Our Staff

Hannah Forster (Managing Director)

Hannah Forster

Managing Director
BMus PGCE

Hannah Forster is a qualified primary school teacher and established Camp Canary after a colleague started it as a holiday club in 2014. She has extensive teaching experience spanning over 10 years, across all age ranges, from music services to London primary and nursery schools. Hannah is passionate about giving children new and creative experiences, which is why she writes our programmes herself. 

Hannah is committed to delivering a safe and fun experience for children and families ensuring all safeguarding requirements are met and the staff feel well supported. 

"Camp Canary is more than just a place where children can be kept busy during the holidays. It is a chance for children to make new friends, develop confidence, explore new ideas and learn to get along with others. We talk about kindness every day with the kids, how its better to talk about our feelings rather than take them out on others or things, how we treat people the way we wish to be treated. We sing songs together, we congratulate others on their achievements. We hold our heads up high and we accept ourselves for who we are."

Umme Saazida (Deputy Manager)

Umme Saazida

Deputy Manager
BAHons

Umme has over 6 years experience working in primary schools and currently works as a Nursery Nurse in a reception class. Umme leads dance and Zumba activity clubs after school for children and is passionate about art and design. She is currently a school council leader, organising fundraising ideas and charity work. 

Umme has completed extensive training since working for Camp Canary and is committed to ensuring all safeguarding requirements are met, supporting Hannah in the process. She has an exceptionally patient and loving manner with the children and her knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage help her support the youngest of our children. 

"Everyone who works at Camp Canary, must love Camp Canary. That is very important, they must love being here and be committed to making it the special place it is. In the last week of the Summer, I hear staff say 'I can't believe it's coming to an end!' It is a special place for the children, but it is equally special for the adults. I love the atmosphere we create together."