Busy Bees at St Matthews

St Matthews, Shaftsbury Drive, Burntwood WS7 9QP

Busy Bees at St Matthews is a beautifully converted church, within which staff can make the most of a spacious interior in order to help children learn and develop positively and at their own pace.

A practical and child-centred approach is adopted, with each child's happiness at the centre of all decisions taken. Staff benefit from extensive training and career development.

Alongside positive early years learning, children enjoy a healthy environment where good nutrition is supported.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Jessica Sandall (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Staffordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 35

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

Total Places for Children: 111

Age Range: from 0 years 1 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Overview

The Review Score of 9.1 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at St Matthews 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 11 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at St Matthews in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.3 out of 5 from 7 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 4.833 for Busy Bees at St Matthews is calculated as follows: ( (110 Excellents x 5) + (22 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 132 Ratings = 4.833

  • 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 4.315 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at St Matthews is based on 7 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 22.2 positive Reviews (111 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 7 Reviews ÷ 22.2 Target = 0.315

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

9.1 Busy Bees at St Matthews has a Review Score of 9.1 (9.148)

Average Ratings

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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at St Matthews?

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Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at St Matthews

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  • Father of Child
    4

My child has attended the setting since he was 10 months old, he is really settled and really enjoys coming to nursery. There are days where he is a bit unsettled when I drop him off but the staff are excellent and he normally settles down within a few minutes of me leaving him.

The parentzone app is excellent and helps us keep a track of what he has eaten throughout the day, the observations are also lovely to read after a long day at work.

My child enjoys it that much it takes me almost 10 minutes to get him out of the nursery every evening.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Matthews? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter attends the Pre School at St Matthews and she loves it. She is excited to go every morning and her confidence has increased greatly. The staff in the room are excellent. They keep the parents updated and involved in the current topic so we can continue to discuss this at home. A few weeks ago my daughter had a relapse with toilet training and getting herself dressed. I spoke to the staff members and they were so helpful offering advice to try at home and they also completed some activities with the children about morning routines which really helped resolve the issue quickly. The activities are excellent, creating rockets in the garden, making cookies and cakes, kinetic sand etc. Having the parent zone app on my phone is also a great tool for keeping in touch. I can see what she has eaten in the day and any pictures or observations that have been completed. I would certainly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Matthews? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My little boy has been going to the nursery since he was 12 months old. He is now 18 months. His development has come on in leaps and bounds. The staff are fantastic.

The dedication that they give the children is phenomenal. He comes home every day having experienced something new. Whether it be through singing, dancing or messy play.

Would highly recommend the nursery in regards to flexibility with being a shift worker and the communication is great.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Matthews? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

My son has attended this nursery since he was 10 months old.
when he started I was a little nervous and the staff helped with this transition.
He has always been really happy to go into nursery and very rarely got upset
He has made some lovely bonds with all the staff team and nothing is ever to much for them either.
They are very accommodating with extra sessions.
He is now 18 months old and still really enjoys his days at nursery.
I have access to see what he has been doing in the day via parent zone.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Matthews? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

The nursery is very we'll equipped and provides excellent quality childcare ranging from good quality food to more than capable nursery staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Matthews? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Busy Bees at St Matthews is a fantastic nursery. The staff really care about the welfare and development of my daughter. She had a short period of physio and staff helped her daily exercises. The nursery is immaculate and has a real family friendly atmosphere. The food is great too! I also love that I can drop my daughter off in the mornings knowing that I don't have to take wipes/nappies/bottles/milk - it' all provided by Busy Bees at St Matthews.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Matthews? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My child enjoys attending nursery here at Busy Bees. All the staff are very welcoming and he has a great rapport with his key staff member. Since starting Busy Bees at the age of 2, we have seen great improvements in his social skills and in other developmental areas. He is always very excited at the end of the day to tell mommy and daddy what activities he has done throughout the day and will sometimes apply these at home to everyday situations. Our son is a very fussy eater, however, staff have managed to get him to eat or try some different foods and they have given us recipes/pictures of meals that he enjoys at nursery, for us to replicate at home. We really find the parent app very good too as it is very informative regarding his day at nursery and when there are pictures/videos posted it is nice to see him doing the activities he talks about.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Matthews? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My youngest daughter has recently started attending Busy Bees and I can not fault her settling in period, she is so happy to arrive at nursery in the mornings, the staff have been fantastic, they really have got to know my daughter in such a short space of time and have made my wife's transition back to work so much easier.
My older daughter also attended Busy Bees for 3 years so I know my daughter will grow in confidence with her time there.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Matthews? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Both of my children attended Busy Bees at St Matthews. My eldest has recently left to go to school and I cannot praise the staff highly enough for turning him into the sociable, confident boy he started school as. As a result of attending this nursery the transition to school was seamless. He already understood good routines and was used to interacting with peers and adults. My youngest still attends Busy Bees and the staff have been incredibly accommodating when he had to have an operation. Risk assessments for his return were done extremely quickly and communication between staff was exemplary. The staff at this nursery are incredibly friendly and really get to know the children quickly and genuinely care about them. My children love Busy Bees at St Matthews and so do I as a parent. I feel confident when I leave my child that he will be safe, cared for and experience a wide range of stimulating activities.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Matthews? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son struggled to adjust to the nursery setting when I first went back to work. The staff couldn't have been more accommodating to his needs and ours. As a result, our settling in period was extended without question and we've never looked back. Busy Bees has also accommodated our little one when we've needed. The range of activities offered, the facilities and moreover the staff are brilliant!!! They are incredibly supportive, kind and caring and everyone is so friendly. The variety of foods offered has broadened our fussy eater's tastes and willingness to try new things.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Matthews? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Over the past few years, both of my children have attended Busy Bees at St. Matthews Nursery and have thoroughly enjoyed their time. The staff are fantastic and cared so very much for my children. My son is in the pre-school room at present and loves coming every day.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at St Matthews? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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