Business Manager – Samantha Eilertsen
Sam has been working for Bear Necessities Nursery since December 2004. Sam has two children of her own and is currently qualified to a BA and Early Years Professional Status since February 2012. After managing the nursery for 7 years and taking maternity leave in July 2016, Sam returned as business manager, assisting the Directors in staff and business development across their two settings in Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire.
Acting Manager – Katarina Turbe
Katarina has been working for Bear Necessities Nursery since March 2009 and is responsible for the day to day running of the nursery. Katarina has two children of her own and is currently trained to a Level 3 status in Childcare.
Red Room (0-2) Lead Practitioner – Kayleigh Carroll – Maternity Cover
Charlene Tharby – Maternity Leave
Kayleigh has been working for Bear Necessities Nursery since July 2012 in the Red Room. Kayleigh has a Level 3 qualification in Childcare and currently supervises a team of 5 staff and a maximum of 12 children each day in the room.
Charlene has been working for Bear Necessities Nursery since 2008 with a slight break in-between. Charlene studied her Level 3 in Childcare alongside working here and has experience working in all three rooms. Charlene has been successfully running the Red Room since May 2014.
Green Room (2-3’s) – Annette McCullagh
Annette has recently joined the Bear Necessities team. She has a Foundation Degree in Early years and has previously been in the position of Room Leader for the under 2’s in her previous setting. The Green Room currently holds a maximum of 16 children each day and has a total of 5 team members. 4 Green Room staff are qualified to a Level 3 status in Childcare and Education and 1 other is Level 2 trained, and currently completing their Lever 3 qualification.
Yellow Room (3-5) Lead Practitioner – Nicky Wooberry
Nicky has been working full time at Bear Necessities in the Yellow Room, since July 2012 and has recently been promoted to Lead Practitioner. Nicky is level 3 trained in Childcare and Education. Nicky supervises a team of 3 staff and a maximum of 28 children each day.