Founders and Management

Sally Bashir – Co founder and Operations Director

Sally is a solicitor by profession and is also involved in the management of a successful private day care centre and independent fee paying school. Sally is also a Registered Behaviour Technician.

Sally acts as the operational/managing director at Reach for the Stars and brings a wealth of management and business experience to the role.

Hannah Richards – Co founder and Technical Director

Hannah is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst and specialises in early behavioural intervention for autism spectrum disorder and communication disorders. Hannah has always wanted a career in working with children and has passion for working with those with additional needs. Hannah gained a Bachelors degree in Childhood and Youth followed by a Masters degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis from the University of South Wales. Hannah also has experience working in family intervention with behaviours that challenge and is a facilitator of the Incredible Years Parent programme and the Incredible Years Autism Programme.

Hannah acts as the technical director at Reach for the Stars and is our onsite Board Certified Behaviour Analyst. Hannah also acts as the Responsible Individual and the Day Care Centre coordinator (Applied Behaviour Analysis).

Sheraz Akram – Co founder and Legal Director 

Sheraz is a solicitor by profession and heads up the corporate and commercial team at Douglas-Jones Mercer Solicitors and is also a member of their board of directors.

Sheraz acts as the legal director to Reach for the Stars and deals with all its legal requirements.

Lee Bradley – Finance Director 

Lee is an accountant by profession with extensive experience across various sectors and organisations.

Lee acts as the finance director to Reach for the Stars and deals with all of our financial matters and budgets.

Jenna Collins – Centre Manager

Jenna has extensive experience in the childcare sector. Jenna has worked in the childcare sector for the last 12 years (on and off), during which she has been a deputy manager and a day to day manager owning her own nursery. Jenna is also studying a degree in childhood and youth at the University of South Wales and is a trained ABA tutor.

Stevie Ingram – Deputy Manager / Case Manager

Stevie holds a CACHE level 3 in childcare. She has an excellent understanding of Applied Behaviour Analysis and is currently completing a Masters degree in behaviour analysis at the University of South Wales. Stevie is also completing her supervised practice hours and hopes to become a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst in 2018. Stevie has worked in various schools and nurseries in both a one to one capacity and in the classroom setting and is passionate about this area of work. Stevie is committed to applied behaviour analysis and a collaborative approach between the day care centre staff and the families she works with.

We also employ highly experienced key workers that work with the children on a one to one basis.

Please note that as we are a not for profit organisation our board of directors are not paid for their directorships. This is important to us as we endeavour to provide our services at the most cost effective price achievable for the parents of the children that attend Reach for the Stars day-care centre.