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Deniz Goordyal

Nursery Manager

My name is Deniz Goordyal and I am the Nursery Manager of Lewisham nursery. I have over 25 years of childcare experience including two children of my own. I have worked at Busy Bees for the past 14 years as a Manager at the Greenwich branch and then as a Regional Director for the London Region. I have come back to my roots as my childcare career began in the London Borough of Lewisham, working in Deptford and the surrounding areas.

I hold the BTEC National Diploma in Childcare and a Level 5 Leadership and Management qualification.

Childcare is my passion and I love to have fun with children. I am creative and like to dance and play games and challenge children's thinking.I have lots of other interests which include travelling, pampering myself and eating out. 

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Kirsty Gates
Assistant Manager

I have worked with Busy Bees since 2007 and transferred to Lewisham in 2016.I am a mum to a little girl who attends the nursery. I have a passion for developing confidence, creativity and independence in children of all ages. I hold an NVQ Level 2 in Understanding Autism & Level 3 in Childcare. I have Level 5 in Leadership and Management. I am based in the Pre-school room alongside Jocelyne. I am the Childcare Representative, SENCO and support school transitions.
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Angela Finch
Financial Administrator

I joined Busy Bees in 2014. I work three mornings each week and work closely alongside Deniz and Kirsty. I enjoy fishing in my spare time.
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Yuliya Hicks
Senior Room Manager

I am part of the management team. I am the Senior Room Manager and manage the under 2's unit. I hold an Early Years Teacher Status qualification.
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Kubra Albayrak
Room Manager

I joined the nursery in May 2017. I hold a level 3 qualification in childcare. I have over 10 years experience and can speak Turkish fluently. I enjoy visiting my family in Turkey.
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Amy Lee
Room Manager

I am the room manager of Pre-Tods. I hold a level 3 in Childcare.
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Amy-Jade Davis
Chef

I work in the nursery kitchen to fulfill my passion of cooking and creating fresh, healthy and tasty meals to support balanced diets. I assist the childcare team with portion control and serving suggestions and ensure food is prepared safely for each age group including young babies during the weaning process. I cater for allergies, medical conditions and religious dietary needs to ensure each child is safe and their views respected.
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Victoria McEwen
Early Years Educator

I hold a Level 2 in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools and work in Lions Toddler room alongside Kubra. I enjoy being creative with the children and plan activities to support their skills exploring media and materials. I'm not afraid to get messy, particularly during planting and growing! When I'm not at nursery I regularly attend Church and visit my family.
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Yoma Ereghare
Early Years Educator

I started working at Busy Bees Lewisham in August 2016. I hold a Level 2 qualification and I am studying towards my level 3. I work in the the Under 2's Unit. I enjoy singing and dancing with children and I am interested in poetry.
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Rebecca Barlow
Qualified Early Years Educator

I am based in the Under Two's unit. I hold a Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Children's Play, Learning and Development.
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Jocelyne Kiala
Qualified Early Years Educator

I work in Preschool room and hold a Qualified Teacher Status.
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Khadijah Rashid Tarfder
Early Years Educator

I started at Busy Bees Lewisham in September 2019. I hold a level 2 in Childcare.
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Shannon Maurice
Early Years Educator

I am studying towards my level 2 in childcare.
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Abigail Manson-Smith
Early Years Educator

I am a member of bank staff, I startin in Juky 2019 and I support all rooms, mostly Under 2s.I an a qualified ballerina!
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Sumaiyah Kurrimboccus
Early Years Educator

I am studying towards my level 2.
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Linda M'bayo
Qualified Early Years Educator

I am a Qualified Early Years Educator and a member of the relief team. I hold a Level 3 in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools. I am passionate about childcare because I love to be part of children's learning and help them achieve and grow. I was born in Sierra Leone and moved to Germany in 1994 to be an Au-pair. My son and my sister still live in Berlin and I like to visit when I'm not at nursery or attending Church.
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Zainab Turay
Qualified Early Years Educator

I started in May 2016 as a bank member of staff and support all base rooms in the nursery. I hold a level 3 childcare qualification and when I'm not at nursery I like to practice hair styling and attend my daughter's school trips and events.