Busy Bees at Springfield Chelmsford

216 Springfield Road, Chelmsford CM2 6BN

Busy Bees at Springfield Chelmsford, Chelmsford, Essex
Busy Bees at Springfield Chelmsford, Chelmsford, Essex
Busy Bees at Springfield Chelmsford, Chelmsford, Essex

Busy Bees Springfield is a member of one of the UK’s largest childcare providers, with over 30 years’ experience. It offers children from three months to five years of age a stimulating learning environment, where they are cared for by a dedicated team of early years professionals.

Innovative resources aid in promoting children’s learning and development, with state of the art age-appropriate play equipment contributing to their positive experiences at the nursery. Outdoor play and learning is encouraged, with secure private gardens and a Busy Bees Goes Wild learning enhancement which The Wildlife Trusts has developed exclusively for the nursery group.

Children’s happiness and wellbeing are the nursery’s priority. Nutritious meals are freshly cooked by the onsite chef, which children can eat in a dedicated dining area. The nursery also offers separate areas for rest, play and creative play.

Parents are easily able to follow their child’s progress at Busy Bees through the nursery’s online journal system.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Adele Crozier (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Essex County Council

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

Total Places for Children: 102

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

9.5 Busy Bees at Springfield Chelmsford has a Review Score of 9.5 (9.466)

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Springfield Chelmsford 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 16 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Busy Bees at Springfield Chelmsford in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 11 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 4.927 for Busy Bees at Springfield Chelmsford is calculated as follows: ( (177 Excellents x 5) + (14 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 191 Ratings = 4.927

  • 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 4.539 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Busy Bees at Springfield Chelmsford is based on 11 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 20.4 positive Reviews (102 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 11 Reviews ÷ 20.4 Target = 0.539

  • 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
    15
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Springfield Chelmsford?

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

Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Springfield Chelmsford

  • Mother of Child
    12
  • Father of Child
    3
  • Aunt of Child
    1

We have been extremely impressed with the quality of childcare offered at this nursery. Everyone is so welcoming, information is shared well & we get daily updates on how she has been. Her speech, counting, social interactions and learnt behaviours have all developed much faster than friends who don't attend nursery and this is due to the wonderful staff, their care, attention and individual development of every child. When we leave for nursery in the morning, our daughter is excited by what lies ahead and the parent zone app is excellent as it shows what she has been up to and enables us to not feel we are missing out! The girls in the Baby room are amazing&we will be sad when our daughter moves up but know that given the high standards set by them, that the toddler room will provide new challenges and stretch our daughter even more. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this nursery and all it does, as teachers we have been really impressed by all we have seen and witnessed at Busy Bees at Springfield Chelmsford.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Springfield Chelmsford? 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

Busy Bees at Springfield Chelmsford is a fantastic nursery. The staff are warm, kind and caring. The facilities are beautiful and my daughter is extremely happy there. I would thoroughly recommend it to all.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Busy Bees, Springfield Rd, has always offered both my daughters the full support, understanding and appreciation that they have both needed and when required. Both my girls have had tough times emotionally at various stages of their development - my eldest entering the toddler room from babies, and my youngest when joining the nursery in the babies’ room. Their individual needs were assessed and both received the time and attention necessary to make sure they felt comfortable.
I am proud to tell family and friends about the nursery that our girls go (went) to and feel comfortable knowing that they are receiving (received) the all-round care to support them in becoming confident, happy and bright little ladies.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Springfield Chelmsford? 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

Adele Crozier, Nursery Manager at Busy Bees at Springfield Chelmsford responded to this review on 24 Jan 2018:

Thank you very much for your kind words Emily. We are very proud of what the girls have achieved since coming to the nursery.

My daughter has been attending the nursery since she was 5 months old and I cannot fault the care she receives. The staff are friendly, welcoming and they know my daughter inside out! The nursery has great facilities and toys and she always comes home tired from a busy day there. Would not hesitate to recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Springfield Chelmsford? 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

Absolutely wonderful nursery. Staff are lovely and are super friendly. They ensure the care of my nephew is 100% and always keep up to date with his activities. The environment is a spectacular learning space and would 100% recommend.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Don't Know

After looking at several nurseries in the area this was the only nursery that felt right. The staff are lovely, attentive and caring and the nursery is clean, modern with large rooms. Each room has their own garden which is also really lovely! Highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Springfield Chelmsford? 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

Busy Bees in Springfield have offered our little girl the best start at nursery. She has settled in well and we are very confident in the care the staff offer.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Springfield Chelmsford? 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

An outstanding nursery that goes above and beyond to care and support my daughter. The staff are exceptional and are always so friendly and welcoming. Out of all the nurseries, I'm so glad I picked Busy Bees at Springfield Chelmsford.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Springfield Chelmsford? 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

Really love the nursery, my daughter looks forward to going every week and I'm so glad we chose Busy Bees at Springfield.

Because it's fairly new, everything there is lovely and new and it just has a lovely feel about it. The staff are amazing and I feel comfortable leaving my 2-year-old there for the morning.
The rooms are lovely and clean, the garden is great and the food is also really a hit with my fussy daughter. Since being there, she has come on leaps and bounds with her speech and knowledge. She suddenly knows all the colours and loads of animals, she takes me by surprise with some of the things she knows.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Springfield Chelmsford? 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 of my daughters have settled well as Busy Bees at Springfield and I would thoroughly recommend it as a nursery. The staff, facilities and services are at the top of their game.
I am comfortable knowing that my daughters will be well looked after and cared for during their time there.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Springfield Chelmsford? 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

We are so happy with the care and support the team at Busy Bees give our daughter. She loves all of the staff and always gives them a big smile when we drop her off at nursery. The rooms are lovely, clean and the equipment is fantastic. The outside space is beautiful and she always spends a portion of her day exploring the outside area. The manager and office staff are brilliant too and always on hand to answer any questions you might have. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend the nursery and have already to our friends and neighbours!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Springfield Chelmsford? 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

Busy Bees at Springfield Chelmsford have offered an amazing start to our son before he starts school. Already he has taken a keen interest in reading and writing which the preschool team have nourished. The staff welcome us every morning with fun activities that grab the children's attention and big smiles. We couldn't be happier than with the choice we made.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Springfield Chelmsford? 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

If you are looking for a nursery in Chelmsford, we would highly recommend a visit to Busy Bees Springfield.

We were apprehensive about moving our 2-year-old from another nursery but as soon as we saw Busy Bees Springfield we knew it was perfect for him. He started the day it opened and has not looked back.

All of the staff are friendly, approachable and their skills in helping our little boy to grow and continue to impress us. They adapt to the needs of each child, offer comfort and plan fun activities both indoors and outside in their amazing garden, for all of the children to enjoy.

Busy Bees Springfield is a truly fantastic nursery with a dedicated team in a beautiful homely setting.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Springfield Chelmsford? 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 this nursery when it opened in September and he had enjoyed every session. The staff are very professional but approachable and amazing with the children. The manager and assistant manager are very helpful and supportive of the parents, children and staff.
The range of activities both in the amazing garden and inside the rooms is very impressive. The food is of a very high standard and is all cooked on site. I would recommend it to friends in a heartbeat, and amazingly happy nursery!

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Springfield Chelmsford? 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

We cannot fault this nursery. My two-year-old son started here when it opened in September and we have not looked back since. He is so happy at Busy Bees Springfield and cannot wait to go each day.

We were apprehensive about moving him to a new nursery but we needn't have worried as he is the happiest he has been in any childcare setting.

The staff, the facilities, the garden area are all absolutely fantastic.

If you are looking for a nursery in Chelmsford please go and look at this nursery as you will be impressed.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Springfield Chelmsford? 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 son transferred here at the end of September and we couldn't be happier. He is 3 years and 9 months and attends the pre-school room which he loves. We are impressed with the variety of activities he undertakes; he comes home eager to share with us what he's been up to and excited to display his creations.
The staff are instilling a natural love of learning and we are noticing a rapid development of skills such as letter/phonic and number recognition and awareness. Our baby girl (4 months) attends the weekly baby group and we are confident that she will be as happy and well cared for as her brother.
The nursery is beautiful. The rooms are well designed with a range of exciting, quality toys inviting children to play and learn. But more importantly, the staff are friendly and professional. The manager has gained our respect and our trust through the way in which she has supported us as parents. Our son is up and dressed on nursery days with eager enthusiasm; knowing he is happy is priceless.

How likely would you be to recommend Busy Bees at Springfield Chelmsford? 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

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