Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)

23 Hilcote Street, South Normanton, Alfreton DE55 2BQ

Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery), Alfreton, Derbyshire
Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery), Alfreton, Derbyshire
Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery), Alfreton, Derbyshire

Cherubs South Norman is situated in the residential area of South Normanton, Derbyshire and has been owned by Cherubs Nurseries since 2013.

The nursery is split over two floors and has three spacious play rooms where the children are looked after according to their age and stage of development. The nursery implements the Early Years Foundation Stage which is delivered by the professional childcare team who are driven, motivated, dedicated and understand the benefits of age appropriate learning.

The nursery offers the 15 hour funding session for both two, three and four-year-olds. The nursery has a very large outdoor area which backs onto the open countryside. Children can explore in the mud kitchen, learn about nature, take part in growing activities and work together with their peers whilst den building. The outdoor area has recently been developed to allow free flow access offering a flexible approach for the children.

Cherubs South Normanton also offers wraparound care and holiday care through its partner, Step Ahead Kids' Club. The Step Ahead Kids' Club takes and collects children from the local schools and Kids' Club runs through the school holidays, offering an extensive programme of activities for the children to take part in such as chocolate parties, themed days and trips out.

The experienced and passionate childcare team follows the EYFS and ensures the children develop their key skills and take part in stimulating and educational activities and trips to ensure positive outcomes for all children are achieved. All members of the childcare team are trained to Cherubs Nurseries' high standards, with all the staff members training towards any current training. Moreover the majority of the team is also trained in paediatric first aid, safeguarding and health and safety.

Children are kept safe with secure fencing and key-coded entry systems.

Group: Cherubs Nurseries

Person in charge: Nikki Hutson-Walker (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Derbyshire County Council

Number of Staff: 13

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

Total Places for Children: 55

Age Range: from 0 years 6 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Fees Guide: £41.50 Standard Day

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.7 Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery) has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.734)

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery) 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 48 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery) in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 13 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 4.734 for Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery) is calculated as follows: ( (440 Excellents x 5) + (117 Goods x 4) + (18 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 575 Ratings = 4.734

  • 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 Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery) is based on 13 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 positive Reviews (55 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 13 Reviews ÷ 11 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
    38
  • Good
    10
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    42
  • Likely
    6
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)

  • Mother of Child
    38
  • Father of Child
    9
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

Overall I am really happy with the nursery my daughter goes to and her development. I have noticed a huge improvement in my daughter's confidence and abilities. Her relationship with her key worker is really nice to see.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? 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

Sarah, Operations Manager at Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery) responded to this review on 27 Nov 2017:

Thank you for your lovely feedback. I will pass this on to the manager and her team.

Good experience so far. New this month. Baby happy/satisfied. Staff bubbly, helpful and approachable. Setting is clean and tidy.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? 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

Sarah, Operations Manager at Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery) responded to this review on 23 Nov 2017:

Thank you for your lovely feedback. I will pass it on to Nikki and her team.

All the staff are friendly and welcoming. I am extremely happy with how my son is looked after and his development.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? 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

Sarah, Operations Manager at Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery) responded to this review on 23 Nov 2017:

Thank you for your lovely feedback. I will pass it on to Nikki and her team.

I am extremely pleased with my child's experience at this nursery. He is developing well and enjoys himself here. Would recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? 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

Sarah, Operations Manager at Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery) responded to this review on 23 Nov 2017:

Thank you for your lovely feedback. I will pass it on to Nikki and her team.

A brilliant nursery, very caring towards my son. Made him feel really settled and comfortable. Couldn't be happier.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? 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

Sarah, Operations Manager at Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery) responded to this review on 23 Nov 2017:

Thank you for your lovely feedback. I will pass it on to Nikki and her team.

Very pleased with the nursery, absolutely fantastic staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? 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

Sarah, Operations Manager at Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery) responded to this review on 23 Nov 2017:

Thank you for your lovely feedback. I will pass it on to Nikki and her team.

This nursery has massively improved our child's development! Highly recommended!

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? 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

Sarah, Operations Manager at Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery) responded to this review on 23 Nov 2017:

Thank you for your lovely feedback. I will pass it on to Nikki and her team.

The thought of leaving my little boy with anyone filled me with dread, but this nursery has made it a really easy transition for us.
The staff are excellent and friendly too. The outside space is a real plus point. I love the fact that they go outside most days and get some fresh air.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We are very pleased with the progress that our daughter has made these last few months at nursery. She loves being there and learning new things.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Very very happy with staff and nursery. My son really enjoys it. I needed to bring him one day for a family emergency and they fed him for me no problem. I couldn't ask for a better nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? 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 is very happy at this nursery and it has helped to develop her speech and interactivity with other children. I am at ease when taking my daughter here as I know she loves going and has learnt a lot since starting in June this year.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Lovely, friendly & informative key worker & team that have supported my little boy so well. Since starting nursery my son has grown so much in confidence. With the support of the staff there he has mastered potty training and his speech along with his behaviour has improved so much. He loves walking into the nursery to discover what exciting, new activities the staff have set up for them to do. He really likes the outdoors and they have a lovely, huge outdoor space which I know he loves exploring. They provide a range of well balance meals/snacks and there has never been a time where my son hasn't eaten all of his dinner up here, so I know he enjoys them too. He has learnt so much since starting and I know he absolutely loves coming here to this nursery, sometimes the most difficult part is getting him to leave come home time.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? 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 is the most polite boy ever, he plays well with other children, is bright and has loads of friends from nursery, he has learnt to ride a bike and loves nursery every day, staff so polite and friendly

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? 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 am very happy with how my son has settled into the nursery. His development is improving, he comes home showing us the new activities/words that he has learnt. Overall we are very happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

The team at Busy Bees are fantastic and all helped and supported my daughter and our family to get her potty trained.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? 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

Very informative and well-kept record of details. I had a very professional experience and very friendly. Highly recommended.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? 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

We are quite happy with the nursery.
1, Consistent staff.
2, Good understanding of kids needs.
3, Good activities for kids.
4, Friendly staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

Glad we chose Busy Bees for our daughter, this is our second child to attend and we would recommend Cherubs to other parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? 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

We have been really pleased with my son's development. He is starting to come out of his shell. His key worker has been really good with him and makes sure he is settled if he gets upset. Cherubs is a good safe nursery and we love the outside space.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? 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'm really happy with my son's progress at the nursery in general. My child seems really happy and confident. His key worker has been really great with him and we really appreciate having her in preschool.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has been going to this nursery for just over 2 months. The staff here have been fantastic. They are friendly, professional and caring. I am sure my son is going to love his time here.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Busy Bee have provided my little boy and myself with reassurance and confidence in him being happy and settled when I have returned back to work. He engages well with all staff and always happy to see them and the nursery in a morning meaning I can also go to work knowing he is happy and confident being where he is for the day. Busy Bee has always been very helpful and flexible when I have ever needed to book any extra dates due to last minute meetings at work. I have also noted a definite improvement in developmental areas when he was attended.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

As an overall review it is a good nursery. The staff are very friendly and look after the children. I couldn't wish for better key workers. They take their time and look after their needs.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

We have both enjoyed my child's time in nursery, he has come on well with his speech and interaction with other children. All the staff are pleasant and take the time to get to know the children. It is a very friendly atmosphere.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Very happy with this nursery for my children. Friendly staff who my children are settled with.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? 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

I would recommend Busy Bee Day Nursery to any parent/carer for their children. From the management/staff/food/learning I cannot fault- my daughter, I believe, has developed and progressed really well, she is only 3 years old but the knowledge she has of general topics of life. I can only thank the staff at the nursery. I am hoping she will now have an advantage for when she starts school.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My child first started nursery in September and had not socialised very much. She has also only said a handful of words. Every member of staff have helped my child's progress and informed me every step of the way. I am very happy with how much my child has come on since being here.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? 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

Happy environment, friendly, helpful staff. Happy children.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Good

I'm very pleased with Busy Bee Day Nursery I have had my eldest go here and now my second daughter goes. They have helped a lot with her speech and communication. I'm looking forward to sending my son (7months) in the future. I know all my children are well looked after by the team.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We consider the Busy Bee Day Nursery to be a safe environment for our son. His key worker and the rest of the staff are friendly and we have confidence they are providing the best care. This is a reflection in our son enjoying nursery and telling us "he had fun!" We appreciate the nursery taking the children to different places and getting them outside.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

The whole team at Busy Bee Day Nursery have been so accommodating since my child's diagnosis with Coeliac. It is always great to hear about the positive steps he is making in his development.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

It's always worrying when leaving your children with someone else to look after. I have a 1 year old and two year old that having been coming to Busy Bees South Normanton since September 2015. At the time my youngest was only 11 months old, it's hard to leave them at such a young age. I can honestly say that I feel that all the staff here take very good care of my two boys. They come away smiling and happy and I know they are learning and developing at the same time. At the end of each day you get a report of what they eaten, how much sleep they've had and what they have been doing during their day. This is great to keep us mums informed but it is also great to talk through your child's day with them (if they're old enough). Every single member of staff here is lovely and I feel happy when dropping the boys off that they are cared for. If you need advice they are there to help with this too as between them all, they have a lot of experience. I would definitely recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Good

Sarah Savage, Company Operations Manager at Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery) responded to this review on 08 Mar 2016:

Thank you so much for this wonderful feedback. I will pass the feedback on to the staff team

The staff are always friendly and helpful. It's our first, and they gave us tips, info and support. Our daughter really enjoys it, and the learning structure is very good. The outside space is great and will be lovely in the summer.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Good

The staff at Busy Bees are lovely and always happy to help or reassure with any concerns, they have an excellent relationship with my child, who is always happy to attend.
The setting is of a good size with a spacious outside area for the children to play and explore.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has been at Busy Bees for 4 months now and loves it! She was 16 months when she started settled in very quickly and is confident with the staff. She learns so much during her 2 days a week and often comes home knowing a new word and has even taught me the actions to nursery rhymes! The staff are excellent and very friendly and I would recommend the nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter loves coming to nursery and is very settled. Nursery has made her more confident an she is very polite. Busy Bees have always accommodated her allergies. I would always recommend Busy Bees, excellent nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? 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

Simply Fantastic.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I take my grandson on a regular basis. The staff are friendly, helpful and sympathetic. If my grandson is not having too good a day I tell them, and they are so good with him. When he first started nursery he was and still can be quite overwhelmed. They quickly put him at ease giving him and us reassurance, so we knew when we left him he would be okay, which means a lot and gives us peace of mind. Nothing is ever too much trouble and they are very accommodating.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? 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 Busy Bee Nursery in July and now goes full time due to work commitment. She has settled in very well and staff are brilliant with her. She had very few tears from day one as the staff are very confident and dedicated. We get written feedback every day which is excellent. Staff is always available and happy to answer to any queries you have.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? 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've found that Busy Bee Nursery and all the staff have helped my daughter come along with lots of things and improved with her speech since being here.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? 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

The child care is exceptional at Busy Bees Nursery. My son is learning many more words and good social behaviour. The pre-school room is a great place for him and he loves going to play and learn with his friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

2nd child at this nursery, age gap of 9 yrs. and still recommend. Staff turnover a shame.

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Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Satisfactory

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Busy Bee Day Nursery staff have been excellent. Really helpful, kind and friendly and very professional. Our two year old daughter has really loved going so much so that she didn't want to come home at the end of the day! The facilities are excellent with a lovely garden at the back. We would just like to say a big thank you to everyone at the nursery!

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? 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 has massively benefitted from attending nursery. He is a happy, clever and sociable little boy. Lovely big garden for kids to play in. They love being outside.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son loves attending here, he has a great time with at his friends, and is always reluctant to leave the fun at the end of the day. I'd recommend to any parents to bring there children here. It's always been a pleasure attending.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? 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

Busy Bee Nursery is highly recommended by myself. The staff are extremely friendly, courteous and helpful. I am very confident that my children are cared for whilst in the care of staff and they are highly educated whilst at nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? 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 has attended this nursery for the last 2 years. All the staff are very friendly and she is very happy. I have been really impressed with how my daughter has grown and how she has developed into a young girl. Very happy with the standards of care given, and the development plans in place. There is excellent grounds to the nursery for outdoor playing and the meals provided are of good quality and are of a varied diet. I would definitely recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? 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 took a little time to settle but now enjoys being at the nursery and comes home full of stories as to what she has been doing whilst there. My daughter adores the outdoor space and I would recommend the nursery to others.

How likely would you be to recommend Cherubs South Normanton (previously Busy Bee Day Nursery)? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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Staff Profiles

Nikki

Nikki Hutson-Walker

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2015

Description:

"Hello, I'm Nikki. I currently work at Cherubs Nurseries Derby location as the Nursery Manager. I chose to work with children as I have always been very interested in how children learn and develop. I wanted to be able to contribute to their development in a fun and exciting way through positive relationships and learning through play. I feel I have a natural ability to connect with children at all levels.
I currently hold an NNEB, Paediatric First Aid, Level 2 Fire Safety, Safeguarding, SEND, Level 2 Food Safety.
As nursery manager my role is to maintain and ensure the smooth day to day running of the nursery. This provides a safe, caring and stimulating environment for childcare development, promoting learning through play. I monitor and supervise staffing levels and their development. I act as a role model to other staff members ensuring quality of care is provided to a high standard throughout the day nursery. Within my role I demonstrate strong leadership and communication skills. I have good business skills and a clear understanding of child protection, early years care, and educational issues.
If I had to describe working for Cherubs Nurseries in three words I would say it's professional, motivating and challenging. I provide an outstanding childcare service by ensuring all individual children’s needs are met. I attend relevant up to date training and provide training opportunities for the staff team to develop their personal individual needs. Networking is important within our group of nurseries and working with outside partner agencies.
We provide a variety of resources for the children to use to learn and develop to their full potential. My career plan for the future is to aim is to maintain a high level of childcare to all children within my nursery. And continue to work hard to achieve an Ofsted "Outstanding" grade for the nursery and to continue to develop my own skills and ability within Cherubs Nurseries."

Hannah

Hannah Jacques

Job Title: Assistant Nursery Manager

Joined: 2010

Description:

"Hello, I'm Hannah. I'm currently the Assistant Nursery Manager at Cherubs South Normanton.
I began my Cherubs Nurseries career back in 2010, as an Apprentice Nursery Practitioner at Cherubs Pleasley and have since then worked my way to Assistant Nursery Manager. Qualifications wise I hold a Level 3 in Children's and Young People's Workforce, SENCO and Behaviour training. I also have all the essential Cherubs Nurseries training such as Paediatric First Aid, Health and Safety and Safe Guarding. I have always, from a young age, wanted to be involved with children and I think coming from a family with lots of nieces and nephews I knew that childcare was where I wanted to be. If I could describe working for Cherubs Nurseries in three words would say it's rewarding, exciting and fun. Going forward I would like to grow in my role as Assistant Nursery Manager and then look to progress even further with Cherubs Nurseries."

Judi

Judi Morrell

Job Title: Senior Nursery Practitioner

Joined: 2000

Description:

"Hello I'm Julie. I'm currently a Senior Nursery Practitioner at Cherubs South Normanton.
I decided to pursue a career in childcare as I have always wanted to help children learn and develop.
I currently hold a CACHE Diploma on Childcare and Education. I ensure I provide an outstanding childcare service by making sure everything is done to a high standard, parents and carers are happy, and acting on anything required to develop further.
My favourite activity to do with the children would have to be creative/messy activities because I am able to watch the children explore and investigate new and unfamiliar items and it gives me the opportunity to look at ways to develop and extend their development and learning. If I had to describe working at Cherubs Nurseries in three words I would say it's fun, rewarding and challenging. Going forward I am going to continue to work hard, ensuring I fulfil my role as Senior Nursery Practitioner."

Kimmy

Kimmy Smith

Job Title: Nursery Chef

Joined: 2013

Description:

"Hello I'm Kimmy. I'm currently the Nursery Chef at Cherubs South Normanton. I have always enjoyed cooking and after working as a qualified nursery nurse for a number of years and taking part in various training in how food types help children grow and develop I felt that I could offer the position as nursery chef a high quality range of foods cooked to a high standard so when the opportunity came up to further my interest in cooking within the nursery environment I love I took it. My favourite nursery dish are the roast dinners although they love a variety of meals and the menus are very varied. I also love cooking chocolate brownie. My favourite dish to cook at home is anything I can barbeque as my family and I are very social and love friends and family around. If I had to describe working at Cherubs Nurseries in three words I would say it's challenging, motivating and flexible. I ensure all meals I prepare are healthy and varied by purchasing a range of healthy ingredients and fresh meats. I have also attended various training such as Food safety and have a wide knowledge of allergies and cater to all dietary requirements within the setting that the children may have."

Jorja

Jorja Barrett

Job Title: Apprentice Nursery Practitioner

Joined: 2015

Description:

"Hello I'm Jorja. I currently work at Cherubs South Normanton as a Nursery Practitioner. I've been with Cherubs Nurseries since April 2015. I decided to pursue a career in childcare as I've always loved working with children. I'm currently qualified in Level 2 however I'm working currently working towards my NVQ level 3 in Children's and Young People's Workforce. I ensure that I provide outstanding an childcare service everyday by being calm, caring, patient and making sure that all the children’s needs are met within my care. My favourite activity to do with the children is box modelling as I am creative myself but I also want the children to learn and develop whilst participating in the activity. If I had to describe working at Cherubs Nurseries in three words I would say it's enjoyable, rewarding and fun. In the future I would like to work in the Baby room as their Room Leader."