Busy Bees in Portishead

Serbert Road, Portishead, Bristol BS20 7GF

Busy Bees in Portishead, Bristol, North Somerset
Busy Bees in Portishead, Bristol, North Somerset
Busy Bees in Portishead, Bristol, North Somerset

Busy Bees in Portishead has newly-refurbished nursery rooms, where children enjoy focused early years learning and free play, as well as stay and grow sessions, singing and dancing, and cooking to name but a few.

This state-of-the-art facility as been purpose-built and has a newly designed garden with climbing frames, sand pits and digging areas.

The provider believes in family-friendly policies which has enabled them to grow their brand significantly. Staff have access to a dedicated development team who remain at the forefront of sector thinking.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Angie Pass (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: North Somerset District Council

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

Total Places for Children: 91

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 in Portishead has a Review Score of 9.2 (9.178)

The Review Score of 9.2 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees in Portishead 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 12 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees in Portishead in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.3 out of 5 from 5 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 4.903 for Busy Bees in Portishead is calculated as follows: ( (131 Excellents x 5) + (12 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 144 Ratings = 4.903

  • 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 4.275 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees in Portishead is based on 5 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 18.2 positive Reviews (91 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 5 Reviews ÷ 18.2 Target = 0.275

  • 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
    12
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    12
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees in Portishead

  • Mother of Child
    11
  • Father of Child
    1

Busy Bees Portishead is a fantastic nursery. I have recommended this nursery to several friends and family, and they too have had a positive experience with the nursery. All of the staff are so friendly and welcoming, my son loves the members of staff in his room and always has a great time. My son enjoys all of the activities that the nursery has to offer, along with the great outdoor space. There is always so much going on every day and he is always learning something new. I really feel Busy Bees has been a great experience for my son's development. My son will soon be moving up to pre-school and I feel this will give him a fantastic start in preparing him for when he starts primary school.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Portishead? 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 moved to the area in November 2016. I immediately liked the outside space at Busy Bees as my 4-year-old is very active and needs to run around. He settled in quickly and that is due to the warm welcome he receives every morning from the pre-school staff. They are a friendly team and actually care about the children. The activities they organise for the children are fantastic - I wouldn't be able to do half of them at home. He is learning phonics and is enjoying it! My 16-month-old took a little longer to settle in but after a few weeks, she was happy to go to the 'Baby Room' staff in the morning and wave goodbye to me which is a massive relief. I am completely relaxed leaving her at nursery as I know she is being well looked after. The baby staff are so caring and thoughtful.The manager is a really lovely lady and always has time for the parents. It's obvious she gets on well with children as mine will always say hello and wave goodbye. I'm really pleased I chose Busy Bees.

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

Both of my children have attended Busy Bees from 12 months old and really enjoy it. I am confident that they are in a safe, stimulating environment with fantastic staff that genuinely care about the children that they are looking after.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Portishead? 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 daughter loves her time at Busy Bees (as did her older sister before she left to go to school). The staff are very caring and provide a variety of activities and can even tailor make them suit specific needs - my daughter was struggling to recognise colours and literally within a week of being in the pre-school room and some focused help from her key worker, she could name all of the colours of the rainbow!
The meals are freshly prepared and varied, there are even some opportunities for the children to make their own meal (sandwiches, pizzas, cakes) so that they can appreciate the joy of food.
I would thoroughly recommend Busy Bees Portishead to any parent who is looking for a welcoming, stable and nurturing environment for their child to start their most informative years in.

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

Amazing nursery, fabulous caring manager and staff that really know each child. My son has been going here since he was 2 and is so happy and is always learning new things. I'd never keep him that entertained at home and as a working mum, it makes me happy knowing he is safe and having so much fun. If I ever have any more children, I would be more than happy for them to attend here.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Recently moving back to this country from overseas I needed somewhere that my daughter would feel comfortable and be encouraged to speak English, as her previous daycare was in a different language. She also has some additional needs, so it was essential I found somewhere where she could gain a little extra support and understanding. The facilities are great too, purpose built with a fantastic outdoor space.
It wasn't an easy task, and I think I viewed all the daycare available in the area, but one stood out by far; Busy Bees.
The manager is courteous, understanding, has a wealth of experience and she embraced our daughter with open, welcoming arms.
From day one I felt happy and confident to leave our little girl, and when I collect her she has always had a fabulous time.
I am relaxed and confident in knowing our daughter is not only in safe hands, but also that she is learning, playing and most of all happy with her new little friends and the team, and I'm looking to increase her hours.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Portishead? 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 daughter has been at Busy Bees since 8 months of age and loves the staff, the activities, the food and the friends she's made. I had a good feel about Busy Bees from the moment we first visited and am really happy we chose this nursery. I strongly recommend a visit to see for yourself. I am particularly impressed with the staff and strong bonds they develop with the children. Every time my daughter comes home from nursery she has come on leaps and bounds with her speech and understanding. It's truly lovely to see her growth and development.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Portishead? 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 really enjoys his time at the nursery, he runs to the nursery in the morning, He has developed his playing and social skills lots since going to the nursery. I would recommend everyone to at least visit the nursery and see what they can offer your child.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Portishead? 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 at Busy Bees for just over a year and in that time he's progressed so well. He's turned into a lively, friendly, talkative boy who loves going to the nursery to see his friends. He enjoys going outside to play every day no matter what the weather and exploring new activities. There are regular themes such as "road safety week" or "space week" and my son always enjoys these as well and comes home with some great arts and crafts and also new knowledge about things like volcanos or how to stay safe when out. His favourite thing so far was when the Police came in to talk to them.
All of the nursery staff are incredibly friendly and professional and have worked with me through things like potty training, dropping naps and when we had any behavioural issues.
I'd highly recommend Busy Bees for any parent who is looking for childcare that is of exceptional quality and that your child will love.

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

Very good nursery, great atmosphere, my daughter loves being there and that says it all. The staff is friendly and professional, I like that there are many activities and the information service we receive via text message.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

There is a really nice atmosphere there. The babies room is adorable and many stuff to play with, very educational toys, wooden toys, etc. They sing and the carers motivate the kids a lot. The outdoors area is amazing, they go out very often and even if the babies don't walk, they carry them on a pushchair.
Meals wise, everything is home cooked, the chef is there with them and they look after every kids diet. I would prefer if they had porridge or bread for breakfast rather than cheerios, but they have fruit with the snacks and that is perfect.
In my experience, I am happy with them and my kid is happy there.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Sasha Beesley, Digital Marketing Executive at Busy Bees in Portishead responded to this review on 09 Nov 2016:

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. The manager and chef welcome your comments and are always available to speak to and listen to new suggestions. Thank you again for sharing your experience!

Busy Bees is an amazing nursery, all of the staff are friendly, helpful and professional.
My son loves this nursery, I can't praise them enough.
Anyone looking to start their child into nursery, couldn't go anywhere better than Busy Bees Portishead.

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

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