Nonsuch Park Nursery School Team
Mrs Angela Clift
Proprietor of The Little School on the Green. Mrs Clift started her training by studying childcare and working in small Nursery Schools in the local area. Mrs Clift went on to gain a BA (Hons) Degree in Social Work and a Post Graduate Certificate in Childcare at Brunel University. After working 8 years in Children & Family Services, Mrs Clift started her own family and followed her dream of opening her own Nursery School.
Mrs Suzanne Walsh
Mrs Suzanne Walsh is our Nursery Manager, Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and SENco. She holds a BA (Hons) in Early Years Education and Childcare and a Forest School Leader qualification. Mrs Walsh has over 25 years of experience in early years education having spent 12 years in a local primary school. Suzanne joined the Nonsuch Park Forest School team over 8 years ago starting as our Team Lead before taking on the responsibility of Nonsuch Park Forest School Manager 6 years ago. Suzanne has an interest in Speech and Language development in young children and supports children with Special Educational Needs. Suzanne has recently implemented the Curiosity Approach, after a year of determination and hard team efforts, Nonsuch Park Forest School is now a fully accredited Curiosity Approach setting. Suzanne most recent team success of achieving the nursery school ‘Outstanding’ in our most recent Ofsted inspection.
Ms Hannah Kearsey
Ms Hannah Kearsey is our Deputy Manager/SENco and lead for our Little Explorers group. Hannah has a Foundation Degree in Supporting Education and has many years of experience in childcare. Hannah is a qualified level 3 Forest School leader. Hannah has a passion for outdoor learning and loves exploring Nonsuch Park with her Little Explorers group. Hannah regularly organises events and activities that include parents, grandparents, and relatives from walk in the woods week to breakfast meet and greet mornings and Father’s Day events such as pizza making and den building days.
Mrs Jackie Jones
Mrs Jackie Jones is our nursery administrator she is our first point of contact with our admission process and funding. Jackie has many years of administration experience and she is on hand to take any enquiries about your child starting Nonsuch Park Forest School.
Ms Natasha Hollely
Ms Natasha is our Lead Nursery Educator for our Rangers group. Natasha has a BA (Hons) in Education and has experience within a local primary school and as a nanny. Natasha is currently studying for a master’s degree in special educational needs. Natasha has a passion for outdoor learning and loves exploring the wonders that Nonsuch Park provides.
Mrs Christine Dalglish
Mrs Christine Dalglish is our Special Educational Needs Educator (SEN). Christine offers support to the children across the nursery school to create an inclusive learning environment. Christine assists with enabling our children with additional needs to access our early years Forest School provision. Christine promotes an holistic approach to child development and works collaboratively with parents, carers and professionals to promote the best outcomes for children.
Ms Elisabeth Magin
Elisabeth is currently supporting our Little Seekers children. Elisabeth has worked as an Early Years Educator and supported a variety of different ages since 2009 within Kingston, Richmond, and Twickenham. She holds a BA (Hons) in Early Years Teaching and Learning. Elisabeth has a passion for exploring our natural world which is the perfect complement for our Forest School. Elisabeth has a passion for nature, she has recently assisted to develop our new nursery allotment area. The children attend to the fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers which has provided endless multi-sensory experiences of which the children enjoy touching, smelling and tasting.
Ms Lauren Barrett
Ms Lauren Barrett is a qualified level 3 practitioner who is currently supporting the Rangers children. Lauren has worked in Early Years for over 13 years, she has a real passion for outdoor learning and exploration. Lauren especially enjoys our messy play activities and contributes to our annual Messy Play Week where the Nonsuch Park Forest School garden is transformed. Lauren’s passion is getting down with the children on their Forest School adventures which can be very messy and muddy she will always return from her Forest School outings with muddy hands and face.
Ms Denise Stagg
Ms Denise Stagg is a qualified level 3 Educator who is currently leading our Little Seekers group. Denise has many years of Early Years of experience working with a variety of different age groups as well as spending time managing a local children’s day nursery. Denise is passionate about outdoor learning and enjoys helping our younger children explore and develop their love of nature.
Miss Chloe Del Rio
Chloe has now completed her two-year apprenticeship with us, we are now pleased to announce Chloe is now a qualified level 3 Childcare Educator. Chloe is currently supporting our Rangers children. Chloe fully embraces all aspects of our Forest School ethos and is often seen climbing, balancing on the fallen trees whilst exploring minibeasts and puddles. Chloe is extremely popular with all the children; she is highly creative and will use an array of natural treasures with the children to make a range of wonderful creation.
Miss Jordan Goldsmith - Currently on Maternity
Miss Jordan Goldsmith is qualified level 2 Educator who is currently supporting our Rangers children. Jordan is continuing with her Early Years Education studies and Nonsuch Park Forest School will be supporting Jordan throughout this time. Jordan loves being outdoors, and Forest School is her ideal location in order to support the children’s learning and development. Jordan long term ambition is to become a child psychologist as Jordan has a real interest in children’s thinking.
Ms Rachel Povey
Rachel joined Nonsuch Park Forest School in June 2021 and is a qualified level 2 Childcare Educator. Rachel is supporting our Little Seekers and Little Explorers children. Rachel qualified in 2020 and she has a passion for outdoor learning particularly Forest School environments, this became evident whilst gaining experiences for her childcare qualification. Rachel is ready to embrace all aspects of Nonsuch Park Forest School outdoor learning and the amazing adventures which are explored daily.
Mrs Jane Clift
Mrs Jane Clift is our level 2 qualified nursery educator. Jane is currently supporting our Rangers children. Jane has an incredibly soft kind and caring nature and can often be seen comforting the children and sharing stories readinat sleep times. Jane is currently undertaking her Early Years studies. Jane is currently supporting our Rangers children within their daily sessions.
Mrs Lavinia Burch
Mrs Lavinia Burch is our nursery assistant educator who assists with all of our children’s learning groups at Nonsuch Park Forest School. Lavinia enjoys our Forest School sessions and can often be seen going on a bear hunt or looking for the Gruffalo! Lavinia has such a wonderful caring approach with all the children at nursery and is always busy supporting their imagination and creativeness in the woods.
Miss Grace Giles
Grace Giles is our Apprentice Nursery Educator who is currently supporting our Rangers. Grace has completed her first year at Forest School, she supports the children to develop their skills in a variety of ways while embracing our Forest School ethos. Grace enjoys seeing the impact Forest School has on the children learning and development and how children flourish whilst outside in their natural world. In her own time Grace enjoys spending time with her family and going on big adventures.
Miss Carmen Nieuwoudt
Carmen Nieuwoudt is our Apprentice Nursery Educator who is currently supporting our Little Explorers children. Carmen is looking forward to getting to know more about our Forest School ethos while supporting the children in their play, learning and development. Carmen is keen to get to know the Early Years Foundation Stage and how we support this within the children’s exploration of Forest School. In her downtime Carmen enjoys spending lots of time outdoors with her family and walking her two beagle dogs.
Miss Isobel Tickle
Izzy Tickle is our Apprentice Nursery Educator who is currently supporting our younger Little Seekers children. Izzy is really looking forward to helping the children develop their skills in a variety of ways while embracing our Forest School ethos. Izzy is keen to observe the positive exploration of Forest School and the impact this has on the children learning and development. In her own time Izzy enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and friends and Horace her Labrador.
Ms Hayley White
Hayley joined Nonsuch Park Forest School in April 2022, as Childcare Educator. Hayley is currently supporting our Little Seekers and Little Explorers groups. Hayley previously worked within a local nursery and primary school supporting children within the Early Years department. Hayley has a passion for outdoor learning environments and creative art. Hayley has contributed many wonderful creations with the children these can be seen throughout our nursery school environment.