Our Staff

The staff team at Little Miracles Day Nursery consists of a mix of experienced practitioners from a variety of backgrounds. All our staff are employed at Little Miracles following a thorough screening process, which involves a theoretical and practical interview, including references to previous employers and a criminal background check, as well as a check on all  personal information and qualifications.

All staff are thoroughly inducted into the workings of our setting to ensure they are qualified to educate your child. Their performance is monitored regularly to ensure that it meets the nursery’s very high standards.

 

Nursery Manager – Shyamalie

Shyamalie is the nursery manager and has been based at the nursery full-time since May 2017. As well as being the proud owner of the nursery, she is also qualified with an NVQ Level 3. She is committed to ongoing training and professional development and encourages all staff to never stop learning. Shyamalie is focused on improving the outcomes for the children that attend the nursery every day and does this through careful observation and reflection, working with the Local Authority advisory teachers and attending network meetings.

Languages Spoken: English and Sinhalese (fluent).

She has completed additional courses including Safer Recruitment, Designated Safeguarding Lead Training, Paediatric First Aid, Food Safety, and many more.

 

Deputy Manager – Sava

When Shyamalie is away, Sava takes over the role of nursery manager. Sava has been working at the nursery since November 2013. She is a qualified midwife and after delivering hundreds of children she has later in life chosen to look after them. Sava is qualified to Level 3. As a deputy manager, Sava enjoys delivering activities that promote children’s Personal, Social and Emotional Development and challenges them every day. Sava is also the nursery SENCO. Sava divides her time between all floors of the nursery, assisting the manager with tasks, as well as working on the floor when needed.

Languages spoken: English, Albanian and Italian (fluent)

Sava has completed additional courses including: Designated Safeguarding Lead Training, SENCO, Supporting Positive Behaviour, Fire Safety, Food Safety, Paediatric First Aid, Phonics, SEN Training and many more.

Third in Charge, Room Leader (Babies and Toddlers) – Kamer

Kamer joined Little Miracles in 2013 and has recently taken over the role of third in charge and room leader in Baby and Toddler Room. Kamer supports Shyamalie and Sava, and in their absence is responsible for the nursery. Kamer has completed her foundation degree in Playwork and has shown an exceptional commitment to the nursery setting.

Languages spoken: English, Turkish (fluent)

Kamer has completed additional training including: Baby Room Project, Two Year Old Project, Designated Safeguarding Lead, Paediatric First Aid, Food Safety, Fire Safety, Positive Behaviour Management and many more.

Pre-school Staff

 

Room Leader – Anna

Anna joined Little Miracles in the pre-school room in July 2014, and began her role as room leader in 2016. She has gained a huge amount of experience in the Early Years and has a keen interest in supporting children with additional needs. Anna is qualified to Level 3 and she is responsible for maintaining the pre-school rooms. She always brings new ideas to the setting.

Languages spoken: English, Polish (fluent)

 

Milena (Mimi)

Mimi joined Little Miracles in August 2015 to support our very busy baby and toddler room. Having returned from maternity leave, she is now based in the Pre-school room, working with children with special educational needs. Mimi has completed her degree in Pre-school Teaching. Mimi is a very patient practitioner who enjoys working with special needs children, and is easily able to identify their requirements. She brings her own ideas into the setting, which works well with her key children.

Languages spoken: English, Polish (fluent)

 

Shemariah

Shemariah joined Little Miracles in November 2015. She is experienced in working with pre-school children and has recently worked in a Montessori environment. She also studies for her Foundation Degree on Wednesdays, which she has completed. Shemariah enjoys working in the setting provided by Little Miracles, and will continue working with us.

Languages spoken: English

 

Baby and Toddler Room Staff

 

Gosia

Gosia joined Little Miracles in February 2015 and has completed her Level 2 and 3 in childcare. She enjoys working with the babies and toddlers and loves all musical activities with children.

Languages spoken: English, Polish (fluent)

 

Leona

Leona has recently started working at Little Miracles, from June 2017. She is a Level 3 practitioner, with lots of experience. She works in the toddlers’ room as a full-timer. She maintains a calm attitude when working, and upholds a very good level of communication with other members of staff as well as parents.

Languages spoken: English

 

Support Staff and Students

 

Amanda (Cook)

Amanda has previously worked in primary schools in Essex, as a room leader, practitioner, and a cook as well. On previous occasions, she has gained experience working in a pub as a cook also. Amanda has been at the nursery since March 2017 and her food is loved by all, as she brings plenty of new ideas to her cuisine.

Languages: English

 

Paula (Lunch Cover)

Paula has previously worked in a local pre-school as a midday assistant and supports the ladies over the busy lunchtime period. Thanks to her everyone gets to relax and take some time out of their busy day. She began working at the nursery in 2015, during which she divides her time between both rooms of the nursery.

Languages: English

 

 

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