Busy Bees in Solihull

Blythe Gate, Blythe Valley Business Park, Shirley, Solihull B90 8AF

Busy Bees in Solihull is a purpose-built nursery where staff have up-to-date knowledge and skills on current childcare objectives and regulation, benefitting from a wide range of expertise being part of the UK's largest adventure.

Within an homely environment, children are able to enjoy numerous activities, including group and child-initiated play, indoors and outdoors. There is a construction area and interactive smartboards to help develop IT skills.

Although a countryside location, the nursery is easily accessible by road. Children can enjoy the nearby nature trail and learn much about wildlife.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Leanne Wells (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Number of Staff: 16

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

Overview

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees in Solihull 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 15 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees in Solihull in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.6 out of 5 from 11 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 4.844 for Busy Bees in Solihull is calculated as follows: ( (155 Excellents x 5) + (20 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 179 Ratings = 4.844

  • 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 4.55 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees in Solihull is based on 11 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). 11 Reviews ÷ 20 Target = 0.550

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

9.4 Busy Bees in Solihull has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.394)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    14
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
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    0

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

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    15
  • Likely
    0
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    0
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    0
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    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees in Solihull

  • Mother of Child
    11
  • Father of Child
    4

Excellent daycare, the care and attention given to the children is excellent and this shows in the outstanding award by Ofsted. Keep up the good work.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

We are very happy and pleased to see our boys development.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Since my daughter began at Busy Bees in Solihull, she has progressed so much. I am very happy with her development and most importantly she is happy there. Staff are very caring and work hard to help develop my daughter.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Very good, staff are friendly and helpful. We are provided with daily feedback on our child's day. We have a happy child who is learning lots here at the nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

We are really happy with Busy Bees in Solihull. Our son has come on leaps and bounds since starting. The staff are always happy and really care about the children, my son loves coming to the nursery. The information I receive back at pickup time and on the parent-zone app is thorough and very reassuring.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Excellent nursery, facilities, staff and focus.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I couldn't be happier with the nursery. My child is always so happy to attend. The activities they do are engaging and the staff are fantastic.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Really pleased with the care given to our son. Provision is very good and they take on board information given.

Relationships between staff and parents are strong. The app is really useful but feedback at the end of the day is really useful.

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

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

It is a lovely nursery. My son loves it here. I don't have to worry about his as he is very well looked after. The activities are plenty and are very meaningful. Highly recommend the nursery!

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

An excellent nursery with lovely staff who genuinely care about the children. My son is happy here.

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Busy Bees foundation class has provided my son with so many opportunities to excel. I am amazed by how much he learns on a daily basis and how interactive and exciting the activities are. The nursery leaders are genuinely caring and take a real interest in my son tailoring activities based on his own learning style and interests. My son is now in his 4th year at Busy Bees and I could not fault it. He and all his family will be so sad when the time comes to leave for school in September.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

We have been using Busy Bees in Solihull for both our sons. Our eldest is now in school and our youngest is in the preschool room. The preschool room has recently been refurbished and rebranded as the Foundation Class and it is an incredible setting. The children are supported in their developing independence, and there is gentle introduction of structured learning. This is based around themes that the children are interested in, and there is a wide variety of activities around that theme each week. Each child has a home learning journal with a personalised activity for the weekend so that we can reinforce what our son is learning during the week. The foundation class has also recently introduced a pre-reading journal for each child. These new activities are making a noticeable difference to my son's development.
The ladies in Foundation class are lovely. They are comforting and engaging and have made my sons feel so settled in nursery. The care is excellent.

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

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

We have found Busy Bees Solihull to be brilliant for our son. He settled very quickly and he enjoys attending every day. All staff have been friendly and welcoming. At the nursery, they are always looking for ways to keep improving. They conduct lots of varied activities both for the children and parents to be involved in. Zumbini's was introduced before Christmas and lots of themed events.

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Our daughter has been at the nursery full time since she was 10 months old and is now in her final months of pre-school before starting school in September.

Our experience has been one based on partnership; they are an extension of our family. Our daughter’s development has been amazing, the care and dedication of the staff 110 % at all times.

The nursery is not one for resting on its laurels and is always looking for ways to improve and bring in new initiatives.

Sending your child to a nursery and placing your trust in people you have never met before is a big step to take but for us that anxiety was soon a distant memory because of the kind and caring team we have been lucky enough to experience on a day to day basis and that extends beyond those that care for our daughter on a day to day basis, the catering staff, admin staff and the leadership team are all part of the team delivering a caring and nurturing environment.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My daughter has been at this nursery since she was 5 months old and loves every day, the staff are helpful, loving and know the children as individuals. Would recommend this nursery to all friends and family.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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