Busy Bees at Norwich Meridian, Norwich, Norfolk
Busy Bees at Norwich Meridian, Norwich, Norfolk
Busy Bees at Norwich Meridian, Norwich, Norfolk

Busy Bees at Norwich Meridian offers a thriving environment for childcare and learning goals, staffed by a professional team who are passionate that the time children spend at the nursery assists with positive development to communication and social skills, self-confidence and general health.

The service embraces the challenges local families face in bringing up their children, with a range of events throughout the year, including fun days and celebrations, parents’ and informal evenings, as well as a graduation day.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Carol Burtenshaw (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Norfolk County Council

Number of Staff: 25

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

Total Places for Children: 112

Age Range: from 0 years to 5 years

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

8.4 Busy Bees at Norwich Meridian has a Review Score of 8.4 (8.374)

The Review Score of 8.4 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Norwich Meridian 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 17 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Norwich Meridian in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.6 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 4.74 for Busy Bees at Norwich Meridian is calculated as follows: ( (155 Excellents x 5) + (45 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 204 Ratings = 4.74

  • 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 3.634 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Norwich Meridian 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 22.4 positive Reviews (112 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 22.4 Target = 0.134

  • 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
    16
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Norwich Meridian?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    17
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Norwich Meridian

  • Mother of Child
    17

Starting at 8 months, my son has been at Meridian Way now for a few weeks. As I sat in the foyer choosing the nursery, every child that came in smiled, that gave me confidence and I haven’t been disappointed. The baby room has a lovely feel, lots of activities and lovely staff. The key worker/buddy system works well and my sons' key workers are amazing. My son has come on leaps and bounds in a few short weeks. I have already recommended the nursery to friends who have transferred their own children to it having seen it. If you haven’t visited, I would encourage you to do so!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Norwich Meridian? 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

I honestly can’t thank the nursery enough for how amazing the staff have all been since my son started nursery! As a mother that works full time it can be apprehensive to leave your child with people you don’t know all week, but the girls and guys have always put my mind at ease and I truly could not fault them in any way shape or form. I would recommend this nursery to any of my friends and family. The staff are so brilliant with all the children and always tell you what the children have been up to and if there are incidents they always inform you!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Norwich Meridian? 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

Could say so much but I think the easiest way to describe the nursery and the staff is by simply saying fantastic!! Our son loves his time at Busy Bees so much we are increasing his time next year as he has such fun and has developed beyond expectations in the three months since he started. Staff are all so friendly and genuinely care about each child. Can not recommend this place enough!!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Norwich Meridian? 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 is nearly 4 years old and has attended Busy Bees Meridian Way since he was 8 months old. The staff are excellent and really understand each child as an individual which is very important. The staff are welcoming, helpful and clearly enjoy what they do. My partner and I have busy, demanding jobs and it's reassuring to know that our Son always has an action packed day with a good level of educational input. My other son is 10 years old and also attended this nursery back in 2007, it was good then, but it's excellent now.

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

Value for Money: Excellent

My son started attending nursery the around 4 months ago and we couldn't be happier. He had lots of settling sessions which prepared him for going there for full days. The staff are wonderful with him and he has progressed so much in sleeping, eating, talking and walking. He's come on in leaps and bounds and I feel that this is down to him attending here. The staff are very child led in their teaching and children get the time to explore and develop at their own pace. There are 4 rooms which mean all the children get the appropriate level of support they need and only progress when they are happy the child can move up. The food always looks lovely and is prepared on site daily. Each room also has an outside area (which isn't huge but adequate), which the children are encouraged to use all year round. Overall I am really pleased we sent our little boy here.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I have been really impressed with the nursery since my daughter started in August. It is very child led and the staff gave us as many settling in sessions as we needed which means I have a very happy settled little girl, who is very keen to go. The staff are always very caring and professional and we get good feedback about how her day has gone. My daughter loves the food, which is prepared on site and there are always really good activities going on. Overall I'd highly recommend this nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My husband and I have been really impressed with the quality of care my son has received. The staff are great and seem to take a genuine interest in his welfare - and as a result, he loves going to nursery! Happy son = happy parent! I would not hesitate to recommend Busy Bees Meridian.

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

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We looked at a lot of nurseries before deciding to send our daughter here and we definitely made the right choice.
The staff are kind and caring and they do some lovely activities. The facilities are great and the children have an opportunity to play outside whatever time of year, which my daughter loves!
I was extremely worried about how they would get my daughter to nap as I have to take her for a walk in the buggy to get her to sleep, but the staff manage to get her to lay on her bed and nap! - something I am still yet to master!
The food is all freshly prepared on site and my allergy daughter is well catered for with plenty of variety and strict procedures, which gives me confidence that there won't be any cross contamination.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My 3 year old daughter has been attending Busy Bees since she was 9 months and she has a great time. I like the fact there are 4 different rooms depending on age, so children aren't mixed with younger/older children. My little girl has learnt loads of new skills and has made lots of new friends.

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

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My son has been at Busy Bees Meridian for 7 months and I couldn't be happier with my choice of nursery. He always loves being at nursery and the staff are exceptionally caring, kind and informative. His dietary needs are always met and we are regularly kept up to date with his progress. Having been a bit nervous to start him at nursery, I now couldn't be more pleased with my decision.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Norwich Meridian? 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

Busy Bees Meridian has a lovely community feel and a nurturing environment. My little girl has been going for 6 months and I've been really impressed with how she is cared for and the activities she takes part in during her day.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I trust the staff at Busy Bees Norwich Meridian with the most precious thing in the world, my little girl! She has been at the nursery for 11 months and has flourished. As well as being particularly caring, they are consummately professional from the excellent managers to the room leaders, the chef and individual key workers. The staff understand each child and cater for their learning needs and next steps individually. I need to particularly mention the quality of the catering, which is second to none and smells delicious. I have already recommended the nursery to other parents. My daughter is incredibly happy, thank you, Busy Bees.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Norwich Meridian? 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

We could not wish for a better childcare family for our little boy. Everything we could wish for is catered for, from his dairy free dinners to the ongoing support and cuddles he receives. We look forward to our child and ourselves being part of Busy Bees over the next few years.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Norwich Meridian? 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

A lovely place with friendly, cheerful staff who are always ready with smiles and cuddles. My daughter always arrives and leaves nursery happy and seems to have a great time when she is there. She spends loads of time outside which she loves and the different rooms mean she has choices of what to do throughout the day.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Norwich Meridian? 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 18 months now and absolutely loves it. She has made some special friendships with children and staff. She is always well cared for and is now at the age where she can talk about her day which we just love!

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

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My little boy absolutely loves going to this nursery. I was apprehensive at first as any mother is about sending him, however, the staff soon put my mind at ease. They are all very professional and extremely warm and welcoming. The only problem we have now is that when we pick him up he doesn't want to come away as he enjoys it so much.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son enjoys his days at nursery and loves the staff there. He has been there 9 months now and has always been very well looked after and I am particularly impressed with the food as he has food allergies and is personally catered for.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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