Kerry is Educare's Nursery Director, she can't bear sitting still, loves crazy dancing and brings plenty of energy to the Educare team.
Having spent more than 17 years in childcare, including more than seven at Educare, she is one of our most experienced members of staff. She is also very highly qualified, with NVQ childcare qualifications at Levels 2 and 3 as well as a BA (Hons) in early childhood care and education.
Kerry’s interests include travel and socialising, and she combined the two when she headed to Cuba to get married in 2013.
Kerry will also go the extra mile at work. She said: “The caring environment is what makes Educare so special. The staff are always there to help the parents and children.”
Kerry has recently joined the Educare team in our Out of School Club. She is level 2 NVQ qualified in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools. Kerry also holds a level 3 diploma in Childcare and Education. Kerry volunteered at Swinemoor Primary and St Johns Primary to gain a variety of experience. Kerry also worked as a teaching assistant at St Nicholas Primary as a one to one and has 6 years experience with Little Gruffalos in the Out of School Club. Kerry loves music, reading and watching films. Kerry said about Educare 'Educare is a calm and caring environment, its very welcoming and the children really do come first'.
Maribel joined us in June 2017 and has a Cache level 2 in Children and Young People's Workforce. Maribel feels that working with the children is rewarding and they are constantly learning through fun activities. Maribel enjoys watching the children grow and develop into their own individual personalities and to help them become confident. When Maribel is at home she enjoys going on long walks with her dog and spending time with her family.
Samantha or Sam Has a NNEB Diploma in Nursery Nursing and a CCE certificate in Childcare and Education. Sam enjoys walking her dog and likes to eat out with her family and friends. Since joining us in January 2017, Sam feels that Educare has a fun and enjoyable environment. The children lead activities and access messy, water and sand activities throughout the day. She loves working here as we have a safe and secure environment with happy, friendly staff that make the children and their families feel welcome!
Vicki is Educare's Deputy Manager. She has worked in all four of the nurseries rooms since joining us in 2007.
She is qualified in childcare to NVQ Level 3 and also holds a Level 2 qualification in team leading.
She said: “All the staff at Educare are extremely kind and caring and will always go the extra mile to ensure happiness and to provide an environment in which the children can thrive.”
Vicki likes to relax by playing netball and she is a member of two teams in the Beverley area.
Casey is a very busy girl, in her spare time she runs the Brownies and Rangers unit at Toll Gavel, planning trips, activities and camps. Casey has two pets at home, a Lilo the kitten and Phyllis the seven legged Tarantella. Casey became an Educare team member in October 2017 and loves working here as moral is always good and the children are great to work with
Sarah joined Educare as a volunteer and did some supply work before joining the team permanently in January 2018 Sarah says "I love working at Educare because everyone is so lovely and caring! I've always wanted to be a Nursery Nurse and Educare is like a second home!. Sarah attended Hull university and has a BAHons in Education and Early Years! In Sarah's spare time she loves walking along Hornsea beach front and taking pictures of the scenery.
Karen is a very active person and loves to go skiing and running. When she isn't doing this, she is spending time with her two boys. Karen joined us in April 2018 with a BTEC National Diploma Level 3 in Childcare. Karen feels like the children and staff at Educare are her second family, as we all work together as a team and make everyone feel welcomed as soon as they walk through our entrance!
Nicole loves working at Educare because the staff are friendly and have made her feel like part of the family. She started in July 2017 with BTEC level 3 in Children's Care, Learning and Development.
Nicole like to socialise with her friends and family and enjoys taking her dog, charlie, on long walks.
Ellie first came to Educare as a volunteer when she was 17 and then joined us permanently in September 2016. Ellie has completed an NVQ Level 2 in Childcare and Development and is working towards her Level 3. She also has a Level 2 in Autism Awareness. Ellie chose to have a change from her previous job as a hairdresser as she enjoys the freedom and creativity that comes from working with children, allowing every day to be different and interesting, and feels that herself and everyone in the team are dedicated and passionate about the development of young children.
In her spare time, Ellie enjoys to do lots of things, such as travelling, going to the gym, read books, play the piano and guitar and painting!
Debbie loves listening to music. She will often try and find vinyl records to listen to by hunting through Beverley's charity shops. Debbie also loved to go the the cinema and spending time with her family and friends.
Since joining us in January 2017, Debbie has said that "I love that the entire Nursery has a big family vibe. Everyone gets on really well and seeing the children having fun and enjoying themselves makes my day."
Debbie has a BTEC Level 3 in Children's Play, Learning and Development
Katie started as one of out supply girls in April 2017 and then became a permanent member of the team in May 2017 with a BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Children's Play, Learning and Development and enjoys helping to make a positive difference in the Children's lives.
Katie loves to travel and watching sports like football and rugby.