Gen­er­a­tions join nurs­ery’s 20th party

Kent Messenger Maidstone - - FRONT PAGE -

More than 70 peo­ple joined staff at Busy Bees in Alling­ton to cel­e­brate the nurs­ery’s 20th an­niver­sary.

Par­ents, chil­dren and for­mer pupils vis­ited the cen­tre in Ash Grove on Satur­day to take part in party games, a spot of face paint­ing and en­joy some cake.

Af­ter two decades in the County Town, many chil­dren have been through the nurs­ery and are now bring­ing their own chil­dren to it.

Up un­til 2014 the cen­tre was run by Kin­der Nurs­eries, which ran 11 nurs­eries in Kent and one in Lewisham.

The for­mer own­ers, Al­lan and Janet Bishop, at­tended the party.

They were joined by Karen Of­fi­cer from Busy Bees and Cllr David Naghi, deputy mayor of Maid­stone.

Nurs­ery man­ager Heather Dodd said: “I joined 19-and-ahalf years ago. My chil­dren have all been through here – all three of them.

“It was a re­ally lovely day at Busy Bees. We had chil­dren who left a few years ago and it was nice to see them and the old own­ers. Hav­ing started the nurs­ery as my first job out of col­lege, I have seen the nurs­ery progress and grow in so many ways, from the first chil­dren start­ing who are now hav­ing their own chil­dren, to the change of own­ers from Mr and Mrs Bishop to be­com­ing part of the Busy Bees fam­ily in 2014.”

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Faye Angear, five

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Imo­gen Lil­ley, five

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Freya Lacey, four

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Emily Day, four, spells it out

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