Darren is an irresponsible parent, and the care of the young toddler is left mainly to Carmel and Junior – who is forced to take and collect Aisha from nursery school, making him miss school himself. In July 1988, Darren abandons both his children and leaves Walford without a word to anyone. Aisha is then sent away from Walford to live with her grandparents.
However, the following year, she is sent back to Carmel, much to the annoyance of her abusive husband, Matthew Jackson. Matthew finds caring for Aisha a chore and gets annoyed with her for crying, wandering into his bedroom constantly and making his flat a mess. Eventually, Carmel and Matthew's marriage comes to an end after Junior stabs Matthew in self-defence. In August 1989 Aisha's grandfather dies, and so the entire Roberts family move away from Walford to tend to Aisha's grieving grandmother.
- Aisha was never credited for her appearances due to her age and having no official dialogue.