Busy Bees in Kettering

Lamport Close, Kettering Venture Park, Kettering NN15 6XY

Busy Bees in Kettering, Kettering, Northamptonshire
Busy Bees in Kettering, Kettering, Northamptonshire
Busy Bees in Kettering, Kettering, Northamptonshire

Busy Bees in Kettering has a long standing nursery team who are experienced in supporting learning and play for early years children. The nursery has refurbished gardens, areas for role play and sensory play, while having its own door entry system and CCTV.

Within this purpose-built setting, professionals support sound physical and intellectual development, aided by healthy eating initiatives and day trips to the seaside, the zoo and adventure parks.

The team consider themselves to be working in partnership with parents, who they can offer various advice, discussion and resources.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Katheryne Cobb (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Northamptonshire County Council

Number of Staff: 42

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

Total Places for Children: 105

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day

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Reviews

9 Busy Bees in Kettering has a Review Score of 9 (9.036)

The Review Score of 9 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees in Kettering 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 7 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees in Kettering in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.2 out of 5 from 5 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 4.798 for Busy Bees in Kettering is calculated as follows: ( (69 Excellents x 5) + (13 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 84 Ratings = 4.798

  • 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 4.238 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees in Kettering is based on 5 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 21 positive Reviews (105 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 5 Reviews ÷ 21 Target = 0.238

  • 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
    7
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees in Kettering?

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

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees in Kettering

  • Mother of Child
    7

Both my children have been at Busy Bees nursery and have had the best start in life. We are really pleased we choose Busy Bees. We will be sad when our youngest goes to school this year.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Kettering? 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 very content at nursery. I wasn't sure about sending him to one at all at first but as soon as I walked into Busy Bees in Kettering I was bowled over by the organisation of how it is run and by the friendliness of the staff. You always feel listened to. I know my son is very happy there and he has a lovely bond with the staff especially his wonderful keyworker. Would definitely recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Kettering? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Both my children have attended Busy Bees Kettering. My first child started in 2010 and my second child is due to go to school this September. I really feel that it is an end of an era and not only will my child miss the daily routine of attending, I will miss the friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff.

Having attended the nursery for the last seven years, both my children have grown to be confident, friendly and independent, all of which I am sure Busy Bees have played a huge part in supporting me to achieve. I cannot thank the manager and her team more.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Kettering? 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Since attending Busy Bees in Kettering, my son has come on leaps and bounds. He enjoys his time at nursery and comes home telling us everything he has done in the day, who he has played with and what he has eaten. His speech is constantly improving, he's trying different food all the time and generally doesn't want to leave at the end of the day. His happiness speaks volumes about how much the staff do to help him develop and it allows us to return to work with peace of mind that we have made the right decision about the nursery he goes to. Thank you to all.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Kettering? 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

My son currently attends the nursery and has been attending for 2 and a half years, he enjoys every session and always looks forward to going. I can't fault the nursery at all, the staff are all amazing and always provide great activities for the children. The facilities are great, there is always something for them to do, my son loves playing with all the different things and especially loves the garden! Overall I'm very pleased I chose Busy Bees as my son's nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Kettering? 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

My daughter has been going to Busy Bees since 2013 and had travelled through the nursery from babies to pre-school. She has developed so much in confidence and learns new things every day. The staff and children have become her extended family.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Kettering? 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

A professional but friendly environment which my daughter thoroughly enjoys going to.
I feel happy and confident to leave her in their hands and if I have any concerns the team there are all approachable.
We are both enjoying the activities that are happening during December with the lead up to Christmas.
I would highly recommend the nursery to my friends, family and colleagues.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Kettering? 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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