MEET OUR STAFF TEAM...

Every member of our staff team holds or are working todays Early Years Childcare qualifications and are vetted by enhanced level Disclosure and Barring Service' (DBS). We also request references from previous employers. All our staff attend regular training and meetings to update and build upon their skills and knowledge.

Management:

Jean Taha- Nursery Manager and Owner

Jean and family (husband and two daughters) first established the nursery in February 2005, and has worked in childcare for 16 years. Her husband Kasim is the Director and Registered Person. She has a Level 5 in Leadership and Management and a Diploma in Pre-school Practice Level 3. Jean is one of two designated Safeguard Leads and has attended Safeguarding Training for Managers alongside several other safeguarding training. Jean's other qualifications include Paediatric First Aid, Food Safety Level 2 and Allergy awareness Level 2.

Laila Taha- Operations Manager

Laila has grown up working in the nursery so has lots of experience working with different age groups of children. She has now retuned to work full time at the nursery after finishing a BSc at Leeds University. She is currently studying Early Years and Enterprise at Leeds Beckett University. Laila has training in Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Food Safety Level 2 and Allergy Awareness Level 2.

Dawn Eyre- Deputy Manager

Dawn has been with Three Bears Nursery for over 5 years, with over 10 years of experience working with children from birth to 5 years old, prior to this. She has a Foundation Degree in Children's Care, Learning and Development from Leeds Metropolitan University, and a BA in Children's Learning and Early Years Professional Status from Huddersfield University. Dawn is one of two designated Safeguard Leads and has attended Safeguarding Training for Managers alongside several other safeguarding training. Dawn's other qualifications include Paediatric First Aid, Food Safety Level 2, Allergy awareness Level 2, Inclusive Practice and SEN Code of Practicing Training.

Baby Room Staff:

Becky Flanagan- Leading Practitioner

 Claire Todd- Nursery Practitioner  

Goldilocks Room Staff:

Shannon Weir- Nursery Assistant

Zoey Harrison- Nursery Practitioner 

Big Bears Room Staff:

Samantha Burke- Nursery Practitioner 

Preschool Room Staff: 

 Christine Richardson- Nursery Practitioner

 Keeli Birch- Nursery Practitioner

Mais Jabas- Leading Practitioner

Our Cook

Patricia (Pat) Baxter

Other Staff

Emily Lowndes- Nursery Assistant

April Beswick- Nursery Practitioner (Currently on maternity leave)