Staff at Axon Place

Padma Satyan

Deputy Nursery Manager
Little Sunshine Room Leader

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

Padma is one of our Deputy Nursery Manager / Room Leaders and is in charge of our baby room.

Padma has Paediatric First Aid training, Fire Marshal and Manual handling training and has also completed her training as a Designated Safeguarding Deputy.

Karen Collier

Nursery Manager

Karen is the Nursery Manager at our Ilford Nursery

Karen has a Level 5 Early Years and Development qualification and has worked  in childcare for 30 years and has been a Manager for 20 year’s. During her time as a Manager she has also been a College lecture teaching for Level 2 Childcare to mature students.

With extensive experience of safeguarding, Ofsted legislation, inspections and SEND (Special education Needs).

Karen is passionate about outdoor play and natural resources and best practice and is very keen on children learning through their own natural curiosity by providing natural resources and ordinary household items.

Good interaction between staff and children is the key to children’s development and secure attachment.

Karen also has 5 sons and at present 17 grandchildren.

To contact Karen via email please email [email protected]

 

Sadaf Faheem

Nursery Practitioner

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

Sadaf works as a Nursery Practitioner in our baby room.

Sadaf has Paediatric First Aid training, Fire Warden and Manual handling training and is qualified in both Safeguarding and Child Protection.

Lauren Anderson

Nursery Room Leader

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

Lauren is a Room Leader and is in charge of our toddler room.

Lauren has Paediatric First Aid training, Fire Marshal and Manual handling training and is qualified in both Safeguarding and Child Protection.

Lauren is also our SENCo Officer and is SEND trained.

Samiya Begun

Apprentice Nursery Practitioner

Samiya is a Level 2 Qualified Nursery Practitioner who is currently completing her Level 3 qualification as an Apprentice,

Samiya works full time with Toddler age group and has completed her Paediatric First Aid training, Fire Warden and Manual handling training and is qualified in both Safeguarding and Child Protection.

Samiya really enjoys digging with the children in the giant sand pit!

Bhavani (Barbara) Rajaratnan

Sessional Nursery Practitioner.

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

Barbara works as a Sessional Nursery Practitioner.

Barbara has Paediatric First Aid training, Fire Warden and Manual handling training and is qualified in both Safeguarding and Child Protection.

Hawo Mahamud

Apprentice Nursery Practitioner

Johnny Mayanja

Nursery Cook

Johnny holds a Level 2 Food and Hygiene qualification.

Johnny works as our Full Time Cook.

All food is delivered fresh on a weekly basis to the nursery and Johnny makes every meal from scratch. As our Nursery Practitioners eat meals with the children to ensure that a good example is set and that good table etiquette is maintained they know first-hand how delicious the food is at Little Learners!

The children benefit from healthy eating with a varied four-week menu which includes differing diverse food and our menu has recently been updated taking into account the seasonal changes.

Languages Spoken: English and Ugandan.

Fathima Iqbal

Sessional Nursery Practitioner

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

Fathima works as a  Sessional Nursery Practitioner in our nursery, and previously worked full time but has recently decided to study at  University to complete an extended Degree in Education studies  and a BA Primary Education with QTS qualification.

Fathima has Paediatric First Aid training, Fire Warden and Manual handling training and is qualified in both Safeguarding and Child Protection.

Anisa Akhtar

Sessional Nursery Practitioner