Name: Hayley Maggs

Job Title: Area Manager Highbury & Highgate Nurseries

Hayley Maggs is the Area Manager, working across both our Highgate and Highbury nurseries. She joined having completed a foundation degree in Early Childhood Studies and started with the nursery as an Early Years Practitioner before progressing into management. Hayley is the Designated Safeguarding Lead responsible for overseeing safeguarding across both nurseries, as well as risk management, business continuity and writing and updating all nursery policies. She also audits and maintains the nursery’s statutory staff training including Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding Level 1 & 2, Food Hygiene and Prevent Training as well as running the Staff Meetings and Inset Training days.

She grew up locally in Islington where she still lives with her partner and three children. Her two girls and boy attended Little Angels from 6 months until they went to Reception, giving Hayley valuable insights from a parent’s perspective in addition to being a member of the senior management team. Her involvement in the Little Angels family extends further, with her mother, Debbie Vaneyndhoven, managing our Little Angels Highbury Office.

Hayley acts as a mentor for the staff team, helping to support their wellbeing as well as professional development. With over two decades of experience in Early Years, she guides the team to effectively support children’s overall development, working with them to adapt the environment and pedagogical approaches to meet the individual needs of every child. She researched and implemented a bespoke software in 2016 which combines our children’s registers, parent communications, observations and nursery management and continues to oversee its development and train staff on its use within the nursery. Her professionalism, unwavering high standards and positive outlook were recognised by the Nursery World Awards in 2018 when she was nominated as a Nursery Operations Finalist.