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Sarah Blackwell - Centre Director

Sarah Blackwell

Centre Director

My name is Sarah and I am the Centre Director here at Busy Bees Howard Road.

I have worked in childcare since 2005, joining Busy Bees in 2012, at our Meopham branch, transferring over here to Howard Road in January 2021.

I completed an NVQ level 3 in Early Years, I then went onto further my knowledge by completing a Degree in Early Years, and I also gained Early Years Professional Status.

In June 2020, I became a Mummy! My little boy attends nursery with me and he absolutely loves his time here.

I thoroughly enjoy working alongside my team developing the best possible relationship with my parents and families.

As a Centre Director I have always strived to provide the highest quality childcare, and I believe that each child is unique to us, and here at Howard Road we ensure every child is treated as an individual.

My team aim to provide unique experiences based upon the children’s individual interests.


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Team Member Carly Rearden

Carly Rearden

Assistant Centre Director

Team Member Lauren Apperley

Lauren Apperley

Senior Early Years Educator

Team Member Dave Meurs

Dave Meurs


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