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Elaine Powell

Centre Director





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Rachael Christie
Assistant Centre Director

Hi, my name is Rachael and I am the Assistant Manager for the nursery. I also oversee the curriculum in my role as Childcare Representative. I have a Foundation Degree in Education and Care and a Management Level 5 qualification. I have also completed various other courses. Working with children is really rewarding to see how they gain new skills from the experiences I have helped provide for them at nursery. I love listening to music and attending concerts.
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Elaine Powell
Assistant Centre Director

Hi, I'm Elaine, part time Assistant Manager for Busy Bees Newcastle. I have worked at the setting for many years. I am well qualified in childcare with a degree and Early Years Professional Status and therefore help oversee the curriculum at the setting. I also am the SENCO for the nursery and the Training Coordinator. I have two children who I love spending all of my spare time with.
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Cheryl Thompson
Room Manager

Hi my name is Cheryl and I have worked here at Busy Bees Newcastle since March 2015. I have a Level 3 in Childcare. In my spare time I love to spend time with my family and my Niece and have a dog.
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Kat King
Room Manager

Hi, my name is Kat and I am the Room Manager for the Foundation Class at Busy Bees Newcastle. I have worked here since 2010 and in 2016 left for 1 year to travel the World. I have also taken part in the Busy Bees Talent Exchange Progamme which sent me to visit nurseries in Singapore and Malaysia sharing practice around the world! I have a level 3 in childcare and also a Level 5 in Management. In my spare time I love to shop and spend time with my family. I am very creative and love art.
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Hayley Parker
Chef

Hi my name is Hayley and I am the Nursery Chef at Newcastle. I hold a NVQ Level 2 in Food Preparation and Cooking and a Foundation Certificate in Health and Safety in the Workplace. I love working in the kitchen, providing really fresh nutritious meals for the children, and get a lot of satisfaction from this. I am so proud of our continuous 5 star food hygiene rating.
I have a lot of interests outside of work and love spending time with my son, going to the gym and also making celebration cakes
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Bumbles 1
Room Team

Bumbles 1 is a room for children from around 2 years. We have a fantastic spacious environment indoors and a very special garden area which the children love to explore in all weathers and has a canopy over too. The children love to play both indoors and outside and are learning so much about the world and really developing their speech and language skills.
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Buzz Foundation Class
Room Team

Our fantastic Foundation Class is for children in their Pre School year and we prepare children for taking that next step and join Reception at school. This is a fantastic new, state of the art facility, really focused on the children's interests and curiosity and gives an excellent foundation to learning. Many of our children at Busy Bees stay with us until their reception year.
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Bombos 1
Room Team

This is our first baby room. Children in Bombos stay with us until around 16 months. Our staff are excellent in settling in babies to their first experiences and making sure they have a good bond with them. They love cuddles as well as lots of fantastic experiences and activities to help them to develop. We have our own little secret garden which we use in all weathers and a lovely spacious environment.
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Bombos 2
Room Team

Bombos 2 is our older baby room. Our children have access to lots of amazing activities and have access to a lovely outdoor classroom. We love to hear the children start to babble and chatter and seeing their little personalities develop.