Ofsted Outstanding for Busy Bees in Guiseley2016

Busy Bees in Guiseley

Call Rebecca on 01943 871 400

15 Park Road
LS20 8AR

Opening Times

7:30am - 6pm, Monday to Friday

Ages Taken

3 months to 5 years
  • Outstanding Ofsted 2013 - Click here to see our report
  • Wake and Shake initiative to energise and engage your little one in dance and song
  • Busy Bees Goes Wild Initiative for all those nature lovers and budding gardeners
  • Exciting activities such as Sing and Sign, El Club Espanola Spanish classes and Mini Cookery Classes  
  • A dedicated, qualified and friendly staff team
  • Huge outdoor areas offering lots of space to run and play
  • Babble to Chatter – a unique educational enhancement to support communication for children of all ages

Why You Will Love Our Nursery

The Busy Bees nursery in Guiseley provides Outstanding childcare as reported by Ofsted in June 2013. The nursery opened in 2003 and is a 100 place purpose built setting, all on one level. The nursery is based in a great central location, with fantastic rail and road links to Ilkley, Leeds and Bradford.
The nursery has ample car parking, making drop off and pick up both safe and easy.

We also have a lovely large outdoor space with many play and learning opportunities for the children to enjoy.

We have a strong, caring staff team whose qualifications range from NVQ level 2 through to degrees in Early Childhood Studies. Also part of the team are a Health and Safety Coordinator, SENCO and Behaviour Management Mentor.

The nursery offers delicious home cooked foods prepared in our on-site kitchen. The foods are nutritionally balanced and the menus are on a 4 weekly rolling plan.

We are dedicated to ensuring that the children have an enjoyable time while at the nursery and that their needs and interests are met through fun and enjoyable play. This is achieved through a wide range of activities, such as creative craft, music, books, sand and water, role play, ICT, small world and construction. Daily feedback is given at the end of each session through Baby Diaries, for the younger children, and the older children are encouraged to share their experiences of the day with their key person along with their parent/carer.

Your child is assigned a key person and they would be responsible for ensuring your child’s learning and development is enhanced through the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. We ensure their developmental progress is communicated during Parent’s Evenings, or at any other time the parent wishes to discuss this. The children are able to take part in a variety of fun and exciting activities and our fantastic educational enhancements such as Babble to Chatter (to support early communication and language) Shake and Write (to encourage early handwriting skills) and Wake and Shake (to boost confidence and physical fitness). We also offer Spanish classes in our Preschool and a ‘Sing and Sign’ class in our toddler room.

Please take a look at our Events page to see what we will be up to in the next few weeks and see our News page for photos and write ups from previous events. 

We have a Parent Partnership Group in place, which allows us to work in partnership with our parents and allows for on-going improvements and developments within the nursery. The meetings take place periodically and this allows members of the group to put forward their own and also other parent’s views and suggestions.

Come and see the fantastic facilities for yourself, we are happy to show you around. Simply call or email us today for more information and an appointment to suit you. 

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Meet the Team

Rebecca Wall

Nursery Manager

My name is Rebecca, I am more often known as Becca. I began my career at Busy Bees in February 2006 as a Business Manager at the Busy Bees Colton Mill setting in East Leeds. I was then appointed Nursery Manager at Guiseley in January 2013.  

I hold a BA (Hons) Degree in Business Management and a Level 4 Certificate in Early Years Practice. I have also completed courses in Safeguarding, First Aid in the Workplace and Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene, Behaviour Management and the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.

I am very passionate about putting the needs of children first and I believe that the early years experiences for a child can play a vital role in their health, wellbeing and development in the long term too.  I see managing a nursery as a great opportunity to lead a strong staff team in their goal to help to support, care for and guide young children to give them the best possible start in life. Together we continually strive to provide as many early learning opportunities for our children as possible.   

I also encourage good parent partnership in the setting to ensure stong relationships exist between parents and carers, for the sake of continuity and shared opportunities for the child.  

As a full-time working mum with a young child of my own, I feel that nursery is a great asset and support. I am very proud that my little girl used to attend the nursery here and I felt very confident that, thanks to the wonderful team and the wide range of learning and development opportunities that she was given, she had the best possible start to her early education before she started school in September 2015. 

I now have another baby on the way and I am looking forward to this second amazing opportunity to go through the baby and nursery years as a mum all over again ! 

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Helen Burton
Assistant Manager

Hello, my name is Helen and I have worked at the nursery since 2003. I work full time Monday to Friday and my little boy Max also attends nursery here at Busy Bees.

I hold a BA (hons) degree in Childhood Studies and I also hold the Early Years Teacher Status. I am also the nursery's Special Educaitonal Needs Coordinator (SENCO) and the Staff Training Mentor. You can feel free to come and see me about any aspect of nursery life at any time and I am happy to offer my support and advice
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Raine Ellis
Senior Room Manager

Hello, my name is Raine and I am a Senior Room Manager, currently on Maternity Leave until January 2017.

I hold a BA (hons)degree in Early Childhood Studies and a BSC level 1 in Health and Safety. I am also the Nursery's Health and Safety Coordinator.

I have worked at the nursery since Summer 2006 and I simply love my job !
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Claire Widdop
Senior Room Manager

Hello I am Claire and I am a Senior Room Manager based in Crocus room (toddlers). I have worked at the setting since 2011 and I am qualified to level three in Early Years Childcare and Education. I enjoy being creative with the children and helping them to be actively involved in everything from making their own play dough to creating fabulous displays of their craft work.
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Hazel Bradley
Senior Room Manager

Hi, I am Hazel and I have worked at Busy Bees since 2006 and I am a Senior Room Manager in the under Twos. I am qualified to level 4 and have lots of experience dealing with feeding, weaning and the early development stages, especially having had two girls of my own too.
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Emily Dawson
Room Manager

Hi I am Emily and I have worked at the nursery since December 2014. I currently hold a level 3 qualification in Childcare, Learning and Development and will be furthering my qualifications at uni (one day a week) from September 2016. I work 4 days a week and I am a Room Manager based in Daffodils, our toddler room. I find children highly amusing and my role very rewarding.
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Kimberley Hudson
Room Manager

Hi I'm Kim and I have worked at the setting since July '13. I am the Room Manager in Sunflowers and work full time. I am the Behaviour Management Co-ordinator for the setting and provide support to staff and parents if they are experiencing challenging or difficult times with children. I have just started my level 3 in Management through Busy Bees and look forward to developing new skills to help me in my role. I love all activities and teaching the children new things.
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Jimmy Trewartha

Hi, I am Jimmy and along with Becky, we are the nursery's catering team. Assistant Chef Becky works part time Monday to Friday. Chef Jimmy, works full time Monday to Friday and has worked with us since December 2013. Jimmy holds an NVQ in food and hospitality and both hold a level 3 certificate in Food Hygiene. Both Jimmy and Becky are happy to discuss nursery food and recipe ideas with parents and any tips on weaning you may like (for example)

Parent Partnership Group

11th October

Parent Representatives for Busy Bees in Guiseley

Dawn Winkley

Dawn is the Headteacher at a local Primary School and has a little girl in our Sunflowers room.

Emma Harvey

Emma works as an HR Manager for a Print Company. Her hobbies revolve around 2 children, Will (aged 5) and Maddie (aged 18 months).

"We are delighted with the nursery setting and happy to help."

Hannah Lockwood

I have one son already at the nursery at another due to start in 2016. I am a Primary School teacher and I take a keen interest in supporting the nursery and other working parents however I can.

Laura Baxter

I am a busy working mum to Benjamin and Grace, I work in quality assurance at the University of Bradford. Benjamin has been at Busy Bee’s Nursery since March 2014 and Grace since July 2015. They have developed and grown in confidence since starting at nursery and have formed strong relationships with his carers and the other children.

"I wanted to join the Parent Partnership Group to contribute to the ongoing development of the nursery to benefit my children and others. The nursery staff are passionate about their role in the development and care of our children and I feel it is important that as parents we support their work and feedback any positive comments and suggestions for improvement. I would welcome any parents to contact me to discuss feedback that they would like raising through the Parent Partnership Group."
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Lisa Grimshaw

I work full time as a nutritionist and a lecturer, so its important to me that my daughters are happy each day at nursery. My work and interests mean I'm very keen on all aspects of food and nutrition, feeding children, healthy eating etc...

"My little girls Isabella and Lily have settled well and love nursery."

Sam Hainsworth

Sam has a little girl in our Toddler room and is happy for parents to contact her about any questions, feedback or concerns they have about nursery life.

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