Busy Bees at Port Hamilton

69 Morrison Street, Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 8BU

Busy Bees at Port Hamilton, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
Busy Bees at Port Hamilton, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
Busy Bees at Port Hamilton, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Careshare at Port Hamilton Nursery can welcome up to ninety children, starting with care for babies from 2 months through to children up to 5 years old who are preparing for school. Staff are skilled and qualified to help each child to pursue a wide range of activities which lead to the development of strong language and communication skills, creativity and physical well-being.

This day nursery is carefully and thoughtfully resourced and has the benefit of a secure outdoor learning environment. Parents are always welcome to visit throughout the day and can discuss any concerns with friendly staff at any time.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Bernadette McLean (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Edinburgh 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: Christmas & New Year Bank Holidays

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Reviews

9.3 Busy Bees at Port Hamilton has a Review Score of 9.3 (9.309)

The Review Score of 9.3 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Port Hamilton is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 11 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Port Hamilton in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.6 out of 5 from 11 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 4.698 for Busy Bees at Port Hamilton is calculated as follows: ( (93 Excellents x 5) + (28 Goods x 4) + (5 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 126 Ratings = 4.698

  • 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 4.611 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Port Hamilton is based on 11 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). 11 Reviews ÷ 18 Target = 0.611

  • 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
    8
  • Good
    3
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Port Hamilton?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    10
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Port Hamilton

  • Mother of Child
    10
  • Father of Child
    1

What makes Port Hamilton very special, is the staff.
They are very friendly, very special and devoted to each child.
They develop real bonds with the children and parents.
My son was very happy there. It will be sad to leave.
Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Port Hamilton? 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

Nursery was fantastic for both my sons.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Port Hamilton? 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 at this nursery since she was 1 1/2. She enjoyed every day she attended, often asking to stay instead of going home. The staff are amazing with the kids and also with the parents! I love the fact that all food is cooked on the premises and they get to taste foods that I would never make. My daughter's confidence has grown so much since attending nursery. She is excellent in groups of other kids and meeting new staff. The nursery has been an amazing experience for her.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Port Hamilton? 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 son started the nursery in 2014 and it wasn't the same place. Since the new manager joined she transformed the place completely and made it a second home for all kids. New toys, new layout, completely new environment. This is the place I would like to see when I first joined. Very helpful members of staff and also great meal plan. My son and the rest of the kids love it and I will definitely send my second child there if there is a need for it.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Great staff, great venue. Staff regularly change the layout of the rooms to stimulate the kids. Different activities such as painting, trips to the museum, balance boards and music classes. My son is always eager to arrive and everyone seems to know his name, he feels very happy there, always eager to give staff hugs.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Our son is so very happy at this nursery. The staff are so friendly and caring! He talks about them all the time. Our son has some additional needs and his primary carer has gone above and beyond investigating his condition and making recommendations around his care. The range of activities is fantastic! He particularly loves 'enjoy-a-ball' (his hand/eye co-ordination has massively improved!), caterpillar music and Spanish!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Port Hamilton? 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

We have liked the nursery for a long time. Over the last 9 months, in particular, there has been a lot of new up beat members of staff who have greatly added to the existing team. The new larger toddler/pre-school room and its new facilities have also made a great improvement and my daughter can't wait to get to nursery now (which hasn't always been the case). The staff are very friendly and easy to talk to and always give the children a warm welcome when they arrive.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

The staff are incredible. They truly understand my daughters needs even with multiple allergies. They adapt to each child and I can't recommend the nursery highly enough. The activities are fun varied and educational. The menus are great and the staff have a great bond with the kids.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Port Hamilton? 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

We have had kids at Busy Bees at Port Hamilton since 2014 and have always been very pleased with the nursery. Recent refurbishment is great - facilities are modern and lots of stimulation. Outdoor space is very good and the kids are taken out as often as possible for a run around/play. Staff are lovely and very professional - a nice mix of experience, gender and nationalities. The kitchen is fab - healthy meals and great choice. Lots going on for the kids to get involved with - art, enjoy a ball, music, Spanish lessons.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Busy Bees at Port Hamilton has just had a much-needed refurbishment and it looks great! The outdoor space is fantastic and the staff have the children out as much as possible which I feel is very important. The main issue (or bad point) is the high turnover of staff and an inconsistent care team in each room. Staff are moved around the nursery to accommodate lack of staff elsewhere and there seems to be a constant run of new staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Port Hamilton? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Satisfactory

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

The staff are lovely and the standard of care is high. The menus are varied and healthy which is excellent. It is also great that a city nursery has an outside space so the children can get fresh air and exercise.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

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