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Busy Bees in Guiseley

Busy Bees in Guiseley

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  • 15 Park Road
  • Guiseley
  • Leeds
  • LS20 8AR
Ofsted Outstanding for Busy Bees in Guiseley2017
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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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Katy Edwards
Financial Administrator

Hi, I'm Katy. I've worked at the nursery since January 2014. I am available in nursery Mon-Thurs and happy to help with any queries about finances and your child's sessions at the nursery. I am responsible for co-ordinating the NEG funding throughout the year and have lots of experience with child care vouchers and invoices. I also have an NVQ 2 in Child Care so have been known to help out in the rooms at times. If you need to know anything about the finance side please do call in to see me.
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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 and Becky
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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Hazel, Aimee, Chelby & Sarah
Room Team

Hello, we are the Babies team and we work in Foxgloves and Bluebells (3 months to 18 months). We have over 15 years of experience between us supporting nursery-aged children and have first hand experience of all the fun that accompanies weaning, sleeping, first steps and first words. We have seen it all ! and are happy to support with any parent concerns or queries about any aspect of any babies development. We focus on babies care, sensory experiences,communication and physical development.
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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!

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