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Meet our EY Superheroes
Please see, below, all of those nominated as EY Superheroes, and where provided, their photos and the reason for nomination. All of our Superheroes will receive a certificate and a badge to mark their nomination. 

Dawn Gamble
Pre-School Chairperson of Committee
Thorley Pre-School
Nominated by: Jean Palfreman

Reason for Nomination
"Dawn is the Chairperson of our Pre-School. She has always given 100% to supporting me as the Manager and doing the best for the staff.

During the COVID19 pandemic, Dawn has worked tirelessly to ensure all necessary staff are furloughed and to ensure that the Pre-School has enough money to survive. All of this is completed in a voluntary position.

She has been a total lifeline to me as a Manager and I am proud to say she is our Chairperson and over the years that we have worked together, a very close friend."

Stephanie Lloyd
Room Leader Full Moons (Level 3)
Banana Moon Day Nursery Altrincham
Nominated by: Aly Hansraj

Reason for Nomination
"For going above and beyond in support of our Key Workers."

"In spite of day to day challenges, Steph continues to provide a high level of care and support for our key children, ensuring they have an exciting and inspiring day. At the end of each day, she provides that 1:1 reassurance to our parents and carers, giving them the confidence that their little ones are in good hands."

Csilla Fullop
Manager
Banana Moon Day Nursery Gloucester
Nominee: Diana Bedi

Reason for Nomination
"Csilla has the heart for childcare, providing the same experiences for all children and not just their well being but their development and stimulating their minds is what she aims and delivers very well.

Csilla works extremely well with parents motivates plus trains her team well to ensure children are at the heart of it all at all times.

Her relationship with her colleagues and management skills are outstanding."

Susan Perry
Nursery Manager
Banana Moon Day Nursery Hounslow and Kingston
Nominated by: Bakshi Sidhu

Reason for Nomination
"Susan has been managing the Hounslow and Kingston nurseries for around 5 years now. She commits herself completely to the children, families and staff team!!"


Nominated by: Hannah Irvine

Reason for Nomination
"Always going above and beyhond her job stepping in to help others, a great ear to listen and work with to get througg tough time, has great pride of the setting, stays late and in on weekend to ensure work is completed, grear staff motivator, biggest care for the children, has great relationship with all families"

Lucy Pottinger
Manager
Grass Roots Day Nursery
Nominated by: Caitlin Mitchell

Reason for Nomination
"She has put everything into setting up a nursery from scratch that serves the community it is situated in. She has gone above and beyond for many of the families and has become a trusted ear to many.

During the recent times she has moved her and her family into the nursery due to another family members health risks so that she can continue to provide a high level service to those in need including the most vulnerable in the community as well as front line staff."

Zoe Jeffery-Wilkinson
Nursery Manager
Banana Moon Day Nursery Kempston
Nominated by: Jane Gyorffy

Reason for Nomination
"I am the owner of the nursery and was self isolating when we were asked to close except for keyworkers. Zoe managed to contact all parents and establish their needs very quickly, redo all the staffing requirements and help organise all the communication. She did all of this, without complaint and continues to work in the setting, attending every day rather than her normal working pattern. She continues to innovate and help us think about the right thing to do for the children in our care. A true Early Years hero!"

Ruth Swailes
School Improvement Advisor, Education Consultant
Assure Independent Education Consultancy
Nominated by: Kate Barker & Juls Davies

Reason for Nomination
"Ruth is giving tirelessly of her time with such initiatives as EYFS at Home and the Early Years Staff Room, which she organises every week day on Zoom at 12.30 pm. She is always on hand to support and advice where she can and has also taken part in several online conferences and forums.

Ruth, Thank you for all that you are doing for the sector and by supporting us all and providing us with a chance to connect"

Aaron Bradbury-Coffey
Principal Lecturer in Childhood & Early Years
Nottingham Trent University
Nominated by: Debbie Garvey & Juls Davies

Reason for Nomination
"Aaron is a huge support for the Early Childhood sector, not just for work colleagues and students but for all; he gives freely of his time in helping create useful and inspiring resources, and articles that are of great benefit for all professionals working in the industry.

On a personal level, he supports other professionals, helping where he can so they can move forward, providing support and most important of all giving his time and being at the end of a phone to advise and help where he can, but most important of all, listening and comforting when the individual is undergoing a personal or professional 'crisis' and then providing further support where he can. Thank you Aaron for all that you do."

Maream Ahmed
Manager
Banana Moon Day Nursery Stoke Poges
Nominated by: Julie Sharma

Reason for Nomination
"Maream goes over and above in her role as a manager. She is very supportive of her staff team.

During this epidemic Maream has tried every effort to remain open to be able to offer key worker places. She has gone the extra mile at every given occassion and we are very proud of her.

All the children in the nursery know Maream and coming rushing through the door a hug!"

Alison Featherbe
Early Years Trainer & Consultant
Orange Caterpillar
Nominated by: Dr Sue Allingham

Reason for Nomination
"For maintaining your quality support for your settings and sharing such informed resources to management.

Thank you for everything you are doing"

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LEYF, the London Early Years Foundation has 15 of their nurseries across London open for the children of Key Workers and vulnerable children. 

Their CEO, June O'Sullivan, has nominated all of her staff as EY Superheroes, and while we do not have their photos or specifics of the acts they are undertaking, we have listed them below in Nursery order. 

BESSBOROUGH NURSERY AND PRE-SCHOOL

Chengetai Bessborough

Chenge Chavunduka (Manager)
Navlett Smith
Yasmin Terry
Michaela McPherson

Vanita Gurung
Rabia Ouaja
Selene Romero Martin
Bruno Agostini
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BIRD IN BUSH NURSERY AND PRE-SCHOOL

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Konstantinos Skordas (Manager)
Sherree Pryce
Alethea Fynn
Mayra Gabriela Salcedo Flores
Martine Ande

 
Chelsea Cowdery
Folorunso Akinititan
Sabina Amoo
Magiea Nelson

BUSHY TAILS NURSERY AND PRE-SCHOOL

Bushy Tails

Emma Miller (Manager)
Mark Maynard
Isabelle Fernadez
Pearl Lacerda
Sadia Shadid

Daniel Diaz Alonso
Celeste Correia
Marta Curerto
Judith Gardner

CARLTON HILL NURSERY AND PRE-SCHOOL

Carlton Hill 2

Selamawit Ghebreiesus (Manager)
Leanne Elcoate
Danielle Beaumont Deans
Joanne Chambers
Hnin Znai

Merita Selaci
Shantae Nicholas
Jacinta Anochirionye-Mitchell
Tayo Akanbi
Althea Cyrus

EASTBURY NURSERY AND PRE-SCHOOL

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Tanya Sawyer
Usma Hussain

Mary Anne Keeler
Marufa Sifat
Gemma Gifford
Julia Beech

Siobhan Dennis
Mahabuba Akhtar Tuli
Gemma Hattam
Tracey Watts
Skirat Sulola Animashaun
Janet Prior

GUMBOOTS NURSERY AND PRE-SCHOOL

Gumboots

Naomi Blackwood
Elizabeth Igbinoba
Vicky Chamberlain
Zoulfa Boussora
Tivere Emonefe
Kim Lathrope
Justina Alaka
Roselys Domun
Havva Mehmet

Estefania Castro Pinilla
Andrea Jonasson
Margaret Kayizzi
Jodie Mcdermont
Florence Afolabi
Donna Fish
Bethal Atterh
Lynn Hilton

HOUSE OF COMMONS NURSERY AND PRE-SCHOOL

House of Commons

Michelle Health
Sheshana Seenath Mohess
Feyi Oyewole
Rosemary Smith
Javed Mufti

Marcella Silva
Moriom Begum
Mandy Cuttler
Ricky Bullen

KATHARINE BRUCE NURSERY AND PRE-SCHOOL

Katharine Bruce

Yvonne Cadore (Manager)
Yvonne Clark
Gloria Fernandez
Merita  Januzi

Soudabeh Zakari
Diana Enayatpour
Maryam Mohammad
Shakiur Ahmed

LEYS NURSERY AND PRE-SCHOOL

Leys

Caroline Hindley (Manager)
Leanne Jeffreys
Ama Ede
Romona Calauz
Sue Mott

 
Helen Rayner
Sifa Begum
Halima Begum
Lisa Emirali

MARKS GATE NURSERY AND PRE-SCHOOL

Marks Gate

Kerry Davison
Emily Pace
Arit King
Amy Young

Elena Ceson
Nasra Mohammoud
Gillian Smart

NEW CROSS NURSERY AND PRE-SCHOOL

New Cross 2

Stacey-Jane Whitfield (Manager)
Georgina Reynolds
Sharon Dhand
Sharon Quamie

Isha Kamara
Fumni Adeogun
Gladys Kroma
Fouzia Khan

NOAH'S ARK NURSERY AND PRE-SCHOOL

Noahs Ark

Aine Sattaur (Manager)
Richard Lester
Rachel Ellis
Siobhan Quinn
Lola Yemi

Gloria Williams
Khadeja Wodud
Maria DeLeal
Kate Wheelan
Peter Gayle

SOUTH BERMONDSEY NURSERY AND PRE-SCHOOL

South Bermondsey

Lorraine Smith (Manager)
Carolina Lopes Viera
Mitchell Fiveash
Fatamata Kabba Dukuray
Juana Islam

 
Lauren Restrepo Prado
Rouchelle Scott Ashby
Megan Edwards
Louise Khader

WANDSWORTH BRIDGE NURSERY AND PRE-SCHOOL

Stockwell Gardens

Michelle Samuels (Manager)
Amber Scott-Mills
Roukia Ahmed
Leanne Rushmer
Muna Moalin

Taneshia Thompson
Monique Harris
Pauline Gordon
Saran Diakite Bengaly
Janet Morgan

STOCKWELL GARDENS NURSERY AND PRE-SCHOOL

Wandsworth Bridge

Emma Baggott (Manager)
Marta Piotrowska
Jacqueline Haynes
Bobbi Jo O Reilly
Carol Leonard

 
Shamima Rahman
Comfort Bankole
Luke Nelson Neil
Ikhlas Omar

Lisa Petty
Year R Class Teacher
Alver Valley Schools
Nominated by: Ali Lockwood (Head)

Garry Cook
Year R Class Teacher
Alver Valley Schools
Nominated by: Ali Lockwood (Head)

Katie Richardson
Nursery Teacher Teacher
Alver Valley Schools
Nominated by: Ali Lockwood (Head)

Simon Evans
Nursery Manager
Tops Day Nurseries
Nominated by: Kayleigh Moss

Reason for Nomination
"Simon is an outstanding manager, and has been so supportive during this difficult time. He is always willing to listen to all the staff and is very understanding.

Nothing is ever too much for Simon, and its so assuring knowing we have such a supportive role model in charge.

It just shows how well Simon is doing at this difficult time to have such a caring, loving and determined team behind him!"

Lisa Atkinson
Early Years Leader
Martongate Primary School
Nominated by: Sid Badham

Reason for Nomination
"Providing amazing support both educationally and emotionally. True inspiration."

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