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Emma Porter or Sarah Buckley

Centre Director

Sarah Buckley and Emma Porter job share the role of Nursery Manager.

Sarah- I have worked in the Childcare sector for over 11 years, managing other settings.I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Childhood Studies and Adolescence Studies which I obtained in 2007 and I also have my Early Years Professional Status.

In June 2015 joined Busy Bees Formby as the Manager and job share  this role with Emma.

Together we aim to build close partnerships with our families and we are passionate on working together to ensure that all our children reach their full potential. 


Emma - I have worked for Busy Bees since April 1999: I am qualified with a BTEC National Diploma in Nursery Nursing. I completed my foundation degree in Leadership and management June 2013.

I started off at Busy Bees nursery in Formby as a Nursery Nurse and I have worked my way up to nursery manager. I have experience managing a few nurseries for Busy Bees and I am happy to be back at Formby.

My daughter Charlotte attended Busy Bees from 9 months old and was more than ready to start a new chapter of her life when she started school in September 2011.

We have a great commitment to working alongside parents and carers to ensure their needs are met within our nursery.  Our parent partnership group provides opportunities for parents to share both their ideas and needs with the nursery team to ensure we are offering the best service possible.





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Ange Rodaway
Senior Room Manager

Hi I'm Ange,
I am the senior room manager based in the Rosebuds.
We are on a 1-3 ratio and have up to 12 children per session.
I have a NVQ level 3 qualification in childcare. I have worked at the nursery since October 1994 therefore have plenty of knowledge and experience.
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Caroline Wright
Room Manager

Hi I'm Caroline,
I am the Room Manager in the Daisies room.
We have up to 9 children per day on a ratio of 1-3
I have a NVQ level 3 qualification in Childcare and have been on lots of relevant courses.
I have worked in the nursery since April 1995 and enjoy working with all ages.
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Carla Longton
Room Manager

Hi I am Carla.
I am the jobshare room manager in the Sunflowers room.
I have a BTEC National Diploma in Childcare and BA Honors in Primary Education with QTS in Children's Development and Learning.

Our Sunflowers Room can have up to 20 children per day and we work on a ratio of 1 to 8.

I have worked in the nursery since March 2000.
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Nicky Shelbourne
Room Manager

Hi! I am Nicky,I am based in the Buttercups room as a job share room manager.

We have upto 15 children per day in the Buttercup Room on a ratio of 1 to 4.

I have a NNEB qualification in childcare and have worked in the nursery since September 1999.
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Linda Wignall

Hi I am Linda.
I have worked here since July 1996. I currently have 5 out of 5 stars from scores on the door (environmental health) which I am extremely proud of.
I provide the children with healthy balanced meals cooked from only the freshest ingredients sourced from local supplies.
I enjoy my job even more as I get to see all the children enjoying my meals !!!!!