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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Founder and Director

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”


Head of Operations/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. 


Registered Manager – Safeguarding Lead & SENCO

Emma is the latest addition to the Yaqadoodle. She is a Level 3 Practitioner who has over 15 years experience in childcare, with 8 years in management. Emma has a wealth of experience and loves getting involved with the children. She has great leadership skills and thrives on enhancing the children’s knowledge. She is a great asset to YCA – welcome to the team. 


Business Support Manager and Nursery Assistant

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 but also helps out in the Nursery as an assistant. 



Deputy Manager & Baby (Caterpillar) Room Manager 

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. 



Educational Lead & Pre-School (Butterfly) Room Level 3 Practitioner

Claire is a Level 3 Practitioner and brings an abundance of experience to YCA. She has over 15 years experience and is truly passionate about childcare.  



Level 3 – Baby Room Practitioner

Kiera is an enthusiastic member of the YCA team. She takes great pride in her work and works around the nursery but mainly in the baby room. 



Apprentice – Level 2  

Karli works as a Level 2 Practitioner in the nursery. She has children of her own and lots of experience working with children of different ages. 



Apprentice – Baby Room

Haya is our latest apprentice to join Yaqadoodle. She has a great passion for working with babies. 



Apprentice – Pre School

Hafsah is training in her level 2 and works very hard at Yaqadoodle. 



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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