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Helen at Bumblebees Day Nursery

Hi, I’m Gemma

I’m the founder of Bumblebees Day Nursery. I’ve got over 20 years experience in the childcare profession and it was always my goal to set up an outstanding day nursery offering the very best childcare for children. I’m supported by my manager, Faye and my deputy managers Karen and Fawn (pictured below).

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Bumblebees was opened in September 2006 with a passion to create the very best childcare any parent or carer could wish for. Bumblebees is a purpose-built nursery which can cater for all children from 3 months to 11 years of age. All the children have access to a large and secured multi-purpose garden.

Bumblebees is a family business run by three directors, Gemma Whittington, Jamie Whittington and Ian Bealey. Gemma has over 20 years’ experience in childcare and holds an NNEB and NVQ4, whilst Jamie maintains the administration and finance for the setting. Both Gemma and Jamie work on site and are supported by their full time Manager, Faye Thorning. Faye has been with us since we opened and has helped Bumblebees develop into what it is today, utilising the 20+ years’ experience gained throughout her career in childcare. Ian supports the nursery on an ad-hoc basis when required.

Together we appreciate the vital mix that is needed to provide the very best childcare. Bumblebees, the staff, security and the activities provided are all equally important and deserving of the very highest attention to detail. All the children and their parents or carers can expect to receive top quality care and a friendly welcome.

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To make Bumblebees the first choice childcare solution by providing a first class professional nursery environment and exceptional caring staff to develop your children’s potential

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****REMINDER**** today we will be leaning more about the Chinese New Year-Year of the rat. Please remember to dress your child in something red! We will be enjoying Chinese snacks throughout the day and have sweet and sour chicken with rice for lunch today ... See MoreSee Less

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EXCITING PLANS AHEAD! We want to give you some dates for your diary for events happening throughout the next few months.
🇨🇳* Friday 24th January* 🇨🇳Chinese New Year! (25th Jan) the children will enjoy sweet and sour chicken for lunch and get to try some traditional chinese snacks throughout the day. Pre School have already been learning about the Year of the Rat. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO DRESS YOUR CHILD IN RED

🐣*Throughout March -🐣 Our eggs will be delivered for the children to experience the excitement of watching them hatch and seeing the chicks grow! The Hen House Farm

🐴*Tuesday 9th June*🐴 Collytown Therapy Ponies will be visiting the children who attend in the morning where they will be able to groom the ponies and take them for a walk around the garden.

🎓 *Thursday 16th July*🎓 Pre School Graduation! If your child is leaving us to go to School this year you will be invited to join us at their graduation!

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