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Our Staff



Mrs Booth Nursery Teacher
Miss Chapman

Nursery Teacher

Mrs Cottle

Head Teacher & Senco

(Designated safeguarding lead for Child Protection)

Mrs Cowie

Early Years Practitioner

Mrs Greenwood

Assistant Headteacher

(Designated safeguarding lead for Child Protection)

Mrs Hirst

Nursery Nurse

Mrs Hayford Nursery Teacher
Mrs Salter Admin Assistant
Mrs Tull Lunchtime Controller
Mrs Turner Nursery Teacher
Mrs Woods Early Years Practitioner
Mrs Yuill Office Manager
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Find out more about our teaching staff...

MRS cottle - headteacher

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

Mrs Cottle 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. Mrs Cottle has taught all age ranges in the Primary years however fell in love with Early Years after having her own children. Mrs Cottle 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. Mrs Cottle is the designated person for safeguarding and SENco. Mrs Cottle 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 Mrs McHale.

Mrs GREENWOOD - assistant headteacher 


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

Level 4 Elklan course in Speech, Language and Communication

Mrs Greenwood 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 Mrs Greenwood’s children attended The Lawns Nursery in Windsor and Mrs Greenwood 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.

Mrs Greenwood 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 

Mrs Hayford joined us at Cookham Nursery in 2014 where she gained her Qualified Teacher Status. Since 1988, Mrs Hayford 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 

Mrs Woods 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 

Mrs Hirst 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.

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

MRS Booth - nursery teacher 

Mrs Booth 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. Mrs Booth enjoys sharing books and telling stories to help children develop their Communication and Language skills.

 MISS CHAPMAN - Nursery Teacher

Miss Chapman joined Cookham Nursery School after completing her teacher training.  She has previously worked as an early years practitioner after graduating from university with a degree in Psychology.

She really enjoys working in Early Years and supporting children to build their confidence and to give them the best start to their education.

MRS Cowie - Early Years practitioner 

Mrs Cowie 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.  Mrs Cowie qualified as an Early Years Practitioner in 2016 and particularly enjoys supporting the children's independence skills.

MRS Turner - nursery teacher

Mrs Turner 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.

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

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

Her passion is for Early Years.