40 Years of Busy Bees

Busy Bees at Leicester Blaby

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Katie Mahal - Centre Director

Katie Mahal

Centre Director

Hello, my name is Katie Mahal and I really enjoy working for Busy Bees and being the Centre Director here at Busy Bees Leicester Blaby.

I joined Busy Bees Leicester Blaby just over six years ago. I gained my Level 3 qualification though the Busy Bees Training Academy and haven't looked back since. I have worked my way up and became the nursery SENCO, supporting children and families and I still continue with this role now. I then became the Room Leader in Preschool which I continued with throughout lockdown while being a centre that stayed open to key worker parents. After reopening our doors to all our families, I then stepped up to Assistant Centre Director. One year later in 2022, I was then given another exciting opportunity and become Centre Director. I am very grateful for this progression and have loved every minute of the journey. 

I have two boys myself, so my spare time is taken up with after school clubs during the week and we enjoy long walks, swimming and visiting family at the weekends. 

I'm very proud of my team, we are like a family away from home. They are highly qualified and very dedicated to ensuring the children are kept safe, engaged, and constantly offered exciting, fun, and developmental activities. We see each child as an individual and take into account their interests, their home experiences and areas for development. We are passionate about our parent partnership and are always finding new ways to get parents involved in the nursery and in the development of their children.

We would love for you to book a visit to our nursery so you can experience this for yourself. You would get to meet me and my team and ask any questions you may have to learn more about everything we can offer you and your child in our fantastic nursery in Leicester.


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Team Member Alice Ball

Alice Ball

Assistant Centre Director

Team Member Jenna Darlow

Jenna Darlow

Senior Room Manager

Team Member Chris Newitt

Chris Newitt

Senior Room Manager

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