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Sarah or Claire

Nursery Manager

Sarah Welburn and Claire McGowan both share the Managerial role at Preston Ashton House.

My name is Sarah Welburn. I have worked for Busy Bees since 2009. I am the Floor Manager for the upper floor classrooms, this is a very fulfilling role which I thoroughly enjoy. I am based half in the office and half in the classrooms. I have a Foundation degree in childcare and Early Years and i am currently working towards my level 5 Management. I have a wide range of knowledge and experience working in the Early Years sector.

My name is Claire McGowan I started working a t Busy Bees at Ashton House in 2002, working towards my level 3 qualification in childcare. I became room manager of the baby room in 2006 and in 2008 I became senior area manager of the baby area. I had a little boy in 2009. After my maternity leave I became assistant manager for a year in 2011. I then had a little girl in 2012 I came back to work as a senior room manager in the 2’s area until 2016 when I became the floor manager for the under 3's.

 

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Jen Carr
Financial Administrator

My name is Jen I have worked at nursery since 2008.I have recently become the Financial Administrator after being the Assistant Manager and working in the Pre-School room. I am enjoying this new challenge and role.
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Tasha Helm
Senior Room Manager

My name is Tasha I am the Assistant Floor Manager for the lower floor at Ashton House. I have a B A Hons in Education and Professional Studies and a Level 5 degree in Management.
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Nicola Graham
Room Manager

My name is Nicola Graham I am the Room Manager in Buttercups. I have my qualification in Early Years & Childcare Level 3. I have just returned from maternity leave after having my daughter.
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Abby Ashworth
Room Manager

My name is Abby Ashworth and I am the Room Manager in the Tiggers classroom. I have my Level 3 qualification in Early Years & Childcare. I am currently on Maternity leave.
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Beth Goodier
Room Manager

My name is Beth Goodier and I am the Room Manager in the Poppies classroom. I have a Level 3 in Early Years & Childcare.
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Michael Bilsbrough
Chef

My name is Michael I am the Head Chef at Ashton House, I have been at the nursery since 2017 and I thoroughly enjoy preparing and making nutritional and healthy meals for the children.
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Liz Walshaw
Early Years Educator

Hi my name is Liz and I am the nursery House Keeper I work Monday - Friday and I look after the general cleaning of the nursery.
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Sharon and Stephen
Assistant Chef

Sharon & Stephen are the Assistant Chef's here at Ashton House. Stephen works Monday & Tuesday and Sharon works Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. They assist Michael, our chef to prepare fresh meals and snacks everyday for our children ensuring all our meals are nutritional and healthy.