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Louise Errington

Nursery Manager

Hello my name is Louise Errington and I am the Nursery Manager covering maternity cover. 

I started at Busy Bees Blaydon in 2015. I started my journey as a relief member of staff gaining knowledge to become a Room Manager in Preschool. Following gaining experience as a Room Manager I progressed to become Deputy Manager. 


I qualified with a Cache diploma in Childcare and Education Level 3 in 2015. During my time at Busy Bees I have gained my  level 2 team leading qualification. 

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Gemma Elliott
Assistant Manager

Hello, my name is Gemma I am Acting Deputy Manager. I joined Busy Bees in 2010. I have completed my Level 3 Childcare, Level 3 and 5 Management qualifications. I worked at Busy Bees Cleadon from 2010 to March 2019, when I was seconded to Harrogate Busy Bees until April 2019.
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Evonne McKenna
Room Manager

My name is Evonne, I have worked at Busy Bees for one year. I work in the 2-3 room. I have a Level 3 qualification in Early Years Education and I am currently studying towards my ILM Level 3 Management and Leadership qualification. I also hold Paediatric First Aid, First Aid at Work and Designated Safeguarding Lead qualifications. I have worked in Early Years Education for over 10 years. I have four children, who I love spending time with.
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Jessica Drackley
Room Manager

Hello, my name is Jessica. I have worked at Busy Bees Blaydon since May 2013 where I began my journey as a full time Nursery Nurse. In May 2018 I was promoted to Room Manager and I am currently based in the Little Lions Room. I hold a Level 3 qualification in Children's Learning and Development and I also hold Paediatric First Aid and First Aid at Work.
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Katelyn Summerside
Assistant Room Manager

My name is Katelyn and I work in the Pre-School Room. I have a Level 3 qualification in Early Years Education working with 0-5 year olds. I have worked at Busy Bees for three and a half years. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family in my spare time.
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Julie Wall
Early Years Educator

My name is Julie and I work in The Pre-School Room. I have a Level 6 degree in Early Years Care and Education and have 25 years experience in Early Years Education working with 2-5 year olds. I have three grown up children and five grandchildren and I've been at Busy Bees for one year.
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Emily Fraser
Early Years Educator

My name is Emily, I started my Busy Bees journey at Doxford and transferred to Blaydon in October 2018. I am based in The Marvellous Monkey Room and I have a Level 3 qualification in Early Years Education and Paediatric First Aid. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.
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Abby Scott
Early Years Educator

Hello, my name is Abby. I joined Busy Bees in July 2016. I am based in The Marvellous Monkey Room. I hold a Level 3 qualification in Childcare. I have two children, Conor and Jack who I love to spend time with.
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Chloe Nevin
Early Years Educator

Hi, my name is Chloe. I started my journey at Busy Bees in 2016 as an apprentice and I now hold my Level 2 and 3 Childcare qualifications. I currently work in The Little Lions Room where I have been based for nearly two years.
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Rebecca Lay
Early Years Educator

My name is Rebecca, I started my Busy Bees journey at Doxford as an apprentice. I transferred to Blaydon in October 2018, I currently hold my Level 2 qualification in Childcare and I am studying towards my Level 3. I am based in The Little Lions Room.
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Debbie Armstrong
Early Years Educator

Hello, my name is Debbie I have worked in childcare for 30 years and I hold my Level 3 BTec National Certificate in Early Years Childhood Studies. I previously worked as a Room Leader in Pre-School at Northumbria University Nursery for 13 years. I also worked at Schools Community Project Pre-School for 7 years and The Creche Mobile Project for 10 years. I am now enjoying my role at Busy Bees as a lunchtime cover Early Years Educator.
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Michelle Dial
Early Years Educator

G'Day my name is Shell, I joined Busy Bees in February 2019. I hold a Diploma of Children's Services (0-6) and have worked in childcare for 14 years. I work throughout the nursery in various roles.