Nursery worker celebrates 20 years supporting hundreds of youngsters

Claire Smith celebrating her 20 years with some of the youngsters. Picture: Busy Bees

Claire Smith celebrating her 20 years with some of the youngsters. Picture: Busy Bees


A nursery worker who has supported hundreds of families is celebrating 20 years in her post.

Claire Smith joined Busy Bees, Thetford, aged 15 as an apprentice, rising through the ranks to become room manager.

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Children and staff at the nursery prepared a celebration for Ms Smith, recognising her commitment with an afternoon tea party and a presentation of flowers.

Emma Taylor, nursery manager, said: "From Claire's first day in the nursery to today, her passion for childcare has never faltered and she continues to build fantastic relationships with children, staff and parents."

Ms Smith said: "I'm feeling very nostalgic looking back over the last 20 years. I have had the pleasure of working alongside a great team and I can't quite believe how quick it has gone.

"We all had a fantastic day and I feel incredible special having celebrated my 20 years service in this way."

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