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Leanne Mitchell

Nursery Manager

Hello, my name is Leanne.

From the moment I joined Busy Bees in 2007 as a member of the cover team while completing my Level 3 qualification at college, I knew that this was the company for me, and to this day I can honestly say I am still enjoying and cherishing my role as much now as I did back then when I first joined 10 years ago. Since then, I have completed my Level 3 and 5 in Management and have a wealth of training courses under my belt that I like to put into practice.

I am hardworking and passionate about childcare and have the patience and enthusiasm needed to allow me to support and teach the staff in the nursery to build a positive and motivated atmosphere for themselves, parents and the children so that their individual needs are met and that they are making the best possible progress while at nursery and most importantly making their time here with us fun!

I am looking forward to meeting and welcoming you to our warm, friendly and unique Nursery and discussing your individual requirements.

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Katie
Assistant Manager

Hi I'm Katie and i joined the team here at Shenley in September 2017. I have worked previously at another Busy Bees and was promoted to my new role as Assistant manager. I have a passion for childcare and making sure that everyday they go home happy and full of stories of their time here! I split my time between being based in the rooms and work in the office to support our Manager Leanne in ensuring the nursery is running to the highest standard.
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Theresa (Terri)
Financial Administrator

Terri has been with Busy Bees for the last 10 years. She started at Mardley Hill as the Financial Administrator, has travelled to different nurseries within the group supporting and training admins and is now permanently situated at Shenley as the Financial Administrator.
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Ellen
Senior Room Manager

Hi I'm Ellen, I am the Senior Room Manager of the Baby Room and 3rd in charge of the nursery and have been here for 17 years! I absolutely love my role in the baby room and enjoy making sure the babies have fun exploring the world around them!
I am Level 3 qualified and am currently completing my L3 management qualification. I am also a qualified Paediatric Nurse having worked previously at Great Ormond Street Hospital and am the training mentor and Senco for the nursery.
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Mersey
Senior Room Manager

Hi, I'm Mersey and i am the Senior Room Manager for the Toddler room with Bria, Shannon, Staci and Tracey and 3rd in charge of the nursery!
I love exploring the outdoor area with the children and planning exciting activities for them to engage in while they're at nursery.
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Julie
Teacher

My name is Julie Phipps. I have worked as a Teacher at Busy Bees for nearly 3 years, having qualified as a Teacher in 2011. I have 3 children, all over 17. I love that every day in Teaching is different and enjoy finding new ways to excite the children into learning! I strive to provide resources and Teaching that will engage and enthuse the children and to build good relationships with parents and carers by involving them in their children’s learning, development and next steps.
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Maria
Chef

I am the head chef and have been with busy bees since 2002, I have always worked at Shenley, although its hard work it is a pleasure to be part of the children's development in there growing years. I enjoy seeing the children learn new things through eating healthy and gaining valuable knowledge as from where the food comes from, I get lots of good comments from the children saying it is lovely food
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Tracey
Early Years Educator

Hi my name is Tracey and work in the Toddler room with Mersey, Bria, Shannon and Staci. I started at Shenley in 2010.
My favourite part of my job is finding new and exciting things for children to learn about. I love working here at Shenley Busy Bees, watching the children develop and grow is very rewarding!
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Valeria
Early Years Educator

Part of the Preschool team, I started working at the nursery in September 2014. I have a NVQ2 & 3 in childcare.I really enjoy being part of the children's development and supporting their individual requirements.I am also fluent speaking Russian and Hebrew and love to be part of the team and the nursery.
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Andreea
Early Years Educator

I'm Andreea and I am the Room Manager for the Tots room.
I love spending time with the children at such a young age, nurturing their needs and making sure they are developing as they should.
I am currently completing my Level 3 through Busy Bees and am incredibly excited to become a QEYE when i finish.
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Monique
Early Years Educator

Hello there, My name is Monique and i work in the baby department. I like being with the children and making sure they are learning and having fun and helping them any way I can!
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Fallon
Early Years Educator

Hello I'm Fallon and I work in all rooms because I am part of the Cover Team at Shenley. I like helping the children explore the world around them by planning interesting activities that will engage and inspire them!
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Staci
Early Years Educator

Hi I'm Staci and i work in the Toddler room. I work term time and enjoy getting creative with the children and letting them explore their imaginations through play!
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Carly
Early Years Educator

Hi, I'm Carly and I work in the Baby room with Ellen, H and Monique. I love supporting the babies in the most important first year of their life, planning activities and engaging their brain. I am currently completing my Level 3 within the company in hopes of progressing my career!
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Bria
Early Years Educator

Bria has worked for Busy Bees for many years and is still as passionate about her job today as she was back then. She loves to think of creative activities for the children to explore and imagine each day. Bria works in our Toddler room alongside Mersey, Shannon, Hager and Tracey
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Shannon
Qualified Early Years Educator

Shannon is a Level 3 qualified Educator who is always keen to push herself into providing the best possible childcare. She works in the Toddler Room preparing the children for that all important leap into Preschool and loves helping them learn, develop and grow.
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Ryan
Room Team

Ryan is our Monkeynastix coach that visit's the nursery on a Thursday Morning each week. Ryan plans lots of exciting activities for the children aged 18months and up, which aids their physical development as well as many other areas of the EYFS. The children have the ability to do gymnastics, dance, trampolining, relays and much more!