Busy Bees at Cheltenham

Corinth House, 117 Bath Road, Cheltenham GL53 7SL

Busy Bees at Cheltenham, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Busy Bees at Cheltenham, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Busy Bees at Cheltenham, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Busy Bees at Cheltenham employs a well-qualified and passionate team of staff, who make the most of a fully refurbished settings in order to achieve positive pre-school development and childcare parents can feel confident in.

Three large base rooms are designed to suit different age ranges, from babies and toddlers through to pre-school, while there are also safe and secure outdoor play areas.

There is a focus on helping children to think independently, helped by an Imagination Station where children can explore and be creative.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Lorna De'Ath (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Gloucestershire County Council

Number of Staff: 14

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

Total Places for Children: 64

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

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Reviews

6.6 Busy Bees at Cheltenham has a Review Score of 6.6 (6.613)

The Review Score of 6.6 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Cheltenham is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.4 out of 5 from 5 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Cheltenham in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 2.2 out of 5 from 5 positive Reviews in the last 2 years. (A 2 year period has been used as there were no 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 4.417 for Busy Bees at Cheltenham is calculated as follows: ( (30 Excellents x 5) + (25 Goods x 4) + (5 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 60 Ratings = 4.417

  • 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 2.196 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Cheltenham is based on 5 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4 then divided by 2 = 2.000

    2. Target of 12.8 positive Reviews (64 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 5 Reviews ÷ 12.8 Target = 0.391 , then divided by 2 = 0.196

  • 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
    2
  • Good
    3
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    3
  • Likely
    2
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Cheltenham

  • Mother of Child
    5

My daughter has been at Busy Bees at Cheltenham since 4 months old. She has come on with communication, confidence and independence. She is now entering the pre-school room where I hope she will achieve even more independence and prep for when she starts school. She has gained trust and love for most of the staff members that have looked after her in her many years at Busy Bees at Cheltenham and this makes me feel better as a parent leaving her in a safe environment for the morning.

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

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Our son is very happy at the nursery and the staff are great. There have been a couple of management changes which isn't ideal but it doesn't affect the enjoyment for our little man. Particularly like the breadth of activities they offer.

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

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Satisfactory

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

At Busy Bees at Cheltenham, the staff are friendly and always ready to help. My child is excited to go to school and enjoys the wide range of activities available indoor and outdoor. I appreciate the feedback we receive at the end of each day with regards to what he ate and activities he enjoyed.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Cheltenham? 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 started attending the nursery from when he was 15 months old and he has loved it ever since he still cries up to now every time I leave him. The members of staff are amazing in their jobs and they are so creative with the children. His speech has improved so much and is constantly learning new words.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My little girl started at Busy Bees Cheltenham when she was 16 months old and I was very nervous about her starting nursery. But Busy Bees has far exceeded my expectations and most importantly, my little girl (who is now 2 years old) loves it there. She tells me about the things she does during her days at nursery and talks about her care workers when she is at home. She even called one of them her best friend (much to my annoyance, haha! ;)

From the very start before joining, I asked one million questions and visited at least 3 times before committing and the staff were patient and knowledgeable.

I most love how the children play outside whenever possible and have loads of toys and activities to play with and do inside. They sing and read and learn. They have a healthy, varied menu for meal times. The staff clearly care for my daughter and she is always happy when I go to pick her up. I have total confidence in leaving her in the care of Busy Bees.

Thank you, Busy Bees!

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

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