Busy Bees at Colton Mill, Leeds, West Yorkshire
Busy Bees at Colton Mill, Leeds, West Yorkshire
Busy Bees at Colton Mill, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Busy Bees at Colton Mill offers a well equipped and maintained nursery, with a large, secure outdoor environment for children to explore.

The onsite kitchen caters for all dietary needs, with all meals and snacks included within fees, along with nappies and wipes for children under two years of age. Busy Bees at Colton Mill offers a range of enhancements, which are individual to the nursery, including ‘Cooking with Me’ encouraging little chefs to be involved with the preparation process of some of the nursery's tasty home cooked meals.

The experienced staff team holds a range of relevant qualifications, ranging from level two to level five in childcare. A key fob entry system ensures safety and security is maintained at all times.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Kirsty Butterworth (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Leeds City Council

Number of Staff: 30

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

Total Places for Children: 151

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Languages Spoken (other than English): Czech, Croatian

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Reviews

8.7 Busy Bees at Colton Mill has a Review Score of 8.7 (8.715)

The Review Score of 8.7 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Colton Mill 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 8 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Colton Mill in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.9 out of 5 from 4 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 4.833 for Busy Bees at Colton Mill is calculated as follows: ( (80 Excellents x 5) + (16 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 96 Ratings = 4.833

  • 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 3.882 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Colton Mill is based on 4 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.75

    2. Target of 30.2 positive Reviews (151 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 4 Reviews ÷ 30.2 Target = 0.132

  • 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
    8
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Colton Mill?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    8
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Colton Mill

  • Mother of Child
    7
  • Father of Child
    1

My little boy joined in September 2016 and he loves going to nursery. The staff ar so welcoming and friendly and from the first day, I felt at ease in leaving my little boy.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Colton Mill? 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

Our daughter has been at Busy Bees since March 2015 and in that time we have seen her flourish and this is due to the attention she receives at the nursery; the range of activities she is involved in and thanks to the staff who are wholly engaged with her welfare and happiness.

We believe that we made absolutely the right choice in sending her to Busy Bees. Everything from the general atmosphere, the facilities and the food are excellent and the staff are a cohesive group and encourage values which promote fairness and respect.

Our daughter will be well-equipped to deal with the experiences which both pre-school and school will bring. This makes our lives, and hers, easier. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Busy Bees to other prospective parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Colton Mill? 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

Our daughter has just completed her first year at nursery (she is turning two) and has had the most fantastic time. We have been very impressed with the staff in the Tulip Room and in particular our daughter's keyworker. Never once have we doubted the key workers abilities or professionalism, this has given us the confidence to 'just get on with it'
Our nursery experience has made going/returning to work after maternity leave so much easier than we could have imagined.
Our daughter has formed an amazing bond with her key worker and we are all going to miss her very much when our daughter moves up to the next class next week.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Colton Mill? 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

Busy Bees have cared for both my children. Would never send them anywhere else. It took us years to have our children so leaving then is hard! I'm a needy mum and the team have gone out of their way to help me feel better. I did visits with my son for weeks and they let me leave him at a slow pace. I count many of the carers as friends and family! They are like an extended family for my children and you just don't get the level of care they give elsewhere.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Colton Mill? 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

Choosing a nursery is difficult, wanting to ensure your child is in safe hands, as the days are long. Busy Bees at Colton is an excellent nursery, with very caring assistants along with management/admin team. Very personable with parents gaining a good relationship. My son loves his time there, including the additional classes which visit nursery; Enjoy a ball and now Spanish, breaking up the day.

My only criticism and it's very small is the fact in summer the children during hot periods cannot be outside - I'm sure most nurseries are the same. The garden is large with great equipment for children, however, there's no shade or escape from the sun - possible investment required for the future to improve this area even more.

Would definitely recommend to other parents living in the Cross Gates and surrounding areas.

Regards
Mum; to a very happy little man who doesn't stop talking about his time at nursery

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been at Busy Bees Colton Mill full time since January 2015 and I can honestly say she loves it. The staff are wonderful with her, the facilities and the setting geared up for the children and their individual needs and levels. She has benefited massively from interaction with other children and adults and I have been more than pleasantly surprised by the level of structured education she has received, delivered in a stress-free way. Her speech and development have come on so much since she has been in day nursery care.
She loves the extracurricular activities they provide; BabyBallet and Enjoy-a-ball, to such an extent that I will be continuing with them as she gets older.
If ever she has been upset, poorly or just a bit out of sorts, there is always someone there to give her a cuddle, look after her, treat her as one of their own.
I will be very sad to say goodbye to Busy Bees when inevitably she has to go to school, and I would recommend it to anyone, in a heartbeat.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Both my husband and I are delighted with the standard of care that our daughter receives at Busy Bees Colton Mill. The manager and her dedicated team of staff provide a wonderful support network for both the children and parents and we are met every day by friendly and caring staff.
The facilities are great and my daughter receives a varied curriculum of activities that are both fun and educational and we have seen her really come on leaps and bounds since starting here. The meals provided are always varied and we never fail to hear that she has eaten everything and asked for seconds! We always look forward to hearing from both our daughter and the staff about everything they've done that day and are 100% confident that she gets the best care possible and has made so many wonderful friends!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Colton Mill? 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

Busy Bees is a fantastic nursery that our daughter loves attending. She runs into nursery every morning & gets on well with all of the staff who are really friendly & caring towards of all the children. There is always a great variety of quality food on a daily basis & there are lots of educational activities that she takes part in. We also love that she gets to play outside whenever possible.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Colton Mill? 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

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