Busy Bees at Peatmoor

Peatmoor Village Centre, Shearwood Road, Peatmoor, Swindon SN5 5DJ

Busy Bees at Peatmoor, Swindon, Wiltshire
Busy Bees at Peatmoor, Swindon, Wiltshire
Busy Bees at Peatmoor, Swindon, Wiltshire

Busy Bees at Peatmoor is dedicated to quality childcare and a person-centred approach, encouraging each child to learn and develop at their own pace within an atmosphere where safety and happiness are central to all goals.

The nursery’s Base Rooms are fully-equipped to suit babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers and refurbished outdoor play areas make an excellent addition. There is a Secure Access system in place for parents’ peace of mind.

Alongside recognised curriculum, a dedicated team support children in numerous avenues of growth and learning, making the most of sensory play and practical skills, such as building, gardening and cooking, while extra-curricular activities also include French and Kinderama.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Lucy Hitt (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Swindon Borough Council

Number of Staff: 32

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

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

9.5 Busy Bees at Peatmoor has a Review Score of 9.5 (9.522)

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Peatmoor 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 15 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Peatmoor in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.7 out of 5 from 13 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 4.872 for Busy Bees at Peatmoor is calculated as follows: ( (159 Excellents x 5) + (19 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 180 Ratings = 4.872

  • 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 4.65 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Peatmoor is based on 13 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 positive Reviews (100 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 13 Reviews ÷ 20 Target = 0.650

  • 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
    15
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    15
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Peatmoor

  • Mother of Child
    10
  • Father of Child
    3
  • Grandmother of Child
    2

Love this nursery, my grandchildren go to I have been coming here for 4 yrs, the staff are so friendly and helpful to me and also to my daughter. I always get a feedback and always on a positive note. My grandchildren are always happy to come here. When I pick them up they are still smiling. The food when I have seen it looks great. Now they have a coffee machine for the parents to use. My daughter loves it as she gets one to go to work.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Peatmoor? 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 attends the 2-3's room and she loves it. She can't wait to come into the nursery and see the staff. Her key person is amazing and goes above and beyond for my child ensuring that all her needs are met every time she is in. I get a full rundown of what she has been doing every day and what she has eaten. They were really supportive when she went through the challenging stage of potty training. They gave me lots of helpful tips of things to do at home and never complained when she had accidents at nursery. If it wasn't for the support of the staff I would have found toilet training really difficult. I think the garden is amazing and she has so much room to run around and explore. She really loves the bug hotel and picking up all the insects and she loves the giant sandpit area in the Preschool garden. This is a nursery I would definitely recommend to anyone.

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

WOW, what a fantastic nursery. I was really nervous about leaving my baby in a nursery but the staff are so understanding and accommodating with my needs. I felt reassured from looking around the nursery and settling in visits to our first day. I felt the staff were never too busy to sit and reassure me when I got upset and I love the coffee bar they have in the reception area it's a really nice touch. The baby room is very welcoming and they do so many lovely activities with the children. I loved getting my first painting that is now displayed with pride on my fridge. I could not recommend this nursery enough especially if you are feeling a little nervous about leaving your children. Thank you so much.

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

This nursery is very well staffed with friendly and patient carers. My boys have been looked after to a high degree. The staff take on any guidance on routines they follow and likes and dislikes and I have felt at complete ease with my boys attending here and I would not go anywhere else. The nursery has accommodated our working patterns and flexed the hours where possible for us, allowing us to manage the children and work with no worries at all. The boys have learnt so much and are always so happy to be there, it's an absolute credit to Busy Bees. One of the staff in particular who not only looked after our first in the baby room but also our second, took it upon herself to take my youngest in the elder boys room from time to time so they could say hello during the day. This especially warmed our hearts and is so exciting for the boys to see one another at nursery. Thank you.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Having never left my daughter with anyone except family I felt that she needed to socialise with other children with myself not being there with her I was very worried that she would not settle. The staff were brilliant and after a few weeks my daughter was off to play before I had the chance to say goodbye to her. Since then I have seen her confidence grow and from all reports she is thoroughly enjoying herself while at the nursery.

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

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Girls in the senior preschool room are absolutely amazing. My Son loves coming to the nursery because of them. Very friendly atmosphere. They cook decent meals with a good variety. He is constantly encouraged at nursery, so is becoming a very confident little man.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My son has learnt so much at nursery. He's now a clever, confident, smart little boy with amazing, social skills which he has picked up from his teachers.
He learnt so much and so many different skills.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My granddaughter has become very sociable and has started to share with her cousin and friends outside the nursery. She has learnt to count, focus on stories and TV. She knows all the names of the staff that look after her, even the chef. She looks forward to her days at nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Peatmoor? 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 joined Busy Bees over two years ago after having a bad experience with a childminder. The moment my little lady joined the Busy Bees family she loved it. The staff are supportive, compassionate, dedicated and clearly, love and believe in effective development.
The change and massive improvement in my daughter is down to hard work and the amazing key person that she has been placed with. Busy Bees Peatmoor was the best decision we ever made.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Peatmoor? 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 have two children attending this nursery. They both thoroughly enjoy their days here.
When you walk in everyone is smiling, happy and welcoming.
The staff are wonderful, they understand both children's needs, likes and forever changing interests and keep them challenging things through play and learning, you can tell they really care.
The resources are fantastic, each room has a soft chill out corner, a messy play area, role play corner etc. Lovely presented rooms and clearly labelled activities.
The garden area is again very presented with bright colours, a huge play area and a cute picket fenced baby section.
There are toilet facilities in all areas of the nursery, and everywhere is immaculately clean!
The food menus are very nutritional and it's lovely to see a mix up of the menu instead of the same thing things each week.
I know I can go about my busy day knowing my children are in the safe hands of Busy Bees staff.
What a lovely well run place.

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

Staff are very helpful and great with the children, one in particular, has been amazing with my daughter and taught her so many things.
I would definitely recommend this nursery to friends and family, in fact, have done so already.
The manager is very accommodating to my shift patterns and always got a smile on her face.

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

My son attends the nursery 3 days a week and is in the 2-3's room. The staff are so friendly and I can see how much they love the children. My son has only been going to the nursery for a month and still goes in most mornings crying and the staff are fantastic and make me feel at ease leaving him. They also give me a call later in the day to reassure me he has settled. I cannot thank the staff enough for what they do for my Son. When I pick him up at the end of the day he is always happy and joining in with whatever is going on and sometimes doesn't even notice that I have arrived. Thank you again.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Peatmoor? 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 am very happy with the nursery, my daughter comes home buzzing. She is in the preschool room and has an excellent connection with her key person and all other staff in the room. I feel her key person goes above and beyond with my child's interest and development and because of this, she is coming on leaps and bounds. She eats very well at nursery and I love that she tries new foods. I am well informed about her day and what activities they have done each day and what we can do at home to progress these area's.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Peatmoor? 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: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son attended nursery and loved it. This is the first nursery he has ever been to so quite a big change and he is very shy and used to only being with me, and literally never wants to be parted from me. Staff found out everything they needed to know about my son. From what could comfort him if unsettled, to favourite activities to keep him engaged. Staff went out of their way to help my little boy settle and he is like a different boy. Confidence has grown, he started sleeping through the night due to the stimulation and engagement provided throughout the day at nursery. Even meal times have become much less of a struggle as my son has tried various new nutritious dishes that he would never have sampled at home. My son's character has developed and he has changed from a shy, quite clingy baby to a confident, cheeky clever boy. All of this I put down to the fantastic teaching and care provided by the nursery and I cannot thank them enough and I would highly recommend them to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Peatmoor? 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 have two children and both attended Busy Bees. My Son has now gone to school but started when he was a baby and my daughter has been attending for a year and is in the 1-2's. My son loved going to nursery and joining in with all the activities. He made some really good friends and so did I. It was great going along to the open day events and having a chance to meet other parents. The preschool staff worked really hard to ensure the children were ready for the big step to school and I loved the timetable of activities they put together especially the book bags. My daughter took a while to settle into the nursery but I cannot thank the staff enough for their time, patience and understanding. They were very reassuring and phoned me regularly to inform me on how she was doing which was really comforting. I am really happy with the nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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