40 Years of Busy Bees

Busy Bees Nursery at Ipswich Pinewood

Meet the Team

Sam West - Centre Director

Sam West

Centre Director

Hello my name is Sam, and welcome to Busy Bees Ipswich Pinewood. 

I have been working in childcare for nearly 18 years, hold a L3 in childcare and management qualification and have been with the Pinewood Centre for the last 14 years, working my way up through various positions, to become Centre Director in September 2023. 

I am passionate about delivering the best care for our children, and supporting my dedicated and long standing team to provide exciting and stimulating environments, so that our children can thrive and learn through their play, in a home from home environment. 

My team and I look forward to welcoming you into our Centre and we are excited for your family to join the Busy Bees journey! 


Senior Staff

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Team Member Sophie Hodges

Sophie Hodges

Assistant Centre Director

Team Member Jordan Hovell

Jordan Hovell

Senior Room Manager

Team Member Nikki Beales

Nikki Beales


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