Busy Bees at Horsham, Horsham, West Sussex
Busy Bees at Horsham, Horsham, West Sussex
Busy Bees at Horsham, Horsham, West Sussex

Busy Bees at Horsham has been purpose-built to be appropriate for the care and learning needs of babies and pre-school children. A large capacity of 124 places for children makes a significant contribution to parents in the local community, and makes the nursery ideal for children to develop their social skills while being able to get to know and understand others. The service is friendly and takes seriously any parental concerns, while considering each child's individual health and learning needs as an important part of its objectives. Disabled access is in place and the nursery's discovery room is particularly popular with children.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Rebecca Bourne (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: West Sussex County Council

Number of Staff: 40

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

Total Places for Children: 136

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Vacancies

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Reviews

7.6 Busy Bees at Horsham has a Review Score of 7.6 (7.582)

The Review Score of 7.6 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Horsham is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.5 out of 5 from 11 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Horsham in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.0 out of 5 from 1 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 4.545 for Busy Bees at Horsham is calculated as follows: ( (77 Excellents x 5) + (50 Goods x 4) + (5 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 132 Ratings = 4.545

  • 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 3.037 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Horsham is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 27.2 positive Reviews (136 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 27.2 Target = 0.037

  • 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
    7
  • Good
    4
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    8
  • Likely
    3
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Horsham

  • Mother of Child
    9
  • Father of Child
    2

After removing my son from an inadequate nursery in Horsham, I was worried that my son wouldn't settle with only a year before school but the nursery was just fantastic! What a change I have seen, my son is confident and thriving in a fun and friendly setting. The staff made us feel very welcome and give a great handover everyday, regular parents evenings and events. Healthy meals which my son loves and a special class for those starting school. I will be sending my daughter here too!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Horsham? 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 attending Busy Bees at Horsham since she was 6 months old. I was very upset about leaving her at such a young age however she settled in quickly thanks to the wonderful team. I get excellent feedback about her day, artwork and photos, they are such a caring team full of energy, enthusiasm and creative ideas. My daughter is now 2.5 and everyone knows her name and greets her, even if she hasn't been in their class. She loves the nursery and has thrived there. She is confident, happy and has learnt so much. Each child is encouraged to learn and try new things; I feel the team genuinely care about her well-being. My daughter especially loves playing in the newly designed garden, going for walks, playing in soft play and in the 'Beach room'. The facilities are excellent, menu varied and they are flexible as well, compared to other nurseries. I cannot praise the team enough. My daughter spends so much time there they are like her second family and I know she is safe and well looked after in their care.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Horsham? 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 twins attend Busy Bees at Horsham and they thoroughly enjoy it. They entertain us with tales of what they've been doing on a day to day basis, whether they've been playing in the secure outdoor space, indoors in the beach room or drawing and painting. All of the team treat them as individuals and help them thrive - such a great environment :-)

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Horsham? 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 enjoys his time at the nursery and the interaction he has with both the staff and the other children. He loves the outdoor space and he is always happy and content when I pick him up.
The nursery offers a why range of activities for the children from soft play to a beach room with real sand, water play and a good clean and safe outdoors for them to run around and have lots of fun.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My now 3 year old twins have been attending Busy Bees since I returned to work when they were 9 months old - I can only sing the praise of all the team, everyone is friendly, helpful, attentive and shows genuine interest in all the children.
The team have been amazing at accommodating my requirements (both my husband and I work shifts).
Everyone is approachable and there is a real family feel between all the girls (ladies!). Nothing is too much hassle and they work closely with the parents nurturing each child - my twins have always been treated as individuals and provided with all the support they need as they've grown and moved up the classes - it'll be a sad day when they leave for school.

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

Excellent quality of care, staff go that extra mile with my son.
Activities are good and my child's needs and development are definitely taken into consideration when planning activities. The team are great with my son and the care he received in Parrots was exceptional.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Since my son has started the nursery in 2015 in the baby room, he has settled very well and not looked back once. He always seems to have enjoyed his day and he eats very well here too. Staff are always very welcoming to my son which he likes and knows all the staff names in the room.

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

Average Rating: 

 4 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: Good

The girls at Busy Bees have been so friendly and welcoming in settling my daughter into the nursery. My daughter gets so excited coming to nursery saying the carers names. We get lots of lovely artwork of the things she has been doing at the nursery and receive lots of lovely feedback about how her day has been and what she has enjoyed doing.

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

I don't often visit the nursery to collect my child as his mum does drop off and pick up's, but when I do I am always amazed at how caring and attentive the staff are. They know my son really well and I get thorough feedback about his day. I can tell he enjoys himself as he always has a huge smile on his face and often comes home with pictures and artwork that he has been busy creating.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son really enjoys his time at Busy Bees. He has just moved to the pre-school room, which was made very easy for us both as the staff were so amazing with him. I love pick up time as he always has a smile on his face and wants to tell me about all the exciting things he has done there.

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

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My son started in June 2016 and has loved every minute of nursery life. There is so much going on for him to explore and he has developed so much since starting.
All the staff are really friendly and greet you every morning with a smile.
I love the fact the the nursery has separate, enclosed gardens for the different age groups, so I know he is getting lots of fresh air in a space that his tailored to his younger needs. He often gets upset when I have to take him home which I think is a great sign.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

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