Meet the team

Gina Edwards

Nursery Manager

Hi I'm Gina Edwards the new manager here and Leicester City. 

I have over 14 years experience in the childcare sector working in a variety of settings, taking on various roles. I have a keen interest in children with additional needs and supporting children with challenging behavior.

I have PAFA, SENCO, Food Hygiene, Safeguarding,and I have specialist training in speech and language. 

I am very excited to be working with the staff team here and making a difference to the nursery setting. 

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Samantha Kehoe
Assistant Manager

Hi, my name is Samantha I am qualified level 6 and have been at Leicester city setting since 2017. I am also the assistant manager and spend half of my week based in the office and the other half based in pre school as room leader. I do have additional duties such as health and safety and first aid at work and do work around marketing.
I have worked in both Ireland and India gaining lots experience in childcare and also culturally bringing my experience back with me to implement here.
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Robert Dunne
Financial Administrator

Hi my name is Robert, I am level 3 Qualified in childcare but I work the office. I work here one day a week this is usually on a Wednesday but may change from one week to the next as I work at another busy bees nursery also.
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Shalene Liburd
Room Manager

Hi, my name is Shalene, I am a qualified Level 3 Early Years Educator. I have been with the company since January 2013 and I am also the Room Leader for the baby room. I have worked with children for over 9 years and I have had lots of experience working in different childcare settings such as Schools and Sure Start Centers.
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Monique Dionne Blake Drummond

Hello my name is Monique I am the chef at here at Leicester city nursery. I have 10 years of experience, mostly working in restaurants within Leicester City. I have three children aged 12 years, 10 years and 2 years. I look forward to catering for your children's individual dietary requirements and serving your child a healthy balanced diet.
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Lisa Simpson
Early Years Educator

Hi, my name is Lisa and I am working towards my level 3 Qualification. I have been in childcare for 16 years and worked with all ages and love every aspect of my job and enjoying making a difference to children lives .
I have 2 children of my own who are Freya who is 13 and Olivia who is 8 and enjoy every aspect of being a mummy .
I am also the senco for the nursery setting and behaviour management.
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Shaheen Ibrahim
Qualified Early Years Educator

Hi, my name is Shaheen I am a Qualified level 3 early years educator. I have been working in childcare for 7 years, starting with Busy Bees Leicester City in 2016. I transferred to another nursery in 2018 and I am now glad to be back working at Leicester City. I am based in the toddler room working with children aged 2-3 years.