Busy Bees in Peterborough

Hargate Way, Hampton Hargate, Peterborough PE7 8BZ

Busy Bees in Peterborough, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Busy Bees in Peterborough, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Busy Bees in Peterborough, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Busy Bees in Peterborough has earned a strong community reputation since opening in 2002.

It focuses its service on exciting learning initiatives that allow children to benefit from the support of an experienced childcare team.

The nursery works closely with local schools, especially when it comes to the transition to full-time education, to which all learning objectives are directed.

Refurbishment in 2016 has enabled the nursery to enhance many of its attributes.

Training includes a strong focus on health and safety and healthy eating also contributes towards sound physical development.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Heidi Cassidy (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Peterborough City Council

Number of Staff: 25

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

Total Places for Children: 114

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1800

When Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day

Visiting:

The nursery is open for visits during operational hours. It is, however, strongly recommended to book appointment in advance. Late night appointments are available at the monthly open evenings.

Parking:

The nursery has an on-site car park with additional spaces available in the nearby public car park.

Vacancies

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Reviews

8.7 Busy Bees in Peterborough has a Review Score of 8.7 (8.726)

The Review Score of 8.7 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees in Peterborough is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.4 out of 5 from 8 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees in Peterborough in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.4 out of 5 from 8 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 4.375 for Busy Bees in Peterborough is calculated as follows: ( (48 Excellents x 5) + (40 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) + (4 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 96 Ratings = 4.375

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. 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.

    The 4.351 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees in Peterborough 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 22.8 positive Reviews (114 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 8 Reviews ÷ 22.8 Target = 0.351

  • 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
    3
  • Good
    4
  • Satisfactory
    1
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees in Peterborough?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    7
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees in Peterborough

  • Mother of Child
    8

Since my son joined in 2013, I have been happy with all the staff and the nursery's way of working. I have felt confident with the care my son has received and I'm surprised every day at what he has learnt and words he uses. I am very grateful to all at the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Peterborough? 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: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I have my twins at the nursery and they have been attending since they have been 10 months old. They are extremely happy at the nursery.
The manager and staff are very friendly and genuinely strive to do their best.
I have no hesitation in recommending the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Peterborough? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

I am not happy with a couple of things:
1. There have been several occasions where the daily dairy is not completed during EOD.
2. On 3 occasions the child was handed over which a soiled nappy and rashes followed soon after as the soiled nappy was left for ages.
3. Always gets nappy rashes from Nursery.
4. Learning - should be more constructive. Children should be encouraged to learn colours, letters, to speak etc etc.
5. My child has been in for 7 months. I have not had one meeting with the staff yet (except for the settling in sessions)
6. My child is a very picky eater and there seems to be no planning on techniques on how to encourage such children to eat.
7. The staff are very polite and management is very helpful. They would always listen to your needs carefully but some more action and planning is required on the above.
8. It's not good value for money.
I would like to stress however that the staff are absolutely amazing there.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Peterborough? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Poor

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Satisfactory

Activities: Poor

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Poor

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Poor

No complaints whatsoever, the staff are courteous and friendly, and very nice to the kids.
Nice Activities for the children.
I receive regular feedback about my daughter, which is helpful. Good Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Peterborough? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been attending Busy Bees in Peterborough for almost a year and a half and we both love it. I choose Busy Bees after touring a few nurseries in the area because I loved the facility, the staff was very friendly, and I loved their individualised teaching methods. I can now say that that staff is absolutely amazing. My daughter loves her teachers and they genuinely care about her. She doesn't attend full time, but every morning she wakes up and asks me if she gets to go to school today because she really enjoys going. When I drop her off I know that she is being well looked after.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Peterborough? 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 used this nursery over 7 years and cannot fault it. Our son went from 6months through to preschool, it was the best thing we could have done for him. Now our 8-month-old daughter has started and is always happy on drop off and pick ups, it's lovely to see a lot of the old staff from when our son was there. Everyone is extremely friendly - keep up the good work.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Peterborough? 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

Great nursery! My son started when he was just 7 months, so I was very nervous to leave him, but the settling in sessions totally made me feel comfortable. They asked lots of questions and wrote everything down to make sure it is followed, and I have been getting detailed updates on everything my son does in the nursery. We also went to their free Baby classes to get him used to the people and new surroundings. It's now been 3 months and he is always happily playing when I come to pick him up. He's done lots of messy activities that I always dread doing at home because of the mess, like painting and sand and water play... All the staff are lovely too - it's easy to see that they are enjoying their job.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Peterborough? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 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: Good

Value for Money: Good

Lovely friendly and welcoming staff and a lovely atmosphere. A really nice spacious building and the garden is lovely. I really felt that me and my child mattered at this nursery. All of the children were happy and the manager spent a long time getting to know me and really finding out what I needed for my daughter.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Peterborough? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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