Meet the team
Rebecca or Kimberley
Hello, my name is Rebecca and I am one of the managers here. I have two children of my own and work part time, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Kimberley is Manager here on Mondays and Tuesdays and Assistant Manager Wednesdays to Fridays. I have been a Manager with Busy Bees since 2006 and hold a level 4 qualification in Early Years and an honours degree in Business Management. Before I was Nursery Manager at Guiseley, I was based at our Leeds Colton Mill Busy Bees Nursery as a Business Manager for 7 years. I am the Designated Safeguarding Lead for the setting, a Paediatric First Aider and First Aider at Work and have other professional training such as in SEND work, Safeguarding Children and Catering-related training such as Food Hygiene.
I have always been both passionate and fascinated by Early Years and Child Development. There is nothing more rewarding for me than seeing young children learn, grow and achieve and 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. Together, we ensure that the children are highly cared for and given a high quality variety of learning opportunities every day, suiting both their interests and development needs. We always want the best start in life for all of our children.
As I mentioned above, I have two children of my own; a girl,now at Primary School (who used to attend here) and a toddler boy, who currently attends this nursery.
Kim and I work well as a team to ensure the best possible care and outcomes for all the children here at Guiseley.
Hello my name is Kimberley and I have worked at Busy Bees Guiseley since 2013. I am the Assistant Manager and step up to the role of Manager on a Monday and Tuesday (and Designated Safeguarding Lead). I hold a level 3 qualification in Childcare Learning and Development and a Level 3 qualification in Leadership and Management. I have additional training and experience in Safeguarding, Food Hygiene, Behaviour Management and First Aid, amongst other professional development courses.
Assistant Centre Director
Hi I'm Kim. I have worked at the setting since July '13 and I work full time. I am the Assistant Manager for the nursery and I work in the Poppies room and also oversee the Sunflowers room. 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 completed my level 3 in Management through Busy Bees and look forward to embedding new skills to help me and others in the nursery.
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.
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.
Senior Room Manager
Hello, my name is Kirsty and I am the Senior Room Manager in our Bumble's room. I also step to the role of Assistant Manager on a Monday & Tuesday and I work every day but Thursday. I am the H&S coordinator for the setting and the Nursery SENCO. I have been in childcare since 2007. I have my level 3 in Childcare and level 3 Management qualification. I am very passionate about working with children and watching them grow. I have 2 children of my own, one at school, one at nursery.
Senior Room Manager
Hello, I'm Emily and I have cared for children at Busy Bees Guiseley since March 2015. I hold a level 6 BA (hons) degree in Early Childhood Studies. I oversee the Preschool unit. I particularly love helping the children prepare for their transition to school and we have a very successful annual preschool project in place that we feel gives them all the 'tools' they need to start school confidently and at their personal bests. Feel free to come take a look at what we do anytime.
Meet our catering team.
Sandra is our chef who works every morning. She holds a level 3 qualification in Food Safety and Hygiene for Supervisors.
Luke is our Assistant Chef and has been in catering for over 15 years. He works fulltime, 830am until 5pm everyday.
They work together to produce the fine home cooked nutritionally balanced meals and snacks on offer at nursery throughout the week. They are also happy to discuss nursery food and weaning with parents and answer any queries.
Hello, we are the Bombo's (room 3) 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
Hello, we are the Bumble's team and we support two to two and a half year olds each day. Bumble's children are a creative bunch and love to make a mess! We enjoy supporting them with the fine motor skills and communication by providing them with many different play opportunities in the water, sand, dough, gloop, baking, chalking, sticking and gluing, construction and role play to name but a few ! They also love stories and songs and have favourite rhymes that we sing using props and puppets
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.
Hi, We are the Buzz 1 Team 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
Hello! We are the Buzz Room team and we support the preschool children as they start their journey to school. Each May,we begin our Preschool Transition Project, supporting the children's school transition e.g through Show & Tell, Maths and Science activities and self help and independence skills- such as practicing getting changed for PE.We also home a Paddington Bear who visits different children's houses each weekend.We also hear our children's voice and opinions through our Preschool Council
Hello we are the Bumble (room 2) Team and we support toddlers aged 2-3 with all aspects of their learning and development. Our children love Small World and imaginative play, music and movement and we make their most of their interests by helping their learning and understanding with areas such as their colours and numbers through exciting and inclusive activities linked to their current interests. We are also a team confident to support children's potty/toilet training whenever they are ready.