The vast majority of our staff are either NNEB (National Nursery Examination Board) or equivalent, or participating in the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) in Early Years and Childcare. We have a very high qualified staff ratio which far exceeds that of OFSTED requirements.
Paula Murphy – Nursery Owner
Paula is the owner of Monkey Puzzle East Finchley branch, which she opened in September 2011.
Jenny Eracleous – Nursery Manager
Jenny is our Manager and has an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare, Learning and Development,(QCF) Level 3 Certificate in Management and Principles and Paediatric First Aid. Jenny holds paediatric first aid, first aid at work, fire warden and a level 2 food hygiene certificates. Jenny is a lead safeguarding officer, special educational needs coordinator and behaviour management coordinator.
Agnieszka Machnicka – Deputy Manager
Aga is our Deputy Manager. She has a CACHE Level 3 NVQ in Children’s Care, Learning, Development and an EDI Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Team Leading Principles and Paediatric First Aid. As our Health and Safety Coordinator Aga has also completed a HABC Level 2 Award in Health and Safety at Work, she holds a paediatric first aid qualification and is a deputy safeguarding officer.
Chloe O’Donovan – Third in Charge
Working across all rooms supporting all the Room Leaders. Chloe has a CACHE Level 3 NVQ in Child Care and Education, First Aid at Work and Paediatric First Aid
Theresa Hewitt – Room Leader
Theresa (AKA Tracy) is the room leader is our Tweenie room. Theresa has a CACHE Level 3 NVQ in Childcare, learning and development.
Emily Kennedy-Avraam – Room Leader
Emily is our Baby Room Leader, she has a Level 3 Early Years Educator Diploma and is a qualified Paediatric First Aider.
Yalini Sri-Balakumaran – Pre School Teacher
Yali is our Pre School Teacher; she holds Qualified Teacher Status and Early Years Professional Status as well as a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. Yali also has a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Early Childhood Studies and BTEC Higher National Diploma Early Childhood Studies. Yali is qualified to administer Paediatric First Aid
Antonette has a CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People’s Workforce and Paediatric First Aid.
Remena Beeharry – Senior Nursery Nurse
Remena is based in the Baby Room, she has a CACHE level 3 Diploma for the children and young people’s workforce (QCF), a Level 2 award in nutrition and Health and Paediatric First Aid.
Paphia Akthar – Room Leader (Maternity Leave)
Paphia is the Toddler Room leader, she holds a Level 3 Diploma for The Children and Young People’s Workforce. Paphia is qualified in Paediatric First Aid.
Nabila Shaven – Nursery Nurse
Nabila is a lunch cover Nursery Nurse covering in all rooms, she has a CACHE Level 3 Diploma for The Children and Young People’s Workforce (QCF.) Nabila also holds a Paediatric First Aid qualification and has a Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work
Nicola Rowe – Acting Toddler Room Leader
Nicola is a Nursery Nurse supporting all rooms. She has a CACHE Level 3 Diploma in The Children and Young People’s Workforce.
Mira Rogala – Preschool Room Leader
Mira has a Level 3 Early Years’ Educator Diploma and is also qualified to administer First Aid.
Atosa Shabaz – Nursery Assistant
Atosa has joined the Toddler Room as a Nursery Assistant, she is qualified to an Immediate level apprenticeship in Children’s and Young People’s Workforce. Paediatric 1st aid Trained.
Lakesha Taylor – Nursery Assistant in Toddler Room
Lakesha is a Nursery Assistant.
She holds a CACHE Level 2 Children and Young people’s Workforce and Principles and Paediatric First Aid.
Mehtap Ercan– Nursery Nurse
Mehtap is a Nursery Nurse based in Tweenies room. Mehtap has completed studying the BA Early Childhood Studies at Middlesex University and is now qualified to Level 6 . Mehtap is also qualified to administer Paediatric First Aid
Aleksandra Machnicka – Nursery Assistant
Aleks has joined the Toddler Room as a Nursery Assistant and is working towards an Early Years Qualification.
Bianca Duru – Nursery Nurse, Lunch Cover
Supporting and providing help to all rooms and has Level 3 Early Years Educator.
Bianca also has a CACHE Level 2 Diploma in Childcare & Education and is qualified to administer Paediatric First Aid.
Jahmal Johnson – Floating Nursery Assistant
Jahmal supports all rooms daily. He has a CACHE Level 2 in Play Work and is qualified to administer Paediatric First Aid.
Julia Quinlan – Nursery Assistant, Lunch Cover
Supporting and providing help to all rooms. She holds an Edexcel Level 2 Teaching Assistant qualification and is working towards her Early Years Qualification. Paediatric First Aid qualified.
Poppy Corrigan – Nursery Assistant
Poppy has joined the baby Room as a Nursery Assistant, she is qualified to NFCE LEVEL 2 Children’s and Young People’s Workforce. Paediatric 1st aid Trained.
Megan McNally – Nursery Assistant
Megan is based in the Tweenie room and holds Level 2 Children and Young people’s Workforce.
Ai Shelton – (Under 3’s) Apprentice Nursery Assistant
Ai has Level 3 Award in Special Education Needs, Level 3 Award Teaching Assistant and is Working towards an Early Years Qualification
Tamara Manrique – Tamara is (Over 3’s) Apprentice Nursery Assistant
Working towards an Early Years Qualification.
Alix Simpson – Nursery Assistant, Lunch Cover
Alix supports Preschool and is studying Level 2 Early Years Educator
Jason Thomas – Nursery Chef
Jason is our Nursery Chef preparing delicious, nutritious meals each day in our 5 star hygiene rated kitchen. Jason has a Level 2 award in Food Safety and Hygiene and has attended Allergy Awareness training.
Joanna Pearce – Kitchen Assistant
Jo supports Jason in the kitchen to prepare the children’s meals and snacks and maintain our very high levels of hygiene. Jo has a Level 2 award in Food safety and Hygiene