Tina Morley, Pre-school Manager
Tina, our Pre-school Manager, has a CACHE Diploma in Childcare & Development (Level 3) and over 10 years’ experience in Early Years, as well as a wealth of leadership and management experience from her previous career. Tina is in charge of safeguarding and behaviour management, along with her managerial duties. With two children of her own, Tina became interested in childcare and early years education through helping at their pre-school and volunteering on the committee. She enjoys spending time outside with the children, as well as sensory play, singing and story time, and is a specialist play-dough maker!
Gail Callard, Pre-school Practitioner
Gail is an experienced Pre-school Practitioner and has responsibility for equal opportunities as well as being our Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (SENCO). Gail is a former primary school teacher with three children. She enjoys sports, so spends plenty of time with the children in our outside area, and coordinates our PE sessions. As well as organising some fabulous role-play areas, Gail also has a strong focus on maths, and ensures that lots of opportunities for learning are provided in all areas of our indoor and outdoor environment.
Lorraine Light, Acting Deputy Pre-school Manager
Lorraine is a long-serving, experienced Level 3 Pre-school Practitioner and is currently Acting Deputy Pre-school Manager, as well as being the Health and Safety Officer. Lorraine has two children and got involved with Busy Bees when her son attended. She is known for her wonderful baking and cooking creations, and always has a large group of willing volunteers to help! As well as her baking skills, Lorraine is also known as our 'Creative Director', with a talent for making lovely displays. She also really enjoys supporting the children in their chosen activities, to ensure they have a sense of pride in their achievements.
Claire Myers, Pre-school Practitioner
Claire is an experienced, Level 3 Pre-school Practitioner. Claire is the Safeguarding/ Child-Protection Deputy, as well as our 'events planner' responsible for organising our trips and parties. She is also great at baking and enjoys messy activities, as well as organising fun, extra-curricular events for Busy Bees children. Claire is mum to three children, which take up most of her spare time!
Indira Mekala, Pre-school Practitioner
Indira is a Level 3 Pre-school Practitioner. She enjoys creative activities, as well as playing games with the children both inside and out. Indira is also keen to share and teach the children about her culture, including how to make some wonderful traditional Indian foods. Indira is mum to two teenage children.
Amber Harrison, Pre-school Assistant
Amber is a Pre-school Assistant. She enjoys creative and messy activities, and supporting the children in their day-to-day play and learning. Amber is mum to a little boy who attends Busy Bees.
Victoria Whitelegg, Administrator
Vicki is the Busy Bees Administrator and Committee Treasurer. She is a qualified Accountant (ACMA), having trained and worked for Kingfisher Plc for 7 years before running her own successful business in Harrogate. Vicki takes care of all our finances, admin and admissions.