Busy Bees at Thetford

Mallow Road, Cloverfields, Thetford IP24 2YD

Busy Bees at Thetford, Thetford, Norfolk
Busy Bees at Thetford, Thetford, Norfolk
Busy Bees at Thetford, Thetford, Norfolk

Busy Bees at Thetford is a pleasantly located children's day nursery, making the most of its forest surroundings to help children learn about nature as they grow and develop. Further features that inspire creativity include a soft surface area with climbing frames, a deadwood exploration area, and water runs.

Qualified child carers make the most of an excellent facility in order to ensure that children are both inspired and happy, flexible to the concerns of parents and organising an exciting events calendar that includes Fun Days and a Graduation ceremony.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Emma Brown (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Norfolk County Council

Number of Staff: 23

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

Total Places for Children: 73

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

7.9 Busy Bees at Thetford has a Review Score of 7.9 (7.871)

The Review Score of 7.9 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Thetford 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 6 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Thetford in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.1 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 4.803 for Busy Bees at Thetford is calculated as follows: ( (57 Excellents x 5) + (14 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 71 Ratings = 4.803

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

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 14.6 positive Reviews (73 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 14.6 Target = 0.068

  • 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
    6
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    6
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Thetford

  • Mother of Child
    6

My son has been attending this nursery for just three months and he has settled in really well. His key worker, as well as the manageress and the other core staff downstairs, have definitely impacted on how well he has adapted to this new routine. He is also much better at trying new foods at home since he started nursery something that was a hard task beforehand. We are really happy with the nursery and look forward to how he develops further as he moves up to the next room. An area that could be improved is to maybe animals in the garden for children (rabbits) as well as spending more time on sign language.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We visited the nursery for the first time in 2009 and met the team who made us feel really welcome. We looked at other nurseries in the area however this was the one for us.
Our eldest daughter started in 2010 and we haven't looked back since, she thrived at Busy Bees. We had no hesitation in booking a place for our youngest.
The staff are always professional, knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and there is a great mixture of experience and youth within the nursery. Nothing is too much trouble for them!
I cannot praise the staff enough for what they have done for my daughters who are blossoming into beautiful young ladies.
Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Thetford? 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son is in the pre-school room at Busy Bees Thetford, and has been at the nursery since he was 8 months old. My eldest son also went there until he started school.

I have always felt very comfortable leaving my child at Busy Bees and have much praise for everything on offer at the setting: staff, menu, activities, facilities, ethics, communication, the list goes on! I have had full confidence in my child's key person at every stage of growth from baby to pre-school. They always put effort in to knowing and understanding my child as an individual. They keep me well informed and listen to my thoughts as a parent. A perfect balance.

My son enjoys being there and has always been happy to see the welcoming staff and friends he has made. I love the fact that children learn so much there about personal and educational development, whilst having lots of fun too in a safe and caring environment. It also prepares them well for school.

I can't imagine not having Busy Bees in our lives!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Thetford? 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 has been attending Busy Bees since he was 16 weeks old, his development is incredible.
He loves it there, and I never have any concerns over separation anxiety as he shows confidence that he is happy that we are leaving him there.
The staff are all friendly and informative abut how he is getting on. The daily feedback is brilliant.
I recommend Busy Bees to all parents who are looking for childcare, simply because I feel confident leaving my son there which is a big thing for a parent to be able to say.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Thetford? 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has been attending this nursery since September 2016 and I am extremely pleased with my choice of this particular nursery. From day one we have been made to feel welcome by all members of staff.
This is a clean, fun nursery lead by a great team of staff. The nursery offers a good floor space, offering a good area for children to play and explore.
This is a nursery I would highly recommend to friends and family.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Thetford? 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I have 2 children. My first went to Busy Bee's Nursery when he was 18 months and left the nursery when he started school. My daughter started nursery when she was 13 months old and will also remain at the nursery until she starts school. Staff were fantastic at supporting both myself and the children as they settled into nursery. It was never a problem if I wanted to call the nursery to see how the children were settling in. Feedback when I collected the children, ensured I knew what they had to eat and how their day was.

Staff are very supportive of what I want for the children as their mother and work very closely with mine and the children's requirements. My children have had very good relationships with their key workers and have always been enthusiastic to attend nursery. The activities planned for the children have ensured that both my children have had fun at nursery and learnt their colours, shapes, numbers and letters while developing in confidence. Thank you!

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

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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