Busy Bees at Nottingham Clifton

Dungannon Road, Clifton Estate, Nottingham NG11 9BT

Busy Bees at Milford School is a purpose-built setting with a highly-qualified team of staff that benefit from having their skills developed through good access to learning and training opportunities.

Children have opportunities to learn and try new things each day, with free flow play both indoors and outdoors, block play for 1 to 2 year olds and Wake and Shake for 2 to 5 years olds.

Alongside positive learning, children enjoy a menu of freshly cooked food and the nursery's focus on health adds to the focus of parents for long-term benefits.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Sam Pickering (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Nottingham City Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 55

Age Range: from 0 years 2 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Overview

The Review Score of 8.9 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Nottingham Clifton 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 13 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Nottingham Clifton in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.1 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 4.795 for Busy Bees at Nottingham Clifton is calculated as follows: ( (126 Excellents x 5) + (28 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 156 Ratings = 4.795

  • 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 4.114 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Nottingham Clifton 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 11 positive Reviews (55 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 4 Reviews ÷ 11 Target = 0.364

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

8.9 Busy Bees at Nottingham Clifton has a Review Score of 8.9 (8.909)

Average Ratings

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    12
  • Good
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    0
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Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Nottingham Clifton

  • Mother of Child
    10
  • Father of Child
    3

Busy Bees has been amazing for my son. He is really seen and heard which means that his individual needs are met. He is very ready for school thanks to the work that the nursery have done with him and he is really enjoying his learning.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Nottingham Clifton? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

From our first visit to see the nursery, the manager was very knowledgeable and made sure all areas of my son's care were explained. Once my son had started, every staff member made us feel very welcome and at home. Even after over a year of attending the nursery, all staff members are friendly and polite and seem genuinely happy to be part of the nursery team. At the end of the day, time is spent going over what your child's day has been like, including what they have eaten and how much, and explanation of their activities or interactions. I am particularly impressed with their variety of meals they provide, which has meant my son has experienced a range of cultural foods which he has really enjoyed.
I feel that his key worker and other members of staff are interested in working with me to help my son progress and get him ready for when in stars school in September. My son loves coming to nursery and I believe he will be very sad to leave when the times comes.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Nottingham Clifton? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Since being at nursery my son has gained lots of confidence, especially around other children. The staff are always friendly when arriving/picking my son up from nursery, giving me feedback about my son's day, it’s also nice that they use the iconnect system so we can look at our son's development on a regular basis. Would definitely recommend the nursery to other parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Nottingham Clifton? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My son loves going to nursery and joining in all the different activities. The staff look after him very well and he is good relationships with them.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Nottingham Clifton? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I cannot fault this nursery. The staff are amazing and were so caring towards my son when he took a while to settle in. He also took a while to interact fully with the other children but again the staff were caring and supportive towards him and have helped him to build his confidence. He is now 4 and loves the nursery and thanks to the ongoing support he received, he feels ready to start school in Sept.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Nottingham Clifton? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I'm very happy with this Nursery. All staff are very kind and reliable. I can trust in all of them to care about my little girl. About learning, I can recognise that my girl is improving her speech and she's growing up with bandages and rules. The food is great. My daughter loves the nursery and every morning she's very excited to go there. Thanks for everything.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Nottingham Clifton? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Busy Bees at Clifton offer a very friendly nursery with helpful staff who help my child learn and grow in a safe, caring environment. I'm very happy with the service provided and will continue to recommend them to others.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Nottingham Clifton? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Both my children attend Busy Bees, Clifton. They are both very happy there. My eldest is in the pre-school room and has come on leaps and bounds recently. My youngest is in the baby room and loves the staff in there. I have built up a good relationship with the staff and I like knowing they are in safe hands whilst I am at work.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Nottingham Clifton? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   3.9 out of 5

I have been using Busy Bees as my child care for the past 4 years with 3 of my children, my daughter currently attends 5 mornings a week, she loves it and gets really excited to go. The staff are fab, very friendly and helpful. The nursery itself is a lovely welcoming environment with lots of fun things for my daughter to learn and do. I know when I leave my daughter is happy and in good hands. I can't fault Busy Bees and I would recommend to anybody.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Nottingham Clifton? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Lovely place and extremely professional staff!
Both of my kids are attending the nursery in a full-time program. I can say just in one sentence that all the staff replaced us in an excellent manner. Thank you for everything you are doing for our kids!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Nottingham Clifton? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My little boy has attended Busy Bees for over 3 years now and he loves coming to nursery. He has made some close relationships with the staff in his room and he has made lots of friends throughout the nursery. Since being at Busy Bees his development has really come on which will help for when he starts school in September.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Nottingham Clifton? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My little boy has just recently started the the nursery and he loves coming. He gets really excited to see familiar faces. The staff are extremely nice and helpful and make me feel welcome when I come to drop him off. I feel so at ease when I leave that he is in the best care as the staff do a fantastic job.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Nottingham Clifton? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter attends Busy Bees @ Milford School full time and is always so excited to go and see her friends and the staff especially her key worker. I am and extremely happy with the care given to my daughter and cannot fault this. I don't go very often to pick my daughter up but when I do I am always welcomed with open arms and with friendly faces. Myself and her dad cannot fault the nursery and would recommend the nursery to our friends and family.

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