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 Williams – Manager:
BTEC First Diploma in Caring;
CACHE level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education;
Advanced safeguarding; Awareness of child abuse and neglect;
Safer recruitment;
Every child a talker.
Level 2 understanding Autism
Level 2 understanding nutrition and health                                   Behaviour that challenges






Anne Yuill – deputy manager

Level 3 Diploma for Children and Young People’s Workforce:
Understanding Children’s and Young people’s development;
Building relationships and communicating with children, young people and families;
Childhood obesity and HENRY (healthy, exercise and nutrition for the really young);
BLAST ( Boosting language auditory skills and talking). Makaton


Steph aven – Practitioner        

Level 3 childcare
First aid
BLAST ( Boosting language auditory skills and talking).

Josie OrchardPractioner

Level 3 childcare
learning and development
Food hygiene
First Aid
BLAST ( Boosting language auditory skills and talking).

Hayley white – practioner working one to one

level 3 in childcare
Food hygiene


“Checks on teaching are very effective and enable the manager to arrange an appropriate training programme for staff. Planning is rigorous and builds on children’s experiences to provide them with a variety of engaging activities which promotes outstanding progress.” – Jenny Cutler Ofsted Inspector 18/03/2015.