About Us

We work with families to give children the best outcomes in life. Being in partnership with parents to be the nursery of choice in Jersey through active engagement and consultation with parents, and also training our staff to the highest standard.

“Busy Beans Nursery is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff, students, parents, contractors and volunteers to share this commitment”. 

OUR CORE VALUES:

Respect

Having regard, inclusion, consideration and appreciation for colleagues, children & parents

Commitment

To providing a high standard of Early Years Education and Care to children from 4 months old to 5 yeas old, achieving positive outcomes in preparation for statutory education.

Professionalism

Staff are highly trained, Competent, Knowledgeable, Conscientiousness and have Integrity to delivering Early Years Education. Staff are approachable, supportive and carryout their duties in a professional manner to support parents.

Teamwork

Busy Beans Nursery's foundations as a Team underpins the valuable and effective Early Years Education and Care delivered. Demonstrating leadership, collaboration and reliability to our children, parents and each other.

Communication

To be active listeners to function effectively to safeguard and develop our children. Effective communication strengthens our relationships with parents and the wider community.

Learning

Forest Learning

Forest learning delivers an outdoor learning approach where children visit natural spaces to build personal, social and technical skills. We use the local woods and forests in Jersey to develop confidence, independence and self-esteem along with a love and respect for our environment through hands-on learning. 

The children have so much fun exploring the woods at Millbrook Park, having a snack on the fallen trees, gathering moss and twigs to make pretend fires and climbing and hiding in the trees. We enjoy looking, touching and smelling the flowers and deciding who has the biggest or smallest leaves or which colour they like the best. We love our visits to the mobile library. Looking at and choosing the books for our topics or to sit on the grass and have the story read to us while we have a snack.

Beach Learning

Beach learning is an unforgettable way for children to immerse themselves in the wonders of the sea. With the aim of improving children’s knowledge about their local coastal environment by connecting them with nature; opening their eyes to this amazing habitat and inspiring them to care for our coasts. 

Being at such close proximity to the beach allows us to visit often. An example of the activities the children enjoy are: running races, searching for shells, filling and emptying containers and games with the parachute.

MEET THE TEAM

Cheryl Findlay Registered Mental Health Nurse RMN - Operational Manager

Cheryl has practiced as a qualified, Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) for over 30 years, she has experience in all areas of the mental health field. Including 13 years’ experience in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS). Cheryl has been a clinician in several different roles within CAMHS both in Jersey and the UK. Cheryl’s passion is children and ensuring early years development matters, her particular interest is children with developmental disorders and has worked in developmental disorder clinics.

Cheryl has extensive experience of working with children including one of her roles in CAMHS as a Primary Mental Health Worker, this involved working in partnership with nurseries, health visitors, school nurses and parents with children 0 to 5 years old.

Cheryl’s experience both as a clinician and in her many leadership roles, places her to be an effective Operational Manager and lead a progressive nursery that delivers a high standard of Early Years Education and Care.

However more importantly and excitingly Cheryl’s experience positions her to provide the staff team with support and training to develop as competent and highly skilled practitioners, she will have an oversight of all children’s developmental needs to full fill our vision of ‘Working with Families to give Children the Best Outcomes in Life’. 

Trainer in Decider Skills

Zoe Herbert

Team Leader Rainbow Room (4 months to 2) CACHE Level 3 in Childcare and Education. Zoe is inspirational and creative and is passionate about the Rainbow Room. She is a committed and a great Team Leader. Trained in Decider Skills

Yasmine Bates

Nursery Officer Caterpillar Room CACHE Level 3 in Childcare and Education. Yasmine is a new qualified level 3 but she is already a fantastic practitioner and is amazing with our children. Trained in Decider Skills

Tory Simons

Nursery Officer Butterfly Room CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education. Tory is a very experienced practitioner the children love her and this shines through her kindness and compassion. Trained in Decider Skills

Susan Crew

Registered Manager CACHE Level 4 in Childcare and Education. Susan has a career spanning over 30 years in Early Years Education to include children with additional needs and management roles. Susan's vast experience positions to be an effective Registered Manger who manages the nursery on a daily basis, she s amazing with our staff and parents. Trained in Decider Skills.

Joanna Martins

Nursery Assistant Butterfly Room Bilingual Portuguese and English. Joana has the most gentle and calm personality that makes her an amazing nursing assistant she has a natural ability with children.

Isabela Markowska

Nursery Assistant Rainbow Room CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education, Bilingual Polish, English and a little Romanian. Isabela is an asset to our team being bilingual she supports our parents and children to ensure effective communication.

Jenette Winkworth

Team Leader Caterpillar (2 years to 3 years) CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education. Janette has over 15 years experience as a practitioner and other Team Leader roles. Janette's mature and calm approach facilitates exciting and creative activities for the children. Janette also has several years of experience with children who have an additional needs and loves being outdoors with the children.

Hayley Bisson

Senior Nursery Officer Caterpillar (2 to 3) CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education. Hayley is one of our senior practitioners she is highly skilled and experienced particularly working with with children with additional needs. She has a lovely kind and gentle approach with the children. Trained in Decider Skills.

Caryna Cullinane

Nursery Assistant Caterpillar Room. Caryna has lots of experience in care and is a calm member of the team. The children enjoy her story telling when she is reading their favourite books in the quiet corner.

Caitlin O Brian

Nursery Assistant Caterpillar Room. Caitlin is a lovely young woman at the start of her Early Years Education Career, she is demonstrating she has the potential to be an amazing practitioner in the future. She has a gentle and kind approach with the children who love her.

Emily Le Heuze

Nursery Assistant Caterpillar Room. Emily is in the process of completing a Psychology Degree and is applying all her learning in supporting the children and staff team. She has a smile that brightens everyone's day and the children love her

Hannah Bisson

Team Leader Butterfly Room (3 years to 5 years) CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education. Hannah is compassionate and a creative Practitioner she has a personality that the children trust and adore, she is a great Team Leader. Trained in Decider Skills.

Emily Perestrelo

Nursery Assistant Caterpillar Room (Qualified) CACHE Level 2 Diploma in Childcare and Education, Bilingual Portuguese and English. Emily is a kind and gentle practitioner who communicates with the children amazingly. Her calm approach allows her to soothe the children if they are feeling a little emotional.

Claudia King

Senior Nursery Officer Rainbow Room CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education. Claudia is one of our Senior Practitioners, she is amazing and patient with our children she is especially great with the children's emotional well being. Trained in Decider Skills.

Chloe Kennedy

Nursey Officer Rainbow Room CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education. Chloe is calm and an organised practitioner, just what we need in the very busy Rainbow Room, the children love her.

Alia Nunes

Nursery Assistant Rainbow Room. Alia is creative and full of initiative, she as lots of experiencing caring for her younger siblings. This experience shines through when she is interacting with the children she is very caring and nurturing, she is very popular with the children.

Sandra Vieira

Nursery Assistant Rainbow Room Bilingual Portuguese and English. Sandra is an asset to our Team, her language skills positions her to support our parents with effective communication. Her mature and patient nature reflects and shines through the children around her and she always gets the best out of the children, they love her.