INS Staff

Meet Our Team

INS staff are exceptional, very well qualified, experienced and long-serving. They routinely receive regular training to ensure they are up to date with the latest educational practices. We work together to create exciting learning experience for our kids. The positive and personal approach used by each member of staff helps INS kids develop a love of learning, and inspires them to excel.

  • Heena Kupolokun
    Head Teacher
      Heena Kupolokun has an extensive background as an educator, teaching children ranging from 2 to 18 years old and has held a variety of roles as a teacher, leader, and curriculum developer in both England and Nigeria. With over 15 years experience she has come to learn that whilst education is constantly evolving children continue to learn in their very own special way provided there is an enabling environment and an ethos of building positive relationships. She is a firm believer that adults who play pivotal roles in the lives of children, should foster an attitude to learn, unlearn and relearn in order for children to gain a love for lifelong learning. She grew up in the UK where she achieved her Bachelor of Arts in Media Performance from the University of Bedfordshire, a Post Graduate Certificate in Further Education at University of Reading, where she gained experience teaching adults with a range of abilities and disabilities and a Post Graduate Certificate in Secondary Education. Being a passionate learner she progressed her learning journey into the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) at Herts for Learning, United Kingdom where she gained a Certificate in Effective Teaching and Learning in Early Years. She relocated to Nigeria in 2016 and enjoys reading, trying food from different cultures and spending time with her family and friends.

  • Maureen Isikaku
      Maureen has over 8 years experience working in administration, IT user support and customer relations. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Diploma in Computer Science. Maureen is passionate about beauty and skincare; she also loves to read, research, travel and listen to good music.

  • Awujoola Ademiluyi
    Mickey Class - Teacher
      Awujoola, fondly called “AJ” joined Ikoyi Nursery School in 2020. With 4 years teaching experience, AJ also has a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Studies and has trained in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). She adds a lot of colour and fun to the Mickey Class with her love for singing, dancing and traveling

  • Opeyemi Adekoba
    Donald Class - Teacher
      Opeyemi is an enthusiastic Early Years practitioner with a successful academic and career record, desiring to bring progress and adequate improvement to the organization through efficiency, effectiveness and sustainable performance. She has certifications in Advanced EYFS Training and Phonics as well as other trainings, and she's also acquired a wealth of experience that is related to the Early Years. She has great passion for children, their growth and development and that keeps increasing daily. She loves to travel, cook and sing when she's not working.

  • Helen Ene
    Mickey Class Teacher
      With over 20 years of teaching experience, Helen is passionate and committed to the development of each child. She attained her first degree in Government and Public Administration from the prestigious Abia State University. She is experienced in delivering the EYFS Curriculum and also competent in using the Jolly Phonics methods to teach children how to read. She is friendly, lovely and compassionate.

  • Patience Ngbadike
    Goofy Class- Assistant Teacher
      Patience is a teaching professional with over four years’ experience working at Ikoyi Nursery School as a Teaching Assistant. With an extensive background in working with young children and hands-on experience with the EYFS curriculum, she is able to contribute immensely to the development and management of the children. She possesses strong arts and craft skills. She recently completed a Nursery Teacher training program.

  • Emmanuella Onwundinjo
    Donald Class - Assistant Teacher
      A seasoned educationist with a degree in Education and Biology. She loves communicating and interacting with children. She is an advocate of children learning through play. She is a certified teacher and is registered with the Teachers ‘ Registration Council of |Nigeria. In her spare time, she loves to read, dance and sing.

  • Kate Alhassan
    Goofy Class Teacher
      Kate holds a in Business Administration and a diploma in Library Science. She loves to work with children in their formative years as she believes getting the foundation right is key to a wholesome child. She is an advocate for early intervention for children with special or additional educational needs. Kate is a mental health awareness enthusiast and an emotional intelligence expert. She is trained in Early Years (EYFS)

  • Joy Ojimadu
    Mickey Class - Assistant
      Joy has been a class assistant over the past seven years. Miss Joy as she is fondly called is much loved by all the children. She engages with the children though play. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to music, dancing and travelling.

  • Oluchi Dennis
    Goofy Class- Teaching Assistant
      Teaching Assistant professional with experience supporting the classroom teacher, has an extensive background in working with children and hands-on experience with the EYFS curriculum. She contributes immensely to the development and management of goofy class. She possesses strong learning strategies in math, loves planning and organizing special events and is certified in learning strategy and professionalism in teaching.

  • Ogechi Ekwueme
    Donald Class- Teaching Assistant
      Teaching Assistant professional with 5 years of experience working in a nursery section, currently supporting classroom teachers and external coaches during after school activities for ages 2 to 5. With an extensive background in working with young children and hands on experience with the EYFS curriculum. She is able to organise activities so children can learn about the world, explore their unique interest and develop skills. She loves to support with her Art and Craft skills. She is Jolly phonic trained.

  • Garuba Ali
    School Security
      Mr Garuba as he is fondly called, has been keeping Ikoyi Nursery School safe for the past 23 years. He is invested in the integrity and upkeep of the school. He is very sharp, tactful, professional and knows every child by their names. Garuba is a gem to the school and more importantly an essential part of the school legacy.

  • Mohammed Umar
    School Security
      Mohammed has been at the school for 14 years and works comfortably with Mr Garuba. While he is a bright and charming gentleman, he is very attentive to all school activities to ensure that Ikoyi Nursery School Children are safe and kept out of any unforeseen accidents.

  • Anita Aben
    School Caretaker
      Anita is responsible for maintaining the School premises, furniture, equipment and fittings and ensure that they are kept to an appropriate standard and condition.

  • Tina Ude
    School Caretaker
      Tina was hired to support Anita with the maintenance of the School. She is concerned with making sure that teachers and pupils can work in a clean and safe surrounding.

** Information about the Board Of Trustees (BOT) and School Committee will be handed to parents making further enquiries. Our BOT and School Committe are dedicated to the overall well-being of your loved ones and the legacy of INS.