Meet the team
Hello, I’m Gina and I am the Centre Director of Busy Bees in Colchester Stanway. I qualified with an NNEB Diploma in Nursery Nursing in 1996, since then I have continually worked in day nurseries with all ages of children from 0-8 years. I obtained my Foundation Degree in Early Years in 2014.
I began my role as a Centre Director in 2004 at Busy Bees in Colchester Severalls Business Park. I moved to Busy Bees in Braintree in February 2011 and I moved to Busy Bees in Colchester Stanway (formally Just Learning) in October 2012. I am enjoying working with an established team, many who have been working at the nursery for several years.
I continue to increase my knowledge of childcare and related subjects by attending regular training, I am the nursery Designated Safeguarding Officer. I hold qualifications in Paediatric First Aid and First Aid at Work.
I have two children of my own, both attended Busy Bees nurseries from babies through to going to school. I feel that nursery has definitely helped to prepare them for school and made the transition easy.
Come along and view our beautiful nursery and meet our team, we are always happy to show you around.
Assistant Centre Director
I'm Ria and I started at the nursery in November 2014. I became the Assistant Manager in November 2018 and also ensure all the health and safety requirements are met for the nursery and support the nursery SENDco with her role. I hold a level 3 qualification in childcare, am pediatric and first at work trained as well as the designated safeguarding officer when Gina is not here. I support the nursery with all administrator roles also so will be happy to help you with funding, invoice queries etc
Shena joined our team in 2014 and she works incredibly hard to prepare all of the delicious and nutritious meals that we offer as part of our fully inclusive package. Rose is Shena's Assistant and works alongside her in the busy kitchen.
Bombo's 1 is the room for our youngest children, from birth up to 16 months. Steph (right) is our Room Manager,Steph is qualified at Level 3 and has worked with us since 2018. Robyn (left) joined our team in May 2019 and together with Steph provides the best start for our babies.
Ashley (second right) is the Senior Room Manager of our room for the children aged 16-24 months. Ashley is qualified to level 3 and has worked with us since 2014, Ashley is also the talent mentor and childcare rep for the setting. Aimee (far right) has worked with us since 2007 and is a level 3 QEYE, Stephanie (second left) is qualified at level 6 and has been with us since May 2019. Megan (far left) is completing her level 3 with Busy Bees training.
Caroline (middle left) is the Senior Room Manager, Caroline started with us in March 2016 after transferring from our Chingford nursery. Amy (far left) returned to us in September 2018 and works 3 days a week as a QEYE. Jessica (second left) joined our team in November 2019 and is completing her level 3 qualification. April (middle right) started with us in February 2019 as did Fay (second right) and Kayleigh started her role with us in November 2019.
Linda is our Senior Room Manager and joined our team in 2014. Linda is qualified at level 3. Her team consist of, Tiffany (far left) who is the Room Manager and started with us in May 2019, Rachel (second left) who is a level 2 QEYE and been a part of the team since 2006, Freya (second right) who has been a QEYE with us since 2014 and Emily (far right) who is currently completing her level 3 qualification through Busy Bees Training Academy.