Busy Bees at Holmes Chapel

Manor Lane, Holmes Chapel, Crewe CW4 8AB

Busy Bees at Holmes Chapel, Crewe, Cheshire
Busy Bees at Holmes Chapel, Crewe, Cheshire
Busy Bees at Holmes Chapel, Crewe, Cheshire

Busy Bees at Holmes Chapel looks to inspire children to learn and practice their social skills thanks to exciting indoor and outdoor play areas.

The nursery has a large inspiring outdoor area including a vegetable patch where the children plant and look after fruit and vegetables throughout the year.

The food is freshly prepared each day by a dedicated cook and kitchen assistant providing well-balanced and nutritious meals each day.

It understands that many children have food allergies or cultural requirements and staff work in partnership with parents to cater for any individual child’s needs.

The setting provides formula milk for babies and will follow a parent's feeding routine.

The Baby Room has a dedicated milk preparation kitchen, where   bottles of expressed milk can be stored and prepared, if mothers are breastfeeding.

When a child is ready to start weaning, the varied weaning menu, freshly prepared by the chef, will allow the child to experiment with different flavours and textures, based on their nutritional needs.

Staff attend regular training throughout the year; this includes infection control, allergy management, safeguarding of children, food hygiene, first aid at work and paediatric first aid.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Kelly Halman (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Cheshire East Council

Number of Staff: 35

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

Total Places for Children: 105

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

9.1 Busy Bees at Holmes Chapel has a Review Score of 9.1 (9.064)

The Review Score of 9.1 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Holmes Chapel 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 6 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Holmes Chapel in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.3 out of 5 from 6 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 4.778 for Busy Bees at Holmes Chapel is calculated as follows: ( (56 Excellents x 5) + (16 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 72 Ratings = 4.778

  • 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 4.286 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Holmes Chapel is based on 6 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 positive Reviews (105 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 21 Target = 0.286

  • 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
    6
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Holmes Chapel?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    6
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Holmes Chapel

  • Mother of Child
    6

My daughter has now attended the nursery for 2 years. The staff are so friendly and welcoming, they build great relationships with the children, there are no issues what so ever. At the handover, in the morning, she just goes off and starts playing or sits down for her breakfast.
To start off with she was a very picky eater, but now eats anything that you give her. I think that this has been helped by the freshly cooked food that she has at the nursery.
The nursery has recently had a makeover and looks excellent. The facilities in the rooms couldn't be better, there is a great mixture of toys and educational equipment. My daughter has come on leaps and bounds with her vocabulary and counting, and has gained a lot of confidence!!
She also loves to play out in the large garden, that is very safe and secure.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Holmes Chapel? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The staff have made our experience very welcoming. Starting nursery with your first child when that child is a baby and you don't necessarily feel ready to juggle work and life with a little one, the staff at Busy Bees have been perceptive of how hard and challenging and emotional that can be. Flexible, kind and considerate. I sincerely hope that forms, admin and policies do not get in the way of that valuable face to face contact with parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Holmes Chapel? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I have always been delighted with the care, support and education that my daughter receives at Busy Bees at Holmes Chapel. It is clear that staff work hard at building very strong relationships with the children, ensuring that children feel safe and happy. When any problems occur, I have always been able to approach staff who have dealt with anything quickly and thoroughly. Communication is excellent- via flyers and noticeboards as well as electronically. In particular, the drop-off and pick-up communication is very good- key workers give us a lot of time, even when they are clearly busy. My daughter is very happy here because she is safe, listened to, well fed (!) and takes part in a variety of activities which are perfectly targeted to her age group and interests. I have recommended Busy Bees at Holmes Chapel to friends and have just enrolled my baby.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Holmes Chapel? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The staff at Busy Bees are excellent. I feel that they really care about the welfare and happiness of my daughter and are never too busy to share funny stories that have happened during the nursery day.
They encourage in all areas of eating and play and I feel that if I cannot look after my daughter due to work commitments, they are a very close second best.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Holmes Chapel? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Great nursery, my children are very happy there, lovely staff that really care about the children. I feel comfortable going to work knowing they are in great hands. Both children are learning constantly at the nursery and attending has helped their development and supported in making them both sociable children. There are times in the past where staffing levels have seemed low, this seems to have improved recently.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Holmes Chapel? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son has attended Busy Bees since he was eight months old. As you can imagine I was very worried to leave him as a first-time mum, but I was soon reassured by the staff, who soon learnt his routine and kept me updated with what he had been doing after every session, including photographs which were always lovely to see. He is now three and has made lots of friends and I couldn't be happier with my choice of nursery. Each key worker he has had has been lovely and they have spent time getting to know what he enjoys doing and involving him in activities. All the staff are friendly and the manager always greets him every morning and says goodbye on our way out, which is always nice
The food he has is varied, all home cooked and he always eats everything he is given!
I would highly recommend Busy Bees and look forward to seeing what new activities he will be doing next year and can't thank the staff enough, knowing he is enjoying himself whilst I can't be with him

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Holmes Chapel? 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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