Busy Bees at Sittingbourne

South Avenue, Sittingbourne ME10 4SU

Busy Bees at Sittingbourne, Sittingbourne, Kent
Busy Bees at Sittingbourne, Sittingbourne, Kent
Busy Bees at Sittingbourne, Sittingbourne, Kent

Nestling within the peaceful grounds of South Avenue Infant School - Kinder at Sittingbourne, has recently been extended and caringly refurbished. It now benefits from large, secure, landscaped gardens, exciting climbing frame and slides plus other external facilities. All equipment is thoughtfully designed with young children in mind to encourage active, outdoor play whatever the weather.

South Avenue Day Nursery provides full time care for children aged from 3 months. They offer an extensive range of age appropriate modern facilities in large, yet cosy, bright-airy rooms filled with a variety of exciting toys.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Denise Sofley (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Kent County Council

Number of Staff: 13

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

Total Places for Children: 63

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

8.5 Busy Bees at Sittingbourne has a Review Score of 8.5 (8.516)

The Review Score of 8.5 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Sittingbourne is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 3 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Sittingbourne in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.7 out of 5 from 3 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 4.778 for Busy Bees at Sittingbourne is calculated as follows: ( (28 Excellents x 5) + (8 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 36 Ratings = 4.778

  • 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 3.738 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Sittingbourne is based on 3 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.5

    2. Target of 12.6 positive Reviews (63 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 12.6 Target = 0.238

  • 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
    3
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Sittingbourne?

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

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Sittingbourne

  • Mother of Child
    3

The staff at Busy Bees really take an interest in the children, it is easy to see they care for the children who attend, both of my girls love it there.

The range of activities is never ending, messy play, sand play, water play, play doh, cooking, playing in the mud kitchen, glueing and sticking, the list goes on.

When the staff observe a child playing with a certain toy, for example, shaker, they will then get the box of musical instruments for them to extend their learning.

I go to work safe in the knowledge that I don't have to worry about the kids. If there is a problem they will call me, if not, I get to concentrate on my job with peace of mind that my kids are being taken care of.

I would personally recommend this nursery to any of my friends or family, the staff are amazing!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has attended Busy Bees at Sittingbourne since she was 1yr. My experience of the baby room and toddler room has been extremely positive. We cannot be happier with her attending here. The staff are a credit to the nursery and they have all made my daughters time here enjoyable. Her speech, motor skills, behaviour have excelled and she is always happy to go each day.

Would highly recommend for a nursery in Sittingbourne.

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

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

This nursery is amazing, my children love it there and they've been so helpful with my eldest daughter who struggles with expressing her feelings and emotions both mentally and physically but with their help, we are getting there to help her improve. She has also come so far in her basic learning since she's left her previous nursery and started here.

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