Busy Bees at Castle View

1 Castle View, Carnegie Campus, Dunfermline KY11 8PF

Busy Bees at Castle View, Dunfermline, Fife
Busy Bees at Castle View, Dunfermline, Fife
Busy Bees at Castle View, Dunfermline, Fife

Busy Bees at Castle View has a skilled team who are experienced in looking after babies from two months to children of five years old; helping them on their way towards full-time education with a sound and versatile curriculum.

Staff liaise closely with parents and consult regularly about each child’s progress and development and the reputation of the service is valued throughout the local community.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Marianne Lethiers (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Fife Council

Number of Staff: 25

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: Christmas & New Year Bank Holidays

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Reviews

8.9 Busy Bees at Castle View has a Review Score of 8.9 (8.914)

The Review Score of 8.9 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Castle View is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.6 out of 5 from 5 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Castle View in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.3 out of 5 from 5 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 4.633 for Busy Bees at Castle View is calculated as follows: ( (41 Excellents x 5) + (16 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 60 Ratings = 4.633

  • 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 4.281 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Castle View is based on 5 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). 5 Reviews ÷ 17.8 Target = 0.281

  • 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
    3
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Castle View?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    5
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Castle View

  • Mother of Child
    5

I have really pleased and impressed with Busy Bees, particularly with -
- The care and attention given to my child and ourselves during a difficult settling in period.
- The range and variety of activities that the children are engaged in, even from baby stage (e.g. messy play, cooking and baking, crafts).
- The time and effort spent working on and recording learning goals in a fun and gentle way (even from a young age and with our child who is only at nursery 2 days a week).
- The amount of time that children spend outdoors in the garden (and also participate in local walks).
- The variety offered in the menu (which my daughter seems to love) and I like that they enjoy sweet things as part of a balanced diet (menu seems to balance health and nutrition, taste and treats well).
- Willingness to engage with and involve parents - from good daily 'handovers' to parents evenings and special events

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I have reviewed this nursery as excellent all round. My oldest who is now in school started here just before he was 2 and my youngest at 5 months. I have experienced nothing but excellent care and dedication from the staff here and my oldest came on leaps and bounds and was very well prepared for starting school. I intend to have my youngest also see out his full preschool experience here. Such a relaxed friendly nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Castle View? 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 boy absolutely loves going to his nursery. He always has so much fun and he's learnt so much in the few months he's been going. The staff are all fab and so friendly. I think he'd prefer to be there all week! Great place!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has been attending this nursery for the past year and a half while my son has just started. My daughter loves the staff who are always friendly and sometimes bonkers which my daughter loves. They always ask her what she wants to do that day and I love hearing all the stories when we drive home.
I always feel that they are in safe hands and I don't need to worry about them. They are good at communicating their concerns or developments. My son so far appears to be enjoying his time at nursery. The staff are great with him and attend to his needs to my satisfaction.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

As a full-time working mum, I take comfort in knowing my child is looked after by staff who genuinely care for him in a safe yet fun environment. Any issues I have had to raise with staff have been well received and dealt with.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

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