The Beehive Team

Nursery Directors & Managers

Chloe

Nursery Director

Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Education (2009)
BA (Hons) Education (2007)
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

Chloe has two young children and enjoys living in the countryside, near to the family farm. Chloe has over 15 years experience of working with children and has always been passionate about Early Years. Chloe volunteered in numerous Primary Schools and worked in several nurseries as bank staff whilst studying for her degree at the University of York. This confirmed that teaching was the chosen career path. Having completed her degree and Post Graduate teacher training, Chloe taught in a local Primary School before she founded the nursery in 2011.

Elaine

Director & Financial Administrator

Elaine is a regular visitor to the nursery as she enjoys interacting with the children and can often be seen out in the Meadow having fun and helps the children to care for the vegetable patch. She is also an extra pair of hands on some of the WOW days, particularly when the children are flower arranging. All of the children call her Nana!

Louise

Childcare Manager

Early Years Professional Status (2013)
BTEC Advanced Award Forest School Leader (2006)
BA (Hons) Early Years Care and Education (2013)

With over 20 years of experience of the childcare sector, Louise has been an integral part of the nursery since helping Chloe to setup during 2011. Louise is passionate for the great outdoors and actively promotes this through staff training sessions and loves to spend time with the children. Louise leads the Forest School sessions with the Worker Bees which is a highlight of their last year with us; lighting fires and cooking popcorn! Louise supports Chloe to ensure the nursery runs smoothly and is always available to speak to parents.

Away from her work life, Louise has 2 grown up children and 4 gorgeous grandchildren. She also enjoys time away walking, relaxing and exploring in Cornwall.

Debbie

Deputy Childcare Manager

FdA Early Childhood Studies (2011)

Debbie has a passion for the Early Years, with over 15 years of experience working mainly with children under 3. Debbie has also worked at The Beehive since it first opened in January 2012. Debbie has 2 grown-up sons, a granddaughter and Stella her beloved cat. Debbie devotes any time off to her family, looking after her granddaughter each week and regularly cooking for a house full at the weekends!

Staff Team

The staff team has grown significantly over the past 5 years from 6 to over 30 employees. All of our staff are committed to providing the highest level of care and support for your child. All staff have been thoroughly vetted with an enhanced DBS check prior to commencing employment.

Our childcare staff team are each qualified to at least level 3 with some currently working towards their BA(Hons) and Foundation Degrees in Early Childcare. In addition to this, we usually employ one apprentice each year.