Meet the team
My name is Lisa Stevens and I am the Nursery Manager at Stevenage Great Ashby Nursery since January 2013, previously I was Manager at Busy Bees Welwyn Garden City for nine years and have in total 27 years of childcare experience.
I have a range of qualifications and experience from completing my NNEB in 1992, NVQ level 3 in 1998, Assessor and Internal verifier award to more recently Certificate in Leadership and Management.
Over the past few years I have attended many courses and training to ensure my knowledge is current within the childcare industry, including Level 3 cert in food management, safeguarding designated person, paediatric first aid and EYFS courses.
The current staff team have a long service history ranging from 2-10 years inclusive and are a stable experienced team, we take pride in our low staff turnover and consistent key person approach to caring for every child’s individual needs.
I find being part of children’s growth and development both rewarding and satisfying, I get the best of both worlds being office based my job entails working closely with parent’s but there is opportunity during the day to spend time in the rooms joining in the children’s activities.
I currently work Monday - Friday, both of my children have attended the nursery since 8 months of age until they both left for Reception.
Assistant Centre Director
I am Sarah, I have been the Assistant Manager since November 2010 and Manager on a Monday since Jan 2013. I have previous experience of twenty years of working in childcare settings. My qualifications are NNEB, first aid at work, paediatric first aid and I am the Health & Safety coordinator for the nursery. I am passionate and dedicated and strive to provide an outstanding childcare service.
My name is Robbie and I am the Head Chef, I have worked here since April 2018 and hold a level 2 food hygiene certificate. The kitchen was awarded five star rating from our last EHO inspection and I pride myself on providing freshly prepared healthy nutritious meals on a daily basis. I am passionate about producing foods that children enjoy and seeing lots of clean plates and work alongside Michael.
Qualified Early Years Educator
My name is Carrie and I am based in Buzz room alongside Sian, Isla, Peter & Lydia. I hold a level 2 qualification and started working for Busy Bees Great Ashby in March 2013, I am a qualified first aider.
Bombo 1 room is for children aged 3mths to 15mths and holds a maximum of 12 children, the ratio is 1:3 and the key person staff are; Danielle-Team Leader, Janie - Qualified Early Years Educator, Serena - Qualified Early Years Educator & Ashley - Early Years Educator
Bombo 2 room is for children aged 18mths to 24mths and holds a maximum of 12 children, the ratio is 1:3 and the key person staff are; Melanie Early Years Educator Sadie -Qualified Early Years Educator, Natalie-Qualified Early Years Educator & Tania Qualified Early Years Educator
Butterflies room is for children aged 3-5 years and holds a maximum of 40 children, the ratio is 1:8 and the key person staff are; Sian - Team Leader, Lydia, Qualified Early Years Educator, Isla Early Years Educator & Peter- Qualified Early Years Educator
Bumble 2 room is for children aged 2-3 years and holds a maximum of 16 children, the ratio is 1:4 and the key person staff are; Lynsey team Leader, Laura Qualified Early Years Educator & Harriet Qualified Early Years Educator
Bumble 1 room is for children aged 2-3 years and holds a maximum of 16 children, the ratio is 1:4 and the key person staff are; Oana team Leader, Seren Qualified Early Years Educator & Toni Qualified Early Years Educator.