Busy Bees in Lancaster, Lancaster, Lancashire
Busy Bees in Lancaster, Lancaster, Lancashire
Busy Bees in Lancaster, Lancaster, Lancashire

Busy Bees in Lancaster allows children to enjoy a rich and varied range of activities, thanks to a 13-playroom facility that includes a family room, a giant indoor beach room, a baby garden and large outdoor play area.

Each child has their own learning journal, tailored to the objectives of the Early Year Foundation Stage, which allows staff and parent to keep up with progress.

A set four-week menu takes on board any specific needs and there are many extra-curricular activities that include music and dance, French and Spanish.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Julie Adams and Emma Spindley (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Lancashire County Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 204

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

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Reviews

9 Busy Bees in Lancaster has a Review Score of 9 (8.992)

The Review Score of 9 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees in Lancaster 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 13 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees in Lancaster in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.1 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 4.845 for Busy Bees in Lancaster is calculated as follows: ( (133 Excellents x 5) + (20 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 155 Ratings = 4.845

  • 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 4.147 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees in Lancaster 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 40.8 positive Reviews (204 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 40.8 Target = 0.147

  • 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
    11
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees in Lancaster?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    12
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees in Lancaster

  • Mother of Child
    11
  • Father of Child
    1
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

My son has attended since he was 6-months and still does now (3 years). He has always enjoyed going to nursery and I have known him to be unhappy there. He is dropped off and collected with a smile on his face. The staff are very attentive to his needs and communicate any issues in his learning and development with me continuously.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Lancaster? 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

From my daughter starting at the nursery, I feel it has always been a very personal touch each time I have taken her. All the staff are very warm and welcoming. It's a great place for the children and they all seem very happy to be there.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Lancaster? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My grandchildren have been attending nursery since they were two. The staff have always been friendly and helpful. I find it a nurturing place for them.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Lancaster? 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: Good

I am so impressed with the overall care of our 14-month-old daughter and also the professional behaviour towards myself and my partner. Every single staff member in the nursery always smiles/says hello and makes us feel welcome. The most important thing is our daughter loves the nursery and she is so happy there, which makes us feel relaxed. We love the fact we feel part of it due to the photos/videos they take so we can see how busy they keep our little one and what they have been up to. If we have any more children there is no doubt they will go to Lancaster Busy Bees

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Lancaster? 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

Both my daughters attend and have done since they were nine months old. I found it hard going back to work and leaving then but it was made all the better by the staff. The staff are wonderful and my daughters come on in leaps and bounds. I couldn't be happier with having them here. They learn so much not just about playing but learning and social skills. I was quite sad at leaving them on their first few weeks but I'll be even sadder when they have to leave.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Lancaster? 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

Fantastic, friendly team in the baby room. My son is so happy at nursery and loves his friends and carers at Busy Bees.
He is developing so well thanks to the time, care and attention he gets.
I do not worry one bit while he is there and I love catching up on his activities via 'Parent Zone'

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Lancaster? 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

All 3 of my children have been to this nursery and loved it - it is a lovely clean building with excellent facilities both indoor and outdoor. My child loves going to nursery and we never have tears at drop off time - in fact, sometimes she is reluctant to leave at the end of the day! This nursery has built my child's confidence and she is always learning new things. The staff are all really helpful and very friendly, I feel confident that my child is left in the best of care whilst I am at work.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Lancaster? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Fantastic staff that make an effort to remember your name, not just another mum walking in. They interact with your child whether they are responsible for them or not. Daughter loves it there, so much to do, learn and play. Fantastic online portal so you are always up to date with your child's progress and can make comments too. The meals are great, daughter loves them, always a great variety. Great place to go, would always recommend it

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Lancaster? 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 in Lancaster now for a little over a year. The reason we chose Busy Bees was because they were the most accommodating with times for dropping off and collecting the kids. However the reason we have been loyal to Busy Bees is the level of care they provide ..... my son absolutely loves to go there, he runs up to the front door desperate to get in. The staff are extremely friendly and always go the extra mile to support and help, they really care about the children. You get the impression the staff are there because they love it and want to be not because it's their job.

I would highly recommend Busy Bees to anyone if you don't believe me go and see for yourself......

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Lancaster? 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 11 month old started here last August.
He is extremely happy and seems excited each time he arrives.
The care provided is excellent and given by caring, intelligent and motivated staff.
There is very good communication between staff and myself and they always do their utmost to provide the best possible care for my son.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Lancaster? 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

Overall my husband & I are both very happy with the care the nursery provides for our 2 year old daughter. The opening times are suitable to our requirements. We have a good rapport with most staff members. We have noticed confidence in all aspects of our little girls development since starting nursery at 10 months old. The management have been flexible & accommodating with occasional dates which we have requested to change.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Lancaster? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

I have used Busy Bees for over three years for both my sons when I returned back to work.
The service and communication between parents and nursery are fantastic. If I ever have any concerns (being a worried Mummy) they are willing to listen and help in any way they can.
My sons both love the nursery and their key person.
Pre-school is fantastic and they have learnt a lot of great skills.
The food is always healthy and varied giving the boys a wide range of tastes.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Busy Bees to any parent.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Lancaster? 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

We've been extremely pleased with Busy Bees, our son is 2 and has attended since he was 1. Prior to this his sister who has special educational needs attended and they were excellent at accommodating her needs. While she attended, unfortunately, my daughter's needs became greater and she moved on to a Special Educational Needs (SEN) setting!

Our son is thriving here, his language has come on tremendously and he comes home singing the alphabet song and counting.

Highly recommend the nursery on every level!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in Lancaster? 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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