Kidz Kabin Childcare Nursery in Muswell Hill
Staff at Kids Kabin

Childcare day nursery at Fortismere School for children aged 2 to 5 years

MANAGEMENT

  • Ivana Pilarova Ivana Pilarova Deputy Manager/Admissions Coordinator
    Level 3 Childcare Diploma & Business Diploma
    Languages: English  Slovak  Czech
    With a strong background in childcare, having worked for 5 years as an Early Years Practitioner with children between the ages of 0-7years, Iva made the move to the administration side of the sector at the start of 2015. Friendly and impeccably organised, Iva has taken to the role with ease, running the front of house; welcoming and supporting parents right from the start of their relationship with Kidz Kabin. In her spare time, Iva enjoys sports, cooking and baking as well as reading up on topics of Human Psychology.
 

SUPPORT STAFF

  • Karolina Dymek Karolina Dymek Catering Assistant
    Level 2 in Food Safety & Hygiene from City Guilds, Barista Diploma & Diploma in Economics (Poland)
    Languages: English  Polish
    Before joining Kidz Kabin, Karolina worked in a vegetarian restaurant for 5 years and was promoted to manager during this time. Prior to this, she worked for a year in Social Services in Poland before moving to England. She joins Kidz Kabin full time working as catering assistant, ensuring safe distribution of food delivered from our flagship nursery as well as preparing tea and light snacks.
  • Peter Harris Peter Harris Minibus Driver
    Languages: English
    Following the investment in our very own minibus, Pete was recommended to us from a Kidz Kabin alumni parent. With over 15 years of experience driving minibuses, Pete is also more than used to being around Early Years children, with his wife running her own child minding business. Wonderfully friendly, Pete facilitates the many outings we make to local places of interest throughout the year.
 

EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONERS: YELLOW ROOM (2-3 YRS)

  • Katie Bevan Katie Bevan Katie Bevan
    Room Leader
    (Level 3 CACHE Childcare)
    Languages: English flag
    Katie has been working with children since she began volunteering 7 years ago in a range of nurseries, Montessori settings and primary schools. Having completed her level 2 in 2013 and level 3 in 2014, Katie originally joined the pre-school room at Pembroke Studios in May 2015. Following her excellent progress, we were delighted to offer Katie the opportunity to share her best practice and take on the Room Leader role for the Yellow Room at Fortismere, a position she took on with enthusiasm in September. Incredibly good natured, Katie is a natural in leading by example and she has already made an excellent impact at Fortismere. In January 2017, Katie will be beginning a Foundation Degree in Special Educational needs to further her knowledge.
  • Elzbieta Szlek ‘Ela’ Elzbieta Szlek ‘Ela’ Early Years Practitioner
    Level 3 Childcare
    Languages: English  Polish
    With 5 years of experience in Early Years, including nursery, Montessori and as a nanny, Ela describes herself as self-motivated, committed and caring. She demonstrates a clear passion for Early Years, working every morning at Kidz Kabin, and as a private nanny in the afternoons, a family for whom she has worked for several years. Ela delights in bringing new ideas to the nursery, exploring themes of the month to create exciting and engaging activities.
  • Jenna Mbaya Malela Jenna Mbaya Malela Early Years Practitioner
    Early childhood studies
    Languages: English  Democratic Republic of Congo
    Following the completion of her Early Childhood Studies degree earlier this year, Jenna started at Kidz Kabin in September. During her studies, she has completed a number of placements and voluntary sessions in an array of primary schools and private nurseries in London and is now focussed on utilising her knowledge in a permanent role. With a patient, calm and positive attitude towards working with children, Jenna is a welcome addition to the team.
  • Nefeli Tsiveleka Nefeli Tsiveleka Early Years Practitioner
    QTS (Early Years)
    Languages: English  Greek
    With over 6 years of experience with children from 2 – 16 years of age in her native Greece, Nefeli qualified and worked as a teacher in a public school in her home city. Full of energy, Nefeli is also volunteers as a climbing instructor and mountain guide! Impeccably organised and always smiling, Nefeli is an excellent fit at Kidz Kabin.
  • Aleksandra Mazur Aleksandra Mazur Early Years Practitioner Apprentice
    3 Early Years Educator (in training)
    Languages: English  Polish
    Aleksandra initially came to Kidz Kabin to work as a lunchtime supervisor, a role she took to quickly and confidently. Within a couple of months, it became clear that Aleksandra is an absolute natural with children and we were more than happy to support her desire to study and qualify as an Early Years Educator. Now working full time, Aleksandra is continually putting her formal studies into practice, to great effect. In her spare time, she counts reading, travelling and swimming amongst her hobbies.
  • Jenny Merrill Jenny Merrill CACHE Level 3 childcare
    Languages: English
    A fresh face at Kidz Kabin but experienced in the early years sector, Jenny worked as a childminder for 5 years and in a playgroup for a further 5 years in addition to that. Self-described as happy and patient, Jenny’s hobbies include looking after her own children and following their interests in football and cheerleading. A hard worker who is warmly welcomed at Kidz Kabin.
 

EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONERS: GREEN ROOM (3+ YRS)

  • Remy BukenyaRemy Bukenya Remy Bukenya
    (Room Leader)
    Languages: English flag
    With over 5 years experience in Early Years, Remy joined Kidz Kabin at the start of 2015 to work in the Preschool room. With a mature and enthusiastic attitude, Remy has a natural flare to engage children in nursery life. Having completed both her Level 2 and 3 in Childcare, Remy is passionate about continually learning – working closely with the rest of the team to share and demonstrate inspiring practice.
  • Genevieve Tuffour Genevieve Tuffour Early Years Practitioner
    Level 3 Pre School Practice
    Languages: English
    After completing her Level 2 in 1999, Gen has since completed her level 3 as well as numerous training programmes in literacy support, health & social care and leadership & management. She comes to Kidz Kabin after building up her experience in various roles including nursery nurse, room leader and deputy manager across the ages of Early Years over the last 10 years. A calm and tactful individual, Gen is a welcome addition to the team.
  • Fahima Hossain Fahima Hossain Early Years Practitioner
    BA (Hons) Early Childhood studies
    Languages: English  Bengali
    With 3 years of experience of working with children, aged 2-5 through placements and voluntary sessions, Fahima joined Kidz Kabin in November 2016. Qualified with a degree in Early Childhood Studies, Fahima has an excellent knowledge of the fundamental foundations of Early Years. Her creative streak is popular amongst the children, often leading arts and crafts sessions as well as open-ended imaginative play.
  • Rebecca Asare Rebecca Asare Classroom Assistant
    Level 2 Childcare
    Languages: English
    Rebecca’s previous experience has been in a variety of settings including reception, year 1 and nurseries as well as in child-minding, working with children from 1-16. Calm and focussed, Rebecca is a ‘people person’ in the truest sense of the phrase. Her kind nature lends itself well to encouraging the more shy children to engage in nursery life, something which she is particularly passionate about as she enjoys helping children to explore things for themselves.
  • Aitor Chicharro Aitor Chicharro Aitor Chicharro Masters in Teaching social sciences to secondary school age
    Languages: English  Spanish  Italian  French
    An experienced educator, Aitor started working at Kidz Kabin in June 2017, already having achieved a degree in history and a masters in teaching, Aitor’s extensive knowledge makes him a perfect match for Kidz Kabin. An enthusiastic and responsible teacher who enjoys helping children to develop all their potential through a kind and gentle approach, he is well liked by children and staff alike
 

MANAGEMENT

Ivana PilarovaIvana Pilarova (Deputy Manager, Admissions Coordinator)
Level 3 Childcare Diploma & Business Diploma
Languages: English  Slovak  Czech
With a strong background in childcare, having worked for 5 years as an Early Years Practitioner with children between the ages of 0-7years, Iva made the move to the administration side of the sector at the start of 2015. Friendly and impeccably organised, Iva has taken to the role with ease, running the front of house; welcoming and supporting parents right from the start of their relationship with Kidz Kabin. In her spare time, Iva enjoys sports, cooking and baking as well as reading up on topics of Human Psychology.

SUPPORT STAFF

Karolina DymekKarolina Dymek (Catering Assistant)
Level 2 in Food Safety & Hygiene from City Guilds, Barista Diploma & Diploma in Economics (Poland)
Languages: English  Polish
Before joining Kidz Kabin, Karolina worked in a vegetarian restaurant for 5 years and was promoted to manager during this time. Prior to this, she worked for a year in Social Services in Poland before moving to England. She joins Kidz Kabin full time working as catering assistant, ensuring safe distribution of food delivered from our flagship nursery as well as preparing tea and light snacks.

Peter HarrisPeter Harris (Minibus Driver)
Languages: English
Following the investment in our very own minibus, Pete was recommended to us from a Kidz Kabin alumni parent. With over 15 years of experience driving minibuses, Pete is also more than used to being around Early Years children, with his wife running her own child minding business. Wonderfully friendly, Pete facilitates the many outings we make to local places of interest throughout the year.

EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONERS: YELLOW ROOM (2-3 YRS)

Katie Bevan Katie Bevan (Room Leader)
Level 3 CACHE Childcare
Languages: English flag
Katie has been working with children since she began volunteering 7 years ago in a range of nurseries, Montessori settings and primary schools. Having completed her level 2 in 2013 and level 3 in 2014, Katie originally joined the pre-school room at Pembroke Studios in May 2015. Following her excellent progress, we were delighted to offer Katie the opportunity to share her best practice and take on the Room Leader role for the Yellow Room at Fortismere, a position she took on with enthusiasm in September. Incredibly good natured, Katie is a natural in leading by example and she has already made an excellent impact at Fortismere. In January 2017, Katie will be beginning a Foundation Degree in Special Educational needs to further her knowledge.

Elzbieta Szlek ‘Ela’Elzbieta Szlek ‘Ela’(Early Years Practitioner)
Level 3 Childcare
Languages: English  Polish
With 5 years of experience in Early Years, including nursery, Montessori and as a nanny, Ela describes herself as self-motivated, committed and caring. She demonstrates a clear passion for Early Years, working every morning at Kidz Kabin, and as a private nanny in the afternoons, a family for whom she has worked for several years. Ela delights in bringing new ideas to the nursery, exploring themes of the month to create exciting and engaging activities.

Jenna Mbaya MalelaJenna Mbaya Malela (Early Years Practitioner)
Early childhood studies
Languages: English   Democratic Republic of Congo
Following the completion of her Early Childhood Studies degree earlier this year, Jenna started at Kidz Kabin in September. During her studies, she has completed a number of placements and voluntary sessions in an array of primary schools and private nurseries in London and is now focussed on utilising her knowledge in a permanent role. With a patient, calm and positive attitude towards working with children, Jenna is a welcome addition to the team.

Nefeli TsivelekaNefeli Tsiveleka (Early Years Practitioner)
QTS (Early Years)
Languages: English   Greek
With over 6 years of experience with children from 2 – 16 years of age in her native Greece, Nefeli qualified and worked as a teacher in a public school in her home city. Full of energy, Nefeli is also volunteers as a climbing instructor and mountain guide! Impeccably organised and always smiling, Nefeli is an excellent fit at Kidz Kabin.

Aleksandra MazurAleksandra Mazur (Early Years Practitioner Apprentice)
Level 3 Early Years Educator (in training)
Languages: English   Polish
Aleksandra initially came to Kidz Kabin to work as a lunchtime supervisor, a role she took to quickly and confidently. Within a couple of months, it became clear that Aleksandra is an absolute natural with children and we were more than happy to support her desire to study and qualify as an Early Years Educator. Now working full time, Aleksandra is continually putting her formal studies into practice, to great effect. In her spare time, she counts reading, travelling and swimming amongst her hobbies.

Jenny MerrillJenny Merrill - CACHE Level 3 childcare
Languages: English
A fresh face at Kidz Kabin but experienced in the early years sector, Jenny worked as a childminder for 5 years and in a playgroup for a further 5 years in addition to that. Self-described as happy and patient, Jenny’s hobbies include looking after her own children and following their interests in football and cheerleading. A hard worker who is warmly welcomed at Kidz Kabin.

EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONERS: GREEN ROOM (3+ YRS)

Remy Bukenya Remy Bukenya (Room Leader) -
Languages: English flag
With over 5 years experience in Early Years, Remy joined Kidz Kabin at the start of 2015 to work in the Preschool room. With a mature and enthusiastic attitude, Remy has a natural flare to engage children in nursery life. Having completed both her Level 2 and 3 in Childcare, Remy is passionate about continually learning – working closely with the rest of the team to share and demonstrate inspiring practice.

Genevieve TuffourGenevieve Tuffour (Early Years Practitioner)
Level 3 Pre School Practice
Languages: English
After completing her Level 2 in 1999, Gen has since completed her level 3 as well as numerous training programmes in literacy support, health & social care and leadership & management. She comes to Kidz Kabin after building up her experience in various roles including nursery nurse, room leader and deputy manager across the ages of Early Years over the last 10 years. A calm and tactful individual, Gen is a welcome addition to the team.

Fahima HossainFahima Hossain (Early Years Practitioner)
(Hons) Early Childhood studies
Languages: English  Bengali
3 years of experience of working with children, aged 2-5 through placements and voluntary sessions, Fahima joined Kidz Kabin in November 2016. Qualified with a degree in Early Childhood Studies, Fahima has an excellent knowledge of the fundamental foundations of Early Years. Her creative streak is popular amongst the children, often leading arts and crafts sessions as well as open-ended imaginative play.

Rebecca AsareRebecca Asare (Classroom Assistant)
Level 2 Childcare
Languages: English
Rebecca’s previous experience has been in a variety of settings including reception, year 1 and nurseries as well as in child-minding, working with children from 1-16. Calm and focussed, Rebecca is a ‘people person’ in the truest sense of the phrase. Her kind nature lends itself well to encouraging the more shy children to engage in nursery life, something which she is particularly passionate about as she enjoys helping children to explore things for themselves.

Aitor ChicharroAitor Chicharro
Masters in Teaching social sciences to secondary school age.
Languages: English  Spanish  Italian  French
An experienced educator, Aitor started working at Kidz Kabin in June 2017, already having achieved a degree in history and a masters in teaching, Aitor’s extensive knowledge makes him a perfect match for Kidz Kabin. An enthusiastic and responsible teacher who enjoys helping children to develop all their potential through a kind and gentle approach, he is well liked by children and staff alike.

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