Meet the team
Hi my name is Kaysha and I am the Nursery Manager here at Belper Gibfield Lane.
I have worked for Busy Bees since 2013, joining here as Nursery Manager in July 2017 and since then I haven't looked back! I thoroughly enjoy each and every day of my career, from making memories for each child to developing my staff's knowledge. One of my most precious highlights from managing our nursery was our Outstanding from OFSTED in June 2018.
I am a mum myself and have two children. My son who now attends school attended nursery from the age of 5 months and my daughter who now comes to nursery in the baby room.
I know how daunting it can be to take that step at looking into childcare and thinking about entrusting your most treasured possession into the hands of someone else. I hope that when you come and visit and meet myself and my fantastic staff team all of your worries and concerns will disappear as we answer any queries you may have for your child starting with us. I am so very lucky to have a team that always aim to deliver the highest possible level of childcare and always with a smile.
I have an absolute passion to ensure all children are able to access the best possible start in life and to provide them with the outstanding start in life that they all deserve.
We welcome you on that journey with your child and look forward to meeting you and your family.
Karen is the Assistant Manager in the nursery and has worked with the company for 18 years. Previously working at our Derby Duffield nursery then Karen moved over to Belper around 10 Years ago. Karen is the room manager within our 2-3 room, she leads a team of passionate staff to deliver outstanding activities to the children. In her spare time Karen loves watching and supporting the mighty rams both home and away games and has just recently got a whippet dog called Daisy enjoy long walks.
Senior Room Manager
Hi my name is Emma i joined the team in 2015 during this time I've grown within the company. I room manger the little monkey team, I Enjoy that no two days are the same while offering a wide range of both creative and physical activities. As the UP ambassador i feel proud of the app that helps both nursery practitioner and parents to work as a partnership to ensure every child gets the best start in life. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and 17 year old daughter.
Hi my name is Hannah and I room manger our tiny bear cubs working within childcare for 10 years as a level 3 qualified nursery practitioner. I joined the team after returning to work after having my own little boy. As a room we offer a home from home experience working with parents to ensure the transition into nursery goes smoothly while we continue with home routines. offering a wide range of sensory experiences and looking forward to supporting families reach them exciting milestones.
Hi my name is Natalie i room manger in the pre-school team and I've worked within the nursery since i was 17 year old within that time I've grown as a person both within my career and home life as a mother to two children who both attended the nursery from babies to starting school. As a room we aim to ensure all children are school ready while offering a wide range of activity. A personal favorite of mine is watching the children in their Christmas Nativity, graduation and end of term trip
Hi my name is Sally and I'm the in the house chef. Cooking has always been a great passion of mine and cooking fresh home made meal for all the children. Always on hand to answer any parents questions and support with diet and weaning.
Early Years Educator
Hi my name is Skye i work alongside Hannah in the bear cubs room, I joined the team in 2017 within this time I've worked across the under two's unit while gaining my level two and currently working towards my level three in house. I'm Excited to help our little ones to learn new skills and grown in confidence throughout their time at nursery. I'm the the health and safety coordinator for the nursery and take great pride in this role. In my spare time i enjoy going to the theater and reading.
Qualified Early Years Educator
Hi my name is Mel I've worked with the childcare sector for over fifteen years and have two grown up children. I joined the team in 2016 working with the under two's and currently working within the little monkeys's room. I feel its a privilege to be able to support and encourage the little one's in our care to develop new skills and grow in confidence. i cant' think of a more rewarding job role
Qualified Early Years Educator
Hi my name is Tracey I've worked for the company for nine years moving over to Belper from Duffield six years ago. I'm a term time member of staff based within our Hippo room. I feel so much reward from my job role whether that is helping to settle a new starter, potty training or learning new skills and watching the children grown in front of our eyes. I like to spend my spare time with my three daughters and grandchildren walking the dog and going on family holidays.
Early Years Educator
Hi my name is Gen I joined the team in 2017 after moving to England from south Africa to train as a nursery practitioner. I've worked across all the age groups and currently working within our Hippo room which i find rewarding and exciting as the children grown. I like to create new and exciting creative activity while getting messy. I spend my spare time drawing, painting and currently learning the new skill calligraphy writing. I'm looking forward to becoming an auntie for the first time.
Qualified Early Years Educator
Hi my name is Kiera I've worked at the nursery since 2014 gaining my qualifications in house,I've been based in the pre-school room for 5 years and is the nursery SENCO. In my spare time i like to travel and recently took up running which as quickly turned into a passion and in August 2020 i ran 100 miles during the month for bone cancer which I'm extremely proud of.
Hi my name is Abbi I joined the team in 2019 as a relief member of staff after having my own little boy during my time here working across all age ranges I realized childcare was the path i wanted to choose as a career and thankfully joined the team as a room member in little monkey's I'm currently working towards my qualification in house.In my spare time as a family we enjoy going on camping/ walking holidays. I'm a knee cook and enjoy experimenting in the kitchen.
Hi my name is Molly I joined the team in 2019 as a Trainee after completing my A-levels, working across all the age range to gain experience. I now work with the little monkeys team and excited to help these little ones grow in self confidence and self care to ensure they are hippo ready and to make the transition as easy as I can while still offering new fun and exciting experiences and activity. I spend my spare time with my friends and family visiting new places.
Hi my name is Sarah and I joined the team in 2018 after working with our bear cubs team for a year I'm now based within our pre-school room, with years of experience as a teaching assistance i feel right at home here. Teaching the children new skills and watching the excited faces as we do our science experiments. In my spare time i enjoy family holidays with my two grown up children and husband. Follow the mighty Derby County home and away Holding a season ticket for for 43 years.
Hi my name is Julie and joined the team in 2017 as a relief member of staff after moving to Belper from Kent. I work across all the room and enjoy supporting the members of staff and creating role play experiences. In my spare time I enjoy walking my puppy Bella and spending time with my grown up children and three grandchildren.
Hi my name is Jemma and i work as a relief member of staff joining the team in 2016, i work across all the age group and find this a great mix from giving sensory experience for a little ones dough disco in hippos and PE lessons and science experiments in our pre-school. In my spare time i enjoy family time, looking after my young nieces walking and attending fitness classes.