Busy Bees at The University of Salford

University of Salford, Statham Street, Salford M6 6PU

Busy Bees at The University of Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester
Busy Bees at The University of Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester
Busy Bees at The University of Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester

Busy Bees at The University of Salford is a purpose-built facility with its own secure outdoor play area, a high green rating for hygiene and a qualified team.

The focus is on helping children through all key stages of their pre-school development, offering care where required but also allowing free-flow play, new interests, skills and creativity to flourish.

A varied food menu supports good nutrition, incorporating any particular dietary requirements. The nursery has also received a tooth healthy certificate.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Susan Moloney (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Salford City Council

Number of Staff: 30

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

Total Places for Children: 104

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

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Reviews

8.2 Busy Bees at The University of Salford has a Review Score of 8.2 (8.156)

The Review Score of 8.2 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at The University of Salford 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 7 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at The University of Salford in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.3 out of 5 from 2 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 4.81 for Busy Bees at The University of Salford is calculated as follows: ( (68 Excellents x 5) + (16 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 84 Ratings = 4.81

  • 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 3.346 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at The University of Salford is based on 2 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 = 3.25

    2. Target of 20.8 positive Reviews (104 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 20.8 Target = 0.096

  • 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
    7
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at The University of Salford?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    7
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at The University of Salford

  • Mother of Child
    7

This is one of the best nurseries that my daughter attends. I went for different viewings, some because of building appearance, others because of how affordable it is however as we walked into Busy Bees we knew straight away that it was it. We felt very welcomed by the nursery manager and her staff, the place was clean and it was just such a great atmosphere. Highly recommend it and have been recommending to friends and family. Thank you for taking care of our little princess the way you guys do. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at The University of Salford? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Good

My children have been at this nursery for three years and they have been so happy here. Every member of staff who has worked with my children (almost all of them over the years) has been so friendly and made our children so comfortable there. I am confident in leaving them both in the care of the staff here as I know they will be well looked after. They give lots of cuddles and have really helped both my children grow in confidence. They have also taught them so much, they come home with new skills almost daily that I know they have learned at nursery.

We will all miss this nursery and the staff there lots. The food there has been very varied and encouraged our children to try new things. There are also sports classes run by an outside instructor for the older children which my little girl loves.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at The University of Salford? 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 here are extremely patient and skilled. Our little daughter is very well looked after here. Through the fun interaction games, she had become a very sociable bubbly child. It made us worry free whilst working, knowing that our little one is in this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at The University of Salford? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My 2 year old son has been coming here for over a year so has moved up a group since he started. The care he has received has always been exceptional. As a first time mum, it was very difficult leaving him when I first returned to work, but the staff were so supportive to both my son and to me. I felt reassured that he was in safe hands and was also having a great time. He has learned so much from coming to Busy Bees which showed very quickly when he first started. In the mornings the staff will always be there to give him a cuddle when he needs it at drop off time. The staff engage with the children and are always down on the floor playing with them. They are happy to chat with the parents at the end of the day and it is always great to hear about all the things he has been up to. I have always found the layout of the nursery very open and appealing with all the children's rooms off the central communal area. I would recommend this nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at The University of Salford? 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

My daughter attended this nursery from 10 months old and it's the best thing I have ever done. The staff are absolutely amazing and I have no reservations dropping my daughter off at nursery every day. The children are very well looked after and cared for.

The nursery itself is very well set out and very professional, but such a lovely fun environment for the children. My daughter has come on leaps and bounds since starting at Busy Bees, there is no other nursery that compares to this one and I would highly recommend this nursery to any new mums wishing to place their children in childcare.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at The University of Salford? 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 really happy with Busy Bees at the University of Salford. My son has been going there for 10 months and he loves it. I feel like they take a genuine interest in his well-being and that he is offered a range of activities to stimulate his development. The rooms are well kept and the outdoor areas, whilst not huge, offer plenty of space for him to run about. Communication between staff appears good and I get a 'report' of what he's been up to/what he's eaten etc every day when I come to collect him. I, like many Mothers i imagine, was nervous to leave my Son with 'other' people. I can honestly say I have complete faith that he is well looked after at Busy Bees and that he truly enjoys his days there.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at The University of Salford? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son started nursery at 11 months old and from day one has always been made to feel special and cared for by the ladies at the nursery. The staff all take the time to learn the children's names, even those they don't directly supervise. My son has had some wonderful key workers who have always ensured that I am kept informed of his progress, both with the fantastic end of day diaries and at dedicated 'parents evenings'.
Brilliant food, such a wide variety and always pushing boundaries and exploring new tastes.
Great range of activities and a good mix of structured and free play. Good use of outdoor area whenever weather allows. My son has progressed so well and seems to learn something new everyday!
The staff are incredibly supportive and approachable and have made leaving my son in childcare when I returned to work so much easier.
Cannot praise this nursery highly enough, my son is so happy and content here and has formed special bonds with both staff and the other children.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at The University of Salford? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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