Busy Bees at Woking Sheerwater

Woking Sheerwater Nursery, Blackmore Crescent, Woking GU21 5NZ

Busy Bees at Woking Sheerwater, Woking, Surrey
Busy Bees at Woking Sheerwater, Woking, Surrey
Busy Bees at Woking Sheerwater, Woking, Surrey

Busy Bees provides a high quality, caring environment for children aged between three months and five years. The nursery is situated between Woking and West Byfleet train stations with an onsite car park, offering between two and three settling in sessions, extra-curricular activities and nursery nappies at no extra charge.
The purpose built nursery, rated Good by Ofsted in August 2016, provides garden areas directly accessible from the children’s rooms to enable the supervised free flow of children between inside and outside learning areas.

The nursery follows the Early Years Foundation Stage, providing children with a carefully planned environment and activities reflecting their individual interests, needs and stages of development. Each age group is divided into areas, inside and out, allowing children to develop independent learning. These range from cosy areas where children can have some quiet time to recharge, rest and process their learning, to more creative and physical areas for when they are feeling more energetic.

At a Busy Bees nursery they also offer enhancements as part of their daily routine to help children engage and develop in all areas. These include: babble to chatter, which supports children’s language development, and wake and shake, which is a dancing activity helping to stimulate both sides of the brain so children are ready to engage and make the most of the activities available. This is developed in the preschool room where the large movements are then converted to smaller movements, helping children to develop early writing skills. Other enhancements include literacy and problem solving to mathematics.

In January 2017 they launched a ‘Getting ready for school’ room which provides a structured environment to have focused group activities supporting children in developing the skills they need to be school ready.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Jo Allen-Dann (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Surrey County Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 83

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

Languages Spoken (other than English): French, Portuguese, Urdu

Parking:

On site parking

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Reviews

8.8 Busy Bees at Woking Sheerwater has a Review Score of 8.8 (8.839)

The Review Score of 8.8 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Woking Sheerwater is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.4 out of 5 from 7 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Woking Sheerwater 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.

  • 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 4.417 for Busy Bees at Woking Sheerwater is calculated as follows: ( (38 Excellents x 5) + (43 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 84 Ratings = 4.417

  • 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 4.422 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Woking Sheerwater 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 16.6 positive Reviews (83 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 7 Reviews ÷ 16.6 Target = 0.422

  • 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
    4
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Woking Sheerwater?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    5
  • Likely
    2
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Woking Sheerwater

  • Mother of Child
    5
  • Father of Child
    2

The staff are amazing and both my children love attending nursery. My son is hypermobile and the nursery couldn't do more to ensure that he is well cared for and his needs are met. Both children are so happy there and have a genuine love for the girls who look after them. Each day is filled with fun, laughter and learning.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Clean, friendly, safe nursery. Recently refurbed but could do with now concentrating on the large outside area. It needs new astroturf and updated outside equipment. Hand over between staff could be more streamlined. As often at pickup, if a staff member has not been in the room all day, they are unsure of what has been happening. Cooking classes are great. Overall much improvement over the last 6 months.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Woking Sheerwater? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I am extremely happy with our nursery. The staff are caring and very polite.
In all situations, we have been always promptly contacted and resolved any problems. We like all safety measures implemented in the nursery (no mobile phones, allergy safeguarding, fob keys and log in time and signature).
Our boy is happy there and has no problems with their activity schedule. Also, we are very happy about their food and in-house chef. Overall we are glad that we have chosen this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Woking Sheerwater? Extremely 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: Good

My child hasn't been going to the nursery for long but has settled in really nicely and the staff have been so flexible around all the children. You can see every child matters and have a great understanding of every child's needs. It's really nice that they try and get the children out for a little bit every day.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Woking Sheerwater? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.9 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: Satisfactory

Whenever he comes back from nursery he has learnt something new, be it a song or how to do a task to help himself or others. He is always happy to go and he talks about the staff and the other children at home all the time. The staff are always friendly and very encouraging towards him, they seem to care about every child there, which has such a positive effect on everyone. The facilities are brilliant, plenty of things to do and learn about every day.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Woking Sheerwater? Extremely 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

This is a great Nursery, all the staff have time for the parents and children. The children grow great bonds with all the staff. Communication is brilliant and staff are helpful with meeting individual child's needs.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Woking Sheerwater? 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

Overall, the nursery is good, although it could be cleaner. My son is enjoying his days at the nursery and he obviously developed a beautiful relationship with the staff.

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

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Satisfactory

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

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