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Deborah

Nursery Manager

My name is Deborah and I am the Nursery Manager at  Busy Bees Nursery in Doxford Park Sunderland. I qualified as a level three nursery nurse in 1993 and have worked in private nurseries for over 20 years. I previously worked at Just Learning Nursery Fulwell from April 2000 and began my journey at Doxford Park in May 2006, helping to open and recruit staff at this superb purpose built nursery. I have day to day responsibility of overseeing the nursery and making sure we create the best possible environment for staff, parents and most importantly the children. Making sure they have the best learning opportunities, have the freedom to explore and feel valued in a warm caring environment. I am always here to offer advice and support and being a mother myself I know the importance of good quality childcare. In my spare time I love spending time with my three boys, who are a bundle of energy! and spending time with my family and friends. My aim has always been to offer the level of care and education to the highest possible standard, whilst working together in partnership with parents. 

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Dianne
Assistant Manager

My journey started with Busy Bees in 2001 after I completed my Diploma in Nursery Nursing and started working at Sunderland Fulwell, where I have worked up the ladder to develop my career and had the great opportunity to transfer over to Sunderland Doxford as Deputy Manager and help open the Nursery in 2006. Whilst at work, I support staff and children in all the individual room. At home I enjoy spending time with my two sons Owen and Kerim, going out and exploring.
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Lisa W
Senior Room Manager

Hello, I have worked at the Nursery since June 2008 as a Nursery Nurse, then was promoted to Third in Charge and Health and Safety co-ordinator in 2015. I work full time in Bombo 2. My qualifications include: NVQ Level 2 and 3 in Childcare and Education, First Aid at Work, Early Years First Aid and all in-house training (allergies, behaviour management).
I live with my partner David and my little girl Ruby, who I love spending time with.
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Lisa B
Room Manager

Hello, I am a Supervisory Nursery Nurse, Childcare Rep and the Nursery Senco (Special Educational Needs Coordinator), my journey started in November 2007 and I work full time in the Buzz room.
I qualified as a Nursery Nurse in 2002 and have previously worked at Busy Bees Nursery Fulwell for 4 years before leaving to be a nanny for 1 year.
On a weekend I enjoy spending time with my niece, my partner Gavin and family.
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Emma
Room Manager

My journey started as a Nursery Nurse in August 2008, then was promoted to Supervisory Nursery Nurse in 2010 and work full time in Bumble room.
Within my role as Supervisory Nursery Nurse, I am the Nurseries Behaviour Management Coordinator.
I enjoy socialising with friends, shopping, music, going to the cinema and the gym in my spare time.
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Fiona
Room Manager

Hello, My journey started in March 2011, after transferring from Busy Bees Nursery Fulwell for a new challenge. I work as the Supervisory Nursery Nurse in the Bombo 1. My qualifications include: BTec National Early Years, First Aid at Work, Early Years First Aid, food hygiene and yearly in-house training (safe guarding, allergies, behaviour management.)
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Natalie
Room Manager

Hello,I am a full time staff member in Bombo 3 and have worked at the Nursery since April 2009. My qualifications include: Level 3 Btec National Diploma in Children's care, learning and development.
In February '16, I became Supervisory Nursery Nurse and training coordinator in the Nursery
Since I was young I have known that I wanted to work with children and enjoy I watching them grow and develop every day.
In my own time I enjoy shopping and spending time with friends and family.
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Sue
Chef

Hi my journey started at Sunderland Doxford in February 2008, where I started out as nursery domestic. Since gaining my kitchen qualifications I'm now working full time as the Nursery Cook. Whilst working here I have gained my NCFE Level 2 NVQ in Cleaning and Support Services in March 2010, also my Level 3 Supervising Food Safety in March 2013.
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Charlotte V
Qualified Early Years Educator

Hello, I have worked as a Nursery Nurse for over 10 years and joined the team at Doxford Park in February 2012. I am a full time staff member in Bombo 3.
My qualifications include; Level 3 CACHE Diploma in Childcare and Education, Early Years First Aid and attend all yearly in-house training (allergies, safe guarding, behaviour management.)
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Jessica
Qualified Early Years Educator

Hello, My journey at Sunderland Doxford started in September 2011.
I achieved my Level 3 NVQ in Children's Care, Learning and Development through the Springboard trust in 2010 and work part time.
I hold all revelant qualifications which include Early Years First Aid and in house training.
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Julie L
Qualified Early Years Educator

My journey at Sunderland Doxford started in January 2013 and I am working full time in the Bumble room as a Nursery Nurse. I have gained my Level 2 and 3 BTec National Diploma in Childcare and Education, also completed my Level 6 in Foundation Degree in Care and Education in 2015.
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Caroline
Qualified Early Years Educator

Hello, I have been qualified as a Nursery Nurse since July 1999, achieving my Diploma in Nursery Nursing (NNEB). I have previously worked at Busy Bees Nursery Cleadon since 2000, but was offered the opportunity for a new challenge in 2006 to work at Sunderland Doxford. While here I have worked in a range of rooms and currently work full time in Bombo 2. I enjoy spending time with my lovely daughter Layla and my family.
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Lauren
Qualified Early Years Educator

Hi my journey at Sunderland Doxford started in April 2008, as Nursery Assistant then Qualifying as a Nursery Nurse within the company. I work part time within the nursery and have achieved my Advanced level Apprenticeship in Early Learning and Childcare in January 2013.
Welcome back Lauren in January 2019 from your maternity leave after your second son!
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Caitlin
Qualified Early Years Educator

Hello my name Caitlin and started working at Busy Bees Sunderland Doxford from September 2013, I have now completed my level 2 apprenticeship in Health and Social Care which and completed my level 3 apprenticeship which has helped me develop my knowledge and understanding on child development and the early years.
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Nikita
Qualified Early Years Educator

I joined the team at Sunderland Doxford in August '15, where I have completed an apprenticeship in 'Children and Young People's Workforce- Level 2' and I am currently working in the Bumble room full time. I have chosen to do a Busy Bees apprenticeship as I would love to strengthen my experience and knowledge in children's development since doing a college placement in a Nursery setting.
In September'16 I started my Level 3 apprenticeship, which I have passed in 2018, which I am so pleased with.
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Charlotte O
Early Years Educator

Hi my name is Charlotte and I have worked at Busy Bees for over 3 years. My journey first began at Sunderland Ryhope before joining Sunderland Doxford in July 17. During this time I have had the opportunity to work with all ages, developing my knowledge and understanding of childcare to gain my level 3 qualification. I currently work in the Bombo 3 room part time.
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Dawn
Qualified Early Years Educator

Hi, my name is Dawn and I have worked for Busy Bees for 8 years. I have recently transferred over from Sunderland Ryhope and I have experience in working with babies and children, aged from 6 weeks to 11 years old. Whilst working at Ryhope I have had experience working with after school children and holiday club. I am currently working in the Buzz room with the Pre school children and am settling in very well at Sunderland Doxford. I have my NVQ level 3 in childcare.
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Maureen
Assistant Chef

I started Busy Bees at Doxford Park in June '18 as assistant chef. Where I work alongside the chef to prepare the seasonal meals for the children. Previous to this I was a chef at another nursery for 18 years, where I prepared and served the meals and supported the staff during cooking activities. Since leaving school I have worked in the food industry. Working at 2 top class bakeries as a confectioner, then as an assistant cook at a luncheon club for the elderly.
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Julie A
Room Team

Hello, my journey as lunch time assistant started in September 2008. I help support the staff over the lunch time period mainly in the Bombo's Room but I also cover in the other rooms.
I attend all yearly in house training which includes: allergies, behaviour management, safe guarding.
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Annette
Room Team

Hello, I starting working as a lunch time assistant in January 2010. I help and support the staff mainly in the Bumbles and Buzz over the lunch period and also help in other rooms when needed. I attend all yearly in house training, which includes: safe guarding, behaviour management, allergies.
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Julie C
Room Team

Hi, I started my journey at Sunderland Doxford in January 2017 as the Housekeeper, where I worked during the Nurseries opening hours to make the Nursery fresh and welcoming for the parents and children,ensuring the laundry is done for fresh bedding, supporting the staff and along the way the children enjoy helping. My main working career has been within the cleaning industry working in care homes and having my own business as a domestic cleaner. I enjoy spending time with my family.