Our Staff

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At Busy Bees, we take our commitment to staff suitability very seriously.  To ensure the staff working at Busy Bees are suitable to do so, the vetting process begins from the point of application.  This process ensures that all staff working in the setting are safe to do so.  Please ask if you would like to see a copy of our Suitable Persons checklist.

Heather Lane - Manager and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Qualified Teacher 

Designated Safeguarding Lead

At Busy Bees, my role is the Manager and my responsibilities include the following:

  • Responsibility for the welfare of the children and staff. 

  • Keeping you up to date with your children's progress.

  • To ensure that Busy Bees is a safe, caring and stimulating environment for your children to enjoy and flourish in.

  • Liaise with parents and other outside agencies, when required to do so.

  • The day to day running of the Hive.

  • Reporting back to the directors.

Bev Hughes  - Deputy Manager, SENCO & Communication Friendly Setting Lead
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NVQ Level 3

SENCO

Communication Friendly Setting Lead

Forest School Leader

Elklan - Level 3

 

At Busy Bees, my role is Deputy Manager and my responsibilities include the following:​

  • Responsibility for the admission of children, managing how many children we have in on each day, the spaces we have available and confirming start dates.  This also includes collating all of the funding forms to ensure we receive funding for the children's sessions as appropriate.

  • I teach phonics sessions every morning and afternoon with the Butterfly group.

  • I am the Busy Bees SENCO which means I monitor children's progress and liaise with parents and the Key Person to support children's development.

  • I am also a Key Person to a group of families.

Jodie Smith - Supervisor 
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NVQ in Early Years Level 3

Elklan - Level 3

I am currently the supervisor.  I'm the person you're most likely to see greeting you at drop off and pick up times.

 

My role at Busy Bees is as a Key Person for a small group of families.  This includes:

 

  • Keeping you up to date with your child’s progress. 

  • Responsibility for children's personal care and welfare including supporting parents through periods of transition such as toilet training and progression to school.

  • Help your child make progress through the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) by spending time with your child in small groups to extend their learning.

  • Encourage your child’s personal, social and emotional development through a safe, trusting and nurturing relationship.  Our aim is that when children leave us, they are well on their way to becoming happy, confident, self-directed learners.

  • Observe your child to understand their preferences, interests, learning style and development. This information will be used to plan activities which build on your child’s interests and extend their development.

Michelle Bullock - Preschool Assistant
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Diploma in Home-based Childcare

Elklan - Level 3

 

My role at Busy Bees is as a Key Person for a small group of families.  This includes:

 

  • Keeping you up to date with your child’s progress. 

  • Responsibility for children's personal care and welfare including supporting parents through periods of transition such as toilet training and progression to school.

  • Help your child make progress through the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) by spending time with your child in small groups to extend their learning.

  • Encourage your child’s personal, social and emotional development through a safe, trusting and nurturing relationship.  Our aim is that when children leave us, they are well on their way to becoming happy, confident, self-directed learners.

  • Observe your child to understand their preferences, interests, learning style and development. This information will be used to plan activities which build on your child’s interests and extend their development.

Julie Elvins: Preschool Assistant

Diploma in Children & Young People's Workforce - Level 3

Diploma in Home-based Childcare

 

My role at Busy Bees is as a Key Person for a small group of families.  This includes:

 

  • Keeping you up to date with your child’s progress. 

  • Responsibility for children's personal care and welfare including supporting parents through periods of transition such as toilet training and progression to school.

  • Help your child make progress through the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) by spending time with your child in small groups to extend their learning.

  • Encourage your child’s personal, social and emotional development through a safe, trusting and nurturing relationship.  Our aim is that when children leave us, they are well on their way to becoming happy, confident, self-directed learners.

  • Observe your child to understand their preferences, interests, learning style and development. This information will be used to plan activities which build on your child’s interests and extend their development.

 
 
Zara Davies - Preschool Assistant
 
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Diploma in Children & Young People's Workforce - Level 3

 

My role at Busy Bees is as a Key Person for a small group of families.  This includes:

 

  • Keeping you up to date with your child’s progress. 

  • Responsibility for children's personal care and welfare including supporting parents through periods of transition such as toilet training and progression to school.

  • Help your child make progress through the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) by spending time with your child in small groups to extend their learning.

  • Encourage your child’s personal, social and emotional development through a safe, trusting and nurturing relationship.  Our aim is that when children leave us, they are well on their way to becoming happy, confident, self-directed learners.

  • Observe your child to understand their preferences, interests, learning style and development. This information will be used to plan activities which build on your child’s interests and extend their development.