Busy Bees at Northampton, Spinney Hill

Kettering Road, Northampton NN3 6AA

Busy Bees at Northampton, Spinney Hill, Northampton, Northamptonshire
Busy Bees at Northampton, Spinney Hill, Northampton, Northamptonshire
Busy Bees at Northampton, Spinney Hill, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Busy Bees at Northampton, Spinney Hill, is a purpose-built nursery with both indoor and outdoor play areas, six rooms that are suited to different age ranges, including a baby room, rooms for 1-2 year olds and 2-3 year olds, as well as a pre-school room.

The aim of carers is to help prepare children for the challenges of full-time education, while safeguarding all areas of health and security, helping parents to support a balanced diet and keeping up-to-date with regulatory requirements.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Jade Shillington (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Northamptonshire County Council

Number of Staff: 45

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

Total Places for Children: 111

Age Range: from 0 years to 5 years

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

9.1 Busy Bees at Northampton, Spinney Hill has a Review Score of 9.1 (9.134)

The Review Score of 9.1 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Northampton, Spinney Hill is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.6 out of 5 from 17 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Northampton, Spinney Hill in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 12 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 4.593 for Busy Bees at Northampton, Spinney Hill is calculated as follows: ( (125 Excellents x 5) + (75 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 204 Ratings = 4.593

  • 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 4.541 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Northampton, Spinney Hill is based on 12 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 22.2 positive Reviews (111 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 12 Reviews ÷ 22.2 Target = 0.541

  • 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
    11
  • Good
    6
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Northampton, Spinney Hill?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    15
  • Likely
    2
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Northampton, Spinney Hill

  • Mother of Child
    16
  • Father of Child
    1

Loving the nursery for my twins and the attachment they have with the staff and the management is really supportive.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Northampton, Spinney Hill? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I am really happy with the setting, my child is provided with lots of learning opportunities on a day to day basis and is always really happy when I pick him up from nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Northampton, Spinney Hill? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I am very happy with the care my son is getting. He is very happy and settled now in his new room and is coming on well!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Northampton, Spinney Hill? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Very happy to leave my daughter she has become so confident since attending nursery. Staff are always polite and professional.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Northampton, Spinney Hill? 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

Lovely nursery, friendly staff, my daughter has been so happy here. Staff are informative and always take the time to talk about the day and activities.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Northampton, Spinney Hill? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son is really happy at Busy Bees. The staff has been brilliant during the settling in period, and they handle his allergies very well. My son looks forward to going each time, which is the best what a parent could hope for! Thanks, Busy Bees, for doing such great a great job!!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Northampton, Spinney Hill? 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Very happy with this nursery. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable and my son enjoys coming here. Would definitely recommend!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Northampton, Spinney Hill? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son feels very comfortable in the nursery. He has really good relationship with members of staff in his room. The key person is working with him on each areas of development and sharing ideas and analyses with my and his dad.

My son is getting be more confident with socializing with other children and communicating about his needs. Also, he has got many opportunities to be creative and develop his imaginary skills. I am very pleased he is attending to this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Northampton, Spinney Hill? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Satisfactory

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Amazing nursery, great with the children. Very child-focused, friendly and helpful staff who make you feel like part of the family. Would highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Northampton, Spinney Hill? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter attended Busy Bees from 6 months old and I truly believe this gave her the best start in life while we had to work.
The ladies got to know us inside and out and met our demands.

She would need to he bribed out each night when she didn't want to leave and this reassured me that every day she attended was full of fun.
The food was top notch and the nursery kept clean and tidy. Surprising really as busy.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Northampton, Spinney Hill? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

Our children started this nursery aged 10 months and have progressed through the rooms. There have been issues but when they cropped up, we immediately met with the nursery manager and she dealt accordingly and professionally.

Each room caters for specific age ranges and activities/toys are suitably placed. Most staff are attentive to our children's individual needs. The premises is one of the best we viewed; with one ground level access for all rooms, extensive garden/outdoor space for separate age ranges. We like the parental /public involvement events held at the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Northampton, Spinney Hill? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son really enjoys the nursery and has settled really well. All the staff are lovely and make you feel welcome all the time. They attend to all the needs of you and your child. I wouldn't send my son anywhere else.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Northampton, Spinney Hill? 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

This is a great nursery. The staff are great, always welcoming and take the time to make sure the children settle in well. My child always has fun at nursery, eats well and is well cared for.

The areas for the children are spacious and clean and the large garden areas are great.

I would definitely recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Northampton, Spinney Hill? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

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

I feel that the organisation of daily activities and staffing may have suffered in the last 2-3 months in Poppies room.

There doesn't always seem to be enough staff per child on, a lot of changes lately.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Northampton, Spinney Hill? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Good

Sasha Beesley, Digital Marketing Executive at Busy Bees at Northampton, Spinney Hill responded to this review on 29 Nov 2016:

Thank you for reviewing our nursery, Jayne. We understand that there have been some changes in the Poppies Room lately and we are working closely in partnership with parents to ensure that all children’s interest and needs are exceeded through the care we provide. This room has the nursery’s full support, with the deputy manager working as a mentor inside the room whilst it is being refurbished to create even more space for our children to play, explore and develop. We use room ratio monitoring grids each and every day alongside the daily room registers to ensure that our ratios are maintained. If you have any concerns at all or would like to find out more about our plans for this room please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Nursery Manager whilst dropping off/picking up or give us a call at a time suitable for you on 01604 494868. Kind Regards, Spinney Hill.

My child enjoys nursery. He is keen to go and has a good relationship with the staff and children in his class. I have seen great improvements in his confidence and social skills. I feel the staff are reliable and friendly and would not hesitate to recommend this nursery to others.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Northampton, Spinney Hill? 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The nursery has great facilities and the staff there are all wonderful.
Offering the opportunity to attend baby groups and free play before I enrolled my son was the perfect way to get to know the staff and get a feel for the surroundings.
My son has settled in nicely and has really taken to the staff, which is lovely to see and leaves me with great confidence for his care there.
I would absolutely recommend this nursery :)

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Northampton, Spinney Hill? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son loves coming to nursery, all of the staff are very welcoming and make him feel happy and comfortable. This make me at ease when I have to leave him to go to work. He is always kept busy and loves learning new things through play.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Northampton, Spinney Hill? 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

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