Busy Bees at Gravesend

Windsor Road, Gravesend DA12 5BW

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

Overview

The Review Score of 9 (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 8 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 4.2 out of 5 from 5 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 4.813 for Busy Bees at Gravesend is calculated as follows: ( (78 Excellents x 5) + (18 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 96 Ratings = 4.813

  • 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 4.189 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Gravesend is based on 5 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 26.4 positive Reviews (132 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 5 Reviews ÷ 26.4 Target = 0.189

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

9 Busy Bees at Gravesend has a Review Score of 9 (9.002)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    7
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Gravesend?

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  • Likely
    1
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    0
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    0
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    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Gravesend

  • Mother of Child
    6
  • Aunt of Child
    1
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

My nephew had been going here for 3 years. He had worked his way around from babies to pre school and he loves every moment he has been here. The staff have been amazing in helping his development and his current keyworker in preschool is always happy and helpful, and my nephew has formed a great relationship with her and always talks about her at home. Anyone looking for a nursery should look no further than Busy Bees at Gravesend.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I would just like to say how impressed I am with my granddaughter's nursery. My daughter recently enrolled her for 2 days a week and can I just say how lovely and welcoming the staff that work there are. No job is too big for them, we get informative feedback and my granddaughter always tells me what’s she’s been up to through the day! It sounds so exciting!

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My little girl started at Busy Bees at Gravesend in September. It took her a while to settle with lots of tears, but all the staff were fantastic and very caring quickly gaining her trust and friendship. My daughter has food allergies, so for me, it was also a big worry to leave her unattended to eat but again the staff have an excellent procedure in place for the kids with allergies, the communication was superb, so both my daughter and I feel safe and constantly reassured that she is in safe hands.
The management has also been great, no query too big or small in such a busy environment they are always so available and friendly. It's clean, friendly and welcoming just what I would expect. Very happy with our decision to send our daughter to Busy Bees at Gravesend.

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

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

My daughter started at the age of one and has bonded with all the staff who are very friendly and always happy. My daughter has become very advanced for her age which the nursery has been a big help towards. One of the workers who my daughter is very fond of, she is so kind and caring my daughter immediately calls for her as soon as we enter the Busy Bees reception. I like the fact I am able to check on my daughter's daily progress through the parent zone website, a very good nursery and would recommend to all.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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

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