Busy Bees children's nursery welcomes Mayor of Shrewsbury to celebrate its apprentices

Busy Bees nursery in Shrewsbury was thrilled to welcome the mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Ioan Jones, on Wednesday 15th June. The Mayor spent the afternoon talking to the fabulous apprentices at the nursery as well as watching them in their work. He then was taken on a guided tour of the nursery and enjoyed observing all the different learning enhancements and fun activities the children were experiencing.

Casey White, Sherie King and Cally Roberts are three apprentices that are excelling at Busy Bees nursery in Shrewsbury. Casey recently completed her Level 3 in Leadership and Management, which is just one of the variety of apprenticeship courses run and facilitated by the Busy Bees Training Academy. Since completing her Level 3, Casey has also been promoted to assistant room manager. After meeting the nursery staff and children, Councillor Ioan Jones was introduced to several learning enhancements designed and championed by Busy Bees, such as Babble to Chatter, an enhancement to improve language and communication development, and Shake and Write, an enhancement to lay the foundations for early writing for pre-school children.

Head Chef, Patricia Morgan, also cooked up some lovely dishes and treats for the Mayor to taste to showcase some of the fabulous nutritious and delicious meals the children eat during their nursery years. Dishes such as a vegetable pasta and salad, a Summer flan and an allergen-free chocolate cake that afforded Busy Bees the Soil Association Silver Award for their commitment to providing food that is free from harmful additives, responsibly sourced and easily traced.

Commenting on his time at the nursery, Councillor Ioan Jones, the mayor of Shrewsbury, said: “I had a rewarding day at the nursery and it was great to meet the apprentices. It was really pleasing to see how well Casey, Sherie and Cally are progressing and I was particularly impressed with the support that each and every apprentice receives at Busy Bees. “I think it’s extremely important that young people in the region are being given promising career opportunities and it was a brilliant day out.” Jill Beckett, nursery manager at Busy Bees on Shrewsbury Business Park, said: “Casey, Sherie and Cally are exceptional examples of childcare practitioners.

They have a drive and a desire to succeed in the industry and provide better outcomes for our children. The children at the nursery absolutely adore them and their energy and passion are infectious and magnetic. I have no doubt that they will continue to be a success in the future and we want to continue to create learning opportunities and career progression through a continual programme of in-house training and mentoring.”