Busy Bees in York, York, North Yorkshire
Busy Bees in York, York, North Yorkshire
Busy Bees in York, York, North Yorkshire

Busy Bees in York has a selection of age appropriate rooms and secure outdoor areas that include an enclosed woodland walk. The focus is on building strong relationships on both children and their parents to support them in getting the most out of this crucial time in child development.

There are regular parents evenings and social events that allow for ongoing discussion and good communication. The nursery has also achieved the highest rating for food hygiene.

While being committed to all EYFS objectives, there are numerous extra-curricular activities available, such as music and French lessons.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Belinda Hammond (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: York City Council

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

Total Places for Children: 120

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

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Reviews

9.1 Busy Bees in York has a Review Score of 9.1 (9.108)

The Review Score of 9.1 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees in York 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 in York in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.2 out of 5 from 5 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 4.9 for Busy Bees in York is calculated as follows: ( (108 Excellents x 5) + (12 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 120 Ratings = 4.9

  • 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 4.208 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees in York is based on 5 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 24 positive Reviews (120 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 5 Reviews ÷ 24 Target = 0.208

  • 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 in York?

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

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees in York

  • Mother of Child
    10

Love the nursery and staff are all fab and helpful. My son has moved into a new room and they have made the transition so easy and stress-free for him. He loves going and doesn't want to come home at the end of the day. The nursery is well equipped with activities to enhance his learning and development at every stage and staff are committed to encouraging him wherever they can. I can't recommend highly enough.

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

Every member of staff is fantastic.

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

Very helpful staff. Twins have an amazing time at the nursery, always come out smiling and happy- developing new skills every single time. As English is not their first language starting the nursery was a little scary for me as a parent but the staff were so helpful and assisted the twins in settling in and making them welcome and part of a group. Thank you to the ladies for all the hard work.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I have two children attending nursery, one in the baby room and one in toddlers. As a family, we are always made to feel incredibly welcome by all staff. What I always find striking is how much the children are spoken to and sang to; communication, speech and language is clearly a high priority. Home cooked meals are cooked on site and there is always a range of fresh fruit and vegetable. I have no doubt that attending Busy Bees has had a big impact on the positive start to my children's life.

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

Lovely friendly staff at Busy Bees York, they have welcomed our daughter and supported me since she started there. We are very happy with her development and progress there. Most of all, our daughter is happy there and enjoys it.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Since leaving my daughter in the care of Busy Bees, at 1 year old, when returning to work, I have always been safe in the knowledge that she is happy, cared for and having fun. She is now 4 years old and thoroughly enjoys the time she spends there. She has very close relationships with staff members and all of them, regardless of room, remember her by name. The transition between rooms has always been smooth and she has been lucky enough to form firm friendships with other children, as many have moved through the nursery with her from being babies. My daughter is a confident, polite and social little girl and I have no doubt that the Busy Bees environment and its staff members have contributed greatly to that.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in York? 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've been using Busy Bees in York since 2012 and am very happy with the level of care my children have received. I really believe that what they learn there sets them up for school and beyond and I would definitely recommend them to others.
I chose Busy Bees initially because it just felt right and it continues to provide a safe and caring environment but it's also an exciting and challenging one at the same time. My youngest daughter is now in the Preschool room and she's making great progress with learning and friendships. Development is well documented and communication between nursery and home is excellent.
This is a great nursery and my daughters have definitely benefited from being there.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

We have been using Busy Bees in York for over a year now and our daughter is very happy there. The nursery is split into 4 age areas (babies, 1.5 - 2yrs, 2-3yrs and 3-5yrs). The rooms are clean, bright and airy with different play area in every corner. There is also large outside play area. All staff are qualified, very friendly and always happy to help and go along with your wishes. The children do different activities every day (from playing with toys, puzzles, painting and even helping to bake muffins). They also have different meals every day which our daughter enjoys. The pre-school group do Nativity plays for Christmas, and the whole nursery has a Christmas fair with Father Christmas, they do dress up days and much more throughout a year. You can also have access to your own online account where you can get updates and photos of your child at nursery. All staff at Busy Bees in York do a fantastic job.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees in York? 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. My two year old is still there and she is very happy. Staff are friendly and helpful. I would recommend to any parent. The rooms are bright and staff make a real effort to change activities and areas fresh and exciting. This is my second child who has attended the nursery and we have used the nursery for over 5 years. You are always welcomed by happy staff and children.

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

I attended the free baby group on a Monday morning for a few weeks before returning to work from maternity leave. I met all the staff that would be looking after my son and they are really lovely and caring and are so dedicated to providing the best childcare. He really loves going to nursery and the baby group really helped with settling in and with my anxieties about leaving him as I have no doubt he is in the best possible care whilst I'm at work. The nursery facilities are fantastic, caring for all of my child's needs and the daily activities are fun and exciting keeping him entertained and educating him too.

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