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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

Mrs Salter

Admin Assistant

Mrs Hassan Teacher
Mrs Cowie Teacher
Miss Young Teacher
Mrs Hirst Teacher
Miss O'Regan Teacher
Mrs Turner Teacher
Mrs Finnis Teaching Assistant
Mrs Sadler Student Teacher
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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 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.


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 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 haSSAN - EARLY years practitioner

Mrs Hassan started working life in the administrative field at HMRC.  She soon realised after working in different childcare settings that her passion was to work with children and contribute to their educational, personal and social development.  Mrs Hassan subsequently graduated from Northumbria University in Early Primary Education BA(Hons).  Following a career break she worked as a lunch club assistant at Maidenhead Nursery School and has now joined Cookham Nursery School as a practitioner where she is motivated every day to help children develop their personal potential within their social environment. 


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 - 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.