Staff List

Tracy Landy



I am the Manager and Proprietor of Clowns Nursery and Manor House Pre-School. Clowns Nursery is entering into its 23rd year where I still work alongside the first member of staff that Clowns employed in May 1994. It has been an amazing journey to start from my home and then to transition into part of…

Dudzai Pswarayi

Joint Acting Deputy, Operations Manager / PA to Head

I joined Clowns in August 2012 as the Limetree Class teacher and took on the role of Operations Manager and PA to the Head in September 2019.   Prior to this I also had the experience of leading the Manor House classes and being Early Years co-ordinator.  Having had these roles allows me the opportunity to understand,…

Emily Cassidy

Joint Acting Deputy, Early Years Lead & Class Teacher

I had the pleasure of joining Clowns in August 2019 as the Early Years Lead, and as Class Teacher in Limetree Yellow. Having studied a Primary Education degree, I have a wealth of teaching experience and have taught children from the Early Years Foundation Stage, up to Key Stage 2. This range of teaching experience…

Ann Davis

Third in Charge

I have worked at Clowns Nursery for 18 years. I have grown with Clowns and have watched many children flourish whilst being with us. It is a remarkable nursery to work in due to the wonderful family atmosphere.

Sharon Loftman

Class Teacher / Fourth In Charge

I have worked at Clowns since we first opened in 1994. I am a Level 5 qualified Senior Nursery Practitioner with 24 years experience in Early Years. I have held a senior position at the nursery since 1997. Within this position I have worked with all ages from babies to our 4 year old classes…

Aleksandar Andonov

Class Teacher / Fifth In Charge

I’m a qualified teacher with diverse experience in planning and implementing activities for the promotion of children’s intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development. I believe that providing a safe and stimulating environment for children at a young age is one of the most important things to prepare them for their later years in life.  

Michelle Donaldson

Team Leader

I am a qualified nursery practitioner, and I am a team leader in Peach class. My role is to ensure that our room runs smoothly and to provide direction, instructions and guidance to my team. I am a role model and work as a team to ensure that the children are safe and happy. I…

Lucy Landau

Class Teacher

I have 15 years of experience teaching children in both the state and private sectors and have worked at some of the top independent schools in North London, preparing children for the 7+ assessments. In addition to being a class teacher, I was also the Assessment Coordinator, overseeing all classes from Nursery to Year 2,…

Jade Doherty

Team Leader

I began working at Clowns in 2012. I started working in Peach Class as a nursery nurse, before becoming Second in Charge for 3 years. I have recently taken on the role of a Team Leader in Strawberry Class as of September 2017. I aim to continue to encourage all of the children to meet…

Marina Capitan Retamar

Class Teacher

I am a qualified Teacher with experience in Early Years for the last five years. I believe in a diverse planner which implements activities from the Early Years Curriculum, which proclaims learning for life and the pupil as a unique individual. I agree with the importance of playing, singing songs and story time in Early…

Mrs Patel

Early Years Class Teacher

Information currently being updated.

Ms Winklerova

Early Years Class Teacher

Information currently being updated

Maria Hillier

Senior Practitioner

Clowns Nursery was my first job and I have worked in the Cherry Room for 16 years now. I have gained so much knowledge and experience whilst working here and I enjoy helping the children grow and develop through the learning opportunities we provide.

Giles Casswell

Music Teacher

I am the music teacher here at Clowns. I studied Jazz drumkit at university and play in various groups outside of teaching. For music lessons at Clowns I use a Guitar mostly, but also bring in other instruments such as Mandolin and Banjo. I run extra-curricular music clubs at Clowns teaching Piano, Ukulele and a…

Abi Lander

Drama Teacher

I have been teaching drama for 17 years covering all age groups from nursery to secondary. I believe that drama is fundamental in a children’s education as it helps to build their confidence, communication and concentration skills. My lessons include fast moving dynamic games and exciting literacy workshops where we explore text using improvisation.  The…

Mickey Parcell

Pre-School P.E. Teacher

Having already worked at Clowns for the last 16 months as a part of Challenge Sport & Education, I am looking forward to picking up the P.E. classes from where I left off.   I have always been heavily involved in football, right from an age similar to the children in Clowns and it gave…

Alexander Tilfourd

Early Years P.E. Teacher

I am the Early Years PE teacher. I have a passion for sport and exercise and am very excited to be coaching the children here at Clowns. I have worked with children for over 6 years coaching swimming and gymnastics. I love how much joy and excitement sports lessons can bring and am proud to…

Zeby Cole

Head Chef / Kitchen Manager

I am a passionate Chef and love using different flavours from all over the world as my cooking is heavily influenced by my mixed heritage. Having working in school kitchens for over 7 years and being a father to two children, I understand the challenge we face to encourage children to eat more healthy. My…

Maria Kyriacou

Administration Team Secretary

I joined Clowns in June 2010 having previously worked in the city for firms in Human Resources and Training departments and assisting in a Greek School part-time. As Administration Team Secretary I have a varied role and my responsibilities include liaising with current and prospective parents, responding to enquiries, administration of extra-curricular activities, updating staff training…

Heidi Mühlbauer

Accounts Administrator

I am the Accounts Administrator at Clowns. I have previously worked for Tracy Landy and am also an ex-Clowns parent.

Linda Smallman


I have been working at Clowns for just over 8 years now and really enjoy welcoming all our families, helping them to settle and the lovely chats I get to have with the children.