Busy Bees at Haslemere

Pitfold House, Woolmer Hill Road, Woolmer Hill, Haslemere GU27 1QA

Caring Daycare's Haslemere nursery is a converted Georgian property surrounded by scenic grounds that allows parents the peace of mind that comes with leaving their children in safe hands, while providing children with a stimulating environment in which to grow, learn and gain confidence in many personal skills. The service is set up to develop both the mental and physical qualities of children, with many specialist teachers and invited to work with regular staff in areas like sport and language, achieving enjoyable activities for all while preparing for full-time education.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Lisa Marden (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Surrey County Council

Number of Staff: 15

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

Total Places for Children: 88

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Overview

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

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 15 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Haslemere in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.4 out of 5 from 7 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 4.872 for Busy Bees at Haslemere is calculated as follows: ( (157 Excellents x 5) + (21 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 179 Ratings = 4.872

  • 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 4.398 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Haslemere is based on 7 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 17.6 positive Reviews (88 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 7 Reviews ÷ 17.6 Target = 0.398

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

9.3 Busy Bees at Haslemere has a Review Score of 9.3 (9.270)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    14
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
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Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Haslemere

  • Mother of Child
    15

When I decided to send my 15-month-old son to nursery, I visited quite a few in the local area, so as a terrified, nervous mum, I felt I could make an informed decision about my son's childcare.
What made Busy Bees at Haslemere stand out to me was the way the friendly team presented the nursery. They were informative, very reassuring and patiently answered my endless questions.

I have never looked back on choosing this nursery. The staff's bountiful energy and enthusiasm for childcare and creating a safe, fun learning environment is fantastic. They are always happy to listen and respond to parents' questions and suggestions. We've had our fair share of difficult days, in these instances, the staff have always been so relaxed and supportive. Their experience and gentle advise has been invaluable.

My son is now nearly 4 and will be starting school in September. Whilst I will be very sad when we leave nursery, feel completely reassured that he will be prepared for school. Busy Bees has been such a positive experience for both him and our family and I thoroughly recommend the nursery to anyone who will listen.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter (22 months) has been going to Busy Bees for 6 months and she really enjoys it. In the beginning, she used to cry but caring staff always made sure that she gets cuddles when she needs it. She is so happy now when I leave her to the point where she almost doesn’t want to go home when I pick her up. The nursery provides many different activities and outdoor play which she loves.She is thriving in the nursery, she has learnt many different songs and actions to the song.

All staff are very friendly and in no time you feel like home when you get there.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

This is the 5th nursery I have experience of (moving house and older children) and I am so very pleased with it. The staff are kind and friendly and very welcoming to the whole family. My little boy is extremely happy. I am particularly pleased with the consistency of care he receives and the familiar faces that are there every day to greet him and look after him.
I would highly recommend to other parents.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Both of my children attend the nursery and have done so since 10 months old. They both enjoy attending nursery - I leave them happy and also return to happy faces. They are well looked after, eat very well and take part in a number of activities throughout the day.

The garden is amazing, loads of space for kids to play in with plenty of equipment. There is also an on-site kitchen now which serves well-balanced food which is always gobbled up!

The preschool has an added bonus added benefit of a teacher and classroom activities which is great practice for school.

Overall, a brilliant nursery and I'd happily recommend to others.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has been going to Busy Bees for 5 months. He started when he was 9 months old and I have to say I love everything about it. From the settling in days to the updates on what they are doing and most importantly the amazing staff who leave you feeling so confident with their care and the sense that they genuinely enjoy looking after your little one. My son is a bit of a cryer when I leave him and all the team are so good with him, I always know he’s going to be happy when I’ve gone! Really couldn’t recommend this nursery enough

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has attended this nursery since she was 11 months old and is now 3.5 years old. She has thrived there and is being encouraged to achieve her potential within a nurturing happy environment. She loves the sessions with a teacher and is now able to write her own name. We are thrilled with her progress, the individualised care and all the amazing staff. It’s a relief to know she is in safe hands when I am at work and lovely to see her confidence grow and friendships develop in preparation for school.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter started at Busy Bees at Haslemere just before she turned one and has been attending for over a year now for a couple of days a week. All the staff have been amazing in helping her get settled and I have seen her confidence grow considerably since she has been attending. She loves her time there and the range of activities, events and facilities that the nursery provides her with are fantastic. She eats very well there and really enjoys getting outside most days when the weather permits in the large garden. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughters - aged 1 and 4 - both absolutely adore their time at this nursery and have bonded with all of the staff. My littlest was very hesitant to begin nursery at 11 months and the staff in her room - especially her key carer - went above and beyond to help her settle quickly. Now she will happily go to any of the staff in her room for a cuddle at drop off and is reluctant to leave when I collect her. She loves all the games, books and activities on offer and the garden is a big hit.

My older child is absolutely thriving at nursery, especially working with the teacher in pre-school. I am amazed at the activities, science experiments, writing, crafts, games and so much more that she gets up to every day. I am 100% certain that this nursery has already provided my daughter with a fantastic preparation for school.

My daughters are both very happy at nursery and I am confident leaving them with staff who genuinely care about them. What more could you ask?

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My daughter started at the nursery when she was just about to turn one and has been going 3 days a week for almost a year. She has loved going from the very beginning and really enjoys all of the different activities on offer. She loves being outside and the room that she's currently in facilitates this daily. She always eats well and comes home happy and tired from a busy day. The staff within her room are fab and really know what makes her tick.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I find Busy Bees at Haslemere professional and supportive. I rely on them to care for my child and I have complete confidence in their ability to do so. The staff seem genuinely caring and my daughter is happy. Thank you to the staff.

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

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

My son has been attending this Nursery since he was 6 months old and he is soon to be 4 years old now.
I cannot praise Busy Bees at Haslemere enough. The Staff and Management are nothing short of amazing. I have always felt confident leaving my son here, as I know he is surrounded by knowledgeable and caring people who make a real effort to develop genuine and nurturing relationships with all the children in attendance.
Their excellent communication means parents are always clued in and know instantly if any issues crop up during the day. The introduction of iConnect is also a lovely way of being part of a child's life at Nursery.
The way the Rooms are structured means children are brilliantly supported, entertained, educated and cared for while encouraged to reach new goals on their developmental journey.
The food is good, offering a healthy and balanced diet and security is excellent. I have always had the peace of mind that my child is somewhere safe.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Busy Bees has been an excellent nursery for both of my children. I have watched them grow and thrive physically and mentaly with the excellent support of the Busy Bees team. My son is now in the preschool and has found the support from the teacher to be excellent. He is learning, phonics, numbers and his letters and comes home excited about what he has learnt. My son speaks very highly of his key worker and she has been brilliant in supporting him.
Both my son and daughter are very happy at nursery and they look forward to going each day. My daughter is a real 'Mummy's girl' and I was concerned that she would find nursery a struggle. However, she has become very attached to the room manager and early years educator, both who have been excellent with supporting her and making her feel comfortable within the nursery environment.

Thanks all, would highly recommend this nursery to others!

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

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Our two-year-old son goes to Busy Bees at Haslemere and this is a truly wonderful nursery. The setting is perfect with a huge garden and lot of toys and equipment to aid children's learning. Although our son had not been to a nursery before, he adjusted to the nursery life quickly due to caring and happy staff who are always smiling and welcoming him to the nursery.

We are kept up to date with our son's progress, both verbally and using a digital platform; ParentZone app on our phone is great for updates on how our son is doing with breakfasts/snacks/lunches/nappy changes as well as observations with photos and comments from teachers. We can even upload photos and comments at home for the nursery staff.

There are two chefs and they cook delicious food which our fussy eater son has been enjoying!

I highly recommend this outstanding nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son has been at Busy Bees for almost a year and he loves it!
He started soon after his 1st birthday and it didn't take long for him to settle in, which is a credit to the kind and caring staff. Now he barely looks back when I drop him off and he often talks about "the girls" who take care of him.
The children spend a lot of time outside playing and getting mucky, which we love and encourage as much as possible!. The variety of activities ensures he is continually developing new skills and kept entertained.
I wholeheartedly recommend this nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My son has been at this nursery since he was 8 months old, he's now 3 years old. He's been very happy and settled here since the beginning. The nursery is a lovely setting, with great rooms for all ages, some rooms have direct access onto the garden - which is a great space and used a lot. Staff are great, showing a genuine interest and care for the children, understanding their personalities, needs and what makes them tick. The recent addition of a qualified teacher to the pre-school room is fab. My 3 year old was delighted to tell me about the Letter of the Week!
IConnect has recently been introduced to the nursery - I love the Observation section. The nursery adds observations on a regular basis and parents add their own so nursery can build on to further develop activities the child will enjoy and benefit from. An onsite kitchen means as well as great food, the children are able to get involved in choosing food to go on the menu. I'd wholeheartedly recommend this nursery to anyone!

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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