Busy Bees in Solihull

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

Busy Bees in Solihull, Solihull, West Midlands
Busy Bees in Solihull, Solihull, West Midlands
Busy Bees in Solihull, Solihull, West Midlands

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

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Reviews

8.4 Busy Bees in Solihull has a Review Score of 8.4 (8.379)

The Review Score of 8.4 (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 4.7 out of 5 from 4 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 3.7 out of 5 from 3 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 4.729 for Busy Bees in Solihull is calculated as follows: ( (37 Excellents x 5) + (9 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 48 Ratings = 4.729

  • 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 3.65 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees in Solihull is based on 3 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.5

    2. Target of 20 positive Reviews (100 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 20 Target = 0.150

  • 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
    4
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    4
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees in Solihull

  • Mother of Child
    3
  • Father of Child
    1

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 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: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

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

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

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

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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