Busy Bees at Gravesend, Gravesend, Kent
Busy Bees at Gravesend, Gravesend, Kent
Busy Bees at Gravesend, Gravesend, Kent

Situated in a convenient yet peaceful location, Busy Bees at Gravesend benefits from large outdoor play areas fully equipped with climbing frames and slides plus a host of other exciting external play facilities. To encourage active, outdoor play whatever the weather.

This versatile and homely facility provides full time care for children aged from 3 months. With 19 years' experience in childcare, all equipment is thoughtfully designed with young children in mind so that staff offer your child new experiences and encourage individual development on a daily basis in a caring and secure environment.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Deanne Wood (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Kent County Council

Number of Staff: 43

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

Total Places for Children: 132

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

7.8 Busy Bees at Gravesend has a Review Score of 7.8 (7.788)

The Review Score of 7.8 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Gravesend 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 4 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Gravesend in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.0 out of 5 from 1 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 4.75 for Busy Bees at Gravesend is calculated as follows: ( (36 Excellents x 5) + (12 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 48 Ratings = 4.75

  • 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 3.038 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Gravesend is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 26.4 positive Reviews (132 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 26.4 Target = 0.038

  • 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
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    3
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Gravesend

  • Mother of Child
    4

Both my children have/are attending this nursery (1st child left 2014 to go to school) Both are well looked after and cared for by all staff who all make you feel welcome and part of the family. The activities they provide are great and my two have learnt a lot from attending here. They are always happy and willing to help. It's great to see the children's work on display as well as hearing what they have been doing each day. I can't praise the team there enough and will be sad to say goodbye when my little one leaves to go to school next year.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Gravesend? 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 at Gravesend and we are very happy with the service and care they provide.

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

The service provided to my daughter at the nursery is impeccable. The management and staff are all committed, dedicated and always willing to go that extra mile. I feel confident that my child is being cared for when i leave her every morning, and my daughter wants to go to nursery which makes things easier for me.
The I connect system is also a great facility that is interactive and evidences all the positive interventions and interactions completed with my daughter.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Gravesend? 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 started here at 16 months and has now been attending for 2 years. She absolutely loves it! We have never had any concerns about how she is looked after as you can tell by the way she goes running in to the room for cuddles and breakfast that she is happy to be there. If she's feeling a little tired or shy, one of the staff will happily take her in and make sure she's ok. All the staff are patient and caring, prepared to listen to her as she talks a mile a minute. I think her going here has helped her a great deal with her speech and communication as well as her ability to play with others. I will be sending her little brother there when the time is right so that he too may benefit from their care.

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