Busy Bees at Blaydon

Park View, Shibdon Road, Blaydon-on-Tyne NE21 5LU

Busy Bees at Blaydon is an experienced day nursery respected by parents in the local community for its ability to specialise in age-appropriate childcare. A team of vetted and experienced staff respect the regulation of Ofsted and owners feel strongly that good health and nutrition standards should accompany professional pre-school education.

The nursery has its own outdoor play area, including landscaped gardens, a sensory area and a wide range of creative play and education resources to inspire children’s imagination and learning.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Natalie Dixon (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council

Number of Staff: 19

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

Total Places for Children: 67

Age Range: from 0 years 2 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Overview

The Review Score of 8.5 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Blaydon is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 9 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Blaydon in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.7 out of 5 from 3 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 4.748 for Busy Bees at Blaydon is calculated as follows: ( (81 Excellents x 5) + (25 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 107 Ratings = 4.748

  • 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 3.724 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Blaydon is based on 3 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.5

    2. Target of 13.4 positive Reviews (67 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 13.4 Target = 0.224

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

8.5 Busy Bees at Blaydon has a Review Score of 8.5 (8.472)

Average Ratings

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  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Blaydon?

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Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Blaydon

  • Mother of Child
    8
  • Father of Child
    1

I cannot find a fault with care given here! The activities and learning is well tailored to the childrens age and abilities. The food is all made in-house, fresh and organic. Outside play areas are large and segregated by age groups, so the smaller children can play safely. Indoor toys and books are age appropriate, cleaned regularly and batteries replaced when needed. Each child's day is summarised in a diary for the parents to view or take home and return.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

I believe the staff at Busy Bees at Blaydon are very caring and get to know the children well to meet their needs. E.g my daughter attended last year, staff knew my daughter loved dressing up. My son, this year everybody knows he loves dinosaurs. I have no worries or concerns when my child is at nursery and I believe that is how it should be. Excellent staff.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son and daughter have attended this nursery. I am confident that the staff looking after the children are fully competent child carers. The staff are lovely and friendly and gave me reassurance that my children were OK. My son loves going to nursery and his speaking and learning have really come on.

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

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

I love this nursery! The staff are exceptional so friendly and caring that my little one took the time to settle in. I am 100% confident that he is being well looked after and am kept informed of everything he has been up to and how to help his development. The menu is full of healthy choices and is frequently changed. I would recommend this nursery to everyone!

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I have used this nursery since 2010 and both my children have attended here. My son still is at this nursery. The staff are all really friendly and helpful and I feel they have a good relationship with my son. They certainly know his likes and dislikes. The nursery has recently been redecorated and with new flooring is looking good. I think the outside space could do with a re-vamp but all in all, would highly recommend.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Both my children have attended the nursery prior to starting school. The staff have been excellent over the 5 years my children have attended they have an excellent way with children. She made them feel safe and secure when dropping hem off, making it a pleasant experience and I could go to work relaxes knowing they were happy and content. All the staff are excellent.

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

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

My daughter has been attending this nursery for a year and a half. I could not fault them. The staff are very friendly. Each room is well equipt for the children of that age. There is plenty to do and my daughter comes home every day telling me what she has done and all the new things she has learnt. The menu is very varied which is great as she gets to try new foods which she would not necessarily get to try at home.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Busy Bees is a fantastic nursery and has been an amazing fit for our son. He's been going there since he was around 11 months old, and is now over 4.

The staff are excellent, diligent and most importantly for us, genuinely caring. They understand him and his personality and have really helped him develop and flourish.

There's a great emphasis on learning through play and an understanding that all children are different and respond to different things in different ways.

The nursery is always very clean, the food is always nutritious and hugely varied which helps the children experience different things that they otherwise might not.

I can't speak highly enough of Busy Bees, and I know we'll all be sad to leave them when my son goes off to school.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My daughter has received outstanding care and learning whilst being at the nursery, she is very excited to attend and she is comfortable and happy every day she attends.
The staff are knowledgeable, nurturing and the individual requirements of each child are catered for very well. Communication is excellent with regards to my daughters well being and the staff always ensure that they provide details of my daughters day when I collect her.
A variety of activities take place to engage all the children and the staff teach all the children to be kind and polite during collaborative play and learning.
This place certainly reassures us working Mums that our children are safe, happy and having fun.

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

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

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