Busy Bees at Lewisham

56-60 Loampit Hill, Lewisham, London SE13 7SX

Busy Bees at Lewisham, London, London
Busy Bees at Lewisham, London, London
Busy Bees at Lewisham, London, London

Kinder at Lewisham takes a practical and child-centred approach to each child, aspiring to a service that's synonymous with quality where children can develop at their own pace.

The nursery has extensive modern resources to suit all aspects of early years care and learning, from baby age to pre-school. There is also a secure outdoor play area that staff look to make sure children can make the most of.

Healthy and nutritious food menus are an important part of each day, while staff are well-trained in health, safety and hygiene.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Deniz Goordyal (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Lewisham Council

Number of Staff: 20

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

Total Places for Children: 70

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1800

When Closed: Christmas

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Reviews

9.3 Busy Bees at Lewisham has a Review Score of 9.3 (9.305)

The Review Score of 9.3 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Lewisham is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 18 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Lewisham in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.6 out of 5 from 9 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 4.662 for Busy Bees at Lewisham is calculated as follows: ( (146 Excellents x 5) + (67 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 216 Ratings = 4.662

  • 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 4.643 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Lewisham is based on 9 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 14 positive Reviews (70 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 9 Reviews ÷ 14 Target = 0.643

  • 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
    13
  • Good
    5
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    16
  • Likely
    2
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Lewisham

  • Mother of Child
    16
  • Father of Child
    1
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

My son really enjoys his time at Busy Bees. He has a smile when I drop him off and one when I pick him up too! The staff are also very warm and caring - always giving me personal updates about how his day went, what he enjoyed doing, how he napped, etc -- they are definitely giving him plenty of care and attention.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Ever since my child has started, he has grown from strength to strength. He has built great relationships with the helpful staff. He has become more comfortable and enjoys going to nursery.
The staff are very professional and work hard on each child's development. I feel at ease leaving him knowing that he is being well looked after.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My daughter goes to the nursery since she was three years old and she absolutely loves it!
The staff are very professional, caring and passionate about my child's progression.
Staff provide a range of different learning activities which are tailored to meet every child's needs. Lovely range of healthy meals is also provided.

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

All staff are extremely friendly, warm and welcoming. My daughter loves Busy Bees and she looks forward to going to nursery every week. I can see the staff genuinely like spending time with children which is great.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My grandson has special needs, and we have had a lot of support throughout. The nursery has welcomed several outside agencies and implemented the suggestions they have made relating to his care. They (the nursery) have also played an important role in securing an EHC plan for him.
The staff are caring and friendly and have made every effort to accommodate my grandson's needs. I feel they genuinely care for him and enjoy him. It is a little hard to fill in all the categories below as my grandson's needs are not standard so I find it hard to judge some of the facilities (learning, or activities, for example).
Also, he only attends about 10-11 hours per week.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter enjoys this nursery very much. The staff are friendly and easy to talk to and I can't imagine my daughter going to another nursery. Busy bees is really a great nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Lewisham? 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 started going to Busy Bees two months ago. He is a very happy, healthy and confident child who loves the activities provided by the nursery.
The management and staff are excellent and I'm very grateful to them making my return to work so much easier.
I highly recommend it. It is a friendly, flexible and a professional place to have your child.

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

This is an amazing nursery. All the staff are extremely passionate about all the children's progress and will always give complete attention to every child's needs and encouragement to better them and their learning. My son always struggles with his eating and is a very fussy eater but the staff and teachers always encourage him and successfully manage to get him to finish his meals. I am very pleased I chose this nursery for my son even with all the security they have in place you know your child is in safe hands.

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

A very well maintained nursery with very friendly and enthusiastic staff. My son enjoys his time at the nursery and always comes home happy and smiling and I have peace of mind that he is in good hands.
a good selection of toys and activities for the kids to do. A good variety of food offered keeps his tummy happy

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

Our son enjoys his time at the nursery and we have peace of mind that he is in good hands. The staff are really friendly, warm and enthusiastic. They discuss with us his progress and any issues to take note of, which is really helpful in knowing how he is progressing.
There is a good selection of toys and activities so we know he is well entertained and learns a lot. He enjoys being in the outdoor area and we know he has a lot of fun in the outdoor play area especially in the summer.
We are happy with the food offered - it's very interesting menus. Initially, we thought the food would be too sophisticated for him but he enjoys the variety and the different taste.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Lewisham? 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 extremely recommend Busy Bees in Lewisham. All the teachers are excellent professionals and my child is always so happy to go there. They always give so much love to children. I'm so happy with them.

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

They are supportive to my son who has some challenge with the clarity of his speech. He is always willing and happy to be at the nursery. There are improved activities to improve learning. They also offer varied menu to appeal to picky eaters. The outside play area could be bigger tho. Would recommend.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Chloe Wilkes, Marketing Admin at Busy Bees at Lewisham responded to this review on 16 Nov 2016:

Thank you for your feedback. We will take your comments onboard

Busy Bees nursery is a warm welcoming environment with friendly staff who are always happy to help. I'm happy I choose this nursery and would definitely recommend it.
Thank you so much for Busy Bees.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Our child has been attending Busy Bees at Lewisham Nursery part-time since March 2015 and has progressed through baby and toddler rooms to pre-school. We are very happy with Busy Bees, all staff (including office and chef) are friendly and caring.
The organisation and management of the nursery is good. The rooms are well stocked with toys and books and there is a wide variety of activities every day. Additionally special events such as dressing-up days or pumpkin carving competition.
I particularly like the modern building with all the rooms on the same floor. The outdoor space is small but well used and the toddler and pre-school rooms have direct access to the garden.
There is a good variety of freshly prepared food provided for meals.
We have always been given daily feedback on activities, how much food eaten and mood during nursery. The nursery regularly asks for information on home activities and also suggests activities enjoyed at nursery that could be tried at home.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

The Busy Bees at Lewisham is very professional. I am very happy with the way things are doing over there. My daughter loves the nursery very much. She learns a lot of new things whenever she goes there. The staff there are nice and kind to the children too.

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

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Busy Bees at Lewisham is a great nursery. The staff have always been efficient, friendly, supportive and kind. We have total trust in them looking after our 2-year-old son.
The classrooms are clean, bright and full of exciting toys. Meal time is very well organised and our son enjoys the dishes that are made daily on the premises.
I highly recommend this nursery. We visited 3 others before choosing Busy Bees. For us, the staff, space, other children and cleanliness were the best we had seen. We are very happy with our choice.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Lewisham? 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 14 month old daughter has just started full time at this nursery and she is already having a fantastic time. The staff are great and have been reassuring and updating me and my husband who have found it difficult to be away from her, as I am sure many parents can relate.

Our daughter is out in the nursery garden on a daily basis to get a breath of fresh air and has already been painting and creative in general. The activities are great to keep her busy, distracted and most importantly key to her development. We are also pleased with the food menu, as there is a variety of snacks and meals and we know that she is keeping to a healthy yet fulfilling diet.

We receive a daily written report and our special requirements have been kept to, as all children are different and have different needs. They are doing a fantastic job and it has given us confidence that our baby girl is being well looked after.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

When my little girl started I was worried as she is always with me and she was upset with me leaving her at nursery to start with. Being a first time mum, I was quite upset, but the staff at this nursery helped me feel at ease and were so friendly. My little girl settled in so easily it only took a few weeks and she was excited to go and wasn't upset anymore. You are always kept well informed of any news and kept up to date with what your child does in the nursery. It's simply great! I will be sad when she leaves to go to primary school in September 2017.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

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