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Our Staff

Name

Position

Mrs Booth Nursery Teacher
Mrs Greenwood

Assistant Headteacher

Miss Chapman Nursery Teacher
Mrs Cottle

Head Teacher

(Designated safeguarding lead for Child Protection)

Mrs Cowie Early Years Practitioner
Mrs Hirst Nursery Nurse
Mrs Salter Admin Assistant
Mrs Hayford Nursery Teacher
Mrs Tull Lunchtime Controller
Mrs Turner Nursery Teacher
Mrs Woods Early Years Practitioner
Mrs Yuill Office Manager
   
   
   
   
   
   

Find out more about our teaching staff...

MRS cottle - headteacher

Qualifications:
BSc degree in Sociology
PGCE Primary
NPQH ( National Professional Qualification for Headship)

Sarah decided to train as a teacher after gaining her degree and went on to study for a PGCE. Most of her career has been spent in Infant and Primary schools in Hillingdon, Bucks and Berkshire. Sarah has taught all age ranges in the Primary years however fell in love with Early Years after having her own children. Sarah was appointed as Headteacher at Cookham Nursery School in 2010 after gaining her NPQH and later became Co – Headteacher for the Cookham, Maidenhead and The Lawns Federation in May 2012. Sarah is the designated person for safeguarding and SENco. Sarah loves developing the team to grow and be the best that they can be. She is very proud to be leading the Federation with her Co – Headteacher Helen McHale.

Mrs GREENWOOD - assistant headteacher 

Qualifications

B Ed (Honours) specialising in 3 – 8 age range

Level 4 Elklan course in Speech, Language and Communication

Fiona trained in West London and began her career at Hounslow Town Primary School before teaching in Singapore for 6 years. Gaining experience teaching Reception to Year 3, she then returned to London and taught in Kensington before moving to Windsor to co- ordinate the Early Years department at St George’s school.

Both of Fiona’s children attended The Lawns Nursery in Windsor and Fiona was thrilled to secure a teaching position there as well as providing support to other Early Years settings within RBWM as part of the ‘Foundations for Learning’ Teaching School.

Fiona began her new role as Assistant Headteacher at Cookham Nursery in September 2018. She is very excited to work alongside the amazing teaching team, further developing her research and practice into the very best outcomes for our Nursery children.

 

mRS HAYFORD - Nursery teacher 

Dawn joined us at Cookham Nursery in 2014 where she gained her Qualified Teacher Status. Since 1988, Dawn has worked as a nanny to several families and has worked in Primary Schools in a number of roles. Her passion is Early Years and she has a special interest in promoting children’s Personal, Social and Emotional Development.

MRS WOODS - early years practitioner 

Patricia has been a qualified Nursery Nurse for 18 months following a career change as a broadcast assistant and researcher on BBC radio.

She joined the Cookham Nursery team 6 months ago following a five year association with Maidenhead Nursery School as both a student and a parent.

MRS Hirst - nursery nurse 

Karen came to Cookham Nursery School 14 years ago after working as a nanny, following her re-location from Bolton. She has been a Nursery Nurse for 31 years and loves being with Early Years children.

Karen enjoys working in a team to ensure the best outcomes for children.

MRS Booth - nursery teacher 

Clare came to Cookham Nursery School in 2012 after a spell of teaching at Maidenhead Nursery School. During her career she has taught in Primary Schools as well as having a break to have her two children. Clare enjoys sharing books and telling stories to help children develop their Communication and Language skills.

 MISS CHAPMAN

MRS Cowie 

Janet has a long association with Cookham Nursery School having attended as a four year old and subsequently as a parent with her own children.  She joined the team in 2013 as a lunch club assistant following a career change from the NHS.  Janet qualified as an Early Years Practitioner in 2016 and particularly enjoys supporting the children's independence skills.

MRS Turner

Caroline qualified as a teacher, B.Ed in 1982.

During her career she has taught in the London Borough of Harrow, Nursery Schools in Slough and periods of supply teaching (Nursery to Year 1) in Slough and RBWM when her children were younger.

Caroline has been teaching at Cookham Nursery School since 1998 and both of her children have attended the setting.

Caroline also continues to teach three days per week within a Nursery Federation in Slough.

Her passion is for Early Years.