Meet the team
My name is Helen and I have been the Nursery Manager of Busy Bees at Sunderland Ryhope Village since 2010.
I graduated from University of Northumbria in 2001 with a 2:1 in Ba (Hons) in Care and Education of very Young Children and Professional Practise Studies. I have many years experience in childcare starting out as a Nursery Assistant in a small local nursery. From there I worked in various settings, quickly working my way up to management level and have 15 years experience managing Nurseries, After school Clubs and Holiday Schemes.
I am mum to Aubrey who is 5, Elspeth who is 3 and stepmum to Niamh who is 17 so I understand the joys of bringing up children and the challenges of juggling work too.
I am passionate about our nursery which has undergone significant improvements since I joined 8 years ago which is reflected in our OUSTANDING Ofsted report. I am extremely proud of the staff team who work hard to provide high quality care and education. They are very committed to give every child the best start in life.
My name is Jenna I have worked in childcare since 2006. I started at Busy Bees in 2009 and have worked my way from nursery nurse up to Assistant Manager. I really enjoy the everyday challenges that working with children brings. I work full time as Assistant on a Monday and Friday. I am based in the Small Discoverers room. I have a little boy myself and understand what being a parent is all about.
Hello i am Tracy, I am Room Manager of the Big Inventors Room. I have worked in childcare since 1998 giving her a vast amount of experience working with all ages from 0-5 years.
What I love the most about my job is making every child's day at nursery enjoyable and special. I work part time and when I am not at nursery, I am looking after my little girl.
My name is Lisa. I have worked at the nursery since June 2009. Throughout my time at the nursery I have had the pleasure of working with all ages from 0-11 years giving me experience which has helped me to work my way up to Room Manager. I am based in the Little Explorers Room 2-3 years. I find my job rewarding as I get to see the children grow and progress which I know I have had an input with.
I am also the Nursery SENDco and Behaviour management co-ordinator.
Assistant Room Manager
My name is Margaret, I have worked in childcare since March 1996. I have a wealth of experience across all ages within the nursery. I am currently based in the Small Discoverers room as an Assistant Room Manager and really enjoy the different challenges each day brings.
Early Years Professional
My name is Hollie I have worked in the nursery since 2009 and I am based Foundation classroom. I hold a Early Years Teacher Status as well as a Post Graduate Degree in Early Childhood Studies. I love my job because every day is different and I am able to make a difference while caring for and educating the children.
Early Years Educator
My name is Allison.I first started working at the nursery in 2005. I am a very friendly and approachable based in the small discoverers room. What I love best is singing with the children and engaging in fun learning activities which makes children's time at the nursery very enjoyable.
Qualified Early Years Educator
I am Samantha and I work in the Little Explorers room.
I have been working in the nursery since 2012.
What I enjoy most about my job is that I have my own group of key children to provide care for and support their families to help them grow and develop.
Qualified Early Years Educator
I am Callie,I have worked in the nursery since March 2016. I have a range of experience across ages 0-5 years. I am a qualified early years educator based in the Big Inventors room