Busy Bees at Ashton House

Ashton House, Ashton Park, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston PR2 1HL

Busy Bees at Ashton House, Preston, Lancashire
Busy Bees at Ashton House, Preston, Lancashire
Busy Bees at Ashton House, Preston, Lancashire

Busy Bees at Ashton House is a converted manor house, tailored to early years play and exploration and staffed by a team with a varied range of qualifications and experience.

An extensive range of interests and activities are stimulated within the setting, such as creative art, singing and sensory play. Staff look to support children develop confidence and independent thinking to help them with future challenges.

A parent partnership meets throughout the year to provide regular feedback and during school holidays there are visits organised to various parks and attractions.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Tina Pickering (Senior Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Lancashire County Council

Number of Staff: 50

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

Total Places for Children: 161

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 11 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

9 Busy Bees at Ashton House has a Review Score of 9 (8.950)

The Review Score of 9 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Ashton House is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.3 out of 5 from 20 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Ashton House in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.6 out of 5 from 20 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 4.329 for Busy Bees at Ashton House is calculated as follows: ( (106 Excellents x 5) + (115 Goods x 4) + (13 Satisfactorys x 3) + (4 Poors x 2) + (2 Very Poors x 1) ) ÷ 240 Ratings = 4.329

  • 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 4.621 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Ashton House is based on 20 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 32.2 positive Reviews (161 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 20 Reviews ÷ 32.2 Target = 0.621

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

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Ashton House?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    11
  • Likely
    9
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Ashton House

  • Mother of Child
    16
  • Father of Child
    4

My child settled in well here. He has always been with me so he had quite a bit of separation anxiety in the nursery. The nursery understood this and helped my child settle in in his own time and pace, never forcing him to do anything he didn't want to.
My little boy enjoys the nursery and has come on since he started in May this year. The staff are very friendly and always helpful.
The only issue I had and did upset me a little was that come September all children had their coat hook and picture up and my lad had been missed for some reason although he had one previously. I felt a little saddened by this. Other than that a great nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Ashton House? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The staff take the time to talk to my child as she is very quiet and will sometimes not want to talk to them. They have found different ways to communicate different things to her and encourage the children to help her. I have noticed that the boards in the room promote differences as my child is mixed race. This is nice to see the children all know they are different but valued. The floor manager has made a good impact on this floor.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son loves Busy Bees at Ashton House. The staff are brilliant and do some excellent activities. Always happy with the room and staff. My son loves coming home to tell me about his day.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Ashton House? 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 two children love coming to the holiday club here. The staff are very professional and friendly. The nursery is very well situated in the middle of the park making use of all the natural surroundings. My son has food intolerances and the nursery was more than happy to accommodate all our needs.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son is very happy here, always keen to go to nursery. He is fed very well, and the facilities and activities are excellent. They have various gardens in the grounds so each group can have their own section which I like. The rooms and gardens are very spacious giving the children plenty of space to play in. The staff are all very friendly and appear more than competent in what they do. I have never had any reason to complain. I like the way the children are split over various rooms, my son is 2 years 6 months and in his 3rd room, I prefer this to the standard 0-2, 2-4 age split.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Ashton House? 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 Ashton House as a full-time nursery for my daughter. She has attended since January 2016 and she is always given a warm welcome by all staff. The EY Educators in her room provide exceptional care and my daughter has always formed a friendly, trusting bond with her key workers. She is always actively involved in nursery life when I return to collect her and she happily settles in the morning. I am confident that she is in safe hands.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Ashton House? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I am delighted with my experience with Busy Bees at Ashton House so far. My daughter has settled in straight away and seems so happy to be in the nursery which makes us very happy too! The girls in the WTP and Piglets Room are all fabulous and always take the time to tell us about our daughter's day.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Ashton House? 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: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

It has been quite daunting leaving my little boy at nursery but the staff have made me feel reassured by being so friendly and informative. It is extremely clear that my little boy has an amazing time. The room staff are very clear with everything he's been up to through the day and they have his best interests at heart. He is developing daily and this is enhanced by the work the room staff carry out. A big thank you to everyone and very well done :)

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son loves being at Busy Bees at Ashton House. He really enjoys the interaction with the staff and the other children. His favourite activity is spending time in the garden (which is one of the main reasons we chose this nursery). The staff give full detailed handovers. The only improvement would be lines demarking parking spaces in the carpark.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

My son enjoys nursery and has come on in leaps and bounds. Any problems are addressed and dealt with and we feel comfortable raising any issues.
Only negative is the food is not consistent, nothing different offered when he doesn't like a meal.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Ashton House? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Poor

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My child enjoys the nursery.
I am happy with the care and learning she receives.
Staff are professional, approachable and helpful.
There are lots of exciting activities at the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Ashton House? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My daughter has blossomed whilst attending nursery. Her speech is excellent and she is learning new things continuously.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Ashton House? 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

Overall, a good nursery. Great room staff. My daughter is very happy, however, they could improve the communication.
Outside space is good with specific areas for different age groups.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Ashton House? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Good

Very good. Staff are always very friendly and polite. Lovely rooms and gardens for them to play out in.
Great atmosphere, all the children seem very happy and comfortable in their environments.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Fantastic staff, they pay attention to the children attentively.
The facilities need an upgrade with worn out carpets and general ware and tear items.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Ashton House? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Very Poor

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Very Poor

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Poor

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Nursery staff are brilliant.
Nursery itself is great, but I wish prices would be better as they go up in May.
Needs more indoor and outdoor toys.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Ashton House? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Poor

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Poor

Staff are always very friendly. A varied food menu is great to allow children to try different foods. Any time I've needed to speak to anybody about anything, matters have always been dealt with.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Ashton House? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I always feel like I am leaving my child in responsible hands.
The staff are friendly and helpful and encouraging.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I am very happy with the staff in my son's classroom. I think they give the children a lot of time. They do a lot of learning and development. I have noticed my son has really come on in this classroom and will be ready for school.
More learning toys are needed.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Ashton House? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Cring staff, good atmosphere, nice building.
Paying via direct debt caused constant problems as it was never correct.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Ashton House? 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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