Busy Bees Halbeath

Fife College, Halbeath, Dunfermline KY11 8JH

Busy Bees Halbeath operates a professional child care service for the 0-5s and encourages the healthy mental and physical development of all children. The use of well-chosen resources and the skills of key workers ensure that all time spent with both parents and young ones is precious and leads to carefully structured progress for each child.

Imaginative play and numerous activities are provided within this comfortable nursery, through the inspiration and encouragement of the well-qualified staff. Visits from outside organisations are regularly encouraged; these often provide presentations on various specialist topics such as healthy eating and wildlife, for example.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Elaine McCall (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Fife Council

Number of Staff: 30

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

Total Places for Children: 107

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1815

When Closed: Christmas & New Year

Overview

The Review Score of 8.7 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees Halbeath is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.4 out of 5 from 8 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees Halbeath 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 4.442 for Busy Bees Halbeath is calculated as follows: ( (54 Excellents x 5) + (31 Goods x 4) + (8 Satisfactorys x 3) + (2 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 95 Ratings = 4.442

  • 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 4.28 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees Halbeath 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 21.4 positive Reviews (107 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 21.4 Target = 0.280

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

8.7 Busy Bees Halbeath has a Review Score of 8.7 (8.722)

Average Ratings

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    5
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    1
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
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    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees Halbeath?

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  • Likely
    2
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    0
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    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees Halbeath

  • Mother of Child
    8

We have had our children at Busy Bees, Halbeath since 2013 and think the staff there do a fantastic job. We have complete peace of mind when our child is at nursery knowing that he is learning and enjoying all the time.
Everything from the facilities to the food, to the helpful staff and the activities they do, are great and we would have no hesitation in recommending Busy Bees to other parents.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Staff very friendly and caring. Attentive to children's needs and ensure they get to know them well. Could do with more outdoor activities and improved outdoor space. Food good but more fresh fruit and vegetables would be good. Overall, have been very pleased with the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees Halbeath? Likely

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Average Rating:   3.3 out of 5

Fantastic nursery, lots of activities, children get taken out this is great!
All the staff are brilliant, helpful and very friendly.
I have no faults for this nursery. My children love it there.

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

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Busy Bees staff have always made me feel confident and supported when leaving both my girls in their care. The staff are caring, kind and have a great sense of humour! I also feel that discipline is structured, fair and makes my parenting easier. I also follow on these lessons at home. Communication is good although I do miss the newsletters by email and text updates. As a busy full time working Mum I like this style of communication on top of verbal.

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

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Average Rating:   3.8 out of 5

My daughter is now 8 months old but has been attending Busy Bees Halbeath since she was 8 weeks old. From her first day, I could tell that Busy Bees Halbeath was going to be the right nursery for her.
The staff who care for my daughter are attentive, caring and dedicated. I love hearing all the stories about her at the end of the day when I collect her.
Busy Bees have been instrumental in my daughter's development. I love how they challenge her each day and work on areas of development with me in tandem...right now we're trying for crawling !!
My daughter gets a varied food menu and all dietary requirements are catered for.
My daughter loves going to nursery and I love that I can get on my with the day without fear or worry about her day. I have complete trust in my daughter's key worker and the team who care for her. I know she's in good hands and I would (and have) recommend Busy Bees to anyone who wants a safe, happy and fun environment for their child's care.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son is currently in the baby room, where the staff have been excellent at settling my son. As staffing is consistent, my son has bonded with all of the baby room staff. The staff support his routines and preferences and provide detailed feedback at the end of the day. Any requests or suggestions I have made have been taken on board immediately.
There is a great variety of food throughout the day, all cooked fresh on site, most of which my son enjoys.
The management and finance team have been very helpful with regards to fees, help with childcare vouchers and any other questions I have about the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees Halbeath? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

My twins have been in Busy Bees nursery for 2 years now, I cannot express how much I am grateful for everything the staff at Busy Bee's does and has done for my children. All staff in the building are amazing and always have such a positive, friendly and caring attitude. I am always informed of what my children have been up to during the day. (Which is always a lot of different learning and fun experiences) and also what they have eaten during the day (which is a lovely varied healthy menu). Busy Bees is by far the best nursery I know. Thank you Busy Bees.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son currently attends the nursery and has been there since he was 10 months old. My other son also attended the nursery for 4+ years but is now in primary 2 at his local school. Having been at the nursery for so long, the staff are more like friends and I would class them as my 2nd family. They have been amazing, always trying to help and offer the right support when needed. It has been an amazing journey.
My younger son was born with Downs Syndrome and life from that day has been a roller coaster of emotions, however, the nursery and staff have been brilliant with him, and he has grown into a very contented independent individual who is due to start mainstream school in August this year. It will be very sad when we leave the nursery but I would personally like to thank all the staff for their help and support and for having bags of patience! There are certain staff who have been fantastic - thank you very much from the bottom of my heart - you know who you are!

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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