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  • “ Bamboo Childcare have been fantastic. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them! ”Sarah - London

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  • “ Bamboo Childcare fantastic. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them! ”Sarah - London

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  • “ Bamboo Childcare have been fantastic. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them! ”Sarah - London

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Meet The Team

Bamboo Resourcing provides flexible supportive recruitment, networking and training solutions.

Eleanor Patel - Director

Career History:  Worked in residential care for a number of years and then managed Domiciliary Care Agency. Started a career in Recruitment with Reliance Care in Liverpool, progressed to a regional manager. Now Director of Bamboo Resourcing which is a growing company with a great team.

Family: Two boys and a few fish

Favourite song:  Beautiful day by U2

Favourite Film:  ET back on the top spot!!

Best things in life: Holidays in the UK and Abroad (Sun always a bonus)

In spare time...: Gym sessions as much as possible, bike rides with the kids, ferrying them to various activities and enjoying the moments when they are both busy and I can relax (??)

Hayley Knowles - Director

Career History:  Started off in administration before moving into recruitment. I then progressed to management level within a company specialising in social care and childcare recruitment achieving branch flagship status within a large national group. Left this company to become a Placement Officer for a local college and to pursue a career in teaching within further education.  Whilst studying for my PGDE I was approached by Eleanor to set up Bamboo Childcare and so put my course on hold and haven't looked back (although would like to finish the course at some point!)

Family:  Three children (two girls and one boy), and a long standing partner to whom I am not yet married 18 years on - we'll get there one day!! 

Favourite Place: Treyarnon Bay in Cornwall

Best things in life: Sunday walks with kids, hubby and dog followed by sunday roast and cosying up to watch a movie

Favourite Song:  Can't choose I like too many 

Favourite Film:  St Elmos fire (I'm an eighties girl!!)

In spare time...:  When not attending childrens birthday parties I am a member of a small book club (just an excuse for a chatter), supper club (each couple makes a different course), general socialising with friends and family, running. 


Mike Coleman - Recruitment Consultant

Family:   Irish Family spread across Ireland, the UK, Holland and the United States.

Favourite Place:  Tokyo

Best things in life: I like to help people pursue career goals and work hard as a recruiter to help my candidates

Favourite Song:  Raglan Road – Luke Kelly

Favourite Film:  Heat

In spare time...:   I like to cycle and walk when I can.  Enjoy cooking and anything involving technology and digital creativity.  I create videos which I upload to Vimeo and build websites in my spare time.  I like to party reasonably hard!  And Travel. 

Sean Leeming - Recruitment Consultant

Career History: After graduating from the University of Manchester in Economics, I worked in a school where I was accountable for everything IT related. And I have now worked in recruitment for Bamboo for a year

Family: Mum, Dad and Sister

Favourite Place:  Old Trafford, The Theatre of Dreams

Best things in life:Listening andDiscovering music, new and old

Favourite Song: New Order – True Faith

Favourite Film: Aladdin

In spare time...: I spend a lot of time watching films, going out for drink, playing football andI love attending live music, whether it’s seeing bands or DJs


Joanne Hutchinson - Training manager

Career History: I worked at The Manchester College for 15 years as a lecturer then moved into leading IQA and sector manager for early years apprenticeships.

Family:  I have a partner (not daft enough to marry!!) Damian, two boys Daryus 16, Rael 14 and a 3 year old daughter Tabitha.

Favourite Place: In my back garden in the sun with the BBQ on.

Best things in life: Definately the joy and love from my 3 amazing children 

Favourite Song:  The cure - This close to me  

In spare time...:  obviously socialising but everyone say that!!


Erin Mangan - Apprentice Business Administrator

Career History: Since leaving school I have been interested in business administration. I have worked for a home care agency where my role included general office tasks such as answering the phone to clients and carers, ugeneral admin and data entry, send out emails and do any research. I have also worked in retail at Manchester Airport, this role included using the till to serve customers, promoting offers available, helping customers to find products, helping customers to use the self-service checkout as the airport was often very busy. 

Family:  I have two older sisters Lauren and Shannon and one younger sister, Ellie.

Favourite Singer:  Ed Sheeran

Favourite Film: My Sisters Keeper

In spare time...:  In my spare time, I enjoy socialising with friends and family.