Louiza Meksem
After leaving University, where I was studying Law, I got into childcare as a French teacher for four months. I was offered a full time position as a nursery assistant shortly after that, then after two years of experience working with the children, I started my NVQ level 3 which I finished in 2001. Straight after getting qualified I got offered the deputy managers position. I am now qualified to NVQ level 4, it gave me more confidence in doing my job. I am enthusiastic about taking further steps to study more and am planning to do the early years foundation degree. My other roles are as Safeguarding Officer, First Aider, and as area manager, I overlook the day to day running of all the nurseries in the Sunflower group. I am the busy Mother of two daughters; I am a sociable person, who enjoys meeting other people from different cultures and communities and learning about their lives.


Gita Singh
I have been working with children for over 20 years. I have been at Sunflower since 1998, and completed my NVQ levels 3 and 4 here. I am the Manager of Sunflower Nursery at the South Woodford setting. I am interested in child psychology and understanding why children do the things they do. I am still developing professionally, by attending short development courses to extend my knowledge. My other roles within the nursery include being the editor of The Sunflower Nursery Newsletter/Website and a First Aider. I am also the Mother of one Son, who attended Sunflower Nursery.


Sadaf Khan
Hello, my name is Sadaf Khan I have worked with children for over 20 years and have been at Sunflower Nursery for 18 years. I have a Diploma in Pre School Practice and also NVQ Level 4. I manage the Pre-School at Albert Road. My other roles are as the Literacy Coordinator, health and Safety officer, Deputy Lead Safeguarding oficer. I enjoy working with children and gaining more knowledge through the short courses offered through EYCIT. I am also the busy Mother of 4 children and a Grandmother.

    Aysha Begum
Hello! My name is Aysha. I have been in childcare since leaving college in 1995, where I gained my NNEB Diploma. I have been working at Al-Falah The Sunflower Nursery for 14 years now and was among the first few to be employed here when it opened back in 1997. I am the Deputy Manager at the Empress Avenue Setting.
The staff here are really lovely people, who are dedicated to their work. I am committed to children learning through play and like to provide fun new ways for the children to develop their skills within the EYFS. I really enjoy working with children and have always wanted to for as long as I can remember, so working at Al-Falah has been more of a hobby than a job!