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Joanna Brown

Nursery Manager

My name is Joanna Brown, I was appointed Nursery Manager at Busy Bees Sunderland Fulwell in July 2013.

I have 30 + years experience in childcare and I have been a Nursery Manager for 15 years + in various settings.

I have a BA Hons Degree in Leadership and Management and I have a Level 4 in Childcare.

I spend my weekends with my partner and daughter Molly who is 21 years old. My surprise Christmas present in 2016 was a beautiful Bichon Frise puppy named Winston. My time is now spent trying to train him, or maybe him trying to train me.

My philosophy is make every moment count.

I have had five successful years as Nursery Manager at Sunderland Fulwell and the year ahead looks very exciting with events planned and lots of ideas to enhance the learning environment for children.  

My nursery team work very hard to provide outstanding childcare and learning opportunities for the children attending. The nursery is set in a unique building which used to be a church and this adds to the character and personality of the nursery. 

 

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Katrina Miller
Assistant Manager

Hello, my name is Katrina Miller. I am the Assistant Manager at Busy Bees Fulwell and have worked at the nursery since 2001. I am qualified to Level 3 in Childcare and hold an NVQ Level 5 Management qualification. I am the Health and Safety Coordinator for the nursery and I also hold a Peadiatric and First Aid at Work qualification, as well as a level 2 in food hygiene.
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Kayleigh Pearce
Senior Room Manager

Hello, my name is Kayleigh. I am the Senior Room Manager and i am based in the Butterfly room. I have worked at the nursery since 2007. I a foundation degree in childcare and education as well as Level 5 in Management. I am training co-coordinator, behaviour management coordinator and SENCo for the nursery and I hold both Paediatric and First Aid at Work qualifications as well as level 2 in food hygiene.
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Lynne Major
Room Manager

Hello my name is Lynne Major. I am currently based in the Caterpillar room as Room Manager, after joining the nursery in June 2014. I have a Level 5 child care qualification, as well as having peadiatric first aid and a level 2 in food hygiene.
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Louise Lee
Room Manager

Hello, my name is Louise Lee and I am the room manager in the Ladybird room. I am part of a job share and work Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. I have worked at the nursery since January 2014. I have a Level 3 childcare qualification as well as a level 3 in management, as well as holding Paediatric First Aid and level 2 food hygiene.
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Kayley Oliver
Room Manager

Hello, my name is Kayley Oliver and I am the room manager of the Ladybird room. I am part of a job share and I work full day Monday and Wednesday and Friday morning. I have a Level 3 childcare qualification as well as both Paediatric and First aid at work, i also have a level 2 in food hygiene. I am currently working towards my level 3 in management.
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Sandra Johnson
Chef

Hello I am Sandra Johnson, I gained my catering qualification in 1988. I have worked in a number of places before settling in at Busy Bees Fulwell in 2012. I enjoy cooking healthy meals for the children as well as taking part in cookery club each week. I also hold a first aid at work qualification.
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Charlotte Smith
Qualified Early Years Educator

Hello, my name is Charlotte (Charley) Smith. I joined the nursery in 2014, i spent time as part of the Caterpillar team before moving upstairs to work with the children in the Butterfly room. I have a level 3 in childcare. I also hold my Paediatric first aid, as well as a level 2 in food hygiene.
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Lauren Sills
Qualified Early Years Educator

Hello, my name is Lauren Sills. I joined the nursery in 2014 I was based within the Ladybird room before moving into the Caterpillar room in September 2018. I graduated from university in July 2015 with a BA (Hons) degree in Children and Young People. I also have paediatric first aid and a level 2 in food hygiene.
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Sarah Pascoe
Qualified Early Years Educator

Hello, my name is Sarah Pascoe. I joined the nursery in 2014 and I am based within the Caterpillar room. I hold a Level 5 qualification in Early Childhood and Curriculum Studies and a level 2 in food hygiene.
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Rebecca Colquhoun
Qualified Early Years Educator

Hello, my name is Rebecca Colquhoun. I joined the nursery in 2014 and I am based within the Butterfly room. I hold a Level 3 childcare qualification, as well as having my Paediatric first aid and a level 2 in food hygiene.
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Hannah Barrass
Qualified Early Years Educator

Hello, my name is Hannah Barrass. I have worked at the nursery since 2014. I have worked in all of the nursery rooms, i have been based in the Caterpillar room before moving into the Ladybird room in September 2018. I have a Btec diploma in Children's care, learning and development.
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Alex Finlay
Qualified Early Years Educator

Hello, my name is Alex Finlay. I joined the nursery in 2015 and I work in all rooms. I graduated from university with a BA (Hons) degree in Early Childhood Studies in July 2015, and i am currently working towards my Masters degree. I also have a level 2 in food hygiene.
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Emily Wright
Qualified Early Years Educator

Hello, my name is Emily Wright. I joined the nursery in 2015 I had primarily work as a Lunchtime Assistant before joining in the Butterfly team in September 2016. I have a BTEC level 3 in children's care, learning and development. I also have a level 2 in food hygiene.
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Cheryl Greener
Qualified Early Years Educator

Hello, my name is Cheryl Greener. I previously worked for the nursery from 2007-2013 and I returned in January 2016 to be a based member of staff within he Caterpillar room. I hold a CACHE Level 3 diploma in Child Care and Education, i have level 2 food hygiene and I am also the child care rep at nursery.
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Kirsty Smith
Qualified Early Years Educator

Hello my name is Kirsty, I have worked at Busy Bees Fulwell since 2011 and have been based in the Caterpillar room since 2012. I have a BETC diploma in Children's care learning and development. I also have pediatric first aid and level 2 food hygiene.
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Hayley Parkin
Early Years Educator

Hello my name is Hayley, I joined the team at Busy Bees Sunderland Fulwell in August 2016. I have completed my level 2 apprenticeshipn and i am currently working towards my level 3. I have been based in the Ladybird room since January 2018.
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Lauren Swan
Qualified Early Years Educator

Hello my name is Lauren, I started working at Sunderland Fulwell in January 2017 and have over 10 years experience, I am currently based in the Butterfly room, where i have recently became the assistant room manager. I hold a level 5 in Education and Care, food hygiene, paediatric first aid as my safeguarding qualification.
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Chloe Smith
Qualified Early Years Educator

Hello my name is Chloe, I joined Sunderland Fulwell in May 2016, and have a level 3 Diploma in Early Years and Education as well as having Pediatric first aid and food hygiene. I works between all rooms while at university studying for my QTS in Primary Education.
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Amy Coates
Qualified Early Years Educator

Hello my name is Amy, i started working at Busy Bees in February 2017 after completing my placement for my Level 2 qualification as well as my level 3 qualification that i gained in May 2017, i also have my food hygiene certificate. I currently work between all rooms.
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Nicole Butler
Early Years Educator

Hello my name is Nicole, i started working at Busy Bees Fulwell in June 2017, I have just completed my Level 3 in Childcare in May 2017, i also have my food hygiene certificate. I currently work between all rooms.