Nursery Staff at Brook Green Nursery

Brook Green Nursery is open during term time and run by a dedicated and enthusiastic manager, along with a team of experienced full-time staff members. We have one of the largest and best outdoor play areas 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.

 

 

 

 


Mannas Sultani

Hello I am Mannas. I started my journey at Brook Green Nursery in 2013 as a student volunteering two days a week. After I completed my childcare Diploma I worked at Brook Green Nursery full time for approximately three years.  I decided to go to university in order to complete my studies. At the moment I am working part time at the nursery alongside working to complete my Degree. On the days I am at the nursery, I love being there and knowing that I have an impact on children’s development brings me joy, especially when I see how much they have grown and developed.
During my free time I love traveling, reading, spending time with close ones and cycling.

 


Sharon Buckley
Hi everyone, I am Sharon. As a loving mother of three, its has been a pleasure joining the nursery towards the end of 2022. I am an Early Years Practitioner here at Brook Green Nursery, and I have enjoyed using my journalism and arts background to ensure that the children meet all of their areas of development. Outside of work, I enjoy travelling, painting and dance!

Stefania di Fenza

Hi everyone, I’m Stefania, I started working at Brook Green Nursery in October 2022. I’m a responsible, caring and lovely person with over 5 years experience in this country.
I am Paediatric First Aid trained and a Level 3 Diploma for the early years workforce.
I really enjoy working with children, they remind me of how amazing and exciting the world can be. I love seeing things from their eyes. It makes me a happier and more positive person in my day-to-day life. I love promoting children’s independence, I think it’s the aspect of my job that satisfies me the most, when I see that one of them has learned to do a certain thing by themselves (like going to the bathroom or putting on shoes).
Outside of work I love sharing my time with the people I love. My family, for me, comes first and foremost and I always find time to dedicate to a friend.

 

Lisa Schlesinger Skene (Administrator) Lisa has been working alongside Nora in the office at Brook Green Nursery since October 2021, assisting with the administrative/accounting side of the Nursery.  She has a BSc Degree in Sociology & Psychology from Bristol University and lives with her two daughters in Wimbledon. Lisa loves working at the Nursery and is proud to be part of such a fabulous team!

 

 

 

Firdaws Raihani
Firdaws joins us as an Apprentice at Brook Green Nursery and is one of the Key Workers in the Rabbits group.  More info to follow!