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 of Review Score

The Review Score of 9.9 out 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 4.9 out of 5 from 24 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 5 out of 5 from 20 positive Reviews in the last 24 months.

Detailed Breakdown of Review Score

  • 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 4.85 for Busy Bees in Solihull is calculated as follows: ( (248 Excellents x 5) + (35 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 287 Ratings = 4.85

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 24 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 24 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 48 months. 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 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; 3.00 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 24 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 48 months. 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 in Solihull is based on 20 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3.00 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 20 positive Reviews (100 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 20 Reviews ÷ 20 Target = 1

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

9.9Busy Bees in Solihull has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.850) out of 10 and an Average Rating of 4.9 out of 5 from 24 Reviews over all time

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Our twin girls have attended Busy Bee's since 13 months old, they are now nearly 3. I have found the nursery to be very attentive to our girl's needs from basic care, meal times and education.
The staff are very caring and friendly and nothing ever seems too much trouble. Our girls love going to nursery
and always have lots of fun whilst learning, key learning activities are well planned.

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Average Rating:  Average rating  5 out of 5

Our overall experience at the nursery has been great. The staff have been reassuring keeping us informed of our daughters progress.
We are encouraged by the continued teamwork between us and the nursery team to ensure that our daughter learns and has fun.

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Average Rating:  Average rating  4.9 out of 5

Lovely nursery very friendly and fun environment for the children. Focus on learning and developing skills while tailored tot he individual child. Key worker very caring and has a real bond with my daughter, she absolutely loves it.

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Average Rating:  Average rating  5 out of 5

We moved our son from another nursery and its the best decision we made. He has been so happy and settled since he came here and developed lovely relationships with staff and other children.
The nursery is happy and friendly and the activities carried out are varied and many.
The feedback from staff
is good too, it's easy to see how my son is developing.
I can't recommend it highly enough.

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Average Rating:  Average rating  4.1 out of 5

The nursery is very attentive to our needs and preference. Our child is enjoying nursery very much.

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Average Rating:  Average rating  4.9 out of 5

Love Busy Bees and all the staff here. My son loves it here.

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Average Rating:  Average rating  4.9 out of 5

We have found the nursery great so far. My son has settled in well and seems to really enjoy his time there. All the staff are very friendly and professional.

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Average Rating:  Average rating  4.9 out of 5

Our son enjoys his time at nursery with all of the staff and his friends in his room.
The support from the staff is always brilliant and they get to know your child as well as you do. An amazing provision from an amazing team.

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Average Rating:  Average rating  4.9 out of 5

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.

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Average Rating:  Average rating  5 out of 5

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

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Average Rating:  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.

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Average Rating:  Average rating  4.8 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.

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Average Rating:  Average rating  5 out of 5

Fantastic staff, professional, friendly and experienced. Our 2-year old cannot wait to get there in the mornings! He is developing well in all areas thanks to the support of the care workers.

Could not be happier - Busy Bees in Solihull to anyone!

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Average Rating:  Average rating  5 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.

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Average Rating:  Average rating  5 out of 5

Excellent nursery, facilities, staff and focus.

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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.

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Average Rating:  Average rating  4.3 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.

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Average Rating:  Average rating  5 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!

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Average Rating:  Average rating  4.7 out of 5

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

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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.

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