Busy Bees at Edinburgh Park

Call Sharlene on 0131 3391245

1 Lochside Place
Edinburgh Park
Edinburgh
EH12 9DF
  • 1 Lochside Place
  • Edinburgh Park
  • Edinburgh
  • EH12 9DF

Opening Times

7.30am - 6.00pm, Monday to Friday

Ages Taken

0-5 years
  • Graded all 5's by the Care Inspectorate 2015 - Click here to view our report
  • Experienced mature management team ( over 50 years experience in total)
  • Experienced, long serving, multilingual  staff team
  • Silver award from the Soli Association
  • Optional music and movement class
  • Initiatives such as Wake n Shake, Shake n Write, Busy Babies, Chatterboxes and Talk time baskets.
  • Situated in Edinburgh Business Park and near The Gyle and Hermiston Gate
  • Large indoor courtyard for physical activities
  • Secure  refurbished outdoor gardens for all ages to enjoy
  • Close proximity to Edinburgh Park and South Gyle train stations
  • Good bus links
  • Fully inclusive package (apart from formula milk)
  • 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

Edinburgh Park Nursery is situated within Edinburgh Park which is Scotland's largest business park, offering high-quality office space in a unique working environment. As an urban business park, it benefits from both the tranquil landscaped surroundings of its park setting and the convenience of the urban facilities nearby.

Community is an important aspect of life at Edinburgh Park. The Park has a dedicated communications forum for occupiers, where Park initiatives, events and issues can be planned and discussed. There is also a website specifically aimed at occupiers on the Park, providing up-to-date information about events, Park news and the services and facilities available on site.

Edinburgh Park is based around three lochans and the tranquil setting is home to a rich and diverse range of plants and wildlife. The children enjoy regular walks to the pond to feed the ducks who also look to forward to their visit. The tree-lined boulevards and beautifully landscaped surroundings make Edinburgh Park popular with both its employees and visitors.

The nursery also has its own enclosed outdoor play area which the children use every day.

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Meet the Team

Sharlene Cran

Nursery Manager

Hi, My Name is Sharlene Cran

​I have been working at Busy Bees Nursery at Edinburgh Park since February 2000. I started as a Nursery Assistant and have enjoyed working with all age groups over the years.

I completed an SVQ level 3 in Early Years and Education in 2006, since then I worked my way up to become the Room Leader of Pre School shortly after I qualified I enjoyed the challenge of room manager and slowly worked my way up to Assistant Manager. I was promoted to Manager in May 2014. I am also  qualified in paediatric first aid, first aid at work, Level 4 Leading in Child Protection and Food Hygiene. 

I live locally with my partner Brian and my son Reece who is 4. Reece has been at nursery since he was 11 months. It has been lovely for me to have him in the nursery and watch him grow form a baby to a confident young boy.

In my spare time, when I am not working I like to shop, listen to music and have duvet days watching movies with my boys!

I am extremely proud of my nursery and the team I work with. They are highly qualified, experienced and enthusiastic practitioners providing an excellent level of care in a fun, safe and stimulating environment with outstanding outdoor space and facilities. 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. 

You are always welcome to come by at any time to have a chat or ask any questions as we have an open door policy. We look forward to meeting you. 

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Louise Gillespie
Assistant Manager

My name is Louise and I am the deputy manager here at Edinburgh Park. I have worked for Busy Bees since September 2014. I am fully qualified with an HNC in Early Years childcare. I hold a paediatric and first aid at work qualification, level 4 child protection and a level 2 food hygiene. In my spare time I like to go to the cinema and read.
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Angela Wesselson
Senior Room Manager

Hi I am Angela, I moved to Scotland from New Zealand in March 2009 to be near family. I have worked in childcare for 30 years, with children of all ages. Besides working in nursery I also oversee the creche at my church where I can combine my knowledge and beliefs to create an exciting programme. I have SVQ 3 in Children's care, learning and development and I also have a diploma of Early Childhood Teaching in New Zealand. I enjoy travelling, listening to music and spending time with friends.
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Fiona Vennelle
Room Manager

I am Fiona the room manager in Pre School. I began working here at busy bees in October 2015. Before Busy Bees I worked in Nurseries and Primary 1 classes. I have lived and worked in Italy in various early years settings. I am trained as nursery nurse and have also gained a post graduate diploma in Educational Studies. I am currently studying towards a degree in Education. In my spare time I help in the girl guiding movement as and enjoy reading and skiing.
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Rebecca Davies
Early Years Professional

Hi my name is Rebecca. I have acheived my HNC in Early Education and Childcare followed by an HND in Childhood Practice, I am now currently completing a BA degree in Childhood Practice. I have worked with all age groups but I am currently based in small babies as Room manager, which is very rewarding. In my spare time I attend dance classes and compete in competions throughout the year
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Danae Cassar
Early Years Professional

Hi, my name is Danae, I am from South Africa. I have worked within childcare for 8 years and I am currently working towards my SVQ 3 in childcare. I recently obtained a qualification in Teaching English as a Foreign Language( TEFL) I am currently based within the pre-school room where I thoroughly enjoy carrying out baking activities with the children.
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Tina MacKenzie
Early Years Professional

Hi I am Tina MacKenzie,
I am a nursery practitioner. I enjoy working with children of all ages and learning from them as each stage is so different. I am currently based in small babies, I enjoy my job and feel rewarded watching the children learn, grow and develop. I hold an HNC in Childcare and Education and have been qualified for 8 years. Outside of work I enjoy reading, listening to music and going to the cinema
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Julie Pryde
Early Years Professional

My name is Julie and I have worked in the toddler room as a nursery practitioner for the last seven years. I have a an SVQ level 3 in Children's Care, Learning and development.
In my spare time I enjoy watching roller derby which I used to play, going to the cinema and doing movie quizzes, taking it in turns with my friends to write and play the quizzes.
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Jaclyn Dunn
Early Years Professional

My name is Jaclyn, I am a qualified nursery nurse and currently work in the Toddlers. I have a HNC in Early Education and Childcare and have been at since 2010 Edinburgh Park
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with friends and family.
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Liam
Early Years Professional

Hi my name is Liam and I have worked in childcare for the past 14 years. I have worked abroad in France, Austria, Turkey and Italy in their holiday children's facilities.I have a NVQ level 3 in Learning in the Early Years. I have a son whom I enjoy looking after and in my spare time I like to play pool and football.
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Katy Miller
Early Years Professional

Hi my name is Katy and I am a full time nursery practitioner. I have received training in Early Years Education however I specialised and gained my HNC qualification in Additional Support Needs. I am also qualified as a paediatric first aider and enjoy taking part in other courses. I really enjoy working with children as you can have fun with them as they grow and develop their skills and personalities. On the weekends I spend my time with my partner and step son and I love to read.
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Natalie Robertson
Early Years Professional

My name is Natalie. I have worked here at Busy Bees since September as a Nursery Practitioner based in the Toddler room. I have a SVQ Level 3 in Children's Care, Learning and Development. In my spare time I like go out with friends and go shopping.
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Lynn Thomson
Early Years Professional

Hi my name is Lynn. I have my HNC in Childcare and Education and have been working at Busy Bees for over 3 1/2 years. I have lots of experience in childcare from working in private nursery, play groups and primary schools. In my own time I have a busy life with my own 3 children and to relax I enjoy listening to music and making cards.
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Claire McLeish
Early Years Professional

Hi my name is Claire and I am a full time nursery practitioner. I have been working for Busy Bees since August 2015 and have previous experience within Nursery settings. I hold a Cache Diploma Level 3 in Childcare and Education. I spend my weekends with my family and have a 2 year old daughter. Favourite activities are going to aquariums, the park and the museum.
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Kitchen Team
Chef

Our chef Stuart is assisted in his work by Jackie our kitchen assistant.
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Satveer Singh
Early Years Educator

Hi I am Satveer, and I have been working at Busy Bees Edinburgh Park for two years. I am currently working in the Pre School room as Nursery Support Worker.

Out of work my interests are meeting up with friends and family going shopping and watching movies.
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Kat Lowrie
Early Years Educator

Hi my name is Kat and I have been working at Busy Bees for 2 years as a support worker. I am currently working in the baby department and enjoy watching the little ones grow and develop. My hobbies include spending time with friends, doing make up and gaming.

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