Our Staff

Busy Bees Staff

We have a wonderful team looking after the children with a combination of childcare qualifications ranging from NVQ2 – to degree and Early years Professional status. Other qualifications include N.N.E.B(Level 3), BTEC National Diploma in Nursery Nursing (Level 3), Diploma in Pre-school Practice (Level 3), Montessori Diploma (Level 3). All members of staff are trained in Paediatric First Aid, Food Safety Level 2 and Safeguarding Children. Many also frequently attend additional training courses, workshops and lectures.


Lorna Barker

Masters in Social Work – Early Years Professional Status, (DIP) Social Work Level 7,  Forest School Leader Level 3, Safeguarding Coordinator, SENCo

Rachel Davies

Diploma in Preschool Practice Level 3. Deputy Safeguarding Coordinator.

Little Chicks

Denise James

CACHE Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce Level 3

Lucy Sandru

Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce Level 3

Laura Randall

CACHE Certificate in Childcare and Education – Level 3

Rebecca Marriott

BA childhood studies Level 6 


Jess Stanford

National Vocation Qualification Level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development.

Hollie Higgins

Diploma for the Early Years Workforce – Level 3

Lucie Craigen

NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and Education. Deputy SENCO


Chloe Maddix

Children and Young People Level 2 Trainee Level 3

Samanatha Staples

Certificate in Children’s Care Learning and Development – Level 3


Rita Matthews

Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce Level 3

Amanda (Mandie) Agnew

Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Service – Level 5

Mandy Butcher

NVQ in Early Years and Childcare – Level 2 and NVQ in Supporting Teaching in Schools – Level 3


Kay Paterson

Diploma in Pre – School Practice – Level 3

Hayley Austin

BA HONS Early Years Degree – Level 6

Rebecca Mackenzie

BA Children’s Care Learning and Development – Level 6

The Beehive (Kid’s Club)

Various nursery staff

Various nursery staff will work with the Kids club throughout the week

Forest School

Naomi Nicholls

NVQ in Play Work – Level 3 – Certificate in Forest School – Level 1 – Trainee Forest School Leader – Level 3

Swimming School Staff

Support Staff

Farm Staff

Testimonials About Busy Bees Staff

Thank you for your help and support of my son during in time here. He has really come a long way with all of your help. We wish you every success in the future and will be recommending you to any future parents
The Harrison Family
I would like to thank everyone at Busy Bees for 4 1/2 years of excellent, reliable and professional childcare, from which my daughters have really benefited.
The Costello Family