Busy Bees at Dartmouth Circus

Richard Street, Aston, Birmingham B7 4AA

Busy Bees at Dartmouth Circus is a purpose-built setting with a range of bright and airy rooms, where children can develop through the different age ranges towards the challenges of school. We have recently been graded 'Outstanding' by Ofsted.

There has been a strong focus on employing a friendly and dedicated team and the provider ensures there is ongoing training in place to keep standards high and current.

The nursery has strong community links and supports health and nutrition with a variety of tasty meals throughout the day.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Denise Newey (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Birmingham City Council

Number of Staff: 18

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

Total Places for Children: 77

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Directions:

Busy Bees Dartmouth Circus is located off Dartmouth Circus middle way, next door to the Camapnile Hotel.

Overview

The Review Score of 8.8 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Dartmouth Circus 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 12 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Dartmouth Circus in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.0 out of 5 from 4 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 4.839 for Busy Bees at Dartmouth Circus is calculated as follows: ( (120 Excellents x 5) + (23 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 143 Ratings = 4.839

  • 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 4.01 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Dartmouth Circus is based on 4 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.75

    2. Target of 15.4 positive Reviews (77 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 4 Reviews ÷ 15.4 Target = 0.260

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

8.8 Busy Bees at Dartmouth Circus has a Review Score of 8.8 (8.849)

Average Ratings

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  • Good
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Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Dartmouth Circus

  • Mother of Child
    10
  • Godmother of Child
    1
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

Best nursery ever, best staff ever, they are so friendly and nice.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has only been at the nursery for nearly a week and he already has settled so well. He will come home and tell his older brother and grandmother all the things he did at nursery. The staff at this nursery are amazing they bond with my child very well and treat him like he is their own child and that is one of the things I love about this nursery.
The management also have a kind, warming spirit that makes me feel so comfortable every time I bring my son to nursery. I wish I knew about this nursery when my eldest was younger because I would have definitely brought them here.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Wonderful nursery, welcoming staff members and great quality of care.
Been using this nursery for 6 years and it has got better and better.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has been attending Busy Bees for almost two months. In his time here I feel he has learnt good social skills, learnt what "poo poo" is and will tell me when he has soiled. He likes to sit with a book more often and has learnt math skills such as matching shapes and numbers. The staff at Busy Bees have displayed caring and friendly attitudes towards me and my son as well as a vast pool of knowledge and experience with their own children.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Dartmouth Circus? 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 absolutely loves it. They are so lovely, kind and caring towards both myself and my son.
The nursery are very informative about how my son is progressing with daily handovers. They do not hesitate to call if there is a problem or my son is ill.
Leaving your child can be a huge worry, however, I have had no worry leaving my son here and would recommend Busy Bees to my friends and family.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My god daughter has been attending since the age of 9 months and I feel she has come on really well. The staff are really friendly and the teaching is excellent. Management are always on hand and resolve any issues immediately. I would definitely recommend this nursery to anyone looking for childcare.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

We are absolutely delighted with this nursery. The carers, the attention, the curriculum, the routine brought out the best in our child. The changes we've noticed in him since he started here are amazing. He absolutely loves his nursery and thoroughly enjoys being there. The way we have observed carers handling all children is fabulous and all the kids seem so happy!
A big thank you to each staff member in the toddler room for their love, understanding and patience in dealing with our child. You all will be so sorely missed! Take care and all the very best.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My son started coming to Busy Bees when he was 10 months old till he was 4 years old. I was very happy and relaxed to take him to nursery due to the staff being friendly and welcoming. He really enjoyed going to nursery and playing with his friends and the exciting activities that were provided. The nursery met his individual needs and he made progress in his development in the areas he was lacking. I would recommend this nursery to other parents.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

This is an inviting nursery, they are very welcoming and always greet my child when she arrives. They provided healthy and nutritional food, snacks and drinks, and cater for all requirements. They give me updates on my child's development. The staff are professional and helpful and provide a stable and inviting environment for my child to learn through play. The nursery has a family atmosphere about it, which enables me to leave my daughter there knowing that she will be safe and well looked after while I'm out working.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son started this nursery in February 2016. He settled in extremely well with help and support of the loving and professional staff. The environment is friendly and fun for the children and the learning journals are outstanding. I would highly recommend this nursery to any parent who is looking for childcare close to Birmingham City Centre.

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

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

My Granddaughter goes to nursery every day and she feels safe and well looked after. She enjoys the interaction with all staff members and is now making friends fast. She is well ahead of other children of her age due to the great commitment of all staff making play a game and great learning curve. The food that is served is varied and it has encouraged her to eat a varied diet.
The children are encouraged to be independent and try different activities.

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

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

My son had never been away from me before he started nursery. I was really anxious. I chose Busy Bees for its proximity to town, and its Ofsted report. At the settling in sessions I was impressed by how smoothly the staff worked together, how professional they were. The children were so calm, just bumbling around outside (it was a hot summer day, perfect for bumbling).There was no running, crying, shouting, hitting or fighting. My only worry was I thought the staff weren't very cuddly. A week later, however, I realised they were just taking their measure of him, and now he goes to them happily and I can see how they are quietly affectionate and reassuring.
My son didn't speak before nursery, within a month he started singing and saying his first words, naming body parts etc. His nappy area is always clean-smelling and he never has nappy rash. He walks into the room like he owns it and has no problems separating from me. The management are clear on their expectations and kind and polite.

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

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