Busy Bees at Southwell, Southwell, Nottinghamshire
Busy Bees at Southwell, Southwell, Nottinghamshire
Busy Bees at Southwell, Southwell, Nottinghamshire

Busy Bees at Southwell, offers specifically designed playrooms and a cheerful environment in which for specialised pre-school development to take place. Childcare professionals involve parents in as much of the service as possible, are made to feel welcome by a friendly team, with feedback surveys and CCTV further means by which clients can feel confident in the care provided.

Each child has their own key person to monitor their development, with both group and self-directed play pursued, sensory play areas and a great selection of outdoor play equipment.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Rachel Brown (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Nottinghamshire County Council

Number of Staff: 15

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

Total Places for Children: 48

Age Range: from 0 years 2 months to 5 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Fees Guide: please contact the nursery

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Reviews

9.2 Busy Bees at Southwell has a Review Score of 9.2 (9.167)

The Review Score of 9.2 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Southwell is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 9 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Southwell in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.2 out of 5 from 4 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 5 for Busy Bees at Southwell is calculated as follows: ( (108 Excellents x 5) ) ÷ 108 Ratings = 5

  • 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 4.167 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Southwell 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 9.6 positive Reviews (48 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 4 Reviews ÷ 9.6 Target = 0.417

  • 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
    9
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Southwell?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    9
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Southwell

  • Mother of Child
    8
  • Father of Child
    1

My daughter has been attending this nursery since November and I cannot say enough good things about it. The staff in particular made my initial back-to-work worries much easier as their caring and friendly nature is so reassuring. My daughter didn't take long to settle in at all and now loves going.
Getting regular updates via the app is brilliant as it lets me know exactly what she's been up to including pictures and videos, what she's eaten and when her nappy has been checked/changed. She also has a really good selection of meals and there is so much for her to do and explore. This nursery really understands the importance of parent reassurance and I would recommend without hesitation.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Southwell? 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 daughter has settled really well into Busy Bees Nursery and has already learnt so much. She has made friends and has formed lovely relationships with her key person and the girls in the baby room. I have no worries when dropping her off as I know she is well cared for.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Southwell? 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 2 children who attend busy bees, aged 2 and 8 months. I am extremely happy with everything about the nursery and the care my children receive. The staff are all very friendly and helpful, my children enjoy spending time with them and talk about them at home. My 2-year-old has learnt a lot from her time at nursery and I am given regular updates on both children's progress and development. The online service provided also allows me to see what my children have been doing each day and is always kept up to date.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Southwell? 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

The staff at Busy Bees Southwell made a huge effort to settle my child into the nursery which made my return to work so much easier. The staff are so caring and I know my little girl is really happy. I have already recommended the nursery to two of my friends who now love the nursery and the staff as much as I do.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Southwell? 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

An excellent childcare provider with outstanding facilities and extremely experienced and caring staff. As a parent of children with SEN, I couldn't have asked for any more support from all of the team. My children have made significant developmental progress and their social interaction and communication skills have improved profoundly.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Southwell? 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 2 children that attend the setting, my son in the Toddler room and my daughter attends the holiday club that is provided in the school holidays.
Due to my work commitments, I work full time, the girls make my son feel so welcomed and loved and make me feel less guilty about having to leave him. He comes home having completed many different activities, which I get verbal feedback, also having information sent directly to me via the parent zone app I have on my phone so can be informed of his meals, sleeps, nappies and observations. The outdoor space is VERY big, I love that they can access this at anytime they want to.
When my daughter attends the holiday club she is always asked what she would like to do and the girls accommodate her the best they can.
The staff are very approachable, friendly and welcoming. I would HIGHLY recommend this setting to anyone who is looking for childcare in this area, the nursery is a part of my family and is valued highly in our household.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Southwell? 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

Busy Bees at Southwell is superb. There is a lot to recommend, but of particular importance to me is the friendliness of the staff and the love and care they show to the children. Each of the staff is friendly and engaging and shows a genuine warmth and interest in the development of the children.

Another particular advantage for my daughter is the free access to secure outdoor space, with lots of space and activities for exploration. Inside, the open plan layout allows for free play and the children can choose and follow the activities that interest them. It also means the room doesn't have the claustrophobic feel of other nurseries of a similar size.

The key worker system means that I feel that my daughter is being cared for with almost as much close attention as she would be in my own home and she has built strong bonds which make her happy to go to nursery in the morning.

Anyone considering should take a tour and get a feel for the warmth and fun of the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Southwell? 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

Busy Bees is a wonderful nursery for many different reasons - First of all, and most importantly, my daughter loves it and has a great time whilst she is there (which speaks for itself), and I know without a doubt that she is safe and well cared for. It has an open door policy; the manager and staff are always so welcoming, friendly and informative no matter what. The addition of the ParentZone app also adds to the great communication between parents and staff; it's lovely to see photo's and read about what your child has been doing. There is a wide range of activities both inside and out, with access to a lovely big garden, regardless of weather; and the activities themselves are essentially centred around play so it's great to know that they are learning whilst also having fun! The meals and snacks provided are brilliant and it's reassuring to know that my daughter is enjoying delicious, healthy food when she is there. Without any hesitation, I cannot recommend Busy Bees enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Southwell? 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

Busy Bees at Southwell is a great nursery with fantastic staff. There is an open door policy and you always feel very welcomed whenever you go in. My son loves going to nursery and I am always comfortable that he is very well taken care of. The staff always come up with the new fun activities for them to do and they play a lot outside when the weather permits. The food and menu is also very good, nutritional and that my son enjoys eating. The nursery has a very homely feel and staff constantly provide feedback. They also go out of their way to organise additional activities e.g. summer fair, parents evenings, grandparents tea etc.. Management is also very friendly and great with communication. I feel that most importantly it is a very safe environment for my son.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Southwell? 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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