Busy Bees at Ragstone House, Maidstone

48 College Road, Maidstone ME15 6SA

Busy Bees at Ragstone House, Maidstone, Maidstone, Kent
Busy Bees at Ragstone House, Maidstone, Maidstone, Kent
Busy Bees at Ragstone House, Maidstone, Maidstone, Kent

Busy Bees at Ragstone House, Maidstone is ideally located for parents from the local community to organise their childcare needs. Up to fifty children can be registered with the service in total, which is fully compliant and up-to-date with health and security requirements, while being extensively resourced for key learning objectives.

Fun and stimulating play areas and equipment support children in enjoying their time at the nursery, contributing to their creativity, social and communication skills, literacy and numeracy.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Vicky Pyne (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Kent County Council

Number of Staff: 10

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

Total Places for Children: 50

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

9.1 Busy Bees at Ragstone House, Maidstone has a Review Score of 9.1 (9.083)

The Review Score of 9.1 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Ragstone House, Maidstone 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 5 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Ragstone House, Maidstone in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.2 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 4.933 for Busy Bees at Ragstone House, Maidstone is calculated as follows: ( (56 Excellents x 5) + (4 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 60 Ratings = 4.933

  • 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 4.15 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Ragstone House, Maidstone 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 10 positive Reviews (50 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 4 Reviews ÷ 10 Target = 0.400

  • 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
    5
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Ragstone House, Maidstone?

  • 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 Ragstone House, Maidstone

  • Mother of Child
    4
  • Father of Child
    1

Always greeted with a smile. Everyone knows my daughter's name and about her likes and family. She thrives in this caring and loving environment.

Our son will start next year.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Ragstone House, Maidstone? 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 Daughter thoroughly enjoys coming to nursery, even after two years of coming in she still get excited when she knows she is coming.
She is enjoying the getting ready for school process in the Dinos, this also puts our mind at ease for the big move to school.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Ragstone House, Maidstone? 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

Fantastic care provided with a variety of activities, and always relevant to events in the year when they come up. A good focus on learning too. Fantastic food provided. A personal service where the staff knows all the children well. A good report provided at the end of each day. Our daughter has made some great friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Ragstone House, Maidstone? 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

Ragstone House has aided my son's transition to early years care since he started when he was 8 months old. Having never left him before I was notably apprehensive but he settled in so well and made strong bonds with the staff in baby room which really put me at ease as a working mum. He is now in the toddler room and has a very special connection with a number of the staff, particularly his keyworker and he leaves me with ease at the beginning of each session. The environment is always stimulating to him and his interests are always carried forward into daily activities. He will be leaving soon when I leave work to go on maternity leave and I have no doubt that he will miss everyone very much. Thank you Ragstone House for helping to make my little boy into the sociable, happy and confident character that he is now.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Ragstone House, Maidstone? 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 enough. Both my children have attended since they were 6 months old (my son is now 7, my daughter 4). My daughter loves going to nursery. Every day she is excited to tell me what she has been doing. The work and dedication of the staff are wonderful, my daughter has developed a very special bond with her key worker. Her number and phonics knowledge is very impressive as is her writing - I have no doubts about her readiness for school in September 2017. In fact, like my son was, I believe she will be ahead of her peers. This nursery and team has become an extension of our family and an integral part of the early year's development of my children.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Ragstone House, Maidstone? 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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