Our People

Our People

We know how vital it is to leave your child with someone you can trust.

All of our staff are fully qualified in Paediatric First Aid and hold a minimum of a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare. This not only meets, but far exceeds, Ofsted expectations for how a nursery is managed.

Alongside our capable room leaders we have two full-time teachers (QTS) to oversee the educational curriculum. In this way, we ensure that our older children leave our nursery fully ‘school ready’, as well as fulfilling our innovative staff and child wellbeing programmes and intergenerational project. 

Our staff are competent, focussed and dedicated professionals who take their career seriously and are proud to work here. In turn, we really look after them, nurture them, train them, pay them properly and ensure that their rights to full lunch hours and holiday pay are respected.

Our holistic approach extends to our team and, as a certified London Living Wage employer, we are proudly committed to this being our minimum salary scale.

In short, happy staff equals happy children and a well-functioning nursery. We have a ‘people over profit’ approach and it works well for us all. We have very low staff turnover, long term key person relationships, great peer support, a healthy and positive atmosphere and total dedication – all factors that are very important for children and families to experience.

Maisie

Founder, Director & Nursery Manager

~ Paediatric First Aider
~ Level 3 Childcare Diploma
~ Level 3 Forest School Leadership
~ PGC Social Care and Health
~ PGDIP Psychoanalytical approach – Children young people and families
~ BA Honours English Literature & theatre Studies
~ Nursery SENCO
~ Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Ana

Deputy Manager & Olive Room Teacher

~ Paediatric First Aider 
~ Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
~ Masters in Preschool Education and Primary School Teaching
~ Level 5 Childcare Management Diploma Learner 
~ Designated Safeguarding Deputy (DSD) 

Nazia

Willow Room Leader

~ Paediatric First Aider 
~ Level 3 Childcare Diploma ~ Healthy Food Lead 

Monique

Willow Room Senior Educator

~ Paediatric First Aider 
~ Level 3 Childcare Diploma ~ Level 5 Childcare Management Diploma Learner 
~ H&S and Fire Safety Warden

Hazeara

Willow Room Senior Educator

~ Paediatric First Aider 
~ Level 3 Childcare Diploma
~ BA Honours Education Studies
~ H&S and Fire Safety Warden

Shajeda

Willow Room Level 3 Learner

~ Paediatric First Aider
~ Level 3 Childcare Diploma Learner
~ Nursery Librarian

Arlette

Hazel Room Senior Educator

~ Paediatric First Aider
~ Level 3 Childcare Diploma
~ BA Honours Early Years Education

Rahima

Hazel Room Leader

~ Paediatric First Aider 
~ Level 3 Childcare Diploma
~ Happy Healthy Child Lead

Linda

Hazel Room Educator

~ Paediatric First Aider 
~ Level 3 Childcare Diploma
~ Level 3 Health & Social Care for Adults

Ana H

Elder Room Leader & Teacher

~ Paediatric First Aider 
~ Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
~ Data Protection Officer 

Airika

1-2-1 SEN LSA

~ Paediatric First Aider 
~ BSC Hons Psychology 
(Child development pathway)
~ SEN (Special Educational Needs)
~ LSA (Learning Support Assistant)

Steph

Nursery Administrator

~ Paediatric First Aider 
~ Level 3 Childcare Diploma Learner 
~ BA Honours 
~ Data Protection Officer

James

Finance Manager

~ Business Accounts & Administration 
~ Data Protection Officer 
~ Maintenance Co-ordinator

Monica

Domestic & seamstress