Busy Bees at Ashford

Unit 11, Eureka Place, Trinity Road, Ashford TN25 4BY

Busy Bees at Ashford is equipped for all key early learning objectives, consisting on self-contained rooms that have resources for each age range, as well as its own baby unit, an enclosed large garden and drop off area.

A friendly team are well qualified and have good links with other specialists, such as speech therapists. A key person system is in place to safeguard the development of each individual child.

In the garden there are two large sand pits, balance beams and a wooden house. Feedback is welcome and children's artwork is displayed for all to see.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Michelle Davies (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Kent County Council

Number of Staff: 26

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

Total Places for Children: 86

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Overview

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Ashford is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 21 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Ashford in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 18 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 4.778 for Busy Bees at Ashford is calculated as follows: ( (206 Excellents x 5) + (36 Goods x 4) + (10 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 252 Ratings = 4.778

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Ashford is based on 18 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 17.2 positive Reviews (86 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 18 Reviews ÷ 17.2 Target Reached = 1

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

9.8 Busy Bees at Ashford has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.778)

Average Ratings

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  • Good
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  • Satisfactory
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  • Poor
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Ashford?

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Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Ashford

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    17
  • Father of Child
    2
  • Grandmother of Child
    2

My child goes to this nursery from 12 months old. He's always been very happy at this nursery and the staff have been extremely helpful and accommodating. I do actively recommend this nursery to other parents in the community.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My overall opinion of Busy Bees at Ashford is a safe and friendly environment for my grandson to attend.
He plays really well with other children and learns from playing and having fun.
The staff are very knowledgeable and caring. I feel very happy he is developing a solid foundation to move forward to primary school.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter absolutely loves Busy Bees (Trinity Road). All the staff are friendly and welcoming not only to the children but the patents as well. They do lots of fun activities with the children. My daughter has a very close bond with some of the staff and considers them her friends. Would 100% recommend to all parents.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

We have been very pleased with our experience at Busy Bees Trinity Road. There appears to be a low staff turnover and staff make a real effort to do engaging activities with little ones. The nursery has always been flexible when we have requested extra sessions. All staff are friendly and professional.

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

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

My child attends this nursery and I'm so impressed with the management and the staff! They've made me and my child feel so welcomed and couldn't be more helpful.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

As all mothers, I am very protective of my child and take every step in his development and well being seriously. I was unsure of returning to work after my maternity leave, as unable to find a nursery that I felt comfortable enough to leave my child at such a young age... until visiting Eureka Place. The staff were so welcoming and put me at ease immediately, the children all very content and parents leaving/coming all very settled. I could not fault any aspect of the nursery!

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My daughter has been attending this attending this nursery since she was eleven months old and watching her grow and develop new skills has been brilliant. There is always interaction with the staff and children and she is always learning something new. My husband and I are so happy our daughter attends this wonderful place.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I love coming to pick up my granddaughter from the nursery. The staff in the room are always welcoming and friendly when I arrive.

My granddaughter will always confidently tell me what she has been doing and who she has been playing with, she has come on leaps and bounds since starting at Busy Bees at Ashford!

I know she especially enjoys playing in the garden and jumping in muddy puddles with her key person and making potions in the mud kitchen.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Now that our daughter has moved up from Starfish room to Dolphins room, we just wanted to take this opportunity to let you know how delighted we have been with the care she has received from the Starfish team since she joined Busy Bees at Ashford at the start of the year.

The team have been nothing short of exceptional in the way they have looked after her and helped her develop over the last 10 months from the nervous and anxious new starter into the confident little girl who now greets us with a big smile on her face when we come to pick her up at the end of another fun-filled day at nursery!

We always think it's important to give positive feedback where it is due and we think that the Starfish team deserve it, they are a credit to the nursery. Please do pass this on to them with our wholehearted thanks. The transition to Dolphins has been handled very well and we are now looking forward to seeing her develop further with her friends and carers in that room too.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Busy Bees Eureka Place, Ashford is an excellent nursery. All staff are friendly and attentive and the kids adore them. The children play confidently and it's the one place my son will go all day without his dummy. There are always activities going on in every room, but the nursery always seems calm and organised whilst the children have fun. There is always a good welcome in reception when you enter the nursery and you feel safe that the premises are secure. The preschool room is fantastic and my eldest learnt a lot during her time there. All in all, fantastic.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

The staff go above and beyond to help not only the children but parents too. I’m so happy we found this nursery for our children. Children always have smiles on their faces! An excellent reliable, friendly nursery! I would recommend it to any parent!

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

This is more than just a job for the ladies in this nursery. They put their heart and soul into all that they do to ensure the children have the best time possible. I chose Busy Bees, as they put your child first and have your child's best interests at heart.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has moved to the class for 2-year-olds and his transition was flawless. His keyworker prepared both him and us sufficiently. He had support and we were constantly updated, which reinforced our trust in the team at Busy Bees. The staff are always supportive and friendly. They make us feel as if our son is the most important, always having his best interests at heart.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Couldn't be happier. The thought of leaving your little one is always nerve wracking. However, the staff make it easier, always friendly and welcoming and my daughter is happy to stay.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Busy Bees at Ashford is one wonderful place. My daughter had a great time here. The staff and management are very helpful, friendly and supportive. Never ever had a concern about my daughter's well-being here. It's a great place for a child to start their academics. My second child is definitely coming here. Love and prayers. All the best.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Overall positive. Named worker is attentive and feels like a partnership approach eg potty training. There appears to be an effort to educate as well as play. Some staff provide more details than others when picking up.

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

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Average Rating:   3.4 out of 5

My son started at the nursery from 10months old and will be starting school in September. His development and social skills are excellent due to the fantastic care at the nursery.
Busy Bees cover long hours which are a great help. I feel that my son is safe and well looked after.
I would highly recommend to other parents.
The only downside is the high staff turnover but its a very hard job for very little money.

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

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

We are very satisfied with the childcare provided by our nursery. The rooms are nicely decorated and have lots of facilities, the food menus are well thought out, and the staff are always friendly and approachable. We have even had two members of staff come to babysit our children at home recently, a sure measure of how highly we think of our nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

This nursery is lovely, there is such a warm welcome from the staff every day. My child attends 2 days a week and loves it, always excited to attend and gets excited as we pull up in the car park and often does not want to go home.
I would not think about trusting anyone else with my child.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Busy Bees Ashford have been my sole care provider since December 2011, firstly with my eldest daughter and now with my youngest, 3.

We had an incident in February 2015 whereby my eldest daughter’s temperature rose to 41 degrees due to febrile convulsions. Both the manager and assistant manager tried to contact me but unfortunately I was in a meeting, phone on silent. By the time I saw the ‘many’ missed calls she had gone into seizure and an ambulance was called. I was absolutely petrified when I arrived. They comforted me and explained exactly what was happening and between the fantastic work done by the team and the paramedics, I soon knew I had nothing to worry about.

The paramedics told me that I was very lucky as the nursery team had done everything by the book and perfectly so.

I would happily recommend Busy Bees Ashford to any parent, and I know how important it is when selecting childcare. I seriously would not have my children looked after by anyone else.

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My daughter has been with Busy Bees Ashford for just under a year. The staff are lovely and my daughter loves her key worker. The room is colourful and bright and there are lots of toys for the children to play with. They carry out lots of activities for the toddlers including painting and trips out on the little bus. The menu they offer for children has a great variety and plenty of healthy snacks.
The nursery is in a great location and just a 2 min drive from my work, also very close to M20.
All staff are very friendly and always happy and welcoming. I would highly recommend this nursery!
Thank you, Busy Bees xxx

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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