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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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Play dough lends endless opportunities to develop and learn through play.
💛We can develop our finger and wrist strength through pinching, twisting, pushing and rolling, this will lead to our mark making skills in the future
💛 We can involve maths, introducing language such as heavy, long, half/whole. We can divide it with our friends and count how many portions we need.
💛 we can develop our imagination, making our play dough into anything we wish to!
💛we can use it to regulate our emotions. It is so therapeutic for children to knead, roll, flatten and punch. This will help to relieve feelings of stress and anxiety
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