The Hunny Bear Day Nursery

Grove Brook House, Brook Street, Whetstone, Leicester LE8 6LA

Group: The Hunny Nurseries

Person in charge: Natalie Vaughan Prosser (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Leicestershire County Council

Number of Staff: 24

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

Total Places for Children: 90

Age Range: from 0 years 1 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Overview

The Review Score of 9.3 (maximum of 10) for The Hunny Bear Day Nursery 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 8 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for The Hunny Bear Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.4 out of 5 from 7 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 4.875 for The Hunny Bear Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (84 Excellents x 5) + (12 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 96 Ratings = 4.875

  • 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 4.389 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for The Hunny Bear Day Nursery is based on 7 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 positive Reviews (90 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 7 Reviews ÷ 18 Target = 0.389

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

9.3 The Hunny Bear Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.3 (9.264)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    7
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend The Hunny Bear Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    8
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
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    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to The Hunny Bear Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    8

Really glad I picked this nursery.
All the girls that work there are so friendly and really make you feel welcome. My daughter has really settled in well and is always really happy when I go and pick her up and it's great that they do different and fun activities with them each day.

How likely would you be to recommend The Hunny Bear Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My daughter has attended this nursery for over a year and I am extremely impressed. She also attends another setting and I cannot recommend Hunny Bear enough, she is ahead with her phonics, she is able to spell three letter words, is counting amazingly and I honestly think it is down to the way this setting encourages learning.

She is extremely happy coming here, doesn't stop talking about her friends and how they play and loves the 'Cooking Bear' and Traveling Ted' which is given to a child to take home for a few days.

How likely would you be to recommend The Hunny Bear Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My twin girls have attended the Hunny Bear Nursery since August 2014 and have thoroughly enjoyed their time at the nursery. We are very happy with the level of care they provide to the children and how advanced they were when it came to them starting school. All the staff are very friendly and approachable if you need to discuss any issues.

They have a wide range of activities for the children to do throughout the day and have a lovely play area so the children get that outside experience too. They always offer a great variety of healthy food and a great brief diet, which they also cater for if there are special dietary requirements.

I would highly recommend this nursery to all friends and family as we have been thoroughly happy with all aspects. My girls now go to the after school club and holiday club there which is brilliant as it has meant we have kept the consistency for them after school too. Thank you Hunny Bear, keep up good work.

How likely would you be to recommend The Hunny Bear Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son moved to this nursery after going to a childminder for 2.5 years, he was welcomed in immediately, the staff are a credit to the nursery. My son loves going to Hunny Bears 3 days a week and has learnt so much since July 2017 when he started. I love him being there and the joy it brings to collect him and hear all about his day. I cannot recommend this nursery enough!

How likely would you be to recommend The Hunny Bear Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Having moved my child from a nearby nursery in March, I've been extremely happy with my child's development. My child settled in immediately and I think this was down to the staff and their welcoming approach. I was immediately impressed with the structure of activities
The staff never tire of me ringing up to check my child is ok or I can email the manager with endless questions and queries and I get a response within hours.
We also receive monthly newsletters which I never had from the previous nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend The Hunny Bear Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

I have two children at the Hunny Bears Day Nursery, and would thoroughly recommend them! Every single member of the team is so caring and professional. For instance, this morning my son was a bit out of sorts when we arrived at nursery as he'd woken up way too early and it was also his first day in his new room. The carer paid him lots of attention and tried to reassure him. She gave him a cuddle and took him to the window to wave goodbye to me. When I rang later in the day to see if he'd been ok, I was not made to feel like an over protective mum (that I probably am!!) and they took the time to reassure me that he had been absolutely fine!
The preparation that they gave my daughter for going to school was second to none! She is the youngest in her class so this was really important to me.
I've been really happy with this nursery overall. Highly recommended.

How likely would you be to recommend The Hunny Bear Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has attended the nursery for 2 years now and I am delighted not only with her progress but the communication of her progress at the nursery. The staff are always attentive and caring, the children appear happy and stimulated and the environment is always clean and bright with an ever-changing variety of activities on offer. I would thoroughly recommend the setting to anyone who is looking for a nursery for their child.

How likely would you be to recommend The Hunny Bear Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Natalie, Manager at The Hunny Bear Day Nursery responded to this review on 05 Jun 2017:

Thank you very much for your review Tamar, we are very pleased that you are happy with the care we provide.

My son has been here for nearly a year, and he loves it. For me, it is like dropping him off with friends. They do many activities such as day trips, Christmas concerts and sports day that all the children were able to take part in. If I can't be with my son all day, the next best thing has been bringing him to the Hunny Bear. The staff really care about the children, and it shows in the relationship they have with my son. The preschool have been working hard with me and my son to help him be ready for school. The nursery have put on training for parents to attend including phonics and Makaton which helps me at home support my child with his development. Thank you for all your hard work.

How likely would you be to recommend The Hunny Bear Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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