Busy Bees at Monifieth

Inside David Lloyds Leisure, Ethiebeaton Park, Monifieth, Dundee DD5 4HB

Busy Bees at Monifieth, Dundee, Angus
Busy Bees at Monifieth, Dundee, Angus
Busy Bees at Monifieth, Dundee, Angus

Busy Bees at Monifieth, in Dundee, is located inside a health club and welcomes children from six weeks to five years of age. Parents can feel rest assured that their child is being looked after by competent and vetted staff, while children enjoy a wide range of indoor and outdoor play resources.

Rooms have been designed to achieve a pleasant atmosphere ideal for learning. The service conducts annual parental surveys, delivers regular training programmes to childcare professionals and provides each child with their own key person.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Emma Rollo (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Angus Council

Number of Staff: 22

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

Total Places for Children: 58

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Easter Monday, Good Friday, New Year Bank Holiday, Christmas Bank Holidays

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Reviews

9.8 Busy Bees at Monifieth has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.767)

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Monifieth is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 20 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Monifieth in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 12 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 4.767 for Busy Bees at Monifieth is calculated as follows: ( (189 Excellents x 5) + (46 Goods x 4) + (5 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 240 Ratings = 4.767

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Monifieth is based on 12 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 11.6 positive Reviews (58 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 12 Reviews ÷ 11.6 Target Reached = 1

  • 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
    18
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    19
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Monifieth

  • Mother of Child
    18
  • Father of Child
    1
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

Staff are very welcoming and help make the child and parent at ease when dropping off. They are very informative and seem genuinely interested in the child. I believe being at the nursery has helped with my daughter's vocal skills and confidence in other settings.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has attended this nursery since he was around 1 year old, he is now 4 and in pre-school. He proudly tells everyone he is at Busy Bees and points it out whenever we pass telling everyone "that's my nursery, I love it". He gives a "woop" of delight and "high fives the air" when we drive up to nursery every morning, runs in excitedly to the point the reception staff of the gym comment on how happy he is and he is there four days a week. He always talks positively of the staff and the other children and describes in detail the tasks he has undertaken throughout the day which he has clearly enjoyed and learnt from. He relates what he does at nursery to home life and eats foods that his brothers do not, saying that the nursery food is "soooo good". I think the nursery has a lot to do with how happy, polite, energetic and confident my son is. He seems to have a very good relationship with all of the staff. As a mother, I really could not ask for more.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Before I returned to work from mat leave, I was getting anxious about how my husband and myself would balance childcare and work with only one family member close by. I looked at Busy Bees as I am familiar with where it is and also a member of the gym. Our son has allergies and eczema which I thought would maybe more complex in terms of finding a nursery who would cater to this. The staff at Busy Bees can't do enough, they are fabulous. They are hard working, friendly, caring and approachable. For me, the regular progress report, parents evening and communication from nursery and staff makes Busy Bees the best place for our son.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Monifieth? 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We have used all rooms (from baby to pre-school) and are really happy with the care our children have received. They love Busy Bees and are always full of all the things and activities they have done during their days there. Staff are enthusiastic and lovely and I feel happy that my child is well looked after and cared for in a fun environment.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

My granddaughter loves her nursery time. Her speech and communication skills are developing really well.
The nursery has great toys for learning and playing.
The staff are fantastic and I notice they make all the children feel special.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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 going to this nursery for 3 years and loves it. My niece and nephew also went here so I didn't consider any other nurseries when looking for one for my daughter as I knew how good it was. Staff are superb with the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Monifieth? 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

Really good nursery. Very accommodating, very clean, good meal choices.
Staff brilliant, really friendly always make us feel welcome.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Happy my son looks reasonably happy. The team provides good care and a range of activities. The place is big enough and clean with lots of different toys. I am quite happy with their care and activities.

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

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My son has attended Busy Bees since he was 1 year old and it has been an extremely positive experience for all of us as a family. The attention to detail and the organisation of the nursery is second to none.

Staff are very personable and I know that they know my son well. I know that when he is in the care of Busy Bees that he is safe, nurtured and happy.

We love the nursery! Thank you.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

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

We have had our son enrolled at this nursery since March 2017 for two-morning sessions per week. My husband's employer offers childcare vouchers which help us out and appreciate this scheme. We chose Busy Bees as it was both recommended by a friend and the closest nursery to us. We have been very happy with the development of, communication about and nutritional meals given to our son. He has definitely benefitted both socially and emotionally from attending this nursery. His key worker exceeds in her care and attention for him, which is the greatest comfort and benefit to us as parents.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I think as a parent to know your child is happy is the most important factor. The staff are outstanding giving care and know my child inside out. The learning experiences are second to none and involve regular trips out. Planning is visible and we obtain updates about significant learning.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Monifieth? 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has been at Busy Bees since he was 11 months, he's now 3 and a half years. He has been treated with respect and care. The nursery really helped us with potty training and bringing him on socially and developmental milestones. Would recommend to my friends. Garden could be a bit bigger.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The staff team are very welcoming and my 2 children are always happy to see them all. There is always a happy atmosphere and you can really feel that the team love working together. The daily activities challenge both my children and I have seen them flourish in their development since starting nursery. The key-workers are always attentive to their needs and know the children well. They are provided with a healthy balanced diet through the great menus and choice of foods on offer.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Monifieth? 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

Competent, caring staff - always ready for a cuddle and a giggle with my daughter. Both my children have attended Busy Bees and I wouldn't consider any other nursery. There is a wide range of activities undertaken with the children and lots of active play and learning.

With the catering being done on site and to nutritional guidelines and standards, means I never have to worry about making packed lunches in the morning or ensuring there is the right balance of food - it's all taken care of!

Being part of a social group is an important part of pre-school learning and understanding boundaries and respect for other children is encouraged at all times - this made the transition to school easy for my first born.

I always feel happy dropping my daughter off at Busy Bees, she skips in the door and is delighted to see the 'nursery ladies' as she calls them! This tells me I have nothing to worry about for her personal care and safety.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has attended this nursery full time since she was 21 weeks old and is now 3. She settled into the nursery really well and loves going every day. All of the staff have always been consistent, positive, supportive, caring and attentive. A huge variety of activities and opportunities for my daughter to learn have always been available and the nursery is clean and well laid out. Food Is prepared by the nursery chef and has always been well balanced and nutritious.

The nursery makes every effort to get parents involved by holding regular parent's evenings and activities such as summer picnics and Christmas parties etc.

I cannot recommend this nursery enough!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

Our daughter has been attending Busy Bees at Dundee for 2 and a half years and she loves it.
The staff are fantastic and great keeping us up to date with her progress and what skills they have been working on.
The staff always but the children at the heart of everything they do and this shows by how much the children value the staff when you drop off or pick up.
I would definitely recommend this nursery to anyone!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

Busy Bees is a warm and welcoming nursery. The learning environments are stimulating and engaging for children of all ages. Each nursery room is well equipped with a variety of resources to encourage and support the children's learning and development. Staff are friendly and provide an excellent level of care. They get to know the children as individuals and provide learning opportunities to match their needs. The children enjoy playing outdoors in all weathers, and regularly take trips around the local area. The children are provided with a variety healthy cooked meal and snacks throughout the day, made by the Nursery's own cook. Busy Bees nursery is a place where children can play, socialise, learn, develop and thrive in a happy and fun atmosphere.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

Busy Bees Dundee is a fantastic nursery. All the staff are extremely friendly, and they are highly skilled at caring for the children who attend the nursery. They work together to provide a very safe and stimulating environment, and communication with parents is excellent. The activities and food provided also contribute to the children's understanding of living a healthy (but also fun) lifestyle, which is extremely important to me. Its location in Monifieth is a very convenient location for dropping off and collecting children. I know that I could not have chosen a better nursery for my child to attend.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Monifieth? 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

Busy Bees Nursery has been amazing for our little girl who is now 4 yrs old but has been there since she was just 11 months old. The team really focus on child development through play and fun. They have a fantastic menu that really encourages kids to try different food and promote healthy and varied eating. The kids are outside daily and often visit the horses and animals nearby when the weather allows. Every day is different for the children, their creative minds are allowed to flourish and the staff develop activities and projects in line with the seasons and relevant events. Access to the gym for members and taster sessions for the kids offers something entirely unique and keeps the kids active! The staff are wonderful with the kids and bring out the best in them with lots of cuddles and praise. I could not think of a better place for our little girl to be - Thank you to all at Busy Bees!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

I could not be happier with the care that my son receives at Busy Bees at Dundee! One of the things I am always amazed to see is that his development has come on leaps and bounds. He has been helped and guided by attending this nursery. He always comes home telling me how much fun he has there and really loves all of the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Monifieth? 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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