Our Trustees

Rachel Longden.

My name is Rachel. I worked at Bizzy Bees for over 18 years. My main role as SENCO was very rewarding as I found that supporting both children with additional needs and their families a challenging yet fulfilling experience. I made the difficult decision to leave the nursery at the end of 2015 to spend more time with my family. However I was and still am very passionate about Bizzy Bees, it's staff team and the families that attend the centre. I took the decision to join the Trustee team so that I could still help with fundraising events, supporting the team and help to ensure that our families receive the best possible service.

Stacey Thomas (secretary)

I'm Stacey, I became a Trustee in 2018 and have two daughters who have attended Bizzy Bees from being 6 month old. They have both loved being at Bizzy Bees and it is fantastic to see them develop and grow with the care and support that the team have given them. I became a Trustee so that I could in turn support the nursery to carry on doing what they do best, and provide outstanding care for all the children who attend Bizzy Bees.

Charlotte Lax

Hi, I'm Charlotte and I became a trustee in 2018.I'm a primary school teacher and SENDCO at a Rotherham school. I've got one daughter who has been attending Bizzy Bees since she was 9 months old and my two nieces attended Bizzy Bees when they were younger. All three girls have had such a positive experience at Bizzy Bees that I wanted to become a trustee to support the nursery in the best way I can.

Lisa Graham

Hi, I’m Lisa. I work at the University of Sheffield and became a Trustee in 2018. I have two boys, one has recently started school and one is currently at Bizzy Bees enjoying the 2-3 room.

I am pleased to be a Trustee and look forward to becoming more involved with the nursery as I know how hard the childcare team work. The nursery staff are always welcoming and friendly and both my boys have benefitted from this positive environment.

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Would you like to have a say in how Bizzy Bees operates?

Bizzy Bees is a non-profit making, charitable organisation that is governed by a Board of Trustees. The nursery is not owned by anyone and any profits made must be used to help improve the running of the Nursery in some way. The Trustees are usually made up of Parents and Grandparents of children attending the Nursery. However you can become a Trustee if you simply feel that you have an interest in Bizzy Bees and how the Nursery operates, regardless of whether your child attends. So if you are not interested in becoming a Trustee but know someone who might be, please ask them to contact the Nursery.


The role of a Trustee involves attending evening meetings at the Centre approximately once every 6 weeks. However, you do not need to attend every meeting as long as there are enough Trustees at each meeting (4 minimum) to be able to vote on issues raised. The Trustees discuss all aspects of the running of the Nursery from wage increases to fees charged and from fundraising to customer care.

The Trustees vote together on issues raised, therefore no one is expected to make a decision alone. If you think that you may be interested in becoming a Trustee, please speak to either Lisa Burgin or Linda Stoney in the manager’s office or call the nursery between 7.30am and 6.30pm.