Busy Bees at Sunderland, Fulwell

178 Newcastle Road, Fulwell, Sunderland SR5 1NW

Busy Bees at Sunderland, Fulwell, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear
Busy Bees at Sunderland, Fulwell, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear
Busy Bees at Sunderland, Fulwell, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear

Fulwell Grange Kindergarten has made the most of a converted church building in order to achieve a healthy and secure childcare environment, where children are encouraged to learn through a variety of play activities, forming strong relationships and expanding upon their communication skills.

The day nursery has versatile capabilities throughout both its indoor and outdoor environments, including in well-kept gardens. Staff are committed to a fun and enticing atmosphere, without compromising on the pursuit of key early years skills, such as literacy and numeracy.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Joanna Brown (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Sunderland City Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 82

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

9.7 Busy Bees at Sunderland, Fulwell has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.735)

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Sunderland, Fulwell 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 15 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Sunderland, Fulwell in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.9 out of 5 from 14 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 4.881 for Busy Bees at Sunderland, Fulwell is calculated as follows: ( (158 Excellents x 5) + (17 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 177 Ratings = 4.881

  • 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 4.854 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Sunderland, Fulwell is based on 14 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 16.4 positive Reviews (82 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 14 Reviews ÷ 16.4 Target = 0.854

  • 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
    14
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Sunderland, Fulwell?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    14
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Sunderland, Fulwell

  • Mother of Child
    15

My daughter loves coming to nursery here and I know she's being well looked after. The staff are lovely with her and very approachable. She is ahead of what I knew at her age as I'm often surprised at what she has learnt.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Sunderland, Fulwell? 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

The management is friendly, approachable and knows her children very well. The staff are brilliant. They know their children so well. Everyone is friendly. The facilities are excellent. The nursery is always clean.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Sunderland, Fulwell? 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 Fulwell have provided excellent care for my daughter since she was 11 months old. As a new mum, I was apprehensive about leaving my baby with strangers but they have treated my daughter with nothing but the highest care and attention since that first day. She is now 3 and 1/2 years old and the key workers are like a family to her, she loves the nursery and has thrived into a sociable and well developed little girl, which is in no small part down to the high levels of care and teaching provided at every stage in this nursery. The facilities, curriculum and excellent team of management and key workers provide a fun and stimulating environment for learning and development in those vital early years.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Sunderland, Fulwell? 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

As first-time parents, it was an anxious time for myself and my husband leaving our child at nursery while we both returned to work. We viewed a lot of nurseries but Busy Bees on Newcastle Road had a lovely warm welcoming feeling, as soon as we visited and we have had no complaints/problems what so ever regarding anything! Fantastic feeling knowing you're leaving your child in capable professional hands and that they are happy. Fantastic facilities and all members of staff are beyond amazing.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Sunderland, Fulwell? 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 little girl loves coming here! She loves playing outdoors and this nursery has a great outdoor area with lots of outdoor learning and play available. All of the girls in the nursery are really friendly and my little girl loves seeing them on a morning when she goes in. We love the timeline feature on the parent's app that allows us to see what she has been up to that day. The meals are fresh and balanced, they get thumbs up from my daughter! I feel she has developed greatly through spending time at nursery, particularly with eating skills and also confidence when being away from her parents. Would really recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Sunderland, Fulwell? 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 children have really enjoyed Busy Bees, they have a good sense of community. Great nursery. Although both did not like to be left, I was kept up to date with their progress through out the day which put my mind at ease a lot. I liked the fact I could call at any time and see how they were.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Sunderland, Fulwell? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Don't Know

The standard of care our daughter has received in the Caterpillar room has been excellent! The staff consistently provide a varied, stimulating and safe environment, which has helped our daughter to learn and develop. Staff always make time to provide meaningful feedback and have been helpful with some of the challenges we have experienced, when both coming into nursery on a morning and when leaving at the end of the day! The transition process up to the butterfly room has been started in plenty of time, hopefully meaning it will be a gentle transition. Thanks for all your hard work!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Sunderland, Fulwell? 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

Staff are dedicated to ensuring the children are safe, happy, educated and more importantly having fun and making friends with both staff and peers. The facility is clean and hosts a brilliant mix of toys and educational learning tools. My child has always been happy to come to nursery and is happy when he leaves, as he's had a fantastic day. Thanks for taking care of my child and helping him grow, he and his family will truly miss Fulwell Busy Bees.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Sunderland, Fulwell? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

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: Don't Know

I can't thank Busy Bees Fulwell enough for the way they have looked after and developed my little girl! She has grown in confidence and surprises us every time she comes home, with all the new skills she has learnt. The staff have been brilliant in encouraging my daughter to learn new songs and to starting to write her own name. I also know she is cared for at nursery and the girls always take the time to speak to you if you have concerns!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Sunderland, Fulwell? 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: Don't Know

My Daughter has been going to this nursery since she was 11 months old and she is now 2 and a half. She thoroughly enjoys going and she has come on leaps and bounds. Every time I pick her up, it's amazing at the amount of stuff she has done in that day, the activities are brilliant. I am very happy with her development and social development. The staff in every room and the management are fantastic, I couldn't ask for more from a nursery as a whole. I would definitely recommend it to friends and family.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Sunderland, Fulwell? 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

Excellent service provided, very flexible, good knowledge and very friendly staff. Excellent activities of all varieties for my child who has excelled while attending this nursery.
A safe and friendly environment where I am comfortable to leave my child, knowing she is well cared for and has a great time whilst there.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Sunderland, Fulwell? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Happy with the service and they are always very accommodating with swaps and extra days. Children seem happy there and talk about it and staff members when they leave. Outdoor facilities are a bonus.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Sunderland, Fulwell? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Both of my children have been to Busy Bees at Sunderland, Fulwell with the youngest still going and will be until next September.

They both love/loved it. The staff are always helpful and treat the children like their own.

I have had no complaints over the last 5 years of taking my children there.

My eldest is doing brilliantly at school, which is thanks to the girls at Busy Bees Nursery for teaching him what he knows and giving him the best start to educational life.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Sunderland, Fulwell? 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 love the nursery!! I have felt 100% confident about sun safety and outdoor play for my daughter during the hot weather. I know the staff keep her hydrated, use sun screen etc. I do not need to worry or even question at all.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Sunderland, Fulwell? 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 daughter has been attending the nursery since she was 11 months old, she is now approaching 3. She has enjoyed every day. I can see her grow and her social skills are commented on by everyone, I give a lot of credit to the nursery and staff for this. I would recommend this nursery and would use this nursery again. I am dreading my daughters last day, it will be a very sad day.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Sunderland, Fulwell? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

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