Meet the Recruitment Team

Sarah Shackel

Recruitment Coordinator

Hello, my name is Sarah and I have been part of the Tops Day Nurseries team since May 2019.

I have a strong background within recruitment and have worked in this field for many years recruiting in various different sectors.

I am responsible for a number of vacancies across Head Office, Aspire Training and Tops Nurseries and my role is to support our candidates through the recruitment process.


Yusuf Akanni

Recruitment Coordinator

Hello, my name is Yusuf. I am qualified in Business Management and Human Resources Management and I joined Tops Day Nurseries in 2018.

I started my journey with Tops working with our Agency employees before moving into the role of Recruitment Coordinator.  In my role as Recruitment Coordinator, I work alongside Sarah to manage all of our applications for positions within the organisation and am here to support our candidates through the recruitment process


Carly Head

Agency Manager

Hello, my name is Carly and I have been with Tops Day Nurseries since June 2019.

My role is Agency Manager and I am responsible for managing and supporting all of our Agency bank employees, booking our current agency employees shifts at our various settings and also managing and guiding our new agency applicants through the recruitment process.

I have a background within recruitment and I am here to help and support our agency team in any way I can.


Megan Edwards

Apprenticeship Recruiter

Hello, my name is Megan, I have previous recruitment experience and I joined Tops and Aspire in 2021. I work for our Aspire Training Team and am responsible for managing a number of apprenticeship vacancies throughout the business. I will be your point of contact if you wish to apply for any apprenticeship positions and I will support and guide you through the interview process. I also support external organisations with their apprenticeship vacancies.

I find it very fulfilling to be able to assist our apprenticeship applicants take their first steps and gain the qualifications they need to start in their chosen career .


If you would like to get hold of the recruitment team please email