Meet the team
My Name is Tracy Leeves, I have worked in the childcare sector for over 20 years. I started working in a Primary School as a Classroom assistant and then become a Learning Support Assistant.
I then joined a Nursery as a Nursery Nurse and worked my way up the ladder to become a Nursery Manager. I hold a BTEC National diploma in Childcare and education and an NVQ level 4 in childcare and education. I have also completed Early Years Foundation Degree. I also hold a current first aid and food hygiene qualification.
Our main aim for the future is to achieve outstanding for our next OFSTED inspection, by making sure we maintain a good working relationship with our parents, meet each child’s individual needs when they join us at the nursery and create learning opportunities for all the children.
I have a wealth experience and have gained additional skills since opening this nursery in 2006, where we have grown into a vibrant nursery that is now recommended by the Local Authority. Our top priority at the nursery is to care and educate all the children, giving the children additional support when they need it.
I have an open door policy for parents to discuss any aspect of their nursery life. All our parent’s opinions and suggestions are taken into consideration as I am always trying to improve the quality of care we provide.
I have two children of my own and both the boys attended the nursery and now attend Primary and secondary school, so my spare time is spent with the boys, taking them to their clubs, weekend football matches or planned family days out.
I have worked in nurseries for 13 years in which time I am achieved my Early Years Foundation Stage degree, and level 3 management course.Before this I attended college full time working towards me BTEC National Diploma, where I gained a wealth of experience working in a variety of childcare settings.I have also achieved my first aid, food hygiene qualification and First Aid at work.
I started the nursery July 2013. I am level 3 qualified, hold a current first aid and food hygiene qualification too. I love training and i have currently achieved my Team Leaders qualification. I am the Local Authority Safeguarding Champion of the nursery. So i am able to support the manager and nurseryteam with training the staff knowledge and practice with safeguarding all our children.
My name is Joy Hardy and I am the financial Administrator. I have worked for the company for 8 years and previously worked at Ragstone House, Maidstone Hospital and Ashford. I have got qualifications in Booking keeping and Accounts. My role at the nursery involves working closely with the parents to ensure that their children's accounts are managed competently. I am married with two sons and have four wonderful grandchildren. My hobbies/interests are gardening, cinema, and reading.
I started working at the nursery October 2012 but have years more experience in the childcare sector. I am fully qualified level 3 and became qualified in 2008. I am currently supporting the manager along with the Health and Safety officer for the nursery. I support the manager with training for the the nursery team.
Tom joined Busy Bees in November 2016, having spent the last year working in contract catering. Before that Tom was employed as a Chef and have been for over 20 years. Tom holds an NVQ level 2 in Catering and City and guilds level 1 and 2. Tom also holds a level 2 in food hygiene. Tom is enjoying working for Busy Bees and enjoys his weekends back with his family.