An introduction with Abraham Dartey-Zaffar
Date: 28 Sep 2017
Abraham is Nursery Manager at Bright Horizons Bank Street, situated next to Canary Wharf Tube Station and the South Dock. Having worked on Canary Wharf since 2010, we spoke with Abraham to find out more about his experiences and time on Canary Wharf.
Abraham, tell us a little about you.
I have worked at Bright Horizons Bank Street for over seven years and before then, I was a Primary School teacher. I have Level 6 Early Years Professional Qualification and I am very interested in Early Years Observations, Assessment and Practice, Leadership in Early Years settings and Curriculum Development.
I am the proud father to two adorable children.
Tell us a little about your nursery environment
Bank Street has four nursery rooms for babies (3-15 months), toddlers (15-24 months), rising 3s 9 2-3 year olds) and preschool aged children (3 years and older).
Situated on Canary Wharf, the children explore the Wharf every day and take part in lots of activities which support their learning and development. We also offer Bright Horizons bespoke Growing Enhancements and Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), and we’re delighted to provide Music Lessons and Athletics which the children really enjoy.
We know your partnerships with your nursery families is very important to you. What activities and events for families take place?
Our parents taking a leading role in nursery life and many who live and work on Canary Wharf come to visit at lunchtime. We also have a parent room upstairs where our families can enjoy a hot drink and we host coffee mornings every month.
Are there transport links to and from the nursery?
Located opposite Canary Wharf Tube Station, Bank Street is fantastic for families commuting to and living on the Wharf.
What is your favourite nursery meal?
It’s got to be our fantastic tuna pasta bake.