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The Team

Experience you can rely on

At Bradley Bar we believe that one of our key strengths is our experienced team. Many of the team have worked at Bradley Bar for a number of years and have a wealth of knowledge and understanding to give to your child and support them in their development in these crucial early years. To achieve our mission and vision we operate a key person system to provide your child with security and enable close working relationships with you as a parent.

Qualified Professionals

All of our team are fully qualified and have progressed their child caring skills by achieving additional qualifications ranging from Level 4 in Childcare learning and development to the Early Years Foundation Degree with Honours.

All of our team members have received paediatric first aid training as well as training for safeguarding children, health and safety and food hygiene. All staff have undergone DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks or equivalent and references have been verified.

Holly Guite, as well as being the owner, is also the setting’s Early Years Teacher’. It is Holly’s responsibility to support and guide the entire team to ensure that quality care underpins the teaching and relevance of play so that the nursery not only meets but exceeds the requirements of the EYFS.

Our team members have demonstrated time and again drive and commitment to providing excellent quality care for your children.

Now, to meet the team!

Holly

Owner of Bradley Bar Day Nursery

Qualifications

NVQ 3 and 4 in Childcare, Learning and Development

Post Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Studies with Early Years Professional Status


Experience

21 years working in childcare

21 years working at Bradley Bar

Q & A

How would you sum yourself up in 3 words?

“Organised, Motivated, Active.”

What's your favourite childhood film?

“Bed Knobs and Broomsticks.”

Which childhood character was your favourite growing up?

“Peter Pan.”

What made you decide that you wanted to work in Childcare?

“Having my own children made me think about a career change and moving away from an office environment to a more vocational profession. I have not looked back!”

What has been your greatest achievement working with children?

“Establishing a high quality childcare setting caring for children from birth to five years and watching them flourish into young adults.”

Sofina

Over Two's Manager

Qualifications

BA Honours in Early Childhood Studies


Experience

Working in childcare for 11 years

Working at Bradley Bar for 8 years

Q & A

How would you sum yourself up in 3 words?

“Loud, smiley and outgoing.”

What's your favourite childhood film?

“Bambi.”

Which childhood character was your favourite growing up?

“Thumper from Bambi.”

What made you decide that you wanted to work in Childcare?

“I came from a big family and love looking after younger children.”

What has been your greatest achievement working with children?

“Getting my own key group.”

Rebecca

Early Years Teacher

Qualifications

PGCE Primary 3 to 7
BA Honours Degree in Working with Children and Young Families


Experience

Working in childcare for 8 years

Working at Bradley Bar for 4 years

Q & A

How would you sum yourself up in 3 words?

"Bubbly, positive and confident"

What's your favourite childhood film?

"Annie"

Which childhood character was your favourite growing up?

"Winnie the Pooh"

What made you decide that you wanted to work in Childcare?

"I wanted a career in helping children and their families and helping children to develop."

What has been your greatest achievement working with children?

"From achieving my degree to putting into place what I learnt during my time at Bradford University"

Jess

Early Years Coordinator

Qualifications

BA Honours in Early Years Practice


Experience

Working in childcare for 12 years
Working at Bradley Bar for 2 years
Q & A

How would you sum yourself up in 3 words?

"Hardworking, smiley and cuddly"

What's your favourite childhood film?

"Beauty and the Beast"

Which childhood character was your favourite growing up?

"Belle"

What made you decide that you wanted to work in Childcare?

"A passion to help and support others"

What has been your greatest achievement working with children?

"Gaining a first class honours degree in Early Years Practice and becoming a more senior member of the team"

Hannah W

Senior Nursery Nurse

Qualifications

BTEC National Diploma in Childcare, Learning and Development Level 3


Experience

Working in childcare for 12 years

Working at Bradley Bar for 3 years

Q & A

How would you sum yourself up in 3 words?

"Funny, thoughtful and hardworking"

What's your favourite childhood film?

"Bambi"

Which childhood character was your favourite growing up?

"Eeyore"

What made you decide that you wanted to work in Childcare?

"I have always wanted to work in childcare since I can remember."

What has been your greatest achievement working with children?

"Working with children from many different backgrounds and making a difference to their learning outcomes"

Joanne

Nursery Nurse

Qualifications

NVQ Level 4 in Childcare, Learning and Development


Experience

Working in childcare for 29 years

Working at Bradley Bar for 1 year

Q & A

How would you sum yourself up in 3 words?

“Outgoing, bubbly and caring.”

What's your favourite childhood film?

“Mulan, because she is brave, courageous and family orientated.”

Which childhood character was your favourite growing up?

“Bill and Ben as well as Andy Pandy.”

What made you decide that you wanted to work in Childcare?

“Just to see the development of the child and to face new challenges.”

What has been your greatest achievement working with children?

“Watching the child’s development and seeing how they grow and flourish.”

Shazana

Nursery Nurse

Qualifications

Foundation Degree in Early Years


Experience

Working in childcare for 8 years

Working at Bradley Bar for 4 years

Q & A

How would you sum yourself up in 3 words?

”Supportive, friendly and helpful.”

What's your favourite childhood film?

”Cinderella”

Which childhood character was your favourite growing up?

”Winnie the Pooh”

What made you decide that you wanted to work in Childcare?

”I have always been around children and thought this is a career I would like to pursue.”

What has been your greatest achievement working with children?

”As a key person, I get a lot of satisfaction from welcoming new children into my group and supporting them to become confident individuals.”

Mandy

Nursery Nurse

Qualifications

NNEB


Experience

Working in childcare for 21 years

Working at Bradley Bar for 11 years

Q & A

How would you sum yourself up in 3 words?

"Punctual, polite and chatty."

What's your favourite childhood film?

"The Little Mermaid."

Which childhood character was your favourite growing up?

"Ariel."

What made you decide that you wanted to work in Childcare?

"I enjoy looking after children and watching their skills develop."

What has been your greatest achievement working with children?

"Helping a child become confident in something they thought they couldn't do."

Nasim

Nursery Nurse

Qualifications

NVQ 1 in Childcare, Learning and Development


Experience

Working in childcare for 6 years

Working at Bradley Bar for 6 years

Q & A

How would you sum yourself up in 3 words?

"Positive attitude and punctual."

What's your favourite childhood film?

"Wizard of Oz."

Which childhood character was your favourite growing up?

"Paddington Bear."

What made you decide that you wanted to work in Childcare?

"My children have now grown up and I just wanted to get back into childcare having completed voluntary work at Ashbrow Junior and Infant School."

What has been your greatest achievement working with children?

"Watching them learn and develop."

Bex

Nursery Nurse

Qualifications

NVQ 3 and 4 in Childcare, Learning and Development


Experience

Working in childcare for 14 years

Working at Bradley Bar for 12 years

Q & A

How would you sum yourself up in 3 words?

“Honest, organised and creative.”

What's your favourite childhood film?

“Beauty and the Beast.”

Which childhood character was your favourite growing up?

“Why Bird (Playdays).”

What made you decide that you wanted to work in Childcare?

"I knew I always wanted to work with children and originally explored joining the child protection unit in the police force. After some consideration I knew nursery childcare was where my heart was and I've been working in nursery care for 7 years now!"

What has been your greatest achievement working with children?

“Becoming more confident and learning from a child’s view.”

Pat

Nursery Nurse

Qualifications

NVQ Level 4 in Childcare, Learning and Development


Experience

Working in childcare for 25 years

Working at Bradley Bar for 1 year

Q & A

How would you sum yourself up in 3 words?

“Calm, caring, family.”

What's your favourite childhood film?

“Bed Knobs and Broomsticks.”

Which childhood character was your favourite growing up?

“Mary Poppins.”

What made you decide that you wanted to work in Childcare?

“After having my own children, loved the age group.”

What has been your greatest achievement working with children?

“Building up a pre-school from 3 children to full every day. When I moved to Yorkshire 20 years ago!”

Natalie

Baby and Toddler Manager

Qualifications

BTEC National Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development Level 3


Experience

Working in childcare for 14 years

Working at Bradley Bar for 11 years

Q & A

How would you sum yourself up in 3 words?

"Fun, cheeky, cuddly."

What's your favourite childhood film?

"Anything Disney!"

Which childhood character was your favourite growing up?

"Tinkerbell from Peter Pan."

What made you decide that you wanted to work in Childcare?

"I have always enjoyed being around children and love to see how they change and develop as they get older."

What has been your greatest achievement working with children?

"My greatest achievement so far has been being promoted to Under Twos Floor Leader."

Alannah

Senior Baby and Toddler Nursery Nurse

Qualifications

BA Honours Degree in Early Years Practice


Experience

Working in childcare for 6 years

Working at Bradley Bar for 1 year

Q & A

How would you sum yourself up in 3 words?

“Bubbly, caring and enthusiastic.”

What's your favourite childhood film?

“Princess and the Frog.”

Which childhood character was your favourite growing up?

“Ariel – The Little Mermaid.”

What made you decide that you wanted to work in Childcare?

“I am just a big kid!”

What has been your greatest achievement working with children?

“Graduating from university with my Early Years Degree.”

Karen

Senior Baby and Toddler Nursery Nurse

Qualifications

NNEB


Experience

Working in childcare for 42 years

Working at Bradley Bar for 18 years

Q & A

How would you sum yourself up in 3 words?

“Positive, helpful and sensitive.”

What's your favourite childhood film?

“Oliver Twist and the Sound of Music, can’t choose!”

Which childhood character was your favourite growing up?

“Winnie the Pooh and My Naughty Little Sister (from the books).”

What made you decide that you wanted to work in Childcare?

“I have always wanted to work with young children from as far back as I can remember.”

What has been your greatest achievement working with children?

“Making a difference to children’s lives.”

Sally

Baby and Toddler Nursery Nurse

Qualifications

NNEB


Experience

Working in childcare for 23 years

Working at Bradley Bar for 3 years

Q & A

How would you sum yourself up in 3 words?

”Happy, energetic and caring”

What's your favourite childhood film?

”Beauty and the Beast”

Which childhood character was your favourite growing up?

”Bart Simpson, I spent many years watching the Simpsons with my Son as he grew up!”

What made you decide that you wanted to work in Childcare?

”I am a caring person and wanted to work in a caring profession.”

What has been your greatest achievement working with children?

”Establishing a play group many years ago now and achieving Ofsted Outstanding.”

Katie

Baby and Toddler Nursery Nurse

Qualifications

CACHE Level 3 in Childcare


Experience

Working in childcare for 7 years

Working at Bradley Bar for 4 years

Q & A

How would you sum yourself up in 3 words?

”Helpful, funny, theatrical – I love to dance!”

What's your favourite childhood film?

”Peter Pan”

Which childhood character was your favourite growing up?

”Snow White”

What made you decide that you wanted to work in Childcare?

”Following in my Mum’s footsteps who has worked in schools supporting children with special needs for a number of years.”

What has been your greatest achievement working with children?

”Attaining Makaton Level 1 and introducing signs to the under twos to aid their communication skills.”

Katerina

Baby and Toddler Nursery Nurse

Qualifications

NVQ Level 3 in Childcare, Learning and Development


Experience

Working in childcare for 20 years

Working at Bradley Bar for 1 year

Q & A

How would you sum yourself up in 3 words?

“Passionate, Enthusiastic and Loud.”

What's your favourite childhood film?

“Aladdin – but I prefer books.”

Which childhood character was your favourite growing up?

“Puss in Boots.”

What made you decide that you wanted to work in Childcare?

“Oh, I just love children! They put a smile on my face!”

What has been your greatest achievement working with children?

“I used to look after a child with quite complex needs, their Mum placed her trust in me to help and seeing how they have developed really has been my greatest achievement.”

Miranda

Nursery Cook

Qualifications

City and Guilds Catering in Industry Food and Beverage Service

NVQ Level 1 Nutrition


Experience

Working in various kitchens for 30 years

Working at Bradley Bar for 3 years

Q & A

How would you sum yourself up in 3 words?

”Approachable, understanding and friendly”

What's your favourite childhood film?

”Disney films”

Which childhood character was your favourite growing up?

”Any Disney character – I met many of them when I went to Disney Land!”

What made you decide that you wanted to work in Childcare?

”I am passionate about working with children and the sense of job satisfaction it gives me to know that they have eaten a healthy and well-balanced meal.”

What has been your greatest achievement working with children?

”Encouraging “fussy eaters” to enjoy food.”