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Beckton and
Royal Docks

Children's Centre

Meet the team

Peter Hilton

Acting Deputy Headteacher

I have been in Education since 2009 having worked at 4 inner city schools in London. My passion is Early Years and as such really enjoy overseeing the Beckton and Royal Docks Children's Centre. The services they provide are excellent and I highly recommend families and children attend.  Every child deserves the Best Start in Life.  Please come along to say hello, meet the staff and meet other parents.

 

Leena Choi

Children’s Centre Manager

I have managed the centre since 2008 when it was formally Ellen Wilkinson Children’s Centre and successfully took the centre through Ofsted achieving a “Good” with elements of outstanding in 2012. My day to day work involves leading, managing, planning and evaluation of the centre, supporting the staff to meet their outcomes, working with partners and the governing committee.   I thoroughly enjoy my role here and feel that our centre has become a fundamental part of the community, providing a range of valuable services.  I hold Early Years Professional Status, Post Graduate in Early Years and a professional qualification in integrated centre leadership, NPQICL. I also have experience in early years assessing and I am extremely passionate about lifelong learning and supporting everyone to improve their outcomes and life chances.

 

Nadia Walker

Senior Practitioner

I am Senior Practitioner here at Beckon and Royal Docks. I have worked in various roles across Newham for the past 7 years.   Throughout my time in Newham I have gained a wealth of knowledge to help me in supporting children, young people and families.  In my current role I help support the Early Years Practitioners and Family Support Workers in delivering sessions, planning and monitoring the services we run.

 

Carly Mullen

Family Support Worker

I have worked in various roles across Newham for 18 years. In my current role is Family Support Worker I have gained a great wealth of knowledge, this has involved building strong outcome-focused relationships with children, young people and families; supporting them to learn new skills and build on resilience.  I also plan and deliver high quality services to our families in the area.

 

Tamzida Pasha

Family Support Worker

I am a Family Support Worker at Beckton & Royal Docks Children’s Centre.  My role is to empower families to become resilient and achieve positive well-being.  I co-facilitate Baby Club sessions at the Centre which are aimed at babies under one year.  I also hold monthly family support drop in sessions where families can get friendly advice and support with various issues such as finding childcare, parenting groups, employment, housing, ESOL and much more. 

 

Emily Whalan

Early Education Practitioner

I am the Early Education Practioner for Beckton and Royal Docks Children’s Centre.  I work closely with the Newham Learning and Achievement team to help ensure that all registered childminders are of a high standard, working with them from as early as registration and beyond.  I also provide one-to-one support, training and guidance for childminders within the local area.   I am the point of contact for families seeking childcare; I offer advice and knowledge of settings.  My role also involves promotion of the government funded education grant for 2-4 year olds.

 

Nuray Shoukri

Early Years Practitioner

I have recently been appointed the role as Early Years Practitioner, previous to this I was a Teaching Assistant for many years. I have three children and have used children's centres as a parent and know what an invaluable service they provide, it now gives me great joy to be able to do this for others.  As an Early Years Practitioner I plan and deliver sessions providing advice and support to parents and adults who attend them, I let them know of any relevant support groups and sessions that are being run by the Family Support Workers, Health Visitors, Speech and Language Therapists and other professionals who run groups, not only at our centre, but other centres within the borough. I also attend various community events to promote the services we have on offer throughout the year.

 

Kehinde Showunmi

Early Years Practitioner

I am an Early Years Practitioner here at Beckton & Royal Docks Children’s Centre.  I work collaboratively with internal and external partner agencies to ensure high quality service provision for children and their families.  I deliver a range of different early learning groups and particularly enjoy Singalong & Stories.  I also work with the other Early Years Practitioners and Family Support Workers to support parents and families to offer a holistic assessment and intervention.  I also attend many outreach events in the area such as parents evenings in local schools and community events to promote the services we have and the importance of Children’s Centres.

 

Noohi Khan

Early Years Practitioner

As an Early Years Practitioner I work closely with parents to improve outcomes for young children and their families. I run focused play sessions throughout the Beckton and Royal Docks & area which helps to support children’s development and help prepare children to be school ready.  I am part of a team of Early Years Practitioners and we all work together to support the delivery of the services we offer here at the children's centre and also our two outreach sites.  I have been working in Newham Children's Centres for four years and have gained a wealth of experience working with children under 5 and their families.

 

Deloris Lewis

Early Years Practitioner

I am an Early Years Practitioner based at Beckton & Royal Docks Children Centre.  I provide various sessions for parents and their children in a safe environment. This also aids and equips parents with a confident style of parenting also introducing them to the EYSF and Five to Thrive.  I plan for each session and provide different focus activities on a weekly basis after each session. I write an evaluation of my observation and response for of parents during the session.  I also ensure I refer parents to Healthy Eating/ Sleep/ Baby message / positive parents.  I role model positive play to parents by introducing new nursery rhymes and different activities. As part of my role I outreach to schools and various agencies informing them of the activities we provide at the children centre. Encouraging parents to attend the various sessions also informing them of the benefits it has on their children’s development. I also deliver various workshops such as Early Communication and Dental health.

 

Sarah-Jane Spencer

Receptionist

In the past I attended the Centre when it was Ellen Wilkinson Children’s Centre, as a parent with my own two children, once they started school I wanted something to do so I became a volunteer. I really enjoyed helping out at the Children's Centre in sessions such as Messy Play and Stay & Play.  In October 2015 an opportunity came up for a reception position at the Centre under the apprenticeship scheme, I was offered this opportunity and I have now compleated a Level 2 Business Administration qualification.  I still enjoy helping out in the sessions when I can and you will often see me face painting on Fun Days and at other events offered by the Children's Centre.

 

Kerry Doody

Early Years & BSiL Administrator

I started back in 2008 as a part time receptionist when we were still Ellen Wilkinson Children’s Centre. My role has evolved and grown over the years along with the needs of the centre and I am now Early Years & BSiL Administrator.  My day to day work involves offering support in administrative tasks from booking training to data analysis for the centre.  Although I am office based you would often find me helping the Beckton & Royal Docks team at many of the great events that they offer in the neighbourhood area.