Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore

2 Armstrong Road, Littlemore, Oxford OX4 4XT

Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Busy Bees Oxford Literature is a purpose-built setting, opened by the provider in 2015 to offer secure childcare and a vibrant learning environment.

Bespoke 'settling-in' packages are tailored to the needs of each parent and child, assisted by state-of-the-art play equipment and secure private gardens for outdoor learning.

The provider has a partnership with the Wildlife Trust and looks to enhance learning about nature as a result.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Tracey McArdle (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Oxfordshire County Council

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

Total Places for Children: 110

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.8 Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.768)

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore 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 38 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 31 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 4.768 for Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore is calculated as follows: ( (350 Excellents x 5) + (101 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 453 Ratings = 4.768

  • 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 Oxford Littlemore is based on 31 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 22 positive Reviews (110 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 31 Reviews ÷ 22 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.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    32
  • Good
    6
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    38
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore

  • Mother of Child
    32
  • Father of Child
    6

My daughter started at Busy Bees when in July 2015 very shortly after it first opened, so has experienced all of the rooms here and I can honestly say all the staff are amazing. She has learnt so much and really enjoys her time here.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore? 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 has attended Busy Bees since September 2015 not long after it opened. His development has been incredible since attending, in particular since attending toddlers. He has developed a lovely attachment to his key person as well as other members of staff.
The nursery setting is outstanding and as a parent always made to feel welcome when coming through the front door. The facilities are brilliant and the outside spaces are perfect and used well. The communication between staff and parents is excellent which is shown in detailed handover and also how the children settle so quickly.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore? 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: Don't Know

My daughter has been very happy at Busy Bees and often is so happy she doesn't want to leave at the end of her session. All the staff make a great effort to get to know all the children and to provide a wide variety of engaging activities. The freshly prepared food is delicious and really healthy so I feel relaxed knowing my daughter is being well cared for.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore? 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: Don't Know

This is a great nursery! My son is so happy at Busy Bees and is developing in leaps and bounds. I think the staff have an amazingly positive attitude and boundless energy. The facilities are really nice. As a working parent, it is a huge weight off my mind to know that he is so well looked after.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Excellent place. Everyone is approachable, friendly and professional. Effort made with my own and every other child - done on a considerate and even basis. Absolute thumbs up. I would recommend this place to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

Having had a negative experience with the previous nursery that my eldest was at, I was apprehensive about putting him back into a nursery. However, Busy Bees Oxford managed him (and me) well and he flourished and loves going to nursery instead of screaming I don't want to go each morning.

Staff are always very friendly and helpful and if they do not know a response they will seek out someone who does. They handled (and quickly squashed) a bullying incident that could have become out of hand and resulted in a big fallout amongst the peers.

Both children are extremely happy and smiley when we drop them off and sometimes getting them to leave to come home is a problem!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Very fun and modern looking nursery. The staff are very friendly and always very welcoming. I feel my child has advanced a lot since going to this nursery and always comes home wet or dirty which shows me that she is having fun.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

The nursery has been really caring and welcoming, from our initial visit through to each morning at drop-off. The visits, settling-in sessions and registration paperwork was all handled really professionally, and I've been particularly impressed with the care and understanding shown by my child's key worker.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The nursery is located in the quiet and very green location. The interior of the nursery is very modern and safe, as well as spacious, lots of space outside in the garden to play, too. Food is healthy and is cooked on the premises by their own chef. I was impressed the most by the nursery's staff and the management, who are very responsive to the parents' requests and to the needs of the children (especially special needs children). They do their best to accommodate even dietary requirements, which is not easy considering that there are so many kids. My son loves going there and I know he is getting the best care while he is there. I am very happy that nursery accepted my son for 2 days a week so far and from September he is going to be there every day because he enjoys it and I have a peace of mind that he is being very well looked after. I would like to thank all the members of staff and especially our key person and the manager for all your hard work!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Busy Bees has been a great choice of nursery for my little boy. He is comfortable with the staff, thoroughly enjoys his time there and is well looked after. All the staff are extremely attentive and friendly. The nursery is clean and careful measures have been taken to ensure all the children are kept safe.
The food is varied and fresh, my son definitely enjoys polishing off seconds and sometimes thirds!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Brilliant, caring and fun nursery. Couldn't recommend more to friends and family. Staff make leaving children with them easy. Clean facilities. Lots of activities for children all day. Very happy with Busy Bees!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore? 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

Our 2 children attend this nursery and have settled well. The nursery has clean, modern facilities in a light and airy space and the staff are all fantastic. I cannot fault any one of them. They work together seamlessly as a team. We are welcomed by name and the staff are easy to communicate with and responsive to requests or enquiries. Our children are safe and happy here and are learning whilst having fun.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Great nursery, the staff are so lovely and friendly and nothing is ever too much for them. My son started in October last year transferring from another nursery and the difference in him from changing to this nursery has been significant. The room manager in pre-school has been a massive help in bringing my son out with confidence in himself. Would highly recommend to any family. The gardens are big as well for the kids to enjoy outdoors. My son loves it and cries when it's not a nursery day!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore? 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

The staff are so great with my son, they really go out of their way to make us feel welcome. His key worker is fantastic, she genuinely cares about the children's development and takes the time to understand my little boy's needs. She often goes over and above to help support my boy which regularly exceeds my expectations. I never thought my little one would get so much from going to nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore? 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: Excellent

Myself, my husband and our son all love Busy Bees. The staff are amazing, friendly and very helpful. Our son has learnt so much with the help and support from the staff. Always friendly and we always get greeted with big smiles. Our son absolutely loves preschool and that's down to Busy Bees.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore? 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 daughter goes to Busy Bees Oxford and we could not be happier to leave her in the care of the staff. She is so comfortable with her key person she now waves goodbye to us!! We are always greeted with a happy, enthusiastic member of staff. Thank you to all the staff that work there!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

We love Busy Bees, and feel very relaxed leaving our little boy in their care. The staff are friendly and make a real effort to get to know each child. The facilities are great too, and there is a really good variety of food each day. We would definitely recommend Busy Bees to others.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore? 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

I've been extremely impressed with Busy Bees Oxford. The staff are always friendly and welcoming and my daughter has so much fun. She loves it! She's been going for over a year and the staff are always encouraging her to learn new things and report back to me about what she's been doing. I only have positive things to say and would recommend this nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore? 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

My daughter attended another nursery before this one and I have to say this is the best nursery I have viewed in the area. The staff are devoted to the children and the care they provide. My daughter loves going to nursery and sometimes I even struggle to get her to leave when I pick her up! Definitely, I would highly recommend this nursery to any parents considering Busy Bee's Littlemore!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Great nursery and very friendly staff. All staff have taken the time to learn my name (parents) and my child's name. My son settled in very rapidly and is always happy to be left for the day. I'm impressed with the level of care my son receives and a number of activities they fit into the day. Personally, I feel I made the best choice for both myself and my son.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore? 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

As a parent, you only want 4 basic things from any childcare provider: you want them to be happy, healthy, safe and for them to be learning.

The second we walked into Busy Bees just over a year ago now, I knew that each of these things were more than covered. Yes, there are cheaper places in Oxford - but a few extra pennies for a much greater peace of mind is a no-brainer for me. Worth every penny and more.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has been going to Busy Bees Nursery in Littlemore, Oxford for nearly 2 years now. He has some learning difficulties and the staff and managers have been really good overall. There is nothing negative I can think of to be honest, all good feedback, the care, the support, the daily feedback, the food are great. They work well as a team and communicate amongst themselves which is great. The support they provide is fantastic, my son loves this nursery, he feels comfortable and almost at home. The facilities are also very good and well maintained. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore? 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

Busy Bees Oxford is an excellently managed and run nursery. It provides a clean and safe environment for the children. The outdoor play areas are well kept and provide a great place for the kids to run around. The staff are great with the children. Overall, we are very happy with the nursery and would highly recommend it.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

There are a few nurseries maybe slightly closer to home, however, this is just the best I have come across!

My daughter was always very clinging and scared, until coming here - the kindness and patience from all the staff have totally changed her behaviour. She loves going, and I feel relaxed and at ease knowing how safe and well looked after she is.

Cannot compliment this nursery and all it's staff enough. Thank you :-)

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I loved the nursery at Busy Bees Oxford, and knew it was the right place for my son. The staff are warm and friendly, and the overall atmosphere of the nursery is calm while also being a very fun and creative place. I am always impressed with the high quality local seasonal food that they have on the menu, and my son eats everything they give him!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore? 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

Busy Bees Oxford is a lovely nursery and I wouldn't send my child anywhere else.
After looking at different nurseries for my son I found it quite hard to find one I liked. I was recommended to Busy Bees and as soon as I stepped into Busy Bees Oxford, I liked it straight away. The staff members are really friendly and helpful. They are so good with all the children and with helping them learn new stuff and develop.
Highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore? 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

My son absolutely loves it at Busy Bees and so do we! The staff, activities, routine and menus give us peace of mind while we're at work. I recommend Busy Bees Littlemore to anyone looking for an excellent nursery in the Oxford area.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore? 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: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Excellent nursery with super-friendly staff and professional management. Most importantly, our family has been happy during our time with the nursery: facilities are really good and children get to spend a lot of time outdoors. Highly recommended for anyone in the area.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore? 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter was welcomed and settled in very well. The staff are always caring and take the time to talk to us about our child's day. Our daughter has recently been diagnosed with a gluten intolerance and the nursery has catered for her needs well. My daughter especially likes drawing but it would be nice if I could see her bring different activities home, so I know she is doing a variety of activities.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son has been attending this Busy Bees Nursery since September 2015, pretty much just after it opened. We cannot fault one single thing about the nursery. My son loves it and as a parent so do I. The staff are wonderful, each and every one of them. From my son's key worker to all other nursery nurses to the management and reception team. Clean nursery with delicious food. So many toys etc.
Since starting here my son has come on leaps and bounds, he has learnt so much. I want him to stay here forever.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore? 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

Both our children go to this nursery for half days each day. My daughter is in the pre-school group which is run really well. I really appreciate the detailed feedback I get about her when I pick her up. I feel they really know her. And the food they get here is professional chef standard. The menu is always healthy and diverse. My daughter who did not like vegetables or fruit has gone on to trying them every now and then. The key worker encourages her to try them for mummy! They always play outdoors for a bit no matter the weather. The pre-school could not be run any better!
We did have some teething problems when our son started in the baby room. But what I appreciated most was how the nursery worked it through based on our feedback. They heard us and made sure to address our concerns. The key worker for our son is a warm, playful yet detailed, thorough and a very professional person. I recommend the nursery to all our friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son started Busy Bees Oxford when it first opened in 2015. I had visited a few nurseries beforehand but was immediately struck by how professional Busy Bees was and with its freshly decorated new rooms, fantastic outdoor space and friendly staff I knew this was the right place for my son. It was a difficult time for me as I was nearly at the end of a high risk pregnancy with unplanned stays in hospital. Busy Bees were there for me every step of the way. Supporting my family by accommodating my son for longer periods outside his normal schedule and being extremely sensitive towards his needs. I cannot thank Busy Bees Oxford enough for their flexibility and for their continued support. My son has graduated from a fantastic toddler room which really helped me with the dreaded 'potty training' period into a wonderful preschool where he's thriving and so happy to be there every day. I feel so lucky that my son has been able to attend this nursery and would highly recommend it.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore? 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 was in a previous nursery where he was extremely unhappy and would cry every time I left him. He has attended Busy Bees for nearly a year and I can honestly say, he lives his nursery and all staff. My son has gained confidence, learned his alphabet, is caring and show affection to all staff st the nursery. My son talks about nursery and looks forward to going every day. The staff are polite, the Manager is fantastic! she cares about her staff and the children and parents always gives time to answer any questions I have. My son is due to leave next year and I am dreading it. He loves nursery and does not want to leave. I enjoy hearing the feedback every day and I love the fact all children have the choice of foods they like to eat. I know my son is in safe hands every time I leave him and I never worry. I would recommend Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore to anyone. I cannot thank the staff enough for the care and time they give to my son.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore? 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 has attended the nursery since the age of 1 year old and I can not rate the care and professionalism enough. The atmosphere is welcoming and warm and every morning we are greeted with a smile. The nursery provides an excellent opportunity for my son and he has come along leaps and bounds in his development. The settling in process made me feel at ease and was tailored to my child's needs which gave me the confidence I needed to feel comfortable to leave my son. The management team are always there to help with any questions I may have and everything is dealt with in a professional way. The building and resources are amazing and everything is always beautifully clean. The outside space is a WOW factor of the nursery with its wide range and equipment and activity's that is offered to all children throughout the day. :0)

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore? 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

All staff are friendly and professional. They show a great deal of care towards the children. My daughter has progressed well in her learning abilities as well as her growing imagination, pretending to be a career teacher (and disciplining!) the children. It is very well organised and always clean. Have a varied amount of daily activities and a good choice in meals on a weekly basis.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

From the moment I viewed Busy Bees I knew it was the right setting for our son. The premises looks amazing with designated areas of learning for each age group. The resources are all new and the outside space is laid out beautifully. Not only is the nursery visually pleasing the staff's warmth, professional manner and dedicated approach is what makes the nursery. Detailed feedback is given every time I collect my son and as parents we are kept informed via newsletter and have access to our sons learning journey. I am confident that Busy Bees will do the best by us and get our son school ready. To conclude......we love Busy Bees.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore? 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 daughter started this nursery in late September but is already very settled in and enjoys going each day and bonded really well with the staff and the other children. From my perspective the nursery is brilliant. The facilities indoors and outdoors are fantastic and provide a great environment for fun and learning. Everything is clean and well looked after and the secure location and security provided by the nursery are very good and well above the standard of many nurseries that I have seen. The food provided by the nursery is healthy and very varied, meaning my child is able to try new things and is also eating very well within nursery which is very important to me. The staff are all fantastic from management through to nursery nurses which is great. They give a full breakdown of everything my child has done in her day, things she is learning and eating which as a parent is a great comfort because we are then able to work on the same things with my daughter at home. I cannot recommend Busy Bees highly enough. They are fantastic.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore? 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

I moved my daughter here form another local nursery as I had concerns about falling standards there. I was a little apprehensive about moving a toddler but could not be happier that I did. Facilities are first rate but the real clincher is the real positive attitude all members of staff display. When the carers are happy it rubs off on the children.
As a parent I also feel valued and managers are always keen to hear feedback on how they are doing. I also use the school holidays club for my 4 year old and the range of activities on offer help to keep her engaged and entertained. She can't wait to go back.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees Oxford Littlemore? 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

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