Busy Bees in Wollaton, Nottingham

Bramcote Lane, Wollaton, Nottingham NG8 2NG

Busy Bees in Wollaton, Nottingham is a purpose-built facility with secure access entry, offering early years children stimulating indoor and outdoor environments that are ideal for free flow play.

The nursery has achieved five stars for its environmental health commitments, while a focus on all the key EYFS objectives is complemented by nutritionally balanced and healthy meals.

Staff receive ongoing training to keep standards high and up-to-date. There is also a commitment to tracking every stage of each child's development with learning journals and progress reports, which parents can discuss regularly.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Michelle Blancheon (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Nottingham City Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 109

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1900

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

Overview

The Review Score of 9.2 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees in Wollaton, Nottingham 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 14 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees in Wollaton, Nottingham in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.4 out of 5 from 8 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 4.844 for Busy Bees in Wollaton, Nottingham is calculated as follows: ( (142 Excellents x 5) + (24 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 167 Ratings = 4.844

  • 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 4.367 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees in Wollaton, Nottingham is based on 8 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 21.8 positive Reviews (109 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 8 Reviews ÷ 21.8 Target = 0.367

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

9.2 Busy Bees in Wollaton, Nottingham has a Review Score of 9.2 (9.211)

Average Ratings

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  • Good
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  • Satisfactory
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees in Wollaton, Nottingham?

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Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees in Wollaton, Nottingham

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  • Father of Child
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  • Grandmother of Child
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My son attends this nursery. It is a fantastic nursery, the staff are brilliant and know my child really well.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Wollaton, Nottingham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My grandson attends this nursery and has settled in really well and formed a bond with his key worker. All the staff are friendly and welcoming when we drop off and collect him. He enjoys his time at nursery and has made lots of new friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Wollaton, Nottingham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My child is always very happy to come to preschool and never wants to leave at the end of the day! The staff are friendly and welcoming and always greet us with a smile in the morning.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Wollaton, Nottingham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My daughter has attended this nursery since she was 6 months old. The staff are brilliant and she has always had a great bond with her key person. The activities on offer are always exciting and challenging. The staff are always welcoming and friendly.
My daughter is now moving up to preschool and is so excited about the move she can't wait to use the fantastic outdoor area.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Wollaton, Nottingham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son started nursery when he was two and went into the toddler room at Busy Bees, The nursery staff have been excellent and really took care of him and his needs. At first, he was really upset when I Ieft him, but the staff were always on hand to give reassuring cuddles. The food provided is excellent and there's always a different range of thing on offer. The toddler room staff helped me potty train him and again they have been invaluable with this. The encouragement was fantastic and made the process a lot easier. The outdoor facilities for toddlers are just the right amount of space for small people. My son has recently moved into the three to five room and the staff are lovely and professional, again the outdoor area is brilliant with a slide and lots of space to run around. Overall Busybees have been an excellent childcare provider and I'm glad I chose them. It is just sad we are moving out of the area and cannot continue with Busy Bees

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Wollaton, Nottingham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Very pleasant staff, make an effort to get to know my children. Good range of activities and meals.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Wollaton, Nottingham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.1 out of 5

My child loves attending the nursery, she is always happy to go and the staff are very warm and welcoming. She has developed socially and will play happily with others. My child’s learning has progressed strongly whilst attending the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Wollaton, Nottingham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Fantastic nursery. Both my children are very happy at Busy Bees. We are pleased with the level of care and teaching they receive. I would highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Wollaton, Nottingham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

We are really happy with Busy Bees Wollaton, our little boy has attended from a baby and he has grown and developed well within the baby unit, he has recently moved to the toddler room. He is really happy going to nursery. All the staff are really friendly and helpful and my son has formed good bonds with the staff in his room.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Wollaton, Nottingham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

It is a wonderful nursery. Staff are great and my son's key person is fantastic Everyone from reception to the managers are always happy to help! I would recommend it to any other parents with little ones. Our Little one is always happy to go to the nursery and can't wait to tell us what he has done that day!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Wollaton, Nottingham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son has been attending the nursery for nearly a year now and he really enjoys it.
The staff are lovely and very caring and every morning I am confident I leave him in safe hands.
The communication is also really good - At the end of each day the staff always provide me with feedback about my son and I can also log into a Busy Bees online portal to track his sleep, eating and activities. If I am concerned about anything or want to check how he is doing, I can call any time through the day and the staff would happily give me an update.
I am very happy with the activities provided like weekly Jo Jingles classes, painting, even creating Christmas decorations which my son is really enjoying!
There is also a good range of toys babies can play with, all carefully selected for the correct age group.
The meals are prepared on site and my child always enjoys them. He is a food allergy sufferer and the nursery had no problem accommodating his needs.

I would recommend the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Wollaton, Nottingham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My little boy is 3 years old and has attended nursery since the summer of 2014 and has really thrived and developed in so many ways. The rooms are exciting and stimulating allowing children to develop their social, creative, communication and listening skills as well as their physical and emotional development. The staff are really warm, friendly and welcoming and my son has formed lovely bonds with his key workers. Nothing is too much trouble and you are always greeted with a smiley face when entering the nursery. The office has an open door policy and you never feel like you are intruding. We are always kept up to date with his progress both through when being dropped off or collected and regular parents evenings. I can honestly say I will be sad when he leaves next year and I'm sure he will feel the same. I strongly recommend any parent/carer who are thinking of sending their little one to nursery to have a visit.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Wollaton, Nottingham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My little boy has attended Busy Bees Wollaton since he was 1 year old. He is now 3 and a half and we couldn't be happier with how well he is cared for. The nursery provides a safe, caring and fun environment for my little boy to enjoy visiting.
The staff are so kind and caring and look after the children so well. I feel like my little boy is very safe in their care.
The educational activities provided to the children are well thought out and make for an enjoyable learning experience. Each child has a key worker who really makes an effort to plan the care and educational activities for their children.
The nursery is very well managed, both in an individual room and overall level. All of the staff are approachable and give good feedback at the end of each day.
I couldn't recommend this nursery highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Wollaton, Nottingham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Very knowledgeable and caring staff, our son has settled in very quickly and loves going to the nursery. Communication is excellent and the staff offer a range of activities which support his physical, social and developmental needs. We are very pleased with the service they offer.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Wollaton, Nottingham? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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