Management & Teaching Team – Staff List

Tracy Landy

Principal/Proprietor, Lead Designated Safeguarding Officer, Children Looked After Officer, Fire Officer, SENDCO (ANC), Oral Hygiene Coordinator, Online Safety Lead

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My name is Tracy Landy and I am the Manager and Proprietor of Clowns Nursery and Manor House Pre-School. We are now entering into the nursery’s 27th 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…

Ruth Nash

Deputy Manager, SENDCO (ANC), Designated Safeguarding Lead, EAL Coordinator, Deputy Health and Safety Officer, Oral Hygiene Office, Online Safety Lead

I am a qualified primary school teacher with over 17 years  experience teaching across the Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. I started my teaching career in Key Stage 2 and could see, from my classroom window, the children in nursery and reception learning through play and becoming curious, independent…

Dudzai Pswarayi

Operations Manager / PA to Head, Designated Safeguarding Officer, Online Safety Officer, Environmental & Social Responsibility Officer, Cyber Bullying Prevention Officer

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-Smith

Early Years Lead, Designated Safeguarding Officer, 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, Health & Safety Officer, Fire Officer, Designated Safeguarding Officer

I have been a part of the team at Clowns since May 1999.  I started out as a Team Leader in Cherry Room and am now an integral part of the Senior Management Team.  I am responsible for the overall Health and Safety at Clowns, including being the designated Fire Warden.  I am also primarily…

Miss Loftman

Class Teacher / Fourth In Charge, Deputy Health and Safety Officer, Cultural Capital Officer

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…

Mr Andonov

5th in Charge, Class Teacher, English As An Additional Language Officer, Cultural Capital Coordinator

I’m an attentive and creative Qualified Teacher with over 13 years of experience.  I am very passionate about helping children develop healthy socialisation and behavioural patterns, as well as instilling confidence and a sense of independence. My inspiration is promoting Physical, Emotional and Social health as a complement to academic progress. I am a passionate,…

Miss Latty

Early Years Class Teacher

I am a qualified primary school teacher and I have been teaching in Early Years since 2018. I joined Clowns in September 2021 as Class Teacher in Limetree Green, after relocating from Lincolnshire. My art, design and photography background enable me to create customised resources and to regularly create ‘wow’ moments to inspire and engage…

Mrs Patel

Early Years Class Teacher

A qualified Teacher, with over 10 years’ experience in Early Years, I joined Clowns Nursery in September 2020. I previously worked in a state school and have a lot of knowledge and passion for the Early Years, as well as an art and design background which I love to bring into my teaching and learning…

Miss Capitan

Early Years Class Teacher

I am a qualified teacher who has been working in Early Years since 2014.  I believe in creating a diverse planner that implements activities from the Early Years Foundation Stage and supports ‘learning for life’ and allows each child to grow into and celebrate then as a unique individual. I agree with the importance of…

Ms Winklerova

Early Years Class Teacher

I am a dedicated and enthusiastic childcare and teaching professional with over twelve years of experience and a genuine love of children. I joined Clowns Nursery as the Class Teacher in Peach. As a qualified Teacher I find it a privilege to be able to educate, nurture and take care of children in the Early…

Jade

Team Leader

I started working at clowns in 2012 and have been Team Leading Strawberry Class, rising 2’s, since 2017. From the first day I stepped foot into Clowns, I knew this was the environment for me due to its warm, welcoming, and nurturing atmosphere. I am very passionate with supporting and extending young children’s development, witnessing…

Sophie

Team Leader

I’m a qualified Early Years Practitioner with 12 years’ experience, working mostly with under 2s. I joined Clowns and Cherry class in 2017 and became the Team Leader in 2019. I am passionate about supporting development in this age group as I believe a child’s early experiences contribute massively to their future lives. I always…

Abi

Drama Teacher

My name is Abi and I have been the Drama Teacher at Clowns Nursery since August 2017 and I am so proud to be part of this wonderful team. I have loved Drama and dance from a young age and always knew that this was what I wanted to do. At the age of 16…

Coach Mickey

P.E. Coach

This will be my third academic year at Clowns since working here full time and it is incredible to have seen so many children come and enjoy our P.E. sessions – whatever the weather. The children enjoy being outside and attend the lessons with a smile on their faces, ready to tackle any task put…

Lauren

Music Teacher

I’m Lauren, a full time musician and educator. I have been playing violin and piano professionally for more years than I care to mention. Originally from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, I moved to London after I graduated with a Bachelor of Music from Huddersfield University. I was always certain that I wanted to be a music teacher, and…

Zeby

Head Chef / Kitchen Manager, Oral Hygiene Officer

I have been the Chef Manager at Clowns since 2018.  I have over 10 years of experience working in kitchens, mostly in schools. I love cooking healthy and nutritious meals for the children. Having 3 children of my own I understand some of the challenges cooking for children can bring so thinking of exciting meals…