At Honey Bears our Officer in Charge is Carrianna Baker whom has been employed by Honey Bears for over 10 years.      

Carrianna is fully qualified and has a BA honours degree in Early Childhood studies.

We also have 3 Deputy managers whom support the Officer in Charge, they are Claire Jukes, Rebecca Russell and Loni Sayers.

Claire Jukes is Fully Qualified to NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and Education and has also completed the Foundation Degree in Early Years.

Our staff team consists of:
- 10 Full Time Qualified Staff - Level 3 and above
- 2 Full Time Part Qualified Staff - Level 2 working towards Level 3
- 1 Full Time Unqualified Staff - working towards Level 2
- 1 Part Time Cook

All of our staff are CRB/DBS enhanced checked.

We have a fully Qualified setting based SENCO who is also the behaviour co-ordinator and 5 part qualified SENCO's.

All staff have up-to date paediatric first aid and food safety level 2.

We have 5 Designated Safeguarding Leader's on site.

We have a designated Health and Safety Officer and all staff have attended Health and Safety training.

All staff attend regular training either externally or in-house covering a range of subjects.


An introduction to our staff team


            My name is Jean.

I opened Honey Bears with my 3 daughters 27 years ago. My daughters have worked with me to run a successful nursery.

I have a BTEC national diploma in childcare and a D32/33 assesors course in childcare , along with being a deliverer of the incredible years parenting course. Also I hold a DSL in safeguarding and have obtained manyother courses to enhance my knowledge in Early years.

As a famioly we wanted to create an environment that was as near to a "home from home" for the children in our care. Our ethos was to create a nursery where all children are included, regardless of race, religion and disability. Every child should be given the opportunity to learn and progress.

In 2015 we opened an extra provision which is managed by my granddaughter and is progressing well. Her forte is special needs and she caters for children with varied special education needs.

we have always established good parent relationships which we feel os important to our business. We welcome and encourage participation and feedback from parents so we can always improve our setting. I feel we have been able to create an enviroment for our staff to achieve and work as a strong team. We will continue to provide and achieve a happy, safe and achieving enviornment for all children in our care. 

        My Name is Justine.

I have been a partner of Honey Bears Nursery and Out of School Club for 27 years.

In this time it has been wonderful to see how many children have grown up through our nursery and out of school clubs, and it is lovely to see how these children are now, as adults and all they have achieved in their education since leaving Honey Bears and their ongoing journey through life.

Due to the nursery running for so long we now have children attending here of families that started here with us in 1991 and it is marvellous to see the next generations coming through.

In our family- My boys (Oliver aged 22 and Matthew aged 18) and Nieces have all grown up through attending Honey Bears and now we have my Great Niece Aurbrie attending- so the next generation in our family is coming through also.

It has been a great pleasure to be part of running Honey Bears and long may it continue!!!!

        Hi, my name is Debra

I am one of the founding partners of Honey Bears.

I qualified as a Nursery Nurse back in 1983 and have worked as a Nanny and worked in schools as a Nursery Assisstant, before joining social services day nurseries as a Nursery Officer in 1986. I went back to college in 1989 to further my career in social workand gain my in-service certificate in Social Care. I had my heart set on progressing into management at social services when I fell pregnant in 1990. At that time social services did not provide childcare for its workers and a nursery across the road from my house became avaliable so I re-mortgaged my house, took my business plan to the bank and with a bit of extra help from Jean started our business journey.

Little did I know when we set up this nursery business in 1991, that we would still be providing quality daycare 25years later.

My ethos has been unchanged in all those years, I still believe all working parents should have access to quality and affordable childcare and children should be happy, be safe and have fun whilst in our care.

I have raised three children myself so know all the joys and agonising us working parents go through to balance home and work life.

All my children attended Honey Bears and all have grown into lovely, caring human beings who have all achieved a university education.

My interests outside work include listening and watching live music from classical to hip hop.

I enjoygoing to concerts, watching movies and taking long walks with my dog and travelling to other countries.


      Hello my name is Carrianna

I am the officer in charge  of honeybears. I have worked at the setting for 11 years.
I am fully qualified and have a BA honours degree in early childhood studies. I am also a SENCO (special educational needs coordinator) in the nursery and one of honeybears designated senior leaders regarding any safeguarding and child protection concerns.

I have also attended a variety of courses throughout my time at honeybears and I am fully qualified peadiatric first aider and have my food safety certificate.

In my own time i enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

       Hi my name is Claire.

I have worked at Honeybears for 17 years now and during my time here I have worked with all age groups. I have also built up my experience by going on a variety of courses. As part of my role I am a deputy manager of the setting and I oversee the day to day running of our baby and toddler area. I am also a SENCO (special educational needs coordinator) in the nursery and one of honeybears designated senior leaders regarding any safeguarding and child protection concerns.

I am fully qualified and have a foundation degree in child care. I have also attended a variety of courses throughout my time at honeybears and I am fully qualified peadiatric first aider and have my food safety certificate.

During my spare time i like to spend time with my family and doing fun things with my son we like bowling, gardening and cooking.


     Hello, my name is Mush.

I started work at Honey Bears in September 2007. I have my Level 3 qualification in child care, learning and development.

I have also attended many other training courses to further my experiences and knowlege.

In my spare time I enjoy cooking and baking all different kinds of cakes.

   Hello, my name is Tayla.

I am a Nusery Practioner and have worked at this setting for nearly 5years and have my Level 3 quallification.

I have my Food Safety certificate and have attended different training courses such as Safe Guarding, Autism Awareness and Attachment Theory.

In my own time off I like to spend time with family and friends, shopping and visiting new and exciting places.

           My name is Loni

I am 27 years old and have been working at Honey Bears for 10 years.

i am deputy manager at honeybears i am fully qualified and am also a DSL and setting SENCO. I also carry out startwell activities with the children. i have also attended many courses to improve my knowledge such as baby signing, Makaton, first aidand food hygiene.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, doing fun things with my little boy and socialising with friends.

     Hello, my name is Louise

I started working at Honey Bears Day Nursery 61/2 years ago. I have my level 3 qualification in child care and have also attended many other courses to further my experience.

My hobbies are looking after my two girls and having plenty of family time with them.



    Hi, my name is Jordan

I  am fully qualified and currently at university. I also have current certificates in Food Safety and First Aid.

I am a very happy, outgoing and bubbly person. I enjoy going out at the weekends with friends and going to my nan's for dinner on Sundays. my favorite hobbies are reading, going to the cinema, eating, walking and roller skating.

hopefully, later in my career, I would like to become a Holiday Rep abroad working with children in family resorts.



     Hi, my name is Lynn

I have worked at Honey Bears for 19 years as the Head Catering Manager and have over 25 years experience in catering.

I have attended a variety of courses to keep up to date with menu's for our Healthy Eating setting.

In my own time I like to spend time with my Family and Friends. My interests are going to the theatre, concerts and reading.


Hello my name is Mollie


Hello my name is Emily

Hello my name is Sharon

Hello my name is Trish

Hello my name is Carly




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60-62 Station Road, Erdington, Birmingham B23 6UE

0121 382 4355

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