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Room Manager

Aamira is a keen baker, and is so pleased to be joining N and getting to bake with the children as part of our N extras. She’s been an educator for the past 2 years, and has loved building relationships with families during this time, and has made truly fond memories already.

Aaron Grainger

Head of Expansion

Aaron joins N as our Head of Expansion. He studied Urban Land Economics at Sheffield Hallam University and has previously worked for big brands such as Boots, Arcadia, and Monsoon Accessorize. In his spare time, he enjoys sports, watching movies, and traveling to new places.



Aashna has been an educator for over 8 years, having always felt drawn to a career in early years. She strives to continue developing her practice so that she can provide the best possible education for the children at N, and is also interested in learning more about SEN. In her spare time she loves curling up with a good book.



Abi has wanted to become an educator ever since she can remember! She has a Level 3 in both early years education and health and social care. She finds joy in the knowledge that she’s having an impact on the children’s earliest memories as well as their development. Outside of nursery, she loves looking after her 4 cats and is passionate about singing.

Abigail Brett

Quality Auditor

Abigail is our Quality Auditor, who advises and supports our nurseries and enables our team to deliver outstanding education. She is a classically trained opera singer and previously worked in front of house at the Royal Opera House. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, reading, and taking part in Zumba & bootcamp classes.



As the eldest of 4 siblings, Afsana was always around children and was first to volunteer to help look after the children in her family. She loves to put a smile on the children’s faces, and in her spare time, she enjoys eating different cuisines and spending quality time with friends and family.



Aggy was inspired to become an early years educator after her son was born. She has now worked in nurseries for the past 4 years and loves to help build enabling environments that will spark the curiosity of the children in her care. She loves setting up creative and messy activities inspired by nature, helping children to appreciate the world around them.

Aleks Alvino

Talent Partner

Aleks joins N as our Talent Partner, after having spent the last few years in the hospitality industry. She’s excited to be working in the education sector and getting to meet so many passionate educators. She enjoys spending quality time with her husband and son, and absolutely loves to travel, having visited 26 countries so far!

Aleksandar Karanovic

Finance Assistant

Aleks was born in Belgrade, Serbia where he graduated from the University of Tourism with a degree in the economics of tourism. He’s a core part of our Support Team, having previously worked in tourism & e-commerce. In his spare time, he enjoys training in Krav Maga, trekking and fishing.



Alena is originally from Germany, but has always felt a strong connection with England, having had the opportunity to travel here on several occasions. She’s so delighted to be here now full-time and to be joining the N Olympic Park team. In her spare time, she enjoys keeping fit, practising yoga and going to concerts.

Alex Bagner

Content Editor

Alex works in the marketing team at N where she is responsible for content. She is a mother (of 3) journalist and editor, having worked previously at Wallpaper*, and onefinestay. More recently she went freelance and has fulfilled a lifetime dream of opening a small boutique hotel, bar & restaurant with her husband on the East Kent coast called The Rose.


Room Manager

Alice has 8 years of experience in early years education. She loves building bonds with our youngest babies, seeing them grow throughout their experience at nursery until finally leaving for primary school. In her spare time, she enjoys baking and taking trips to the beach.


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Alina grew up in Romania and has always loved traveling and learning languages. After graduating from college she made the daring decision to move to London on her own. Despite a qualification in sales & marketing, it was while volunteering in a children’s centre that she found her calling to work with children. She worked in primary schools before joining N.



For Amber, working with children was always something that came naturally to her. She began her career as an educator at the age of 17 and has worked with children of all ages, from babies through to teenagers. She hopes to encourage the children in her care to be proud of who they are! In her spare time, she enjoys drawing and diamond painting

Amelia Hiller

Strategic Projects Associate

Amelia joined our N support team straight out of University, where she completed a BA in History & English Literature. She’s excited about being back in a big city and loves eating out, gigs, theatre and musicals. In the past, she has even jumped out of a plane and cycled from London to Paris for charity.

Amy Garnett

Admissions Representative

Prior to joining our admissions team, Amy started her journey at N as front of house at N Twickenham team as our front of house. She loves speaking to people and hearing their stories, and is thrilled to be helping new families begin their N experience. In her spare time, Amy loves sport, being outdoors, and spending time with her puppy!


Deputy Manager

Amy’s early years journey began over 12 years ago. She has recently earned her Bachelor’s degree in early childhood studies, and has Level 2 qualifications in both speech & language and understanding autism. In her spare time she enjoys baking and using her arty skills to create personalised gifts for loved ones.



Ana moved from sunny Portugal to London 10 years ago, and is passionate about learning new languages and exploring different cultures. Having come from a big family, she has always had the opportunity to be around children, and is now passionate about helping them to develop in their early years. In her spare time she enjoys arts and crafts.

Angelica De Assis

Regional Director

Angelica has over 20 years of experience in early years, including in leading and supporting nursery teams in achieving Outstanding Ofsted results. She has a degree in childcare and education as well as a masters’ degree in leadership and management in schools.


Room Manager

Angelina has been working in early years education for over 15 years and has an NVQ Level 3 qualification. She also has a degree in textiles! Angelina enjoys helping children learn through different experiences, building up their confidence and knowledge about different interests and nurturing their creative sides. Angelina also loves travelling, swimming and spending time with friends and family.

Anisha Cassanova

Admissions Representative

Anisha joins N as part of our admissions team. She has a degree in early childhood studies and is excited to bring her passion for early years to her new role working with families as they start their journey at N. In her spare time, she loves to travel, spend time with her nieces.



Anita has over 35 years of experience in the catering industry, and has spent the past 15 years working in nursery and school environments. She loves the joy and happiness the children bring to her day. In her spare time, she enjoys going to Arsenal matches and playing games with her family.

Anita Georgiev

Team Support Assistant

Anita is a part of our administrative support team. She joined N because she is inspired by the children and loves spending time with them, especially with her nieces. She currently lives in Belgrade where she enjoys taking long walks by the Danube river and spending time with her family and friends.

Annabel Cowell

Project Manager

Annabel is our Project Manager, supporting the team working on our new nursery sites. She has recently graduated from Newcastle University with a degree in marketing and management. Her hobbies include painting, going to dance music events, and cooking (especially homemade pasta!)