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Our Nursery and Pre-School Staff

Find out more about the experience and interest of our Nursery and Pre-School staff

Sam Kilcoyne

Nursery Manager - Leadership Team

Sam qualified as a Nursery Nurse in 1987 and has extensive experience of caring for children of all ages. Having worked as a nanny and childminder for some years, she moved on to a position as Nursery Nurse at Farnborough College Nursery. A year in Dubai as a teacher of 2 year olds at an independent school followed, before returning to the UK and to a new role at Our Lady’s in 2007. Instrumental in setting up a new area for our 2 year olds, Sam was promoted first to Deputy Manager and then Nursery Manager in 2010. Sam is qualified in paediatric first aid, is an avid reader and enjoys puzzles in her spare time.

Swati Jain

Early Years Teacher - Pre-School Staff

Swati joined Our Lady’s as Pre-School Teacher in May 2016. With 15 years experience in early years education, Swati has worked in both international and national schools, and nurseries in the UK, Finland and India. She achieved Early Years Teacher professional status in 2014 from Kingston University. Swati also has a Bachelor of Home Science in Child Psychology – Human Development.

Caroline Gorton

Nursery Deputy Manager - Pre-School Staff

Caroline has worked in the childcare sector for 28 years, and has experience in a variety of settings, such as day nurseries, children's hospital wards and holiday camps. After moving back to this area to be closer to family in 2012, she has been at Our Lady’s ever since. Caroline has a teenage son and in her spare time enjoys going to the cinema.

Lauren Daly

Senior Nursery Nurse - Nursery Staff

Lauren came to work at Our Lady’s in 2011 and was originally employed as a Teaching Assistant. Qualifying in 2013 Lauren has gained experience in all areas of the School and Nursery. Currently, Lauren is a Senior Nursery Nurse in the 2 to 3’s. To relax Lauren enjoys spending time with her family and watching films with friends.

Claire Cooper

Senior Nursery Nurse - Nursery Staff

Claire qualified in childcare in 2009 and has been employed at Our Lady’s since 2011. She now works three days a week as a Senior Nursery Nurse. Claire particularly appreciates the warm and friendly approach the School and Nursery adopts towards staff, children and parents.

Hayley Cockings

Senior Nursery Nurse - Nursery Staff

Hayley qualified in 2005 whilst working at a local day nursery. In 2011 Hayley came to work at Our Lady’s and has had experience throughout the Nursery. She is currently Senior Nursery Nurse for 0-2s and is skilled at settling both the children and the parents when they first arrive. Hayley relaxes by seeing friends and enjoys shopping.