Meet Our Team We have a team of workers who have a wide range of skills and experience related to the field of childcare. Here is a brief introduction to our team : Bio Jackie Coward Childcare Services Manager Jackie Coward Childcare Services Manager Employed for over 30 years and responsible for all matters relating to the direct childcare. Responsible for new developments within the organisation. Jackie holds an NVQ Assessor Aware and an Institute of Leadership & Management level 3 qualification. Bio Robina Khalid Childcare & Business Consultant: Robina Khalid Childcare & Business Consultant: Employed for over 20 years, providing direct support and advice to childcare settings. Robina has a NVQ Level 3 diploma. Robina holds an Adult Teachers qualification and has lectured NVQ Level 2 and 3 childcare qualifications for practitioners. Robina holds a BA Degree in Early Years and Childhood Studies. Bio Mark Coward Finance Manager Mark Coward Finance Manager Employed for 3 years Mark holds an ACICM Diploma. Mark manages the finances of the organisation, providing support to Groups on matters relating to payroll and fee collection. Bio Kate Farley Placement Officer Kate Farley Placement Officer Kate has been employed for over two years. She deals with agency placements for our trading arm Childcare Answered and also undertakes many administrative tasks for the organisation. Bio Martin Lawrence Childcare Business Consultant Martin Lawrence Childcare Business Consultant As a newly appointed Childcare and Education Advisor, I joined CBC Services in 2014 as the Centre Manager of Penwortham Out of School Care, taking it from good to outstanding with OFSTED. Currently training as a Forest School Teacher, I have and NVQ 3 in Playwork, Diploma in Project Management, LOCF in Community Development Management and a diploma in The Fundamentals of Childhood and Youth Studies. I have experience from both the public and private sectors and 30 years of knowledge, skills, growth and progress in childcare and playwork and have been able to successfully put good practice and legislation in place to achieve good and outstanding OFSTED outcomes within the settings I have managed. I have strived to create and maintain an environment where children can grow and thrive while exploring the world around them, learning and developing through play, ensuring the quality of service delivery is paramount to supporting children and staff. Out of work, I am a Young Persons Mentor, being a positive role model, helping to guide and advise young people striving to meet set goals to help achieve their potential. I also enjoy DJing, website development and snowboarding. Bio Saimah Iram Office & HR Manager Saimah Iram Office & HR Manager I’m Saimah Iram, Office & HR Manager. I am predominately based at the central office and am usually the first person you would speak to when you contact the office. You may also see me from time to time at the Settings as I am required to complete a lot of minute taking. I joined CBCS in June 2019. I manage and run all operations of the central office and the administration of CBCS as well as all aspects of the recruitment, HR matters & training. My role entails working closely with the Childcare Services Manager as well as the Childcare Education Advisors. Prior to this I worked in the private adult healthcare sector for over 10 years in various capacities and enjoy the aspect of helping individuals to meet their individuals needs, so the transition from adult care to childcare in an educational setting felt very alike. I have a degree in Social Sciences from The University of Manchester and completed my dissertation on youth crime. This broadened my understanding on current social issues and encouraged me to work in an environment to support others. Out of work I enjoy cycling (on a sunny day) and love baking. Welcome to our website I hope to hear from you soon.