Busy Bees at Maidstone Hospital

Maidstone Hospital, Hermitage Lane, Maidstone ME16 9QQ

Busy Bees at Maidstone Hospital, Maidstone, Kent
Busy Bees at Maidstone Hospital, Maidstone, Kent
Busy Bees at Maidstone Hospital, Maidstone, Kent

Located at Maidstone Hospital, this Busy Bees Nursery suits the childcare needs of the modern parent, adhering to nationally recognised standards while offering a play environment that helps to develop a depth of early years skills and ability.

Excellent play resources and a purpose-built interior, a private car park, outdoor play and its own qualified cook are just some of the features that benefit the youngest generation. The nursery is registered with Ofsted to care for up to 112 children, making an invaluable contribution to family life.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Laura Hoare (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Kent County Council

Number of Staff: 30

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

Total Places for Children: 112

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0645-1900

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

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Reviews

8.9 Busy Bees at Maidstone Hospital has a Review Score of 8.9 (8.892)

The Review Score of 8.9 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Maidstone Hospital is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.5 out of 5 from 13 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Maidstone Hospital in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.4 out of 5 from 8 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 4.535 for Busy Bees at Maidstone Hospital is calculated as follows: ( (100 Excellents x 5) + (41 Goods x 4) + (11 Satisfactorys x 3) + (3 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 155 Ratings = 4.535

  • 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 4.357 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Maidstone Hospital is based on 8 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 22.4 positive Reviews (112 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 8 Reviews ÷ 22.4 Target = 0.357

  • 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
    10
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    1
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Maidstone Hospital?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    10
  • Likely
    3
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Maidstone Hospital

  • Mother of Child
    12
  • Father of Child
    1

Caring staff, who take time to build a relationship with child and parents. Good facilities for different age groups. Children are encouraged to spend time playing outside whenever possible, not just on sunny days.
Office staff are helpful and make payment using childcare vouchers easy.

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

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I'm so happy I picked this nursery for my baby. It was very apparent straight away that the staff really care about my baby and his welfare. They have really taken the time to figure out what makes him happy etc. It has made my return to work so much better than anticipated as I know my baby is with people that really care. When I collect him in the evening he's still giving big smiles to his key worker. I've met various staff there and they're all so lovely and caring.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Maidstone 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 has been very accommodating for my son's emotional welfare during the transition between classes of piglets into rabbits. They have helped give advice from weaning off milk onto water. My son loves spending time outside in the garden. They nursery have been brilliant with my hospital shift patterns and also adding an extra session when needed for special circumstances.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Maidstone 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

A friendly, relaxed environment with caring and loving staff. Very helpful.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter is really happy and looks forward to going to nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Maidstone Hospital? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Satisfactory

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Our daughter has been at Busy Bees since she was 1 year old and she is now in pre-school. She is still excited to go there and receives a very warm welcome from the staff and the children every day. She has made some fantastic friends and seems to enjoy herself thoroughly. She has plenty of stories to tell us in the evening and can talk about the activities she has done during the day at great length. She enjoys spending time in the freshly redecorated garden, riding bikes and playing outside. She loves the artwork, especially the painting and her new home-nursery journal. The staff are lovely and even if there is a turnaround during the day, there is always a key person to refer to who can pass on messages. It is generally very clean and well-managed. We are very pleased with Busy Bees Nursery and would recommend it.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has attended this nursery since he was 9 months old and there hasn't been a day where we weren't welcomed through the door. (now 2yrs) All the girls have such an amazing caring nature and all that my son has come in contact with have been a true pleasure. We have been through 3 rooms so far and each key worker have built such a strong bond with my son, he has loved each one of them. He has truly come on leaps and bounds here and only attends 2 days a week!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Maidstone Hospital? 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

Gardens are looking tired and worn out not really any outside resources or toys to use. Food seems to always be the same and my daughter doesn't really eat it so having to feed at home. Not great artwork sent home due to not having resources. Other nurseries seem to be a lot cheaper but due to where I work (in nursery) not really got any other choice. Increase of £1.70 for half a day is a bit of a joke too.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Maidstone Hospital? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Poor

Care: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Poor

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Poor

My son loves his nursery. It is bright colourful and very friendly. The office girls are attentive and helpful, the girls in the room are enthusiastic and fun and even the chef always has time for a friendly chat with the kids.
The gardens are bright and cheerful and the kids spend as much time out there having fun as they can. They are always planning fun activities for the children and my son is always full of stories of what he has done at his 'school'

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son has been at the nursery since he was 5 months old and has always been very happy. He has built up great relationships with all his key people and will regularly talk about them at home. My son is now in Pre-school and the change in his development over the years has been amazing. He attends full time so is at the nursery a lot and all staff show great care and attention to his daily needs.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Maidstone 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 child is very happy at nursery and has fun filled days. He has attended since 9 months so all the staff know him and he is comfortable there. I am entirely confident and happy leaving my child in their care. They always have his best interests at heart and encourage his development and home activities.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

We are really happy with the nursery. Our daughter is looked after very well by the friendly and caring staff. There are lots of activities to keep her interested and to educate her. A great varied food menu.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Maidstone 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

Fantastic nursery. All the staff are extremely welcoming and friendly. My daughter has attended since she was 4 months old and has never shown any negative emotions when dropping off. This is a credit to the staff who address her by name upon entering and treat her like one of their own. I am always informed of what my daughter has been up to that day, what she ate and her sleep patterns. The staff are aware of our family circumstances and have shown compassion and care to us at difficult times. They also acknowledge my elder son (who is school age) knowing his name and asking after him.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Maidstone 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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