Busy Bees at Worthing

84 Poulters Lane, Worthing BN14 7SZ

Busy Bees at Worthing day nursery is a large converted house with its own secure grounds, that makes it ideal as both an indoor and outdoor environment for children growing up through their early years. Admittance for sixty children at a time is accepted, with games and learning equipment for different age groups, as well as a dedicated Discovery Room. A nutritional diet is prepared for children during their stay, with any health concerns and dietary needs accounted for, while parents can discuss any issues with staff on a regular basis. The service is registered with Ofsted.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Michelle Shaw (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: West Sussex County Council

Number of Staff: 24

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

Total Places for Children: 69

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Directions:

Based in Poulters Lane by the traffic light at Thomas the Beckett. Only a couple of minute drive from both the A24 and A27.

Parking:

There is an NCP car park that is located next to the nursery. There is no charge for using this car park.

Overview

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Worthing is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 15 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Worthing in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.6 out of 5 from 8 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 4.833 for Busy Bees at Worthing is calculated as follows: ( (152 Excellents x 5) + (26 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 180 Ratings = 4.833

  • 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 4.58 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Worthing is based on 8 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 13.8 positive Reviews (69 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 8 Reviews ÷ 13.8 Target = 0.580

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

9.4 Busy Bees at Worthing has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.413)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    14
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
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  • Poor
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Worthing?

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  • Likely
    1
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Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Worthing

  • Mother of Child
    14
  • Father of Child
    1

I am pleased with the Busy Bees (Worthing) nursery. My two boys go there full time and they love it. My 3.5 year old's speech was very limited. With the right support of the carers and daily communication with his peers, within 5 months he improved it enormously and finally started speaking in full sentences.
He was a very fussy eater too, now he is confident in trying new meals and foods, which is amazing. He learns a lot, as there are a lot of different activities and so many things for them to do. There are two gardens (front and back), where the boys go to twice a day, if the weather permits.
This nursery makes me feel that this is a safe environment, where their learn a lot and develop their social skills every day

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

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

Excellent nursery, caring staff who take time to get to know the children and understand their likes and dislikes. I have had 2 children attend the nursery and they both loved it. My first is now at school and the nursery prepared them well for integration into reception.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My son has an amazing experience at Busy Bees at Worthing. I love the small rooms that allow the children to bond with each other and their keyworkers. I also feel this prepares them for school.
He really enjoys the amount of time he spends outside and is always full of talk about his activities.
I feel that the staff know my son well and care about his development and progress.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

The nursery has been absolutely fantastic at catering for my son, who has multiple food allergies. They have met with me regularly and worked with me to ensure that all food is safe for him, and made me feel that nothing is too much trouble. This has reassured me that my son is in safe hands, and enabled me to not worry about his allergies. My son is very happy at the nursery and the staff go beyond the call of duty to attend to his needs and ensure that he is always well cared for. This is an outstanding nursery, with a manager and staff team who are absolutely dedicated to making sure every child is happy, safe and nurtured to achieve their full potential.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We are in our final year of Busy Bees nursery and couldn't be happier with how our journey has gone. Our daughter has been here since she was nine months and has truly excelled. She's learnt all her life skills through her carer's support - she's learnt to walk, write her name, recognise numbers, eat really well, using cutlery to mention just a few. We'll be truly sad to leave here for school!
I'd happily and highly recommend BB's Worthing for the high level of carers and management - not to mention the superb food she eats here... I think the very balanced menu has really introduced so many different food groups into her daily diet.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Love the nursery. Feels like a home from home for my boys. Everyone is friendly and knows every child by name. They do a variety of activities that differ every day. Additional support is always given for whatever the reason, be it a child who cries at drop off, to speech issues. The staff keep you up to date on how your child is doing and helps them progress from baby to ready for school. I fully trust everyone here to look after my children so I can focus on work, knowing they are safe, happy and having a great time.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I have been happy with Busy Bees at Worthing nursery since my eldest joined in April 2016. I now have two children there. They are both very well looked after and cared for. Every day they are encouraged to learn, challenged to do new things and develop and sustain solid relationships. Communication is excellent and I am always kept abreast of issues, changes and general information. I would highly recommend this nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

We looked at a couple of local nurseries, but as soon as we were shown around Busy Bees at Worthing, we knew we had found the place for our daughter. She is shown so much care from the friendly staff and we are informed of everything that happens in her day, what she has eaten and what we need to do to encourage her learning. The food she receives is amazing, freshly prepared hot meals which she often has 2nd helpings off.
Throughout our daughter's journey to date, the carers have helped with her major development milestones, like encouraging walking, speech, self-feeding, toilet training and many other qualities.
The nursery has the occasional seasonal open days, from Christmas crafts to summer fete's which gives us an insight into her daily world of nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Busy Bees was the only nursery I looked at for my little boy and instantly loved it. My fears and worries were completely gone, I felt comfortable there so knew my little boy would too.
My son loves it and gets so excited as soon as we drive into the car park, (such a nice feeling for a mummy) feeling no guilt as I know he is so happy there.
Fantastic food, amazing staff and so many activities. I love how thorough his review of his day has been. I don't pick him up often but always have a detailed report back from his daddy. Overall a fantastic, nearly first year. Thank you.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

When looking for nurseries, Busy Bees was head and shoulders above the rest. Staff are so welcoming and helpful and made my child feel like he is at home. My child has learnt so much and has his own personality. I like that they set homework to do with your child to continue the development at home.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Busy Bees Nursery in Worthing is an excellent children's nursery and I am happy with the service provision and care they provide for our daughter. I would recommend their services and I think the staff are very good, competent and caring. The team are approachable and the nursery has a welcoming, friendly atmosphere. Communication is very good and the service is holistic, looking at all of my daughter's needs, providing us with reassurance whilst we are at work to know she is happy and well cared for, for the 3 mornings we have there.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My child really enjoys attending this nursery., The staff are always friendly and helpful. My child's learning has come along in leaps and bounds every week.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

For nearly 4 years we have been using this nursery, firstly for our son and now for our daughter. In those 4years we have experienced care that has been nothing short of excellent. The food is fresh and made from scratch and I wondered how they managed to get my son to eat foods such as pilchards ... until they had an open day when we were able to test some of the foods and I realised just how tasty they made it! All of the meals are healthy and my children love it. The staff are all wonderful and really care about your child as an individual. They have gone above and beyond and think up such imaginative and fun things to do with the children. They're always friendly and smiling and all seem to know all of the children. There is a garden at the front as well as the back which the children get to use every day and my daughter has been taken for walks in the pushchair. The preschool room really prepared my son for school this year and helped him grow in confidence. Highly recommended.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My son had attended Busy Bees since he was 8 months old. He has grown into a confident, sociable and content child. He has learnt so many skills that will help him with his transition into school next September. We will be sad for him to leave. All the staff are welcoming and enthusiastic, showing him great care and attention.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My girls are very happy at Busy Bees at Worthing, they settled in very quickly thanks to the staff who took the time to get to know their routine, likes and dislikes. The Nursery has great facilities, plenty of space for play and learning activities as well as quiet and relaxing times. There is a wonderful food selection, my girls have gone from being very picky eaters to eating everything and I have the nursery to thank for that. The new addition of artificial grass outside has transformed the garden and is a bright exciting place to play and explore.

I would definitely recommend.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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