Busy Bees in Bicester, Bicester, Oxfordshire
Busy Bees in Bicester, Bicester, Oxfordshire
Busy Bees in Bicester, Bicester, Oxfordshire

Busy Bees in Bicester has a welcoming environment overseen by a qualified team. The facility has an excellent hygiene rating, underfloor heating, its own sensory room and an outdoor classroom.

Children enjoy an environment tailored to support learning and adventure, while professionals safeguard individual development, are trained in health and security, and also support a nutritious diet.

Versatile playrooms allow staff to focus on key areas of the EYFS and age-specific play, making the most of extensive expertise and resources.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Cathryn Jones (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Oxfordshire County Council

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

Total Places for Children: 106

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day

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Reviews

9.2 Busy Bees in Bicester has a Review Score of 9.2 (9.249)

The Review Score of 9.2 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees in Bicester 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 10 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees in Bicester in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.4 out of 5 from 9 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 4.824 for Busy Bees in Bicester is calculated as follows: ( (100 Excellents x 5) + (18 Goods x 4) + (1 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 119 Ratings = 4.824

  • 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 4.425 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees in Bicester is based on 9 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 21.2 positive Reviews (106 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 9 Reviews ÷ 21.2 Target = 0.425

  • 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
    9
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees in Bicester?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    9
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees in Bicester

  • Mother of Child
    9
  • Father of Child
    1

Both my children have been cared for by Busy Bees. They love it there. All the staff are friendly and the children are looked after very well.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Bicester? 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

My son has been going to Busy Bees nursery for six months and I am delighted with his progress. Finding a good nursery with lovely staff was crucial to us, as our son has autism and struggles with socialising.
His key worker and everyone else in the nursery, have been extremely helpful and accommodating, listening to our needs and especially to my son's needs. I can't express enough how grateful I am to these wonderful people and the care they offer.
Thank you so much Busy Bees!!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Bicester? 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 has loved his time at nursery for over a year now. He has a fantastic relationship with his key person but will also happily go to other staff within the room. The care they provide to him and others in his room is lovely and because of this, he loves his time there. The activities are varied and creative which he loves and often tells me who he's played with during the day.
I have previously recommended the nursery to other friends of mine who have registered their children and they also love it.
Thank you for all the hard work and dedication from the staff, it's really appreciated.
My son loves the healthy meals he has there and always eats it up! It's great that I can collect him knowing he's eaten well and enjoyed his meals. The kitchen staff do a great job preparing the meals, so thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Bicester? 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

My daughter has been coming here since she was 5 months old, and has made strong bonds with her carers who have taught her so much more than I alone could ever have done. All the kids in the older babies room have very good communication skills for their age it seems, so the patience and teaching skills of the staff are to be applauded!

When I changed my daughters days of care, the management team were very accommodating and quickly sorted a new timetable with minimal fuss and I was made to feel as if nothing was too much trouble.

The meals are very well varied so the kids get a balanced diet. My daughter is a big fan of the food that comes out of their kitchen, and so am I.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Bicester? 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 has attended Busy Bees Bicester since he was 2 years old. The staff go above and beyond with the development of children. The support they give to not only the children but to parents is second to none. Friendly and always happy to listen and help.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Bicester? 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 has attended Busy Bees in Bicester since she was 11 months old. She has always enjoyed coming to nursery. Her speech and development are really good for her age and I believe that it is Busy Bees that have encouraged this. She is a very independent two year old now.
The staff are all very friendly and welcoming to the children and parents making it as easy as possible to leave your child there.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Bicester? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

Busy Bees Bicester is a well-equipped nursery which provides an excellent play and learning environment for children. The staff are very friendly which gives your reassurance when leaving your child.
The nursery has excellent systems in place to safeguard children as well as its health and safety policies which are very important when you have children with allergies.
My son enjoys coming to the nursery and I can definitely recommend the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Bicester? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Friendly welcome from the manager and other staff members. Good activities and resources available for the children. Great snacks and lunches that my daughter enjoys.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Bicester? 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: Excellent

A good nursery with brilliant staff, managers and chef - my little boy loves it there. I do have a major concern regarding the yearly rising prices, I do not see how these can be justified, especially in this economic climate. It's sad because I may have to choose a different option for my second child given the rising prices.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Bicester? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Poor

Busy Bees is a truly wonderful place, the staff are always friendly and welcoming but more importantly are very engaging with my daughter.
They have a chef at Busy Bees that cooks nutritious meals every day and a very pleasing learning development plan for my daughter.
She enjoys being at Busy Bees, playing with other children and learning new things. She is always happy when I pick her up and I feel very comfortable with her being there knowing she is safe, happy and learning.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Bicester? 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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