Busy Bees at Haling Park

66 Haling Park Road, South Croydon CR2 6NF

Busy Bees at Croydon, Haling Park, provides nursery care and education for children up to five years of age. The purpose-built nursery is designed to cater for children’s development, with age-appropriate play equipment contributing to the stimulating, home from home environment.

The nursery offers secure private gardens where children can learn and play outdoors and the pre-school has its own indoor garden learning room where children can take part in more focused activities in a smaller, calmer environment.

With a cosy, nurturing baby room, stimulating toddler rooms and pre-school rooms to prepare children for school, children at the nursery are in the ideal environment to nurture and develop their interests in a secure environment. Children are cared for by an experienced team of friendly and passionate staff and receive freshly cooked, nutritionally-balanced meals which are prepared onsite by the nursery chef.

Group: Busy Bees Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Jilleen Lindsay (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Croydon Council

Number of Staff: 11

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

Total Places for Children: 67

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays only

Directions:

Nursery is located in a converted house, next to the sports ground of Whitgift School on Haling Park Road. Haling Park Road can be located of Brighton Road.

Bus routes: 455 & 405
Train stations: South Croydon & Waddon

Visiting:

The Nursery Manager will accommodate all visits, try to call prior or you can book appointments on the website.

Parking:

Parking facilities on site at front of building.

Overview

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Busy Bees at Haling Park 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 Haling Park in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 17 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 4.718 for Busy Bees at Haling Park is calculated as follows: ( (156 Excellents x 5) + (47 Goods x 4) + (6 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 209 Ratings = 4.718

  • 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 Haling Park is based on 17 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 13.4 positive Reviews (67 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 17 Reviews ÷ 13.4 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.

9.7 Busy Bees at Haling Park has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.718)

Average Ratings

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    15
  • Good
    3
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Busy Bees at Haling Park?

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Reviewer Connection to Busy Bees at Haling Park

  • Mother of Child
    14
  • Father of Child
    4

I immediately had a good feeling when I stepped into Busy Bees at Haling Park. Finding good quality child care can be a difficult task for parents as I can only speak for myself but so far my son seems to enjoy this nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My daughter thoroughly enjoys her days at nursery. She has learnt her phonics, numbers and colours successfully much to my amazement. Her personal and social development is also above expectations. The nursery setting is of a high standard and I have no worries about leaving my daughter in their care. Five out of five stars.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son started with Busy Bees Haling Park last August. During this time he has really blossomed. I feel this is down to the amazing staff team that are always on hand to offer support. The nursery is clean and well presented and the team are friendly and welcoming.
The nursery resources are amazing and my son always tells me about what he has done during the day.

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

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

The staff here are always so friendly. I feel very comfortable leaving my son here during the day and feel the staff take great care to ensure my son feels safe, secure and happy.

The nursery manager is always approachable and indeed another friendly face.

This is the 4th child I've put through nursery and Busy Bees at Haling Park is by far the best I've seen.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter started at this nursery when she was just turned 2yrs. She settled quite quickly and being anxious myself about leaving my little one in the care of others, the team made it easier for me as they seem to take their job seriously and are professional about caring for the children.
The nursery is very clean, well maintained and feels well run. The team are pleasant and attentive. They provide good handovers. Overall I am very happy with this nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

The nursery manager and all the staff at Busy Bees At Haling Park are absolutely amazing.

Leaving my child in their care is literally home from home. My daughter is extremely happy and has learnt so much. The level of care and attention is second to none.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son has learnt a lot since being at Busy Bees At Haling Park. He struggled initially as he wasn't used to seeing other people and children. After a month there, we struggle to get a kiss as he's happy to run to the door. He comes home singing the nursery rhymes. In terms of the staff, their feedback is really valued. They adhere to my requests as a parent and give me feedback when necessary.

The manager is friendly and very welcoming. She is happy to assist and support where needed. The meals can be multicultural which would help other children like mine who prefer meals from their culture.

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

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Average Rating:   3.9 out of 5

Since my child has been attending Busy Bees I have noticed a lot of changes in her learning. I am very happy and pleased and also the staff teams are very polite and friendly.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Our daughter started at Busy Bees when she turned six months and is now sixteen months old. This was the first and ONLY nursery that I viewed and fell in love straight away. It's the home from home environment that is so warming. Their teaching curriculum is fun but also meets the needs of each individual child. Even down to their food menu is individual as out daughter is pescatarian.
Our daughter has progressed so much and it is always a lovely surprise when we get to see all her nursery developments at home. The management team and staff give good advice to embed teaching and learning at home, which is great as this helps to maintain a good routine for her. Our daughter gets excited when we arrive in the morning and sometimes wants to show me all she has done for the day when we arrive to pick her up, which indicates that she is very happy with her surroundings. This was a VERY hard choice for us at six months but was by far the right choice.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

I have loved this nursery from the start and so has my son. It has not gone up, even more in my estimation since the new manager took over.
There have been small changes that make a huge difference and now my son tends to run away from me when I collect him, as he wants to stay longer.
Like anywhere, there have been a few small things I wanted addressing and I felt confident going to the manager about these.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The nursery has had a transformation over the last few months, which I'm very pleased about. I get more detailed feedback on my sons day and he seems happy to come in on his days. The staff are approachable and I feel that my voice is heard and changes are made; indicating that parents view points are listened to. Overall, I'm happy. Thank you.

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

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

In September my child will be moving onto school and I could not have had her in a better setting to prepare her for school. The manager and staff are very welcoming and friendly and address any concerns or worries I may have had in regards to my daughter. We will be sad for her to leave but thank them for all they have done in regards to her moving on to her next chapter.

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

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

It has been a great experience since my son attended the nursery in October 2016.
It has been a lot better since the current manager took over.
Her passion, time management, commitment and joy is simply amazing and my son has really developed over the last couple of months.
To her, thank you for everything you have done and Busy Bees are very happy to have you work for them.
I would also like to thank her team as they are all lovely girls who my son is very comfortable around.

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

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Average Rating:   4.6 out of 5

I have seen major improvement since the new manager has taken over. The day to day running of the nursery is more structured and parents are being kept fully informed. My daughter is due to start primary school next September (2018) and I was considering moving her to nursery school as I thought it would be more of a school environment and she was ready, however, I wasn't swayed as Busy Bees At Haling Park is doing far better. In ways of teaching my daughter and structured day to day activities. My daughter is extremely happy at Busy Bees At Haling Park and looks forward to going. She has grown in confidence and is striving in learning which I believe is above her IQ for her age. Well done management and staff and keep up the good work.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son is doing so well in Busy Bees. He has made lots of friends including the teacher, they are so supportive and helpful. My son loves learning, he uses his listening ear more than before, there are always different fun activities. When I collect him from nursery, it's just a happy face. Thank you Busy Bees.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My daughter is now almost two and half and has been in both the baby room and has now settled in the toddler room. She has come on a long way in regards to her confidence and shyness, and this is down to all the staff members being so patient and friendly with her at all times. Always encouraging and being inclusive even though she didn't always want to join in!

She has been here now for 8 months and is a different child! Very talkative, looks forward to her days at nursery and talks fondly of her peers and all of the staff across the nursery.

She has learnt so much at nursery and enjoys the range of activities that she is able to participate in.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Since new management, the nursery is beginning to reach an outstanding standard.
I am confident that Haling Park will do very well in the coming months.
The staff are always pleasant and have a loving and caring approach with the children.

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

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Very clean nursery with excellent facilities for the children. My son never used to like his previous nursery but he loves it here of which I'm very pleased. The staff are very professional and seem to know what they are doing. I could not have found a better nursery for my son. Busy Bees Nursery - Simply the best.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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