Busy Bees at Stevenage College, Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Busy Bees at Stevenage College, Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Busy Bees at Stevenage College, Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Busy Bees at Stevenage College has a fully-equipped interior, suited to the learning challenges of babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers, as well as being ideal for confident and reliable childcare.

Staff look to promote the interests of each individual child, evaluating the activities that will suit their own development, including in relation to literacy and numeracy skills, creativity and communication.

Professionals are all highly-qualified and able to continue their own learning thanks to access to training and a great depth of expertise and information resources.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Lisa Spicer and Charlotte Smith (Nursery Managers)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hertfordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 98

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

8.7 Busy Bees at Stevenage College has a Review Score of 8.7 (8.654)

The Review Score of 8.7 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Stevenage College is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 5 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Stevenage College in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.0 out of 5 from 4 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 4.7 for Busy Bees at Stevenage College is calculated as follows: ( (45 Excellents x 5) + (12 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 60 Ratings = 4.7

  • 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 3.954 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Stevenage College is based on 4 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.75

    2. Target of 19.6 positive Reviews (98 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 4 Reviews ÷ 19.6 Target = 0.204

  • 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
    4
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Stevenage College?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    5
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Stevenage College

  • Mother of Child
    4
  • Father of Child
    1

We are so pleased with our daughters progress at this nursery. The staff are fantastic. Everyone, including the management team are always available should you have any queries or problems. She started in the baby room and developed a very close relationship with the staff in there and we knew she would be well looked after. She has now moved to the next room and the staff have gone above and beyond to help her settle. Her speech and development have progressed so well and you can tell that she is very happy there. Each day the staff give an overview of the activities they have done. The staff carry out regular observations and feed these back to us as well. The facilities are fantastic and we love that each room has their own area of the garden that the children can use and explore. Cannot praise the nursery and the staff enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Stevenage College? 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

Three years ago we dropped our daughter off here for the first time wondering if we were doing the right thing. Were we bad parents for leaving her at a nursery rather than looking after her ourselves (we really couldn't because of work) or finding a child minder? Over the last 3 years, she has grown into a confident, outgoing and sociable little girl. We are both sure Busy Bees have played an important part in this. As we have gone in to collect her throughout the three years, we typically find a room full of happy children and the nursery workers looking after them are keeping them active and engaged. She goes to school for the first time this Friday and we feel confident she is ready and will enjoy it. Ironically, whilst she is ready to move we will both be sad! Thank you Busy Bees. Our second child is there now and our 3rd will join soon.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Stevenage College? 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 at Stevenage is a warm, friendly and lively nursery. My son has been attending since he was four months old and I love the progress he has made over the last few months. It's great to hear about what he has been up to each day. The staff are wonderful my son always has a smile for everyone as they wish us a good morning and they have helped me enormously with getting him in a routine and with moving on to solid foods. A lot of thought and effort is put into the activities they hold and there is a wide range of books and toys to stimulate him too. I'm very pleased that I chose this nursery and I can't imagine sending him anywhere else.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Stevenage College? 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 has attended the baby room and now First Steps. I found the level of care and activities to be excellent and my daughter runs in every day and can't wait to be there. The hours they cover are also excellent being one of the only ones I considered due to the 7:30-6:30 opening. The outside space is also brilliant and a big plus for the nursery- my only criticism of this is that through the winter they don't seem to go out very often even though there are coats and wellies to dress her up and keep her warm and dry. They do go into another room for a change of scene and also eat in the corridor with all the other kiddies which I think is lovely. Feedback at the end of the day is always nice and informative (and not too lengthy). I think the food is good and nutritious and there is a large variety. I have said the value for money is satisfactory and this is mainly due to the very very high prices if you are not full time, full time is heavily discounted.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Stevenage College? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

The outdoor space is fantastic and very easy for the children to access. There is always a varied menu and if ever my daughter is hungry they always give her seconds. The changing areas are always clean and they have a good system for maintaining cleanliness. My daughter is nearly ready for potty training and the training facilities and area assigned for this gives me confidence. The staff are always happy to see us in the morning and are always interested in how my daughter has been and is getting on. My daughter once needed refrigerated antibiotics and they were excellent at recording and managing this. They always tell me in detail what she has done during the day and they keep good records of this to show you. Office staff always have time for any questions.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Stevenage College? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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