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.

  • Safira Adefarakan
    Head Teacher
      Safira Adefarakan is a child enthusiast! She is passionate about children learning in the right environment. A firm believer that every child’s uniqueness can be used to their advantage. She had her earlier education in Lagos, Nigeria and later proceeded to the United Kingdom where she bagged a BEng in Polymer Engineering and an MSc (Dunelm) in Management. Having lived and worked in the U.K. for over twenty years, particularly in the area of Project Management, she relocated to Nigeria in 2016. Armed with a number of child related courses and an International Diploma in Early Childhood Studies under her belt, she decided to pursue her passion in children’s education specifically the Early Years Foundation Stage (E.Y.F.S). When she’s not working, she loves spending time with her family, watching documentaries and travelling.

  • Maureen Isikaku
    School Administrator
      Maureen has over 10 years experience working in School Administration and Customer relations. She holds a National Diploma in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Science degree 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

  • Mariah Goretti Ameh
    Donald Class - Teacher
      An EYFS specialist with a vast experience spanning over 23years, in caring, planning children’s creative development and developing children’s thinking skills from birth to 5 years. She graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Economics and a Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) in Education. Outside the classroom, she enjoys, gardening, travelling and charity projects.

  • Helen Ene
    Goofy 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
    Mickey 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 – Support Teacher
      Kate holds a B.sc 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.

  • 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.

  • Margaret Onoja
    School Caretaker
      Mrs Margaret Onoja joined Ikoyi Nursery School five years ago as the primary caretaker. She is responsible for maintaining the School premises, furniture, equipment and fittings and ensure that they are kept to an appropriate standard and condition.

  • Anita Aben
    School Caretaker
      Anita was hired to support Mrs Margaret 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.