Our Team

At First Day Nursery we invest in our staff team and foster professional development. Our qualified, skilled and experienced staff team support our children at each stage of their journey.

Our staff team build nurturing relationships with each child and work in partnership with their family. We provide a home-from-home experience to all families in our care.

Staff at First Day Nursery are valued for their commitment to their job through the CPD offered, we ensure all staff are paid correctly, provide staff with the entitled full lunch break and holiday pay.

All of our staff are fully qualified in Paediatric First Aid. Most of our staff have a Level 3 qualification in Early Years. All staff receive CPD training throughout their time at First Day Nursery, some examples of the training offered include Safeguarding, Paediatric First Aid, Safer Food Hygiene, Prevent/Channel awareness and FGM . We work in partnership with Care First Training to deliver an apprenticeship programme to our staff.

We pride ourselves on providing all staff with equal opportunities, leading to a successful team and a well organised nursery. Staff have a healthy relationship with each other, providing quality childcare to children and maintaining a positive environment for all.

First Day Nursery is committed to Safer Recruitment practices. The safety and wellbeing of our children and staff is our priority and we operate a robust code of conduct. All successful candidates will be subject to comprehensive references and an enhanced DBS among other pre-employment checks before commencing employment.

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Shiraz, Director

  • MBA
  • L3 Childcare Diploma
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Paediatric First Aider

Shiraz is an active member of his community and is chair of The London Muslim Community Forum, which works with the Metropolitan Police on a voluntary basis in an advisory capacity on counter-terrorism, mediation, drugs, knife and hate crime.

He enjoys playing football and cricket and is currently an assistant football coach at Frenford FC for their Under 12 team.

Shiraz is passionate about making a difference to children. He feels strongly that nursery is the first place, after home, where children can quickly develop, with the right environment, team, resources and ethos. He is inspired by the holistic approach; it draws on a wide range of methodologies including Early Years educational frameworks, evidence-based research, neuroscience, forest school philosophy and the writings of Maria Montessori.

Firoja, Director

  • L3 Childcare Diploma
  • Paediatric First Aider
  • Advanced Safeguarding training
  • Prevent/Channel General Awareness/ FGM Training

'I am dedicated to creating a safe and stimulating environment in which children will thrive and learn. I look to combine high-quality resources, lots of natural elements and highly qualified nursery practitioners to aid and support children in reaching their full potential and I’m passionate about helping children develop . I understand all children deserve to have a safe, educational environment to play and learn in.
I am committed in providing each child with the best care, I believe each child should be embraced and allowed to express themselves and their differences uniquely, through a holistic and nurturing pedagogy..'

Zuneera, Manager

  • L3 Childcare Diploma
  • Paediatric First Aider
  • L5 Management and Leadership
  • L5 Health and Social care (Children and Young people’s services)

'I am also the deputy safeguarding lead. I have been part of the First Day Nursery team since 2017. I have been working in the Early Years for 14 years covering a range of different roles starting as a practitioner, working my way up to a manager. I have had the opportunity to be the lead SENCO coordinator. My enthusiasm for Early Years started at a very young age and I'm extremely passionate about delivering quality care and education to all children. At First Day Nursery, I have the responsibility of delivering and maintaining the high quality day-to-day functions of the nursery and making sure all aspects of the EYFS, holistic approach and Montessori-inspired practice is implemented into the nursery curriculum, providing each child with a safe, caring and enabling environment.'

Saania, Deputy Manager

  • L3 Childcare Diploma
  • Paediatric First Aider
  • Safeguarding training
  • Prevent/Channel General Awareness/ FGM Training

'I have more than nine years of experience in the Early Years sector. I started my journey with First Day Nursery in 2018 and have progressed from a nursery practitioner to deputy manager. One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is helping children to reach their milestones and working in partnership with our families. My goal is to provide children with an inclusive environment where they are able to fully reach their potentials and develop into unique individuals.'

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