Bush Babies - Leicester Countesthorpe

The Old School House, Leicester Road, Countesthorpe, Leicester LE8 5QU

Bush Babies - Leicester Countesthorpe opened in 2000 and is a purpose-built nursery, all on one level. Welcoming and friendly, the nursery has three spacious rooms as well as an IT Discovery Cove.

There are lots of opportunities for the babies and children to explore, create and enjoy. The atmosphere is relaxed and happy, enabling the children to learn in the free flow environment by following their interests and letting their confidence grow.

The nursery prides itself on building excellent relationships between staff, children and parents to ensure that each child's needs are fully met. The qualified and experienced staff team will ensure that your child's time at the nursery is happy and fun, and their likes and interests are respected.

This adventure area offers a variety of activities where children can make their own choices, as well as take risks. There are ample opportunities for children to play and investigate - there is a pirate ship to discover; a giant sand pit to explore; a vegetable patch to tend to, rabbits to care for and opportunities for music making.

The magical Discovery Cove is a place where the children can experience and be fascinated by the world of IT and engage their sensory skills. This colourful, interactive place is where the children's imagination, thinking and creativity is developed with the touch screens, hands-on equipment and sensory activities.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Laura Jones (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Leicestershire County Council

Number of Staff: 14

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

Total Places for Children: 54

Age Range: from 3 years to 5 years

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0745-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Directions:

The Nursery is based on Leicester Road in Countesthorpe, right next to the round about.

Visiting:

The nursery is based on one level, you will be asked to sign a visitors book and you will then be shown around the Nursery please feel free to ask any questions you wish.

Parking:

The Nursery has ample parking, there is a car park at the front of the Nursery.

Overview

The Review Score of 9.2 (maximum of 10) for Bush Babies - Leicester Countesthorpe 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 7 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bush Babies - Leicester Countesthorpe in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.6 out of 5 from 6 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 4.667 for Bush Babies - Leicester Countesthorpe is calculated as follows: ( (57 Excellents x 5) + (26 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 84 Ratings = 4.667

  • 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 4.556 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bush Babies - Leicester Countesthorpe is based on 6 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 10.8 positive Reviews (54 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 10.8 Target = 0.556

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

9.2 Bush Babies - Leicester Countesthorpe has a Review Score of 9.2 (9.223)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    6
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Bush Babies - Leicester Countesthorpe?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    7
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Bush Babies - Leicester Countesthorpe

  • Mother of Child
    6
  • Father of Child
    1

We have two children attend this nursery. Both starting when they were 10 months old. We find the staff to be caring and supportive in our children's learning. Both girls love attending and the variety of activities they undertake.

How likely would you be to recommend Bush Babies - Leicester Countesthorpe? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

Staff were always very friendly and helpful.
The girls that worked with my daughter were fantastic. She was always very anxious about me leaving her anywhere but they made her feel very safe and welcome, making it so much easier for me leaving her to go to work. They would always do a detailed handover when I returned to pick her up.
They really helped with my daughter's transition going to school, preparing her for her independence such as holding p.e lessons, teaching her to get dressed and ready for such activities.
They were always very helpful if I needed to work overtime and accommodated the hours we needed.

How likely would you be to recommend Bush Babies - Leicester Countesthorpe? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Laura Jones, Nursery Manager at Bush Babies - Leicester Countesthorpe responded to this review on 15 Mar 2018:

Thank you for your kind review, we are pleased you have been so happy with the service.

Our son loves his nursery time. The staff are genuinely caring and respond to the individual needs of the child. The interaction between parents and staff is excellent - ideas are acted on, concerns are listened to and children flourish as a result. Plus, my son loves the food and all the messy activities!

How likely would you be to recommend Bush Babies - Leicester Countesthorpe? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

The nursery has been a great development process for my daughter, she has started the nursery at approx 1 year and has eased into fulled days gradually and very well with the help and support of the wonderful baby and toddler team. The environment is warm, friendly and very welcoming with lots of activities and routine throughout the day, healthy fresh food combined with a good play space it really is a great place to send your children.

How likely would you be to recommend Bush Babies - Leicester Countesthorpe? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Laura Jones, Nursery Manager at Bush Babies - Leicester Countesthorpe responded to this review on 09 Feb 2018:

Thanks for your lovely comments, we are always trying to do the best to ensure children can flourish.

The nursery has had a really good turn around over the last few months, the new manager has made some changes which have benefited the nursery, the staff are professional and polite, the new baby room is lovely and the babies are all happy in the new room, the nursery offers a good learning environment for the children. The Pre School room has become a really fun learning room and my child is very happy in the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Bush Babies - Leicester Countesthorpe? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Laura Jones, Nursery Manager at Bush Babies - Leicester Countesthorpe responded to this review on 12 Feb 2018:

Hi
Thank you for a great review, we really appreciate the comments.

My daughter started at the nursery at the beginning of the month, I had heard mixed reviews but I am 100% happy with the care received by my daughter, all staff are understanding and make sure my daughter is cared for, it has a new manager who deals with queries very quickly. The admin lady is very polite and handles invoices and explains this very well, I am very happy with how my daughter is progressing and learning lots.

How likely would you be to recommend Bush Babies - Leicester Countesthorpe? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Blackberry Bush has been fantastic since our son started with them. The nursery itself always appears clean and the baby room has a great layout with various different sections. The staff are wonderful and have made the whole process of sending him to nursery much easier. There have been some staffing changes since he started but these changes are always well communicated. They are wonderful at letting parents know what has been going on throughout the day and keeping them updated with important information. Overall we are extremely pleased with the nursery and would highly recommend them.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

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