Busy Bees at West Suffolk Hospital

Macmillan Way, off Hardwick Lane, Bury St Edmunds IP33 2GJ

Busy Bees at West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Busy Bees at West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Busy Bees at West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Busy Bees at West Suffolk Hospital has an ideal interior for supporting pre-school learning, as well as healthy growth, having been awarded a five-star environmental health rating. There are resources to interest all children, as well as a two-storey play house and secure outdoor play areas.

The nursery is aided in its early learning objectives by access to a National Support Centre, thanks to being part of the UK's largest childcare providers which is a proactive and forward-thinking company.

Meals cooked on site support a healthy diet and parents get regular feedback on progress.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Cathy Butler (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Suffolk County Council

Number of Staff: 27

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

Total Places for Children: 96

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1900

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Fees Guide: Full Day - £52.75 Half Day - £29.00

Admission Information: None

Directions:

Based at the rear of the West Suffolk Hospital.
Open to all users.

Visiting:

Visitors always welcome. To arrange a visit please call or e-mail the nursery or book online.

Parking:

Parking available at the nursery for visitors, drop off and pick up.

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

8.3 Busy Bees at West Suffolk Hospital has a Review Score of 8.3 (8.269)

The Review Score of 8.3 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at West Suffolk Hospital is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 5 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at West Suffolk Hospital in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.4 out of 5 from 2 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 4.915 for Busy Bees at West Suffolk Hospital is calculated as follows: ( (54 Excellents x 5) + (5 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 59 Ratings = 4.915

  • 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 3.354 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at West Suffolk Hospital is based on 2 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 = 3.25

    2. Target of 19.2 positive Reviews (96 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 19.2 Target = 0.104

  • 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
    5
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • 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 West Suffolk Hospital

  • Mother of Child
    4
  • Father of Child
    1

My daughter has been attending Busy Bees in Bury st Edmunds since Sept 2015. Ayla thoroughly enjoys her time at Busy Bees. Every day she learns something new. Her development is amazing thanks to the time and dedication each staff member gives her. I can leave my daughter all day with the peace of mind that she is very happy and content in the care of all the staff there. Amazing meals provided to.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at West Suffolk 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

An excellent little nursery that my child has attended since 6 months old and will soon be going to pre-school which he talks non-stop about. He made lots of friends, tells me about all the fun he has and makes lots of lovely gifts for us.
Area for improvement - Supply pull up pants to aid with the development of potty training. Not simply jump from nappies to pants.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My Son is in the pre-school room and has been attending Busy Bees since he was 10 months old. Having gone from the Baby room to where he is now I have always felt comfortable in leaving him knowing he is going to have fun with the activities on offer to him.
The food is varied and healthy.
I have always found the staff to be professional but approachable and friendly.
I would highly recommend Busy Bees.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at West Suffolk 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

Busy Bees at Bury at West Suffolk is a lovely, purpose built Nursery. Our Son has been attending since he was 8 months old and really enjoys his time there. The staff are very friendly and have helped settle our Son, providing a high standard of care to him. My son has many activities planned for him during his day and it is lovely to get regular photos and artwork sent home to us. The food provided at Busy Bees is of a very high standard, with a range of meals being offered throughout the week. We would highly recommend this Nursery!!!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at West Suffolk 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

I have been thoroughly happy with Busy Bees at West Suffolk Hospital, having had both of my girls go through from the baby room, to pre-school. The continuity of care is excellent, with the same key workers allocated to both girls as they move between rooms. Communication to the parents is also great, and the place is always friendly and engaging.

They have enjoyed the facilities on offer, and the garden space that is available. Messy play is always an option, as well as quieter activities when required. The food is fab - a varied and healthy menu is on offer. My eldest was well prepared for the transition to school from the Pre-School room.

I happily recommend this nursery as I couldn't have been happier with the years my kids have spent here.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Good

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