Busy Bees at Hove

41 Dyke Road Avenue, Hove BN3 6QA

Busy Bees at Hove nursery has the capacity for 74 children, has an enclosed garden area with climbing equipment, a secure door entry system and a range of indoor games and learning resources for children to take advantage of. Nutritious diets are prepared for children, taking account of any personal health concerns, while the nursery has high ratings of food hygiene and a healthy eating award.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Tor Dunster (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Brighton & Hove City Council

Number of Staff: 24

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

Total Places for Children: 74

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Overview

The Review Score of 9.1 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Hove is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 16 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Hove in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.3 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 4.726 for Busy Bees at Hove is calculated as follows: ( (139 Excellents x 5) + (50 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 190 Ratings = 4.726

  • 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 4.338 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Hove 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 14.8 positive Reviews (74 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 5 Reviews ÷ 14.8 Target = 0.338

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

9.1 Busy Bees at Hove has a Review Score of 9.1 (9.064)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    12
  • Good
    4
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    13
  • Likely
    3
  • Don't know
    0
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    0
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    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Hove

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    12
  • Father of Child
    2
  • Grandmother of Child
    2

My twins have been here full time since 10 months and are now in pre-school. They skip in every morning and never want to leave at the end of the day! Staff, management, facilities, learning and catering are all first class and I trust staff implicitly. I love how they plan activities around the children's individual tastes, interests and needs. I'll be as sad as they will when they leave next year.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

As a first time mother, I was very apprehensive about leaving my child, the staff at Busy Bees Hove made me feel very comfortable and at ease with their knowledge and passion for children. My child loves nursery, and has settled really well into the routine of nursery life! Thank you all at Busy Bees for making this transition so smooth and going above and beyond for my child!

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Great nursery, with outstanding Practitioners that provide good childcare. A very big and amazing garden with plenty of opportunities for children to explore.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

I found the whole premises extremely clean and very inviting. It was well appointed and I would think attractive to all young children. Being very colourful with plenty of things to do. The staff I met were very pleasant and seemed to have very good contact with the children in their care. I have seen several other nurseries in the area over the past few years and Busy Bees is one of the best.

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

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

My 2-year-old son settled very quickly into Busy Bees, having been unhappy at his previous nursery. Staff were caring and reassuring, and he is now very positive about attending nursery. He especially loves the huge garden to run around in.

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

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

I am very pleased with the level of care my daughter has received at Busy Bees. All staff cater for her individual needs and the environment has many resources for her to thrive. Nothing every seems to much trouble and staff have put me at ease when I've had concerns. I would recommend Busy Bees to my friends

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Both my grandchildren attend this nursery and have since they were babies. They love it! They both get so excited when we pull into the drive. It's like a big family, The staff are lovely and caring. There is always lots of lovely things going on, the children are clearly learning and developing all the time. The food is home cooked and varied. The chef is a favourite with my grandchildren.
The rooms are decorated in a lovely beach theme, neutral colours. It's always very clean. The garden is very big and has just had a makeover. It's an amazing space for the children, it's like a park! My Grandchildren love it and always seems to be outside playing.

We enjoy being included in nursery activities. We are always invited to events such as Grandparents day, Summer party Christmas crafts night. It's got a lovely community atmosphere. The children sometimes go next door to the care home to sing and read stories to the elderly, which is delightful. I highly recommend this nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We started with Busy Bees in August 2016 before our son turned 1 and I was getting back to work. His settling phase went smoothly and the team was very supportive. In particular, he has quickly built a good relationship with his key person. It is a great experience when we pick him up or drop him, to see that everybody is very positive and welcoming so our son enjoys being there. We are very happy that we have chosen Busy Bees at Hove as it seems like it was the right decision for our son.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My son has done amazingly being at Busy Bees, the staff are amazing and so friendly, the kids are wonderful and he has learnt so much in only the year he has attended, highly recommend and wouldn't want him to go anywhere else :)

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I have found my 2 year old son's settling phase incredibly smooth (having initially dreaded it). And it is very encouraging during pick up as he can't stop talking about the fun day he's had.
Busy Bees staff are lovely and I only wish I'd tried it out sooner!

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

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Average Rating:   4.1 out of 5

Well what can I say about Busy Bees in Hove - everything you would expect from a nursery and more besides. I looked at 3 nurseries (including Busy Bees) the second I walked in the door I knew this was the nursery for our little boy...warm and welcoming but still with a hint of formality, with the team being in branded t-shirts (which I like). Myself and my son loved it from the word go - with plenty of free settle sessions leading up to the official start date we had plenty of opportunity to get to know the team. On the big day, he cried and so did I - I will never forget his key worker comforting both of us, and putting us both at ease on that difficult first day back. My little one has his favourites, (they all get favourites) - but all of the team are absolutely amazing and can't do enough for us...I don't know where I would be without Busy Bees and take every opportunity to recommend them to friends and family! We love you Busy Bees.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Everyone is always so positive when I drop off and pick up! My little one has never had a bad day! He loves playing in the garden, especially in the mud garden. He enjoys all activities including play dough, baking, drawing and visiting pre-school. He has made lots of friends and looks forward to his nursery days.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

I have only been at Busy Bees for a short period of time but so far I am very happy with the staff and caring environment I have seen. The garden is well laid out and large in comparison to some nurseries I have visited previously. My son is happy and well looked after. They go out of their way to make the children happy.

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

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Average Rating:   4.1 out of 5

My son started back in 2012 he was 3 months old and went 1 day per week. As soon as I saw the nursery I knew it was the one I wanted to look after my son. The nursery has a lovely feel and all the staff are welcoming but what sold it to me was the outside space and the lovely home cooked meals. The garden is amazing and is used all throughout the year. The staff are excellent at developing the children's imagination and my son thrived. When I went back to work I had no problem in sending him full time and when his sister was born a few years later she went pretty much straight away. I am so grateful for the care they provide and the milestones they have helped to achieve. My daughter continues to go there now and she loves it, the staff have watched both my young children grow and have helped their development immensely. Highly recommend this nursery I am unsure I would be happy sending my children anywhere else.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter thoroughly enjoys Busy Bees. During her time here she has grown in confidence and made lots of friends. The staff are great and the facilities are fantastic. They have just introduced an app that gets uploaded with info and photos.

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

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

I've been thrilled with the team at Busy Bees. Like any mother, I was nervous my daughter would find the transition into the nursery environment difficult, but she's absolutely loved it! When I pick her up she's always been doing fun activities with her little friends and that happy face has totally set me at ease. Thank you team!

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

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