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Busy Bees at East Kilbride

Call Karen on 01355 260665

Lymekilns Road
Stewartfield
East Kilbride
G74 4RR

Opening Times

7:30am - 6:00pm, Monday to Friday

Ages Taken

0-5 years
  • Graded 4 by Care Inspectorate 2015 - Click here to view our report
  • We have been established since 2002     
  • There is a large staff team with a healthy balance of ages to provide youth and experience
  • We work with a key worker system, where each child has an allocated member of staff who is responsible for completing their learning journeys and providing their age-appropriate curriculum
  • A large private car park is available on site so that you can visit the nursery easily
  • A coded entry/exit door with cameras to ensure security
  • A large fully enclosed outdoor space to encourage children to develop their learning, through creativity and active play outdoors in all our lovely Scottish weather! Each room has their own access to the garden.
  • We were awarded Eco school status in 2014
  • Extended opening hours from 7:30am - 6:00pm to give parents the greatest flexibility and choice. We run two different sessions a day: 7.30 am to 12.45 pm and 1.00 pm to 6.00 pm
  • We offer a fully inclusive package including nappies, wipes and all food.
  • The nursery is closed on Good Friday & Easter Monday, 25th & 26th December and 1st & 2nd January. Where Bank holidays fall on a weekend the nursery will be closed on that years designated dates. (Usually the following Monday or Tuesday)

Why You Will Love Our Nursery

At East Kilbride we believe in “Getting it Right For Every Child”.

Providing children with a safe and nurturing environment to help them achieve. This ethos is supported by our development of the local woods with the parents and community. 

The children love playing and learning out doors and are developing responsible attitudes to the environment. The children celebrate their achievements and work as a group. Parents are often volunteers.

The outdoor learning ethos is supported also by our work in being an eco friendly setting, where all children in the nursery, even our babies, are involved in recycling and planting and growing. 

The home from home feel of the nursery is testament to the high calibre of staff, who are dedicated and committed to the service and who always go that extra mile.

We have a parents board, who help with our fundraising events, they are always looking for new members to join them

We are proud to support:

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Contact Busy Bees at East Kilbride

Please answer the questions below so we can direct your enquiry to the correct department.

Meet the Team

Karen Rudd

Nursery Manager

Hello my name is Karen and I am the Manager at Busy Bees Nursery in East Kilbride.  I have worked in childcare since 1998, working in various settings and I have been in the management side since 2004.  I am fully qualified with my most recent qualification being the BA Childhood Practice  which I achieved in 2012.  I love my job as manager and feel very privileged to be a part of your child's life at such an important stage in their lives.  I strive to ensure that the children in our nursery get the best possible care and are well supported in their development and learning and I am always looking for ways to constantly improve what we are doing.   In my spare time I enjoy reading, listening to music and spending time with my husband Alan and our dog Holly.

My team and I look forward to welcoming you to our nursery and working in partnership with you for the best outcomes for your little one.

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Gemma Dougan
Assistant Manager

Hi my name is Gemma Dougan and I am delighted to be Deputy Manager at East Kilbride. I love the variety of my job and you will either find me in the office or in the playroom playing with the children! In my spare time I am currently studying a BA in Childhood Practice through Distance Learning at Dundee University. (Gemma is currently on maternity leave)
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Mary Ann Whitters
Senior Room Manager

Hi, my name is Mary Ann Whitters and I am Senior Room Manager for Pre-School Room.I love working with the children and watching them develop.
I am married to Craig and in our spare time we love entertaining our family and friends.
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Pauline Miller
Room Manager

Hi my name is Pauline Miller and I am Room Manager of the Baby Room. The children and I love to play, get messy and roll around the carpet!! I am mother of two boys, one of which is currently in University and another in High School. I am the nurseries Additional Support For Learning and Behaviour Management co-ordinator.
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Jade Thomson
Room Manager

Hi my name is Jade Thomson and I am Room Manager of the Tweenie room. I love implementing a wide range of activities to help the children develop new skills.
In my spare time I enjoy being with friends and family.
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Kirsty Rennie
Room Manager

Hi, my name is Kirsty Rennie I am Room Manager in the 2-3 Room where I love helping the children learn new skills. I have an HNC in Early Years Education. I have also just completed my Forest School Training and I am looking forward to taking the children out into the forest for fun activities.
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Andrew Wallace
Chef

Hi, my name is Andy and I am the Chef at East Kilbride. I love cooking a wide range of foods for all the boys and girls to taste during meal times.
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Kelli Cousins
Early Years Educator

Hi, my name is Kelli Cousins and I have worked in East Kilbride nursery since 2009. Currently I am based in the tweenie room and my favourite part of the day is when I see the children smile and when I receive lots of cuddles. In my spare time I make jewellery which I sell at craft fairs.
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Louise Messer
Early Years Educator

Hi, my name is Louise Messer and I am currently based in the Pre School Room where I love to plan activities meeting the needs of individual children and seeing them develop. I have a degree in Childhood Practice and a SVQ3 in Early Years Childcare and Development.
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Kelly Murray
Early Years Educator

Hi, my name is Kelly Murray and I am based in the tweenie room. I love planning activities based on the individual needs and development of the children.
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Sharon McNair
Early Years Educator

Hi, my name is Sharon and I am based in the Tweenies room. I love getting lots of cuddles and smiles. I enjoy seeing the children develop through the activities we provide.
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Bethany McVeigh
Early Years Educator

Hi my name is Bethany McVeigh. I am an Early Years Practitioner. I am currently based in the baby room and enjoy reading stories and being creative with the children
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Nicola Rafferty
Early Years Educator

My name is Nicola Rafferty, I completed my training at the nursery and I am now a qualified Early Education and Childcare practitioner. I am based in the toddler room.
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David Smith
Early Years Educator

Hi My name is David, I work in the preschool room, at the moment I have an HNC in Early Education and Childcare. In my spare time I am a BB Officer and like attending football matches.
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Rebecca Mclachlan
Early Years Educator

Hello, my name is Rebecca, I currently work in the Pre school room. I have an HNC in Early Education and Childcare. In my spare time I enjoy running and spending time with my family
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Nicola Bushby
Early Years Educator

Hi my name is Nicola, I work in the tweenie room. In my spare time I am a taxi for my children and I like to spend time with family

Parent Partnership Group

Parent Representatives for Busy Bees at East Kilbride


Mr and Mrs D Cootes

Mr and Mrs Cootes are parents of a child who is currently in our 1-2 playroom.

Mrs E Tod

Mrs Tod is a parent of a child who attends Pre-School playroom

Mrs M Brady

Mrs Brady is a parent of a child who is currently in our 1-2 playroom.

Ms Doherty

Ms Doherty is a parent of children who are in the Baby Room and Pre-School playroom.

Mz Natalie Ainslie

Always willing to help, Natalie has a gift for making Monday mornings a happy time when heading out to work.

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