Busy Bees at Longbridge, Birmingham

Devon Way, Longbridge, Birmingham B31 2SF

Busy Bees at Longbridge, Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands
Busy Bees at Longbridge, Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands
Busy Bees at Longbridge, Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands

Busy Bees at Longbridge, Birmingham is a purpose-built nursery consisting of four rooms for age-specific learning and a wonderful outdoor play area.

The nursery's team are well-established and have built up a strong reputation in the community. There is also an on-site catering team that focuses on making sure children have all the vitamins and nutrients they need to develop.

All Busy Bees facilities are committed to family-friendly policies and child-centred initiatives.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Jenny Forsythe (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Birmingham City Council

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

Total Places for Children: 60

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.7 Busy Bees at Longbridge, Birmingham has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.660)

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Longbridge, Birmingham is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 26 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Longbridge, Birmingham in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 26 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 4.66 for Busy Bees at Longbridge, Birmingham is calculated as follows: ( (220 Excellents x 5) + (80 Goods x 4) + (10 Satisfactorys x 3) + (2 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 312 Ratings = 4.66

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Longbridge, Birmingham is based on 26 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 12 positive Reviews (60 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 26 Reviews ÷ 12 Target Reached = 1

  • 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
    18
  • Good
    8
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Longbridge, Birmingham?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    21
  • Likely
    5
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Longbridge, Birmingham

  • Mother of Child
    23
  • Father of Child
    3

A fantastic nursery. The staff are caring and approachable and provide stimulating activities for my daughter. She's always happy when I pick her up. It's also good to know my daughter receives a wide range of delicious fresh meals so she is getting the varied diet that I can't always provide at home.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Longbridge, Birmingham? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Really nice pleasant place to leave our child in a caring safe environment. Staff are always friendly and attentive. Extremely satisfied.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Longbridge, Birmingham? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son attends this nursery as has my daughter who is now at school. The staff here are very caring and attentive. They also listen to parents concerns finding safe practical ways to implement new processes. Staff are always happy and management ensure you are happy too. The food is excellent, wide variety and fresh everyday. I will continue to recommend this nursery. My son is very well cared for here.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Longbridge, Birmingham? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter started at Busy Bees Nursery when she was 7 months old. The thought of having to leave my child with strangers was so distressing, however, the staff made the transition so easy, they genuinely care and show deep affection for the children.
My daughter is now 3yrs old and loves her days at nursery, she does so much there and has so much fun. The meals are healthy and balanced. The communication between staff and parents is brilliant. I would definitely recommend this nursery to anyone. The staff are so lovely and helpful, from the office staff to the staff in the rooms.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Longbridge, Birmingham? 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 loves going here, the staff are friendly and approachable. All the activities are great, fun and educational. We're very glad we did pick this nursery for our son and we do praise the staff for all they do.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Longbridge, Birmingham? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Overall, we are very pleased with Busy Bees, the staff are all professional and friendly with high standards. We are happy all aspects including our son's key worker reception and how we are kept informed of changes on events. Our son has developed really well so we can't expect any more than that. Thanks for all your hard work.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Longbridge, Birmingham? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has been at this nursery since May 2016. I am very happy with the care she receives. She loves going to nursery.

All the staff are lovely. When speaking to the staff they genuinely care for the children and are not just doing a job. They have an in-house Nurse who can assist with any medical concerns you may have. I am kept up to date on a daily basis with what my daughter has done that day and they have events that parents can be involved in also.

Excellent nursery and I would recommend it.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Longbridge, Birmingham? 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

There were concerns about my son's behaviour due to his delay in communication. I have been called a couple of times to come and pick him earlier than the normal time, I was so worried and disturbed because most of the time I am always at work. After having a couple of meetings to discuss way out, we were able to sort the problem.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Longbridge, Birmingham? 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

We are very pleased with the nursery, our daughter has settled in really well, she has lots of fun and chats about the staff and children when at home. The staff are all very friendly and I particularly like the fact that they all know her name regardless of whether they work in the office or directly with her.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Longbridge, Birmingham? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has been at this nursery for just over 2 years now and loves it, he has been well supported by the staff in all 3 rooms he has been in and I know he will miss them all when he goes to school in September.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Longbridge, Birmingham? 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: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I found it quite difficult to decide which nursery was best for my daughter and so far I am happy I made the right choice.
The staff are very friendly, welcoming and helpful and I feel that whatever I ask of them they always do everything they can to help. It's refreshing to see a good balance of nursery nurses from various age groups and many of the staff have been employed there for many years.
The facilities are good and clean and there is a good variety of food, where various dietary needs are catered for.
The Manager and/or Deputy are there at all times and I feel they are very caring and considerate to my child.
Even though my daughter has only been there for a short amount of time, I feel content that she is very well looked after and that I made the right choice in sending her there.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Longbridge, Birmingham? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

An excellent nursery with friendly, experienced staff. My son settled in really well and is really happy here. The staff are really approachable and happy to help and support you with any concerns you may have. Its a wonderful nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Longbridge, Birmingham? 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: Excellent

Busy Bees at Longbridge is the best place for my daughter. Very nice and experienced staff. They are helpful and able to recognise child's needs and respond to them. Highly recommended!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Longbridge, Birmingham? 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

An amazing parent partnership! Great communication between staff and parents. All nappies are supplied free of charge, it's a real plus.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Longbridge, Birmingham? 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 was worried about my daughter settling into the nursery as she only attends one day a week but has settled in so well at Busy Bees Longbridge, she talks non-stop about her friends and what she has done when I pick her up. She really enjoys it and has come on so well since starting. The staff are amazing and really friendly and I know she is being well looked after. I have a detailed report each day I pick her up down to what and how much delicious meals she's eaten, couldn't recommend enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Longbridge, Birmingham? 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 child started in August 2016 and overall we Happy with Busy Bees at Longbridge, Birmingham. A few teething issues to begin with but overall we are happy with sending our child here. One thing I would say is that a number of ill children or outbreaks of illness is frequent (every 2-3 weeks), but I guess little children and grubby hands spreads germs. The majority of staff are great, it took some time with others to warm to but all friendly and willing to help.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Longbridge, Birmingham? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

This is a great nursery, both my children attend and love the environment, activities and staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Longbridge, Birmingham? 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

Since my son has attended at a full-time position he has settled much quicker. The staff have been very patient and understanding about his emotions.
They are honest about whether or not he has a good day or a bad day.
I feel less cake/sugar treats (not that much is given) and more simple plain vegetables to be offered, only as this is my sons' personal preference.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Longbridge, Birmingham? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Busy Bees Longbridge welcomed my daughter to the nursery in September 2016 where she has settled well and made beautiful relationships with her keyworker and friends in the room. She is really well supported in her development and I am regularly updated on her progress in the week. I can't thank the nursery enough for making my child and me a great part of the nursery team.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Longbridge, Birmingham? 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 pleased with Busy Bees Nursery. I have total confidence in their care for my son.
All the staff are lovely and I know my son enjoys his time there.
It's nice to know he is so well looked after.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Longbridge, Birmingham? 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

Very welcoming. The staff are friendly and always willing to help. My daughter has formed good relationships with the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Longbridge, Birmingham? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Poor

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Poor

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Longbridge, Birmingham? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My daughter started Busy Bees in Oct 2016, we were made to feel very welcome. My daughter went from a long term nursery in Preston, to Busy Bees preschool class and she absolutely loves it, she settled in so quick. The staff at this nursery are amazing, friendly and professional. I drop my daughter off with a big smile on her face and pick her up with a smile on her face. I would 100% recommend this nursery and will miss it when she starts school in September 2017. Thank you, Busy Bees, for such a warm welcome towards myself and my child.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Longbridge, Birmingham? 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

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Longbridge, Birmingham? 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

Sometimes I feel I lack a detailed handover at the end of a day, depending on staff. The care is good and my son really enjoys his days at nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Longbridge, Birmingham? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Very good, no complaints.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Longbridge, Birmingham? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

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