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Kirsty Coll

Nursery Manager

My name is Kirsty Coll and I am the nursery manager here at Sittingbourne.

I have worked in childcare for 18 years, where I have worked in a number of different settings as well as becoming a qualified tutor in supporting nursery practitioners to gain their qualifications in Early Years. I previously worked as the manager of our Lewisham nursery until September 2015, and returned to Sittingbourne in April 2018.  I have completed my Diploma in Nursery Nursing, and I have also completed an Early Years Degree at Kingston University.

I also have 2 children of my own, my eldest child has attended Busy Bees and now my youngest child is at the nursery also.

I thoroughly enjoy working alongside my team and to develop the best possible relationship with my parents and family’s. All my staff are fully aware of the Early Years Foundation Stage framework and strive to ensure that the framework is underpinned within the nursery.

As a nursery manager I have always strived to provide the highest quality childcare, and I believe that each child is unique to us, and here at Sittingbourne we ensure every child is treated as an individual my team aim to provide unique experiences based upon the children’s interests.

 
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Lorna Goodchild
Financial Administrator

Hello my name is Lorna, I have worked at the nursery since 2006, working my way up from Nursery Nurse to running the under 2's unit and Assistant Manager up until 2013 and covering the Managers maternity leave as Acting Manager. I have worked in the Childcare Sector for over 20 years and have a wealth of experience working with children and having three children of my own. I live locally in Sittingbourne with my family.
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Claire Lingham
Chef

My Name is Claire, I am qualified in Level 2
Childcare, I started as a relief member of staff at the beginning of 2015 , i have recently taken on the role of Kitchen Assistant. I have 4 children of my own.
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Emma Vallis
Qualified Early Years Educator

My name is Emma. I am qualified in Level 3 Cache Diploma,and have been qualified since 2011.
I have worked at Busy Bees in Sittingbourne since February 2012, and have worked in all the rooms, becoming a key person in 2-3s Room then onto Pre-School to become a key person in there, alongside Karen, Carole and Lisa. I am also the Nursery SENCO. In my spare time, I enjoy Photography, socialising with friends and spending time with my family.
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Charmaine Ward
Qualified Early Years Educator

I have a Level 3 in Early Childhood Studies. I have been at Busy Bees Sittingbourne since February 2016, and I work in all the rooms. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and socialising with friends.
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Rebecca Knight
Qualified Early Years Educator

I have a Level 3 in Childcare and Education, I am currently working as a key person in 2-3's Room, and have been here since May 2016. Outside of work, I enjoy Art and Music, and spending time with my two daughters and my family and friends.
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Amber Gainford
Early Years Educator

My name is Amber. I am qualified in Level 3 Cache Diploma. I am paediatric first aid trained and I have worked at Busy Bees in Sittingbourne since March 2016. I am a key person in baby room and in my spare time, I enjoy socialising with friends and spending time with my family.
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Sarah Skye
Qualified Early Years Educator

Hello my name is Sarah and I am qualified in Level 3 Cache Diploma and have worked at Busy Bees Sittingbourne since October 2017. I have worked in childcare since 2010 and enjoy working with all ages watching them learn and grow. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with friends and family and supporting voluntary organisations.
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Amanda Jacobs
Qualified Early Years Educator

Hello my name is Amanda and I have worked in the childcare sector for over 12yrs. I currently hold a level 4 NVQ childcare qualification and am a key person in Preschool room. I have a daughter who attended the nursery but is now at Infants school.
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Jessica Martin
Qualified Early Years Educator

My name is Jessica (Jess) and I have been working at South Avenue Day Nursery for 10 years and I am Level 3 qualified. My Daughter Georgia attended the nursery and is now at school, my son Harrison attends nursery and is in Baby room. In my spare time i enjoy shopping, spending time with my family and meeting up with friends.
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Carole Baldock
Early Years Educator

My name is Carole. I have worked in the same company as a nursery nurse for fifteen years. I have a Pre-School Learning Alliance Diploma in Pre School Practice. I am currently a key person in Pre School room, alongside Karen, Emma and Lisa. I live in Sittingbourne and have two adult Daughters, and one Grandson.
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Tiffany Ozan
Early Years Educator

My name is Tiffany. I am a Key Worker in Pre School, and I currently hold a NVQ 2 in Childcare. I started working for Busy Bees in Sittingbourne in July 2016 and am currently working towards my Level 3 in Childcare. I enjoy reading, spending time with my family and socialising with friends.
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Natash Petch
Early Years Educator

My name is Natash. I am an Apprentice at Sittingbourne, and am currently studying for my Level 2 NVQ in Childcare. I became an apprentice in August 2015. I enjoy socialising with friends, singing and spending time with my family and pets.