Busy Bees at Watford Hospital

60 Vicarage Road, Watford WD18 0HB

Busy Bees at Watford Hospital, Watford, Hertfordshire
Busy Bees at Watford Hospital, Watford, Hertfordshire
Busy Bees at Watford Hospital, Watford, Hertfordshire

Busy Bees at Watford Hospital has a selection of bright and welcoming play rooms, resourced for the different age ranges and with its own secure outdoor play area. Located within hospital grounds, the nursery is an excellent choice for busy parents looking to balance their childcare needs.

There is a strong focus on environmental health, hygiene and nutrition, while there are many extra-curricular initiatives alongside the recognised learning objectives of early years children.

Professionals look to build strong relationships with parents, offering regular feedback and listening to their views.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Dawn Christie (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hertfordshire County Council

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

Total Places for Children: 46

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1900

When Closed: Bank Holidays, Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.1 Busy Bees at Watford Hospital has a Review Score of 9.1 (9.149)

The Review Score of 9.1 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Watford Hospital 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 11 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Watford Hospital in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 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 4.606 for Busy Bees at Watford Hospital is calculated as follows: ( (84 Excellents x 5) + (44 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 132 Ratings = 4.606

  • 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 4.543 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Watford Hospital 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 9.2 positive Reviews (46 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 5 Reviews ÷ 9.2 Target = 0.543

  • 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
    7
  • Good
    4
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Watford Hospital?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    11
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Watford Hospital

  • Mother of Child
    10
  • Father of Child
    1

My daughter has developed and improved immensely since she has been at the nursery. She is very happy here. There are lots of times she even refuses to go home. She has made a few very close friends here. Everyone is very friendly. Thanks for everyone who is involved in her care.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Watford Hospital? 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 the nursery for nearly a year. Busy Bees has made the experience very easy and relaxed. My daughter loves the nursery and it is a pleasure to leave her in the mornings knowing she is in safe hands and well looked after. My daughter has thrived and developed at the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Watford Hospital? 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 children have really enjoyed being in nursery. I have seen how much they have developed. Nursery has become an integral part of our life because the vast amount of resources available to them to grow and develop is immeasurable. They look forward to seeing their friends and teachers. They respond very well to their friends and teachers. They have learnt skills which I could not have thought them solely at home.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Watford Hospital? 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 has been at this nursery for 2 months and is happy and confident and loves seeing his carers.
My son is in the toddler room and loves all the activities they provide, lots of fun and a very experienced team of ladies.
Thank you Busy Bees, my son is a very happy little boy.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Watford Hospital? 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

Very happy with this nursery, the staff, management and children are always happy and has a great family feel.
This nursery is small which gives a great family feel with a mix of mature and younger staff this is an excellent day nursery!

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

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Very good and personable relationship with all the staff. They are very friendly, professional and very competent at their job. I feel like my child is cared for and receives the necessary learning aids and activities. All in all an excellent nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has been at Busy Bees at Watford Hospital since he was 8 months. I had gone round Watford and looked at most of the nurseries. As a full time working mum I wanted a place where I could leave my baby without having to worry. Making my first appointment was easy. I had seen four other places. Walking in there what struck me most that there was no smell, yippee! I thought, clean, that means my son would be changed when required. I love the place. My son even refuses to go home at times, if they opened 24 hrs, we'd live there. We love it.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I am pleased with this nursery. I would recommend it to my friends.

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

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My daughter started nursery in January 2015. At first I was worried as she was only nine months old and I didn't know what to expect. The staff were very supportive and made sure she was well looked after. They took on board all my concerns and helped her become confident. I am very happy with how she enjoys attending the nursery and how all the staff are friendly and helpful when I ask for advice.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I have excellent experience of child care from Busy Bees Watford. The staff are friendly and caring and always willing to help. The new manager is excellent and an exemplary manager. All the staff in tweenies and preschool and baby room are exceptional. My daughters have been to this nursery it was food many years ago and its getting better and better.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has settled very well at this welcoming and friendly nursery. The childcare is person centred and any issues are brought up in a timely manner. My child is happy to come to the nursery and it gives me peace of mind. She is learning new things every week and keyworkers take real interest in her development and give very constructive and detailed feed back.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

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