Bouncing Bears Team

Caring for 1 – 2 year olds…

Zahraa Mahmood – Room Leader

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My qualifications: NVQ Level 3, Paediatric First Aid

Zahraa joined the nursery in June 2014 and has since completed her NVQ Level 3.

“I believe that the beauty of childcare is the experiences that children give to me and the honour of knowing that I am a helping hand in their happiness and development during their time in the setting.”

Wendy Axton – Assistant Early Years Practitioner


My Qualifications:  NVQ Level 2, Paediatric First Aid

Wendy joined the nursery team in February 2015 and enrolled onto her Level 2 in September 2016, which she went on to pass in May 2017.

“I am enjoying working in the Bouncing Bears. I am a mum of six children and eight grandchildren so I am use to having lots of children around me!”

Meredith Spence – Assistant Early Years Practitioner

My qualifications: NVQ Level 2, Paediatric First Aid

Meredith started her childcare career at an after-school club in 2014 before moving to working in a nursery, and completed her NVQ Level 2 in the summer of 2016.

“I enjoy walking my dog and spending time with my family when not at work.”

Maria Knauf – Nursery Assistant

Maria Knauf

Maria joined the nursery team in February 2017.

“I have four children of my own between the ages of 21 and 4. I love to help with friends and family childcare. I enjoy doing art and outdoor activities, and I am very active.”

Rebecca MacKintosh – Nursery Assistant

Rebecca MackintoshJoining us from a large nursery, Rebecca is passionate about working with children and was inspired to work in Early Years after her niece was born.

Rebecca says ‘I have a black belt in kickboxing and I love swimming and cycling. I have a passion for travel across Europe and I spend the majority of my spare time with my identical twin’.

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