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

Head Teacher

Level 4 Safeguarding 2022- as designated Safeguarding Officer.

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 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 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


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

Shabina Rahman 
Deputy Teacher

Patient Early years practitioner familiar with caring for infant to preschool age with 5 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’s Workforce (QFC). Recently renewed Paediatric First Aid as well.