Come and meet the staff at St Mary's Nursery, Finchley!
Nursery Manager & Qualified Teacher - Julie
I have a vast amount of experience working within early years and have developed a passion of assisting children’s learning by creating an environment that thrives to develop their individual independence. Working within nursery offers a chance for me to share some special moments and I am privileged to witness each child’s character develop. I also have a performing arts background and aim to bring this creative energy into the classroom. I am trained in MAKATON and believe this is a helpful tool to assist and support all children of an early age to communicate, especially EAL (English as Additional Language) children or those who have additional learning needs. I treasure working with the whole family of children within my care and from experience have seen that offering support and gaining parental engagement assists the child’s ongoing development, supporting the child to reach their individual milestones by working towards building a child, school and home teaching triangle.
Nursery Nurse - Colette
I have an NVQ3 qualification in Childcare, Learning & Development and over 15 years experience working in primary schools. I have worked in an inclusion resource base where I was trained in P.E.C.S (Picture Exchange Communication System) and used my basic skills in British Sign language.
Early Years Professional - Diane
I have been an Early Years Professional for over 40 years working in many varied places. Gaining a Psychology degree enabled me to study further and to become an Early Years professional. During my career I have worked in nursery, reception and year 1.
Nursery Nurse - Marios
I hold an NNEB and an Early Years Foundation degree with over 19 years experience working with children between the age of 0 and 7 years. I have been Forest School trained, enabling children to learn effectively outdoors. I am fluent in modern Greek, enjoy writing and performing arts and using my skills and experience to create a rich enabling environment to enhance the children's learning.
Teaching Assistant - Jigna
I have been working at St Mary's Nursery in Finchley for the last 9 years and the thing that makes my day is seeing a child smiling face! I am passionate about helping children to learn, am enthusiastic and friendly.
Teaching Assistant - Lorraine
Through our work as a team and using the Early Years curriculum, we hope to ignite and inspire your children's natural curiosity. During my seven years I have met so many wonderful children each on their own journey of discovery. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to support, encourage and prepare them for their onward school careers.
Mealtime Supervisor & Support Staff - Holly
I work in the Nursery on a regular basis providing cover and also as a mealtime supervisor. I have just passed a Level 2 qualification in Early Years and hope to specialise in Special Educational Needs.
Music Teacher - Gabi
I have worked in primary schools for the past ten years; first as a teaching assistant and for the past three years as music teacher. I am passionate about music and I teach children across the primary age range. I strongly believe that music is a hugely important part of a child's life, singing and playing instruments opens up a child's mind and encourages creativity. It is also great fun!
PE Teacher - George
I have been working in primary schools for over 12 years and am qualified in Primary PE Specialism. I have always been passionate about sport and teaching has given me the opportunity to share this with the children. I believe the benefits of physical activity are endless and not only help enhance a child's gross and fine motor skills, but social, physical and psychological aspects too, which I believe provide them with a great head start for their future!