Brook Green Nursery is open term time and run by a dedicated and enthusiastic manager, along with five experienced full-time staff members. We have one of the best and biggest outdoor play area in the neighbourhood. We provide a happy, caring and safe environment for children.
Nora Lafhaj – Nora has been Brook Green Nursery manager since July 2008. She started in 2006 as a volunteer/student and completed her NVQ in children’s care, learning and development Level 4. She is also the nursery’s SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-Coordinator qualification gained in 2019). Nora loves her weekly yoga session, lazy weekends, being a grandma, reading and long walks. Her role at the nursery is to support the team as a whole as well as each staff member individually to achieve their targets and goals. Nora supports each staff member with their key children, and together they help the children move forward in their development. She also supports the staff with planning for the environment, making sure all areas of the Early Years Curriculum are being met.
With the help of the committee, she is responsible for health and safety, safeguarding, keeping up to date with legislation, updating policies and procedures and training. On the business side, Nora and the committee also oversee the accounts, fees and filling up the nursery places, as well as ensuring the smooth running of Brook Green Nursery Ltd. Nora’s long term plan is to continue to raise standards in the nursery.
Myriam Edoh – Myriam joined Brook Green Nursery in 2016 and is currently Deputy Manager. Besides supporting the staff and manager, Myriam ensures that all the children comply with the Early Years Foundation Stage and achieve their cognitive development and milestones based on the Early Years foundation. She trained and worked as an engineer, before changing career path and graduating with an Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS). Myriam speaks two languages – French and English. At the nursery, Myriam also supports children with special needs and is responsible for French lessons.
In her spare time, Myriam enjoys cooking, music, dancing, shopping, reading, yoga, travelling and games.
Betty Otchere – Betty graduated with a certificate of higher education in Creative writing and English Literature at Roehampton University and holds a level 2 Diploma for the children and young people’s workforce (QCF) and wish to progress. Have worked over 5 years in nurseries, children’s play groups and in an after-school club.
Enjoy travelling, cooking, keeping fit and spending time with loved ones.
Sanaa Boujellaba started work at Brook Green Nursery September 2020. She completed her Level 3 Diploma for Early Years Practitioner (Early Years Educator) February 2020. Sanaa was a student volunteer at Masbro Centre , then worked at Busy Bees Nursery for a time before joining our team at BGN.
Sanaa lives locally, has a young son who attends one of the local schools. She speaks French, Spanish, Arabic and enjoys cooking.