Meet our team

    • Pam Burton
      Head of Nursery

      Pam Burton

      Head of Nursery

      I have been at Teddy Bear Nursery for nearly 27 years. I am N.N.E.B level 3 qualified and I am also Designated Person for Child Protection. I update my Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene every three years, along with other training to keep me in touch with childcare development.

      I have met many children and families in my time being at Teddy Bear Nursery, we have had children who used to attend return with their own children.

      I am very proud of the Teddy Bear Nursery team. They have worked extremely hard to achieve two Outstanding grades from Ofsted in 2011 and 2016.

      I have enjoyed watching the children come in as babies, go into the 2-3’s room, into the pre-school and then go off to school. It is amazing what the children have achieved.

    • Julie Odell
      Deputy Manager and Key person
      Pre-School room

      Julie Odell

      Deputy Manager and Key person
      Pre-School room

      I passed my N.N.E.B – level 3 (Nursery Nursing Examination Board) in 1988 and have worked in Childcare ever since. I started working at Teddy Bear Nursery in 1996 and completed a Foundation Degree in Early Years through the Open University.

      I have many roles within the nursery, alongside that of Deputy Manager, which include Pre-School Key Person, SENDco (Special Educational Needs and Disability Coordinator), Designated person for Child Protection, Early Years Foundation Stage leader and CAF Coordinator.

    • Joan Chase
      Nursery Practitioner and Key person
      Pre-School room

      Joan Chase

      Nursery Practitioner and Key person
      Pre-School room

      I have worked at Teddy Bear Nursery since 1995 and hold a N.N.E.B – Level 3 qualification. I have worked with various age ranges and I am currently a Key Person in the Pre-school room.

      I am also a nursery ambassador for Talking Boxes, which supports children with Speech and Language.

    • Clare Delaney
      Nursery Practitioner and Key person
      Pre-School room

      Clare Delaney

      Nursery Practitioner and Key person
      Pre-School room

      I first started work at Teddy Bear Nursery in 1998, after completing my BTEC qualification at Huntingdonshire Regional College.

      I have kept my qualification up to date by attending relevant courses, such as Paediatric First Aid, Child Protection and other training.

      I am currently a Key Person in the Pre-school Room and I am proud to be part.

    • Angela Turnbull
      Nursery Practitioner and Key person
      Pre-School room

      Angela Turnbull

      Nursery Practitioner and Key person
      Pre-School room

      I have been in Childcare since 1995 and worked at Teddy Bear Nursery since 2009. I have a City and Guilds qualification in Family and Community Care and a NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and Education. I am currently a Key Person in the Pre-School room.

    • Emma Neep
      Nursery Practitioner and Key person
      2-3’s room

      Emma Neep

      Nursery Practitioner and Key person
      2-3’s room

      I have worked in Childcare for nearly 11 years. I hold Cache Childcare level 1 and 2 qualifications and have been working at Teddy Bear Nursery for three years.

      I work in the 2-3’s room with Sophie and Debbie and support children with special educational needs.

      I enjoy doing all the messy activities with the children – painting, gluing, cornflour play and much more.

    • Debbie Nash
      Nursery Practitioner and Key person
      2-3’s room

      Debbie Nash

      Nursery Practitioner and Key person
      2-3’s room

      I have worked in Childcare for more than 25 years and at Teddy Bears for nearly two years. I work in the 2-3’s room with Emma and Sophie, supporting the children daily with their development. I enjoy the art activities and lots of messy play.

      I have completed additional qualifications since being at Teddy Bear Nursery including ENCo (Equalities Named Coordinator) and First Aider at Work.

      I have completed training throughout my years in Childcare that include BA honours in Childcare, Foundation Degree and NVQ levels 2, 3, 4, 6, and 9.

    • Sophie Wood
      Nursery Practitioner and Key person
      2-3’s room

      Sophie Wood

      Nursery Practitioner and Key person
      2-3’s room

      I have worked in Childcare for seven and a half years, and gained experience in three different nurseries. I started at Teddy Bear Nursery in October 2016 and work in the 2-3’s room with Emma and Debbie.

      I have level 2 and 3 Diplomas in Childcare and Education qualifications as well as Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene and other training.

      I enjoy taking the children outside to extend their learning and development and going for walks to the library or park with them.

    • Jane Cracknell
      Nursery Practitioner and Key person
      Baby Room / Tweenies

      Jane Cracknell

      Nursery Practitioner and Key person
      Baby Room / Tweenies

      I have worked in childcare more than 15 years and qualified with a Diploma level 3. I have completed Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene, Child Protection and other courses that keep me updated in Childcare development.

      I have worked in the baby room at the Teddy Bear Nursery for five years. I like messy play and sensory activities that babies can explore with my support.

      Initially I started as a childminder when my daughter was younger and then moved to a playgroup for a short while. I then worked in a private day nursery for more than ten years with children aged 2-5 years.

    • Vicki Burge
      Nursery Practitioner and Key person
      Baby Room / Tweenies

      Vicki Burge

      Nursery Practitioner and Key person
      Baby Room / Tweenies

      I am N.N.E.B qualified level 3, and I have worked in the Baby Room at Teddy Bear Nursery for four years. Previously I worked in a Day Nursery in Brampton for eight years. I also have a young daughter of my own who has just started school.