Nursery Colleagues 



I qualified with an NNEB in 1989 and joined my Rotherly family in 1993. I have enjoyed working in each area of the nursery, and now love the challenge of managing our setting. I also have an BA (Hons) Early Years. I feel extremely privileged to be part of so many children’s journey through nursery, and love the idea of never knowing what is around every corner of the day!

Me in a nutshell…passionate, creative and full of love for my own 3 children!




As Head of Primary Phase,  I have particular responsibility for our Nursery, Early Years and Key Stage 1 and 2 provision at the Westgate School, as well as oversight of our Wraparound Care.  I also work closely with the Senior Leadership Team planning and leading professional learning for all colleagues across the whole school. This all-through role enables me to build strong links between the different phases of the school, ensuring that all pupils benefit from our all-through environment with a consistent curriculum and pedagogy.  It is a privilege and a pleasure to be working at The Westgate All-through School and to be part of such an amazing learning journey. 

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As Early Years Foundation Stage Leader, I oversee provision in the Lower School and Nursery. I am also a Leading Foundation Stage Practitioner for Hampshire. I am passionate about Early Years education, providing an inspiring and nurturing experience, to support each child to become happy and effective learners.

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I qualified with an NNEB in 2001. I was a student at Rotherly during this time, but joined the team in 2002.I have worked with both babies and toddlers and am now a deputy manager.  I love creative activities, getting to know new families and helping to settle everyone in!

Me in a nutshell… I love organising, socialising and having fun!