Busy Bees at Letchworth

Icknield Way, Letchworth Garden City SG6 4GY

Busy Bees at Letchworth, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Busy Bees at Letchworth, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Busy Bees at Letchworth, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire

Busy Bees at Letchworth is suited to an extensive range of pre-school learning initiatives, with its own Imagination Station and large gardens for extended outdoor play.

All staff are well-qualified and run a parent partnership group to keep adults up to date with their child's progress, while nutrition is supported by a home-cooked food menu.

All Busy Bees nurseries keep a child-centred approach to care and education, allowing children to develop at their own pace.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Sandra Bonfield (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hertfordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 15

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

Total Places for Children: 104

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

9.3 Busy Bees at Letchworth has a Review Score of 9.3 (9.295)

The Review Score of 9.3 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Letchworth is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 8 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Letchworth in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.3 out of 5 from 7 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 4.958 for Busy Bees at Letchworth is calculated as follows: ( (91 Excellents x 5) + (4 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 95 Ratings = 4.958

  • 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 4.337 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Letchworth is based on 7 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 20.8 positive Reviews (104 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 7 Reviews ÷ 20.8 Target = 0.337

  • 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 Letchworth?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    7
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Letchworth

  • Mother of Child
    7
  • Father of Child
    1

My son has attended Busy Bees since he was a year old and he is just about to turn three and go into the pre-school room. He loves it here. Both my husband and I have been really impressed with the level of care and attention the staff give to the children. The activities are great and varied, and you can tell that they genuinely care for each and every child that comes through the doors. My son has had a few behavioural issues over the past year, and this has been dealt with sensitively but appropriately by the nursery staff with lots of support from them which has been amazing. My son loves his keyworkers and feels like they are part of his family. Would definitely recommend to anyone thinking of starting their child at Busy Bees at Letchworth.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Letchworth? 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 nursery staff have been fantastic and supportive in caring for my child. He settled in quickly and now loves going to nursery. We are always informed if there has been an accident or my child is unwell. He is always cared for appropriately in these situations. Fantastic nursery and staff, would highly recommend to family and friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Letchworth? 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 thoroughly enjoys his time at Busy Bees. He has an excellent relationship with his key worker. All of the staff are welcoming and the nursery is a friendly place. The facilities available more than suit my son's needs. Ther eare always plenty of activities available.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Letchworth? 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 loves coming to Busy Bees and has done from a young age. The staff in his room are very friendly and helpful especially as he is potty training at the moment so are making it as stress-free as possible.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Letchworth? 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: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our little girl has attended Busy Bees Letchworth for seven months and we are delighted with the care she receives. We comment in her baby diary every evening and read updates on her progress and daily activities. She only attends until 2pm each day, but we pay full time to allow flexibility. The nursery nurses are keen to understand the activities we do at home so they can encourage the same things in nursery, It's great to be able to work together.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son, who is 1 year 5 months, absolutely loves nursery and adores his key person, along with the entire team who input his life. I cannot express the reassurance this gives me, having to leave him to work and I know, in turn, they think the world of him. The food offered is plentiful and of a high standard, the activities on offer are exciting and inviting, toys are new, as well as good quality and the nursery is clean. The garden is superb, feedback at the end of the day is excellent; the staff are personable and understand my son. I couldn't recommend the nursery highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Letchworth? 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 attended Busy Bees since he was 5 months old and we love it. It is such a lovely friendly place and the staff have helped him become a confident little boy. He has learnt so much from nursery and genuinely enjoys coming every week.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Letchworth? 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 been delighted with the level of care at Busy Bees in Letchworth, which my child has attended for 18 months now. Staff are warm, friendly and kind and are very attuned to the children's needs - I cannot praise them highly enough. I always feel that my child is safe and well cared for and he loves coming to nursery and talks extensively about all the fun things he does and friends he has made. The diversity of activities available is excellent, helping him develop in areas that match his interests as well as encouraging him to try new things. I would highly recommend Busy Bees Letchworth to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Letchworth? 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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