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Sharon Mackenzie

Nursery Manager

Hello! My name is Mrs Sharon Mackenzie. I am a qualified Nursery Practitioner and have worked for Busy Bees since 1997. I absolutely love my job and honestly look forward to starting every day. I have been at Tibbi Tots since 2004 but have also worked at Busy Bees settings in Liverpool and Salford. Both of my previous settings were purpose built nurseries. Tibbi Tots is a converted house, which, with all it's nooks and crannies, took a little while to adjust to... However, I quickly realised it gives the feeling that I have always wished to convey-that we want to be a true "home from home" for you and your children and that your child will feel loved and cherished in our care. We also work so hard to ensure every child achieves the very best they can, that they enjoy every day here and that they leave us "school ready". 

I have a strong belief that our staff team are what makes our Nursery so fantastic-I am lucky to not only look after wonderful children every day but also work with a fabulous, committed and highly motivated staff team. I ensure we continuously develop our staff team through formal long- and short- course training, coaching and mentoring evaluated from observation of practise and through team and full staff meetings. I know my team go the extra mile in so many ways to ensure children and parents are happy and well looked after. I think acknowledgement of their efforts is essential and always try to notice everything and praise them for a job well done.

In recent times, the framework and standards under which we work to have changed and improved. It is vital we all continuously develop our teaching methods and knowledge of legislation and standards. At Busy Bees, we have a superb network of support, stemming from our National Support Centre-there are a host of departments there to keep us informed and help us implement any changes very promptly. As the Manager of this large and busy setting, the NSC is a huge support and enables me to have more time to spend with the staff and children and monitor teaching and learning throughout the setting.

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Katy Sumner
Assistant Manager

Katy has worked at Tibbi Tots since 1998. She is a committed Assistant Manager who is also the settings' Safeguarding Children Officer. Katy is also the Room Manager in Snowflakes 1, our 2-3 year old room. Katy leads the provision for our two year old children and nurtures their growth and development. She works alongside the Manager to ensure all staff are suitably checked under DBS and referenced effectively. Katy is a fantastic role model who inspires our team to be the very best every day.
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Deb Clayton
Financial Administrator

Deb has been at Tibbi Tots since 2000, though the job she took on now looks very different today! She has very successfully grown with the job though! She now organises all invoicing, 2 year old funding, Free Entitlement (3 & 4 year old funding) as well as all administration for student users, HMRC enquiries and new starters at the setting. Deb also manages to put her other skills to excellent use, helping with random jobs such as stitching tablecloths and supplying good ideas for Open Days!!
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Leanne Fell
Senior Room Manager

Leanne is a long serving member of staff, having been at Tibbi Tots since 2002. Leanne is the Room Manager for Little Raindrops, our baby room. She has a group of Key children for whom she plans and cares. She is also our settings' Health and Safety Co-ordinator. Leanne is responsible, along with the Manager in ensuring the health and safety of all users of the setting, including risk assessment and safe working practice. She receives regular training and support from Busy Bees.
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David Sinclair
Senior Room Manager

David is one of our Senior Room Managers and has worked at Tibbi Tots since May 2010. He came to us as a qualified member of staff and has been promoted internally in 2014. David is an extremely popular member of our team, possessing a friendly and caring nature. He plans for his own key group of children as well as ensuring his team are working hard to plan and evaluate activities for their key children. David also has some extra Office duties which he completes promptly and efficiently.
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Olivia Norris
Room Manager

Olivia works in our Shooting Stars (Pre-School) room as a Room Manager. She has worked at Tibbi Tots since July 2014, she was promoted in February 2018 and works hard to care and plan activities for her key group of children, as well as plan improvements within the room. Olivia has a warm and friendly nature, always with a smile on her face!!
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Ashleigh Ormerod
Room Manager

Ashleigh has worked at Tibbi Tots October 2009 and has worked predominantly with the toddler age group. She has been promoted to Room Manager in 2015 in our Rainbow Room. Ashleigh leads her team by being an excellent role model and with calm mentoring.
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Jenny Harwood
Early Years Professional

Jenny has a degree in Childhood Studies and a wealth of experience and knowledge surrounding children's development. Jenny is also our Secondary SENCO at Nursery and supports lots of children in their learning and development alongside the Key person. Jenny currently works in the Starlights room.
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Roxanne Church
Teacher

Roxanne is a fully qualified Teacher and is based in our Pre-school room, Shooting Stars. She joined us in October 2015 and is getting embedded with all our policies, procedures and planning systems. Roxanne also brings experience as a mum to her role, essential in understanding the busy lives our parents have. Roxanne is a keen learner and will continue her professional development by engaging with the many training opportunities she will receive!
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Craig Pendleton
Chef

Craig is our much valued Chef, who has been with us since 2005. Craig is committed to the children at the setting, providing fresh, home-cooked meals and snacks, using local suppliers, whose quality has been checked and is monitored regularly. Craig provides hot lunch and tea everyday with a good variety of tastes and influences, ensuring the children receive the right amounts of nutritional content, regardless of whether they attend one day or a full week.
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Phil Taylor
Chef

Phil joined Tibbi Tots in March 2014, she supports Craig in the Kitchen preparing fresh and nutritious meals and snacks everyday! Phil has her Level 2 Food Hygiene certificate as well as a wealth of experience in various catering environments. She even finds the time to do extra preparation to support the staff in their baking activities, vital to the team ethic and in the smooth running of these activities!
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Emma Norbury
Qualified Early Years Educator

Emma joined our Nursery in May 2013. She has had experience of working in other nursery settings and is a qualified member of our team. She works with our Snowflakes children, planning and evaluating activities for our 2 year olds. Emma is very popular with our quieter children as she has a similar character. Emma is always smiling and the children love her company!
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Emma Boston
Qualified Early Years Educator

Emma has worked with us since March 2009, progressing with Busy Bees Training from an unqualified member to a fully qualified Level 3 Early Years Educator. Emma is a positive and upbeat member of staff who goes above and beyond her role, like all our team! She plans really exciting activities for all the children and especially loves celebrating really obscure festivals!
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Rebecca Halliday
Qualified Early Years Educator

Rebecca is a qualified member of staff and joined us in November 2014 as a cover member of staff. She soon progressed onto a permanent position in our Sunshines room. Rebecca is a good team player, is always keen to ensure the children are well cared for and plans interesting activities both indoors and outdoors.
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Alainnah Atkinson
Early Years Educator

Alainnah joined us as cover staff and has progressed through to a full time permanent position. She currently works with our 2-3 year old group in Snowflakes. Alainnah has gained her Level 2 qualification in childcare and is now progressing through her Level 3. Alainnah loves planning exciting activities for her children especially around expressive arts!
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Sharon Sanders
Early Years Educator

Sharon is another of our longest serving team members, joining us in June 2005. Sharon brings a wealth of experience as a mum and as a member of our busy team for all this time! Sharon has worked mostly within our Pre-school room, her current base, but she has worked for a long period within our Toddler group, Sunshines. She always has a cheerful outlook on life and a great sense of humour, an essential character trait and a great quality!
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Sharon Cook
Early Years Educator

Sharon is another of our valued members of cover staff. Sharon has worked at Tibbi Tots since 2006 and has had experience in all rooms but Sharon's usual age group is the toddlers. Sharon is an experienced mum who can apply this knowledge to all areas of Nursery life.
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Penny Hobson
Early Years Educator

Penny has been at Tibbi Tots since 2007 and covers some of our lunch breaks in the Starlights room. Penny applies her excellent dressmaking skills to making lots of beautiful items for the Nursery such as aprons, hats, a den and a Christmas stocking. Penny is also responsible for the wonderful graduation gowns our children wear every summer. She does this in her free time, all to help us at Tibbi Tots!
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Allison Stevenson
Early Years Educator

Allison joined us in 2015, and has slotted straight into her cover staff role perfectly! She is an extremely upbeat person, always such a positive influence! Allison has worked in all the rooms and enjoys all the age groups!
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Georgia Velasco
Qualified Early Years Educator

Georgia started with us as a member of our cover staff team and has worked with us since 2012. Georgia is a qualified member of our team and especially enjoys the Under 2's age groups. Georgia progressed to being a permanent member of staff and currently works in the Snowflakes room. Georgia is a really smiley person and a lovely ray of sunshine around our Nursery!