Busy Bees in Quedgeley

Falcon Close, off Merlin Drive, Quedgeley, Gloucester GL2 4NJ

Busy Bees in Quedgeley, Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Busy Bees in Quedgeley, Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Busy Bees in Quedgeley, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Busy Bees in Quedgeley is a versatile facility from the UK's largest childcare provider, which has grown significantly since it was founded thanks to an approach that supports learning opportunities and individual development.

A key person system is in place enabling professionals to focus on any the specific development and challenges each child faces, while the facility and grounds are ideal for numerous activities and physical play.

Staff work in partnership with parents, always willing to discuss and advise, sharing the expertise of their experience and qualifications.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Sherrie Vernum (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Gloucestershire County Council

Number of Staff: 30

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

Total Places for Children: 102

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1800

When Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day

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Reviews

9 Busy Bees in Quedgeley has a Review Score of 9 (9.041)

The Review Score of 9 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees in Quedgeley 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 9 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees in Quedgeley in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.2 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 4.796 for Busy Bees in Quedgeley is calculated as follows: ( (87 Excellents x 5) + (20 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 108 Ratings = 4.796

  • 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 4.245 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees in Quedgeley 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 20.4 positive Reviews (102 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 5 Reviews ÷ 20.4 Target = 0.245

  • 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
    8
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    8
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees in Quedgeley

  • Mother of Child
    8
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

Our daughter has been at Busy Bees for 18 months (last 6 months in pre-school). She is always happy and excited to go in and see her friend and staff.
Have requested to change hours/days in which she attends and was done with ease by the management team.
Management are always there to welcome and happy to answer any questions.
Also love the mince pies.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Sherrie Vernum, Nursery Manager at Busy Bees in Quedgeley responded to this review on 06 Jan 2017:

Thank you for your lovely comments. Our Chef's mince pies are always really popular.

Each day upon arriving you are greeted by the staff by name with such warmth. It's an environment where the staff genuinely care about the well-being and happiness of your child. They enquire each day how the child is doing, making sure they are aware of any special needs. They are very attentive to the child's mood and interests. When my child is sad, I know he will be comforted and not left on his own. Each day there are so many interesting activities to keep my child busy learning, exploring and playing. My child laughs with the staff and is visibly happy to be there with them. A great bonus is the fact that all nappies and food are provided. My child enjoys the great nutritious and varied snacks and meals, all freshly prepared on site. The outdoor play area dedicated to his age group is a wonderful place for little ones to get fresh air and play safely. Both inside and outside, safety is a top priority. All in all, it's a super happy, safe and lively place for my child to grow and develop.

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

Sherrie Vernum, Nursery Manager at Busy Bees in Quedgeley responded to this review on 06 Jan 2017:

Thank you for your wonderful review.

I would recommend Busy Bees in Quedgeley as the staff are really lovely. The manager is really friendly and welcoming and always has time to chat to me. My granddaughter loves going and always tells me about all the things that she does. She has learned a lot from all the amazing activities she does. We have just been to see her sing in the Christmas Concert and we are so proud that it all was organised and the children so well behaved. Thank you for being so kind and the mince pies and biscuits you make for us to take home.

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

The staff are all friendly and helpful. They always have a positive outlook even when a massive tantrum arrives. We feel, as parents, that they offer a good support network when it comes to weaning etc. Our child has really developed fast under the teaching given at the nursery. He really looks forward to going in every morning. Definitely would recommend to every parent.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Quedgeley? 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Sherrie Vernum, Nursery Manager at Busy Bees in Quedgeley responded to this review on 06 Jan 2017:

Thank you for your lovely feedback.

During my child's time with Busy Bees, Quedgeley, I have noticed a marked improvement in all areas including confidence and learning new skills. This has encouraged her independence and at home we also now try where possible to carry this on.
The staff are always welcoming and friendly, we are always given a detailed account of what has happened during the day. I am satisfied and confident in the care and ability of Busy Bees, the kindness and positive attitudes really shows within all aspects of day to day activities.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Quedgeley? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Sherrie Vernum, Nursery Manager at Busy Bees in Quedgeley responded to this review on 06 Jan 2017:

Thank you for your lovely feedback.

This nursery is very welcoming and inviting for my children. Although one has not settled very well, the girls in first steps are very easy going with her and work very hard to make sure she is comfortable with her surroundings. The pre-school staff have made him feel very welcome and feel very pleased about how he has come on with his development. He is a much more outgoing and positive child. The manager at Busy Bees is a very understanding and firm manager who is sometimes excellent/professional at her job.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

My son enjoys going into Pre-School and always comes home with a story to tell about what he has been doing with his key worker and his friends. He has a really good relationship with his key worker and she works hard with him to keep challenging him. I spoke to her when I was a little concerned when he wasn't holding his pencil properly and she made special effort to work with him and now he loves nothing more than to draw lots of pictures, which I love taking home at the end of the day and he's very good at writing his own name now!
He eats really well and loves the fresh food served up daily and he has plenty of opportunities to run around in the garden. At the moment he loves practising Christmas songs for the Pre-School Carol Concert, and I often get all the songs sung to me on the way home in the car, which I just love!
We'll both be sad to leave Busy Bees and his keyworker behind when he goes to school next September.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Sherrie Vernum, Nursery Manager at Busy Bees in Quedgeley responded to this review on 06 Jan 2017:

Thank you for your lovely response.

Both of my children have been very happy and well cared for with their individual needs being taken into account and met consistently at Busy Bees in Quedgeley .
My eldest started in 2009 in the Baby Room and left the Pre- School Room the year she started school. My youngest has just made the transition from Babies to Toddlers and loves going. There is a real sense of genuine care and concern for my child. He has built some excellent relationships with the members of staff that look after him. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anybody.

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

Sherrie Vernum, Nursery Manager at Busy Bees in Quedgeley responded to this review on 06 Jan 2017:

Thank you for your lovely review.

Amazing staff who have really helped my twins settle into nursery life and have also helped me come to terms with leaving my babies to go back to work. My girls really enjoy going there and have made some strong connections with their key-worker and other members of staff. They eat well, having delicious home-cooked food and healthy snacks. They have plenty of opportunities for messy play and go outdoors regularly in a lovely enclosed, safe garden that captures their interest. Would highly recommend and have done already!

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

Sherrie Vernum, Nursery Manager at Busy Bees in Quedgeley responded to this review on 06 Jan 2017:

Thank you for your amazing feedback.

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