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Katie

Nursery Manager

To tell you a little bit about myself . . . I am originally from Derbyshire, I moved to Leeds aged 18 and achieved a degree is Childhood Studies. After University, I stayed in Leeds and secured a Nursery Manager’s position, aged 22, at a nursery within the grounds of Leeds United Football Club. I then went on to open my own Nursery in an area called Batley. The Nursery cares for a high number of children with Special Educational Needs and English as an additional language. It is now managed by my business partner, as for the last five years myself and my family have lived in Essex. During my time in Essex I worked for a company called Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries. I managed a setting in Billericay and project managed the launch of a new nursery in Kingston, London. Since we have returned to Derbyshire, I have been working for ABC Childcare overseeing two Nurseries.

During these busy years, myself and my husband Kevan have also been lucky enough to have two children of our own!.

I feel I share the same core values as Busy Bees and have a passion for supporting children, their families and other practitioners to ensure each child has every opportunity possible to reach their full potential and leave Nursery, ready for school.

 


 

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Rebecca D
Assistant Manager

My name is Becka, I have been working at Busy Bees for the past two years. I am Deputy Manager and step up one day per week as manager in Katie's absence. I have been working in nurseries since qualifying in 2005. I love being able to help children and parents with achieving new learning experiences. I have previously managed a Busy Bees nursery and feel this is my passion. I have a daughter who is six and she attended Busy Bees and now attends school.
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Jo B
Financial Administrator

I'm Jo. I have joined the nursery as the Financial Administrator. I work flexible hours during the week. I have previously worked in a bank and also teach dance sessions for both young children and adults. I also have my own Dance School outside of Busy Bees. The JHB Dance Academy
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Claire
Senior Room Manager

I'm Claire. I have worked at Busy Bees since September 2006. I currently work 4 days a week as I have my own child who also attends with me. I am a Senior Room Manager for the Pre School One room.
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Rebecca H
Room Manager

Rebecca is in Tweenies She has worked for Busy Bees for 6 years . I enjoy playing outside with the children and getting messy whilst having lots of fun. Outside of nursery I spend time with my son Abel.
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Jade A
Room Manager

I'm Jade. I am the Baby 2 Room Manager. I started working at Busy Bees in 2013. I have completed my NVQ level 3 in childcare whilst working here. I have lots of exciting and interesting ideas for my children to become involved in.
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Diane
Room Manager

I am Diane. I have worked for Busy Bees since September 2010. I have 29 years experience of working in the childcare industry and have gained my Level 3 qualification. I have 4 children of my own whom I love and adore. I am based in the Baby 1 room as a full time Room Manager.
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Bethany B
Room Manager

Bethany Brooks has worked within Busy Bees since October 2013. She started as an apprentice and has completed her level 2 team leader course. She enjoys working with the children and she likes it when she see them grow and develop.
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Joanne T
Chef

I am Jo. I am the chef for the nursery. I have worked for Busy Bees since 2008. I have now gained my Level 2 in Catering.
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Lindsay
Early Years Educator

I'm Lindsay. I work in the Tweenies Room. I have worked at Busy Bees since February 2009. I have my NVQ level 2 in childcare and working towards my NVQ level 3. As well as working with children I have 4 fantastic children of my own and have recently become a Nana.
I am also the Nursery special educational needs officer.
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Sara
Early Years Educator

I'm Sara. I have worked for Busy Bees since January 2010. I am mother to two boys and a girl who also attend Busy Bees and enjoy it. I really enjoy working with children and love to see them develop and progress as they get older. I work on Tuesdays & Wednesdays.
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Katie W
Qualified Early Years Educator

I am Katie. I have worked for Busy Bees since September 2010 as cover staff. I qualified to level 2 in 2009 and level 3 in 2010. I have had experience working in all rooms and find working with children very rewarding.
I am now full time and work in the Pre School 2 Room.
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Nichola V
Early Years Educator

I am Nichola. I have worked for Busy Bees since November 2005. Since having my son I have been doing cover staff.
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Stacy
Early Years Educator

I am Stacy. I started working for Busy Bees in January 2014 as a relief member of staff working as and when required by the nursery. I have my NVQ Level 2 in child care.
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Aishah
Qualified Early Years Educator

I am Aishah. I have worked for Busy Bees in London since February 2007. I moved to Nottingham in May 2014 and started working for Busy Bees at Nottingham University. I am term time only and work in the Baby One room. I have achieved my Level 1,2 and 3 qualification in Childcare and have worked with all ages from 0-4 years.
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Clare
Early Years Educator

I am Clare. I started working for Busy Bees in September 2014. I am Level 2 qualified and have worked in 2 previous childcare settings. I am full time based in our Baby 2 Room.
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Rebecca B
Early Years Educator

I am Rebecca. I started working for Busy Bees in February 2015. I have my level 2 in childcare and work as and when needed by the nursery as relief staff. I am currently working towards my NVQ level 3.
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Kathryn L
Qualified Early Years Educator

Hello I'm Kathryn. I work in the Baby 2. I am level three qualified in Childcare. At work I enjoy singing and dancing with the children, playing outdoors and doing lots of messy and creative activities. My daughter is currently in the Pre School 1 room at Busy Bees and she loves it.
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Helen
Qualified Early Years Educator

Hello my name is Helen and I am qualified to level six I have worked with all different age groups of children and have been in the childcare sector for over ten years. I have worked in many different countries including Australia, Italy, Greece. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, skiing and reading a good book. I have now taken on the role as Child Care Rep within the nursery.
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Sonya
Qualified Early Years Educator

Hello my name is Sonya, I have my Level 3 Early Years qualification. I have been qualified for a number of years. I have two of my own children. A six year old and eight month old who comes to Busy Bees. I enjoy reading books with the children and getting creative and very messy and exploring outside.
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Kathryn H
Qualified Early Years Educator

Kathryn Helm has joined Busy Bees in June 2018. She enjoys working with all ages of children and has spent a lot of time with Pre-school. She likes the challenging activities for children and loves to talk about their achievements.
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Nicola W
Qualified Early Years Educator

Nicola Wharton is level 3 Qualified Early Years practitioner. I have been working for Busy Bees for 6 years and has just joined the team here at Nottingham University in August 2018. She enjoys her time with the children playing and having fun.
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Jade M
Early Years Educator

Jade works here as a relief member of staff. She has her level 2 in child care and likes to work with any age group.
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Aqsa
Qualified Early Years Educator

I have worked for Busy Bees since March 2019. I previously worked in a nursery in the local area and enjoyed working with the Pre School aged children. I am level 3 qualified. I enjoy story times and singing with the children.