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Anna Allen

Centre Director

My name is Anna Allen and I'm the Nursery Manager of Nottingham Daybrook. I have worked for Busy Bees since 2003. I started my career as a nursery nurse after gaining my NNEB qualification. I was originally based at Busy Bees Nottingham City Hospital and in 2008 I was promoted to Assistant Manager. I continued with my studies and gained my Level 4 Higher Professional Diploma in Early Years in 2010.

I became the Manager at Busy Bees in Sneinton at the end of 2010 and I transferred to Busy Bees Nottingham Daybrook at the start of 2013. I am strongly committed to my Nursery and my team and strive to create a successful and stimulating environment for the children. I am dedicated and passionate about working with children and thoroughly enjoy my chosen career.

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Gemma
Assistant Centre Director

Hi my name is Gemma and I am the Assistant Manager of Nottingham Daybrook. I have worked for Busy Bees since 2005. I started working in childcare in 2000 and gained my NVQ level 3 in 2003. I started my Busy Bees career at our Nottingham City Hospital site, where I was promoted to third in charge in 2011 and then gained NVQ level 3 in Management in 2012. I am passionate about the work I do, and always ensure children are safe and happy at nursery. I have a little boy and little girl of my own.
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Maria
Financial Administrator

I have worked for Busy Bees since May 2010 and enjoy meeting and welcoming new parents into the nursery. I am always on hand to help with any financial / admin queries and keep parents up to date with up coming news and events.
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Becky
Senior Room Manager

I'm the Room Manager of the Baby Room. I started working for Busy Bees in March 2014. My team and I look after children aged 3 months - 14 months. We enjoy exploring the world around us and then having a little sleep afterwards. I have my level 3 in Childcare and Education; pediatric first aid and first aid at work. I have also completed my level 5 in leadership and management. I am currently working as the nursery SENCO supporting children with additional needs.
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Diane
Senior Room Manager

My name is Diane and i have worked for Busy Bees for many years but moved to the Busy Bees at Daybrook in June 2014. I am the room manager of pre-school, also the assistant manager on a Friday and is the health and safety coordinator. I enjoy supporting the children ready for when they start school and i also enjoy supporting the children with beginning to recognize numbers and letters.
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Natasha
Room Manager

Natasha is the room manager for pre-toddlers and has worked for Busy Bees Daybrook since October 2014. Natasha and her team care for children between the ages of 15 months and 2 years 3 months. Natasha enjoys colourful; creative and sensory exploration activities.
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Abi
Room Manager

My name is Abi and i have worked for Busy Bees since January 2013 where i started as a part of the relief team. Since then i have progressed in my career to the nursery senco and works alongside other professionals, nursery staff and parents to provide the best possible support for children with additional needs. I also work as room manager in the Toddler room full time. I am currently on Maternity LEave.
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Steph
Chef

Steph has worked for the nursery since January 2005 and started off working as a Early Years Educator and then later changed her career to become a Chef as she was passionate about food and creating exciting new recipes.
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Laura
Qualified Early Years Educator

My name is Laura and i have worked at Busy Bees since December 2008. Laura has her level 3 in Childcare and Education, Laura also has pediatric first aid. Laura enjoys outdoor play and enjoys supporting the children with their gross and fine motor skills.
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Cassie
Qualified Early Years Educator

Cassie started working for Busy Bees in April 2014. works in the baby room Monday-Thursday. She enjoys messy play and enjoys sensory activities with the babies.
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Vicki
Early Years Educator

Vicki is one of our pre-toddler room team and works Wednesday to Friday. Vicki has a lot of experience of working with children. She enjoys encouraging the babies with beginning to learn their new skills such as walking or saying their first words.
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Emma
Early Years Educator

My name is Emma and i have worked for Busy Bees since October 2012. I work in the Pre-Toddler room on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I have my level 2 in childcare and education and i am currently working towards my level 3 in childcare and education. I love getting messy and taking part in sensory activities.
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Roxy
Qualified Early Years Educator

Roxy started working for Busy Bees in October 2013. Roxy has recently achieved her level 3 in childcare. Roxy works in the baby room full time. She enjoys creating exciting tough spot activities for the children to take part in. Roxy has her pediatric first aid and level 2 food and hygiene certificates. I am currently on Maternity Leave.
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Danielle
Qualified Early Years Educator

Danielle is level 4 qualified and has recently started at busy bees after her daughter in October 2014. Danielle is based in the Pre-Toddler Room on a Tuesday and Friday. She really enjoys singing and stories with the children.
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Kelsey
Qualified Early Years Educator

Hi my name is Kelsey and i work in the Pre-Toddler Room Monday to Thursday. I have been working for Busy Bees since 2017. I enjoy singing and reading stories with he children, supporting them in settling into the nursery.
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Denise
Qualified Early Years Educator

My name is Denise and I have been working at this nursery since January 2004. I'm the a Qualified Early Years Educator in the Toddler Room. Denise also has her level 2 in food and hygiene. We always have some kind of arts and crafts activity on the go which is perfect for little hands (and big hands), the staff secretly enjoy joining in too!
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Natavia
Early Years Educator

Natavia has worked for the nursery since October 2012 and she is based in the Toddler Room. Natavia has her level 2 in childcare and also has her pediatric first aid. Natavia really enjoys looking at books with the children.
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Delaire
Qualified Early Years Educator

My name is Delaire and i have worked for Busy Bees since April 2017. I work in our Toddler room Tuesday to Friday and I have a level 3 diploma in childcare. I enjoy creating stimulating creative activities for the children to explore.
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Kerry
Qualified Early Years Educator

My name is Kerry and i have worked at the nursery since November 2009. I have my level 3 in Childcare and Education. I work in the Pre-School room Monday to Thursday. I really enjoy reading stories to the children and using our imagination.
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Kirsty
Qualified Early Years Educator

My name is Kirsty and i have worked for Busy Bees since October 2014. I work in the Pre-School Room monday; tuesday; thursday and friday and i have my level 3 in childcare. I have also completed my pediatric first aid and level 2 in food and hygiene. I find it really rewarding seeing the children develop and getting them ready for their transition to school.
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Kristin
Qualified Early Years Educator

My name is Kristin and i have worked for Busy Bees since February 2010. I have completed my level 3 in childcare along with pediatric first aid and level 2 in food and hygiene. I work in the Pre-School Room Monday-Wednesday. I enjoy providing small group activities and circle time for the Pre-Schoolers. I am currently on maternity leave.
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Millie
Early Years Educator

Millie has worked for Busy Bees since 2017. Millie recently completed her level 2 qualification in childcare and is working towards her level 3 in childcare. Millie works in the Pre-School room full time along with Diane and the team. Millie enjoys role play activities such as dressing up and small world.
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Emma
Qualified Early Years Educator

My name is Emma and i have worked for the nursery since October 2005 and i have my level 3 qualification in Childcare. I work as Relief Staff, she covers in the majority of rooms.
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Sandra
Early Years Educator

My name is Sandra and i started working for Busy Bees in March 2008. I work as relief staff covering the nursery when needed. Sandra enjoys working with the babies having lots of cuddles and singing.
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Tracey
Qualified Early Years Educator

Tracey has recently achieved her level three in childcare. Tracey covers in all of the rooms as relief staff. However her favorite age group is babies.