Meet the Staff 

All our staff hold an up to date paediatric first aid and food safety awareness certificate. In addition most staff are trained in Makaton signing.

Lisa Burgin (Nursery Manager & Safeguarding Lead) NVQ 4

Hi, I'm Lisa. I am the manager of Bizzy Bees Family Childcare Centre and also the Designated Safeguarding Lead. I have an NVQ level 4 qualification. I also hold an up- to-date- paediatric first aid certificate.I have been in post since September 2008.  I have worked at the nursery since its opening in June 2004. My children both attended Bizzy Bees when it was a playgroup and I helped to run the groups between 1999 and 2004 before moving to our present location. As a designated safeguarding lead my role is to support children and families with personal matters that may have a negative impact on family life.

info@bizzybees.org

Linda Stoney (Assisant Manager) NVQ 3

Hi, I'm Linda. I started at Bizzy Bees as a volunteer in 1996 when Bizzy Bees was a playgroup at a Church Hall in Beighton. I became Assistant Manager in 2004.  I hold an NVQ level 3 qualification as well as an up-to-date paediatric first aid certificate. I am married with two children, who also came to Bizzy Bees.  Previously, I worked as a secretary at a Chartered Surveyors in Sheffield until having children.

linda@bizzybees.org

Amanda Webster (EYFS Coordinator) NVQ 5

Hi, I'm Amanda . I have worked at Bizzy Bees since 2004 and have been a room manager since September 2008.I have an NVQ level 5 qualification as well as an up-to-date paediatric first aid certificate. I have worked in all rooms and I have recently been appointed as the EYFS coordinator for the nursery. As part of my role I support the full staff team with the delivery of the EYFS. I oversee the planning for all rooms and support staff in all areas of their continued professional development.  Since working at the nursery I have had two children who have both attended Bizzy Bees. I am a very passionate and enthusiastic child carer and find my job extremely rewarding.  

amanda@bizzybees.org

Taylor Burgin (Bumbles Room Senior) NVQ Level 3

Hi, my name is Taylor. I am the room senior of 2-3 room. I have an NVQ Level 3 childcare qualification. I also hold an up-to-date paediatric first aid certificate. I have worked at Bizzy Bees since 2013. I enjoy working with this lovable, inquisitive age range as they begin to grow from toddlers to infants.

Brogan Mason (Honey Bees Room Senior) NVQ Level 3

Hi, my name is Brogan. You will find me in the Honey Bees, playing with the children aged birth to two years . I have worked at Bizzy Bees since February 2015. I have an N.V.Q level 3 childcare qualification as well as an up-to-date paediatric first aid certificate. I had previously worked in retail but my heart was really with the role that I studied at college for - childcare.

Jessica Breed (Beehive) PGCE with EYTS

I have worked with children since 2013, initially completing my teacher training to become a qualified early years teacher. I then decided on a career change and turned to nursery nursing in 2015. I joined the Bizzy Bee team in January 2018. I hold an up-to-date paediatric first aid certificate .I really enjoy working with children and helping them to explore and learn through play. 

Gareth Hadley (Beehive & SENCO) PGCE with QTS

Hi, I'm Gareth. I joined Bizzy Bees in September 2018. I have worked in education for many years, firstly in early years, then as a secondary school teacher before returning to early years in 2016. I am also the special educational needs coordinator and support both children and their families with additional needs. I can help with arranging and attending review meetings, creating individual educational plans for children needing the additional support and work closely with other staff to ensure that identified children receive the care and guidance they need.  I hold and up-to-date paediatric first aid certificate as well as a food hygiene certificate. I love working with children and I'm excited to be part of the Bizzy Bee family.

Sarah Lowe ( Beehive) CACHE Level 3

Hi, I’m Sarah. I have worked at Bizzy Bees  since 2008.I have a CACHE level 3 childcare qualification as well as an up-to-date paediatric first aid certificate. I have worked with all age ranges and I currently work in the Bee Hive room. I see myself as a loving and caring child carer and really enjoy caring for children’s individual needs.

Cara Gregory (Beehive) CACHE Level 3

Hi, my name is Carla and you will find me in the 2-3 room. I qualified in childcare in 2000 but had to put this choice of career on hold whilst I had my two children. Both children have attended Bizzy Bees so I was very familiar with the staff team before joining them in 2018. My children both attended from a young age and have thoroughly  enjoyed their time there. I hold an up-to-date paediatric first aid certificate and I currently work in the Bee Hive room.

Gemma Clarke (Beehive) EYTS

Hi, I’m Gemma. I joined the Bizzy Bees team in 2016. I went to Bizzy Bees as a child and also attended there for my work experience. From this I have been to college and university and have gained a BA honours in Early childhood studies and Early Years Teacher status as well as an up-to-date paediatric first aid certificate . I currently work in the Beehive room.

Emma Horsfall (Beehive) NVQ Level 5

Hi, I’m Emma. I have worked at Bizzy’s since 2010. I have worked in all rooms and currently work with children aged 3-4. I have my own house and also have an allotment where I grow lots of fruit and vegetables. I studied childcare at university where I achieved a foundation degree in early years. I also hold an up-to date paediatric first aid certificate. I have recently had a little boy and he attends Bizzy Bees too.

Lisa Gore (Beehive) NNEB

My name is Lisa. I have three teenage boys. I qualified as a child carer in 1995 and have worked in childcare for over 20 years. I have an NNEB in nursery nursing and I hold an up-to-date paediatric first aid certificate. During my career I have worked with all age groups and you will currently find me playing with the 3 and 4 year olds in the Bee Hive room.

Zoe Townley (Bumbles) CACHE Level 3

Hi, I'm Zoe. I have worked at Bizzy Bees since 2009. I have a Cache level 3 childcare qualification as well as an up-to-date paediatric first aid certificate. During this time I worked in all rooms and currently work in Bumbles on Mondays and Tuesdays. I have a little girl who attended Bizzy's  full time from 8 months old and she absolutely loved it.  My love for the nursery and my role means I am very lucky that I'm in the position to be able to inspire children to grow up to to be the very best they can be, in the funnest way possible! 

Catherine Stothard (Bumbles) NVQ Level 3

I’m Catherine. I’m married to Mick and have two grown up children. I’ve worked at Bizzy Bees since 2000. I am qualified to NVQ level 3 as well as holding an up-to-date paediatric first aid certificate. Both my children attended the nursery and loved their time there. I enjoy  welcoming parents and children as they begin their new adventures. You’ll find me playing in Bumbles from Wednesday’s to Friday’s.

Sophie Morris (Bumbles) EYP

My name is Sophie and I have worked at Bizzy Bees since 2018. I currently care for children in 2-3 room. Since completing my early years foundation degree I have gained a wide range of experience working with children from 6 weeks - 5 years. I enjoy working with all age groups and find the experience both challenging and rewarding. I hold both up to date paediatric first aid certificate as well as food safety awareness.

Lisa Thompson (Bumbles) NVQ Level 3

Hi, I'm Lisa. I've been a Bizzy Bee since 2008 and love my job. You will currently find me playing in the Bumble Bees room. I have an N.V.Q level 3 childcare qualification and I also hold an up-to-date paediatric first aid certificate. At weekends I help out at our family owned garden centre.

Robyn Kitchen (Bumbles) NVQ Level 3 Playworker

Hi, my name is Robyn. I've been a Bizzy Bee since 2019 and love my job. Previous to this I ran an after school club. The children here are much smaller than I am used to but they are just as inquisitive, fun and energetic. You will currently find me playing in the Bumble Bees room. 

Clare Parkin (Bumbles) BTEC

Hi, I'm Clare.  I am married and have one son, Louis. I have worked in childcare since 2000, starting my career as a nanny working in London. I have a B TEC childcare qualification and I currently hold an up-to-date paediatric first aid certificate. I have worked for Bizzy Bees since 2004, working  in all the rooms and currently play in the Bumbles room.

Katie Kellam (Honey Bees) NNEB

Hi, I'm Katie. I have worked at Bizzy Bees since 2016. Since gaining my qualification of N.N.E.B level 3 in 1995 I have gained lots of experience of all ages of children in different settings.  Throughout my career I have had my own two children who are now both teenagers. I find my job very rewarding and look forward to new challenges that each day brings. I hold an up-to-date paediatric first aid certificate and I currently work in the Honey Bees.

Georgina Cowen (Honey Bees) NVQ Level 3

My name is Georgina and I have worked at Bizzy Bees since it's opening in 2004 - taking two maternity breaks along the way. I am Mum to two boys as well as sometimes acting Mum to a room full of nursery children! Since my career started at Bizzy Bees I have worked with all age groups which has widened my knowledge of child development. I hold an N.V.Q level 3 childcare qualification as well as an up-to-date paediatric first aid certificate.  I love working with children and couldn't see myself doing any other job.

Joanne Trcek ( Honey Bees) NVQ Level 3

Hi, I'm Jo. I have worked at Bizzy Bees since 2016. I live with my partner and 3 children. I have worked in childcare as a fully qualified childminder and a nursery nurse for many years. I have an N.V.Q level 3 childcare qualification as well an up-to-date paediatric first aid certificate.  I am currently based in the Bee Hive room.

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