Busy Bees at Glasgow, Kelvin

Block 9, Kelvin Campus, Maryhill Road, Glasgow G20 0SP

A friendly childcare provider, Bust Bees at Glasgow, Kelvin Nursery draws on the skills of key workers and early years professionals to achieve a high standard of early years learning within a safe and healthy environment that provides parents with the peace of mind they deserve and children with an ideal place for their creativity to flourish.

Parents evenings and fun events are held all year round to help the service achieve a collaborative and energetic approach to nursery education. The provider also rewards the hard work of staff with quality training programmes and opportunities for career development.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Jaclyn Mitchell (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Glasgow 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: 91

Age Range: from 0 years 6 months to 5 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Christmas & New Year

Overview

The Review Score of 9.2 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Glasgow, Kelvin 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 10 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Glasgow, Kelvin in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 9 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 4.739 for Busy Bees at Glasgow, Kelvin is calculated as follows: ( (88 Excellents x 5) + (31 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 119 Ratings = 4.739

  • 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 4.495 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Glasgow, Kelvin is based on 9 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 18.2 positive Reviews (91 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 9 Reviews ÷ 18.2 Target = 0.495

  • 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 Glasgow, Kelvin has a Review Score of 9.2 (9.234)

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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Glasgow, Kelvin?

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Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Glasgow, Kelvin

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    7
  • Father of Child
    2
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

My son has attended Glasgow Kelvin Nursery since he was nine months old. He is now three and a half. The nursery has been fantastic and has helped my son develop and flourish into a fun loving little boy. My son loves his time and nurser and I always feel confident and relaxed when I leave him each morning.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Glasgow, Kelvin? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has attended Busy Bees at Glasgow Kelvin full-time for over 2.5years and he has progressed through each of the 4 dedicated rooms. In each room, he has settled in easily and has been so well looked after. He has bonded well with the committed staff and they always have a friendly chat with him. My son would feel nervous in certain situations and he feels safe and secure in the nursery environment. The staff provide daily updates on meals and activities and I feel my son has learnt a lot in his time at the nursery. The range of food on offer is excellent and my son is happy to try new foods which I feel is so important.
Overall I am very happy with the care my son receives at Busy Bees at Glasgow Kelvin and feel the staff are dedicated to the childrens' needs.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Glasgow, Kelvin? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My daughter thoroughly enjoys her time at Busy Bees Kelvin and her development has flourished whilst attending this nursery. Staff are highly professional, experienced and caring. They do their utmost to meet the needs of each child and I feel that I can ask any question about my daughter’s progress and care. The outdoor space is fantastic and all age groups have free access to age-appropriate spaces with stimulating toys and equipment. The food is also healthy and nutritious and I like that the children are encouraged to prepare their own food such as making sandwiches in the pre-school room, allowing them to become more independent.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Glasgow, Kelvin? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

My daughter started in the baby room when she was 8 months old. She became very attached to the staff there (and still dotes on them even though she has now progressed to the Tweenie room). They helped her gain independence at her own pace, which included crawling and walking. They were also able to continue with the baby sign language she learnt whilst I was on maternity leave. She still uses this even though she can say a few words now. My daughter enjoys going to nursery each day, has no issues when I drop her off in the morning and has managed to make friends. The children are fed really well and never go hungry. The management is friendly and helpful, and are also interested in the development of the children. I have no regrets with the nursery we chose and have already recommended it to work colleagues. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it in future. Please keep up the good work!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Glasgow, Kelvin? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

Fabulous nursery. Made me and my child very welcome from day one. The staff are fully committed to caring for the children and meeting their every-day needs.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Glasgow, Kelvin? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Both my children attend or have attended Busy Bees at Glasgow Kelvin. I have seen huge growth and development at the nursery in the strife for excellence for the little ones. A good variation of play area, educated staff, clear policies, good governance and a growth mindset. Each year there are changes and improvements. Food is great and varied.
In addition, they have been superb in supporting my daughter who had special needs the first 2 years at nursery.
The staff bond well with children. As in any nursery setting, there is some staff turnover. If there is anything that could be better it would be stronger staff retention.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Glasgow, Kelvin? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

So I dragged my heels sending out twin girls to nursery as felt they were developing well at home however, my wife decided to go back to work and we decided on Busy Bees.

The girls have come on leaps and bounds with their development. They recite songs, have built a network of friends and talk fondly of the nursery assistants. They eat great nutritious food and specifically due to the nursery like salmon, pilchards and chic pea Dahl. Amazing to think we were going to send them to another nursery with packed lunches.

The nursery is clean and has access to outside space. Drop-offs and collections can be busy and problematic to get a parking space but never waited more than 5 minutes for someone to move on. The admin manager and nursery manager are great and always helpful and knowledgeable about forms and process. A secure Facebook page now let’s you get more insight into your child’s day.

Would highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Glasgow, Kelvin? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Great staff in the 3-5 room, always warm welcome in the morning and great feedback at the end of the day. The variety of cooked meals on premises fantastic as my child is much more willing to try different foods.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Glasgow, Kelvin? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Our daughter has been attending Busy Bees at Glasgow, Kelvin for a year now. We are so impressed with the facilities and professionalism of all of the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Glasgow, Kelvin? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My 2 grandsons attend Busy Bees Nursery at Glasgow Kelvin and I would recommend this nursery very highly to anyone. It is set in a beautiful location within Glasgow Science Park and has large open playrooms with access to a lovely garden which the children use daily. The staff are all welcoming and friendly and take excellent care of all the children in the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Glasgow, Kelvin? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

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