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 – Nursery Owner
Paula is the owner of Monkey Puzzle East Finchley branch, which she opened in September 2011.
Jenny – 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 certificate, and is also a qualified Mental Health First Aider. Jenny is a lead safeguarding officer, and behaviour management coordinator.
Agnieszka – 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. And is a Special Education Needs Coordinator
Mira – Third In Charge
Works across all rooms supporting all the Room Leaders and is a qualified Mental Health First Aider. Mira also has a Level 3 Early Years’ Educator Diploma and is also qualified to administer First Aid.
Theresa – 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 – 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 – Qualified 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
Lakesha – Assistant Nursery Teacher
Lakesha is a Nursery Assistant.
She holds a CACHE Level 2 Children and Young people’s Workforce and Principles and Paediatric First Aid.
Paphia – Nursery Teacher and based in Preschool
Paphia holds a Level 3 Diploma for The Children and Young People’s Workforce. Paphia is qualified in Paediatric First Aid.
Billkis – Assistant Nursery Teacher
Billkis is based in the Baby Room and is a qualified Paediatric First Aider. Billkis is also working towards an Early Years qualification.
Aurora – Assistant Nursery Teacher
Aurora is based in Tweenie room and is a qualified Paediatric First Aider. Aurora is working towards an Early Years qualification.
Karolina – Assistant Nursery Teacher
Based in Preschool. Studying towards an early years qualification. And is a qualified Paediatric First Aider
Zoya – Nursery Teacher
Zoya works across all of our 4 rooms as a Nursery Nurse. She holds a Level 3 Diploma for The Children and Young People’s Workforce. Zoya is qualified in Paediatric First Aid.
Zeljka – SEN Nursery Teacher
Zeljka joined us recently as a Special Education Needs Practitioner, she holds a Level 3 Diploma for The Children and Young People’s Workforce. Zeljka is qualified in Paediatric First Aid.
Alina – Assistant Nursery Teacher
Alina is our floating bank staff cover, working across all 4 rooms.
Aleksandra – Assistant Nursery Teacher
Aleks is based in the Toddler Room, qualified to administer Paediatric First Aid, and is working towards an L3 qualification
Ann – Assistant Nursery Teacher lunch cover
Working across all four rooms. Studying towards an early years qualification.
Bianca – Nursery Teacher
Bianca is based in Preschool and has a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification.
Bianca also has a CACHE Level 2 Diploma in Childcare & Education and is qualified to administer Paediatric First Aid.
Jahmal – Floating Assistant Nursery Teacher
Jahmal supports all rooms daily. He has a CACHE Level 2 in Play Work and is qualified to administer Paediatric First Aid.
Julia – Assistant Nursery Teacher lunch coverr
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.
Louis– Assistant Nursery Teacher lunch cover
Working across all four rooms. Studying towards an early years qualification and is a qualified Paediatric First Aider.
Cherryle – Assistant Nursery Teacher
Based in baby room. Cherryle has also achieved her Paediatrics First Aid.
Alix – Assistant Nursery Teacher
Alix is based in Tweenie Room and is a qualified Paediatric First Aider
Jason – 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 – 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
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