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Hannah Smith

Nursery Manager

I’m Hannah Smith and I am the Nursery Manager here at Birmingham Kings Heath. 

Having completed a BA Hons in Early Childhood Studies and Level 5 in Leadership and Management,  I have always aspired to become a Nursery Manager.

 

Since achieving this goal I have had a wealth of experience across a range of sites and endeavour to provide outstanding quality childcare for all the children within our care.

I have a genuine passion for exciting, enabling environments and will often be found exploring these with our children.

 

The relationships that are built between staff, children and their parents whilst at nursery are lifelong and there is nothing I enjoy more than seeing our children learn and grow through their time here with us.

 

In my spare time I enjoy travelling with my loved ones, exploring the world and discovering new adventures.

 

I am looking forward to meeting you all, 

 

Hannah Smith

 

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Jay Kaur Lal
Assistant Manager

Hi, I'm Jay I have been the Assistant Manager here since February 2017. I have recently returned from MAT leave following the birth of my little boy Jeevan, he attends nursery full time with me. I am excited by all the changes made in the last year and look forward to supporting the Senior Team to continue to develop our outstanding nursery.
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Leah Duffy
Financial Administrator

Leah has been part of the Busy Bees Family for over 13 years, covering a range of management roles, being a qualified Nursery Practitioner, Lead Safeguarding Officer and trained in First Aid at Work. Leah has recently taken on our Administrator role and is on hand to deal with all your financial queries and welcome you in to nursery life.
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Susan Horgan-Garbett
Senior Room Manager

Hi, my name is Susan, I am the Assistant Manager here at Busy Bees Kings Heath. I have been a part of the Busy Bees Family since 2015 and enjoy that no two days are the same. I am a paediatric first aider; have first aid at work, completed fire safety training and I a Designated Safeguarding Lead for the Nursery. Alongside this I am the named Health and Safety Co-Ordinator for the nursery and work closely alongside Hannah to maintain our outstanding provision.
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Kelly Walters
Senior Room Manager

Hi, I'm Kelly, I am the Senior Room Manager for our Bumble rooms. I have been working at Birmingham Kings Heath since 2015 and have worked my way up from a support member of staff. In 2018 I completed a degree in Early Childhood Studies gaining a first class. I love providing exciting, enabling environments for our children and support this by being the nurseries Childcare Representative.
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Lucy Wood
Senior Room Manager

My name is Lucy; I am the Senior Room Manager in our Buzz room. I am level three qualified and have 8 years experience working within child care.
During the four years I have been at Busy Bees Kings Heath I have built great bonds with our children and their parents alike. I love nothing more than providing exciting, enabling environments that provide our children with the tools to accelerate their learning to become school ready.
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Holly Askew
Room Manager

I am now on Maternity Leave awaiting the birth of my little girl.
My name is Holly; I am Room Manager of the Buzz Room aged between three and five and the nursery SEND co-coordinator. I have worked for the Busy Bees family for nearly three years across two sites. I am paediatric first aid trained and have attended many Busy Bees short courses.
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Nicole Pencheon
Room Manager

My name is Nicole; i am a Room Manager in our Bombo's room. I have been based at this nursery for eight years now and have my own little boy who is in our Bumble room. I love seeing the children's progress and maintaining great relationships with children and parents alike.
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Fahminara Jahan
Room Manager

My name is Fahminara, I like to be called Fam; I am a Room Manager in our Buzz room working alongside Lucy. I have a Foundation degree in Early Childhood Studies and have a real passion for developing children to reach their full potential that has derived from my wealth of experience over the last 10 years.
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Rebecca Pedrick
Chef

I have been apart of the Busy Bees family at Birmingham Kings Heath for almost a year. I have worked as a professional chef for 7 years and love working within a nursery environment.
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Sabiya Jadeji
Qualified Early Years Educator

My name is Sabiya; I am a level three qualified Early Years Educator. I work part time in the Buzz room, alongside completing my degree in Early childhood Studies the rest of the week. I have pediatric first aid training and can administer an EpiPen when needed.
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Abeer Abu-Baker
Qualified Early Years Educator

My name is Abeer; I joined Busy Bees in November 2018 and have enjoyed getting to know the children. I have a degree in Early Years Education and in my spare time I am an Arabic teacher for Joseph Chamberlain College.
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Sarah Bostock
Early Years Educator

My name is Sarah; I’ve been working for Busy Bees for two years, and I am based within the Bumble rooms - aged two to three years.
I have a degree in zoology and a passion for creative flair.
I am trained in paediatric first aid and EpiPen.
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Munawar Panwar
Qualified Early Years Educator

Hi my name is Munawar and I have worked at Birmingham Kings Heath for over ten years. During this time i have had experience in all age groups and currently work in the Bumble rooms (2-3 years). I have a level three qualification and paediatric first aid.
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Cherelle Clarke
Qualified Early Years Educator

Hi, My name is Cherelle, I am a level two
Early Years Educator and I am based full time in the two-three age group in Bumble room.
I have been part of the Busy Bees family since July 2016.
I have completed my paediatric first aid and food hygiene qualifications.
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Nadara Nasiri
Qualified Early Years Educator

My Name is Nadara I am the Room Manager of our Bombo's room with a level three qualification. I have been part of the Busy Bees Family at this branch for over ten years and have experienced with all age groups, I am currently working in the Bombo rooms (aged 1-2years) part time. I am a paediatric first aider and multi-lingual speaking Urdu, Arabic and Persian.
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Tahmina Yasmin
Qualified Early Years Educator

My name is Tahmina; I have been here at Busy Bees Kings Health for nearly a year and have experience in a range of age groups. I am currently working towards my level two qualification in Early Years and have paediatric first aid. I love working with our under two's age range, it is a wonderful stage where children become increasingly aware of their surroundings and carers.
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Olivia Collins
Qualified Early Years Educator

My name is Olivia; I am a level two Qualified Early Years Educator working towards my level three.
I have been part of the Busy Bees family for two years, and love my job role watching our children grow and develop each day.
I am paediatric first aid and EpiPen trained.

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Georgina Davey
Qualified Early Years Educator

My name is Georgina and I am based full time in the Baby Bombo's room. I am currently working towards my level three Early Years Educator qualification and have a really supportive team in the Baby room to support me. I am a a paediatric first aider and have my level two food hygiene qualification
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Stacey Frawley
Qualified Early Years Educator

My name is Stacey; I am a level three Qualified Early Years Educator, I work four days a week in Baby Bombo's. I joined Busy Bees Kings Heath last year, but have worked in Early Years since leaving school and have a real passion for ensuring outstanding quality care is provided.
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Emma Ruffles
Qualified Early Years Educator

My name is Emma; I am a level three Qualified Early Years Educator with three children of my own. I am based within the Baby Bombo's room part time and love building close relationships with the children supporting them to settle as they join nursery.
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Kristina Kurmyte
Qualified Early Years Educator

My name is Kristina; I am a qualified Early Years Educator based within the Bumble rooms. I have been a part of the Busy Bees family for four years here at Birmingham Kings Heath.
I have a degree in History which i completed whilst in Lithuania.
I like to make a positive impact on the children i work with.
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Stacey Faulkner
Early Years Educator

My name is Stacey; I am currently working towards my level three in childcare having recently opted for a career change. I am loving the variety each day brings and building strong relationships with the children within the Infant Suite. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing them grown and develop at lighting rate.
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Casey Duck
Early Years Educator

Hi, my name is Casey, I’ve recently joined the Nursery after spending 8 years as a nanny. I also worked for the Disney cruise line covering the Bahamas for one year. I am super excited about doing my level 3 in child care and having an amazing adventure with busy bees.
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Lydia Finch
Qualified Early Years Educator

My name is Lydia, I am level 3 qualified and have returned to Busy Bees Kings Heath following a career change to work as a child minder assistant and within special educational needs. I am looking forward to putting my knowledge into making the Bombo’s rooms brilliant.
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Amy Hopkins
Qualified Early Years Educator

My name is Amy, I am new to the Busy Bees family but have been working within the childcare sector for 7 years. I am based within our Bumble room and have worked within this age group for 5 years. I have a level 3 qualification in childcare. I love working with children and watching them grow and develop.
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Naomi Richards
Early Years Educator

Hi my name is Naomi. I joined Busy Bees Kings Heath in July 2019. I work without our Buzz room with children aged between 3 and 5. I am currently working towards my level 3 in childcare and have two children of my own who also keep me busy.
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Aisha Kauser
Early Years Educator

Hi, my name is Aisha. I joined Busy Bees Kings Heath in April 2019 and work across all age groups supporting the children and staff. I love the variety of each day and seeing the children grow and develop.
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Aleesha Tamber
Early Years Educator

Hi, my name is Aleesha, and I am a support staff working at Busy Bees Kings Heath. I am currently completing a degree in criminology at Birmingham University.
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Chloe Crofts
Qualified Early Years Educator

Hi, my name is Chloe and I am a support member of staff at Busy Bees Kings Heath. I work in all age groups within the nursery offering support to the staff and children. I am currently working towards a degree in Special Educational Needs and Disability in children.
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Anna Smith
Early Years Educator

Hi, my name is Anna and I joined Busy Bees Kings Heath in April 2019. I am based within our Bombos room working alongside the team to provided outstanding opportunities to our children.
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Beverley Tamuga
Early Years Educator

Hi my name is Beverley, I am a support member of staff within Busy Bees Kings Heath and work within all rooms building relationships with our children, supporting them to reach their full potential.
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Nicola Fream
Early Years Educator

Hi my name is Nicola, I am a support member of staff working within Busy Bees Kings Heath offering support to all rooms within our nursery. I have 3 children of my own which has provided me with a lot of experience.