Our Staff

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.

Emma Davis  - Term Time Manager, Designated safeguarding Officer & Mental Health First Aider
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Working towards a PhD

Masters in Education

Early Years Teacher Status (2016)

Postgraduate Certificate in Leading Early Years (2016)

BA Hons in Integrated Working with Children and Families (2015)

Foundation Degree in Early Years (2014)

Forest School Leader 

Diploma in Preschool Practice Level 3

 

My role at Busy Bees role is to manage the running of the Preschool, Breakfast Club and After School Club provision which includes:

  • writing and implementing policies to ensure children are safe, well cared for and are able to learn and develop in a supportive environment.

  • planning the educational programme of activities based on children's interests and next steps.

  • sourcing and ordering resources to support and extend children's development.

  • monitoring children's progress through the EYFS and ensuring support is in place if required.

  • attending meetings including Safeguarding, transitions for children to Reception and meetings with the Local Authority.

  • publicity of the business including submitting articles to the local press, updating the social networking sites and the Busy Bees website

  • Checking and approving observations uploaded to children's online Learning Journeys

  • Invoicing and reconciliation

  • Managing staffing issues including training and appraisals.

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

SENCO

Communication Friendly Setting

Elklan

 

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

  • Managing Busy Bees in the absence of Emma

  • 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 - Preschool Supervisor

NVQ in Early Years Level 3

I am the Supervisor at Busy Bees Ledbury and 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.

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Michelle Bullock - Preschool Assistant
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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.

Fay Pilliner - Preschool Assistant (Currently furloughed)
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Playwork Level 2

Early Years Care and Education - Level 3

Forest School Leader - Level 3

 

As a Preschool Assistant, my responsibilities include:

 

  • 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.

  • Planning and evaluating Forest School sessions which take place on a weekly basis

Julie Elvins: Preschool & Afterschool Club 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 & Extended Services 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.

Lydia Barker & Kelly Potter - Currently Furloughed