29 Churchfield Close, Harrow HA2 6BD
Montessori philosophy is based on a profound respect for each child as a unique human being. The Buzybees Montessori approach assumes that children are born intelligent, curious, creative and are ripe to develop a sense of wonder and imagination.
The goal is not to control, but to inspire children to learn voluntarily. In its essence, Montessori is designed to teach children to think deeply, to think for themselves and to think about others. The nursery believes that while learning the right answers will get a child past exams and eventually through school, learning how to think for oneself (in effect, learning how to learn) will get a child through both school and life.
With special thanks to the nursery's dearest, talented and enthusiastic qualified Montessori teachers, children enjoy what they do. For them, teaching is both a profession and a vocation. The children under their care love them. With words and examples, they motivate the children to develop their potential, awaken their interests, arouse their curiosity and make learning a wonderful experience. Their energy, enthusiasm, patience and cheerfulness are contagious.
Staff cultivate an atmosphere of joy, wonder and appreciation for life, and you are invited to join BuzyBees Montessori school as it offers the opportunity for a vibrant and fresh vision of education for your child.
Owner: Devinde Ratnayake
Person in charge: Dolvy Colaco (Manager)
Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Harrow Council
Number of Staff: 12
Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care
Total Places for Children: 50
Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months
Opening Days: Mon-Fri
Opening Hours: 0730-1800
When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas
Fees Guide: Session from £32, Full day from £57, Weekly from £262
Languages Spoken (other than English): French, Hindi, Sinhala, Sinhalese
They have private parking for visitors and parents.
Buzybees Montessori has a Review Score of 7.6 (7.580)
The Review Score of 7.6 (maximum of 10) for Buzybees Montessori is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.
a) The Average Rating is 4.1 out of 5 from 2 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Buzybees Montessori in Google's Search Results - more info
b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.5 out of 5 from 2 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 4.13 for Buzybees Montessori is calculated as follows: ( (4 Excellents x 5) + (18 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 23 Ratings = 4.13
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:
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.
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.
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 3.45 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Buzybees Montessori is based on 2 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:
3 + 0.25 = 3.25
Target of 10 positive Reviews (50 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 2 Reviews ÷ 10 Target = 0.200
When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.
Review submitted from a Postal Card by S S (Father of Child) on Wednesday 15 November 2017. Relates to October 2017.
Our daughter really enjoys coming to the nursery. The teachers/carers are very good and always give us regular feedback - verbal and written. We feel very happy leaving our daughter there, knowing that she will be looked after very well.
How likely would you be to recommend Buzybees Montessori? Likely
Overall Standard: Good
Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent
Food / Nutrition: Good
Value for Money: Satisfactory
Review submitted from a Postal Card by A N (Mother of Child) on Monday 23 October 2017. Relates to October 2017.
Buzybees is a lovely nursery with a great family feel. The staff are always very professional and are always happy to help with any issues/concerns you may have. They take feedback very positively. My child has settled in very nicely at Buzybees and I am sure that my child is very happy there. When I drop him off in the morning, he is ready to go without any tears. This certainly makes my day as a mum a lot smoother. I would certainly recommend this nursery to everyone.
How likely would you be to recommend Buzybees Montessori? Extremely Likely
Overall Standard: Good
Facilities / Outside Space: Good
Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good
Food / Nutrition: Good
Value for Money: Good