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Sofia

Nursery Manager

Hello, I am Sofia Kokla and I am the Director of Busy Bees Chester Hopscotch. I am a Qualified Early Years Teacher with more than 10 years experience in Nursery and School Settings.

I have worked with Busy Bees since 2014, during which time I have progressed my career from Early Years Teacher to Centre Director.

In our Nursery we work alongside parents to create a loving and caring environment, that offers stimulating challenges and meets the needs of every child in our setting.

I started as a Director in the Chester branch in early 2019. Since then I have invested in my team’s development and in exciting, meaningful resources, to create an environment where every child matters and flourishes to the best of their abilities.

Our latest OFSTED inspection and the OUTSTANDING outcome, reflects our daily practice and our focus on early learning.

I would like to invite you all to come and see our nursery and meet our lovely team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sue
Assistant Manager

Hello, I am Sue and I am the Assistant Centre Director and Childcare and Curriculum Officer of the Nursery. I have worked in child care for over 20 years and really enjoy following the children's interests and providing them with creative and challenging activities.
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Chloe
Room Manager

Hello I am Chloe and I am the Room Leader in the 2-3 Bumbles 2 room. I have worked at Hopscotch since 2016. I really enjoy planning sensory activities for the children. I enjoy story and song time and love to observe the children as they explore their environment.
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Kelly
Room Manager

Hi,I am Kelly and I am the Room Leader of Bumbles 1 Room with children aged 14 months up to 2 years old. I have worked at Hopscotch since 2015 and I really enjoy planning creative activities to explore and encouraging the children to express themselves through a range of media and materials. I pride myself in my partnership with parents and feel I go above and beyond to support them and their child.
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Jane
Room Manager

Hello I am Jane and I am the Room Leader in Buzz Room, working with chidren aged 3-5 years of age and I am also the SEND and Behaviour Management coordinator. I have worked at Hopscotch since 2014 however I have previously worked here for 12 years so Hopscotch has been a huge part of my life. I have a passion for creative activities and I am a firm believer that we learn as much from the children as they do from us.
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Jodie
Teacher

I have worked at Hopscotch since 2015 and I am the early years teacher in Buzz Room. I enjoy planning a wide range of learning opportunities for the children that supports all areas of development. I take the lead in our phonics planning and ensure that we are tailoring the activities to challenge and support all the children in pre-school.
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Jenny
Qualified Early Years Educator

I have worked at Hopscotch since 2018 however I have previously worked here for 4 years and I am excited to be back. I am currently working in the Bombo Room with children aged 3mmonths up to 14 months old.I love how each day is different. I have seen the children grow in confidence and I love nothing more than supporting them in becoming more independent and developing their own personalities.
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Becky
Qualified Early Years Educator

I have worked at Hopscotch since 2016 and I work in our Bumbles 1 room with children aged 14 months up 2 years old. I really enjoy story time with the children as you can see how excited they are when you read their favourite story. I also enjoy exploring the garden and planning physical activities for the children to join in with.
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Charlotte
Qualified Early Years Educator

Hello, I am Charlotte and I amd based in the Bumbles 1 room, working with children aged 14 months up to 2 years old. I joined Hopscotch in 2018 and I really enjoy working as part of the team. I learn something new every day and enjoy supporting the children and providing them with new experiences. I really enjoy planning mark making activities and watching the children’s expressions when they touch and feel something different.
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Georgia
Early Years Educator

Hello I am Georgia and I work in the Bumbles 2 room with children ages 2-3 years old.I am currently studying my Level 2 in Early Years Childhood through Busy Bees Training and I enjoy following the children's interests to plan exciting activities!