40 Years of Busy Bees

Busy Bees at Ashton House

Meet the Team

Claire McGowan and Sarah Welburn - Centre Director

Claire McGowan and Sarah Welburn

Centre Director

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

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 Centre Director for the under 3's.

My name is Sarah Welburn. I have worked for Busy Bees since 2009. I am the Centre Director 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 my level 5 Management. I have a wide range of knowledge and experience working in the Early Years sector.



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