Staff

Who We Are

We are a dedicated team of professionals who all have children of our own, so we understand. As such we understand the needs of you and your children

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Our Team

Qualified Professionals

Meet our team and learn a little about them.

Jo Stewart-Nash

Jo Stewart-Nash

Principal and Manager

• BA First Class Honours Education and Early Childhood Studies
• Montessori Diploma
• Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
• Special Education Needs Coordinator
• First Aider
Jo holds the Montessori Diploma Qualification to compliment her BA (Hons) Degree and has worked with children and families in various establishments for many years.
Before taking over Burgh Wood Montessori Nursery School in November 2016, Joanne worked for a charity focusing on vulnerable children and adults and was involved in delivering literacy, drama and parenting workshops. Joanne’s career history prior to taking time out to raise her two children involved working in the City, being actively involved with various charities and running a Beaver group for girls and boys in London.
It has always been a dream of Jo’s to run her own Montessori school and to provide a stimulating and happy environment for children to learn and play.

Sarah Davies

Sarah Davies

Manager, Early Years Practitioner

• NNEB
• Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
• First Aider

Sarah has a diploma in Nursery Nursing and has worked in childcare for 26 years. Before joining The Orchard Team, Sarah worked at a local day nursery for 24 years. Sarah became the Manager of The Orchard in September 2017.

Sarah is married and has two children and a family dog called Toby! In Sarah’s spare time she enjoys going for long walks, bike rides and catching up with family and friends.

Sara Miles

Sara Miles

Deputy Manager & Early Years Practitioner

• NNEB
• Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
• Key Worker
• First Aider
• Forest School

Sara holds a Cache Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce. Sara has over 17 years’ experience working with children in the Early Years Sector and joined Burgh Wood Montessori in May 2017 before moving to our second nursery school, The Orchard in May 2018 and a Deputy Manager. Sara has also taken an interest in forest school activities and will be working to implement this at The Orchard.
Sara is a bubbly and enthusiastic member of the Team, and particularly enjoys the creative side of early years teaching.
Sara is mum to two children and a puppy. Sara enjoys spending lots of time with her family and friends.

Kelly Hickey

Kelly Hickey

Early Years Practitioner

• NCFE Cache Level 2
• Key Worker
• Safeguarding

Kelly holds a Level 2 NCFE Certificate Introducing Caring for Young Children and Young People. Kelly has been working in a nursery school environment now for the past 4 years. Prior to this, Kelly worked as a volunteer helper at her children’s Primary school assisting children with their learning and accompanying the children and Teachers on school trips. Kelly often helped with the children’s reading.
Kelly is married and has 3 children and a family dog called Dolly! In her spare time Kelly enjoys spending quality time with her family on the beach in the Wittering’s.

Rachel Bruley

Rachel Bruley

Early Years Practitioner

NNEB
• Key Worker
• First Aider

Rachel joined The Orchard in November 2016 and has over 17 years’ experience working in a variety of nursery school settings. Rachel holds a CACHE Level 3 Certificate, a Diploma in Child Care and Education, and is particularly interested to focus on children with special educational needs.

Rachel is a mum to 3 children and in her spare time she enjoys taking her children on fun days out and catching up with friends and family.

Leigh Cohen

Leigh Cohen

Early Years Practitioner

• Cache Level 2 Certificate
• Key Worker

Leigh holds a Level 2 qualification, a Certificate in Early Years Education and Care. Leigh re-joined The Orchard in May 2018, after taking a break to gain her qualification. Leigh previously volunteered and worked with young children for over 3 years.
Leigh is a mum of two girls who attend the local primary school and enjoys a busy family and personal life. Leigh describes herself as energetic and caring and enjoys particularly supporting children’s imagination and creativity.

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We strive to create an environment that promotes learning. Creating a safe place that is fun for children to grow and develop in, promoting emotional development and positive relationships

Our Early Years Foundation Stage training ensure we focus on physical development, social and emotional development, literacy, numeracy, an understanding of the world as well expressive arts and design.

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Location: Banstead Institute, High Street,
Banstead, SM7 2NN​

Telephone: 07708085780

Email: info@orchardpreschool.org.uk

School Hours: M-F: 9am - 3pm (with Our Partner School)

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