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Claire Shaw

Nursery Manager

Hi I’m Claire, I have worked with young children for over 25 years. I have a British Bachelors degree in Education and completed my Early Years Professional status in September 2011.

I lived in South Africa for 26 years and relocated with my family, to the UK in 2006. My son is a Bio-Chemist. My husband and I enjoy playing golf together and cycling. I thoroughly enjoy decorating.

I am extremely passionate about what I do and truly committed to ensuring each child receives an outstanding, high quality experience during their years with us at Coventry Walsgrave.

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Vicky Mills
Assistant Manager

Hi I'm Vicky, I am the Assistant Manager here at Walsgrave. I have worked at Busy Bees Walsgrave since 2011. I have a BA(hons) in Early Childhood Education Studies. I really enjoy working alongside the staff team to create a safe and fun environment for the children and building relationships with the children and parents. I have a little girl who attends the nursery.
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Rachel Boneham
Financial Administrator

I find the nursery environment both exciting and stimulating and I am dedicated to my role within Busy Bees and achieve a huge sense of job satisfaction. I have accomplished many qualifications including Book Keeping Stage I, II and III, Integrated Business Technology Level II and a Business Administration NVQ, all of which make a good foundation for my attraction to the administrative side of the business. I have worked at Walsgrave since 2008.
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Gemma Randall
Senior Room Manager

Hello, I'm Gemma. I have worked at Busy Bees Walsgrave since September 2010. I have a level 3 CACHE Diploma in Childcare and Education. I am the Senior Room Manager of Pre-School, job sharing with Tracy. I enjoy spending time with the children and planning lots of fun activities for them to enjoy.
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Bianca Bowen
Senior Room Manager

My name is Bianca, I am Senior Room Manager of Enchanted Forest. I have worked with Busy Bees since 2012 and I am a Level 3 Qualified Early Years Educator. I love creating an exciting environment and fun activities for the children to learn and grow.
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Louisha Harding
Senior Room Manager

Hi, my name is Louisha. I have been working at Busy Bees Walsgrave since February 2013. I have been the Senior Room Manager of Baby 1 since June 2018
I love working with children and watching them grow and develop; being a part of child development is so special.
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Zowie Cunningham
Senior Room Manager

Hi I'm Zowie, I am the Senior Room Manager of Magic Garden. I have a Level 3 in Children's Care, Learning and Development. I have worked with children for 10 years. I really enjoy working with children and providing exciting, stimulating activities to help them achieve their milestones.
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Daiva Taskuniene
Senior Room Manager

Hi my name's Daiva, I have worked at Busy Bees since February 2014. I have a Level 4 in Childcare. I am the Senior Room Manager of the Neverland room. I love to be creative and offer children lots of exciting, stimulating activities, and watch as their development grows.
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Emma Bacon
Senior Room Manager

Hi, My name is Emma and i have worked at Busy Bees Walsgrave since January 2017. I have recently moved to the Toytown room to become Senior Room Manager. I love working with children of all ages and love watching them grow and develop.
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Lara Brown
Room Manager

Hi, my name is Lara. I have a level 3 qualification in Childcare and Education and have Paediatric first aid training. I joined Busy Bees in December 2018 and am the Room Manager of Baby 4.
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Helen Wykes and Amanda Rowley
Chef

Helen (pictured right) joined Walsgrave in 2012. Has Hotel Management, NVQ3 Advanced Hotel Management, Food Hygiene and is a qualified auditor.

Amanda joined us in September 2015, Amanda has worked for another large chain of nurseries for many years. Amanda is a qualified Chef with many years experience in the catering trade.