Busy Bees at Crawley

Unit 2, Denvale Trade Park, Haslett Avenue East, Crawley RH10 1SS

Busy Bees at Crawley, Crawley, West Sussex
Busy Bees at Crawley, Crawley, West Sussex
Busy Bees at Crawley, Crawley, West Sussex

The Busy Bees at Crawley nursery is suited to an extensive range of activities and learning opportunities, being purpose-built to allow for a versatile use of individual play areas and a wonderful indoor garden play area.

A number of exciting themes are drawn upon to inspire each child's creativity, such as winter wonderland, nature and space themes, aided by an Imagination Station.

The nursery supports a balanced diet and has earned a five star environmental health rating.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Clare Sandford (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: West Sussex County Council

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

Total Places for Children: 132

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

9.2 Busy Bees at Crawley has a Review Score of 9.2 (9.204)

The Review Score of 9.2 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Crawley 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 13 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Crawley in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 13 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 4.712 for Busy Bees at Crawley is calculated as follows: ( (113 Excellents x 5) + (41 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 156 Ratings = 4.712

  • 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 4.492 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Crawley is based on 13 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 26.4 positive Reviews (132 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 13 Reviews ÷ 26.4 Target = 0.492

  • 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
    11
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    13
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Crawley

  • Mother of Child
    11
  • Father of Child
    2

The recent refurb to the garden area has made a huge difference, the outdoor garden is also made better by the addition of the huge indoor play area. I have been impressed by the thorough practices which are implemented at the nursery and love the information shared with us about these. The recent fee restructure has made the nursery excellent value for money considering the amazing service.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Crawley? 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 thoroughly enjoys his time at Busy Bees and is always keen to tell me the activities he has been doing.
All the activities sound fantastic and he seems to learn a lot from these.
The staff are welcoming and caring and will do all they can to help me feel at ease when dropping my son off.
Would highly recommend Busy Bees to all family and friends.

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

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I have absolute faith in all of the staff I have met so far. I have confidence in the variety of facilities available and the learning ethics.

When my daughter comes home singing all the new nursery rhymes and tells me of friends she has made it makes my heart squeeze.
The communication and openness to discuss my child's ability means I have no qualms in addressing anything at all. Keep up the good work.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Crawley? 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 little boy attended this nursery for 9 months and words cannot adequately describe how lovely this nursery and the staff there are. They are so professional and the children have so much fun, with a variety of activities planned for them each day. We had to, with regret, take our little boy out of the nursery as we were relocating and no nurseries we've visited are comparable to Busy Bees. I'd highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Crawley? 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 child has been at the nursery for just short of 2 years and we have been very happy with the care and attention that has been received during this time.
The staff are lovely and we have been lucky to have had some great key workers who have shown genuine interest in our child's development. The learning journal is making a lovely record of the time at nursery.
The food provided is a good selection and regularly changes with the seasons.
My one slight downside of this nursery would be the small outdoor space. Due to the location of the building, there is not much that can be done about this and with a recent refit they have tried to make the most of what they have. The indoor garden also means that the children have plenty of room to run around still. We personally feel that the location and other positive aspects of the nursery outweigh the garden issue.

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

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter will be starting school this September but has been at the nursery since she was 11 months old. The staff has always taken such good care of her, and she has always been so happy to be there. The office staff have always been very helpful. I was a shift worker and they were always willing to accommodate my shifts and even shift changes. I would definitely recommend to others.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My daughter has been with Busy Bees for 2 years and I have been extremely pleased with the care, support and encouragement provided by all members of staff.
I have particularly appreciated the support of her key workers and how well they have known her for the time she has been in the care. I am always sad when my daughter goes up a class but she is always prepared and more than ready. Thank you to all of you.

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

My child and I love Busy Bees. The staff are very friendly and are genuinely interested in the welfare of the children, making every day fun and exciting. We particularly love the indoor play area and sensory room.

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

Busy Bees Crawley is very welcoming nursery. Staff take time and are very caring. Health and safety is very good.
Children are well looked after.
Good range of food.
Lots of different activities for the children to do.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son enjoyed himself while attending Busy Bees, the staff were very approachable and caring, and I felt at ease knowing he was in safe hands while I was at work.
I would highly recommend the nursery.

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

We moved to Crawley 2 years ago and Busy Bees welcomed us with open hands. Their staff are very friendly, helpful but most of all very Caring!
My daughter loves going to Busy Bees and talks about what activities they do at pre-School. I have not doubt that my daughter is in capable hands. I will continue to recommend friends and family to Busy Bees for your excellent work.

Thank You all!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Yes I would recommend this nursery to other parents.
My child always comes home after a day at the nursery with a big smile and loves telling me about all the actives he has done during the day.
He's always bringing something home, i.e paintings, cakes he's made and crafts and is always so proud of what he has achieved.

The staff are always to be coming up with new activities for the children to do.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I would highly recommend Busy Bees to anyone whom I speak to.

My child suffers from many food allergies and when I viewed the nursery the chef took her time to go through all the product which she uses and explain the menus etc.

I love the fact that the nursery has many different rooms/area within the age setting which keeps the children continually doing something different.

The staff are welcoming and always make my child smile when they walk through the door.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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