A Brechin nursery worker is celebrating after taking on a new role at Busy Bee Nursery in Montrose.
Rebekah Jack (25) is now a Lead Practitioner in the Nursery, which is based in Museum Street.
She has been with the company, which is an independent Nursery Group with several other nurseries in Fife, for the past six years, working her way up from Early Years Practitioner to her current position. Over the past three months Rebekah has gone through a training transition with Sandra Davidson, Nursery Development Manager, to prepare her for the Lead Practitioner role, and she will still work closely with Sandra for the next six months.
Having gained her SVQ Level 2 and then an HNC from Angus College, Rebekah intends to continue furthering her studies by studying for a PDA in Childhood Practice followed by a BA, a process which will take her four years overall to complete.
Rebekah said: “It’s going to be a great deal of work but it will be worth it to continue my studies to this level. I am very pleased and excited to have been promoted to Lead Practitioner and am looking forward to the challenges.
“Having started here six years ago with Busy Bees, I am delighted to have been given the opportunity and encouragement to develop into this role. A key role of a Lead Practitioner is to develop positive relationships with children, families, and staff; this is an area I have embraced and I am looking forward to developing this further. I am also looking forward to working in partnership with staff to develop their individual strengths to have a positive impact on the service.”
Jennifer Martin, Managing Director of the Busy Bees Group, added: “I wish to congratulate Rebekah on her promotion, which is very well deserved – she is a real asset to the Nursery and as we have seen, is well prepared to study and keep developing her skills on an academic and personal level which is to be commended.”