Busy Bees at Sunderland, Doxford

Glanville Road, Doxford Business Park, Sunderland SR3 3UY

Busy Bees at Sunderland, on Doxford Business Park, is a purpose-built childcare facility with landscaped gardens, a selection of versatile play rooms suitable for all pre-school age groups and a dedicated team of experienced professionals.

The provider is known for supporting key early years learning and development in secure and healthy environments, with a wide range of toys, sensory play areas and excellent outdoor play equipment. Staff are thoroughly vetted and experience regular training and induction programmes.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Deborah Boulton (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Sunderland City Council

Number of Staff: 29

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

Total Places for Children: 90

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 9.2 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Sunderland, Doxford 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 9 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Sunderland, Doxford 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.

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 4.916 for Busy Bees at Sunderland, Doxford is calculated as follows: ( (98 Excellents x 5) + (9 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 107 Ratings = 4.916

  • 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 4.333 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Sunderland, Doxford 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 18 positive Reviews (90 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 18 Target = 0.333

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

9.2 Busy Bees at Sunderland, Doxford has a Review Score of 9.2 (9.249)

Average Ratings

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

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Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Sunderland, Doxford

  • Mother of Child
    9

My daughter has been at this nursery from 9 months following very successful trial days in the baby room. She has always settled with the staff in every room and stage as they are very caring and build strong bonds ensuring its like home from home for my child.

In terms of her development, she has come on leaps and bounds and following her 2-year check with the health visitor she is exceeding expectations in her activities and I thank the staff at Busy Bees at Sunderland, Doxford for this.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I couldn't ask for a better nursery for my son to attend. When he first started he had a great transition from his old nursery to Busy Bees, he was given such a warm welcome with really helpful introduction periods to get used to his new routine. The staff are excellent and I feel 100% confident when I drop him off every day. They have fantastic facilities, fun-filled and educational days, such a wide variety of activities indoor and out and an amazing choice of meals and snacks.

Every day when I collect my son, I am given information on exactly what he's had to eat and how much and what activities he has done throughout the day. I'm always kept up to date with letters home and what's going on which helps a lot when working full time. I couldn't recommend enough

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

As a teacher myself and a mother of 3, I have experience of a lot of educational settings and found it hard not to scrutinise when looking for a nursery placement for my youngest daughter. From the moment I walked through the door here, I knew this is where I wanted her to go. The setting is beautiful and I was particularly impressed with the outdoor space. The staff are so personable and support me with every need I have for my daughter (and sometimes my own, haha).

It’s so easy to drop her off on a morning with only a change of clothes (when I remember) and know that all her other needs are met.

She particularly loves the food and clears her plate at breakfast, lunch and tea!
I haven’t had a single complaint- apart from the fact she calls her key worker ‘mama’ and not me... but we’ll let that slide.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My child has been in Busy Bees since she was 9 months old and is nearly 2 years 6 months. Her progression and ability have increased greatly since joining this nursery. All staff smile and they are all so friendly and warm towards myself and my daughter, which, as a parent, makes me feel relaxed when leaving her for the day at nursery. Busy Bees are always actively involving all the children in a range of fun activities during the day and they do a great deal for a number of charities which is great. I have nothing but praise for the staff and the nursery and I would recommend them to anyone. Leaving your child is a worrying time for all parents at first but Busy Bees at Sunderland, Doxford Park will welcome your child with open arms and ensure they get the best care.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My little girl started Busy Bees in September and was very apprehensive when she first attended, however, has gained so much confidence now and happily goes to nursery without complaint.

I am extremely happy with her teacher who will contact me if there are any problems. She has lots of fun at the nursery and is learning every day.

Overall Busy Bees is an excellent nursery and I would highly recommend them.

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My son's been going here since September and he absolutely loves it! He never used to want to come home and he asks every day if he can go to nursery. All staff are fab and very helpful. They've been supporting my son's potty training and he's doing so well. He has so much fun and he learns more every time he goes.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Excellent nursery. My child loves attending the setting. Staff are all friendly, kind, polite and helpful. Very caring. Would highly recommend the nursery. My child is always happy here and has come on leaps and bounds.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has been in the nursery since march 2015 and is thriving. A family environment where the staff are fantastic and the environment is very caring. The personal touch at the nursery is great.

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Absolutely fantastic Nursery my little boy has been going for a year since he was 1 and has thrived, all of the staff are really friendly and welcoming. My son has a great time and it has been fantastic for his development. Every class has different development tools & really push him to discover new things. The meals he gets each day are to a really high standard it's great knowing he's having really good fresh nutritious food each day.

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

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