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Melanie

Position: 

Senior Nursery Nurse | Lunch Cover - Sunflowers

About Me:

I’m pleased to say that I have been enjoying working in childcare for over 12 years! I have 3 wonderful children of my own, one of whom is at University, one studying for their A Levels and my youngest who is doing their GCSE’s this year. I enjoy working with children, nurturing their development and watching their confidence grow as they learn new things and build friendships.

In my spare time I try to keep myself fit by jogging, both for fun and by taking part in charity runs!

Shanjeedah Begum

Senior Nursery Nurse

I am currently studying Education & Early Years at University alongside developing my career in childcare.

I have a passion for working with children and helping them to grow and develop, I really enjoy seeing them learn a new skill or knowledge.

Nazifa Chowdhury Nursery Nurse

I have a very big extended family and have grown up caring for the little children around me. From a young age I always knew that I wanted to work with children and help them find their little feet in the big world. I strongly believe that children are our future and that we should allow them to explore and develop freely!

I am currently studying Early Years at University and I am hoping to put my learning into practice through this opportunity I have been given by Monkey Puzzle!

In my spare time I enjoy baking tasty treats for my family.

Phoenix O’Neill Senior Nursery Nurse

I grew up within a large family of teachers, my grandmother owned multiple Montessori nurseries around the country and my great grandmother was trained by Maria Montessori herself, which inspired me to start my career within childcare. I gained my level 3 qualification straight from school in 2013 and worked within my previous nursery for the last 12 years. I am a naturally caring and empathic person and feel this is also what sparked my interest in providing the best care/learning for children and being a positive role model for them.

In my spare time I like to socialise with friends and family, write songs, produce music, draw/paint, attend live music and I also have a strong passion for animals.

I am looking forward to being part of the team at Monkey Puzzle and getting to know the children and the rest of the team!

Farzana Malique Senior Nursery Nurse

Whilst growing up I helped to care for my siblings and in recent years I have helped various family members by babysitting for them. I achieved my Level 2 and 3 in Childcare at college and whilst working in a previous setting, I look forward to continuing to develop my career in childcare and expand my experience whilst working at Monkey Puzzle Ridgmont Road. I am currently studying towards a degree in Psychology at the University of Bedfordshire and hope to combine this with my childcare knowledge and experience in the future.

Marta Artuso Nursery Assistant

Growing up as part of a large family, I have always found myself involved with children of all ages. Since becoming a mum, I have realised how important and rewarding it is to be involved in a child’s early years development. I have volunteered at local play groups and at my children’s schools and I also regularly baby-sit for friends and family.

During my time at Monkey Puzzle, I have worked in all rooms and have enjoyed running Italian sessions in Red Monkeys.

Qualifications, Skills &Experience:

  • Level 3