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Marie Swindells

Nursery Manager

Hello and welcome to the Busy Bees in Trowbridge, my name is Marie Swindells the Nursery Manager. I have worked within childcare for nine years and within that time i have worked in a variety of settings all within senior positions. Within these years i have successfully completed my BA honours in early years childcare as well as raising two beautiful children. When given the chance i still love spending time in the rooms exploring and taking part in all the outstanding activities that are taking place.

Come and see us at the nursery to find out for yourself how the children’s learning and care takes place through a natural, child centred, loving environment. Where our team of professional practitioners will expertly and innovatively offer unique learning experiences that nurture each child’s own uniqueness and individuality, and where equality and diversity is celebrated.

 

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Amanda H
Assistant Manager

Amanda is our assistant manager. Amanda is always on the go producing and implementing a variety of amazing outdoor activities and supporting the team with her extensive childcare experience! Amanda is also the nursery's Early Years representative ensuring the rooms are always producing outstanding activities.
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Sarah D
Financial Administrator

Sarah's experience lies with business & administration, she fulfills the role of nursery administrator whilst balancing a busy family life. She has achieved a level 3 Diploma in Business & Administration Studies and really enjoys numbers, filing and keeping the office organised.
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Hayley S
Senior Room Manager

Hayley has been part of the Busy Bees family since 2008, progressing from relief staff, student placement and the heady heights of deputy manager. Hayley took a break from management whilst raising her son & daughter, and has come back into the toddler provision as the room senior after taking a step down from deputy to spend more time with her family.
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Lucy W
Senior Room Manager

Lucy is a valued member of staff. While managing the hustle and bustle of the Preschool Unit. Lucy is always active and busy on her feet, dancing and singing within the preschool room! Lucy joined busy bees in early 2015 and is a fantastic practitioner, she leads her team well and enjoys the challenge preschool has to offer!
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Charlotte H (Maternity Cover)
Room Manager

Charlotte has been working in the Pre-School team as the assistant room manager and recently taken the maternity cover position of Room Manager. Charlotte has made a fantastic start within Pre-school. Charlotte has lots of experience with pre-school and reception age children. Charlotte has completed her BA Honours in Childcare. Charlotte loves coming up with lots of fun and rewarding activities for the children.
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Tilly D
Early Years Professional

My name is Tilly and i joined the busy bees team in September 2018. I am currently working within the preschool unit whilst doing my level 2 childcare. I love messy activities and singing with the children. I look forward to progressing within Busy Bees.
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Gemma A
Assistant Room Manager

Gemma started with us down in the baby room, however we have had a shuffle round with staff and Gemma has been successful in her promotion to assistant room manager of the toddlers provision. Gemma loves to keep the children busy with lots of exciting activities.
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Emma P
Assistant Room Manager

Emma is a lively member of the baby room team. Emma has worked for busy bees since 2010 and has progressed her career throughout the years, working as qualified key worker role to carrying out the assistant room manager role of the baby unit. Emma has a calming nature which is perfect for settling and soothing our tiny babies.
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Leah C
Chef

Leah is our onsite head chef and has joined the busy bee team in 2016. She is a superb chef cooking all our wonderful menu's! All the children and staff can't get enough of Leah's food...especially the puddings!
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Lisa W
Assistant Chef

Lisa is our fantastic Assistant Chef, giving Leah all the support she needs in our busy kitchen. Lisa has lots of experience in catering and certainly shows it when producing some lovely meals for the children to enjoy!
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Kiri B
Early Years Educator

Kiri after coming back from maternity leave is now supporting a key worker, providing outstanding activities and collecting quality observations for her key worker buddy. Kiri now does 2 full days with us at preschool.
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Leanne A
Qualified Early Years Educator

Leanne supports all of the rooms across the nursery. Leanne loves to provide outstanding creative activities for the children to enjoy!
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Katherine R
Early Years Educator

Katherine is part of our relief team, she supports across both babies and toddlers rooms. She loves to explore outdoor games and activities with the children.
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Laura D
Early Years Educator

Laura has recently joined our team for relief support. Laura supports mainly preschool room. Laura enjoys to set up crafting activities with the children.
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Kirsty M
Early Years Educator

Kirsty is one of our wonderful relief team, Kirsty supports across all of our rooms here at busy bees supporting the busy times of the day. Kirsty enjoys quiet stories and calming activities with the children.
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Rebecca H
Early Years Educator

Rebecca is one of our relief team members, she supports all of our rooms across the nursery. Rebecca loves to enjoy activities with the children and chatting about the things they have been getting up too at home/nursery.
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Kim B
Early Years Educator

Kim supports our preschool children during breakfast time. She encourages independence through self selection of their breakfast routines. She is calm and gentle perfect for settling the children in the morning.
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Sophie H
Early Years Educator

Sophie has recently joined our team down in the baby room. Sophie is lots of fun and enjoys a good sing song with the babies.
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Lucy E
Qualified Early Years Educator

Lucy trained up through busy bees, she is now full time within the toddler provision. Lucy does a key worker role within the room and enjoys lots of outdoor activities and games with the children.
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Dayna T
Qualified Early Years Educator

I joined the Busy Bees team in 2018 and work full time within the baby room. I am level 3 qualified and key worker also. I love creative activities and watching children grow and develop ready for the next room. I look forward to progressing within Busy bees.
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Tammy D
Qualified Early Years Educator

I am level 3 qualified and currently work within the baby room, i am a key worker and have over 9 years experience within childcare. I love exploring sensory activities and singing within the room.
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Aimee S
Qualified Early Years Educator

Aimee is a level 3 qualified practitioner with a wealth of experience. Aimee currently works within the preschool unit and has brought preschool to life with amazing bugs and creepy crawlies!
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Shannon J
Qualified Early Years Educator

Shannon is fun and bubbly and works within our preschool team. Shannon has recently qualified as a level 3 practitioner in 2015 and has now taken a role of key person in the preschool environment! Shannon loves playing in the preschool role play, exploring our outdoor classroom and playing group games!
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Helen A
Early Years Educator

Helen is a valued member of the team who works as relief primarily within the preschool provision. Helen supports the ladies within the room throughout the day supporting morning, lunches and the end of the day. The children loved to join in the the many games that Helen brings to the day. Helen is a keen gardener and the children love to explore growing and planting with her!
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Kirsty B
Early Years Educator

Kirsty has been with us for many years as relief staff. Kirsty is now completing her level 3 qualification and is a active key person within the preschool provision. Kirsty is very mothering and loves to support children settling into the room.
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Jo B
Qualified Early Years Educator

Jo has worked with the busy bee family for over ten years having gained experience in all rooms, she now currently works within the toddler provision creating a range of sensory and messy play activities! Jo has great experience and is highly qualified within her role.
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Jessica H
Early Years Educator

Jessica has recently completed her apprentice here at busy bees. Jessica is now taking on a key worker role within the baby room provision. Jessica loves to engage in play along side the babies and the children enjoy her company.
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Holly K
Qualified Early Years Educator

Holly is based within the toddler provision and is full of excitement and energy. The children thrive with excitement when Holly is around providing fun stimulating activities. Holly has been with us for many year and is a Key Person within toddler room.
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Rebecca W
Qualified Early Years Educator

Rebecca joined the busy bee team in 2009 and is an outstanding member of the team, she has worked in all rooms of the provision and is currently based within the baby room. Rebecca is level 3 qualified and a highly experienced practitioner. Rebecca has a true calm and soothing approach...just perfect for our babies!
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Sam N
Early Years Educator

Sam works within the baby provision full time, supporting the key workers with the daily care of the children. Sam loves to take part in fun activities along side the children.
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Amy C
Qualified Early Years Educator

Amy has taken a step back from being a key worker in toddlers to enjoy a relief position in the baby unit helping out at the busiest times of the day. Amy is very caring and loves to play and sing along with the babies.
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Clare N
Early Years Educator

Clare works with us as relief staff within the baby provision. Clare helps the ladies with both morning routines and end of the day, on occasions Clare works longer hours to support the ladies with the daily care of the children and providing outstanding activities.
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Kimber H
Early Years Educator

Kimber is a valued member of our relief team who primarily comes to support the ladies over the period of the day for lunches. The children love to play along side Kimber within the all of the rooms, supporting and setting up outstanding games and activities.