Kidz Kabin Childcare Nursery in Wood Green
Staff at Kids Kabin

Childcare day nursery at Shropshire Hall Wood Green for children aged 5 months to 5 years

MANAGEMENT & SUPPORT STAFF

  • Linda Symons Linda Symons Principal
    Linda opened Kidz Kabin Pembroke Studios in September 2011 following 15 years in the Childcare industry. Over the years Linda’s drive and enthusiasm, focus on detail and desire to create an exciting and innovative environment for children has culminated in three successful nurseries in North London. Working closely with both staff and children, Linda ensures the Kidz Kabin ethos of recognising every child’s potential to achieve is supported and nurtured. Continually reinvesting in state of the art resources, Linda and her team offer children the very best start in learning through play. Linda’s background in human resources has provided her with the ability to engage skilfully with staff and parents alike. Linda's qualifications include a BA (Hons) in Professional Practice in Early Years Education, a post graduate certificate in foundation years teaching as well as achieving her early years teacher status.
  • Charlotte Gadd Charlotte Gadd
    Manager
    Level 3 Early Years Educator & BA Early Childhood Studies
    Languages: English
    Charlotte initially joined Kidz Kabin in September 2013 as a practitioner with the 2-3 year olds at the Pembroke Studios site. After progressing to become Room Leader the following year, Charlotte built up an excellent team and was instrumental in the successful organisation and progression of the room alongside her co-Room Leader. We are delighted to offer Charlotte the position of Admissions Coordinator at Wood Green, where she can combine her experience, vocational qualifications, and natural people-skills.
  • Valerie Allen Valerie Allen Chef
    With over 20 years of experience in schools in Haringey, Valerie joined Kidz Kabin full time in November 2016. Passionate about all things food, Valerie’s creativity ensures the children at Kidz Kabin benefit from an exciting, varied and nutritious menu. Warm and approachable, Valerie is a familiar face to all the children and we are delighted to have her as part of the team.
 

BLUE ROOM

  • Jay-Ann Boulyn (Level 3) Jay-Ann Boulyn (Level 3) Jay Ann Boulyn Room Leader (Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies)
    Languages: English flag
    Originally from Jamaica, Jay Ann developed an interest in working with children from having her own family. Initially starting as out as a volunteer, Jay Ann has since studied childcare formally and gained both her Level 3 certificate and level 5 Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies. Jay Ann has a calm and gentle nature, perfectly suited to working with the youngest children at Kidz Kabin. She brings over 5 years of experience with her to the Blue Room team. In her spare time, Jay Ann enjoys cooking and has recently taught herself to bake.
  • Martina Rovnakova Martina Rovnakova Early Years Practitioner
    Level 3 CACHE Children & Young People’s Workforce
    Languages: English  Slovak
    Martina joined Kidz Kabin following her success at our internal recruitment / assessment centre in Summer 2016. Following the completion of the CACHE level 2 certificate for Children & Young People's Workforce in 2013 and the level 3 in 2014, Martina worked as a Room Leader and Health & Safety officer for the baby room of a nursery in London for over 4 years. Martina has a gentle and patient approach to working with children, and is perfectly suited to the under 2's room at Shropshire Hall, which she joined following 2 months of training at our Pembroke Studios site.
  • Nalan Gencer Nalan Gencer Early Years Practitioner
    Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Children’s Care, Learning & Development
    Languages: English  Turkish
    Nalan has over 7 years of experience working with young children, most recently spending 6 years as an Early Years Practitioner in another North London nursery. Prior to coming to England, Nalan completed her certificate of Primary School Teaching in her native Turkey and has since also completed her Level 3 NVQ whilst working in London. With an infectious positivity and warmth, Nalan is an excellent addition to the Blue Room team at Kidz Kabin Shropshire.
  • Kasia Kruszynska Kasia Kruszynska Early Years Practitioner
    NVQ Level 3 Children’s Care Learning & Development
    Languages: English  Polish
    Joining Kidz Kabin in January 2017, Kasia successfully completed her trial in December 2016 at Shropshire Hall. With over 10 years of experience in childcare, Kasia has worked in both mainstream and Montessori settings in London. She prides herself on creating an atmosphere that is stimulating, encouraging, safe and adaptive to each child’s individual needs, perfectly in line with our ethos at Kidz Kabin. Communicative and welcoming, we are delighted to welcome Kasia to the Blue Room team.
  • Khaleda Rowshan Jaigirder Khaleda Rowshan Jaigirder Level 2 food and hygiene course
    Cache level 3 dip for children and young people’s workforce.
    Languages: English  Bangladeshi
    Khaleda has worked in Early years for 10 years and is currently working with our under 2’s. She is a calm and friendly lady whose wealth of experience is demonstrated in her warm and caring approach to working with our youngest children.
 

YELLOW ROOM

  • Marcia De Souza Grant Marcia De Souza Grant Early Years Practitioner and Room Leader
    NNEB Nursery Nursing
    Languages: English
    Marcia has built up a wealth of experience in Early Years since completing her NNEB diploma in Nursery Nursing in 1993 including as a family support worker, a Room Leader in a Montessori nursery and as an Acting Deputy Manager in another North London nursery. Joining Kidz Kabin in Summer 2015 as a practitioner in the under 2's room at Pembroke Studios, Marcia has an excellent understanding of the needs of young children. Moving to Shropshire Hall upon its opening, Marcia's confident but calm nature is integral to her role as Room Leader for the under 2's.
  • Larisa (Alexandra) SatmareanuLarisa (Alexandra) Satmareanu - Yellow RoomLarisa (Alexandra) SatmareanuKindergarten Teacher
    Languages: English flag  Romanian
    Larisa worked as a kindergarten and primary school teacher for 3 years in Rumania before working at Kidz Kabin. She is a bubbly, creative, and energetic individual who enjoys music and dance as well as bringing new ideas for learning and play to our 2-3 year room.
  • Ceyda CetinCeyda Cetin - Yellow RoomCeyda CetinEarly Years Practitioner (Apprentice)
    Level 3 Early Years Educator (in training)
    Languages: English flag  Turkish
    Ceyda joined Kidz Kabin in November 2016 on her work placement as she works towards completing her Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification. With a natural ability to engage children, Ceyda has a warm and gentle approach. Although new to childcare, Ceyda has a demonstrable passion to pursue a long-term career in the sector, and we are delighted to support her as she continues her formal studies.
  • Debbie Western Debbie Western Level 2 food and hygiene course
    Cache level 3 dip for children and young people’s workforce.
    Languages: English
    Debbie lives locally to the nursery and showed a keen interest in working for Kidz Kabin from the day we opened. She has a natural warmth and nurtures the children, providing fun activities and her motherly instincts draw the children to her, as she helps them to develop into confident individuals.
  • Canan Marasli Canan Marasli Early Years Practitioner (Apprentice)
    Level 2 Early Years Educator (in training)
    Languages: English  Turkish
    After working for 2 years in a small nursery in North London, Canan joined Kidz Kabin seeking experience in a larger setting whilst she works towards completing her CACHE Level 2 Children and Young People's Workforce diploma. Canan describes herself as friendly, polite and patient, characteristics she demonstrated well at our recruitment morning. Following training at our Pembroke Studios site, Canan joined the over 2's room at Shropshire Hall upon its opening. We are delighted to provide a supportive atmosphere for Canan as she progresses her career in Early Years.
 

GREEN ROOM

  • Barni Bordas Barni Bordas Room Leader
    Qualified Teacher Status
    Languages: English  Hungary
    After working and training as a Kindergarten (nursery) teacher in Hungary, Barni moved to England to further his career and has now built up 3 years of experience in the Early Years sector, working across the 2-5 age groups. Bilingual in Hungarian and English, Barni has a kind and gentle approach to working with young children. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling and travelling to new places.
  • Marta Moraga Marin Marta Moraga Marin Early Years Practitioner
    Qualified Teacher Status
    Languages: English  Spanish  Catalan
    Marta describes herself as a highly motivated and devoted teacher – qualities which she has brought to Kidz Kabin from her first day. Working with children since 2012 in a number of roles starting out as a children’s entertainer progressing to a teaching assistant, private tutor and finally as a qualified teacher last year, Marta has a vibrant and positive attitude to working with children. Fluent in English, Spanish and Catalan, Marta has also previously worked in schools in Spain and Denmark before settling in England.
  • Isabel MoodyIsabel MoodyIsabel Moody
    Languages: English flag
    Isabel worked at the Salvation Army Playgroup for 3 years before joining Kidz Kabin. Currently studying for her level 3 Isabel enjoys creating a stimulating environment to encourage every child to participate in child initiated and adult led play. Isabel has a warm and engaging manner with children and parents.
 

MANAGEMENT & SUPPORT STAFF

Linda SymonsLinda Symons
(Principal)

Linda opened Kidz Kabin Pembroke Studios in September 2011 following 15 years in the Childcare industry. Over the years Linda’s drive and enthusiasm, focus on detail and desire to create an exciting and innovative environment for children has culminated in three successful nurseries in North London. Working closely with both staff and children, Linda ensures the Kidz Kabin ethos of recognising every child’s potential to achieve is supported and nurtured. Continually reinvesting in state of the art resources, Linda and her team offer children the very best start in learning through play. Linda’s background in human resources has provided her with the ability to engage skilfully with staff and parents alike. Linda's qualifications include a BA (Hons) in Professional Practice in Early Years Education, a post graduate certificate in foundation years teaching as well as achieving her early years teacher status.

Charlotte Gadd Charlotte Gadd
Manager
Level 3 Early Years Educator & BA Early Childhood Studies
Languages: English
Charlotte initially joined Kidz Kabin in September 2013 as a practitioner with the 2-3 year olds at the Pembroke Studios site. After progressing to become Room Leader the following year, Charlotte built up an excellent team and was instrumental in the successful organisation and progression of the room alongside her co-Room Leader. We are delighted to offer Charlotte the position of Admissions Coordinator at Wood Green, where she can combine her experience, vocational qualifications, and natural people-skills.

Valerie Allen Valerie Allen
Chef
With over 20 years of experience in schools in Haringey, Valerie joined Kidz Kabin full time in November 2016. Passionate about all things food, Valerie’s creativity ensures the children at Kidz Kabin benefit from an exciting, varied and nutritious menu. Warm and approachable, Valerie is a familiar face to all the children and we are delighted to have her as part of the team.

BLUE ROOM

Jay-Ann Boulyn (Room Leader Level 3)Jay Ann
Room Leader (Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies).
Languages: English flag
Originally from Jamaica, Jay Ann developed an interest in working with children from having her own family. Initially starting as out as a volunteer, Jay Ann has since studied childcare formally and gained both her Level 3 certificate and level 5 Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies. Jay Ann has a calm and gentle nature, perfectly suited to working with the youngest children at Kidz Kabin. She brings over 5 years of experience with her to the Blue Room team. In her spare time, Jay Ann enjoys cooking and has recently taught herself to bake.

Martina RovnakovaMartina Rovnakova
Early Years Practitioner
Level 3 CACHE Children & Young People’s Workforce
Languages: English  Slovak
Martina joined Kidz Kabin following her success at our internal recruitment / assessment centre in Summer 2016. Following the completion of the CACHE level 2 certificate for Children & Young People's Workforce in 2013 and the level 3 in 2014, Martina worked as a Room Leader and Health & Safety officer for the baby room of a nursery in London for over 4 years. Martina has a gentle and patient approach to working with children, and is perfectly suited to the under 2's room at Shropshire Hall, which she joined following 2 months of training at our Pembroke Studios site.

Nalan GencerNalan Gencer
Early Years Practitioner
Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Children’s Care, Learning & Development
Languages: English  Turkish
Nalan has over 7 years of experience working with young children, most recently spending 6 years as an Early Years Practitioner in another North London nursery. Prior to coming to England, Nalan completed her certificate of Primary School Teaching in her native Turkey and has since also completed her Level 3 NVQ whilst working in London. With an infectious positivity and warmth, Nalan is an excellent addition to the Blue Room team at Kidz Kabin Shropshire.

Kasia KruszynskaKasia Kruszynska
Early Years Practitioner
NVQ Level 3 Children’s Care Learning & Development
Languages: English  Polish
Joining Kidz Kabin in January 2017, Kasia successfully completed her trial in December 2016 at Shropshire Hall. With over 10 years of experience in childcare, Kasia has worked in both mainstream and Montessori settings in London. She prides herself on creating an atmosphere that is stimulating, encouraging, safe and adaptive to each child’s individual needs, perfectly in line with our ethos at Kidz Kabin. Communicative and welcoming, we are delighted to welcome Kasia to the Blue Room team.

Khaleda Rowshan JaigirderKhaleda Rowshan Jaigirder
Paediatric first aider
Level 2 food and hygiene course; Cache level 3 dip for children and young people’s workforce
Languages: English  Bangladeshi
Khaleda has worked in Early years for 10 years and is currently working with our under 2’s. She is a calm and friendly lady whose wealth of experience is demonstrated in her warm and caring approach to working with our youngest children.

YELLOW ROOM

Marcia DeSouza Grant Marcia DeSouza Grant
(NNEB Nursery Nursing)
Early Years Practitioner and Room Leader (Yellow room)
Languages: English flag
Marcia has built up a wealth of experience in Early Years since completing her NNEB diploma in Nursery Nursing in 1993 including as a family support worker, a Room Leader in a Montessori nursery and as an Acting Deputy Manager in another North London nursery. Joining Kidz Kabin in Summer 2015 as a practitioner in the under 2's room at Pembroke Studios, Marcia has an excellent understanding of the needs of young children. Moving to Shropshire Hall upon its opening, Marcia's confident but calm nature is integral to her role as Room Leader for the under 2's.

Larisa (Alexandra) Satmareanu - Yellow Room Larisa (Alexandra) Satmareanu
Kindergarten Teacher
Languages: English flag  Romanian
Larisa worked as a kindergarten and primary school teacher for 3 years in Rumania before working at Kidz Kabin. She is a bubbly, creative, and energetic individual who enjoys music and dance as well as bringing new ideas for learning and play to our 2-3 year room.

Ceyda Cetin - Yellow Room Ceyda Cetin
Early Years Practitioner (Apprentice)
Level 3 Early Years Educator (in training)
Languages: English flag  Turkish
Ceyda joined Kidz Kabin in November 2016 on her work placement as she works towards completing her Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification. With a natural ability to engage children, Ceyda has a warm and gentle approach. Although new to childcare, Ceyda has a demonstrable passion to pursue a long-term career in the sector, and we are delighted to support her as she continues her formal studies.

Debbie WesternDebbie Western
Languages: English
Debbie lives locally to the nursery and showed a keen interest in working for Kidz Kabin from the day we opened. She has a natural warmth and nurtures the children, providing fun activities and her motherly instincts draw the children to her, as she helps them to develop into confident individuals.

Canan Marasli Canan Marasli
Early Years Practitioner (Apprentice)
Level 2 Early Years Educator (in training)
Languages: English  Turkish
After working for 2 years in a small nursery in North London, Canan joined Kidz Kabin seeking experience in a larger setting whilst she works towards completing her CACHE Level 2 Children and Young People's Workforce diploma. Canan describes herself as friendly, polite and patient, characteristics she demonstrated well at our recruitment morning. Following training at our Pembroke Studios site, Canan joined the over 2's room at Shropshire Hall upon its opening. We are delighted to provide a supportive atmosphere for Canan as she progresses her career in Early Years.

YELLOW/GREEN ROOM

Barni BordasBarni Bordas (Room Leader - Green Room)
Qualified Teacher Status
Languages: English  Hungary
After working and training as a Kindergarten (nursery) teacher in Hungary, Barni moved to England to further his career and has now built up 3 years of experience in the Early Years sector, working across the 2-5 age groups. Bilingual in Hungarian and English, Barni has a kind and gentle approach to working with young children. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling and travelling to new places.

Marta Moraga Marin Marta Moraga Marin
Early Years Practitioner
Qualified Teacher Status
Languages: English  Spanish  Catalan
Marta describes herself as a highly motivated and devoted teacher – qualities which she has brought to Kidz Kabin from her first day. Working with children since 2012 in a number of roles starting out as a children’s entertainer progressing to a teaching assistant, private tutor and finally as a qualified teacher last year, Marta has a vibrant and positive attitude to working with children. Fluent in English, Spanish and Catalan, Marta has also previously worked in schools in Spain and Denmark before settling in England.

Isabel Moody - Green Room Isabel Moody
Languages: English flag
Isabel worked at the Salvation Army Playgroup for 3 years before joining Kidz Kabin. Currently studying for her level 3 Isabel enjoys creating a stimulating environment to encourage every child to participate in child initiated and adult led play. Isabel has a warm and engaging manner with children and parents.

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