Busy Bees at The University of Salford

Call Susan on 0161 295 0722

University Of Salford
Statham Street
Salford
M6 6PU

Opening Times

8.00am - 6.00pm, Monday to Friday

Ages Taken

3months - 5years
  • Good Ofsted report December 2014 - Click here to see our report
  • Busy Babies initiative to enhance your babies senses
  • Cooking with Me for all those little chefs in the family
  • Talktime Baskets
  • Shake and Write – dance activity to support the physical skills needed for handwriting – exclusive to Busy Bees 
  • Wake and Shake – exclusive to Busy Bees, a singing and dancing activity to give your child a healthy start to the day 
  • Babble to Chatter – a unique educational enhancement to support communication for children of all ages
  • Talk Time Baskets- Encourage speech and language through various language activities.
  • Large outdoor area, to encourage the children to play and explore
  • High level of qualified staff
  • Ideally located on the A6 within commuting distance of Manchester, Salford, Stockport and Bury 
  • Weekly innovative sessions for the older children with Activate Fun to improve children’s key skills such as throwing, catching, running, jumping, balance and co-ordination
  • 100% green rating 

Why You Will Love Our Nursery

Busy Bees nursery is a large purpose built facility in the grounds of the University of Salford, featuring eight large playrooms, leading from a large central play area.

Here at the nursery we provide a varied menu and cater for various dietary requirements. We have an onsite qualified chef.

We are happy to have retained our 5 star rating from our Environmental Health Inspection 2016.

Busy Bees at Salford University is a large nursery with most of its staff being qualified either to level 3 or above or working towards their level 3 qualification.

We have achieved a green rating through our “We are Clean” audit that is done by Salford City Council, we are very proud to say we got a full 100%. Aswell as 100% in our recent Tooth Health Audit dated August 2015.

This is the third year running we have received this certificate, where the children learn to brush their teeth in nursery and support the children to understand good oral hygiene

 

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Meet the Team

Susan Moloney

Nursery Manager

Hi My name is Susan Moloney and I am the Nursery Manager. I gained my NNEB 3 qualification in 1979 and became a Nursery Manager in 1991.

I joined Busy Bees in January 2001 at the opening of the Salford University Nursery. I also have a supporting role with other Busy Bees nurseries in our region.

At Salford I am the Safeguarding Children Officer, the Behaviour Management Officer and I hold the level 1 BSC in Health & Safety at work, the level 2 Food Standards Certificate plus First Aid at Work.

I’ve had over 30 years experience of working with children of all ages, I am a mother to two grown up children and a grandmother.

 

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Rachael Williams
Assistant Manager

Rachael is the Assistant Manager who started at Busy Bees in March 2014. She has her Level 3 in Childcare and is First Aid at work trained as well as holding a Level 3 food Hygiene certificate. Rachael works within the office and within the rooms with all age groups. Rachael also supports the nursery with all aspects of childcare and is one of the nursery's Marketing coordinators and Safeguarding officers.
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Karen Talbot
Financial Administrator

Karen has worked for Busy Bees since 2004, she has an ECDL Certificate and has attended additional training through Busy Bees. Karen is based in the back office and is always on hand for any help or advice regarding anything to do with finance, invoicing, national education grants etc. Karen works Monday 12-6, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10.15am-6.00pm.
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Kirsty Wignall
Senior Room Manager

Kirsty is a Qualified Early Years Educator and Senior Room Manager. She has worked at Busy Bees since January 2009 and works within the baby room. Kirsty has her own little boy who attends the nursery.
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Joanne Serkis
Senior Room Manager

Jo is a Qualified Early Years Educator and a Senior Room Manager. Jo holds a qualified teacher status certificate and has worked at Busy Bees since April 2014 and is First aid at work trained and is the nursery's Childcare Representative. Jo works in Dragonflies, one of our Preschool rooms.
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Kathryn Johnson
Senior Room Manager

Kat is a Qualified Early Years Educator and Senior Room Manager she has worked at Busy Bees since March 2016. Kat works in Wiseowls, one of our Preschool rooms.
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Paula Meek
Chef

Paula has worked at Busy Bees since September 2015 as our Kitchen Assistant. She has her Level 2 Food Safety in Catering award and supports on a daily basis within the kitchen.
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Darren Midgely
Chef

Darren has worked at Busy Bees since October 2013, he is the Head Chef who works in the kitchen preparing the food for the children. Darren has his Level 3 food safety and Hygiene for supervisors.
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Aimee Stone
Early Years Educator

Aimee is a qualified Early Years Educator who works within our baby room, she has worked at Busy Bees since May 2008. Aimee is also paediatric first aid trained and is one of the nursery's SENCO coordinators.
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Lucy Parker
Early Years Educator

Lucy is a Early Years Educator who has worked at Busy Bees since September 2015. She is Paediatric First Aid trained and works within the Baby room.
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Sara Hackett
Early Years Educator

Sara is a Qualified Early Years Educator who has worked at Busy Bees since August 2015. Sara is Paediatric first aid trained and works within the Baby room. Sara has her own little boy who attends the nursery.
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Emma Oven
Early Years Educator

Emma is a Qualified Early Years Educator who has worked for Busy Bees since November 2002. Emma is one of the nursery's SENCO Coordinators who works in Ladybirds, one of our Toddler rooms. Emma also holds a First aid at work certificate.
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Tracy Beatie
Early Years Educator

Tracy is a Level 2 Early Years Educator who has worked at Busy Bees since March 2010. Tracy works in Ladybirds, one of our Toddler rooms. Tracy has two older children who are at college.
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Laura Wright
Early Years Educator

Laura is a Early Years Educator who has worked for Busy Bees since August 2012. She is Paediatric first aid trained and works in Butterflies, one of our Toddler rooms. Laura also is one of the ECAT champions (Every Child a Talker) within the nursery.
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Tina Sharp
Early Years Educator

Tina is a Qualified Early Years Educator who has worked at Busy Bees since January 2014. Tina is Paediatric first aid trained and works in Butterflies, one of our Toddler rooms. Tina has an older daughter and a grandson who attends the nursery.
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Lusile Knight
Early Years Educator

Lusile is a Qualified Early Years Educator who has worked at Busy Bees since September 2009. Lusile works in Butterflies, one of our Toddler rooms. Lusile is currently working towards her foundation degree in early years and has her own little boy who attends the nursery.
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Candice Dickenson
Early Years Educator

Candice is a Level 2 Early Years Educator who has worked at Busy Bees since February 2016. Candice works in Butterflies, one of our Toddler rooms. Candice is a mum of 2 children who are at school.
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Claire Ashall
Early Years Educator

Claire is a Qualified Early Years Educator who has worked at Busy Bees since October 2015. Claire works in Caterpillars, one of our 2-3 rooms and has 2 of her own children who are both in school.
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Jade Pennington
Early Years Educator

Jade is a Qualified Early Years Educator who has worked at Busy Bees since October 2013. Jade works in the Caterpillars room, one of our 2-3 rooms and is a mum to her own little girl.
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Paula Osbourne
Early Years Educator

Paula is a Qualified Early Years Educator who has worked at Busy Bees since October 2006. Paula is one of the nursery's ECAT Champions (Every a child a talker) and works in the Caterpillars room, one of the 2-3 rooms. Paula has 2 children of her own, one who attends college and one in school.
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Rabia Ajmal
Early Years Educator

Rabia is a Qualified Early Years Educator who has worked at Busy Bees since October 2013. Rabia works in Bumblebees, one of our 2-3 rooms.
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Marie Tattersall
Early Years Educator

Marie is a Qualified Early Years Educator who has worked at Busy Bees since April 2008. Marie works in Bumblebees, one of our 2-3 rooms. Marie also has 2 young children of her own.
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Elizabeth Tangata
Early Years Educator

Elizabeth is a Early Years Educator who has worked at Busy Bees since June 2015. Elizabeth is Paediatric first aid trained and works in Bumblebees, one of our 2-3 rooms.
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Megan Worthington
Early Years Educator

Megan is an Early Years Educator who has worked at Busy Bees since March 2016. Megan works in Bumblebees, one of our 2-3 rooms and has her own little girl who attends the nursery.
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Natasha Dawson
Early Years Educator

Tasha is a Qualified Early Years Educator who has worked at Busy Bees since January 2013. Tasha is First aid at work and Paediatric first aid trained. She is also one of the nursery's Marketing Coordinators. Tasha works in Dragonflies, one of our Preschool rooms.
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Eleanor Bolton
Early Years Educator

Eleanor is a Qualified Early Years Educator who has worked at Busy Bees since September 2015. Eleanor is Paediatric first aid trained and works in Wiseowls, one of our Preschool rooms. Eleanor also has a BA honours in early years childhood studies.
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Mehvish Ahmed
Early Years Educator

Mehvish is a Qualified Early Years Educator who has worked at Busy Bees since Sept 2010. Mehvish works as cover staff and covers in all rooms when extra support is needed. Mehvish is currently working towards her level 6 qualification in Childcare.

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Parent Representatives for Busy Bees at The University of Salford


All Parents are encouraged to attend our meetings

We are currently looking for some parents to support us with our parent groups, if you are interested please speak to your child's key person or the office.
"If you would like to become one of our Parent Representatives please do not hesitate to let us know."

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