Busy Bees at South Staffs Water, Walsall, West Midlands
Busy Bees at South Staffs Water, Walsall, West Midlands
Busy Bees at South Staffs Water, Walsall, West Midlands

Busy Bees at South Staffs Water, in Walsall, has fun and age-specific learning environments, with free flow base rooms, innovative play resources and CCTV.

There is a strong focus on health and nutrition alongside positive learning, making the most of each child's potential while supporting good physical development.

A key person oversees the time each child spends at the nursery, with regular observations and a learning journey that is put together for parents to keep up with progress.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Kelly Smith (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

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

Total Places for Children: 25

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Admission Information: Work place nursery only

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Reviews

9.9 Busy Bees at South Staffs Water has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.905)

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at South Staffs Water 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 14 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at South Staffs Water in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 14 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 4.905 for Busy Bees at South Staffs Water is calculated as follows: ( (153 Excellents x 5) + (14 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 168 Ratings = 4.905

  • 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 South Staffs Water is based on 14 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 5 positive Reviews (25 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 14 Reviews ÷ 5 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
    13
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at South Staffs Water?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    14
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at South Staffs Water

  • Mother of Child
    12
  • Father of Child
    1
  • Stepmother of Child
    1

I have used this nursery for both of my children and have always had utmost trust and confidence in the staff.

They look after all of the children as if they were family. The children are always happy, well fed, clean and confident to use the nursery facilities as they would their own home. The children are encouraged to learn through play and nursery even arrange outside entertainment such as music, ballet and animal specialists to visit. Safeguarding is taken very seriously and all staff are passionate about their role within nursery. My children love it here and as a mother I cannot recommend Busy Bees Walsall enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at South Staffs Water? 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 seems very settled and happy at nursery. She is always clean and fed well.
Staff are friendly and professional.
The facilities in the baby room is great.
I feel that my child's need are being met and that she is cared for and nurtured. I would definitely recommend the nursery to friends and family.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at South Staffs Water? 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 excellent nursery. The team truely care for the children and want them to achieve the best they can. The environment and activities are set up perfectly for the age ranges and at the end of the day my little one does not want to go home.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at South Staffs Water? 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: Good

It is safe to say I have pretty much used nearly every nursery in Walsall. Hand on heart, Busy Bees South Staffs Water is the best nursery. They are a small nursery that gives tailor made care for your child. My two youngest children are Busy Bees kids and they thrive. Due to medical circumstances, our kids whilst young are required to wear a respiratory monitor. Busy Bees were amazing, they used the monitor correctly and kept clear records, even taking literature to really help the very best they could. Nothing is too much trouble for them. They constantly look for new inspirations for the kids too so they are never short of fun! They bring home beautiful art, photos to celebrate special days, a nativity and graduation too. I cannot praise this nursery enough. Their staff's care and dedication to the kids is remarkable. We know them as our kid's second family. If you are looking to find the best nursery for your child/ren, stop looking, you have found it here.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at South Staffs Water? 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

Both my children have attended the nursery for almost 3 years. Whilst attending the nursery they have been cared for to a very high standard. The Manager and her team are very professional and passionate about all of the children and go above and beyond to provide the best care possible. I would highly recommend this nursery to all parents as it is not easy leaving your children but you will have full peace of mind if they attend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at South Staffs Water? 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

Both my two girls go to this nursery and really enjoy coming here, they both have settled in really well. Each day they come in they are always welcomed by a member of staff, all the staff are very caring towards the children here. Would recommend this nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at South Staffs Water? 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 eldest came to Busy Bees from 10 months old until last year when she started reception and now my youngest who has just turned one attends.
Each day they are welcomed into a warm friendly safe atmosphere where you feel comfortable to leave them and each night you are welcomed by smiley child happy within their room.
Both have loved all food made by staff and was impressed with the organisation and choice my that was given when diagnosed with a food intolerance.
Potty training was always communicated so you work together, any routines with how and when your babies like their milk were noted and any other issues communicated each night.
Children are constantly doing fun activities. There are parents nights which help you get to know other families and a summer/Christmas trip for all the family to attend.
The transition from nursery to school was really well planned by staff who explained what was happening on a daily basis.
This nursery is just lovely the staff are like family.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at South Staffs Water? 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 daughter started at the nursery in 2015 and has grown the love it and the staff. She is one of those children that is quiet and the nursery has brought her out of her shell. She was initially unsure of the staff but they prepared a booklet for her with photos of the staff in the baby room to take home. Ever since she has started in the Grasshopper room, she has become more confident. The staff are very friendly and I love hearing about what Mia has done during the day. I also love the feedback we get of what they will be focusing on with Mia so we can enforce this also at home. The nursery is a brilliant place with the focus always on the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at South Staffs Water? 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: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Lovely nursery, kind and loving members of staff.
My 3 children went there and they have so many memories.
The manager, who has looked after my oldest, nearly 10 years ago!! always has a smile on her face, and is very welcoming. The Assistant Manager looked after my little Boy from the age of 4 months old until the age of 4. He is now 10 and still enjoy a trip to the nursery to pick up his little sister and a hug from her. All the staff are very good, polite.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at South Staffs Water? 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 would highly recommend this nursery to anyone. I always feel safe leaving my daughter in their care. All the staff are very friendly and welcoming. My daughter has been here for over a year now I couldn't be happier with the progress she has made. Without a doubt the best nursery around.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at South Staffs Water? 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

Our son has been at Busy Bees SSW for 2½ years now, he has had an amazing experience from day 1. At BB, the carers are always willing to go the extra mile and accommodate to the children's needs. The children are always well looked after, they are engaged with educational activities and fed with healthy and nutritious food. My son adores his carers. They go above and beyond constantly and the love and care they have given our son was very obvious from day 1. They are passionate about childcare and this is evident in everything they do with the children under their care.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at South Staffs Water? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My first son has loved his time whilst at Busy Bees Nursery. He has made numerous friends in his time and speaks of the staff warmly even when he is at home. He looks forward to his days spent at the nursery, the staff ensure that his need to be energetic and creative are catered for and have allowed him to blossom into the character that he is. The staff provide a kind, loving and informative environment for young ones to shine and I couldn't recommend it highly enough. The proof is in the fact my second son has now just started at nursery at 10 mths old. It's a little difficult to hand over a little one as they feel a tad unsettled but I have no worries that he will take to the staff and new surroundings in no time.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at South Staffs Water? 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 really enjoys coming to nursery at Busy Bees at South Staffs Water, he first started at 9 months old and now is nearly 2. He wasn't very sure at first but has grown to love the place and has a special little friend. The girls in the nursery are great and give you lots of information on what my son has been doing during the day, including what he ate, slept and nappy changes. They are always very friendly with us both and made us feel very welcome in the nursery. He has come on so much while he has been at Busy Bees and I always smile when I walk in to pick him up and see him playing happily.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at South Staffs Water? 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

Absolutely love this nursery. Ever since my daughter started in 2013 the staff have been very supportive and welcoming and my little girl loved going to nursery and taking part in all the lovely activities the staff prepare for them. My son started in 2015 and he too loves going to nursery. My children have learned so much since they started and I certainly think it's the reason my daughters excelling at school now. It is hard leaving your children in a nursery but Busy Bees at South Staffs Water put your mind at ease and support you as much as the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at South Staffs Water? 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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