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 neurodiversity and brain development in children. Cheryl she has worked as a clinician in a children’s developmental clinic, assessing and providing treatment for children e.g. ADHD, Autism, Tourette’s and learning difficulties.

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 to lead a progressive nursery that delivers a high standard of Early Years Care and Education.

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. Delivery training for example Decider Skills and Safeguarding. Cheryl 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’. 

Cheryl is the nursery’s safeguarding lead an area she has had significant experience, as a safeguarding lead in other positions both with children and adults.

Susan Crew

Registered Manager trained CACHE Level 4 in Childcare and Education, CMI Management level 5 and Trained in Decider Skills. 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 her to be an effective Registered Manger who manages the nursery on a daily basis, she is amazing with our staff and parents. Susan is hands on, the children love her and she is always in the rooms for a cuddle and play with the children. Susan is central to the mentoring and coaching of the staff team to facilitate individuals professional development and to maintain the delivery of a high standard of care and education.

Zoe Herbert

Caterpillar Room ( 2 years to 3 years). Zoe is a qualified Team Leader with a CACHE Level 3 in Childcare and Education and Trained in Decider Skills. Zoe is committed and has great leadership skills, she is compassionate, creative, inspirational and passionate about the Caterpillar Room. Zoe has an amazing staff team in the Caterpillar room.

Yasmine Bates

Caterpillar Room Nursery Officer CACHE Level 3 in Childcare and Education and Trained in Decider Skills. Yasmine is a fantastic practitioner and is amazing with our children, she is motivated, funny and always brings sunshine to the Caterpillar Room.

Naomi Le Marquard

Caterpillar Room. Nursery Assistant (Qualified) CACHE Level 2 in Childcare and Education. Naomi has aspirations to further her training and complete CACHE Level 3 in Childcare and Education. Naomi is calm, patient and has positive rapports with the children, they always go to her if they need a cuddle.

Julie Pasturel

Nursery Volunteer: Julie is our wonderful volunteer who helps with the children on a Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Julie works in all of the nursery rooms and has previous experience of working in early years. The children love her and she is a valued member of the Busy Beans Team. Julie is particularly good at reading stories to the children and gives amazing hugs.

Jenette Winkworth

Butterfly Room (pre school) Team Leader. CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education. Janette has over 15 years experience as a practitioner to include other Team Leader roles. Janette's mature and calm approach facilitates exciting and creative activities for the children, she is a positive role model for the junior staff. Janette also has several years of experience with children who have an additional needs and loves being outdoors with the children.

Caryna Cullinane

Caterpillar Room. Nursery Assistant. 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, Caryna has a gentle manner that the children respond positively.

Caitlin O Brian

Butterfly Room (pre school). Early Years Practitioner in training. Caitlin is a qualified CACHE Level 2 in Childcare and Education and is currently on her CACHE Level 3 in Childcare and Education course. Caitlin is a lovely young woman at the start of her Early Years Education Career, she demonstrates great potential and will to be an amazing practitioner in the future. Caitlin has a gentle and kind approach with the children who love her and her creative ability lends to exciting activities for the children

Hannah Bisson

Rainbow Room (4months to 2 years). Team Leader. Hannah is a qualified Team Leader of the , with a CACHE Level 3 in Childcare and Education and Trained in Decider Skills. Hannah is compassionate and a creative Practitioner she has a personality that the children trust and adore, she is a great Team Leader.

Emily Perestrelo

Caterpillar Room. Nursey Assistant (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.

Chloe Kennedy

Caterpillar Room Senior Practitioner. CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education trained. Chloe is calm and an organised practitioner, just what we need in the very busy Caterpillar Room. Chloe supports and deputises for Zoe, they have a good relationship that supports the staff team. The children love her and always seek her out for a cuddle and reassurance.

Caitlin Cauvain

Rainbow Room. Nursery Assistant (Qualified) CACHE Level 2 Diploma in Childcare and Education. Caitlin has aspirations to progress to complete her CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education in the very near future. Caitlin is passionate about working with children, she has a gentle approach and engages well with the children.

Deborah Sousa

Rainbow Room. CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education. Deborah is a newly qualified practitioner who is a natural with the children, she has huge potential and will be an assist to the staff team.

Eileen Thorton

Rainbow Room. Nursery Assistant. Eileen has many years of experience of working in care, she has a calm and warm personality that the children respond to and go to Eileen for hugs and reassurance. Eileen is a valued member of the team and a role model for the younger staff members sharing her experiences.

Mayhia Morgan

Caterpillar Room. Nursery Assistant. Mayhia starts her CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education in September 2023. We have every confidence she will do amazing on the course. Mayhia is so creative and has a massive talent in art that she uses for creative activities. Mayhia is calm, patient and compassionate around the children.

Susana Aguiar

Caterpillar Room. Nursery Assistant. Susana is a valued member of the team on a daily basis her maturity and enthusiasm in her engagement with the children shines through. The children love Susana she is a natural with the children, her compassion extends to both the children and her colleagues, she gives amazing cuddles.

Jodie Mae Lihoiu

Domestic. Jodie is more than just a domestic she is qualified at CACHE Level 2 Diploma in Childcare and Education. Jodie supports the staff teams at busy times of the day e.g. lunch time using her CACHE Level 2 skills and her understanding of the children. Jodie is particularly good engaging and supporting children with additional needs.

Marta De Freitas

Rainbow Room. Nursery Assistant, Bilingual Portuguese and English. Marta is organised and has self motivation, she is an asset in supporting the Team Leader and Senior practitioner in the room. Marta is creative and has great ideas for activities that the children enjoy.

Millie Noel

Nursery Assistant. Millie is currently studying CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education at Highlands college full time. Millie has successfully completed her first year of her CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education. Millie works as part of the team over the holidays when she isn't at college. Millie is amazing with the children and has great potential as a early years practitioner.