Senior Advisor – 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 senior advisor, assisting the Directors in staff and business development across their two settings in Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire.
Manager – Lucy Clark
Lucy joined Bear Necessities in October 2018 and is responsible for the day to day running of the nursery. Lucy has a Level 3 qualification in Childcare and is currently completing her Level 5 in Management and Leadership alongside work.
Red Room (0-2) Room Leader – Charlene Lay
Charlene has been working for Bear Necessities Nursery since August 2010. She has experience working in all three of the age groups/rooms and has been working as the Lead Practitioner in Red Room since May 2014. Charlene has a Level 3 qualification in Childcare and currently supervises a team of 4 staff and a maximum of 12 children each day in the room.
Deputy Room Leader/Second in chrage (Red Room) – Kayleigh Carroll – Kayleigh has been working at Bear Necessities in the red room since July 2012 and has a level 3 qualification in Childcare and Education. Kayleigh supports the running of the room in the absence of the Lead Practitioner.
Green Room (2-3’s) Room Leader and Nursery Admin – Katarina Turbe
Katarina has been working for Bear Necessities Nursery since March 2009 and currently supervises a team of 4 staff and a maxmium of 16 children each day in the green room. Katarina has two children of her own and is currently trained to a Level 3 status in Childcare. Katarina is also the administrator (part time) for the nursery.
Deputy Room Leader/Second in charge (Green Room) – Lauren Sheehan – Lauren has been working as a Nursery Assistant at Bear Necessities since November 2018 and is qualified to a Level 2 certification. Lauren has completed one year of Childhood studies at Oxford Brooks full time and has recently began her Level 3 in Childcare qualification alongside her work here. Lauren supports the running of the room in the absence of the Lead Practitioner.
Yellow Room (3-5) Room Leader – Bekah Graham
Bekah has worked at Bear Necessities as a Nursery Assistant since October 2017. Bekah completed her Scottish childcare qualification and is now currently completing her Level 3 qualification in childcare and education alongside her work here at Bear Necessities Nursery. Bekah recently took on the post of Yellow Room Lead Practitioner.