Our dedicated team have one thing in common, and that is their passion for childcare. From experienced Nursery Practitioners to qualified teachers & Apprentices. Our staff are qualified in EYFS, Safeguarding, First Aid, and hold qualifications in childcare up to level 5.
Asiya’s drive and passion for Childcare stems from her wealth and experience gained from the Health and Social Care sector. She worked in Independent living, leading a number of openings for assisted living across the UK, as well as managing a team of consultants recruiting for registered managers and care practitioners.
In 2015 this drive and passion led to her qualifying as a Nursery practitioner and opening Yaqadoodle Childcare supported by her partner Mo, working from their home which was converted into a fully functional nursery. They provided a great service caring for children from early years, promoting values such as Unity, Support, and Growth.
By Summer 2019 through word of mouth the client list had grown substantially, and there was a need for commercial premises. In September 2019 Yaqadoodle Childcare Academy was formed and the first branch opened on Bennett Street, adopting the same principle “To provide high-quality affordable childcare, which meets the individual requirements of every child”
Mo brings a wealth of experience working with Allied Health Professionals, recruiting qualified nurses and care staff.
Mo has been pivotal since the inception of Yaqadoodle Childcare, from providing the inspiration behind the name because of his love for abstract art, to ensuring the security, safety and well-being of staff and the children they care for.
Most importantly Mo has played a key compliance role in the setting and will continue to do so in the coming months in these challenging times post Covid-19.
Katie joined the Yaqadoodle Childcare team as a qualified level 3 Nursery Practitioner and has gained valuable experience in the EYFS setting. A confident and dedicated deputy who believes in supporting and motivating her team in the day to day running of YCA.
Katie has a passion for providing care to children and loves engaging with them though singing and dancing telling stories.
Katie comes with a wealth of experience from baby and toddler rooms, however is now working closer with Preschool as well as deputising.
Hayley has over 15 years of invaluable experience in the EYFS setting, a truly dedicated team leader who provides support to her team in the day to day running and planning of each child’s needs. Hayley is trained in a number of areas from SENCO, safeguarding, and being the Lead paediatric first aider within the nursery.
Hayley primarily loves to work in the baby and toddler unit, and the butterfly room, where she supervises and helps to develop apprentices to become confident and effective nursery practitioners.
Ruby has over 30 years of teaching experience, where she specialised as an English teacher.
Ruby went on to teaching in EYFS, both in the nursery and reception setting towards the end of her teaching career.
Ruby joined the Yaqadoodle Childcare team on the Apprentice programme, currently studying for her level 2 qualification. She is trained in Safeguarding and First Aid Paediatrics.
Ruby is also the lead on Yaqadoodle’s Numeracy and Literacy.
Baby Room Leader
Neelam has recently joined the Yaqadoodle Childcare team, as a qualified level 2 and now working towards her level 3 Nursery Practitioner qualification. She is trained in Safeguarding and First Aid Pediatrics.
Neelam believes that children learn from a young age, and by actively engaging with them through a number of age appropriate activities, she will help aid their development.
Phoebe is the newest member of the Yaqadoodle Childcare team, joined as an Apprentice, who has a passion for caring and looking after babies and toddlers.
Currently working towards her formal training in Early Years she is trained in Safeguarding and First Aid Paediatrics.
Phoebe has a passion for art and crafts and enjoys bringing creative ideas to the Nursery.