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Karen Layden

Nursery Manager


Meet the Team

Karen Layden

Nursery Manager

My name is Karen Layden and I am delighted to be the Manager here at Busy Bees Castleview Nursery.

With over 18 years experience in early years education, I am extremely passionate about working with children and following their progress as they grow.

I Qualified CACHE level 2 and 3 and have my safeguarding level 4. I also trained as a developmental support worker working with children and adults with learning difficulties and mental health issues.

I moved back to Edinburgh from Germany where I was a Deputy Manager of a British Forces nursery. I lived in Germany for six years and before that I lived in Cyprus for 2 years where I started out as a key worker in a Nursery. 

I am currently living in Fife with my partner and my dog Archy. We all enjoy taking long walks along the coastal path together. My hobbies include cycling, cooking, reading and holidays in the sun. I also enjoy rugby, more watching it now than playing though.

I am extremely proud of my nursery and team. They are highly qualified, experienced and enthusiastic practitioners providing an excellent level of care in a fun, safe and stimulating environment. We focus on children as individuals ensuring they have an excellent foundation to learning, meeting their individual needs.We always go above and beyond to provide the very best service and the highest quality care and education.

I would love for you to book a visit to experience our nursery for yourself, meet myself and our team and ask any questions to learn more about everything we can offer your child.

I look forward to hearing from you soon



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Sarah Bramley
Assistant Manager

Hello, my name is Sarah Bramley. I am currently Assistant Manager in the nursery, and also over see Inventors room (3-5 years). I am qualified to HNC level in Childcare and Education. I have been working at Castle View since 2007.
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Kelly Edmondson
Room Manager

Hi my name is Kelly. I have worked for Busy Bees for 5 years. I am NVQ 3 qualified within childcare and education. I have recently relocated from Livingston Village where I worked for 2 years. I currently work within the Explorers room with the under 2s. I like creative activities and outdoor learning.