Honeybuns Day Nursery - Stafford

15 Lichfield Road, Stafford ST17 4JX

Honeybuns Nursery is situated in the heart of the Stafford community. Professionals offer a stimulating, caring and secure environment where each child blossoms. The commitment of a highly qualified and experienced team is what makes the quality of their care exceptional. The team’s strengths include: Level 5 Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies, highly experienced Nursery Practitioners, some with over 15 years’ experience and a qualified Teacher in the Pre School team.

The nursery is well-resourced and has recently been refurbished. It has two enclosed outdoor play areas which add to the flexibility of play and activities already available with the interior itself, which includes a computer suite, a sensory room and a baby sleep room. Honeybuns Nursery has an excellent inspection record with Ofsted and pursues a company policy that respects the thoughts and opinions of parents.

Group: Honeybuns Nursery Group

Person in charge: Steph Robinson (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Staffordshire County Council

Number of Staff: 15

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

Total Places for Children: 59

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 8 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Overview

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for Honeybuns Day Nursery - Stafford 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 Honeybuns Day Nursery - Stafford in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.7 out of 5 from 8 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 4.862 for Honeybuns Day Nursery - Stafford is calculated as follows: ( (145 Excellents x 5) + (21 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 167 Ratings = 4.862

  • 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 4.678 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Honeybuns Day Nursery - Stafford is based on 8 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 11.8 positive Reviews (59 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 8 Reviews ÷ 11.8 Target = 0.678

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

9.5 Honeybuns Day Nursery - Stafford has a Review Score of 9.5 (9.540)

Average Ratings

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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Honeybuns Day Nursery - Stafford?

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Reviewer Connection to Honeybuns Day Nursery - Stafford

  • Mother of Child
    14

Honeybuns Nursery is a fantastic place where my daughter has blossomed since starting at 10 months old. I was very anxious about returning to work and leaving her, but the staff made the transition easier with settling in days, and photos putting my mind at ease.
My daughter loves going in now, she is a little older, knowing where her peg is, happily leaving me to play and learn with the other children and dedicated staff.
The introduction of the parent app is great, as it means myself and my partner can log on and see how she is doing during the day with meals/sleeps and a diary that has the personal touch of a photo each day.

How likely would you be to recommend Honeybuns Day Nursery - Stafford? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Our daughter has been going to Honeybuns Day Nursery - Stafford full time since she was 10 months old. The care she has received has been exceptional. She is now two and still absolutely loves going. She learns something new every day, experiences a range of stimulating and fun activities and learns how to interact appropriately with her peers. All of the staff are approachable, professional and caring; they all show an interest in her. We couldn't be happier with the care she receives and wouldn't send her anywhere else.

How likely would you be to recommend Honeybuns Day Nursery - Stafford? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Would and do 100% recommend Honeybuns Day Nursery - Stafford. All the girls are lovely and so welcoming. Make you feel so at ease when leaving the kids with them. The manager is amazing and caters to your every need. And the new logins of the app is fantastic.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Gentle and kind staff, regular activities for children.
Academics or things taught could be published. Children over 3 years could be taken out for a day once in a while.

Overall, nice experience and we will recommend strongly.

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Andrea Heppenstall, Marketing at Honeybuns Day Nursery - Stafford responded to this review on 07 Nov 2017:

Thank you for your lovely review. Just to let you know, we organise trips once a term for children of all ages ranging from local farms, parks and gardens as well as the theatre, supermarkets and the pet shop.

Please visit our website and click on Early Years Foundation Stage where you will find a very informative link. We also provide information on our themes in the newsletter or look out for information on the parent noticeboard.

The staff at Honeybus are amazing. I have every confidence in leaving my daughter with them. They are honest, reliable and trustworthy and they always have my daughter's best interests at heart.

They have fun whilst teaching and helping her develop and she really does get attached to them.

Honeybuns is in an old building, not the largest or newest in design but it is the friendliest, warmest and inspiring nursery that I could recommend in Stafford because the staff make it that way.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I would like to recommend Honeybuns Stafford and to share that I was extremely satisfied of the care and the education given to my daughter. She has no knowledge of the language and at Honeybuns she has learnt her first English words, made friends, play and has so much fun and activities there. Every single day the staff will come to you with a detailed report of the past day, so you are informed what is happening. As a parent, I was so confident that my child is receiving a good care and I have no worries. Thanks for your hard work and dedication! Great job!

How likely would you be to recommend Honeybuns Day Nursery - Stafford? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Absolutely love this nursery best choice by far for my children, great holiday clubs too which my girls love.

I was apprehensive when taking younger son in for his final year before reception, he is going through special needs referrals and straight away the manager and her team couldn’t have been any more supportive of our son! Now he is in a very happy place and looks forward to going into nursery and meeting his key worker and friends!

Well done Honeybuns Stafford!!

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Thank you Honeybuns Stafford for giving my son a fantastic start to his life. He misses you all greatly. A wonderful, welcoming environment where children can blossom. Hard working, caring staff and fantastic management. I can not recommended enough.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has settled in to nursery in pre-school fantastically since starting in September. He loves his sessions. All the girls are fantastic and have really been helping with his development and independence. I'm so glad I chose Honeybuns for my son to go to before he starts school.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Honeybuns Nursery is very friendly, the staff are wonderful!! The staff do amazing charity fundraising ie, poppy day and children in need. I feel that is is important that my child and others are aware of these charities and other good causes, as this broadens their sense and awareness of society, cultures and highlights the need for empathy, support and kindness towards others. The teaching methods are excellent and my child has blossomed since his attendance over a year ago. Thank you!!! x

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

All staff are very helpful and communicate well with me as to how my child is progressing. My child's development has improved dramatically since starting at Honeybuns Day Nursery.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has been in Honeybuns since March 2013 - She absolutley loves it! I have found all of the team to be caring and considerate to both her needs and my concerns as a working mum. She is always full of news about her day and what she has done during the day. I cannot fault the nursery and indeed would be trusting that they have the best interest of the children in their care at heart. The team have made going back to work an easy transiition for me as I had no cause for concern regarding my daughter during the day.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Since attending Honeybuns Nursery my son has developed a lot and has learnt how to settle with other children. He plays a lot better and communicates. I think the nursery is fantastic and would (and already have) recommend to other people.

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I have recommended this nursery to any parents who have asked me my opinion. The staff really care about the children and their well being. I firmly believe that it is completely a personal choice and everyone's outlook will be different, but for me, I know my children are exactly where I want them to be when they are away from me. My son of 3 who has a speech delay is coming on leaps and bounds, has potty trained with very few hiccups and full support and encouragement from the staff. My children are almost always skipping in to nursery and very happy for me to leave them there.
The nursery itself is run by a most accommodating manager who always seems to have time for parents and children alike. Their flexibility to suit work hours is brilliant and they have not let us down in our (so far 8 month) experience.
I have a slight niggle at how much it costs but you do get what you pay for.
I have a 1 year old in the baby room who has flourished and amused with lovely photos, crafts, reports etc coming home regularly. Every inch of space is used imaginatively and effectively. Communication is great from the staff and I am especially impressed overall.

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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