Bouncing Bears Team

Caring for 1 – 2 year olds…

Mariana Mesquita – Room Manager

My qualifications: Degree in Educational Psychology, Early Years Teacher Training, Paediatric First Aid, Emergency First Aider

Mariana joined us in 2018 and has previously worked in childcare for over 5 years with different age groups, she also worked in a Secondary School in Portugal and a Celebral Palsy Rehabilitation Centre. In her spare time she likes spending time with her son, meeting friends, travelling and reading thrillers.

“I have always wanted to work with children as it is the most rewarding job in the world and always brings a smile to my face.”

Zahraa Mahmood – Room Manager


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.”

Wendy Axton – Early Years Practitioner

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!

Beth Randall – Early Years Practitioner

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

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

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.

Tyler-Marie Martin – Apprentice

My Qualifications: Paediatric First Aid

Tyler-Marie joined Teepee Day Nursery in October 2016 as an Apprentice to study for her NVQ Level 2 and so has worked in all of the rooms in the nursery.  In time, Tyler-Marie is looking forward to doing her Level 3.

“I have always enjoyed being around children and enjoy helping them to learn new things.”

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