Busy Bees at Northampton Riverside

Riverside Park, Museum Way, Northampton NN3 9HW

Busy Bees at Northampton Riverside is a newly-refurbished facility, dedicated to learning through play and working in partnership with parents.

There are age-specific rooms, extensive resources to suit all key skills and nature themes. Staff allows children to make the most of both indoor and outdoor play areas.

Professionals are trained in health, safety and security, while being committed to an environment in which there is much for each child to enjoy every day.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Mia Cole (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Northamptonshire County Council

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

Total Places for Children: 92

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

Overview

The Review Score of 7.9 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Northampton Riverside 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 4 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Northampton Riverside in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.1 out of 5 from 1 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 4.854 for Busy Bees at Northampton Riverside is calculated as follows: ( (41 Excellents x 5) + (7 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 48 Ratings = 4.854

  • 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 3.054 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Northampton Riverside is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 18.4 positive Reviews (92 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 18.4 Target = 0.054

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

7.9 Busy Bees at Northampton Riverside has a Review Score of 7.9 (7.908)

Average Ratings

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    4
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    0
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Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Northampton Riverside

  • Mother of Child
    4

My son has attended here for a year, the building is secure and easy to park to drop off and pick up.
The reception area is always clean and presentable. Reception is always manned by a staff member to welcome you. My child started in the toddler room and now moved onto preschool room, the staff do make this setting welcoming and a true credit to the manageress and the Busy Bees brand. They are helpful, polite, and genuinely happy to care for the kids.The breakfast is a buffet of cereal and toast, crumpets, croissants. The children can eat as much or as little as they like which I love!
Lunch is a rota that changes in season and includes fruit, veg, meats, veg options, rice, pasta, fish etc, a true balance of a child’s diet!
The garden is well maintained and spacious.The rooms are big and spacious with lots of toys.
I am moving my child from this setting due to house relocation, which I am so sad about as I know as a parent, I am truly happy knowing he enjoys his time there. He will be sad to leave.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter has attended Busy Bees for 15 months. We attend settling in sessions at baby groups which are on offer when she first started and this helped her to adapt to nursery life. The facilities are of a high standard and have age appropriate activities throughout the day. The staff are very friendly and my daughter has made strong bonds. They communicate well with parents via a day diary and verbally. The staff work with the parents to maintain your routine at home.
The nursery offer a healthy balanced menu and also a safe and stimulating outdoor area.
I would highly recommend Busy Bees nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

Very pleased with staff and all facilities.
My little boy has settled in very well.
He is currently in his third month and really enjoys it. The manager and all staff in my son's room are all very engaging and attentive with him and he has struck up a real bond with them all.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

My son has been coming to Busy Bees for nearly 2 years now, he loves coming here he loves his friends and all the staff. The staff are brilliant they helped him potty train and develop his speech! They have taught him so much over the years and I couldn't be happier.
I also love the fact the building is secure and he loves the healthy cooked food.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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