Busy Bees at Wakefield

3 Red Hall Court, Paragon Business Village, Wakefield WF1 2UN

Busy Bees at Wakefield, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Busy Bees at Wakefield, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Busy Bees at Wakefield, Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Registered for up to 112 children, Busy Bees at Wakefield makes a vital contribution to the lives of parents in the local community, as well as the early years learning potential of its youngest generation. A friendly team of staff are dedicated to establishing strong relationships with both children and their parents, encouraging learning through play within an enjoyable atmosphere.

The service conducts regular health and hygiene inspections, paying close attention to infection control and food safety, and with strict adherence to all security methods. The guidance of Ofsted inspectors is respected and enhanced DBS checks are crucial to the nursery’s operations.

Busy Bees invites you and your family to visit the setting. There are four base rooms separated for the children's ages and stages and the nursery are happy to show you around so you can see for yourself what it is like.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Jennifer Ablett (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: City of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council

Number of Staff: 34

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

Total Places for Children: 112

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1815

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Parking:

Car park on site

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.2 Busy Bees at Wakefield has a Review Score of 9.2 (9.185)

The Review Score of 9.2 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Wakefield is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 10 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Wakefield in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.3 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 4.917 for Busy Bees at Wakefield is calculated as follows: ( (110 Excellents x 5) + (10 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 120 Ratings = 4.917

  • 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 4.268 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Wakefield 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 22.4 positive Reviews (112 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 22.4 Target = 0.268

  • 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
    10
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    10
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Wakefield

  • Mother of Child
    9
  • Father of Child
    1

My son has been experiencing instances of separation anxiety in the last few weeks. He was extremely upset form the moment I dropped him off. The staff at busy Bees Wakefield have been brilliant with dealing with the situation and have tried a variety of methods to help him get through this phase. I have the pleasure in writing that he has come through the other side thanks to all at Busy Bees and now cannot wait to get in and play. Thanks to all!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Wakefield? 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 really pleased with my son's progress at nursery and I'm also happy with his super awesome key worker. She lets me know everything about how he is doing eg speaking, numbers, playing with our children and eating. Also, in our parents evening, she answered every question we had, and made us know he is happy and having fun while we work. Super staff, super nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Wakefield? 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

My child has a good relationship with her keyworker which is demonstrated in her behaviour in attending nursery three days a week.

My child often talks about a good range of activities she has done at nursery and is excited to tell her relatives about her time spent at the nursery.

I have received my child's work to bring home regularly which is of a lovely nature. Overall, my daughter enjoys going to nursery and has made some lovely friendships in Room 10.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has left Busy Bees at Wakefield to go to full-time school. He loved attending and my son was always welcomed by the staff. They really supported him and gave the individual attention he needed. The room was well equipped, there was a range of toys and he was always bringing things home that he had made.

I felt the staff were friendly, approachable and caring. The whole nursery is lovely after redecoration and there is a new area for sitting in when waiting in reception. Overall, my experience for my son has been great. My daughter still attends and is also very happy in her room and loves the staff in toddlers.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Wakefield? 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

My child has been at the nursery from the age of 7months, he is now 4years old. The care he has received at the nursery has been excellent across all rooms, baby, toddler and preschool.
The staff have supported myself and my husband in all sorts of areas, from weaning to potty training, counting and writing.
My child is a very happy and confident boy and Busy Bees have played a big part in this.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Wakefield? 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 great nursery. My child who is now 2 1/2 has been attending since he turned one and I returned to work. It is a large nursery, but this allows the children to be split into different age groups. The staff are very friendly and my son is happy to attend. The variety of food given at meals always sounds delicious. There is a daily report when you collect your child.
When my son first started there was gradual introduction to the nursery, it is hard to leave a child at nursery but I really trusted them and he soon settled in. As he is an only child, being in the nursery setting among other babies and the toddlers has certainly assisted with his learning and improved his skills from walking to his speech.
The routine of nursery also assisted in keeping routine at home.
The nursery is well run and staff are very approachable with any queries.
I would definitely recommend Busy Bees nursery at wakefield.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

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

My two children have been at the Nursery since the beginning of the year, both were welcomed into the Nursery on their settling in visits and everything was clearly explained to me. I am happy that both children are learning well, as I have been told at parents evenings. The staff are very friendly and approachable and supported me with drop offs which is helpful when having two children. My children look forward to attending the Nursery and especially when they have themed activity days. I have recommended this Nursery to other friends and will happily recommend to others.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Wakefield? 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 little girl has been in Wakefield Busy Bees nursery for a couple of months and I am extremely happy with her care. The staff have gone out of their way to get to know my little one and are always happy to feedback to me or family when she is collected. The nursery is lovely and spacious and the rooms are full of age appropriate toys to help her development and keep her entertained the whole day. My little girl is always happy to attend and I cannot thank the staff enough for giving me confidence in leaving her to enjoy her day!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Wakefield? 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 in Wakefield is truly a fantastic nursery. My daughter has been attending since January 2016 and we have been thrilled with how happy she is there.
My daughter frequently comes home with drawings/paintings/biscuits and cakes she's made, which is a lovely surprise and she seems so proud of them. What's most important to me is the things she learns from nursery. Very often she will come out with a word or sing a nursery rhyme that we know could only have come from the singing and reading at Busy Bees. It's evident from this development and her behaviour that she is very happy there.
The staff in both rooms she has been in have been faultless and will always call me if they think she seems unwell or not herself, it's very reassuring. Watching her walk to them for attention or a cuddle is a huge peace of mind too.
I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a nursery with fantastic outdoor space for them to play in and a warm and welcoming environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Wakefield? 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

Whenever I collect my children from this nursery they always have a smile on their face and have developed fantastically since being there. Would highly recommend this to any parent thinking of a suitable establishment for their child.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Wakefield? 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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