40 Years of Busy Bees

Busy Bees Nursery in Bedford

Meet the Team

Zoe Dickens - Centre Director

Zoe Dickens

Centre Director

Hello my name is Zoe and I have been working in childcare since qualifying in 1994! I have worked here at  Busy Bees since 2003 firstly as a Assistant Centre Director and I then was promoted to Centre Director. My role means I am lucky to manage a longstanding staff team of 33 staff who all bring their unique qualities to the job, some of our staff have been here since the nursery opened!

The best part of my job is meeting new children and parents and supporting them with their transition into nursery. I love to see the children learn, grow and develop into happy confident independent little people ready for school. 

Working for Busy Bees gives me great opportunities to attend some valuable training which means I am trained in safeguarding children,first aid, behaviour management and SENCO to name a few.

I am also the mum of an 6 year old little boy who attended the nursery and I understand that as parents we want our children to receive the best childcare, I always strive to ensure that is what we do each day at Manton lane.

I would love to show you around our wonderful nursery!


Senior Staff

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Team Member Alex Walsh

Alex Walsh

Senior Early Years Educator

Team Member Hayley Brown

Hayley Brown


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