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Diane Kennelly

Nursery Manager

Hello my name is Diane and i am the Manager here at St James Road in Edgbaston.  I have been working in childcare for over 21 years, 16 of which have been with Busy Bees.  I have worked as a deputy manager and a senior room leader as well as being a manager for over 19 years.  I also have a variety of experience in other areas of childcare including being a youth club leader and a brownie leader.

I am a mother of three and I have my level 4 qualification in Early Years as well as having completed many other courses such as, Safeguarding, First Aid at Work and Food Hygiene.  I am also currently completing my Level 5 qualification in Management.

I find my job extremely fulfilling and i love nothing more then sitting in the base rooms and watching the children enjoying their fun filled days.  The staff at Edgbaston are committed to providing quality childcare and they take great pride in watching the children grow and develop as they move through the rooms and eventually head off to school.

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Jennie Kerwin
Assistant Manager

I have been working for Busy Bees since March 2003. I have held a few positions throughout the company. I started with the company as a student whilst I completed my BA(hons)in Early Childhood studies and since then I have progressed to Assistant Manager and I am also the Senior Room Manager of the Baby Unit.
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Pam
Financial Administrator

I have been working for Busy Bees for 8 1/2 years as a Financial Administrator and I deal with the invoicing and childcare vouchers so if you have any queries please come and see me. I am available at nursery everyday.
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Aymee
Senior Room Manager

I am the Senior Room Manager of the Pre-school room and I have worked for Busy Bees for over 5 years. I started working here as a student whilst gaining my Level 3 in childcare and education and I have progressed since then. I have just completed my Level 3 in leadership and management and I am First aid at work and Paediatric First aid qualified.
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Rachel
Room Manager

I am the room leader for the 1-2yrs room, I have been working for Busy Bees for over 9 years and I have a Level 3 qualification in childcare. I originally came to the nursery on placement from college and I started to work here full time after I qualified. I have two children of my own who are 3 and 5 and both children have attended the nursery.
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Sara
Room Manager

I am the room manager in the Baby room, I have worked at the nursery since 2005 and I have had experience working with all age groups. I have a BA (hons) in Early Childhood Studies and I am currently working towards my level 3 in Leadership and Management.
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Debbie
Assistant Room Manager

I am the Assistant Room manager in the Pre-school room and I have a level 3 qualification in childcare and education. I have worked for Busy Bees since 2010 and I have been working in nurseries for the last 14 years.
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Adrian
Chef

Adrian is our Head Chef at nursery and he has come to us with a wealth of experience. He has previously worked in some well known hotels and restaurants where he has learnt a variety of skills.
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Tracey
Assistant Chef

Tracey has worked in catering for over 17 years and joined our team in March 2012. She has an NVQ in catering and her level 3 food hygiene. Tracey works 5 days a week helping produce fantastic nutritional food for our children.
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Leanne
Qualified Early Years Educator

I have worked for Busy Bees since 2016 and I have a level 3 qualification in childcare and education. I currently work in the baby room but I also have experience working with pre-school and primary age children.
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Gemma
Qualified Early Years Educator

I have been working for Busy Bees since 2004 and I began my journey as a nursery assistant whilst studying for my level 3 qualification in early years. I have experience working with all age groups within the nursery and I am currently based in the baby room.
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Yvonne
Early Years Educator

I have been working for Busy Bees since June 2013 and previously I worked at our Stevenage Nursery. I have a level 2 in childcare and I have just started working towards my level 3. I currently work in the 1-2 years room.
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Rachel
Qualified Early Years Educator

I have worked for Busy Bees since 2016 and I have a level 3 qualification in childcare. I have four children of my own from the ages of 17-21 and before I worked here I used to run a toddler group as well as being a lunchtime supervisor in a school. I currently work in the 1-2 years room.
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Gemma
Qualified Early Years Educator

I have been working for Busy Bees since May 2016 and I have a level 3 qualification in childcare. Before coming to Busy Bees I worked in a primary school with children aged 2-3 years. I currently work in the 1-2 years room.
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Amy
Early Years Educator

I have been working for Busy Bees since October 2016 and I have recently gained my level 2 qualification in childcare with them. I am now working towards my level 3 with the company and I currently work in the 1-2 years room.
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Kelly
Qualified Early Years Educator

I have worked for Busy Bees since 2016, I have a degree in children, families and education studies and before I came to the nursery a was a teaching assistant in a school. I currently work in the toddler room.
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Amanda
Qualified Early Years Educator

I started working for Busy Bees in April 2008 and before I came to the nursery I was a stay at home mum for 7 years. Whilst I was at home I completed my level 3 qualification in childcare and I currently work in the toddler room.
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Shainya
Early Years Educator

I started working for Busy Bees in November 2016 and I have completed my level 2 in childcare with them. I am currently working towards my level 3 qualification and I work in the pre-school room.
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Kate
Qualified Early Years Educator

I have been working for Busy Bees for 2 years now and I have my level 3 qualification in childcare. Before working for the nursery I gained a variety of experience in working with children and young people as I am a dance teacher in my spare time and I use to volunteer at the Birmingham's Children Hospital. I currently work in the pre-school room.