Ofsted Outstanding for Busy Bees in Guiseley2016

Busy Bees in Guiseley

Call Helen on 01943 871 400

15 Park Road
Guiseley
Leeds
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 enhancement to energise and engage your little one in dance and song
  • 'Shake and Write' enhancement to support children's early handwriting skills through movement and song
  • 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

Helen Burton

Nursery Manager

My name is Helen and I am a long standing member of the team. I started at the nursery when it first opened in 2003 as a Nursery Nurse after qualifying from college with my CACHE Diploma In Childcare & Education (level 3). I have seen the nursery grow and develop over the years and worked my way up the promotional ladder to get where I am today. I am currently covering Rebecca Wall's Maternity Leave,

I also hold a BA (Hons) Degree in Early Childhood Studies and also what is more commonly known now as Early Years Teacher Status (EYT). I have also completed courses in Senco training, First Aid at Work, paediatric first aid and Food Hygiene and my level 5 in Leadership and Management.

I have always been passionate about my job. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing children achieve and grown as they develop their own little personalities. I like to ensure that this is at the forefront of what I do and that this passion can be embedded into the strong staff team that we have here at Guiseley, to ensure that children are highly cared for and given as many learning opportunities as possible.

I also pride myself on communication and partnership with parents, some of which I have know for some years as they have had older children that have come through the nursery.

I am a full time working mum, my son attended the nursery and started school in September 2016. This has been a great foundation for learning and development. The things I have seen him achieve are amazing and I hope this continue for our current and new parents as we welcome them to Busy Bees. Nursery life is a great platform for young children’s development and well-being. 

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Claire Widdop
Assistant Manager

Hello I am Claire and I am the Assistant Manager. I started at the nursery in August 2011 and I work full time. I am qualified up to level 4 in Early Years, and I hold a level 5 diploma in Leadership and Management. I have also completed training in Food Hygiene, Paediatric First Aid and First Aid at Work. I am passionate about ensuring children have the excellent opportunities they need to grow, and develop their personalities.


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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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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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Kirsty Midgley
Room Manager

Hello, my name is Kirsty and I am the Room Manager in our Tulips room. I work full time. I have been in childcare since 2007. I have my level 3 in Childcare and level 3 Management qualifications. I am very passionate about working with children and watching them grow. I enjoy all messy activities so look forward to being creative with the children. I have 2 children of my own.
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Jimmy Trewartha
Chef

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)
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Kim, Emily and Lucy.
Room Team

Hi, We are the Sunflowers team! We support the eldest children of the nursery with their transition to school, following a Preschool Project every Summer. We know how important it is to help support children with their 'school readiness', from being able to dress themselves and learning to use the toilet without assistance,to a good understanding of the values of sharing and turn taking. We focus on these plus the educational elements of the curriculum to ensure the best start for every child.
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Emily, Charlotte and Olivia
Room Team

Hello, we are the Daffodils team and we look after the toddlers, supporting them with their emerging physical development, communication and language and personal, social and emotional development. We ensure the children feel secure here in all senses. Our troop love the outdoors and everything we do indoors we like to take outside too. We have direct access to the garden and so this makes free flow playtime easy and fun, allowing the children choice about where as well as how to play
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Lorraine, Ellie, Tuhina and Zoe
Room Team

Hi, We are the Poppies gang and we support children aged 3 +. We enjoy lots of different activities with the children from ICT, role play, creative and craft fun, sand and water activities, gloop and play dough to construction, books, singing and outdoor play. We have very strong values and like to discuss how we share and care for our friends and our classroom. We also like to support the children with independence and with their earliest writing skills through our 'Shake and Write' enhancement
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Jonathon and Rob
Room Team

Hey there, we are the Crocus team and we support the 2-3 age group. We encourage the children's physical, personal and social and communication and language development through our daily planned activities as well as introducing maths, art, knowledge of the world and science to their play. We love the outdoors and exploring the children's imaginations following their interests. You will also find us singing and dancing a lot as the children find this so much fun, it keeps us all happy and fit!

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.

Come along to our next event

Nursery Event for our Busy Bees in Guiseley nursery

03 October - Space Week

It's out of this world! more info »

Other events...

10 October - Sensory play with smell

Come join us for sensory fun and explore the nursery! more info »

17 October - Sensory play with sound

Come and explore with sound! more info »

18 October - Grandparents Afternoon Tea

Join us to celebrate our wonderful grandparents! more info »

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