Our Team

The Educare team is a group of committed professionals with extensive experience within their disciplines and focused to making the Educare a safe, secure and fun environment. 

Safe Staff Recruitment

All our staff have an enhanced DBS-check and are required to provide suitable references, at least one of which must be from a previous employer prior to starting work with us at Educare

The Educare Team

Becky Dawson Becky Dawson

Becky Dawson

Acting Nursery Director

Time at Educare: 10 years

Loves spending time with her family especially playing games, particularly bingo with her nephew. A film buff with a passion for visiting new places. Favourite animal is a penguin!

Qualifications
CACHE Level 3 in Childcare and Education
Team Leader Qualification

Sarah Walker Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker

Finance Manager

Time at Educare: 11 years

Keeper and closer of the books at Educare. Busy mum to two beautiful girls who both enjoyed Educares nursery days. Loves running, visiting new countries and walking her cute puppy.

Casey Hirst Casey Hirst

Casey Hirst

Team Leader

’Casey became an Educare team member in October 2017, progressing to Buttercups Room Team Leader in January 2020 and loves working here as moral is always good and the children are great to work with.

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. 

Ros Hirst Ros Hirst

Ros Hirst

Team Leader

Time at Educare: 9 years

Loving mum with two crazy daughters who enjoy cycling, baking and movies together.

A big David Attenborough fan with a fish tank full of tropical fish. Her favourite Disney princess is Pocahontas and is happy to answer to that name!

Qualifications
BTEC National Diploma in Children’s Care Learning and Development Level 3
Team Leader qualification

Tina Holey Tina Holey

Tina Holey

Team Leader Out of school Club and Holiday Club

Time at Educare: 8 years

A married Mum with 2 boys and Barney the dog. Loves Disney and favourite trips include Disney land Florida and New York. Loves crafting when she is not studying for a teaching degree at Hull University.

Qualifications
Level 3 CACHE in Childcare and Education

Sarah Prince Sarah Prince

Sarah Prince

Team Leader

Time at Educare: Over 10 years

Mum who with her son, daughter and Doug, her pug, loves to share family days locally and also globally including adventures in the Grand Canyon! With her ‘Prince’ surname has been mistaken in the USA as royalty. Sarah is certainly our royalty!

Qualifications
CACHE a level 3 in childcare and education

Samantha Thompson Samantha Thompson

Samantha Thompson

Team Leader

Time at Educare: 8 years

Married with a young daughter and step daughter. A keen fitness fan regularly running and a gym bunny! Enjoys reading, colouring, Harry Potter and Disney as well as enjoying fine food and cocktails with friends.

Qualifications
Level 2 in Team Leading
Level 3 in Childcare and Education

Katie Addrison Katie Addrison

Katie Addrison

​Nursery Nurse

Loves playing the guitar, doting on her guinea pig Toffee, as well as sharing wellies with the children! Never been out of the UK but then why would you when there is so much to do here.

Qualifications
Level 3 in Childcare and Education

Sarah Estabrook Sarah Estabrook

Sarah Estabrook

​Nursery Nurse

Living in Hornsea, loves walking along the beach and a keen photographer.  Loves gaming especially Animal Crossing, Splatoon and the Legend of Zelda. Christmas is her favourite time of the year. Often mistaken for her younger sister even though there is five years age difference.

Qualifications
BA Hons in Education and early years, Hull University

Hayley Ferraby Hayley Ferraby

Hayley Ferraby

Nursery Nurse

Proud mum of 3 grown up children who loves  reading, long walks, sharing pamper days with her youngest daughter. A keen explorer enjoying far away travel and always looking for the next adventure! 

Qulaifications
Diploma in Pre School Practice

Emma Firth Emma Firth

Emma Firth

​Nursery Nurse

Time at Educare: 7 years

Educares very own ‘ELF’ loves to play games, singing and dancing competitions with her two children who usually win! A Netflix fan who enjoys yummy food!

Qualifications
Level 2 and 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education

Jess Gregory Jess Gregory

Jess Gregory

Out of School Club Nursery Nurse

Keen to do exercise especially walking on the beach with Teddy, her dog. Loves spending time with family and friends especially visiting her sister in New Zealand. Always looking for an opportunity to learn a new skill or qualification.

Qualifications
Level 2 Childcare
CACHE Level 3 Children and Young People Workforce

Julie Helyard Julie Helyard

Julie Helyard

​Nursery Nurse

Time at Educare: 21 years

A local Beverley girl with a teenage son. Loves crafting and is known for taggys, nappy cakes and sweet boxes.

Qualifications
BTEC National Diploma in Childhood Studies Level 3

Zoe Liddle Zoe Liddle

Zoe Liddle

Nursery Nurse

Loving mum of two children enjoying creating special memories with them. Always keen to learn new things as well getting lost in a good book.

Qualifications
Master’s in Education
BA Hons in Early Years Policy and practice
BTEC National Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development 

​Claire Percy ​Claire Percy

​Claire Percy

​Nursery Nurse

A crazy Gran, adores creating special memories with her family . Also a marathon runner and all round keep fit fanatic! Qualified as a Personal Instructor encourages others to reach their fitness goals.

A Winnie the Pooh fan, even has the tattoo to prove it! 

Qualifications
Autism Awareness Diploma
Child Psychology Diploma
Behaviour Management Diploma
Teaching Assistant Level 3
Play worker Level 3
Play therapy Diploma
Neuro Science and Brain Attachment Level 3
Maladaptive Behaviour Level 3
Impulsive Behaviour Level 3
Child Protection
Diversity and Equality
Attachment Disorder
FASD
First Aider
Children’s Food & Nutrition Diploma
Food Hygiene qualification

Helen Simons Helen Simons

Helen Simons

​Nursery Nurse

Time at Educare: 6 years

Mum to Neve, living with Dave in Hornsea, enjoys walks visiting new places as well as Netflix fine food and cocktails!

Qualifications
Level 3 Childcare and Development

Amy Strathearn Amy Strathearn

Amy Strathearn

​Nursery Nurse

Having lived in Dubai for 18 years enjoys walking around the beautiful Yorkshire countryside with her family. Loves exploring new places, spending fun times with family and friends and adores her two cats.

Qualifications
Level 1 & 2 CACHE

Hayley Swann Hayley Swann

Hayley Swann

​Nursery Nurse

With her dogs Monty, Amber and Teddy enjoys walk especially in the Lake District where on one trip she met Henry Cavill. At school her dream job was working with children and Hayley completed her work experience at Educare, Now really living the dream; just shows dreams do come true!

Qualifications
Diploma for Children’s and Young peoples Workforce
NCFE CACHE Level 3 

Maribel Tenorio Maribel Tenorio

Maribel Tenorio

​Nursery Nurse

Visiting England from Southern Spain and falling in love with all things English including her hubby, 24 year later is very much a Yorkshire girl! A proud Mum to her 3 children and loves to spoil their rescue dog. Loves reading, films and all animals.

Qualifications
CACHE Level 2 Diploma for Early Years Practitioner

Stacey Walker-Watson Stacey Walker-Watson

Stacey Walker-Watson

​Nursery Nurse

With her dog Molly, lives on a farm and a huge animal lover. Volunteer helper at Boys Brigade and  loves art and crafts.

Qualifications
Level 2 in Childcare and Education 

Abbie Wilson Abbie Wilson

Abbie Wilson

​Nursery Nurse

Married to Luke, an Aussie and with their puppy Luna love hiking. A bit of a keep fit fanatic also enjoys cycling and cross fit. A big fan of Harry Potter, Disney and animals with Dinosaurs a firm favourite!

Qualifications
Level 3 in Childcare and Education

Donna Wilson Donna Wilson

Donna Wilson

​Nursery Nurse

Time at Educare: 9 years

Educares very own mini Zoo keeper with her collection of pets, Dutch rabbit Mopsey, lovebirds and cockatiels and Barney and Jasper, the guinea pigs!

Loves walking, gardening, baking, reading, colouring, swimming and music. Has a crush on Ant and Dec!

Qualifications
BTEC National Diploma in Childhood Studies Level 3

Debbie Worthington Debbie Worthington

Debbie Worthington

Nursery Nurse Out of School Club and Holiday Club

The team joker with her Dad jokes and inflatable dressing up costumes! A music enthusiast, loves to sing, dance with a huge vinyl collection. Plays the ukulele and loves to curl up with her dogs Tilly, Bella and Mimi.

Qualifications
Level 3 Certificate in Early Years.

Katie Firth Katie Firth

Katie Firth

Nursery Assistant

Time at Educare: 4 years

Educare’s very own Mary Berry who loves music, board games and annoying her sisters. Loves a pj day with a good movie and a take away!

Qualifications
Level 2 Health and Safety,
First Aider
BTEC Level 3 in horticulture
BTEC Level 2 in Exotic animals

Melissa Found Melissa Found

Melissa Found

Nursery Assistant

Melissa has a passion for working with young children enjoying every aspect of her role in the Educare team. Also a regular volunteer for MIND. Loves meeting up with friends and enjoying holidays discovering different parts of the UK and a big Hollyoaks fan!

Qulaifications
Level 3 Child Psychology

Katie Rawdon Katie Rawdon

Katie Rawdon

Supply Nursery Nurse

Mum to Harry and Tequila my dog. Loves walks together, movie nights, pamper days and having fun with family and friends.

Qualifications
Level 3 in Childcare

Toni Sanders Toni Sanders

Toni Sanders

Nursery Assistant

Married with her toddler son loves walking, movies, enjoying cocktails, fine food, and lots of food with friends and family

Tracey Ibbertson Tracey Ibbertson

Tracey Ibbertson

Cook

Time at Educare: 22 years

With her husband loves spending time with her family going for long walks, bowling and dining out.

Enjoys a movie night curled up at home with her two cats 

Qualifications
Level 2 Food Safety
Level 2 Health and Safety
Level 2 childcare learning and development
First Aider

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