Busy Bees at Long Eaton

Wilsthorpe Road, Long Eaton, Nottingham NG10 3RX

Busy Bees at Long Eaton, Nottingham, Derbyshire
Busy Bees at Long Eaton, Nottingham, Derbyshire
Busy Bees at Long Eaton, Nottingham, Derbyshire

Busy Bees at Long Eaton, looks to inspire play and learning amongst babies and toddlers, dedicated to helping children form strong relationships and self-esteem. Key skills such as literacy and numeracy are central to the curriculum, with children able to develop and learn at their own pace.

All staff are CRB/DBS checked and the nursery adheres to strict health and security guidelines, without compromising on the friendly and homely qualities the facility is designed to achieve.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Laura Carter (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Derbyshire 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: 113

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Fees Guide: Please contact the nursery

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Reviews

9.2 Busy Bees at Long Eaton has a Review Score of 9.2 (9.211)

The Review Score of 9.2 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Long Eaton 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 Long Eaton in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.4 out of 5 from 9 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 4.813 for Busy Bees at Long Eaton is calculated as follows: ( (129 Excellents x 5) + (23 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 155 Ratings = 4.813

  • 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 4.398 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Long Eaton is based on 9 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 22.6 positive Reviews (113 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 9 Reviews ÷ 22.6 Target = 0.398

  • 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
    12
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Long Eaton?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    12
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Long Eaton

  • Mother of Child
    11
  • Father of Child
    2

When we first put our boy into nursery he struggled to settle in. However, the staff continued to help our boy settle in and eventually he did. Initially, we were not sure nursery was right for him but we have found the staff to a be excellent at helping him through his developmental stages. The staff worked with us on things we wanted them to focus on and they also gave us feedback on things we could try at home. Our boy very quickly learnt how to walk, use a spoon/fork and now that he is in the toddlers class he has learnt a lot of animals, shapes, numbers etc. The staff are very good at handing over notes at the end of the day and also giving us written information on things our boy has done at the nursery to keep us top to date. We have found the staff to be very caring and our boy loves going to nursery now.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Long Eaton? 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 been extremely impressed with all areas of the nursery. The specially designed menu ensures that your children are getting a healthy balanced diet, which is really important. The staff are warm and approachable and seem to genuinely care about the children. My little girl absolutely loves the staff, which makes leaving her in the morning so much easier. There is always loads going on in the rooms, with different activities, crafts, themes etc and the outside facilities are excellent. My little girl has made os much progress since attending nursery with regards to her speech and learning and she loves attending which is the most important thing for me.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Long Eaton? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been attending Busy Bees now for over 6 months and she absolutely loves it. She seems to have built a great bond with her room staff, they're always doing different activities, trying new things and giving the children new experiences. I feel like the staff have taken the time to get to know and her little personality and always communicate well on what she has done in the day, things she's achieved and what we can be working towards. I never feel rushed when I drop her off or collect her either.

Alice started attending nursery from 7 months and both friends and family members have commented on how well she is doing and advancing. I would recommend this nursery to any family in the area and am so glad we chose them. Alice starts and finishes her day there with a smile on her face.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Long Eaton? 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 children have been attending this nursery for two years. The care and education they receive has been amazing, and I would recommend this nursery to any parents interested. The staff have been really informative and considerate, which makes leaving my children in day care while I work, that much easier. Thank-you.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Long Eaton? 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: Don't Know

Staff are very friendly and helpful. Had no problems while my 7-month-old has been here. He really enjoys it and is coming on loads since starting and is really happy. Never had a problem, management are really friendly aswell and always there if you need help.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Long Eaton? 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 am very happy with the nursery my son goes to. All the staff very friendly and helpful. My son loves going to nursery, which makes it easier for me to leave him.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Long Eaton? 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 Long Eaton offer a friendly nursery with helpful staff who help my child learn and grow in a safe, caring environment. I'm extremely happy with the service provided and will continue to use and recommend them to others.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Long Eaton? 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

We selected Busy Bees, Long Eaton because we felt welcomed from our first contact. The care that is provided here is superb and I have been able to confidently leave my daughter here knowing that she is being nurtured and looked after similarly, or even better than I could provide day in and out. The staff here will where possible, accommodate requests for specific parenting styles and approaches to ensure a seamless transition from home to nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Long Eaton? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter moved to Busy Bees at Long Eaton in January 2017. The staff were very helpful in making my daughter feel very welcome and settled. The staff are very caring and attend to my child's needs. The nursery offers a variety of different types of activities and has an outdoor sensory garden that my daughter thoroughly enjoys. I definitely have picked the best nursery and would definitely recommend this nursery to other parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Long Eaton? 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 very good nursery environment. It's clean secure and the staff really understand my child's needs. In the toddler room, they really helped with potty/toilet training. The girls are fab! In the pre-school room, the assistants are good. There are a few things that would make the room much better.
1) The key workers to spend more time in the preschool room (rather than in any rooms).
2) I don't feel I truly understand what my child has been doing each day and always a queue at pick up time.
3) I would like to see more educational activity and parents to be informed of this.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Long Eaton? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Sasha Beesley, Digital Marketing Executive at Busy Bees at Long Eaton responded to this review on 28 Dec 2016:

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, Heather. At Busy Bees Long Eaton we promote a strong key worker bond with all our children in our setting. This is promoted by the key worker and is supported by carrying out planned activities to challenge and stimulate the individual child’s learning and development. In the absence of the key worker the buddy system is used, the buddy key worker will have a sound understanding of the child’s development needs and will provide the primary care for your child during their time at nursery in the keyworkers absence. A handover from a member of the staff team is available at collection to discuss the child well-being during the day and the different activities the child has been involved in.

We offer a wide variety of educational activities which are implemented daily which support the seven areas of the early years foundation stage. Our pre-school also offer unique learning enhancements which are used alongside the planned activities and stimulating environment. These enhancements include shake and write, babble to chatter, problem-solving to mathematics and wake and shake. Activities for home are sent home to parents/carers on a regular basis from the key worker which relates to the individual child interests and learning experiences whilst at nursery. Parent evenings are also held throughout the year to discuss the child development and progress in detail. The key worker is always available to discuss matters relating to a child when need and learning journals are available to parents to view at all times. If you have any questions whatsoever we always welcome you to ask us in nursery, we are more than happy to go through any concerns or questions. Kind Regards, Laura Nursery Manager

The staff always go above and beyond to ensure that my little boy is happy. They do lots of fun activities including learning to speak French!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Long Eaton? 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

Staff are always welcoming, friendly and happy to see you. Very happy overall.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Long Eaton? 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 staff at Busy Bees, Long Eaton were great at settling my little boy at nursery. He soon settled with the friendly staff caring for him and he was soon eager to go to nursery every day. My boy loves to get involved in all the different activities they have to offer and keep me up to date with how he is developing and also offer parents evenings and advice. Would definitely recommend this lovely nursery to other parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Long Eaton? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

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