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Lingfield Nursery and Reception Staff

We pride ourselves on having an excellent team of staff in the Foundation Stage. All staff are carefully chosen with qualifications in Early Years, and for their caring and nurturing nature. The team all work closely with each child, displaying an enthusiastic, energetic and dynamic approach.

Our most recent ISI Inspection Report states, Children's welfare, learning and development needs are exceptionally well met by caring staff, inspirational teaching, and stimulating open-ended experiences recognising the uniqueness of each child."

Mrs T Vickery - Nursery Manager

Having previously worked in London for a nursery group as a Head in both UK and Global directive, I bring a wealth of experience in all areas of Early Years provision. An active manager, teacher, mentor, trainer and quality assurer, I bring over 25 years' industry experience to the wonderful team at Lingfield College Nursery.

I strive to deliver on quality ensuring that every child is treated with the utmost respect and care. I welcome children and their families with warm embrace, fundamental to Lingfield’s ethos, children in our care will be immersed in a happy, nurturing and stimulating enabling environment with learning opportunities that spark interest, intrigue and curiosity.

Having two children of my own, I fully appreciate the validity of Early Years, the foundations we foster in all areas of a child’s development will continue to serve their successes throughout their learning journey into adulthood.

Mrs J Bowler - Head of Early Years (Academic)

I started working at Lingfield College in 2008 as a Teaching Assistant. I then left and went on to complete my PGCE, having previously studied for a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science. I returned to Lingfield in 2010 as an NQT and have been working in Reception ever since. I am a trained Forest School Leader and thoroughly enjoy taking children from Nursery to Year 6 out for sessions in our Forest School. I have completed Autistic Spectrum Disorder Training, Teaching Children with Specific Learning Difficulties and Behavioural Management courses. I feel extremely grateful to have found my vocation working in Early Years, and am passionate about providing an engaging, nurturing and exciting learning environment.

Mrs K Ovington - Nursery Room Leader/Deputy Nursery Manager

I started working at Lingfield College in 2019. I am L3 Qualified in Children and Young People’s Workforce with over ten years experience of working in Early Years. I was previously manager of an Ofsted rated Outstanding Preschool. I was also SENCO for many years and Safeguarding Lead. I am very passionate about supporting children to reach their full potential and providing them with a caring, fun and stimulating environment from which they can thrive. 

Miss G Coomber - Early Years Lead Practitioner

I have a BA (Hons) degree in Primary Education and have worked in a nursery since I gained this in 2009. I really enjoy being part of each child’s education and development, it is such a rewarding job. It’s so exciting when they accomplish something and they are so proud of themselves, as we are too!

Mrs N Shenton - Nursery Practitioner 

I have worked at Lingfield College Nursery since 2004.  I have a Diploma in Pre School practice level 3. In my own time I have been a Brownie Leader for over 15 years. I really enjoy working with children and providing exciting, stimulating activities to help them achieve their milestones.

Mrs E Reid - Early Years Practitioner

I have worked at Lingfield College Nursery since 2014.  I have a CACHE level 3 qualification in Childcare and I am currently in my fourth and final year of completing my university degree to gain a qualification within the Early Years.  I really enjoy working with children and supporting them with their progression in learning and developmental stages. 

Mrs J Saunders - Early Years Practitioner

I have worked at Lingfield College Nursery since January 2019, joining as Pool Staff. I soon realised how much I enjoyed teaching and working with  children. The sense of achievement I feel when the children learn what I am teaching them, and the elation on their faces when they understand is very rewarding. I have now joined the team as an Early Years Practitioner permanently. I have a catering background so really enjoy cooking with the children  and making the lessons fun. I am proud to help each child fulfill their potential.

Julie Newland - Early Years Practitioner

I have worked at Lingfield College since 2008 and have a DPP Cache NVQ 2 in Childcare and Education. My time here has been spent in the Foundation Stage, starting in nursery then moving into Reception. To me this is the most wonderful job. Caring, nurturing and teaching precious young children, watching their confidence build knowing that they feel secure and cared for in such a lovely environment.  Every day is new, exciting and filled with fun. 

Mrs K Dobson - Early Years Practitioner

I joined Lingfield College in 2021 after a career break following the birth of my son in 2018. I have previously worked as a Teacher in Reception and Year 1 and also as a Wellbeing Advisor. The Early Years are such an exciting time in children's lives and I feel extremely privileged to share in the joys of this pivotal stage in their development.

Miss G Boswell - Early Years Practitioner

Mrs N Williamson - Early Years Practitioner