Busy Bees in Daventry

Ashby Fields, Wimborne Place, Ashby Fields, Daventry NN11 0XY

Busy Bees in Daventry consists of six rooms that are resourced to support all areas of learning in a unique and exciting way, looking to inspire the imagination of babies, toddlers and pre-school children.

With dedicated outdoor play areas for each age group exploration is at the tip of children's fingers. The nursery is a short distance from Daventry country park where the children can enjoy collecting leaves and exploring nature.

A committed key person system is in place as the nursery understands the benefit of focusing on the individual child, supporting each child to pick up new skills at their own pace and offering regular discussion for parents.

Learning journals are compiled to show how children are meeting the objectives of the EYFS, and working towards their next steps for learning. Staff are highly trained regularly to develop new skills and use the most up to date styles to meet children's individual needs.

Come and have a look at our Outstanding nursery today to see for yourselves what we are all about.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Hannah Smith (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Northamptonshire County Council

Number of Staff: 33

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

Total Places for Children: 97

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

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

Parking:

Private car park

Overview

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees in Daventry 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 13 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees in Daventry in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 10 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 4.852 for Busy Bees in Daventry is calculated as follows: ( (134 Excellents x 5) + (19 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 155 Ratings = 4.852

  • 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 4.515 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees in Daventry is based on 10 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 19.4 positive Reviews (97 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 10 Reviews ÷ 19.4 Target = 0.515

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

9.4 Busy Bees in Daventry has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.367)

Average Ratings

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Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees in Daventry

  • Mother of Child
    11
  • Father of Child
    2

I cannot recommend this nursery enough. The staff are amazing, friendly and brilliant with the kids.
I've had the pleasure of attending two events at the nursery and seeing how the staff are with the kids at various parts of the day, was lovely. They are compassionate and enthused about their jobs. Parents get a great handover with the good and the bad and will always ask how my son has been before he starts his session and if he's feeling a bit out of sorts, one of the girls will always take him off for an activity he likes to cheer him up as I leave.
The range of activities is great and the outside area is secure with great equipment/toys for the kids. The food is also of a high standard with the menu putting my parenting to shame.
The staff in the office are amazing too. They have been patient with us during our application and were considerate of the issues we had during our move (his start was delayed by complications moving house) and they adapted to our needs and requests.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Daventry? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

It’s an absolutely fantastic nursery. Always made feel welcome and the girls who work there are absolute diamonds. Couldn’t wish for a better nursery and teachers. Would recommend Busy Bees in Daventry to everyone. One happy momma.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Daventry? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has been at busy bees since he was 8 months old and he is now 2, and coming on so well with the help of all the staff. He has an amazing relationship with his key worker and all the staff at the nursery this makes it so much easier to leave him on a morning knowing that he is so happy. When picking up, the staff will always tell me what he has been up to in the day, what he has eaten and how much. (the food is always healthy and well balanced, and smells amazing) The staff at the nursery are always willing to listen and implement things you are trying at home, at the moment this is potty training, the staff have started a sticker chart for my son when he does his business on the potty (he loves this). The new management team are very approachable and always have a smile on their faces greeting you with a good morning (my son also loves). Overall in the time my son has been at the nursery, I have had no problems, and all my questions have been answered quickly and professionally.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Daventry? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has come on leaps and bounds since going full time and loves the ladies who look after him. Would highly recommend this nursery to anyone!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Daventry? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Warm welcome from staff and my son loves going. He plays and learns - seems to be a good balance. My second child will be joining soon. I have noticed an improvement since management changed. Would recommend to others.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Daventry? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Good nursery, staff are helpful and great with our kids. Food always looks good and the kids enjoy it too.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Daventry? Likely

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

Love this nursery. My daughter is in the preschool and has got so confident in herself, counts, has started to write her name and is making friends.

The staff are great and so friendly.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Daventry? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has been attending Busy Bees Daventry for 18 months and thoroughly loves it. The team at the nursery are always welcoming and care for him extremely well. I wanted the best childcare and certainly, I have it here.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Daventry? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter loves going to nursery, she's only in one day a week but this doesn't stop her having a great time and looking forward to it each week. The staff are great and the food is outstanding. She always comes home very happy and with a full belly.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Daventry? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Brilliant nursery. All the staff are wonderful, and deal promptly and rapidly with any queries. My child enjoys going here, and I am very happy to send her here.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Daventry? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our son has been at Busy Bees in Daventry for three and half years (since he just turned one and he is now nearly four and a half). The stay and play option is an excellent way for the children to become familiar with the setting and staff, and also for the parents to experience the nursery, which hugely helped with the settling in process for all of us. Our son absolutely loves going to nursery and all the staff are really friendly, but also give good feedback that enables us to support his development.
The food is cooked on site, there is a good variety and they encourage the children to try new things. The transition up between the rooms is handled well and not just at a specific age, our son is quite shy and they phased it over several visits which really helped. We would highly recommend this nursery as the care for children is outstanding.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Daventry? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My child has been at Busy Bees Nursery since the age of 6 months and he has just turned 4. He has loved all of his time at this nursery and is very happy there. The transition through stages and different rooms in the nursery are always handled well so there is minimal disruption to the child. The staff are brilliant and the range of activities is exceptional. The food offered is all cooked on site and is of a very high and healthy standard. The staff engage well with the children and the parents. There is a range of themed days and open days throughout the year to engage the children and parents which always goes down well. I would not hesitate to recommend this nursery to other parents and children. The whole nursery has just been redecorated and the outside areas are brilliant for the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Daventry? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son has been at Busy Bees for the last 2.5 years and we could not be happier with the service we have received. Being a teacher myself, I did my homework on the local nurseries and after a number of visits, my husband and I chose Busy Bees hands down. The staff are friendly & engaging with the children & always make the start of your day easier. (We've all been there when a 'drop-off' is difficult or emotional & the staff just make this situation a whole lot easier!) The activities he does on a daily basis are fun, varied & directed entirely at the appropriate level. We are always told on collection, what they've managed to squeeze into their jam-packed days! My son like most 3yr olds has a lot of energy & loves being both creative & messy, as well as practical & learning new skills. Busy Bees certainly caters for everyone! The food is also an area that has totally impressed us, with the variety & high standard. Our son is very happy here & I would highly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Daventry? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

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