Busy Bees at Brighton, Brighton, East Sussex
Busy Bees at Brighton, Brighton, East Sussex
Busy Bees at Brighton, Brighton, East Sussex

Busy Bees Brighton is split over three floors and is a fully converted double fronted Edwardian house with five spacious and bright rooms for all age groups. It also benefits from a soft play room and fully enclosed secure garden.

Nutritious food is prepared for children, taking account of any personal dietary requirement and the nursery was award the Gold Soil Association and Gold Healthy Eating Award in 2016.

Children are well-stimulated through play with a wide range of quality resources, being able to develop in all areas, with other children and supportive adults. The nursery received an Oustanding rating from Ofsted in May 2016.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Emily Bates (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Brighton & Hove City Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 94

Age Range: from 0 years 0 months to 5 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

8.9 Busy Bees at Brighton has a Review Score of 8.9 (8.946)

The Review Score of 8.9 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Brighton is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 10 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Brighton in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.0 out of 5 from 4 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 4.983 for Busy Bees at Brighton is calculated as follows: ( (116 Excellents x 5) + (2 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 118 Ratings = 4.983

  • 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 3.963 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Brighton is based on 4 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.75

    2. Target of 18.8 positive Reviews (94 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 4 Reviews ÷ 18.8 Target = 0.213

  • 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
    10
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    10
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Brighton

  • Mother of Child
    9
  • Father of Child
    1

I could not be happier with this wonderful nursery. My son has been going here since he was 10 months old and it has made my return to work a very happy experience for us both! The staff are warm and nurturing and the facilities are excellent. Could not recommend highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Brighton? 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

Before visiting Busy Bees we had our baby under the care of a childminder. We were not satisfied with the care she was receiving so when this nursery showed us around and inducted us we were hoping to feel more positive abut childcare. Busy Bees could not have made us feel more welcome and comfortable with how our little one would be looked after. We have been so impressed with the variety of activities, capacity of learning, levels of communication and care and the cleanliness of the nursery. Our little girl loves it.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

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

We love Busy Bees. The staff are lovely and look after so well. They do lots of creative and stimulating games and activities. Our child is very happy at Busy Bees.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Brighton? 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 first child spent 3 years at Busy Bees nursery and he loved it.He left this year to start school. He gained so many skills from going to his nursery. The staff are amazing. My 2 year old currently goes to the same nursery and loves it. The nursery provides a wonderful learning environment for the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Brighton? 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 started at busy bee when he was 10 months old. He is now nearly two and a half. We have had a fantastic experience with the nursery and they have really helped him to grow and developed. I genuinely couldn't have asked for a better experience and would definitely recommend looking around to anyone who is looking for a nursery in the area.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Brighton? 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

We've been using Busy Bees for 18 months now since our son was 10 months old and it's an excellent nursery. We're confident our son is well looked after and he loves it there. We'd highly recommend the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Brighton? 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: Don't Know

My daughter has been happy from day one- she started at 7 months old, her relationship with every key worker have been strong and help her thrive, she is now in Pre-school and is learning more and more every day.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Brighton? 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 who is nearly 9 months has attended Buys Bees since he was 7 months. I was a little bit nervous leaving him at nursery as he is my first child. But I can say the staff are very lovely and welcoming. The staff in the baby room are very comforting and reassuring. My son has developed so far in these few months in every area and will continue to develop. He loves coming into nursery every day seeing his friends and the staff and has always got a big smile on his face when I pick him up. Thank you, Busy Bees, for all the work you put in.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Brighton? 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

We have been using Busy Bees Brighton since 2011 for both our sons. It has felt like a second home - friendly, caring and welcoming - the team are never short of smiles and hellos. Both boys have made strong and caring bonds with their key workers in each room which have been important to us to know that they feel safe and happy. We have found the nursery well run; with careful consideration for the staff and their development needs as well as ensuring that the rooms have plentiful and exciting resources and activities to delight the children. Food at nursery has always been a winner and we have had to get recipes of some of the dishes to recreate at home. My youngest who is still attending is in the preschool room. He has really embraced the freedom of choosing the activities he wants to, exploring the fantastic garden and it is wonderful seeing him learn and grow. We couldn't have wished for a better nursery environment for them.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Brighton? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has attended Busy Bees Brighton since she was 16 months old and took to it wonderfully and is now in her last year before she starts school.
She has developed and grown in confidence and ability and this is, without a doubt, a reflection of the love and care she has been shown by every staff member at the nursery. The nursery is well equipped and well staffed by staff who care and go that extra mile to make sure the children are happy and stimulated through play and activities. The pre-school has really elevated her learning since she joined.
My daughter has been enjoying the new Forest School classes at Preston Park and the outdoor learning as she now has access to the garden all day!
The nursery's recent Outstanding with Ofsted was very well deserved. We will both miss here when school starts next year. Thank you all for such a great start to her life.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Brighton? 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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