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.
Level 3 Early Years Educator & BA Early Childhood Studies
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.
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.
Vjollca Alushi (Deputy Manager)
Vjollca has amassed over 4 years of experience in Early Years and previously worked in the blue room at Pembroke Studios as Room Leader. Prior to working at Kidz Kabin, Vjollca gained a degree in financial maths and was teaching maths & ICT to older children in various colleges across London. She particularly enjoys planning stimulating activities and is motivated to enhance children’s learning by implementing creative teaching methods in conjunction with the EYFS criteria.”
Debbie Western (Assistant cook)
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.
Senior Room Leader (Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies).
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.
Early Years Practitioner, Level 3 CACHE Children & Young People’s Workforce, oom Leader
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.
Early Years Practitioner, Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Children’s Care, Learning & Development, Room Leader
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.
Khaleda Rowshan Jaigirder
Paediatric first aider
Level 2 food and hygiene course; Cache level 3 dip for children and young people’s workforce
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.
Early Years Practitioner (Apprentice)
Level 2 Early Years Educator
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 3 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.
Early Years Practitioner, Level 3 childcare
Netta joined Kidz Kabin in March 2017 after completing her Level 3 in childcare. She has several years’ experience working in the Early Years, previously working with younger children as well as having experience in working with pre-school children. She is a calm and very approachable, working well with all of the staff and children alike. Netta is nurturing and very hardworking, and enjoys sharing her flare for creativity with our youngest children at the setting.
Marcia DeSouza Grant
(NNEB Nursery Nursing)
Early Years Practitioner and Room Leader (Yellow room)
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
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.
Early Years Practitioner
Level 3 Early Years Educator
Ceyda joined Kidz Kabin in November 2016 on her work placement and has completed 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.
Early Years Practitioner, Level 3 childcare
Jale joined Kidz Kabin in November 2017 and has 4 years’ experience in the Early Years. She qualified as a Level 3 practitioner in 2015, after completing her apprenticeship at her previous setting. Her skills were quickly recognised and she was given the position of Room Leader in the under 2s room for 2 years before moving to Kidz Kabin. Jale enjoys encouraging and introducing new creative ideas to the children, and is a positive and passionate about her role.
Marta Moraga Marin
(NNEB Nursery Nursing)
Early Years Practitioner, Qualified Teacher Status, Room Leader
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.
Early Years Practitioner, Level 3 in training
After originally joining Kidz Kabin in Spring 2017 as bank staff, Zehra quickly became an integral member of the team. In September 2017 she became a permanent member of staff in our pre-school room, as she begins to study towards her Level 3 in childcare. Zehra is creative and full of enthusiasm which has a wonderful and positive effect on the children around the nursery.
Early Years Practitioner
Qualified Teacher Status
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.