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 

Lysa is a Level 3 Practitioner & Qualified Teaching Assistant. She has worked with children since leaving school and is extremely passionate about childcare. Lysa has been at Yaqadoodle for over 2 years and ensures that the nursery runs smoothly. 


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 & SENCO Lead 

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.  




Deputy Manager 

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



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 for her level 2 qualification and  works very hard at Yaqadoodle.  



Apprentice – Pre School

Esha is our latest addition to Yaqadoodle. She is a fun, bubbly character with lots of enthusiasm when working with the children. 



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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