Busy Bees at Darlington

19 Newton Lane, Darlington DL3 9EX

Busy Bees at Darlington welcomes children from between two and five years of age, to a fun and secure environment, with a wide range of play resources that help skilled professionals to develop excellent pre-school numeracy, literacy, writing and communication skills.

Staff understand the values of learning through play, being fully-qualified and with recognised childcare qualifications. Every child is encouraged to explore and be creative, along with group-led activities, as well as having their own key person who relates any specific issues that parents would wish to know.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Suzanne Cartwright-Powton (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Darlington Borough Council

Number of Staff: 26

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

Total Places for Children: 89

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 9.3 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Darlington is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 8 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Darlington 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 5 for Busy Bees at Darlington is calculated as follows: ( (96 Excellents x 5) ) ÷ 96 Ratings = 5

  • 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 4.337 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Darlington 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 17.8 positive Reviews (89 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 17.8 Target = 0.337

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

9.3 Busy Bees at Darlington has a Review Score of 9.3 (9.337)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    8
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
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    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    8
  • Likely
    0
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    0
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    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Darlington

  • Mother of Child
    7
  • Father of Child
    1

My children have been apart of this nursery for over 2 years now and I would highly recommend them to anyone.
My children are always safe and extremely happy.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Very professional staff, welcoming and patient.
I feel that my child has learnt a lot while at nursery and has established a good routine. The food is also very healthy and I trust he's getting the best physical and emotional growth. Thanks.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son is very happy and settled in nursery. His development has taken a noticeable leap and his key workers are fabulous. He is confident and has great opportunities to socialise and learn every day. Excellent staff and great entertainment for learning and development.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

A very friendly, welcoming environment with caring staff. My two sons have thoroughly enjoyed their time here and I will miss them coming when my youngest finishes in August. The staff have ensured my children have had the best preparation for school and have loved coming every day.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My children come to this nursery and I find that all of the teachers are amazing. My children love coming here and feel very much at home. They have learnt so much and have come along very well.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My child has been attending the nursery for the past 3 1/2 years and has just turned 4. She has so much fun and really enjoys her time when at nursery. Myself and my partner feel confident and comfortable leaving our daughter in the care of the staff. We are well informed on a daily basis how our daughter has been and what she has been up to. Can't recommend this nursery enough and really needs to be viewed.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has been in this nursery since she was 8months old, she is now nearly 2 and a half.
She loves coming to nursery and this is one of the best I have seen. Different rooms designed for each age group. They carry out a 6-week transition into the next room, which I think is great, this gives them enough time to adapt.
Staff are lovely and really friendly, the manager is always happy to chat about any concerns.
They have a phone app, so you can log in while at work and see what the children are up to. Worth a look.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has been attending the nursery for 2 and a half years and has always enjoyed her time and has come on so much in her time at Busy Bees.
The staff are all really friendly and keep good communication with myself and my wife and are always helpful and supportive when it comes to the big things like potty training. A fantastic nursery with fantastic staff. Very recommended.

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

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