Sarah (Sunflower's Team Leader) arrived at Educare in 2010 with her daughter Jessica, who was with us from the baby room right through to the Out of School Club.
She holds a CACHE Level 3 Diploma in childcare and education and in her free time enjoys dancing and spending time with her family.
Sarah said: “We have a hard-working team at Educare and we work together to provide a caring, well-supervised and stimulating environment for the children.”
Jessica started working at Educare in 2014 and holds a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Childcare and Young People. She can speak a little Spanish which comes in handy when she jets off to her favourite holiday destination - Majorca.
Jessica enjoys working at Educare as she believes the children are always happy and it is lovely to see them smile everyday. She also feels the staff work with the parents to discover what the children's interests are.
Jane worked in a school nursery for 18 years, gaining a BTEC Early Years National Diploma, and came to us in 2012 after moving to East Yorkshire from Bradford.
She said: “Educare is a great place to work because the staff are very friendly and the children are happy and contented.”
Jane enjoys walking and socialising with friends as well as relaxing with the TV, watching soaps and reality shows.
Jenni has a 2 children, they all joined the Educare team in June 2015. She holds a Level 3 BTEC in children's Care and Learning and has previously worked as a children's representative in Spain.
In her free time Jenni loves to spend time with her family, and believes Educare has a warm and friendly environment in which children can thrive.
Helen joined Educare at the beginning of 2013 and holds a Level 3 BTEC Diploma in childcare learning and development.
When she’s not at work Helen enjoys socialising and going to the cinema.
Sarah said: “All the staff at Educare are friendly and welcoming. The children are happy and contented and really enjoy coming here.”
Becky has been at Educare since 2009 and is the Team LEader for the Bluebell room. She holds a CACHE Level 3 Diploma in childcare and education.
She lives locally and knows from her friends around the area that Educare is very popular because of the happy, friendly environment.
Sam spent five years as a nanny before joining the team at Educare during 2012.
She holds a Level 3 Diploma in childcare and education and is dedicated to helping the children enjoy their time here and learn as they grow.
Sam said: “I want to help the children develop to the best of their ability and I want to make sure they have fun and learn through play.”
When she’s not working Sam enjoys socialising with family and friends.
Donna already had nine years of nursery experience before she joined Educare during 2012.
She is qualified to BTEC National Diploma Level 3 in early years and says Educare helps children and their parents in many ways.
Donna said: “We are a hard-working, friendly team. Educare provides a stimulating environment and there is a lot of interaction with the children.”
Shona (Buttercup's Team Leader) arrived at Educare in 2011, following in the footsteps of her son Riley who was with us from age six months until moving on to primary school.
She is qualified to Level 3 in childcare, learning and development and enjoys working at Educare because of the “bubbly, friendly staff.”
Away from work, Shona says she enjoys spending time with friends and family and walking her dog, Bertie.
Children are Sara’s life. In addition to having helped look after everyone at Educare since 2010 she has three daughters, a son, a step-daughter and a step-son at home, so it’s no surprise that she lists her main interest as spending time with her family.
Sara’s qualifications include a Level 3 Diploma in pre-school practice, NVQ Level 2 in leadership and management and NVQ Level 3 in childcare learning and development.
Sara said: “There is a real family feel at Educare and that comes from the dedication of all the staff.”
Tina worked on planning parties in a bar before joining Educare in 2012 and she does her bit here to make sure everyone has a good time.
She holds qualifications in safeguarding and health and safety and finds Educare a fun and friendly place.
Tina said: “All of the staff are very friendly and most have families of their own so know exactly how to look after the children. We are always coming up with different ideas and that means there’s always something new happening.”
Away from work Tina enjoys going to the theatre and the cinema and spending time with her own family.
Julie has worked at Educare for more than 14 years and holds a BTEC National Diploma in childhood studies.
She particularly enjoys working with the children on creative activities and contributing towards a family environment throughout the nursery.
Julie said: “Educare is a family-run business and parents like the homely feel of the nursery.”