Busy Bees in Kennington, Ashford

Eureka Leisure Park, Ashford TN25 4BN

Busy Bees in Kennington, Ashford, Ashford, Kent
Busy Bees in Kennington, Ashford, Ashford, Kent
Busy Bees in Kennington, Ashford, Ashford, Kent

Just Learning Nursery, in Ashford, benefits from thoughtfully decorated and homely interiors, including sensory play areas, outdoor play, and tailored food menus, to achieve a childcare service capable of welcoming up to 108 children.

Self-directed play sessions, induction programmes and an open door policy for parents are some features of the service that make it extra-satisfying, with CCTV also incorporated and each child enjoying the guidance of their own 'key person'.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Dawn Hughes (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Kent County Council

Number of Staff: 25

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

Total Places for Children: 108

Age Range: from 0 years to 5 years

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays, Christmas Eve & New Years Eve

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Reviews

9.3 Busy Bees in Kennington, Ashford has a Review Score of 9.3 (9.309)

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

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.6 out of 5 from 16 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees in Kennington, Ashford in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.7 out of 5 from 16 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 4.568 for Busy Bees in Kennington, Ashford is calculated as follows: ( (119 Excellents x 5) + (63 Goods x 4) + (10 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 192 Ratings = 4.568

  • 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 4.741 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees in Kennington, Ashford is based on 16 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 21.6 positive Reviews (108 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 16 Reviews ÷ 21.6 Target = 0.741

  • 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
    6
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees in Kennington, Ashford?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    14
  • Likely
    2
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees in Kennington, Ashford

  • Mother of Child
    14
  • Father of Child
    2

Our daughter has been going to this nursery since she was months old. She is going there every day from 8am until 6pm and she loves it.
Every day the staff looking after her are keeping her busy and entertained. She is growing fast and has blossomed in the baby room and now in the older babies room.
We are very happy, our baby girl is happy and excited every morning to go for an exciting day of activities, including observing new baby chicks for real!
The food given is of a good standard and we feel that our baby is having a diverse menu every day.
I would also like to recognise the additional services that this nursery is providing to parents: parents evening, invite to join kids for crafts during the day and extras like drinks and snacks and coffee in the morning that allow us to start the day very well.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Kennington, Ashford? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Satisfactory

My son is in the baby room (one - one and a half years), he settled quickly in this room, he is always greeted in a welcoming way. The room has been encouraging his walking during the month and he can now walk into the room. Observations are on the internet, so it's lovely to see the different things he has been doing when I log in at home to the internet app.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Kennington, Ashford? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I love the nursery, staff are very nice, friendly and helpful. I love that my baby at 4 months gets to participate in small arts projects. They have provided a warm and nice place for her to thrive. The facilities are kept secure. Lots of toys (a lot more than I can personally provide) are available. My daughter is happy and I am happy that she is being cared for.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Kennington, Ashford? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter looks so happy and engaged and is having the best time playing and learning with the rest of the children.

The photos of her in Parentxone are amazing which shows me a little bit of her day. All the staff are brilliant and very helpful.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Kennington, Ashford? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

My son absolutely loves this nursery. Dropping him off and seeing him run off to play happily; going to his carers who he loves and generally seeing him content to be there takes a worry away from me. The food served to him is nutritious and always more if it needs it. The place is clean and tidy (at least in the mornings before the terrors get at it!) and the communication between the nursery and parents is excellent.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Kennington, Ashford? 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

Cannot fault Busy Bess in Kennington. They have been amazing since my little girl joined at 9 months. She is now 3 and has only just moved up to pre-school. The transition from the previous room was amazing. All the staff are so helpful and friendly and are passionate about every child. They are always changing the activities and lovely handmade gifts on days like Mothers Day and Fathers Day. They are especially good to mention my other half instead of saying Daddy. This means a lot for me and my daughter so she still feels involved.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Kennington, Ashford? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My daughter is in Bumblebee Room. She really loves it. All the key persons are amazing but also really connect with the children. They always do fun, exciting activities which have all the children focused. They also change them so they are always 'fresh'.

The only problem is the finance team member changes, but also receiving 2 months amounts on 1 statement which becomes really confusing.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Kennington, Ashford? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

The nursery has a lovely, friendly atmosphere. The staff genuinely care about the children and communication at the end of the day (which includes a short paragraph in their book) is excellent.

There always seems to be an exciting activity going on, ducklings being hatched, flowers being grown and both my children have been very happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Kennington, Ashford? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son who is just over one absolutely loves nursery.. he has a mild hearing loss and the staff are so wonderful, supportive and helps with his learning despite his hearing loss. My son is developing amazingly and isn't behind in any areas and I believe that is down to the wonderful staff at the nursery. The food provided to the children is so varied and lovely. Can't fault the care here given at this nursery. I also love the app and it's great to see pictures and updates during the day of what he is up to.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Kennington, Ashford? 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: Excellent

High-quality service provided by very committed staff.

My son enjoys his time at the nursery.

Good feedback by staff provided at the end of the day.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Kennington, Ashford? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My son loves Busy Bees, the staff are fantastic always so happy!
He has really developed since joining the grasshopper's room, and its great to see him so happy when I pick him up. The food they get is fab and always a great variety of fresh healthy choices. Would definitely recommend!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Kennington, Ashford? 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 could not rate Busy Bees Eureka Park highly enough. It is the best childcare decision we have ever made to put our daughter into nursery here. The care is amazing, our daughter feels loved, cared for and always comes out happy. I truly feel as if the staff love what they do and always act in the best interests of the children.

My daughter used to be terrible when dropping her off and would cling to me and cry but they always knew how to make her feel comfortable and calm in order to make it an easier experience and I left knowing she'd be OK.

She has developed hugely in her time at the nursery with regards to speech, self-care, numeracy, social skills - just about everything. I would recommend anyone to enrol their children at this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Kennington, Ashford? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

I feel that it dangerous for children to cross two car parks to get into the car if there are no parking spaces in the car park. A good idea will be to having a barrier for BB parent's cars only. Not having a space when collecting a child is very unacceptable. Also will be helpful to have automatic door system as will help parents with a pushchair.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Kennington, Ashford? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Sasha Beesley at Busy Bees in Kennington, Ashford responded to this review on 10 Mar 2017:

Thank you for your review of our nursery. As our nursery is located on the Eureka Leisure Park, the car park is shared with other businesses so patrons of the other businesses also have access to the same spaces that we do. We work very closely with Land Securities and the site managers to ensure the safety of our children and have recently introduced a drop off bar and additional calming measures are in place to improve the drop-off/pick up experience for our parents. We also have designated parent and child bays on the kerb side.

The automatic door is a great idea, however, this would compromise the security of the nursery allowing anyone and everyone access without challenge. Currently, the system whereby we have to physically let each individual through into the main nursery means that we can thoroughly control who is coming and going and protect the safety of our children.

If you have any further concerns please do not hesitate to contact our nursery manager. Kind Regards.

My daughter has been attending for just over a year and she loves it. The staff are friendly and helpful, and they always organise activities with the children, from reading, dancing, painting. Recently, they introduced a children's day book and I think this is a wonderful idea. It gives parents the opportunity to write about any activities they did with the child during the evenings and weekends. I am very happy with her development.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Kennington, Ashford? 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 goes to Busy Bees Eureka Place, Ashford full time, he loves going. The staff really know the children well, they are not just a number. They plan activities around my child's interests but also have an overall theme that changes. This Christmas they had a jam packed month with so many lovely activities which my son thrived with. He has never sung before but this year he learnt carols and songs for the nativity play and it was magical. Staff keep me well informed about his day and the admin team always provide an excellent service too.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Kennington, Ashford? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

Generally, I've been very pleased with the nursery, the staff and facilities. I think the introduction of the children's book which provides an update about their day has been an excellent idea and I really value my child's key worker who has a real interest in him and me and is always prepared to listen. I'm not so impressed that we have to pay for bank holidays as the nursery is not open or the flexibility to change days on occasion if my child has hospital appointments.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Kennington, Ashford? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.9 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: Satisfactory

Sasha Beesley, Digital Marketing Executive at Busy Bees in Kennington, Ashford responded to this review on 30 Jan 2017:

Thank you for your review Megan, we are delighted that you are pleased with the care and facilities provided at our nursery. Unfortunately, the fees are stated in the Terms and Conditions and made clear when starting at the nursery. Your fees are calculated and split over 52 weeks equally. If you have any concerns please do speak with us at nursery and we would be happy to discuss in more detail. Kind Regards

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