Bush Babies - Leicester City

Lyndon House, 146 Upper New Walk, Leicester LE1 7QA

Bush Babies - Leicester City opened in 2003 and is situated in Leicester City Centre's conservation area of New Walk. The beautifully converted Grade II listed Victorian villa is within easy walking distance of the city centre, train station, Leicester University and Queen's Road.

The nursery has three light and airy floors for babies, toddlers and pre-school children, and each room has been carefully planned to give flexible space for group and individual play within the activity areas.

Two outdoor play areas keep the children at the heart of the space and design, allowing them to explore and be naturally curious. Children can engage in the world around them by growing plants and vegetables, climbing and being musical.

The experienced staff team is dedicated to providing the very best care and learning for the children whilst involving the parents by valuing their input in their child's time at the nursery.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Fay Hendon (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Leicester City Council

Number of Staff: 15

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

Total Places for Children: 54

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0745-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Fees Guide: £180.00 per week + funded sessions

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Reviews

9.6 Bush Babies - Leicester City has a Review Score of 9.6 (9.595)

The Review Score of 9.6 (maximum of 10) for Bush Babies - Leicester City 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 8 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Bush Babies - Leicester City 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.

  • 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 4.854 for Bush Babies - Leicester City is calculated as follows: ( (82 Excellents x 5) + (14 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 96 Ratings = 4.854

  • 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 4.741 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Bush Babies - Leicester City 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 10.8 positive Reviews (54 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 8 Reviews ÷ 10.8 Target = 0.741

  • 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
    8
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Bush Babies - Leicester City?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    7
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Bush Babies - Leicester City

  • Mother of Child
    8

Our daughter has now been at the nursery for a year and she absolutely loves going. I barely get a backward glance when I drop her off! The staff are brilliant - caring, friendly and engaging. Our daughter is currently in the youngest room and the key workers there are amazing. They dote on our daughter and this feeling is replicated back. I feel incredibly reassured dropping her off in the morning, knowing she's in safe hands with people who genuinely care. This is echoed with key workers in the other rooms - we feel as though all the team 'know' our daughter.

The nursery feels homely and safe. The location is beautiful and the children spend lots of time outdoors.

Would we recommend this nursery? We would and we have! Making the decision of where and by whom your child will be cared for in your absence is emotional and daunting but we absolutely know we made the right decision, we only have to look at our daughter and her development to see that.

How likely would you be to recommend Bush Babies - Leicester City? 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 have had two children at Bush Babies, one has left to go to school and one is currently there. They both thoroughly enjoyed and continue to enjoy their time at nursery. They have gained great friends and learnt a lot. The carers there are are a huge asset to the nursery and work very hard. I haven't had any negative feelings about leaving my children in their care. I thought it was great for the children when there were two male carers at the nursery, they were there for most of my daughter's time there but unfortunately, they are not there now. A negative issue I have experienced is the high turnover of staff at the nursery. I believe it is very important to me that the staff are happy in their jobs so they can care for my child properly.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Our daughter has been attending this nursery full time since she was 6 months. She is now in the pre-school group and will be there for another year. What I have always loved of Bush Babies is that it is extremely cozy, primarily thanks to the staff but also for its New Walk location and the Victorian house that hosts it.

How likely would you be to recommend Bush Babies - Leicester City? 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

Our daughter has been at Bush Babies - Leicester City on New Walk since she was about 6 months old; she's now been there over 2 years. What made us choose Hollybush was the enthusiasm of the staff. We've found that they really get to know the children and really care about them as individuals. The most important thing for us is she's happy there and has lots of fun! I would definitely recommend anyone looking for a nursery have a look!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Leicester City Busy Bees have been great with my son. He was with them from the age of 2 until he was 4. Unfortunately we left the nursery a few weeks ago due to relocating and moving out of Leicester. The staff are great and the care and time the key workers spend with the children in fantastic. My son developed a close relationship with not only his key worker but all members of staff - they all player such an important role in my sons life which has been great for him. Very professional at all times and the being best out of the children. Would recommend.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

This Day Nursery is having all the facilities with excellent care and support for my child. We are lucky to be part of the Busy Bees as a parent and would like to thank the staff and recommend this place to colleagues in future.

How likely would you be to recommend Bush Babies - Leicester City? 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

Fay Hendon, Manager at Bush Babies - Leicester City responded to this review on 04 Mar 2017:

Thank you for your review, we are so pleased with your comments, I will inform the team and share your kind feedback.

We're very happy with the care our two children have received thus far. Both are welcomed warmly and are kept safe throughout each day. The rooms are vibrant, full of sensory opportunities, and child-centered.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Fay Hendon, Manager at Bush Babies - Leicester City responded to this review on 02 Mar 2017:

Thank you so much for reviewing the nursery. I will share with the staff team your kind comments.

I love this nursery. I feel safe to live my son on this nursery. I will recommend to my friends to come and leave the kids because I am extremely happy with my son's development. It is very clean and organised.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

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