Bouncing Bears Team

Caring for 1 – 2 year olds…

Wendy Axton – Room Manager – Bears

My Qualifications:  NVQ Level 2 &3, Paediatric First Aid

Wendy joined the nursery as a cleaner as in 2015 and has since go on to do her Level 2 and 3 in Early Years. Wendy is a mother and grandmother and brings a wealth of professional and personal experience to the nursery.  We are definitely that small, family run nursery as Wendy is no stranger to the nursery though, as she is Perry’s mum!

Audrey Maddison – Early Years Practitioner – Bears

My Qualifications: NVQ Level 3, Paediatric First Aid, First Aid at Work

When Audrey’s children were very young Audrey worked as a lunchtime controller at their local primary school and loved it! When Audrey had the chance to change her career she jumped at the chance and did her Early Years training and has been working full time in childcare ever since. Audrey has worked at the nursery since 2018, but is no stranger to the nursery, as her grandchildren came her and so knew we are a small, friendly, welcoming nursery.

Zahraa Mahmood – Room Manager – Pups


My qualifications: NVQ Level 3, Paediatric First Aid

Zahraa joined the nursery in June 2014 and has since completed her NVQ Level 3 and is currently studying for her Foundation Degree at BCA.

“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.”

Beth Randall – Early Years Practitioner – Pups

My Qualifications:  NVQ Level 2, Paediatric First Aid

Beth joined us as a Nursery Apprentice in 2017 and completed her NVQ Level 2 in 2018.  We were delighted that she wanted go straight on to study her Level 3. Beth says ‘I wanted to work in childcare to help children to learn through play and to have fun at nursery’.

Katie Fulford – Early Years Practitioner – Pups

My Qualifications: Paediatric First Aid

Katie came to us in 2018, having previously worked in a local preschool. Katie enjoys trampolining in her spare time and has always wanted to work with young children.

Jess Folland – Early Years Practitioner – Pups

My Qualifications:  Paediatric First Aid

Jess has worked for us since 2018 but Jess is no stranger to the nursery, as her mother Kay trained with us and worked as a deputy for many years and its great to have her. Jess has previous experience working in a commercial kitchen, and so it is great to have such a proficient pair of hands when Tor is off. Jess has smaller brothers and sisters and so is used to being around younger children and is studying to do her Level 2 in Early Years at the moment.

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