Pictures: Busy Bees nursery’s busy birthday celebrations

Senior nursery nurse Karina Rogers, 34, celebrates with Chloe Taylor and Rebecca Ash, both 4

Senior nursery nurse Karina Rogers, 34, celebrates with Chloe Taylor and Rebecca Ash, both 4 - Credit: Michelle Johnson

Balloons, cakes, bubbles and face painting are the hallmarks of any child’s party.

Arshya Verma, 4, enjoys a cake at the Busy Bees Ilford's Sweet 16 party

Arshya Verma, 4, enjoys a cake at the Busy Bees Ilford's Sweet 16 party - Credit: Michelle Johnson

The newly rebranded Busy Bees Nursery pulled out all the stops for their sweet 16 this month as they welcomed local families to join them in the celebrations.

It was an extra special day for nursery manager, Michelle Johnson, 43, who has been there since the first child came through their doors at King George’s Hospital on Barley Lane, Ilford, in 1998.

Nursery manager and anniversary girl Michelle Johnson, 43, enjoying cakes baked by nursery nurse Car

Nursery manager and anniversary girl Michelle Johnson, 43, enjoying cakes baked by nursery nurse Caroline Sait - Credit: Michelle Johnson

She said: “I can’t believe it has been 16 years since we opened.

“There have been literally hundreds of children we have cared for over this time and it’s just lovely when we care for one child and see their siblings a few years later.”

Jacob Osibote, 3, and Demi Alo, 2, admire their newly painted faces

Jacob Osibote, 3, and Demi Alo, 2, admire their newly painted faces - Credit: Michelle Johnson


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Nursery cook, Margaret ‘Mags’ Lampard, third-in-charge Lynn Debenham, and supervisory nursery nurses Karina Rogers and Yvette MacDonald are also celebrating their sixteenth year with the nursery this summer.

No party is complete without bubbles and Lailah Ferdinand, 2, is doing her part

No party is complete without bubbles and Lailah Ferdinand, 2, is doing her part - Credit: Michelle Johsnon

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