All staff hold early years childcare qualifications, and are vetted by enhanced level DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service’. References are also requested from previous employers.
Staff attend regular training to update skills and knowledge.
Jean Taha- Nursery Manager and Proprietor
I have managed the nursery since my family and I established it in 2005 and worked in childcare for 16 years. My husband Kasim is a director and registered person and we have 2 grown up daughters. I have Level 5 in Leadership and Management and Diploma in Pre-school Practice level 3. I am one of 2 designated safeguarding leads and attended Safeguarding Training for Managers, along with several other safeguarding training. Other qualifications: Paediatric First Aid, Food safety and Allergy Awareness Level 2.
Dawn Eyre- Deputy Manager
Dawn has been with Three Bears Nursery for 4 years, and before this had over 10 years experience working in childcare with children from birth to five years old. She has studied Foundation Degree in Children's Care, Learning and Development at Leeds Metropolitan University and BA in Children's Learning and Early Years Professional Status at Huddersfield University . Dawn is one of two safeguarding leads and has attended advanced safeguarding training, she also has Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene level 2, Allergy Awareness level 2, Inclusive Practice and SEN Code of Practise training.
Abbie Lockwood- Leading Practitioner
Abbie has been based in our Pre School room for over 3 years and has a CACHE level 3 diploma for the Children and Young People's Work Force. She also has Paediatric First Aid, Food hygiene and safeguarding training.
Katie Lister-Leading Practitioner
Katie is currently studying for a Foundation Degree at Leeds City College and has been with Three Bears Nursery 18 months. She has 6 years experience and is currently based in the Big Bears room. Katie also has Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene and Safeguarding training.
Mais Jabas-Leading Practitioner
Mais is based in our Pre-school room and joined the team over 4 years ago. She has completed studying a Foundation Degree and is currently studying for a BA (Hons) in Children's Care, Learning and Development at Leeds City College. Mais speaks 3 languages and enjoys teaching the children basic Spanish. She has attended English as an additional language training and supports arabic speaking children in the setting. She also has Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene and has attended several safeguarding courses.
Becky Flanagan- Leading Practitioner
Becky joined Three Bears Nursery 3 1/2 years ago and has 9 years of experience working with children. She is currently based in the Baby Room. Becky recently finished studying for a Foundation Degree in Children's Care, Leaning and Development and is currently studying for a BA(Hons), she also has Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene and safeguarding level 1
Christine Richardson-Nursery Practitioner
Christine has been at Three Bears Nursery for 9 years, before this she had over 13 years experience working in school nurseries and reception classes. She has a BTEC national Certificate (Level 3) in Childhood Studies and is based in the Pre School Room.
Amanda Machin- Nursery Practitioner
Amanda is based in our Goldilocks room and has been with Three Bears Nursery for almost 4 years. She has a CACHE level 3 diploma for the Children and Young People's Work Force and has 16 years of child-minding experience prior to staring with us. She also has Paediatric First Aid, Food hygiene and safeguarding training.
April Beswick- Nursery Practitioner
April started with Three Bears Nursery last year. Based in the Baby Room, April has 4 years experience and has a level 3 qualification in Playwork. She also has Paediatric First Aid, Food hygiene and safeguarding level 1
Siobhan Brown- Nursery Practitioner
The newest member of our team, Siobhan has a BA (Hons) in Childhood and Youth Studies and is based in our Big Bears Room. Siobhan has over 7 years experience working with a range of children from birth to 5 years old.
Jackie Willmore-Nursery Practitioner
Jackie joined Three Bears Nursery over 3 years ago after running her own successful childminding service for 18 years. Based in the Big Bears room she has Level 4 in Children's Care, Learning and Development, Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene and safeguarding training.
Sania Manawar-Nursery assistant
Sania came to Three Bears Nursery for placements while studying Level 2 Certificate over a year ago and stayed on with us. She is currently studying for her Level 3 Diploma Early Years Educator