Meet Our Amazing Team

We have a dedicated team of early years practitioners and support staff with a wealth of experiences and qualifications ranging from apprentices embarking on a NVQ level 2 qualification to staff members who have achieved a BA Hons degree.

In addition a number of our dedicated team are multi-lingual and all staff members are qualified in Paediatric First Aid, including our support service staff.

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Sharon Brown

Manager

BA Honours Early Years Childhood Studies 

National Early Years SENCO Award  

SENCO Strategic and Training Lead  

"If we could all see the world through the eyes of a child we would see the magic in everything"

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Lisa Haywood

Deputy Manager

Diploma in Leadership for Children and Young People’s Services level 5 

Designated SENCO Lead  

"Being able to support children in their growth and development, Watoto is a second family."

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Zamzam Essa

Senior Early Years Practitioner

Postgraduate Certificate in Early Education

Over 2's

"I find my job very rewarding, especially when seeing children exceed and flourish"

Fluent in: Arabic

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Angela Shepherd

Senior Early Years Practitioner

Diploma in Pre-School Practice Level 3 

Designated Deputy SENCO Lead

Over 3's 

"Some children can come into preschool a little unsettled I love when they leave happy at the end of the day"

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Rebecca Oldfield

Early Years Practitioner

Children and Young People’s Workforce Level 3 

Baby Room

"Love watching the babies grow and develop into their own little people"

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Hafsa Yassin

Early Years Practitioner

BA Hons Children and Young People’s Care and Education

Over 2's

"Being able to have a positive impact on a child's life"

 Fluent in: Somali

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Vicki Harland

Early Years Practitioner

BA Hons Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies 

Over 3's

"Learning about all the children's different cultures and interacting with the parents"

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Jessica Beck

Early Years Practitioner

BA Hons Early Childhood Studies

Over 2's

"My job is very rewarding and getting to know the children is interesting and fun"

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Roseen Azeem

Early Years Apprentice

Apprentice Children and Young People’s Workforce Level 3

Over 3's

"I love seeing the kids and the staff"

 Fluent in: Urdu, Punjabi

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Arooj Shadere

Early Years Apprentice

Early Years Apprentice Level 2

Over 2's

"I love working with the children"

 Fluent in: Punjabi

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Shannon Sanderson

Early Years Apprentice

Early Years Apprentice Level 2

Over 2's

"I enjoy everything about nursery, I love it all"

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Phoebe Dunn

Apprentice Business Administrator

BA Hons History

Business Administration Level 3 

Office

"I enjoy creating resources to support the practitioners in their roles"

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Ola Idele

House Keeper/Lunchtime Supervisor

Food & Hygiene / Health & Safety

"Knowing the children are eating a healthy meal at lunchtime"