Busy Bees at St Andrew's Ridge

The Neighbourhood Centre, Highdown Way, Swindon SN25 4FD

Busy Bees at St Andrews Ridge has a fully-refurbished interior, consisting of three base rooms that are ideal for the learning objectives of staff looking to see the pre-school age ranges develop.

A quality early years education is backed up by healthy meals and outdoor play. All staff receive ongoing professional development to enhance skills and get the most of their potential.

Children benefit from numerous learning initiatives within a safe and caring environment, with progress regularly monitored.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Niki Eyles (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Swindon Borough Council

Number of Staff: 28

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: 0730-1800

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

Overview

The Review Score of 9.1 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at St Andrew's Ridge 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 24 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at St Andrew's Ridge in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.3 out of 5 from 6 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 4.763 for Busy Bees at St Andrew's Ridge is calculated as follows: ( (239 Excellents x 5) + (36 Goods x 4) + (6 Satisfactorys x 3) + (4 Poors x 2) + (2 Very Poors x 1) ) ÷ 287 Ratings = 4.763

  • 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 4.294 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at St Andrew's Ridge is based on 6 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). 6 Reviews ÷ 20.4 Target = 0.294

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

9.1 Busy Bees at St Andrew's Ridge has a Review Score of 9.1 (9.057)

Average Ratings

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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at St Andrew's Ridge?

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Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at St Andrew's Ridge

  • Mother of Child
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  • Father of Child
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My daughter has been attending Busy Bees for a month now and she loves it. All the staff are very friendly and helpful.

The cook prepares gorgeous nutritional meals and snacks for the children and I love that she gets offered such a wide selection of foods at the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Andrew's Ridge? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Words can’t describe how highly I rate this nursery with my son preieviously attending a different nursery for a year and then moving to this one he has developed so much since. He is baking every week and enjoys coming home and eating his tasty treat. The girls at the nursery supported him extremely well when he was potty training. He seems to do a lot more activities here and their online portal is amazing for being able to see photos of what he’s doing during nursery. They also have a very secure entrance in and out of the nursery which makes me feel extremely safe to leave my son there. Everyone that works there is extremely polite and nothing is to much trouble. 5 star nursery with out a doubt!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Andrew's Ridge? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has been going to Busy Bees for four months now and she loves it.
Like any new Mum, I found it very difficult going back to work and leaving her at nursery, but the staff were so reassuring and caring not only to my daughter but to me too.
I have really seen a change in her confidence and she has a great relationship with her key worker. Busy bees always keep me up to date on her progress and make me aware of things that have happened during her day. She gets a good variety of food there and never seems to turn away a meal.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Andrew's Ridge? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

My daughter has been at this nursery for a year now, since 9 months old. She is learning so much, and is always well cared for. She is also extremely happy here and enjoys being there for her 2.5 days each week. She goes in with a smile and comes out the same way. The staff are excellent, very communicative and carry out lots of fun and educational activities. I would highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Andrew's Ridge? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My 2 1/2-year-old son has attended since he was 10 months old and prior to that my daughter attended for several years before starting school.

The staff are absolutely amazing from the staff in the rooms, to office staff and management, everyone always goes out of their way to assist with any queries and also in a timely manner.

Most of the staff are the same staff that have been there since my daughter attended which to me is great to see the staff turnover is so low.

The facilities are great and in line with children’s needs, the children are also split it to specific age groups which is crucial in the early years.

My son absolutely loves going!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Andrew's Ridge? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

This is an amazing nursery. My little girl can't wait to spend the day here, and she is so well looked after that I don't have to worry. She has a brilliant time, and learns so much at the age of 2. During potty training, staff have been extra helpful offering me advice, and her, encouragement. Picking her up is my favourite time of the day, hearing all the lovely things she's got up to. Couldn't praise this nursery and the staff enough!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Andrew's Ridge? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has been attending Busy Bees for over a year now and he loves it.
All the staff are very friendly and helpful and my son has a great relationship with his key worker.
I am kept up-to-date with his progress and reviews are regularly made by his key worker.
The on-site chefs prepare gorgeous nutritional meals and snacks for the children and I love that he gets offered such a wide selection of foods.
Since my son has been with Busy Bees his confidence has grown massively and he has learnt lots to prepare him for when he begins school.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Andrew's Ridge? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

We love Busy Bees. Two of my sons go there and they love it. Staff are very kind, helpful. The manager is lovely, always has time for me.
I would love to recommend this nursery to all of my friends.
We are so happy to find you. Thanks for all your support.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Andrew's Ridge? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

The staff are very friendly and will always welcome children with a smile and cuddle in the mornings if the child is unsettled at the start of the day, this has helped my son, he now runs to the lady that looks after him.
Plenty of activities that also prepares the older ones for school with their own school bag! Both my sons have gone here and both loved it.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Andrew's Ridge? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

I have always had a great response from staff members regarding any questions I have.
Friendly and fun nursery that I feel encourages my child to play/learn/grow in a safe environment with as much care as home.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Andrew's Ridge? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I am very pleased with how my 2-year-old daughter is getting on here. All the staff are very friendly and help encourage her. She has recently moved up to the next room age group and I cannot fault how the staff have helped her settle in before permanently moving over.
I can tell she's happy at nursery and well looked after. Sometimes she doesn't want to come home and wants me to stay and play!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Andrew's Ridge? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My 2-year-old LOVES her time here. She is growing and flourishing at nursery. I feel the staff genuinely know her and care about her, so feel confident she is in good hands. staff seem knowledgeable and supportive. my daughter has a dairy intolerance which is always well catered for and she is never left out.
Whenever I see other children upset staff are quick to comfort them and all children I see when I'm at the nursery seem happy and confident in going to staff or playing independently. Highly recommend!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Andrew's Ridge? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My child absolutely loves the nursery, all the staff are extremely friendly and he is very well looked after.
There are lots of activities and he comes home having learnt lots - both academically and how to be a good person.
The children at the nursery are always happy and the staff always act in the best interest of them.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Andrew's Ridge? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Both my eldest and youngest daughter attend Busy Bees St Andrews. My eldest, now in primary school still talks about her time at the nursery. The youngest has a fabulous time when there! Great facilities, great staff and management, I wouldn't trust any other nursery with my children! Would definitely recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Andrew's Ridge? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My son loves going to the nursery, he gets on really well with all the staff as do I, he does lots of activities and he's always happy when he's there.
I would highly recommend, I was very nervous as a first-time mum and having to return to work the nursery staff really helped me with leaving my son and with him settling in. Since going at 7 months to now at 18 months he's developed so much and is getting on with other children so has made lots of friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Andrew's Ridge? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I have to say, this. They have been amazing with my 2year old son.
His development has come so far in just a short space of time because the staff and the environment are incredibly professional and always put the children top priority.
All staff are friendly and helpful, the premises are always clean and my son can never wait to go and absolutely loves it. Thank you, Busy Bees.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Andrew's Ridge? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter started at Busy Bees in January 2016 when she was nearly 10 months old doing 2 and a half days.
Leaving your child in the care of others is a very daunting thing but I can not fault the care and attention she received and she settled really quickly and now runs into the nursery and has so much fun it's hard to get her out the door most days.
Starting my little one has been very beneficial, she has learnt so much and that's all down to the staff team providing such a wide range of activities for her to get involved in and explore, I couldn't ask for anything better for my child.
The food provided is outstanding and my daughter eats amazingly well.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Andrew's Ridge? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My little one attends two full days a week and absolutely loves it The staff are wonderful and will do anything they can for you. The food menu is of restaurant standard and always smells amazing. There is lots of outdoor space for play with lots of different things to do. We love the fact there is CCTV every where at this nursery and you can go along and watch your child on the cameras at any time... the ladies in the office made us feel totally at ease about our anxieties with leaving our little one for the first time. I would highly recommend this nursery for any little one! Thumbs up and 5 ***** from us

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Andrew's Ridge? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Both my children attended this nursery from 9months old until they went to school. They both are confident, well-mannered children who have thrived in primary school and I put this down to the care and education they received in their early years. The facilities are lovely as well as the staff that looked after them. I know child care costs a lot of money but it was well worth it.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Andrew's Ridge? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Brilliant nursery, my boys look forward to going every week. Good choice of food, large and well-stocked play areas with a lovely garden. Staff are always friendly and welcoming with daily updates on the boy's progress.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son was going to two other nurseries along with this one. He was very happy to go to the other two places but not happy at all to go here. He is 4 years old and he used to complain that the food in the nursery was not good. We tried for 4 months to settle him there but to no use. Finally, we had to give up and stop sending him to this nursery, even though we had paid a full months fee in advance. On one or two occasions he came out from the nursery happily, however, other times he said: "I don't want to go".

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Andrew's Ridge? Extremely Unlikely

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Average Rating:   2.4 out of 5

We've had 2 children go from babies to preschool and both have been very happy there. They get stuck straight in when they're dropped off, and are still happy (if slightly messier!) at pick-up. They talk happily about the staff who always have a smile and put a lot of effort into being engaging with the children.

The menu includes a wide range of healthy food, and my children are prepared to eat/try things at nursery that they wouldn't eat for me!

We love the folders tracking their progress and always feel assured that a range of activities are available offering different learning opportunities. The prep for school programme is a greater idea, preparing them for a small amount of responsibility but not intimidating!

There are lots of extras to get involved in e.g. Christmas/Halloween parties, photos, graduation.

I always felt my child would be well cared for and that I would be kept informed, I couldn't have left them anywhere I had doubts about, so Busy Bees has been perfect.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Andrew's Ridge? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My daughter has been attending Busy Bees since she was 9 months old and the care that she receives is brilliant. From the moment I sent an enquiry email in, 2 months before she started, I have been impressed with them. Going back to work and leaving your baby with strangers (which ultimately is what you're doing!) is the hardest thing but all the staff made the process as easy and stress-free for both of us. Nothing seems too much trouble for them even when for the first 3 months I would ring twice a day to check how she was! Every room change has been handled well, so there is no upset for my little one. All the staff always seem to be happy and want to be there, enjoy their jobs and make the day fun for the kids.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Andrew's Ridge? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Cannot fault the nursery at all. They have made such a massive impact on my son's learning and speech. They are very helpful and listen to any concerns you have. They have also helped in conjunction with my son's speech and language therapist.

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