Busy Bees at Haywards Heath

Southdowns Park, Haywards Heath RH16 4SL

Busy Bees at Haywards Heath, Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Busy Bees at Haywards Heath, Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Busy Bees at Haywards Heath, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Busy Bees at Hayward Heath day nursery is one of an expanding and well-respected UK portfolio, combining the benefits of safe and secure facilities, well-trained and qualified staff, with learning programmes and play equipment that have shown proven effectiveness in developing child's communication and creative skills. This Grade II listed building has been skilfully converted in order to assist parents in the local community, with seventy-two places available making a significant contribution. An innovative 'Discovery Time' learning programme has been implemented in order help children develop personal and independent skills, while the service is also available for nursery grants.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Alice Vine (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: West Sussex County Council

Number of Staff: 27

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

Total Places for Children: 72

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

8.6 Busy Bees at Haywards Heath has a Review Score of 8.6 (8.583)

The Review Score of 8.6 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Haywards Heath 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 12 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Haywards Heath in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.7 out of 5 from 3 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 4.875 for Busy Bees at Haywards Heath is calculated as follows: ( (126 Excellents x 5) + (18 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 144 Ratings = 4.875

  • 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 3.708 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Haywards Heath is based on 3 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.5

    2. Target of 14.4 positive Reviews (72 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 14.4 Target = 0.208

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

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Haywards Heath?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    12
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Haywards Heath

  • Mother of Child
    12

A very friendly nursery with a great atmosphere, staff and learning environment.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

I couldn’t be happier with a nursery. Busy Bees at Haywards Heath is fantastic. I was extremely anxious to leave my baby at a nursery when I returned to work but very soon I was not only comfortable to leave her in the very capable hands of the staff, I’d even say I was happy to leave her as I knew she would have a great time and be well looked after. For this reason, I always recommend our nursery to others.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Haywards Heath? 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

Our little boy first went to Busy Bees when he was barely 11 months old, and stayed until the week before he went to school. We had chosen to send him to a childminder as we thought that approach was more personal- but after he didn't settle in well there, we found Busy Bees, and we haven't looked back since.

Each key carer that he had, he bonded with and was very fond of. The level of attention and care given to him was what you would expect from a professional nursery, but what we didn't expect and came to really appreciate, was the levels of affection that he also received. He was given fun learning experiences in an environment where he felt safe and happy.

This autumn he has happily made the transition to school- and I think a large part of his confidence in that environment and his eagerness to embrace the learning, is down to his time at Busy Bees.
I can wholeheartedly recommend this nursery and team, to anyone.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

What a wonderful place. After 10 months at home, we entered the world of day care at Busy Bees and we would not look back! Dropping off and picking up our daughter is a joy. She has found her second home, smiling at the building as we get out of the car and waving us out the door as she has breakfast with her friends. Staff are exceptionally attentive. There is a true family atmosphere here. Staff and management throughout, go out of their way to build positive relationships with children and parents. After just a few days, everyone seemed to know our daughter's name, her favourite things and personality traits. From settling sessions, to room transitions, to messy play and happy mealtimes, we cannot fault their care and enthusiasm. The resources, activities, atmosphere, cleanliness, nutrition and general organisation led us to choosing Busy Bees. We have not been disappointed. Thank you for turning my return to work into a fantastic and loving experience for our daughter every day.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Haywards Heath? 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 been at the nursery for 15months now and has just flourished in this time. Really happy with her development in all areas. The staff are really loving and friendly. My daughter has formed a really strong bond with the team which just makes her time at the nursery more enjoyable. Looking forward to having my 2nd daughter join the nursery in a few months time!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Haywards Heath? 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 literally skips into nursery each day - she loves it! This leaves me with such confidence and comfort, knowing I can go to work and she is happy and cared for. The staff are all so friendly, compassionate and experts in the field of child development. My daughter has learnt so much in her first year there. She is now 22 months old and, I feel, that she has developed so much more than if I didn't work and she were at home with me every day! She comes home each day and has been painting, or doing crafts or cooking - she seems to have learnt a new word, song or action every day. She thrives there.

The facilities are impeccable. The building is secure and warm, there is a safe outside area for the children to play and each room has ample space for all manner of activities.

Thank you to all at Busy Bees for allowing me the peace of mind while I work, knowing that my daughter is safe, cared for and is receiving a terrific and fun educational start in life!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Haywards Heath? 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: Excellent

My son has just left this nursery for school after 4 years and my daughter is in the toddler room. The care, fun and education provided by the dedicated, warm, knowledgeable staff is outstanding. The good communication between home and nursery makes it feel like an extended family. My children have been so happy and safe here, I have never had cause to worry and my son is now reaping the rewards of such a good pre-school education, at primary school.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Haywards Heath? 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

Like any mother dropping their child off at nursery for the first time, I was apprehensive. Three years on and I cannot have hoped for better. Extreme thought goes into every detail - from the layout of the rooms in a beautiful Grade II listed setting to nutritious food prepared fresh on site every day to making each and every child's experience as enjoyable as possible. The wellbeing of each and every child is top of the agenda. The highly trained staff strive to tailor their care to individual needs which encourage the children's full potential. The staff are a credit to the nursery; they communicate well with parents and set an excellent example for the children. It is a credit to them that the children are polite, courteous and considerate towards others. The range of activities offered are thoughtful and creative. The garden could do with being bigger but it is one of the best I have seen in the area; it is well set out and oozes good quality equipment which promotes exploration.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Haywards Heath? 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: Excellent

All three of my children have attended Busy Bees Haywards Heath over the last seven years which is a testimony to their truly outstanding work. There is a feeling that overwhelms as you enter the nursery, one that I have never felt anywhere else...it's difficult to define because it is everywhere and in everything they do - warmth, kindness , joy , happiness , fun and laughter. Every member of staff goes the extra mile and exudes passion for developing the children in their care! I could not be happier with how my children have been cared for and supported and confidently say that they are growing into the wonderful people they are in part due to the incredible Early Years experiences they had at Busy Bees!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Haywards Heath? 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: Excellent

The nursery has always been fantastic. All the carers from the ones you see daily, to the office staff and kitchen staff are incredibly welcoming, friendly and provide a super service to the children. I've had two that started in the baby room, and there have been tears but very short lived and now my girls barely give me a glance back as the skip happily into their rooms. They deserve to acquire the land next to playground to extend their outdoor space, as it is sufficient but, for children; they can easily fill every corner!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Haywards Heath? 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: Excellent

Both my girls love their time at Busy Bees Haywards Heath and baby number 3 is already on the waiting list. The staff are caring and the facilities really good plus the food is cooked on site and my kids love it! It's not surprising they are outstanding

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

The nursery is run very efficiently, with very professional staff. It's always clean and well presented, with good play equipment. Although it is situated in an old chapel, the inside of the building has a modern feel, and there's a play area outside which the children can be taken out to.
The food is freshly prepared on site, with a 3-weekly menu which is changed every season and my child always enjoys the meals there, and eats everything. His special dietary requests are well catered for and taken very seriously.
There is a lot of free play, and they also have learning initiatives such as 'babble to chatter' and 'shake and write'.
The staff are always friendly and have a good attitude towards the children, which I'm sure goes a long way to nurturing their confidence and self-esteem. If I ever ask anything, they will always remember to follow it up and look into things for me. My son is in the preschool room and looks forward to going to nursery and has made some lovely friendships.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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