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Melissa Harrison

Nursery Manager

My Name is Melissa Harrison, the Nursery Manager here at Great Notley. I hold a Foundation degree in childcare. I have been working at Great Notley nursery since January 2007 and absolutely love it. Seeing the children everyday and the joy that nursery brings to their faces is invaluable.

I lead a well-qualified and experienced team of staff who like myself have a real passion for childcare. Leading my team to offer the very best care and education fills me with so much pride and watching the children’s journey to Primary school is extremely rewarding.

Both my children attended the Nursery from 6 months of age; it without doubt gave them the 'Best start in life'. Both are extremely sociable and keen to learn.

Spending time with family outside of work is extremely important to me, leaving not much time for anything else, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

 

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Hannah Rees
Assistant Manager

Hannah is the Assistant Manager here at Busy bees and has worked here since June 2009. Hannah is the nurseries Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator and has also achieved her BA Hons in early Childhood Studies.
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Carly Fletcher
Financial Administrator

Hello My Name is Carly and I am the financial administrator at Great Notley. It is fantastic working within a nursery environment and makes finance so much more rewarding.
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Hannah Chittenden
Financial Administrator

Hannah hannah is our financial administrator. She works Tue-Thur and deals with all your account queries.
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Lia Begum
Senior Room Manager

Lia oversees the running of our foundation class. Lia is also the nurseries childcare representative, driving the care and Education forward.
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Kirsty Tyrell
Senior Room Manager

Kirsty is the Senior Room Manager of our 2-3's. Kirsty has been working at Busy Bees since July 2012 and has lots of experience in childcare.
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Daniela Dow
Senior Room Manager

Daniela is a Senior Room Manager at Busy Bees Great Notley. Daniela runs our Caterpillar room which has a range of 2-3 year olds and has lots of experience with these ages.
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Sarah Cracknell
Senior Room Manager

Sarah has been working here at Busy Bees since August 2008. Sarah is level 3 qualified and runs our 1-2's room. Sarah has two children of her own who also attend Busy Bees.
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Laura Shrosbery
Room Manager

Laura is the Room Manager of our Foundation class and works alongside Lia in the running of the room. Laura has a BA Hons in Early Childhood studies and has lots of experience within this field.
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Ellen Jamieson
Room Manager

Ellen Joined Busy Bees in 2016 and is the room Manager of our baby room. She has a degree in childcare, and the perfect calming nature our babies need.
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Trinitty Smith
Chef

Trinity is our Nursery Chef. She has a real passion for cooking but also holds a level 3 in childcare qualification so enjoys the best of both worlds here at Busy Bees.
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Marie Bishop
Assistant Chef

Marie is our Assistant chef and works in the kitchen alongside head chef Trinitty.
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Chelsea Gould
Qualified Early Years Educator

Chelsea works within our Baby room alongside Ellen and Melissa. Chelsea is level 3 qualified.
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Melissa Deith
Qualified Early Years Educator

Melissa is Level 3 qualified and works in our baby room alongside Ellen and Chelsea.
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Aimie Ogborn
Early Years Educator

Aimie works in our baby room alongside Melissa, Chelsea and Ellen. Aimie is in the process of completing her level 3 qualification, and has the experience of two of her own children.
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Vicky Andrews
Qualified Early Years Educator

Vicky worked with us as a student whilst training to complete her Level 3 and is now a member of our Butterflies room.
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Aimee Pettifer
Early Years Educator

Aimee is part of our 1-2's team (Bumbos 2) and works with the 1-2's. Aimee also teaches dance to children in her spare time.Aimee is working towards her Level 3 qualification.
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Sokh Hoem
Qualified Early Years Educator

Sokh is level 3 qualified in childcare and works within our 1-2’s room alongside Aimee, Vicky and Sarah.
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Kayleigh Eva
Qualified Early Years Educator

Kayleigh is level 3 qualified and works in our Ladybird room. She works alongside Kirsty, Megan and Sacha and has a lot of experience in this age group.
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Megan King
Early Years Educator

Megan has her level 2 qualification in childcare and has lots of experience of working in nurseries. Megan works in one of our 2-3's room. (Bumbles 1)
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Stacey Wiffen
Qualified Early Years Educator

Stacey is level 3 qualified and works in our Bumbles 2 room with the 2-3 year olds. Stacey has lots of childcare experience and loves working with this age group.
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Jessica Falloon
Qualified Early Years Educator

Jessica started with us in July 2017 and is studying for her BA hons in childcare. Jessica is part of our relief team and works with us in various rooms when she isnt studying at university.
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Ellena Johnson
Qualified Early Years Educator

Ellena works in our Foundation class and has her level 3 in childcare. Ellena has lots of previous nursery experience.
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Georgia Easter
Early Years Educator

Georgia is level 2 qualified in childcare and works within our foundation Class.
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Lilie-Raie Wilson
Early Years Educator

Lilie-Raie works in our Foundation Class. Lilie has her level 2 qualification and is working towards her Level 3.
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Christine Joyce
Qualified Early Years Educator

Christine works in our Foundation class, is level 3 qualified and has years of childcare experience.
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Amanda Richbell
Qualified Early Years Educator

Amanda is part of our relief team and works with us when not at school as she is studying to become a teacher.Amanda has achieved her BA Hons in Childhood studies and uses her knowledge to enhance the children's learning and development.
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Tammy Mouatt
Qualified Early Years Educator

Tammy is qualified to level 3 in childcare and has been working here at Busy Bees since 2005. Tammy is part of our relief team and has an extensive knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
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Alison Smith
Qualified Early Years Educator

Alison is Level 3 qualified in childcare and has worked here at Busy Bees since May 2008. Alison is our Health and Safety co-ordinator and carries out her duties daily to ensure a safe and stimulating environment for all. Alison also works within our rooms across the lunch time periods.
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Julie Olds
Early Years Educator

Julie works from 7 am until 10 am to cover the Early mornings. She supports all age groups as and when required and knows many of the children well. Julie has been working with us since March 2007.
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Gina Putt
Qualified Early Years Educator

Gina is part of our relief team and works in all the rooms. She is level three qualified.
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Dayzie King
Qualified Early Years Educator

Dayzie is part of our relief team and works with all the children in various rooms. Dayzie is level three qualified and is currently working towards her BA hons in Childcare at university. Dayzie works with us when she is not studying.
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Amy Barnes
Early Years Educator

Amy has a level 2 childcare qualification and is a part of our relief team.
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Tessa Jennings
Early Years Educator

Tessa is part of our relief team and works in all the rooms with the children. Tessa is level 2 qualified
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Leonie Johnson
Early Years Educator

Leonie is part of our relief team and works in all the rooms with the children. Leonie is level 2 qualified
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Beverley Atkinson
Early Years Educator

Beverley has been at Busy Bees since 2018 and is part of our relief team.