40 Years of Busy Bees

Leeward Childcare joins Busy Bees family

Published: 17/02/2022

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We are excited to announce that we have welcomed Leeward Childcare in Jersey to our portfolio.

Leeward Childcare is one of the longest-established nurseries in Jersey that has been part of the community for 24 years. Catering for 100 children from birth to five years, the centre has a long-standing team in place, including Centre Director, Emma Eden, who has been with the nursery for 20 years. 

An active voice in the childcare sector across the island, the Leeward Childcare team has worked hard to create an environment that facilitates a high standard of care and education, through high-quality learning experiences in which children can become confident and independent. 

The nursery, located at the Springfield Stadium on Janvrin Road, St Helier, has two main buildings: Springfield and Le Coie. Springfield caters for children up to three years and features a baby room and a separate sleep area. Le Coie caters for children from three to five years old and includes two spacious areas for children to learn and play. Both rooms have access to an outdoor area. Preschool children also have access to a purpose-built childcare zone that features a large free-flow outdoor garden.

Located within the grounds of the nursery, the centre has access to the sports field and park. In addition, a minibus ensures all children can enhance their learning and development with trips to nearby attractions such as the beach.

Cheryl Creaser, Europe CEO at Busy Bees, said: “We are delighted to welcome Leeward Childcare to our growing family. Its vision for providing children with the best start aligns with our own and we are looking forward to continuing their great work. Leeward Childcare has a great reputation for delivering exceptional childcare and this acquisition expands our offering in Jersey and cements our vision of being the childcare provider of choice on the Island. 

“Over the next few months, we will be working closely with the team and building on the service they provide to ensure children can grow, learn and have fun in a nurturing environment.”

Tanya and Tim Brint, Owners of Leeward Childcare, added: “We have thoroughly enjoyed caring for hundreds of children over the years, growing and working alongside our dedicated team of childcare professionals, who have an ever-deepening knowledge and expertise of working with families and children.

“Busy Bees shares our mission to ensure every child’s happiness, wellbeing and progress are prioritised, so we have no doubt that Leeward Childcare is in safe hands. They have an excellent reputation for providing outstanding, quality childcare and a deep wealth of resources and experience that our staff, parents and children will benefit from. We wish them the very best.”

Parents and staff at the nursery will soon have access to the Busy Bees’ Unleashing Potential (UP) learning and development tool. The specially designed app brings together activities, songs, games and advice in one place for educators to use with children, inspiring a variety of enriching learning opportunities.

For those interested in knowing more about this wonderful nursery in Jersey, please call our Enrolments Team on 0330 333 8133 to make an enquiry.