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


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"


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."


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


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"


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"


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


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"


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"


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


Arooj Shadere

Early Years Apprentice

Early Years Apprentice Level 2

Over 2's

"I love working with the children"

 Fluent in: Punjabi


Shannon Sanderson

Early Years Apprentice

Early Years Apprentice Level 2

Over 2's

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


Phoebe Dunn

Apprentice Business Administrator

BA Hons History

Business Administration Level 3 


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


Ola Idele

House Keeper/Lunchtime Supervisor

Food & Hygiene / Health & Safety

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