Across All Rooms

Rebecca Oberg, Eureka!Rebecca Oberg
Strategic Lead: Play & Early Years

  • Date you joined Eureka! Nursery: September 2005
  • Early Years Qualifications: NNEB (National Nursery Examination Board), BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies, Early Years Professional Status
  • Favourite thing about your job:
    As I work in the museum too I have a really diverse role which is great, my favourite thing about overseeing the Nursery is seeing both the children and staff develop their skills during their time here.
  • What’s your favourite childhood memory?
    Making mud pies and mud birds’ nests, generally being outside and playing all sorts.

 

Alison Webb, Eureka! NurseryAlison Webb
Nursery Manager

  • Date you joined Eureka! Nursery:
    March 2017
  • Early Years Qualifications: BA (Hons) Early Years, BTEC National Diploma Early Years, Level 3 Paediatric First Aid
  • Favourite thing about your job:
     Getting to see the world through a child’s eyes. They have such a different view and it’s lovely to be able to spend time with them and getting to see it for a short time.
  • What’s your favourite childhood memory?
    Dancing in the rain in Disney World, Florida.

 

 

Yvonne Sutcliffe

Yvonne Sutcliffe
Assistant to the Nursery Manager

  • Date you joined Eureka! Nursery: September 2005
  • Early Years Qualifications: Diploma in Pre-School Practice, NVQ 3 Supervisory Management, NVQ 4 Management
  • Favourite thing about your job:
    The friendly and fun atmosphere. Spending time with the children and the fact that each day is very different. The staff team are very supportive of each other, we are one big family and our parents/carers are such lovely people who really value what we do for their children.
  • What’s your favourite childhood memory?
    Always being outside, climbing trees, making mud pies, sliding down fields on cardboard boxes and making homemade ‘rose water perfume’!

 

Fiona Young

Fiona Young
Senior Early Years Practitioner

  • Date you joined Eureka! Nursery: March 2011
  • Early Years Qualifications: CACHE Diploma in Childcare & Education (Level 3), BA (Hons) in Early Years (Level 5)
  • Favourite thing about your job:
    Being part of the Eureka! family and building good relationships with families that come into the Nursery. Being entrusted to care and protect for the most treasured little person in their lives and being able to watch them grow and develop knowing we had a part in it.
  • What’s your favourite childhood memory?
    Spending hours playing outside with family & friends, using the grass on the freshly cut field to build a fort and building dens in the trees at the top, and being brave enough to jump off the top of the clubhouse into big piles of grass.

 

Kelly Fong

Kelly Fong
Senior Early Years Professional

  • Date you joined Eureka! Nursery: May 2015
  • Early Years Qualifications: NVQ (Level 3) in Children and Young People’s workforce, BSc (Hons) in Chemistry (Level 5), Early Years Professional Status (Level 6), Forest School Leader (Level 3) OCN, MA in Childhood and Youth (Level 7). Level 2 First Aider.
  • Favourite thing about your job:
    Watching and enabling children to grow to their full potential and inspiring them to love their environment.
  • What’s your favourite childhood memory?
    Reading in my makeshift dens.

 

 

Bekki Acklam
Early Years Practitioner

  • Date you joined Eureka! Nursery: August 2018
  • Early Years Qualifications: BA (Hons) in Early Years
  • Favourite thing about your job:
    The innocence of children and their curiosity. Also the part we play in educating them, guiding them and providing them with opportunities to feed their knowledge and imagination. I find it all exciting and rewarding!
  • What’s your favourite childhood memory?
    Riding my bike down a hill at the back of my house when I was about 5 and shouting “Geronimo!” before flying off it over the handle bars! This is my favourite because it sums me up!

 

Jannean Michele Burrows
Nursery DomesticJan Burrows

  • Favourite thing about your job:
    Keeping everything clean and tidy working with a good bunch of staff. Seeing the happy smiles of the children and listening to the stories they tell you.
  • What’s your favourite childhood memory?
    Going to the seaside with my Mum, Dad and Sister, building sandcastles only for my sister to come along and jump on them, but I would just build another one.

 

Eureka! The National Children's Museum - Staff Portraits – Picture date Tuesday 22 August, 2017 (Halifax, West Yorkshire) Photo copyright, contact for licensing. For licensed images, credit should read: Jonathan Pow/jp@jonathanpow.com (REF: POW_170822_6163)

Rukhsana Nawaz
Early Years Practitioner

  • Date you joined Eureka! Nursery: March 2017
  • Early Years Qualifications: CACHE Diploma in Childcare & Education (Level 3)
  • Favourite thing about your job:
    I enjoy working with all age ranges of children and setting up activities and playing outdoor with the children.
  • What’s your favourite childhood memory?
    Playing with the Barbie dolls and dressing up.

 

 

Kofi JohnsonKOfi Johnson
Early Years Assistant (supply)

  • Date you joined Eureka! Nursery: June 2015
  • Favourite thing about your job:
    I enjoy all aspects of the job, but particularly like being outside with the children, encouraging them to explore the garden space.
  • What’s your favourite childhood memory?
    One of my favourite childhood memories is building fires and dens with my friends.

 

Carla Moore
Early Years Assistant (supply)

  • Date you joined Eureka! Nursery: July 2017
  • Favourite thing about your job:
    I enjoy working in all the rooms and getting to know all the children’s characters. The best days are having fun and exploring the museum and going on exciting trips out with the children.
  • What’s your favourite childhood memory?
    One of my favourite childhood memories is spending as much time outdoors as possible with my friends, playing on the tree swing and in the pond at my Grandparents’ house.
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