Busy Bees at Ashford Godinton

Lockholt Close, Ashford TN23 3JR

Busy Bees at Ashford Godinton, Ashford, Kent
Busy Bees at Ashford Godinton, Ashford, Kent
Busy Bees at Ashford Godinton, Ashford, Kent

Kinder at Ashford Godinton is a purpose built day nursery with amazing facilities both internally in the bright, spacious rooms and externally in the beautiful, forest garden. Children enjoy a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, while being safeguarded by qualified professionals.

Staff look to support all key areas of early years learning, while making the most of a location and grounds that help children get in touch with nature.

The nursery is part of the UK's largest day providers and is committed to sound child development, with regular observations and a key person system in place.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Kim Ziolkowski (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Kent County Council

Number of Staff: 15

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

Total Places for Children: 132

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week over Christmas & New Year

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Reviews

5 Busy Bees at Ashford Godinton has a Review Score of 5 (4.958)

The Review Score of 5 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Ashford Godinton is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 2 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Ashford Godinton in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 0 out of 5 from 0 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

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    The Average Rating of 4.958 for Busy Bees at Ashford Godinton is calculated as follows: ( (23 Excellents x 5) + (1 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 24 Ratings = 4.958

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. 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?'

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    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.

    The 0 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Ashford Godinton is based on 0 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 0 = 0

    2. Target of 26.4 positive Reviews (132 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 0 Reviews ÷ 26.4 Target = 0

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Average Ratings

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

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Ashford Godinton?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    2
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
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Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Ashford Godinton

  • Father of Child
    1
  • Mother of Child
    1

Our son started here at 11 months after removing him from another nursery which we felt we weren't happy with. He went off on his first day with no issue considering he did not have a settling in session (our fault due to illness). He was so happy when we left him on his first day we knew straight away we had made the right decision. All the staff are so friendly. It's so lovely to leave our son knowing he is happy and cared for while we go to work.
He has always been busy doing activities during the day painting, singing, playing, etc.
They have a brilliant outside space for all the different ages of children.
The only thing that isn't as good for us is the nursery is open only till 6 which sometimes is a struggle with our working hours and I imagine with other people as well however this is a small compromise to make for such a fantastic nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Ashford Godinton? 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

Our son attended the nursery from the age of 9 months. He's been very well taken care of. He is 2 years 4 months old now and likes it a lot. Busy Bees has great facilities, it's clean, has very friendly and professional staff, who are flexible and adapt according to the children's needs. We're very happy with the nursery. The only criticism is the almost constantly overflowing bin outside the nursery building. Often there's rubbish flying around after the bags have been torn by animals. Not a great environment near children.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Ashford Godinton? 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

Kim Ziolkowski, Nursery Manager at Busy Bees at Ashford Godinton responded to this review on 30 Sep 2015:

As a part of our Zero Waste to Landfill initiative we are trying our best to deal with all rubbish in an environmentally friendly manner. We are aware that there is an issue with the bin and we are doing our very best to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. In the meantime, our staff continuously tidy up outside to contain the rubbish, to avoid it affecting the nursery and public. These bins are at the front of the building, somewhere that children do not have access to, so the children are not affected by this. We look forward to getting this small issue resolved soon, to strengthen our nursery’s commitment on sending zero waste to landfill.

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