Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital

St Albans City Hospital, Waverley Road, St Albans AL3 5PN

Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital, St Albans, Hertfordshire
Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital, St Albans, Hertfordshire
Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital strives for high quality childcare and a learning environment that suits individual development.

A bright interior includes age-appropriate interiors and themes that inspire the imagination, with a hundred-acre wood baby room, enchanted forest baby room and wonderland room, as well as construction area and computer resources.

There is a healthy menus and active lifestyle programme and the nursery has received a five-star rating for environmental health.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Faye Dutton (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hertfordshire County Council

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

Total Places for Children: 51

Age Range: from 0 years 2 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1900

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.9 Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.866)

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital 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 46 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 20 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 4.866 for Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital is calculated as follows: ( (480 Excellents x 5) + (68 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 551 Ratings = 4.866

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital is based on 20 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 10.2 positive Reviews (51 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 20 Reviews ÷ 10.2 Target Reached = 1

  • 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
    42
  • Good
    4
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    46
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital

  • Mother of Child
    34
  • Father of Child
    11
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

What stood out for me when I first visited St Albans Hospital Busy Bees, was how much the staff seemed to genuinely care about the children.
I felt confident my child would be cared for in a way I would expect.
They have exceeded my expectations over the following 2.5 years and now my 7-month-old has also just joined them.
The team regularly go over and above, giving up their spare time to socialise with parents and children and raise money for charity.
I couldn't think of a better environment for my children to spend their time and early education.
It shows on my children's faces when they arrive and I don't get a second glance!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? 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 has been at Busy Bees nursery at St Albans City Hospital since she was 6 months and our experience has been fantastic. We would definitely recommend to others. It offers warm and loving care and the staff are always supportive and nurturing.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Absolutely love our nursery. Staff always approachable and enthusiastic, they plan fantastic activities for the children. Nursery feels well managed and organised. Lovely outdoor gardens and outdoor time is provided every day. My children love the fresh food cooked by the chef.
Amazing communication between staff and parents with online diaries of the children's day.
Highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? 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 attended the preschool at St Albans hospital and what an amazing preschool this is. My son had the best possible start when he began school and this was down to the nursery staff. The staff truly care about the children and the learning experiences provided are outstanding. I would highly recommend this nursery to any parent.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? 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

This nursery is outstanding. The staff are friendly and caring, especially when greeting us parents. Since coming to this nursery, my son has become more confident in himself and loves going to nursery. The staff here really care for my son and other children. I wouldn't have him go anywhere else.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? 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 5 year old attended Busy Bees last year and he enjoyed his time there very much. I am looking at enrolling my 3-year-old into pre-school. This nursery is fantastic in its childcare, learning and safeguarding. All the staff are very friendly, caring and you can see how much they love the job they do. I would recommend this nursery to everybody.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? 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

My son has recently begun settling at the nursery and I have been nothing but impressed with the whole staff team. The nursery is beautiful and the staff clearly take pride in what they do. I was very anxious about my son starting nursery but the staff went out of their way to make me and my son feel settled. The staff were flexible and extremely accommodating and we were allowed to have as many settling in sessions as we needed. I would definitely recommend this nursery to parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? 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 attends Busy Bees Nursery at St Albans Hospital and I am extremely happy about the quality of care given, My daughter has settled in really well as she has never been left before. The staff are amazing to my daughter and make me feel really welcome. I was nervous before my daughter started and the staff made me feel very comfortable and reassured me. The manager is very supportive and flexible and has helped a lot with the process of my daughter starting. I am very happy with the nursery and would recommend to all parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? 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 loves coming into nursery in the morning and on the way home, she can't wait to tell me about her day. All the staff in the nursery are very kind and caring to all the children and their parents as my friend and myself have experienced. My husband and I would recommend this nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? 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

Excellent care and facilities - both indoor and outdoor. Staff are always responsive to any additional requirements (maths, phonics, etc). Nothing is ever too much trouble. Extremely happy with the quality of care throughout.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? 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 team at this nursery are outstanding in everything they do. Everyone makes everyone feel welcome and the support and guidance they give the children is fantastic and the children are all so happy here.
The staff are very supportive to whatever you and your child's needs are and I have recommended this nursery to so many friends. Keep up the good work Busy Bees City Hospital St Albans.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? 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 staff at the nursery are genuinely caring, supportive and passionate about the children.
I have been so impressed at the service they have offered. The nursery is professional, well equipped and the children really enjoy the activities provided. Communication with the parents is high priority and nothing has been too much trouble. My daughter has grown very attached to the staff at the nursery and is very happy there. I would definitely recommend the nursery to my friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

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

The nursery is professional but friendly and our 3 sons and daughter have all been happy there. Our youngest is there now and has engaged in it since a few months old, getting stimulation and security from the staff. Food is very good.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Both of my girls attend this nursery..my eldest since she was one now 3 and my youngest since she was 6 months old now 1. My youngest has settled so quickly and has become very independent, she is walking, feeding herself and an extremely confident baby all of which I put down to the carers in the baby room and everyone who supports them. My eldest loves going to nursery and is so excited on the days she goes in..she has made some close friends and I feel confident that both girls are safe and content when they are at nursery. Both girls have a healthy appetite and I put this down to the varied foods they have throughout the day..all part of the costs! They have amazing out door areas and a park nearby which they get to enjoy when the weather is nice. Overall amazing nursery!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? 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

The nursery staff are very nice and really take the time to settle everyone in and bond with children in a way I've never seen before .
I am so pleased with my daughter's development and the system they use to update parents on how their children have been through the day. Thank you!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? 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 would highly recommend this nursery.
The staff are excellent and very caring. My children have been very happy here.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? 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 got a 2year old daughter who has been in Busy Bees St Albans hospital nursery for one year now attending 4 days per week. The staff made sure from day one that she feels welcome and she quickly settled into the routine. She now loves going to nursery and made many friends who welcome her daily by calling her name. There is no better place that I could have imagined my daughter to go to. The entire staff is very enthusiastic and the food is cooked fresh each day. I would thoroughly recommend this nursery to any parent who wants peace of mind when sending their children to nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

My children have been at this nursery since 2013 and love it here. The staff are great and always go the extra mile to make my children feel loved and make me feel at ease leaving them in their care. The little personal touches the nursery offers, really makes it for me; every staff member knows my children and understands their individual needs.
Recently the nursery has really focused on letters with the preschoolers and my son has really come on in his learning as a consequence.
Despite having been subject to some difficult circumstances, the nursery staff and management, in particular, have always conducted themselves in a truly professional manner.

All in all - great nursery and great job! Thanks to everyone at Busy Bees St Albans City Hospital!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? 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 couldn't be happier with my choice of daycare that I made for my daughter. The staff are incredible and there is a real sense of community. My daughter is in the pre-school room but she knows everyone. She loves being asked to 'help' with the little ones and she takes her responsibilities very seriously!
Each child is seen as an individual and staff make every effort to adapt resources to meet the needs of each child. Communication is excellent and I am fully aware of my daughter's progress and next steps. The extra activities available are great. Fantastic good, wonderful manager. We love it!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? 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

We are really pleased with the nursery. Our daughter loves it and we have consistently been impressed with the staff, the organisation and all of the activities that they do. We would certainly recommend it.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? 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

Our experience with Busy Bees St Albans Hospital has been entirely positive. Our little girl has been attending the nursery for 7 months and has thrived in the environment. Each member of staff is dedicated to the children and exudes happiness and friendliness. From the variety of activities the children experience to the meals they eat, it gives us great pleasure to see our daughter enjoy being there so much.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I cannot recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital highly enough.

My two children (3 years and 1 year old) go to the nursery happily every day.

When my younger one is tearful, carers hold her until she becomes happier again.

Now older one is at pre school, through everyday activities she learns many things. - how to solve confliction when her friends wanted to use her toy, how to talk about herself in front of friends, what to do when her friends did something she didn't like, and joy to play with friends. As well as these essential skills which are very important to build her personality, she now learns the alphabet at pre school. that makes her more confident around her world,

I feel really lucky that our kids go to this nursery. As a parent, knowing your children are in good hands and having a good time every day with friends means a lot. And for that all reason above, I would recommend this nursery to everyone who is after a nursery with excellent standard and full of love.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? 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

We have been using this nursery since 2007. All our 3 daughters have had a fantastic time there and we will be sad to say goodbye next year.
Recently our daughter who is currently there was diagnosed with coeliac disease and the staff have been incredible. She had a gluten free food available the next day and they have worked with us ever since - it is the staff who make this nursery extra special.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We highly recommend this nursery for a caring, fun, educational and family-oriented environment for childcare. Our two boys attended this nursery and they both loved it. They enjoyed the wide range of activities, such as: Drama Llamas, football & regular special events. The management and staff are professional, caring and friendly and in the six years our boys attended the nursery, we never had a bad word to say. We always felt as if we were dropping them off with family for the day. Our eldest had some additional needs and the nursery were key in supporting him, as well as us as parents. They always made time to talk through any concerns and collaborated with health professionals to support his development. Our boys also had some special dietary requirements & the chef was only too happy to accommodate by creating delicious nutritious alternatives. The preschool set them up perfectly for primary school, where they are both thriving. This is a lovely nursery, we are so glad we chose it.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? 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

As a parent with two children attending this nursery, we have been very happy with the quality of care given to them. The nursery helped our children settle in very quickly and the staff were wonderful and went to great lengths to help us through our separation anxiety with lots of reassurance. We were able to contact the nursery throughout the day and speak to the key person and find out how they were which gave us a peace of mind. Our children seemed happy and stimulated with the activities provided throughout the day

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

An incredible nursery with kind and caring staff in abundance. We started using this nursery nearly 12 years ago, and we now have our youngest here.
It’s a well-oiled operation, from the baby room up to pre-school – each room provides a tender, clean and safe environment for your little ones. You can be confident in the fact that your child will receive the best possible care available, in fact, see it as an investment. Your child is encouraged to develop their own personality and they will flourish with the support and input from the team. When the sad day comes and you must leave, your child will be well set for primary school.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? 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 grandchild started at the nursery in the summer with the support and procedures being followed by the manager and staff has been second to none. I know he is always happy and extremely well looked after with this being evident of his clear excitement and independence when he goes into nursery each day. The staff always have lots of information to share on his achievements and his time at nursery. I am always impressed by the knowledge being shared by not just his key worker but any member of staff who has worked with him that day. I like that children's learning is being encouraged but that personal touch is much more appreciated and valued knowing that someone cares for the most precious thing in your life as much as you do. That will equally support children's enthusiasm for investigating.
Well done to this team, excellent childcare driven by an excellent leader and team

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? 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

This nursery came recommend to me and I can now HIGHLY recommend it myself.

I can confirm the nursery has gone way beyond my expectations. The learning and development my children are receiving is excellent and they arrive home so happy. The staff are extremely professional helping and supporting my children every step of the way from (Baby room to Pre-School) The nursery is a warm, caring, friendly environment that feels like a second home and extended family. The staff retention is very good so this helps to create a very stable, safe environment and secure ongoing relationships. The nursery has been extremely flexible whenever I have needed extra sessions which is something I hadn’t considered until the birth of my second child.

There are plenty of extra activities Drama Llamas, Tiny Mites, Pre-School trips etc which my children love. The Manager and staff work so hard to achieve so much more than just a nursery provider. This nursery is wonderful.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? 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

Fabulous crèche/nursery, both my children went here, and both of my children suffer health problems, at every step of the way I was reassured of the care and attention my children would receive.
We found the crèche very welcoming the children are kept entertained with lots of things to do within a safe environment.
Nothing was too much for the staff, we found them all approachable, friendly and genuinely caring, if the staff had any doubt with my children's complex health needs they did not hesitate to contact us, they were all willing to learn, and understand our children's medical needs.
We felt reassured & confident that our little ones were in safe hands.
Most of all the children enjoyed the company of the staff team, and looked forward to going in each day, which speaks volumes for children.

We found our overall experience of this crèche amazing, we really cannot thank the staff enough for their fantastic approach, and caring ways including the chef and his amazing meals

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? 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 cannot recommend this nursery highly enough. From day one they provided an environment that was warm, caring and nurturing. Both girls settled very quickly and loved their time at the nursery. The food provided was excellent, with fresh food cooked on site every day. The facilities were refurbished during our time there and provided a lovely fresh and vibrant environment. The equipment was impressive and plenty of variety for the children. As well as a great variety of daily activities,they also have externally organised activities like Tiny Mites, Drama Llama's and football to name a few, which our girls loved.
The staff are wonderful. This nursery is a very happy and friendly place. Over the five years that our girls were there we felt part of the family! Without exception, the needs of the children were always put first and there is a great sense of close team across the whole nursery who take great pride in having rooms full of happy children and also in striving to achieve high standards of care.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

All the staff are very helpful and professional and my son enjoys his time there.
We noticed that being at Busy Bees nursery has helped his development including his speech and boosted his confidence. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has attended Busy Bees at St Albans Hospital for nearly 2 years. She has moved from the smallest baby room and is now in pre-school.

It is a fantastic nursery and all of the staff have been very professional, friendly and often going well above and beyond what is expected of them.

I am very impressed at how the staff continue to think and implement ways of improving, despite the already high standards. It is very impressive that they continuously seek to do better and I am always impressed at their clever ideas of making learning fun. I am also impressed at the "extras" that are arranged as they give a really wide range of opportunities to the children.

The nursery has always been very accommodating with any extra requests for additional days, which I find incredibly valuable - it is definitely my most reliable form of childcare!

I have no hesitation in recommending the nursery to family and friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? 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 looked around 9 different nurseries when selecting a nursery for our daughter, and felt that St Albans Busy Bees Nursery would be the best fit for her. It is a friendly and welcoming nursery with bright, good sized rooms. The staff and management team are very experienced, committed, professional, and genuinely care for the children. It is quite clear that they enjoy their jobs and working with children. Our daughter loves going to the nursery and all the activities on offer, particularly the Dinky Dancers/Tiny Mites singing and dancing sessions! Her confidence levels and social skills have developed enormously since attending the nursery, and she has formed very close bonds with her key worker and a number of other members of other staff. The nursery has also been very accommodating when we have asked to bring her into the nursery for extra days during the week. Our daughter is looking forward to moving up to the pre-school room where we have no doubt she will continue to excel.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

This is by far the best nursery in the area that I know of through personal experience as my child used to go there. The staff are very hands on and very professional about their jobs and what they do to keep the children entertained. When the staff are working together they are like a family and because of those reasons, I can't praise them or the nursery highly enough and I would gladly encourage any parent to place their child there any day of the week.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? 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

Since starting at Busy Bees St Albans hospital, I have seen a dramatic change in my son. He has become more confident and outgoing and he's always excited to go to nursery, which is down to mainly to his fantastic key worker and amazing staff. Overall I'm very happy at this nursery and would highly recommend it!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? 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

This nursery is not the nearest to me, but it was recommended by a friend and I'm glad I looked around. From the first visit, I knew this was where I wanted my daughter to attend. She was starting at 11 months so I wanted her to have cuddles and to be cared for by another mum who would understand how hard it was to leave her. I, therefore, liked that the under 2's room was split; she was in with other babies in an appropriate environment. She is now nearing 2 and is in the second baby room with lots of room to run around; they keep her entertained day after day which I do not think I would have the energy to do. The staff are all highly qualified, caring and there is a very low turnover. They have provided support for me, as well as care for her and there has not been a day that I have regretted my choice. She really does enjoy going in and I'm looking forward to watching her move up through the rooms. I really am confident she will be taught everything she needs to have a good start in life.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? 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

Busy Bees is an amazing nursery. When my son started he lacked social skills but with a little help from the staff he slowly came out of his shell and blossomed into a happy and very sociable little boy. The staff were very approachable and always took the time to listen to any concerns or worries I had. My son loved going to nursery and looked forward to it every day as everyday was filled with different activities

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? 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

Both my son and daughter went to Busy Bees nursery at St. Albans hospital. I was very happy with the way the staff were with my children, always on hand if I had any questions and were always polite. I would highly recommend to everyone wanting a relaxed, friendly, happy and educational environment for their children.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

I have now started to write this review several times and simply can't put into words how great the nursery is and above all how fantastic the staff are. As a parent, we are privy to many other parents experiences with childcare and we feel very fortunate that our children have experienced this nursery. The staff genuinely care about the children and are well looked after at all times. You would be hard pressed to find an organisation with this level of commitment and passion for what they do.
We would have no hesitation in recommending the manager and the team to anyone and indeed have.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? 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 St Albans City Hospital is an excellent nursery. The staff are very friendly and dedicated to supporting you and your child throughout the nursery years. The days are filled with activities to develop your child and our daughter comes home happy and excited to tell me all about her day. They have excellent controls in place to ensure the safety and security of the children and have an in-house chef who produces freshly cooked, nutritious meals each day. We have been with the nursery for two years now and our daughter is excelling in all developmental skills. I would highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? 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

This nursery has a wonderful dedicated team who create a warm and nurturing environment. The nursery is well managed with good parent relations, the children are treated as individuals and known incredibly well by all staff. Happy and thriving children being cared for in a safe environment is all a parent can ask for.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Both our children have attended this nursery so we have known them for over 6 years and we have been so happy with the care they provided. Our daughter is now in the preschool room and is thriving. She loves going to nursery and the staff work tirelessly to support the children's development and provide fun and stimulating activities and opportunities! A particular recent highlight, was the trip to the local market to buy fruit to make a Smoothie! From our experience of our older child, the nursery has prepared him (right from the beginning) to support his development and social skills which enabled an incredibly smooth transition to school. We have always found the staff to be caring and engaged and there seems to be a very low turnover so we have built up solid relationships with them over the years! They go above and beyond organising regular fundraising events for chosen charities which are great to model to the children. Will be very sad when the time comes to say goodbye!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? 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

All the staff are very lovely and friendly, my son loves the nursery and the staff too. The nursery is very supportive in every way and will help you with anything you need to know. My son loves the food at nursery and the nursery is a very good clean building.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? 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

We have always been very impressed with the nursery over the years our daughter has been there. It was evident from the start that all the staff are always happy to be there and quite clearly love being with the children. The nursery has always been there every step of the way throughout our daughter's development, ensuring she is happy and supporting her learning. Communication has been very good throughout and is always improving (the home journal works really well for us). I was recommended the nursery by friends and work colleagues who spoke so highly of it and have also recommended to others who are very happy too. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend and would definitely use again if required in the future.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? 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

I am happy with the care and education my son receives at the setting.
The staff and children's relationships is a clear positive bond; and due to it being a fairly small nursery this extends beyond just the key person or immediate room staff, there is a familiarity and friendliness between everyone.
My son has made good progress in his development under the nurturing of the nursery. I particularly like the enhancements that Preschool provide, such as 'Letter of the Week' and Chatterboxes; which provide introductions to more academic subjects and skills (in preparation for school) whilst still ensuring it is kept fun and playful. I have already seen a big impact this has had on my son's enthusiasm to approach these subjects and willingness to learn.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I have two children: one 'graduated' from this nursery in the summer and is now at school, while the other, aged nearly two, comes here full-time.

The staff are terrific, and knew both my children very well indeed; they look after them with loving care and with discipline.

I think I've only come to appreciate just how good the place is now that my daughter is at school: she has adapted extremely well to the transfer, and Busy Bees really helped with this in preparing her intellectually, emotionally and in terms of behavioural expectations for school, as well as equipping her with confidence. She knows the importance of sharing and taking turns (neither of which are her strong point).

It's a brilliant nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Albans City Hospital? 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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