The appropriate staffing levels are laid down in the Early Years Foundation Stage – 1 adult to 4 children aged 2 and 1 adult to 8 children aged 3 and over – and Busy Bees maintains this ratio at all times. On most occasions our staff/child ratio is higher than the mandatory ratios.
All our staff are qualified or working toward qualifications and all adults working with children on a regular basis have DBS (Disclosing and Debarring Service) enhanced checks.

Our staff hold pediatric first aid certificates which are renewed every three years as well as level 2 food and hygiene.

Childcare protection and safeguarding courses are a priority and all the team undertake these courses as well as regular refresher sessions.

The Team

The team members are listed below together with qualifications and some of the courses that they have attended. The Busy Bees Committee is very keen to ensure that staff undertake professional development and actively encourage them to attend training courses. This enables them to increase their understanding of Early Years childcare and put this knowledge into practice to enhance the children’s experience at the pre-school.

Kelly Martin – Manager: BTEC First Diploma in Caring; CACHE level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education; Advanced safeguarding; Awareness of child abuse and neglect; County lines Safer recruitment; Every child a talker Level 2 understanding Autism Level 2 understanding nutrition Managing wellbeing of you staff Basic manual handling of children with physical and medical needs Dingleys Promise







Josie Orchard – Deputy Manager Level 3 childcare Food hygiene Paediatric First Aid Senco level 3 BLAST ( Boosting language auditory skills and talking). Five to Thrive Safeguarding Dingleys promise Positive behaviour Understanding & supporting sensory behaviours Prevent covid


Stacey Player – level 3 practitioner Food hygiene Paediatric First Aid level 2 in autism certificate Positive behaviour


Steph Aven – Senior Practitioner Level 3 childcare. Paediatric first aid Five to thrive, County Lines Level 2 understanding Autism certificate Level 2 understanding mental health in early years Behaviour that challenges. BLAST (Boosting language auditory skills and talking) Dingleys promise Manual handling in the workplace Fun with phonics.




Kirsty Baker – Level 3 Apprentice Paediatric First Aid. five to thrive Healthy Movers County Lines


“The manager and staff are dedicated to their roles. They work together well as a team and all contribute to the setting’s evaluation. For instance, they regularly reflect on the activities provided and think of ways to further improve.” Ofsted report 2020