Ofsted Outstanding for Busy Bees in Guiseley2015

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
  • Grow your own initiative for all those budding little gardeners
  • Busy Babies initiative to enhance your babies senses
  • Kinder Musik to encourage your child's hidden musical talents
  • Exciting activities such as toddlers Sing and Sign, French language tasters and Mini Cookery Classes  
  • A dedicated, qualified and friendly staff team
  • Huge outdoor areas offering lots of space to run and play

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 and 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 which include music, in association with ABC Music and Me, Wake and Shake and Sing & Sign.

Also take a look on our “What’s on” guide for the monthly activities due to take place and our news pages for our history of events.
We are also supporting the Bluebell Wood Hospice charity this year, through activities such as sponsored dress –up days, bake sales and themed fundraising 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, Food Hygiene, Behaviour Management, Healthy Eating and Food Nutrition 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 and care for children to the best of their abilities. Together we continually strive to achieve as many early learning opportunities for our children as possible.   

I also encourage good parent partnership in the setting to ensure strong 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 nursery-aged child, I also understand the pressures and the desire for balance that can be felt by busy working parents in modern life. I feel that nursery is a great asset. I am very proud that my little girl can also attend our fantastic nursery here at Guiseley and that she loves it and thrives here.

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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 the Senior Room Manager in our preschool room, Sunflowers. I work fulltime and I have a little girl Mia who also attends nursery here. I have worked at the setting since 2006.

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 love the conversations I can have with the preschool children and the opportunities to further enhance the children's development
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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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Lorna Eccleston
Room Manager

Hi, I am Lorna and I am based in the Babies as a Room Manager. I am qualified to level 3 NVQ in Childcare and I have worked at Busy Bees since 2011. Feel free to contact me about any weaning or baby development queries or concerns you may have.
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Sarah Templeton
Room Manager

Hello, I'm Sarah and I am a Room Manager in Tulips room. I have over 15 years experience in Childcare and love to see the children thrive in a positive and caring environment. I hold a level 4 qualification in Childcare, Learning and Development and I am the setting's Behaviour Management Coordinator.

I also have 2 teenage sons of my own.
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Sandra Falkowski & Jimmy Trewartha

Hi, we are Sandra and Jimmy and we are the nursery's catering team. Chef Sandra works part time Monday to Friday. Chef Sandra has worked at the nursery since May 2013. 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 Sandra are happy to discuss nursery food and receipe ideas with parents and any tips on weaning you may like (for example).

Parent Partnership Group

16th September

Parent Representatives for Busy Bees in Guiseley

Dawn Winkley

Dawn is the Headteacher at a local Primary School and has a little girl here who attends one of our older toddler rooms.

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."

Laura Baxter

I am a busy working mum to Benjamin, I have just started a period of maternity leave from my job in quality assurance at the University of Bradford to welcome Grace, our second child, into our family. Benjamin has been at Busy Bee’s Nursery since March 2014, he has developed and grown in confidence since starting at nursery and has 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 at Leeds Trinity University so its important to me that she is happy each day at nursery. My work and interests mean I;m very keen on food, feeding children, healthy eating etc...

"My little girl Isabella has settled well and loves nursery."

Nichola Allen

Nichola has a little girl who attends our preschool room, Sunflowers.

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.

Come along to our next event

14 September - September Enrolment Week

Its Time To Get Your Child's Name Down
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16 September - Parent Partnership Meeting

Next Meeting : Wednesday 16th September at 6:15pm until approx 7:15pm
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20 September - Talk Like a Pirate Day

Help us hunt down the treasure and dress up like a pirate or a fairy.
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12 October - Peppa Pig Themed Fundraiser

We are holding a dress up day to raise funds for Tommy's, the baby charity.
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