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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, I worked my way up to become the Room Manager of Pre School shortly after I qualified. I enjoyed the challenge of room manager and slowly worked my way up to Assistant Manager and was promoted to Manager in May 2014. I am 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 5. Reece attended Busy Bees Nursery from the age of 11 months to 5 years,  It was lovely for me watch him grow from a baby to a confident young boy.

In my spare time, when I am not working I like to shop 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 Gillespie and I am the Assistant Manager here at Busy Bees Edinburgh Park. I have worked for Busy Bees since September 2015. I have my HNC in Early Years & Education and a HNC in Social Science.
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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. 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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Jaclyn Dunn
Room Manager

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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Stuart White
Chef

Hi my name is Stuart White and I have been working at busy bees for 3 years. I have worked with food since I was 6 years old learning about good food and produce on the family farm. Over the years I have gained valuable experience working all over the world and learning about different cultures and the importance of healthy eating for adults and children. I have been a head chef in a range of jobs from cafes, restaurants hotels to historic Scottish buildings and hold an NVQ in Food Preparation.
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Natalie Robertson
Qualified Early Years Educator

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
Qualified Early Years Educator

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.