Busy Bees at Stowmarket

The Buntings, Cedars Park, Stowmarket IP14 5GZ

Busy Bees at Stowmarket, Stowmarket, Suffolk
Busy Bees at Stowmarket, Stowmarket, Suffolk
Busy Bees at Stowmarket, Stowmarket, Suffolk

Busy Bees at Stowmarket welcomes children between two months and five years of age to a versatile interior, fully-equipped to support key early years learning goals through both group and individual play and staffed by a trained and experienced team.

The facility has been purpose-built to suit the learning and development of pre-school children, offers parents the use of a convenient private care park and has an excellent outdoor play area that proves a real advantage to the daily activities youngsters experience and enjoy.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Amy Bowles (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Suffolk County Council

Number of Staff: 20

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 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

9.2 Busy Bees at Stowmarket has a Review Score of 9.2 (9.218)

The Review Score of 9.2 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Stowmarket is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 9 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Stowmarket 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 4.861 for Busy Bees at Stowmarket is calculated as follows: ( (93 Excellents x 5) + (15 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 108 Ratings = 4.861

  • 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 4.357 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Stowmarket 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 22.4 positive Reviews (112 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 8 Reviews ÷ 22.4 Target = 0.357

  • 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
    9
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    9
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Stowmarket

  • Mother of Child
    7
  • Father of Child
    1
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

I would recommend this nursery to anyone. The care and attention given to each child is wonderful and the management staff are always ready to help with any problems.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Stowmarket? 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 at Stowmarket is a wonderful nursery. I have two children who both attend the nursery (one in the baby room and one in the pre-school) and I am thrilled with the level of care they both receive. I have been taking my children since May 2014 and have felt throughout this time that the staff do a wonderful job. This includes the staff in the rooms, the chef and the management team. I feel the children are extremely well looked after and have really developed during their time there. The nursery is extremely helpful and will do everything they can to assist parents in the care of the children. I am really grateful to all at Busy Bees in Stowmarket for all they do and would highly recommend this nursery. Thank you Busy Bees!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Stowmarket? 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 embraced going to nursery. The key workers and staff have been amazing at integrating him into nursery. They have helped me feel at ease leaving him as well. They have all helped with his development he comes home a happy boy. I feel we are lucky to have this nursery on our doorstep.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Stowmarket? 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 loves it here. He ha been there for almost 1 year and in 2 different rooms. He has formed great bonds with both of his key people and all the women in each of the rooms he has been in have been very caring. Every staff member knows each child by name, whether they have looked after them or not everyone does as much as they can to help issues you may have. The outside space is great and there is plenty of space for the older ones to run around and the little ones to play without being knocked into. The collection and drop off times are very flexible (within a full day). We have recommended to friends.

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

I really can't speak highly enough of this nursery. As a very fussy mum of two (3 yrs and 2 yrs), I find everyone here to be friendly, approachable, professional and knowledgeable. The nursery is large and the building is new and has excellent facilities and space. Each room has their own large garden. Everything is thought through well, from activities to the varied lunch menus. The managers run a seamlessly organised operation, nothing is too much trouble, both managers are always at the end of the phone and respond to emails quickly. 5 star, top tier quality!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My little boy has been attending Busy Bees at Stowmarket since he was 2 and looks forward to the variety of activities he can take part in, especially as they can play outside a lot of the time! The nursery has a very welcoming and friendly atmosphere and the staff are very experienced at settling in new children and transitioning them to other rooms as they develop. As a Parent, I look forward to seeing the pictures or baking that little one has done at the end of each day and I really like that all the meals are cooked freshly on site. The Learning Journals are very detailed and a good tool for communication between the nursery and Parents so that our children can learn and develop to the best of their ability.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Our little girl is nearly 3 years old and has been going to Busy Bees since she was 7 months old. She absolutely loves going to nursery and all the staff know her. Her language and social skills have come a long way and that's a reflection of how well the staff look after her. The management team are very friendly and always happy to help with any issues or concerns.

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

Our son has come on leaps and bounds since moving to this nursery. The manager knows the children's names and they have played a key role in developing social language and emotion skills.

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

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our children have been attending the nursery for 2+ years now and they really look forward to 'nursery days'. The staff are consistently good with communicating with parents and sharing information about children's routines and learning. Our three children all settled superbly when they first started at the nursery, mainly due to the nurturing and genuine care shown by the staff. Our children love the excellent range of fun activities, especially the crafts and getting out into the fantastic outdoor area. The nursery goes the extra mile by offering lots of fun events, like open days for existing families at Christmas and during the summer, and often welcomes parents in for activities with the children. Our children have certainly made lots of progress, especially with their social skills, as a result of being at this nursery. We highly recommend the nursery and feel very confident that our children's safety is prioritised when they are there.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 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: Good

Value for Money: Good

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