Busy Bees at Weston Super Mare

Bransby Way, Locking Castle, Weston-super-Mare BS24 7EU

Busy Bees at Weston Super Mare has been purpose-built to suit a varied range of preschool learning objectives, including all key aspects of the EYFS and many extra-curricular activities. A friendly service has its own pet rabbit and there is a soft astro-turf surface for babies.

The provider believes in a key person philosophy in order to safeguard and enhance individual development and offer parents regular updates on progress.

A qualified team promote healthy eating and encourage independence and choice. A long-serving management team is a strong asset.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Clare Little (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: North Somerset District Council

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

Total Places for Children: 100

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

Overview

The Review Score of 7.7 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Weston Super Mare 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 8 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Weston Super Mare 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.

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 4.667 for Busy Bees at Weston Super Mare is calculated as follows: ( (65 Excellents x 5) + (30 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 96 Ratings = 4.667

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

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 20 positive Reviews (100 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 20 Target = 0.050

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

7.7 Busy Bees at Weston Super Mare has a Review Score of 7.7 (7.717)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    6
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Weston Super Mare?

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

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Weston Super Mare

  • Mother of Child
    5
  • Father of Child
    3

I find Busy Bees to be a friendly and welcoming environment. My child is very happy to attend and is thriving well. The activities Busy Bees offers are engaging and stretched my child is developing. My son loves the caregivers and the food on offer.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Weston Super Mare? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Staff are always very helpful and friendly. Rooms and building, in general, are clean and tidy. Always get feedback at end of the day about what my little one has eaten/drank, been up to, nappy changes etc.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Weston Super Mare? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

My son has been at Busy Bees since June 2014. He absolutely loves nursery and has bonded so well with all his carers. The number of things they do each day really keeps my son interested and engaged.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Weston Super Mare? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our nursery suits our family's needs very well. Both my children attend and are very happy in their individual rooms. They are well cared for and have developed emotionally and socially since joining Busy Bees Nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Weston Super Mare? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

I have two children who attend Busy Bee nursery. Office staff are welcoming and really helpful. Both my children do two days and really enjoy it. They love the staff and talk about them regularly at home. I feel all staff have encouraged my children to become confident and learning new things all the time. They even ask to go on other days as they enjoy it so much.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Weston Super Mare? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

They look after the children at Busy Bees very well. Staff are very friendly. My daughter seems happy here. Only issue is the free hours you get are not set out clear for parents, also their school holidays hours not clear, meaning when their closed etc. But other than this Busy Bees are great.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Weston Super Mare? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

Clare, Nursery Manager at Busy Bees at Weston Super Mare responded to this review on 24 Mar 2017:

Thank you for taking the time to review our nursery! We give out a calendar at the beginning of every year which clearly states the funded and non-funded weeks, this is put together by our financial administrator to make it easier for parents to understand. This is given out along with the welcome to pre-school pack which has lots of information about how the funding works and we also have a welcome to pre school evening where parents are encouraged to discuss funding etc with our financial administrator and manager. I hope this helps and if there is anything else you need please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at the nursery. Kind Regards

My daughter has attended Busy Bees at Weston Super Mare since January 2016. She has always been really settled since starting nursery. The staff are always friendly and welcoming and offer a wide range of activities to stimulate my daughter. The nursery offers a wide selection of freshly home cooked food which my daughter loves.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Weston Super Mare? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My daughter has attended the nursery since she was 8 months old. Sending your child to the nursery can be very stressful but all the staff made it very easy. The communication is outstanding and I felt even though I am unable to spend every day with her I knew everything she was up to. My daughter is now in the toddler room and she can tell me herself all the great things she gets up to. She even had me doing the 'wake and shake' at 6am the other morning!! Thank you to all the staff who are making some really special memories with my daughter.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Weston Super Mare? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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