Busy Bees at Sandbach

32 Crewe Road, Sandbach CW11 4NE

Busy Bees Sandbach at 32 Crewe Road, is registered for sixty-two places, employing qualified carers experienced in looking after the well-being and health concerns of babies and toddlers.

While being a friendly and healthy environment for skilled childcare to be carried out, the service is also passionate and believes that every child should receive a sound pre-school education.

Children are supported in achieving their potential through growing self-confidence, communication, literacy and numeracy skills.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Katie Metcalfe (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Cheshire East Council

Number of Staff: 12

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

Total Places for Children: 62

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Overview

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Sandbach is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 13 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Sandbach in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 13 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 4.74 for Busy Bees at Sandbach is calculated as follows: ( (116 Excellents x 5) + (36 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 154 Ratings = 4.74

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Sandbach is based on 13 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 12.4 positive Reviews (62 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 13 Reviews ÷ 12.4 Target Reached = 1

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

9.7 Busy Bees at Sandbach has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.740)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    10
  • Good
    3
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
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    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    13
  • Likely
    0
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    0
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    0
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    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Sandbach

  • Mother of Child
    13

I have sent all 3 of my children to this nursery since 2013. I would not send them anywhere else. The most important thing to think about is not how sparkly and new a building is, or how much space a room has or the discounts it offers, but what's most important are the people taking care of your children. I want and get the staff there looking after my children like I do. There is no question, each staff member makes me feel like they love each child I send there. They are delighted to see them, hug them, comfort them, really take an interest in their development, go above and beyond the care you would expect to ensure and I have happy healthy children going home.
I particularly love the fact most of the staff have been there since my oldest one attended 14 years ago and therefore shows how much commitment the staff have to a company and the community and children they serve.
This nursery doesn't compete with paint and shiny notice boards, but it certainly does with hearts and minds!

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

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

My son has been going to Busy Bees for 5 weeks now and has really come out of his shell. He started being quite attached to me and wouldn't let me out of his sight for very long but now he has the confidence to stay by himself.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter loves her nursery! After struggling with separation anxiety (both me and my daughter) the staff put us both at complete ease. The staff are extremely warm and friendly here and I feel like my daughter is cared for so well, the staff in the baby room (where my daughter is 4 days a week) make the place for me. They make the day so fun for the little ones, with baking and colouring, playing in the sand, my daughter is so busy playing when I get there still, its lovely to see.

The food always sounds delicious and nutritious - she eats almost every meal cooked with care. The place could probably do with a fresh coat of paint and some new flooring but apart from that it’s perfect for any little one and I’d recommend to any parent considering this nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Very friendly and welcoming staff. Lots of activities and games and a really good size outside area. The nursery is always clean and my daughter always comes home with a full stomach. An excellent nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter started at Busy Bees this year, after a bit of a bumpy start with my daughter's behaviour that was handled really well. She has settled really well and I love sending her.
The staff are brilliant and after finding it hard to sort payments they have been very understanding.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Busy Bees is an outstanding nursery - they have looked after my ten-month-old daughter for nearly five months whilst I have been back at work and have been extremely friendly, caring and supportive.
They take such good care of her and she loves it so much. She gets excited and kicks her legs as soon as she sees the red door.
When I was on a business trip abroad recently they emailed me some lovely pictures of her playing.
The staff are AMAZING!
Highly recommended.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

With two sons, we have been using this nursery for 6 years and are extremely happy with the provision offered. The children are happy, supported and enjoy a range of different activities. They have plenty of opportunities to develop social and academic skills. The best part of the nursery is the staff - they genuinely care for the children and love their jobs. Our children are always their priority. Despite being in age-based rooms, every member of staff knows every child. I would fully recommend this nursery as somewhere for children to be safe and happy. We will miss it next year when our son goes to school.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I have recently enrolled my son in this nursery after recommendations from other mums that I know.

My initial reason to place my little boy into a nursery environment was to help with his interaction with other children which I had felt if not addressed could become a problem in the future. From my initial look around the facilities and discussing my expectations the staff have been extremely accommodating. Reassuring me and helping me put things into place to help me and my son with his play. In little over 2 months my little boy is learning to share and play happily and safely with other children. Exactly what I wanted to achieve.

The kitchen is at the heart of Busy Bees at Sandbach with all home cooked food and the smell I just want to sit down and eat myself.
Outdoors is a creative area for the children and my 2 yr old has learned to pedal a bike. Sand, water, gardens it’s all there.
I’m extremely happy with my son attending busy bees with the attentive staff and vibrant environment.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Honestly, I don't know where to start, Busy Bees have been nothing but amazing with my daughter. From the very start, they would let me call whenever to see if she was okay and settling in well. She settled in so well, always couldnt wait to get in the room and even harder to try and take her home! Safe to say she loved it!

She has built such strong relationships with all the staff in her room. They also go out of there way to make sure she gets the most out of her day, she bakes cakes, plays with bubbles, paints and genuinely has much fun I get so many fun photos! They also work so closely with her development, showing her how to build blocks up and then knock them back down, encouraging her feed herself with a spoon/fork.

Even the staff go out of there way to build relationships with the parents, they're always there to talk and help, even with something outside the nursery.
The managers are also amazing, they have gone above and beyond to help out me out this past month.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has been attending Busy Bees since January 2016. She really enjoys her time at nursery, and I plan for her to stay here as long as possible. All the staff know her very well, they are kind and attentive to both hers and other children needs. She regularly brings home pictures and paintings that she has made and the staff always make time to speak to me and tell me how her day has been.

They have been flexible and understanding towards personal circumstances. The parent evenings have been very useful to inform me about her development and how I can help her to progress further at home.

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

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

Our son has had the most amazing time at Busy Bees Sandbach. The nursery itself is a fun and bright environment and I think it provides the backdrop for more effective learning.
The teachers are very approachable and always very cheerful. Our son is becoming very independent thanks to the teachers. I am so glad we chose Busy Bees Sandbach as I can see the difference clearly. Thank you for making the difference.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

The staff are amazing at Busy Bees Sandbach, always going above and beyond to make the children feel safe, comfortable and happy. I cannot thank them enough for how they have treated all three of our children and for the manner in which they have treated us as parents in the last four years.

The chef is unbelievable and I thoroughly believe that our children eating so well at home is a lot to do with her! They have always been delighted to get seconds and even thirds! Donna is also great with the children and goes out of her way to treat them as well as the other staff even when she is so busy elsewhere.

The new manager is doing a great job. She has responded to suggestions and is keen to get feedback. She clearly wants the best for the children and the staff and we are delighted to support her.

Well done and thank you Team Busy Bees Sandbach.

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

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

I have had 3 children who have attended Busy Bees nursery at Sandbach my eldest now being 13yrs and my youngest being 3. I have always travelled from Crewe to take my children to this nursery and have never been disappointed.
My little girl is currently in the classroom/pre school and absolutely loves it where I have recently increased her days. The staff are excellent and very experienced, most importantly they are nurturing, caring and recognise the needs of each individual child. Over the 13 years I have known the staff it is lovely to see that over 50% of the staff team are still working there after all these years.
They have recently made changes to the pre school classroom making it more focused for learning, ensuring they incorporate the expectations from Ofsted. My daughter loves it and has certainly come on with her learning and development.

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

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

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