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Founder and nursery owner
Tariq leads our team of experts who support owners, directors and managers to get the most out of their early years business.
“Ideas, organisation and connections are important to me. I’m genuinely interested in your problems and, as a nursery owner, have the first hand expertise to help you solve them.“
Customer Support and first port-of-call
Ali is our friendly first port-of-call for customers who’d like support with Prism nursery management software.
He is a Computer Science Graduate with a passion for problem solving. In his spare time, you’re likely to find Ali at the gym, travelling or learning about the latest technology and gadgets.
“I want our customers to get the best out of Prism, so I’ll do all I can to deliver the best possible service.“
Senior Developer and team leader
James leads the team of developers who work diligently on making Prism the best nursery management solution around.
With a decade of experience in software development, an MA in Artificial Life and a passion for developing efficient systems, he’s well placed to to make sure Prism delivers the service customers expect.
“Because we test everything extensively in a live nursery environment, we know Prism is as robust and as effective as it was designed to be.”
Software Engineer and insight provider
Nick helps to develop both the desktop and web versions of Prism, often turning data into vibrant dashboard displays and useful reports.
He has a Master’s in Computer Science and ten years’ experience in software development.
“It’s really important that the data you collect provides you with useful insight, so I try to make it as easy as possible for you to see what’s happening in your setting.“
Software Developer and problem solver
Stuart writes software for the desktop version of Prism. This involves understanding the issues that nursery managers come up against, then translating these into useful solutions.
He has BSc in Computer Science and a passion for developing software that genuinely helps people to solve problems.
“Because I’m based in a nursery, I actively get feedback from the users of Prism and can see first-hand what improvements need to be made.“
Sinéad makes sure that the Astec Solutions office and business runs smoothly, including organising consultations and demonstrations and providing customer support.
Sinéad previously worked as a nursery practitioner at Rainbow Smiles nursery, so has a good understanding of the issues early years professionals face.
While Sinéad is busy being a new mother, please contact Ali on 020 8655 7888.
Recent blog posts from our team
Why your No1 excuse to reject nursery management software is plain wrong!Some managers are still wary of introducing nursery management software into their setting because they claim that “my team isn’t ready”. In our experience, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Once your team have had the opportunity to see Prism in operation –...
Officrèche found its voice (and slapped me right in the face)Every day, I make some time to flick through the recent discussion on the popular social network, twitter. There’s always a lot going on and, even though I do a few things to make the process of sorting through the news feed easier, it can become a bit repetitive....
What makes a good blog post?I was scrolling through my favourite early years related hashtag, #EYTalking, when I stumbled across the question: what makes a good blog post? I have a question for EY bloggers out there – what makes a good blog post? Length? Content? Tone? Any tips very...
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