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Veshi Dade

Nursery Manager

I hold an Early Years Professional Status and have managed a local Ofsted 'Outstanding' setting. I have a paediatric first aid qualification, and am the nursery SEN Co. 

My passion is to inspire curiosity in children, and to bring about a learning environment that provokes shared thinking, values individuality and promotes inclusion and participation.

I have two teenage children and spend a lot of time outdoors with my dog exploring the natural area on our doorstep.

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Hayley Sturgess
Assistant Manager

I joined Cookham Road in January 2019, having gained a wealth of experience since qualifying in 2009. I have worked in the Early Years sector in Australia, where I secured understanding of the Curiosity Approach to learning and development.
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Tracy Kimber
Financial Administrator

I have worked with the nursery for 9 years. I am in charge of the Financial part of the business. I have 2 Beagles and really enjoy participating in my Beagle gatherings.
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Chloe Gilmore
Room Manager

I have worked within the nursery for 4 years. I am the Senior Room Manager in the Preschool room after having completed my level 3 and my Introduction to leadership.
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Sophie Stuart-Pointing
Room Manager

Sophie is a passionate educator and is currently leading the team in our toddler room. She is keen to ensure our toddlers make rapid progress and are well equipped to transition into preschool.
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Ana Ibrahimi
Chef

I started at Cookham Road in April 2019, having joined Busy Bees from Nuffield Health. I have a wealth of experience and understand the importance of balanced and healthy meals. I am proud of our menus as they are NHS Startwell accredited.
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Surinder wassi
Qualified Early Years Educator

I have been working at Cookham Road for 12 years. I work within the Pre School room and really enjoy cooking with the children and doing Yoga sessions.
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Neeta Sood
Early Years Educator

I joined the nursery in 2017 and I am working towards my NVQ Level 3. I work with in the older baby Room and am looking forward to developing the children to be independent and confident learners
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Sally Creffield
Early Years Educator

I am currently working towards my NVQ Level 3 and I am based the pre school Room. I find working with the preschool team very rewarding as I am learning how to support children to be independent, confident and curious learners.
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Maria Coirdas
Early Years Educator

I am the Nursery Evening Cleaner I like to keep the nursery in tip top condition.
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Zohra Zaidi
Qualified Early Years Educator

I joined the Cookham Road family in March 2019 having moved from Ireland with my family. I qualified in Ireland and am currently in the Pre School room learning the Busy Bees way!
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Shafina Sharif
Early Years Educator

I am a Level 2 qualified practitioner, and have recently signed up to my Level 3 qualification. I am based in the Pre School room and I am passionate about creative and topic based activities for children.
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Melissa Reid
Early Years Educator

I moved over to Cookham Road from our Norden Road nursery and joined the baby room, where I am now undertaking a Level 3 qualification and eventually taking on a leadership role. I am also a keen cook/chef and support the nursery chef with the role when she is off.
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Anukshi Perera
Room Team

I work with the Cookham Road team as a relief team member.