Nursery Saltdean, Boomerang Kids

Boomerang Kids is a public limited company by Guarantee. This means it is a registered charity which has Trustees instead of a committee to run the business side of the nursery.


The Trustees must make sure that the business is sustainable and this is achieved with the help and support of the parents and carers of the children who attend the group.

Nursery Saltdean, Boomerang Kids

Hello, my name is Helen Hicks. I founded Saltdean barn and renovated it into the nursery you see today.

Boomerang Kids is my life achievement and I am very proud of everyone who works here to help make it such an outstanding nursery!

I am a qualified EYPS Early Years Teacher and have numerous other qualifications relevant to my role as Manager. I try to promote an ethos of continual learning for both staff and the children in our care.  


Hello my name is Kirsty Macdonald. I have been at Boomerang Kids since 2005 when I was studying for my Diploma in Childcare and Education. I stayed on at Boomerang Kids as bank staff until I qualified in 2006.

I was employed as a Key worker and have worked my way up to Assistant Manager. I continued my training and have completed my NVQ Level 4 and "Beach School practitioner" Level 3 qualification. I am now currently studying for my Degree in Early Years. 

I find the work here extremely rewarding, and enjoy working with our team. I feel very lucky to be working in such a beautiful setting.


Hello my name is Karen Busby, my first experience at Boomerang Kids was aged 15 on a voluntary placement with my secondary school.  

Since then I have completed NVQ level 2&3 and attended university whilst working to gain a degree in Professional Studies in Learning and Development. 

I worked my way up from voluntary worker to Assistant Manager and I am also the Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO). I have been happily working at Boomerang Kids now for many years and am looking forward to many more!