Meet some of our amazing team at Islington Play Association! If you would like to find out more about working here, check out our Jobs page.

Head Office Adventure Playgrounds Paradise Park Board of Trustees

Head Office

Wendy Jeeves

Wendy has worked with Islington adventure playgrounds since 1994, before joining Islington Play Association as a Treehouse Project Worker in 2009. As part of the ‘Treehouses for Islington’ project she...
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Brunilda Ibraj

Bruna first joined Islington Play Association as a volunteer. She was appointed to the role of Finance Officer in August 2009. She then was promoted to Finance Manager in 2018. ...
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Adventure Playground Staff

Kubra Gul

Kubra first worked as a sessional worker for IPA in 2019. She joined our team as a permanent member of staff in September 2022. ...
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Finley North-McKeown

Fin has worked for IPA for a few years and in 2021 became a permanent member of staff. Fin is well versed when it comes to adventure play. His family...
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Lauren Bennet

Lauren Bennet started at IPA in 2020. She is a creative person with a love of the great outdoors. ...
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Annie Cook

Annie first worked with Islington Play Association managing a small playground at Priory heights whilst also working as a Playwork Assessor. She found herself spending a lot of time in...
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Gilmar Cruz Silva

Gilmar is Deputy Playworker at Lumpy Hill Adventure Playground, having worked at Crumbles Castle Adventure Playground since 2010. ...
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Tilly May

Tilly joined the Islington Play Association team in 2015 as a volunteer playworker on our playful healthy cooking project, Healthy Holidays, supporting children to cook healthy meals on the adventure...
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Simmone Walker

Simmone joined Islington Play Association as Deputy Playworker at Lumpy Hill Adventure Playground in February 2016. ...
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Paradise Park Childrens Centre Staff

Nazifa Yasmin

Nazfia has worked for Islington Play Association since Jan 2020 doing an Early Years Apprenticeship! ...
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Joy Abegunde

Joy started at Islington Play Association in November 2021. Prior to working with us, she worked as a Nursery Manager for Bright Horizions. She has many years experience of managing...
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Tasnia Ahmed

Tasnia has been working at Paradise Park Nursery since 2018. She is now an Early Years Worker in the big room. ...
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Alicia Adams-Clarke

Alicia started working at Paradise Park in November 2019 and is currently studying for her Level 3 Childcare with us. ...
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Cinzia Tassinari

Cinzia has being working at Paradise Park Children’s Centre since 2012. She feels that her role as is a rewarding and challenging one, having to relate to young children on...
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Tracey Hollis

Tracey has worked at Islington Play Association since September 2009. Before working for IPA she spent several years working at other nurseries and working as a registered childminder. She is...
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Fataha Khanom

Fataha joined IPA in 2012 working as bank staff across Paradise Park Children’s Centre’s nursery and creche. As well as continuing this work, Fataha has worked at the cafe at...
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Mel joined the IPA team as a Sessional Playworker in 2018 and has since been promoted to Early Years Key Worker 2019 in the Baby Room. ...
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Emily Hollis

Meet Emily, one of our Early Years Key Workers in the Big Room at Paradise Park Nursery. ...
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Richard Stephens

Richard has been volunteering with children’s charities for the past 6 years, before joining the IPA board in September 2017. He works for an asset manager in London and received...
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