Meet the team

Jaclyn Mitchell - Nursery Manager

Nursery Manager

Jaclyn has been working for Busy Bees since 2013 and has been a manager at our Anniesland nursery before coming to Kelvin in summer 2016. Jaclyn has been qualified since 1996 with an HNC in Childcare & Education and has worked as a nanny nursery nurse and deputy manager before becoming a nursery manager. Jaclyn will be commencing her BA in Childhood practice in September 2018.

Jaclyn is passionate about forging strong links with children and parents and believes strongly in involving parents in all aspects of their child's development. 

Jaclyn wants every child to feel secure and happy in the nursery and this will lead to great learning and education with opportunities being provided both inside and outdoors in the surrounding parkland.

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Mary Cleary
Assistant Manager

Mary has been working at Busy Bees since January 2016 and has an NNEB in Childcare Education and a Level 4 in management.

Mary has vast experience of working with children aged 0-5 years and is committed to providing high quality teaching and learning experiences for children within the nursery. Mary supports in all rooms of the nursery.
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Nicola Barton
Financial Administrator

Nicola is the Financial Administrator at Busy Bees Glasgow Kelvin. She has been working at Busy Bees since 2014 and has so far worked at 7 of our nurseries in Scotland.

Nicola really enjoys working with all the staff, parents & children here at the nursery.

In her spare time Nicola loves taking her 2 grandsons, who both attend Busy Bees at Glasgow Kelvin, on days out especially to their favourite Edinburgh Zoo.
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Emma Smith
Senior Room Manager

Emma is our Senior Room Manager in the 3-5 Room and has worked with Busy Bees since 2013. She has an HNC Early Education & Childcare which she was awarded in 2011.

Emma loves seeing the children in her care grow and develop and to be a part of their journey building relationships with them and their families.

Emma is a qualified Forrest Schools leader and loves taking the children outdoors to learn in a natural environment.
Emma's team includes Charlene,Stephanie,Zaina, Robyn and Ashraf
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Arlene Morrison
Senior Room Manager

Arlene is our Senior Room Manager in the Baby room and has worked her at Glasgow Kelvin since 2016. She has an HNC in Childcare & Education which she gained in 1998.

She enjoys welcoming new families into the nursery and helping the children settle in then watching them grow and reach their developmental goals.Arlene is trained in baby sign language. Arlene's team includes Charlie,Emma ,Nicola,Amanda and Pooja.

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Tracy McIness
Room Manager

Tracy is the manager of our Tweenie room. Tracy has worked at Kelvin nursery since 2008 and has a wealth of knowledge in childcare.
Tracy's team includes Shona,Kat, and Amanda
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Michael Collins

Michael has worked here at Glasgow Kelvin since 2005 and is one of our longest serving staff members.
He qualified in 2016 with SVQ level 3 in Food Hygiene.

His favourite part of working in the nursery is the friendly environment and all the happy faces as well as watching the children progress and become more independant.

In his spare time Michael has been a volunteer with the army cadets for over 20 years.
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Anne Robertson
Room Team

Anne has worked as housekeeper here at Glasgow Kelvin for since 2010 and has a great relationship with all staff and children in the nursery. She loves watching the children grow up and become independent.