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Fiona

Nursery Manager

Hello! My name is Fiona. I am a qualified Nursery Practitioner and have worked for Busy Bees since 1997. I have been qualified for 20 years and hold NNEB. I have also completed my NVQ 4 in Early Years Care And Education Management.

I started as a nursery nurse and I have worked my way to being the nursery manager here.

I absolutely love my job and honestly look forward to starting every day. St Davids is a purpose built nursery, with 9 separate rooms. We 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.

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.

I have a child, who attended the nursery when she was younger. So I am aware of how important it is as a working parent to find the right nursery for your child, one which will provide quality childcare for you, offering flexibility in its approach to meet your needs as well as providing positive environments and experiences for the children attending the nursery.

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Toni Davies
Assistant Manager

Toni started in 2007 and has worked up to assistant manager.Herself and kelly share the position working closely to ensure the smooth running of their role. Toni is NNEB trained and has her NVQ level 4 .She is our SENCO co-ordinator and childcare representative, she shares her knowledge to support the staff, parents and children. Toni has over 20 years of experience mainly working with the foundation phase where she supports in providing helping them implement new ideas and good practice.
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Kelly Tapscott
Assistant Manager

Kelly has worked at Busy Bees since 2017. She is Joint Assistant Manager with Toni with whom she works closely with to ensure the smooth running of their role. Kelly is passionate about working with children and holds a BSE degree in early years, she has 16 years of experience mainly with the under 2's where she supports the staff in providing fun and exciting learning opportunities for the children to grow and develop. Kelly is also the settings Health & Safety co-ordinator.
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Jackie Price
Financial Administrator

Jackie has been at Busy Bees since 2001, 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, Early entitlement & Childcare offer, HMRC enquiries and new starters at the setting. Jackie also manages to put her other skills to excellent use, helping with random jobs such as crafts, cards and supplying good ideas for Open Days!!
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Charlotte Willoughby
Room Manager

Charlotte has been working with us since 2004 and is currently working in Snowflakes as Room Manager and holds a level 3 qualification. Charlotte supports her team and ensures they provide stimulating and challenging activities alongside the planning to embed and stretch children's learning at this vital stage of their development.
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Lynda Jenkins
Room Manager

Lynda has worked with us since 2006 she is level 3 qualified and is currently Room Manager in our Rainbows Room.
Lynda enjoys carrying out art and craft activities with the children, giving them many different sensory experiences to explore. she also loves to bake with the children introducing them to lots of new tastes.
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Claire Jones
Room Manager

Claire has worked in the nursery Since 2003 and is level 3 qualified. Claire is Room Manager in Shooting Stars our Early Entitlement room. She has a bright and bubbly character and she brings a lot of excitement into the rooms. She enjoys providing messy play activities and with her many creative skills she introduces fun and imaginative craft and play opportunities for the children .
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Jessica Shore
Room Manager

Jess started work at Busy Bees in September 2018 as room Manager of Shooting Stars. She has a level 3 childcare qualification and has lots of experience and knowledge of Early Entitlement. Jess is an enthusiastic, and dedicated to sharing her knowledge and experience with the team, working together to provide a fun and fresh learning environment for the children to learn and progress within.
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Karen Jones
Chef

Karen is our Head Chef, who has been with us since 2007.She is committed to the children at the setting, providing fresh, home-cooked meals and snacks. Karen and her team provide lunch and tea everyday with a good variety of tastes and influences, ensuring the children receive the right balance of nutritional content, regardless of whether they attend one day or a full week.
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Mary Rees-Williams
Qualified Early Years Educator

Mary is our longest serving member of staff, and has worked for Busy Bees since 1991. Mary has her NNEB in Child Care and Education. Mary is based in all areas of the nursery where she helps and supports the teams and carries out fun and enjoyable activities with the children.
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Gemma Wood
Qualified Early Years Educator

Gemma began her training with us and qualified at NVQ Level 3 which resulted in her taking a permanent post in 2003. Gemma has gained experience in all rooms and in currently based within our Snowflakes room. She enjoys reading stories to the children, making them fun and exciting to listen to. she is also very creative and provides some wonderful activities which link to the seven areas of learning and support the children in their development.
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Sandra Egerton
Qualified Early Years Educator

Sandra has worked for Busy Bees since 2003 and has her NVQ level 3. She works within our Moonbeams room where she enjoys providing the children with music and sound making activities. She also loves to play outdoors with the children supporting the children with their knowledge and understanding of the world.
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Rebecca Ward
Qualified Early Years Educator

Beckie has worked with us since 2004,She works in our Snowflakes room and has an NVQ level 3 qualification in childcare. She enjoys participating in messy play activities providing different sensory activities for them to explore and investigate and throughout the day she supports and guides the children with their learning and development.
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Stacey Roberts
Qualified Early Years Educator

Stacey has worked at Busy Bees since September 2006, she has a level 3 in childcare and currently works in Snowflakes as Assistant Room Manager. Stacey has lots of experience working with all age groups which enables her to have a good understanding of child development. She supports her team and ensures the smooth running of the room in the absence of the room manager.
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Rebecca Peers
Qualified Early Years Educator

Bekii has worked with us since 2010. she works in our Raindrops room and has a level 3 in childcare qualification.
Bekii is a bubbly member of staff who can always be heard laughing! She loves providing art, craft and messy play activities which are fun and exciting for the children which help and support the children with there learning and development.
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Brenda Dixon
Qualified Early Years Educator

Brenda started with us in 2010 and she has now achieved her level 3. Brenda is one of our cover members of staff now, having previously been based in moonbeams for many years. She is an enthusiastic and bubbly member of staff who enjoys providing the children with new and interesting craft and messy play activities, she also loves the outdoors which she encourages the children to explore.
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Linda Letley
Qualified Early Years Educator

Linda has been with the company since 2008. Linda has a qualification NVQ Level 3 in Child Care. Linda is a cover member of staff and has experiences within all age groups. She is very kind and caring and loves to carry out the craft activities with children in all rooms.
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Anna Pullen
Qualified Early Years Educator

Anna has worked in Busy Bees since 2007 she has played an active role within the nursery setting she is currently part of Moonbeams Team. Anna enjoys reading and singing with the children and many children seek comfort from Anna's soft nature.
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Dawn Ellis
Assistant Chef

Dawn started working with us in 2015, working alongside our Head Chef. She provides healthy and nutritional food for all children and provides alternative meal options for children with special dietry requirements.
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Emma Watkins
Qualified Early Years Educator

Emma has recently joined our team in May 2016. She is cover staff and works in all rooms. Emma enjoys construction play and helps the children to further their development through play.
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Ashleigh Perks
Qualified Early Years Educator

Ashleigh joined our team in January 2015 after graduating university. She is Assistant room manager in Sunshine Room where she leads supports and leads her team. Ashleigh loves doing craft and messy play with the children as well as planning for activities that help to progress and develop the children's learning.
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Kirsty Challinor
Qualified Early Years Educator

Kirsty has been with us at Busy Bees since 2017 and works within our Planets room with the older children. she has a level 3 in childcare qualification and is responsible for transporting the children to and from the local schools. Throughout the day Kirsty provides the children with a wide array of stimulating activities which not only reflect their individual development but enable the children to get school ready.
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Alison Davies
Qualified Early Years Educator

Alison is one of our Cover staff who helps and supports in all of the nursery rooms, she holds a level 3 qualification in childcare and has worked at Busy Bees for many years. Alison works well with all age groups and is adaptable to the children's needs. she works with the teams and carries out planning and development.
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Hannah Walters
Qualified Early Years Educator

Hannah has been with us since July 2018, she is based in our Sunshines room and holds a level 3 childcare qualification. Hannah is a quietly spoken and gentle member of staff who works with her team to provide a calming and stimulating environment in which the older babies can learn and develop. She loves providing them with a wide array of activities especially singing and sensory play.
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Danielle Langley
Qualified Early Years Educator

Danielle started with us in May 2018, she has a level 5 qualification in childcare and is working within our Planets room. She has a vast knowledge of child development and works closely with the team to provide challenging and stimulating activities to enhance their learning. Danielle is very bubbly and makes the day fun and exciting for everyone!
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Donna Gunther
Qualified Early Years Educator

Donna has been with us at Busy Bees since May 2017. She has a level 3 childcare qualification and also holds a level 4 certificate in Makaton. She works within our Shooting Stars room which follows the Early Years foundation phase in line with Early Entitlement. Donna enjoys outdoor play and had helped to develop the garden area so that Continuous provision is reflected and allows for free flow access.
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Erica Griffiths
Qualified Early Years Educator

Erica has been with us at Busy bees since May 2017 and I have a level 3 qualification. She works in our Sunshines room alongside the team providing fun and exciting activities for the children both inside and outside where they can experience all aspects of play to enhance their development.
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Karen Hassall
Qualified Early Years Educator

Karen started work at Busy Bees in January 2018 and she works within our Moonbeams room working closely with the team to provide fun and exciting activities for the children. She has a level 5 qualification in childcare and is also Makaton trained enabling her to offer the children different ways to communicate and learn. She enjoys the outdoor where she loves play with the children in the mud kitchen, exploring and investigating as they have lots of fun!
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Claire Millington
Early Years Educator

Claire has worked at Busy Bees since 2016 and holds a level 2 qualification in childcare. She is one of our Cover members of staff working with all age groups supporting the staff in the rooms to provide fun and enjoyable activities for the children.