Busy Bees at Leyton Road

23 Leyton Road, Harpenden AL5 2HZ

Busy Bees at Leyton Road is set in a converted house where staff support a rich and vibrant learning environment, tailored to the objectives of the EYFS.

A robust in-house training programme is in place, which includes a focus on safeguarding and first aid, while a fresh and nutritious food menu is in place.

A parent partnership group is in place which keeps parents up with how their child is progressing.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Emma Robinson (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hertfordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Overview

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Leyton Road is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 11 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Leyton Road in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 6 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 4.841 for Busy Bees at Leyton Road is calculated as follows: ( (112 Excellents x 5) + (19 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 132 Ratings = 4.841

  • 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 4.545 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Leyton Road is based on 6 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). 6 Reviews ÷ 11 Target = 0.545

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

9.4 Busy Bees at Leyton Road has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.386)

Average Ratings

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  • Good
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    0
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Leyton Road?

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Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Leyton Road

  • Mother of Child
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  • Father of Child
    5

My daughter loves going to Busy Bees. It always feels like she gets special attention but actually, all the children are made to feel special. All the staff are wonderful and help the children to develop, not just preparing for school but establishing friendships and learning important life skills such as caring about others feelings, sharing, paying attention and good manners.
My daughter particularly enjoys exciting experiments and making things. We have just learnt that she has been accepted into a top girls school, passing all the tests with flying colours, thanks to the nurturing environment at Busy Bees.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Leyton Road? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My son has been going to Busy Bees at Leyton Road for two years. In this time we have both made great bonds with the staff and parents. Over the time he has been attending, it's been great to see a majority of the children/babies he started off with are still with him and they have formed great friendships together.

The food is always freshly prepared on site and very nutritional, I am told my son always goes in for more helpings meaning the food must be great as he never seems too fussed about hanging around for extras at home. I am given a daily run down when I pick him up which consists of nappy changes, sleep times, how much he's eaten and learning/play journals.

I am very happy with the level of care the nursery have given and would definitely suggest this nursery if you want to go to work knowing your son/daughter is in a safe and happy environment.

Thank you Busy Bees for all the support you have and continue to give us.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Leyton Road? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

As a first-time parent, I was extremely nervous about finding the right nursery for my daughter. I went on a few visits to other nurseries and was very disappointed. I had an appointment with Busy Bees and was firstly so pleased they were able to be flexible on days and then when we arrived on our show round there was a real positivity in the air and I instantly felt more relaxed!
It was an easy choice to make when it came to selecting Busy Bees and I am yet to be disappointed! My little girl wasn’t the most confident and is behind in learning to walk but she has the best days at nursery and I have seen her grow in confidence from her time at Busy Bees! All the staff are so lovely to her when she cries as I leave (even though I know her tears are for show) and I really enjoy my pick up time and learning about her day!
Leyton Road have a wonderful team and I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone I know looking!
Thank you!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Leyton Road? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Busy Bees at Leyton Road has been a great nursery for our child over the last 18 months.

At every drop-off or pick up, the staff are warm and smiling, and even though there may be a few tears occasionally, these are quickly taken care of with cuddles and kind words.

My child enjoys all the meals and snacks, portions are never restricted, neither are second helpings. The menus are well thought through and nutritious.

I am given a comprehensive run down of my child’s daily activities, this is also reflected in a personal journal that I can read at any time.

I am very happy that the progression through the rooms in the nursery is developing my child’s every social, educational and emotional needs.

I would highly recommend Busy Bees to any parent looking to place their child in a nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Leyton Road? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My child had been with Busy Bees at Leyton Road for almost two years.

During this time, I have watched my little one flourish from a babbling baby to a chatty little person, who fills the room with excited chitchat about the activities carried out during the day, and the fun interaction with friends.

I have talked extensively with the staff over the two years, and am truly happy that my child’s well-being and development is their absolute priority.

Now my child is in preschool, I am often pleasantly surprised at the level of the activities, and the range of subject matter.

The food is all prepared in-house by their chef. My child often asks for seconds or even third helpings, so I am happy that quantity is never an issue. Nutritionally, the food is excellent; I have even asked the chef for her recipes so I may use them at home.

I cannot recommend Busy Bees at Leyton Road highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Leyton Road? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The environment at Leyton Road is outstanding. All the staff are very welcoming, friendly and have a wonderful relationship with both my daughter and parents. The activities are both stimulating and fun and my daughter loves to get involved in them all. She always comes home with a smile on her face and a full tummy!!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Leyton Road? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My child has settled in very well and that is courtesy of the competent staff in the nursery and baby room. My son is always very happy to be dropped off and is content at the end of the day when I collect him. I always receive lots of feedback about how his day has been and can't praise the nursery enough!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Leyton Road? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our son started at Busy Bees Leyton Road in November last year when he was 11 months old. I picked the nursery as it felt so friendly when I went to visit it on maternity leave. Since starting our son settled in immediately and happily toddles in to find out what's for breakfast at the start of each day. There is always lots for him to do and explore, ever since he started everyone there has been warm and caring so I know he is well looked after when I am at work.
I have found those running the nursery to be flexible and accommodating keeping me fulling informed of everything which is happening and helping me with changes to my work schedule where they can.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Leyton Road? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I have two sons and they both attend Busy Bees nursery, one in Pre-school and one in Daffodils. The little one took longer to settle but the staff are so lovely and caring I knew he was always getting the cuddles when he needed them. The daily feedback you get is detailed and informative, so I always know exactly what he has eaten, how long he slept, what nappy changes he has had and what he has played with.
My older one loves being in Pre-school, he has a great relationship with his key-worker and all the staff go out of their way to make the activities interesting, varied and fun so he is always kept busy and has plenty to tell me on the way home!
The food is cooked fresh and the menu is well varied and nutritious, my eldest struggles with his food but the staff are so encouraging and supportive he always eats well at nursery. I go to work knowing they are both happy, well fed and well looked after when I can't be with them, and I would definitely recommend Busy Bees Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Leyton Road? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Busy Bees has been brilliant for our 3-year-old son, boosting his confidence infinitely through a combination of a welcoming and friendly environment, super staff and engaging and exciting activities.

He comes home full of stories, new ideas, and full to the brim of knowledge. Both ourselves and our son are amazed at the breadth of activities that occur on a daily basis, and more importantly for him the variety of food.

The staff are welcoming, both to him and us, engaging and easy to talk to, and always wear a smile. He talks of them as if they are his friends, and we're lucky to have not only found a great setting, but also great staff who clearly enjoy their jobs and enjoy playing as much as the children!

A fantastic place for our child to learn, play, eat, grow and become the best preschooler possible. A thousand thank yous...

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Leyton Road? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

My daughter started in September in the baby room and the staff have been extremely attentive to her needs and requirements making my wife's return to work more reassuring. The nursery environment comes across caring with confident and competent staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Leyton Road? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

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