Staff at Axon Place

Fatma Mbwana

Nursery Manager

Fatma is our Ilford Nursery Manager and has achieved a NVQ Level 3 Childcare and Early Years Nursery Manager. Fatma has newly started Little Learners nursery and prides herself in bringing in lots of fun energy with creative activity ideas.

Please approach Fatma with any safeguarding concerns and she will handle them quickly and efficiently to ensure the safety of every individual child.

Fatma has both safeguarding training and is child protection trained to Level 2.

Hope Penton-Looker

Deputy Manager/ Room Leader

Hope is a Level 3 qualified Early Years and Childcare Deputy Manager and Room Leader within Toddler Room.

Hope has previously worked for Little Learners – Elm Park – as an apprentice in 2016. Once Hope qualified as a Level 3, she became Room Leader in the 2 – 3’s room for 4 years at Little Learners Elm Park.

Hope enjoys being creative and is an avid storyteller. Hope’s favourite thing is to support the development of children’s communication and language skills through story time and singing nursery rhymes.

Hope is the Deputy Safeguarding Officer.

Rekhaben Parmar

Nursery Practitioner

Rekha is a qualified Level 3 Early Years and Childcare Term Time Nursery Practitioner within our Pre-School Room.

Rekha has previously worked for Little Learners as a Sessional Nursery Practitioner.

Rekha enjoys supporting the children to develop new skills, such as letting formation and writing, as well as enjoys creating stunning boards filled with the children’s work.

 

Latifa Sheikh

Apprentice Nursery Practitioner

Latifa is a Level 2 Apprentice based within Little Learners Pre-School Room who also works across all other rooms when needed.

Latifa is a trained Paediatric First Aider.

Nadia Begum

Apprentice Nursery Practitioner

Nadia is an apprentice in Toddler Room working towards her Level 3 Early Years and Childcare qualification. Nadia does also work across all other rooms when needed.

Nadia is always up for a challenge and is always willing to provide a helping hand to the Little Learners Team.

Nadia is a kind, caring individual and is full of smiles, all the children within her care adore Nadia.

Our staff are highly qualified

Sadaf Faheem

Nursery Room Leader

Sadaf is trained to NVQ Level 3 in Early Years and Childcare.

She works as a Nursery Room Leader in our toddler room, Sadaf was previously employed by us as a Nursery Practitioner and was then promoted to a Nursery Room Leader.

Sadaf is a trained Paediatric First Aider, Fire Warden and Manual handler and is qualified in both Safeguarding and Child Protection, all to NVQ Level 2.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities are important to us

Madeha Malik

Nursery Practioner
Special Educational Needs Coordinator

Madeha is qualified as an NVQ Level 3 in childcare and early years.

She is our qualified designated SENDco officer and works in Butterflies and Ladybirds (Pre-School) rooms.

Madeha is a trained Paediatric First Aider, Fire Warden and Manual handler and is qualified in both Safeguarding and Child Protection, all to NVQ Level 2.

Amina is a highly qualified member of staff

Amina Maloba

Sessional Nursery Practioner

Amina is trained to NVQ Level 4 in Early Years and Childcare.

Amina is a trained Paediatric First Aider, Fire Warden and Manual handler and is qualified in both Safeguarding and Child Protection, all to NVQ Level 2.

 

We encourage our staff to continue their education

Fathima Iqbal

Sessional Nursery Practitioner

Fathima is trained to NVQ Level 5 in Early Years and Childcare.

Fathima works as a  Sessional Nursery Practitioner in our nursery, while studying at University to complete an extended Degree in Education studies and a BA Primary Education with QTS qualification.

She is a trained Paediatric First Aider, Fire Warden and Manual handler and is qualified in both Safeguarding and Child Protection, all to NVQ Level 2.

Aliha Riaz

Apprentice Nursery Practitioner

Aliha is our Level 3 Apprentice and is based in our preschool room at Little Learners but does work across other rooms as well.

Aliha has a Paediatric First Aid  and safeguarding certificate.

Lavanya is completing a teaching qualification before going on to train in Early Years

Lavanya Karri

Apprentice Nursery Practitioner

Lavanya has worked with young children for many years and is a highly experienced and qualified practitioner in her native country.

She is currently completing a teacher training qualification and plans to go on to qualify in early years childcare.

Jyoti Sharma

Nursery Practitioner

Jyoti is a qualified Level 2 Early Years and Childcare Nursery Practitioner based within Little Learners Baby Room.

Jyoti is a trained Paediatric First Aider and has completed training on Safeguarding Children.

Tanveer Kureshi

Nursery Practitioner - Part Time

Tanveer is a part time qualified Level 2 Nursery Practitioner in Early Years and Childcare based in Little Learners Toddler Room who is currently working towards her Level 3 Early Years and Childcare qualification.

Tanveer enjoys spending her time getting to know each child, building their confidence and encouraging their personal, social and emotional development. Tanveer is a brilliant team player and is always willing to go an extra mile.

Tanveer is a trained Paediatric First Aider and is trained in Safeguarding Children.

Fresh, tasty home cooking is served up daily

Johnny Mayanja

Nursery Cook

Johnny holds an NVQ Level 2 Food and Hygiene qualification and is our full-time cook.

All food is delivered fresh on a weekly basis to the nursery and Johnny makes every meal from scratch. All our Nursery Practitioners eat meals with the children to ensure that a good example is set and that good table etiquette is maintained.

The children benefit from a four-week menu which includes a variety of healthy food inspired by diverse cultural roots. The menu changes according to the seasonal produce available.