Louise - Principal
Hello, I hold the grand title of Nursery Principal and am very fortunate to work with a wonderful team throughout the Nursery all of whom are dedicated to the care of your children with a passion. Together with Suzanne we created Busikids back in October 1997 and have seen many changes within the legislation of Nursery life, mostly all for the better! My background is as a registered General Nurse, I hold level 4 in Childcare, my role is more personnel and support or the team here at Busikids.
Suzanne - Finance Director
Suzanne, along with Louise have been part of Busikids since the beginning. Suzanne is the go to person for all things financial and can help with all payment, fees and invoicing queries. Outside of Busikids, Suzanne enjoys travelling having recently been to South Africa and also spending time with her fast growing granddaughter.
Charlotte - Nursery Manager
Hello, I have been at Busikids since January 2011. It has been a long time but an enjoyable one so far, we have achieved a lot and long may it continue. I have a wonderful team around me and between us we pride ourselves on providing the best care, comfort, learning environment and security we can for your sons and daughters. I invite you to get to know the rest of the team as you read on. I have been working in childcare since 1995, and started my career as a childminder, working in settings from 2001, and attending university part-time to achieve Early Years Professional (EYPS - Level 6) between 2010 to 2013. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, going to the gym, gardening, cooking, watching cricket, and going to the theatre and cinema.
Leanne - Deputy Nursery Manager (SENCO)
I trained as an Analytical Chemist and worked in the Food Safety industry for 10 years. I then re-trained and have been working in Childcare for almost 15 years. I love working at Busikids because of the community of Staff, children and families are so welcoming and friendly. In my spare time I enjoy time with my family, eating out, walking on the beach and doing puzzles.
Cathy - Nursery Administrator
Hi, my primary role at Busikids is as Nursery Administrator where my priorities are to support the Management team in the administration of the setting and also support the rooms where I can. You may also see me in the rooms working as a Supply Nursery Nurse when needed. I am Level 3 qualified in childcare which I gained in 2016 after retraining following a long career in Learning & Development and Graduate Recruitment in the Legal Sector. Outside of Busikids I enjoy spending time with my family and friends as well as performing with a local theatre group. I also have a passion for fitness and regularly train at the gym and complete Obstacle Course Races in my spare time.
Toni - Duckling Room Supervisor
Hi, I have been working at Busikids since June 2017 and have been working in Childcare for several years. I am currently studying FDa Early Years Care and Education at Portsmouth University. I have previously worked in China for six months gaining experience working with children in a foreign country. Outside of Busikids I am an avid dog lover and enjoy spending time with my dogs, family and friends.
Lucy A - Duckling Nursery Nurse
I have been working at Busikids since November 2018 when I joined the team as a supply member of staff before taking up a permanent position in the Duckling room. I have previously worked in office based jobs and retail and prior to starting here I took time out to volunteer in South Africa at a Monkey Orphanage. I enjoy working with the babies and I love to see their little faces and seeing them develop through their play. Outside of work I enjoy eating out and going to the cinema.
Julie - Penguin Room Supervisor
Hello, I have over 16 years experience in Early Years prior to joining Busikids in May 2020; ranging from a senior nursery nurse working in the baby rooms, a childminder and a deputy lead practitioner of a pre-school setting. I completed my BA (Hons) degree in Education Studies in 2019 and will achieve my Early Years Professional Status (Level 6) in July 2020. In my spare time I enjoy baking, reading and spending time with my family and friends.
Vicky - Penguins Nursery Nurse
Hi, I am Vicky and I have been working at Busikids since June 2000. During this time I have had two children both now at big school. In my time here I have worked with all the age groups and outside of Busikids I enjoy going out with friends, holidays and walking. I also like to go and see live music.
Jade - Penguin Nursery Nurse
Hi, I have been working at Busikids since May 2017 and am Level 3 qualified, previously having worked at Yellow Dot. I have worked with every age and am enjoying working with the Penguin children having previously worked in the Duckling Room. Outside of work I enjoy socialising with friends.
Alice - Monkey Room Supervisor
Hi, I have been working at Busikids since October 2019 and have several years childcare experience working at other settings. I really enjoy the outdoors and am passionate about allowing children to explore their natural environment. I have a little boy who takes up all my spare time but I love to bake!
Ellie - Monkey Senior Nursery Nurse
Hi, I’m Ellie. I first joined Busikids in 2014 where I began working towards my Level 3 qualification, after a short break I returned to my studies which are now complete. I love messy and sensory based activities and anything to do with Elephants! My passions outside of Busikids are travel/holidays, music and singing and my family. My hobbies include cooking, hamper making and creating scrapbooks filled with memories.
Sean - Monkey Nursery Nurse
Hi, I have been working at Busikids since January 2019 after working at Yellow Dot for 3 and a half years. At this point I had over 5 years experience working in Childcare. I really enjoy watching the children learn and grow and develop new skills. Outside of Busikids I enjoy football and being socially active.
Toran - Monkey Nursery Nurse
Hi, I have been working at Busikids since September 2016 where I began as an apprentice and worked through my Level 3 qualification in Childcare. Outside of Busikids I enjoy watching football (Where I support Saints – COYR!) and listening to music.
Michaela - Preschool Supervisor
Famously known across the setting as ‘Kyla’ by the children, I have worked at Busikids since March 2013. I have experience in most of the rooms and have recently taken on the role of Room Supervisor. I enjoy coming up with creative activities to explore with the children and outside of Busikids I enjoy scuba-diving in exotic places alongside my current passion of riding pillion on my husband’s Harley Davidson.
Lou - Preschool Nursery Nurse
Hi, my name is Lou but the children all call me ‘Lou Lou’. I have been at Busikids since 2014. I worked in the Monkey Room for 3 years. I have nearly 13 years experience in childcare, prior to this. I took a short career break to travel NZ and Australia, before returning to work here in 2018 and taking up a position in the Pre-School. I love spending time with family and friends, as well as photography and music. I am a massive animal lover and enjoy reading.
Sophie - Preschool Nursery Nurse
Hi, I joined the Busikids Preschool team in October 2015. I absolutely love working in the Preschool and enjoy helping and watching the children develop and grow and preparing for school is so rewarding. I am Level 3 qualified and love learning new things on a daily basis.
Lindsey - Preschool Nursery Nurse
Hi, I have really enjoyed getting to know all the lovely staff and children whilst working at Busikids.I have 7 years experience working in nurseries, within all age groups.I have previously had room manager experience and really enjoy coming up with new and exciting ideas/activities for the children.I my spare time I love going on long walks with my dogs, getting into a good book and watching films and TV series.
Lucy T - Apprentice
I have been working at Busikids as an Apprentice since September 2019. I went to college and studied dance for a year before deciding to pursue a career in Childcare. I enjoy interacting and playing with the children. Outside of work I like to socialise with friends and go shopping.
Katie - Apprentice
Before working at Busikids I attended Eastleigh college and did level 2 health and social care where I decided I definitely want to have a career in childcare. I love seeing the children playing and developing together and supporting them through doing this. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends
Jennifer - Supply Nursery Nurse
I used to be a Software Engineer but wanted a new challenge so changed career to work with children. I have been at Busikids for over 10 years now and love being able to help young children grow and learn. In my spare time I enjoy caravanning and exploring the British Countryside with my husband.
Sue - Supply Nursery Nurse
Before working at Busikids I was a Bus Driver for 26 years. I love being around the children having cuddles with the babies and conversations with the Preschoolers. Outside of work I like to socialise with friends, relax watching TV and generally chilling out at home.
Isabel - Supply Nursery Nurse
Before joining the Busikids team I used to work for a Supply Agency working either as a Supply Nursery Nurse or Teaching Assistant. I enjoy making children laugh/smile, going on new adventures and taking on new challenges every day. Most importantly I enjoy seeing them growing and changing, day after day; its tiring but wonderfully rewarding. Spare time? What’s that? I ride my bicycle, organise my home life, play tennis, basketball and enjoy running. My daughter is now faster than me but I still beat her on the long distances!
Angie - Supply Nursery Nurse
I used to work as a Family photographer but have mostly spent the last few years raising my own children. I love working with the children, nurturing them and playing with them. Watching them learn and grow is one of the best things about the job. In my spare time, I mostly write. I've spent the last 12 years writing books for my own children and now that they are older I write a couple of blogs and am planning on writing books in the future. I also still do photography as a hobby and enjoy long walks with my dog.
Joanne - Supply Nursery Nurse
Hi l have been working at Busikids since April 2016. On leaving school l studied childcare obtaining a general a d advanced level diploma in NAMACW. Since then l have worked over 30 yrs in childcare. Starting as a children's nanny, then a childminder and eventually a Deputy Supervisor in a Preschool for 15 yrs. I love working with the children as everyday is different but they bring you so much pleasure. Outside of Busikids l enjoy going to the Theatre, Cinema ,live music and reading.
We are very proud of our strong staff team here at Busikids, especially the fact that the ages of the team ranges from teenagers to grandparents, between whom there is great variety of experience working with young children.
All our staff are DBS checked and are also kept up-to-date with safeguarding training to enable us to keep your children as safe and protected as we can.
We also continually update out paediatric first-aid training to ensure we are all confident in keeping the children safe and being calm and confident should an accident or incident arise.
We are especially proud of the fact that many of our staff have been with us for many years, some of us have been here since we opened in 1997, yet we remain forward thinking and embrace new ideas, actively promoting training and welcome students for their work experience placements as learning is a two way thing, they introduce new thinking and we teach the well proven facts, all in all it is model that works very well indeed, as you will see when you come and meet us here at Busikids.