about us

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.

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Nursery Manager/Founder 

Asiya has a Level 5 childcare qualification. Her 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”



Deputy Manager 

Carolanne is a Level 3 Practitioner & works in Pre-school.

She loves getting the children involved with all aspects of EYFS activities to deliver a valued learning experience.


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Baby Room Manager 

Laura joined the YCA team as she has a passion for caring and looking after children. 

Laura runs a smooth Baby Room and has a qualification in dance. She teaches the children all different types of dance techniques in the Nursery which helps with the children’s development – they thoroughly enjoy it as well! 

Laura’s ultimate passion is to be a teacher. 



Head of Operation/Pre-school Practitioner

Mo helped set up Yaqadoodle Childcare with his partner, Asiya. He gets stuck in with the day to day operational side of the business and oversees the daily running of the Nursery. 


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Business Support Manager 

Zara brings a wealth of experience to the business having completed an LLB and Masters in Business and Corporate  Law. She predominantly works with the key stakeholders in terms of processes and procedures. 

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Kiera is an enthusiastic member of the YCA team. She takes great pride in her work and predominantly works in our Pre-school area. 

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Baby Room 

Leah predominantly works in the Baby Room but also covers Pre-school as well. She enjoys working in childcare and takes a lot of pride in every  task that she does. 



IT & Marketing Assistant

Ali supports our IT infrastructure and networks well to promote the business. He is a great lead for YCA and works hard to get Yaqadoodle on the map. 

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