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Tariq Ayyub

Tariq Ayyub

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.

Ali Faheem

Ali Faheem

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.

James Henderson

James Henderson

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.”

Nick Benson

Nick Benson

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.

Stuart Farwell

Stuart Farwell

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 Scantlebury

Sinéad Scantlebury


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.

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