Busy Bees at Leyton Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Busy Bees at Leyton Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Busy Bees at Leyton Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire

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

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Reviews

8.6 Busy Bees at Leyton Road has a Review Score of 8.6 (8.571)

The Review Score of 8.6 (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 7 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 3.8 out of 5 from 3 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 4.798 for Busy Bees at Leyton Road is calculated as follows: ( (68 Excellents x 5) + (15 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 84 Ratings = 4.798

  • 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 3.773 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Leyton Road is based on 3 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.5

    2. Target of 11 positive Reviews (55 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 11 Target = 0.273

  • 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
    6
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    7
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Leyton Road

  • Mother of Child
    4
  • Father of Child
    3

My child has been at the nursery for approximately fourteen months. During this time I have watched her thrive and flourish, moving from the Daffodils room to Chestnuts. I have been hugely impressed with the care and attention of the staff and their commitment to providing the children with the best possible environment. The nursery has recently been refurbished, which has enhanced the surroundings. I am given reliable, and well-observed feedback. I am satisfied that the food is healthy and she gets more than adequate portions! I have found it to be a very nurturing yet stimulating environment, which puts my mind at rest considering I am a busy full time working mum. The nursery staff have gone above and beyond to help me when I have needed it. I would thoroughly recommend Busy Bees at Leyton Road.

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

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 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

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 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

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: Good

My Son started nursery in May this year in the Daffodils (under 2's room). He settled in very quickly which was really reassuring when returning to work. The sessions are very well organised and structured which is needed for this age group. I instantly noticed that he was progressing in areas such as speech and feeding himself which was amazing to see. I get really good feedback at the end of each day with a care plan of what he has been doing throughout the day and also a diary of food intake and nappy changes. There are regular emails and or text alerts with information for parents keeping us up to date with up coming events. All the staff are very reliable, easy to talk to, FUN but also professional which is exactly what we wanted. I would definitely recommend this nursery to anyone that wants peace of mind when leaving their child to know they will be safe stimulated and happy throughout each day. Thank you girls.

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

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 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: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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