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”



Early Years Teacher

Shirley is a passionate Early Years Teacher. She has 2 fabulous children and now 3 gorgeous Grandchildren. She has been working with children since 1988 after her daughter started in Reception. After she completed her degree her working world opened up and she Shirley says she has been lucky to meet the parents/carers that she has come into contact with. 




Deputy Manager & Pre-School Leader

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. Her favourite interactions with the activities is messy play!




Baby Room Leader & Deputy Manager/SENCO

Lysa is a Level 3 Practitioner & Qualified Teaching Assistant. She is one of our newest members of the team and has worked with children since leaving school.  She is extremely passionate about childcare and loves the idea that she has the opportunity to shape young minds, getting them ready and set on their path for school. 



Nursery Cook

Sue joined Yaqadoodle as a professional Chef, she brings 16 years experience as she has worked in Primary Schools around the area for numerous years. She enjoys making the children healthy dinners and is really enthusiastic with them all! Sue also does charity food cooking. 



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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Butterfly Room 

Leah predominantly works in the Butterfly 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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