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Our Staff

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Designated Safeguarding Lead and SENCo

Hello, my name is Arzu.  I have been working with children since 2005.  I hold a BA (Honours) Degree in Education, an Early Years Foundation Degree, a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Project Management) and a Level 3 Qualification in Children & Young People's Workforce (0-18).  I enjoy working in partnership with parents and going the extra mile to meet the needs of each individual child.  I am also a mother to two children.


Deputy Manager/ Safeguarding officer
My name is Suganthini (you can call me Sugar). I'm from Sri Lanka. I've been working with children since 2009, because I love to work with children and see them grow. I have level 3 qualification in early years childcare & education. I'm also a mother of two. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking and doing art and crafts. I can speak 3 languages: Tamil, Dutch & English.


Hello, my name is Deirdre.  

After working in medical science laboratories, I trained to teach and hold a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education).  I taught in a primary school for 16 years and have been working at The Ark since 2009.  I have 3 grown up children and 4 grandchildren.  


My name is Antzela and I am a Level 6 practitioner. I have been working for 2 years in a Montessori school. I love to work with children because you can learn from them as much as they learn from you, and to see them develop and progress is delightful.


Health & Safety Officer &SenCO

I started working at The Ark in September 2019.  I am Level 3 trained and have worked with children aged  from 6 months. Before coming to England I worked in childcare in Romania. I am also mother to 2 girls. 


SenCO support worker

My name is Leanne.  I am a qualified practitioner, holding a NCFE qualification, SenCO Level 3 and am trained in paediatric first aid. I am also Mum to a son at secondary school and have worked at the Ark since 2013. I love working with children, every day brings a smile.

Ade Ronkey

Hello my name is Ade Ronkey. I am holding Level 3 Childcare diploma and working at The Ark since March 2024.
I have worked with children for 15 years. I am very enjoying working with children .

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