Busy Bees at Market Harborough

Torch Way, off Northampton Road, Market Harborough LE16 9HL

Busy Bees at Market Harborough offers skilled childcare within a safe and secure environment, helping parents to organise their busy lives while ensuring their child enjoys an environment dedicated to learning through play.

Suitable for children from six weeks to five years olds, the purpose-built nursery has a large outdoor area, including soft surfaces and wildlife areas that children adore exploring. Extended opening hours are available to parents and nutritious meals are served by a quality cook.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Abigail Stearman (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Leicestershire County Council

Number of Staff: 25

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

Total Places for Children: 118

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Overview

The Review Score of 8.7 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Market Harborough 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 5 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Market Harborough in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.9 out of 5 from 4 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 4.767 for Busy Bees at Market Harborough is calculated as follows: ( (46 Excellents x 5) + (14 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 60 Ratings = 4.767

  • 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 3.919 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Market Harborough is based on 4 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.75

    2. Target of 23.6 positive Reviews (118 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 4 Reviews ÷ 23.6 Target = 0.169

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

8.7 Busy Bees at Market Harborough has a Review Score of 8.7 (8.686)

Average Ratings

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    4
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Market Harborough?

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Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Market Harborough

  • Mother of Child
    5

This has to be the best nursery in the area. They are caring and understanding of my child's needs. They cater for all with their onsite kitchen and chef. They have outstanding facilities. They have so much room for all the kids and the staff are super helpful, friendly and informative. When I went back to work full time I had never left my child with anyone else and they were very reassuring and sent me updates of how my child is doing through the day via the app. I honestly wouldn't choose anywhere or anyone else to leave my son with.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Market Harborough? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I have used Busy Bees at Market Harborough for nearly 3 years now for both of my children, and have been very happy with it. My children have always been well cared for and happy - sometimes its a struggle to get them to leave!
The building is spacious and light and the recently refurbished outside area has lots of age-appropriate activities for each room to access independently.
The staff are caring and approachable, the meals are varied and nutritious, the manager is very accommodating, and the nursery has a very good value full-time rate. I would definitely recommend this nursery to others.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Market Harborough? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Both our boys have attended Busy Bees and have been very happy there. The needs of different aged children are well catered for and they are the only nursery that I know of the go the extra mile to get them ready for school from the Spring before they start. Staff are more than approachable with their open door policy to management, flexible and communication is good and on the rare occasion that I have questioned something, it has been resolved quickly. In my opinion, the management team have gone the extra mile for us, supporting my youngest externally with speech therapy as well as ensuring they work with him on improving his speech on a day to day basis. On a practical level, Busy Bees provides longer cover than any other nursery in the area and whilst I don't often use them fully, its very comforting to know they are there. I am also confident that my children are completely safe whether in the building or playing in one of the free flow gardens. Thanks to managemetn and team.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Market Harborough? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

My child has been with this nursery since he was 6 months old, going from a morning a week through to full time. The staff are approachable and professional and helped me as a new mum. I love that my child is excited to go into the nursery and loves his key worker. I am kept up to date throughout the day as to what he has been doing, what he’s been eating and when he’s been sleeping. With an ever-changing work schedule, the manager has been very accommodating with me changing booking patterns.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Market Harborough? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My child has attended this nursery for 2 and a half years and has been cared for by all the staff in the nursery at some point. I have found the staff to be professional and friendly. My child has built really good bonds with them and looks forward to her sessions.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Market Harborough? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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