THE NEST
Art-led Pre-School
Parent-run, not for profit, Nest children (Nesties) and their parents value the lifelong friendships that are built in this special space

AMELIA JAYNE HORTON
Forest School Teacher


Amelia has been co-adventuring with children for several years now. Through her training in child counselling and forest school, years of playing in nature and her experiences on a year long nature connection course she has witnessed the transformative, inspirational and healing qualities of the natural world. Integrating the qualities of play, acceptance, curiosity and empathy and supported by nature she aims to inspire wonderment and a gentle unfolding of an individual’s unique gifts.

JULIET WILLIAMS
Head Teachers


Head of The Nest Pre School since 1999.
Both her children attended the Nest, Jessica 1995-1996 and Laurence 1999-2001
She trained as a secondary Art & Design teacher at The Institute of Education London, after completing a Post graduated certificate in Painting at The Royal Academy Schools, London.
She is responsible to the parents for the children, staff and the administration of The Nest. A first aider and joint SENCO with Sarah Williams she also acts as a key worker to several children. Juliet has been a Trustee of Longfield Hall since 2008.

Hobbies Portrait Painting & Gardening.

Any queries or concerns about The Nest should be addressed to her.

SARAH WILLIAMS
Teacher


Sarah joined The Nest in 1999, she trained as a Nursery Nurse in 1979-1981 through a seconded scheme for the Inner London Education Authority gaining an NNEB and has worked in several Lambeth nurseries and reception classes. She is a practicing ceramicist at The North Street Clapham Pottery Collective and has developed the pottery curriculum at The Nest.  Sarah  joint in SENCO with Juliet and is a First Aider.

LINDA ROMANO
Teacher


Linda is from Naples, she studied in Italy gaining a Degree in Cultural Heritage at the University/Suor Orsola, Benincasa and moved to London five years ago with her husband and two sons. In 2013 she got her Teacher Assistant Certificate, Supporting Teachers & Learning in Schools (NCFE level 3) while working at Sudbourne Primary School, SW9 and in 2015 gained her CACHE Level 3 in Childcare and Education. She is a first aider and key worker.
She loves art, cooking and makes beautiful decorated cakes

ANGELA MINISCALCO


She graduated from the Academy of Fine Art of Rome with a degree in Scenic Artist with a varied and rich experiences in the arts field. She then undertook the path of ” teaching” using the arts with toddlers, children and teens.Therefore, she took such qualifications as ” Employability and Community Arts”, Level 2 supporting teaching and learning ” and OCNLR level 3 skills in education and training. She did a few years voluntery work at Headhbrook Primary School, and worked for Kids  City as a Play Worker for children to 2 to 5 years.
Hobbies : painting and swimming

JOYTISHMA DIN


Patient Early years practitioner farmiliar with caring for infant to preschool age with 9 years experience. Trustworthy and focused on remaining receptive to the needs of children and parents. Committed to offering a safe and loving environment for children in which they can flourish.

She hold a CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (QFC). Recently renewed Paediatric First Aid as well.