that they do each day and I know my son is getting the right education, stimulation and care.

The actual nursery is one of the best I have seen, with great outdoor space, always clean and great facilities. I love the fact that my son is outside for a large part of the day. My little boy has loved his time there, to be honest, it is always hard to get him to leave!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Thorley 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 younger son is currently at Busy Bees at Thorley Park and my older son also attended this nursery, both sons started at approx. 8 months old. The staff are friendly and professional,my children both settled, quickly, into nursery life,learning how to socialise in a fun environment. This helped to prepare my older son for school, having the ability and confidence to mix and make new friends. When I drop off and pick up the children all look happy and busy,there are nice displays of children's artwork. My children have always been well cared for,if, they have become unwell or had a minor accident and positively encouraged when developing milestones,such as toilet training.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter attended the free baby groups before signing up to the nursery and has enjoyed every single day since. It makes me feel so much better going to work seeing the excitement on her face when she realises she is going to nursery. The team are fantastic and everyone builds a great relationship with all the children. It is lovely to see my daughters smile seeing her carers when she arrives and holding her arms out to them when arriving, she can't wait to get stuck in. Both encouraging and educating my daughter she learns something new every day and brings new skills home as well as lovely little paintings and keepsakes from her fun daily activities. I love the online system which I can log onto whilst at work and read notes about her activities and the little diary book that is filled in. I feel more involved in her daily fun and a part of it.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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