Director & Teacher (EYFS Specialist) – Jen Walker
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 – Katarina Turbe
Katarina has been working for Bear Necessities Nursery since March 2009 and worked her way up the ladder in to the Manager position here at Bear Necessities. Katarina has two children of her own and is currently trained to a Level 3 status in Childcare. She also takes on the role of administrator.
Red Room (0-2) Lead Practitioner/Assistant Manager – 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.
Green Room (2-3’s) Lead Practitioner – 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 is currently studying her Level 3 in Childcare qualification alongside her work here.
Lauren is also currently leading and overseeing the Yellow Room (3-5’s)whilst recruiting for a Lead Practitioner within the room.