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Our Staff



Mrs Cottle

Head Teacher & Senco

(Designated safeguarding lead for Child Protection)

Mrs Greenwood

Assistant Headteacher

(Designated safeguarding lead for Child Protection)

Mrs Pope

Business Manager

Mrs Yuill

Office Manager

Miss Young Key Person
Miss O'Regan Key Person
Mrs Turner Key Person
Mrs Garston Key Person
Mrs Finnis 1-1 Support
Miss Slater Key Person
Mrs Bullock Key Person
Miss Cottle Key Person
Ms Harrison Key Person
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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.


Miss O'Regan had always known that she wanted to work with children and study Childcare. She  applied to Langley College after leaving school and gained her qualification in July 2006.  She was fortunate to undertake a work experience placement at The Lawns Nursery School and then successfully applied for a Nursery Nurse role in September 2006.  In September 2019 Miss O'Regan began working in Cookham Nursery School.  Miss O'Regan works full time in the nursery and she prides herself on building positive relationships with the children.  Miss O'Regan is passionate about supporting children’s learning and curiosity, she enjoys seeing children make their own discoveries and learn through play.


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.


Miss Young has worked in early years settings for the last 25 years.  Miss Young has a BA Honours degree in design and brings this creativity into the nursery.  Miss Young completed her teacher training at the Lawns nursery, where she was able to share across the federation her passion for woodwork.  Miss Young spent  a year teaching reception before joining Cookham Nursery.  During this year Miss Young was able to develop her interest in forest school and early maths.  Miss Young is very excited to join the team at Cookham and looks forward to teaching in a wonderful environment and with the fantastic team.


Mrs Garston has experience working with a variety of age groups ranging from Early Years through to Primary Years.  With over 7 years of experience, she has worked within International schools in both Singapore and Switzerland before returning back to the UK in 2020 where she began working in Cookham Nursery School.  Mrs Garston is passionate about supporting children's learning through exploration and discovery through play.

 Miss Cottle - KEY PERSON

Miss Cottle is currently studying for her degree "Working in integrated services for children and young people" BA (Hons) at the University of West London.  Miss Cottle hopes to train to become a teacher after her degree and work with children in Early Years and KS1.  Miss Cottle worked at St Peters Primary School as a teaching assistant in KS1 and KS2 before joining the team at Cookham Nursery School.  Miss Cottle is enthusiastic about the Early Years and loves telling stories and creating them with the children.

Ms Harrison - key person 


BA (Hons) Working in Integrated Services for Children and Young People

Ms Harrison began working with children in the nursery at Wessex Primary School in Maidenhead after moving from London with her young family. She continued to support children’s learning and wellbeing at Wessex for several years before deciding to study towards her University of West London degree at Langley College.  Ms Harrison recently completed her teacher training in Maidenhead and is excited to be joining the team at Cookham Nursery. She is especially looking forward to exploring the wonderful outdoor environment and loves inspiring children’s creativity and curiosity to develop and learn through play.

miss slater - key person

Miss Slater attended Cookham Nursery School as a child and it feels really special to be back, this time working with young children, in this fantastic learning environment. Miss Slater has a passion for early childhood education and is currently studying for her Child Care Level 3 to support and develop her expertise. Miss Slater enjoys outdoor learning and sharing her love of nature. 

Mrs bullock - key person 

Mrs Bullock has been working in childcare since leaving school.  She studied her NNEB in childcare at Langley College.  Her experience includes nannying and working at Windsor Leisure Centre, working at a day Nursery and bringing up her own children.  In 2016 Mrs Bullock joined the Federation working at The Lawns Pre-Nursery School in Windsor.  She joined Cookham Nursery School in September 2021 working across all the groups and is thoroughly enjoying her time here with the children.  She especially enjoys watching and supporting the children learn through their play.