Busy Bees at Preston Hospital

Royal Preston Hospital, Sharoe Green Lane, Preston PR2 9HT

Busy Bees at Preston Hospital, Preston, Lancashire
Busy Bees at Preston Hospital, Preston, Lancashire
Busy Bees at Preston Hospital, Preston, Lancashire

Busy Bees at Preston Hospital is a secure and purpose-built setting where children have multiple learning opportunities, thanks to an age-specific approach from an experienced team.

A large outdoor area complements the interior, allowing for great physical and imaginative play, while staff look to encourage independent thinking as much as possible and provide parents with regular feedback.

The nursery has an excellent rating for food hygiene and the service is regularly assessed for any potential improvements of modernisations.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Hayley Hardman (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Lancashire County Council

Number of Staff: 24

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

Total Places for Children: 60

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

8.6 Busy Bees at Preston Hospital has a Review Score of 8.6 (8.596)

The Review Score of 8.6 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Preston Hospital 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 17 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Preston Hospital in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.8 out of 5 from 3 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 4.846 for Busy Bees at Preston Hospital is calculated as follows: ( (172 Excellents x 5) + (27 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 201 Ratings = 4.846

  • 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 3.75 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Preston Hospital is based on 3 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.5

    2. Target of 12 positive Reviews (60 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 12 Target = 0.250

  • 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
    15
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Preston Hospital?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    17
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Preston Hospital

  • Mother of Child
    13
  • Father of Child
    2
  • Aunt of Child
    1
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

My daughter has settled very well into nursery. The managers and staff are lovely and always have smiles on their faces. They are very attentive and always give a report at the end of a session.
There are always a variety of toys and activities set out which help the children to develop and be happy.
The food is very good and is cooked fresh daily.
This is a brilliant nursery and I'm glad that my daughter goes here.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Preston Hospital? 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

I am very pleased with the nursery at the hospital. It's great because it is on site and if I need to get to the nursery quickly for any reason then I'm only a 2 minute walk away.
The staff are lovely and my little boy has formed a real bond with quite a few of the staff members who have looked after him. He looks forward to going and he's always comforted straight away by the staff if he's ever having an off day or a little bit clingy when I'm dropping him off.
I like that the staff inform you of what they have done during their day whilst at nursery and what and how much they've eaten at meal times.
I'm looking forward to seeing my little boy's development with them as he gets bigger and moves up to the older classes.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Busy Bees at Royal Preston Hospital has been our childcare provider for over 5 years, first with our son and now with our daughter who both started at the nursery when they were just 9 months old. We have always been very pleased with the enthusiasm, friendliness and professionalism of all the staff and have never had any issues with the nursery. My husband and I are confident that our children are being cared for and nurtured constantly when they are at nursery and we never worry that they are unsafe or at any risk at all. Both our children have developed hugely since attending the nursery, both in their drawing and writing but also in their social development too. Aside from the important basics such as safety and cleanliness standards we have always been very pleased with the healthy meals they provide for the children and the little extras like Mothers Day cards and birthday cards that they send home. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Busy Bees Preston to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Preston Hospital? 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

Every single member of staff from management to the chef, to the room staff are friendly and helpful. They listen to parent wishes and concerns and nothing is too much trouble. They know each individual child and each child is cared for and treated as an individual. The staff are a credit to this Busy Bees Nursery.
I have and will continue to recommend this nursery to other parents/carers as they fulfil every parent's wishes and the children are their main priority. The children are happy and safe and well, and my daughter asks every weekend to go to nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Preston Hospital? 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

I came with my sister to view the nursery as I was also looking for my own daughter. The nursery had brilliant resources and lovely staff and such a shame it's to far for my to bring my own daughter as I would have loved to send her with her cousin as Busy Bees was excellent.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Preston Hospital? 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

Excited for my daughter to start nursery with a wonderful stimulating environment with qualified and confident staff.
We looked around a few nurseries in our local area and this was by far the best for value for money and qualified staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Preston Hospital? 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

Excellent nursery, made me feel very at ease and comfortable leaving my daughter for visits. Excited for her to start nursery and continue with her learning and development whilst being stimulated by very qualified and confident staff.

Value for money excellent, and menus seem very nutritious.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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 grandson attends nursery full time, since the age of 8 months. I pick him up daily, and he is always happy and socialising when I arrive and he rarely wants to come home. He speaks highly of the teachers and runs into nursery each day. He plays so well at home, and his development has come on leaps and bounds since January. I speak highly of the nursery to all friends and family and would encourage anyone to attend :)

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Preston Hospital? 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

Our son attends Busy Bees 2 days a week at Royal Preston Hospital. The staff are welcoming to us all and we feel happy and confident in leaving him in their care. It is a very good nursery that is incredibly convenient for hospital staff.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I personally think this is a very excellent nursery. My son has developed loads since starting 2 months ago. The staff are very friendly and helpful. My son has settled in so well and has his favourite teachers already. I love the fact they give you updated developments of my son.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Preston Hospital? 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 child is just about to start preschool and started going to Busy Bees at Preston Hospital when he was 9 months old. From the beginning, the staff have always kept me fully informed of his progress and activities at the nursery and made me feel at ease leaving him. This was really important to me as a new mum going back to work full time. My son loves going to nursery and telling me what he's been up to that day. He is always surprising me with what he has learnt.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has attended the nursery since May 2013 and really enjoys himself, has lots of friends and talks highly of all the staff. My daughter started in May 2016, she settled really quickly. The staff are fantastic and are aware of the children's needs.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

I am extremely happy with the standard of care that my child has received throughout the one and a half years he has been attended the nursery.
My child has been encouraged and guided in his development, creatively and academically in ways that I would never have thought of. Since joining the nursery my child has become a lot more socially confident and now enjoys playing in groups of children and
is happy to be left with any of the members of staff.
During his time in the nursery various requests have been made by myself for extra input of care either for medical or personal care reasons and these have always been met by the nursery staff as required.
Also, the menu at the nursery has given my child a healthy varied diet that he seems to enjoy.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Preston Hospital? 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

My daughter has attended Busy Bees for 2 years from the baby room right through to pre-school. She has thrived and learnt so much whilst she's been there and made lots of new friends. She loves going and looks forward to her sessions every week. She has had wonderful relationships with her key workers in each room.

The communication from the staff is very good regarding what has been happening during the day and the ParentZone app is wonderful for seeing pictures of her fun days.

She enjoys the food and is always trying new things, and she loves the activities each week like football and dancing.

My youngest daughter will be starting in July and I'm more than happy leaving her in the care of the wonderful staff.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

As a mother of a child who has attended Busy Bees at RPH over the last 2 years I cannot praise the management team and the nursery nurses enough, this is an excellent nursery and provides high-quality childcare. Parents can be assured that their child will be cared for by exceptional and motivated staff that clearly enjoy the role they do. All aspects of the children's needs are managed appropriately and every effort is made to ensure the children feel at home.

At Busy Bees the children are looked after within a purpose-built and secure environment with the necessary toys, equipment and activites to keep children stimulated. The menu has also been very well thought through and provides children with balanced and nutritional meals.

The nursery also uses 'Parent zone' enabling parents to review a timeline of their child's activities which are also mapped to the developmental assessments (Early Years Foundation).

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Preston Hospital? 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 using Busy Bees Nursery since 2013 when my daughter joined. She started school this time but my son is still there (he is 2). I cannot fault the nursery or the staff. Both my children love it and so do I. As a mum, it is hard to leave your children with someone else, but the whole team at Busy Bees have made it that bit easier for me as their professionalism and care is second to none.
All of the girls are always happy to help with any queries that I may have. At the beginning of this year (whilst still attending nursery) my daughter was diagnosed with epilepsy. To say that the girls put my mind at ease is an understatement. Thanks to their care, attention and willingness to learn more about it, I felt completely satisfied that should my daughter have a seizure whilst in their care, she would be in safe hands. This really is a fabulous nursery and the staff (especially the management team) are a credit to the Busy Bees Company.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Preston Hospital? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has been attending Busy Bees since January this year, he attends full time and loves coming into Nursery. Each member of staff goes out of their way each morning and night to make my son feel welcome and special. I connect is updated each night so I know everything my son has been up to, as well as seeing beautiful pictures of what he has been creating in the day. He is a very caring child and I feel that has a lot to do with the key staff in his room. We receive pictures each day to show his creativity within the room and the staff displays A3 posters of fun filled activities that go on each day in nursery. Management are attentive and proactive and are always welcoming. I would always promote this nursery to others, and encourage friends to bring their children here.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

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