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Henry Allen Nursery School

‘Learn to Play… Play to Learn.’

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Meet the Staff

Henry Allen Nursery School is staffed by highly experienced and well-qualified teachers and early years educators.  They are all specialists in early years education and dedicated to making your child's experience at Henry Allen happy, fun , exciting, and active, whilst also ensuring they are safe and secure, and all their development needs are met.


At Henry Allen Nursery, we recognise how unique each child is; no two children learn and develop in exactly the same way, and all progress at different rates. Each and every child is valued, and no concern is too small. Please talk to us about any aspect of your child’s welfare, wellbeing or development; by working together the results will have a positive impact on your child’s development and learning.


We start our journey together with a home visit from your child's key person.  Staff use this as the first opportunity to make a special relationship with your child and you, which is then continued on a daily basis with opportunities to chat at drop-off, pick-up and also termly parent consultations.

"Children are happy and safe at Henry Allen. Staff build strong and caring relationships with the children. They provide consistently positive and encouraging support so that children develop well, both academically and pastorally. One parent expressed the views of others when they said, ‘The staff are amazing. They make a real effort with every child."

OFSTED January 31st 2023

The Co-Headteachers:


Mrs Charlie Macdonald - Co-Headteacher and SENDCo 

Designated safeguarding lead for Child Protection

Mrs Julie Manning - Co-Headteacher,  Forest School Leader Level 3

Deputy Designated safeguarding lead for Child Protection


Squirrel Class

Mrs Poppy Goodchild

Deputy Designated safeguarding lead for Child Protection

Mrs Clare Taylor

Miss Danielle Thorpe

Mrs Sam Sharp

Ms Agnes Lobb


Hedgehog Class

Mrs Jenny Little 

Mrs Kelly Warwick 

Ms Georgia Adey

Miss Sabah Masood

Mrs Magda Brown


Rabbit Class

Mrs Christine Wallman 

Mrs Manjit Sagoo  

Mrs Kimberley Wooldridge

Mrs Emily Hazzard



Miss Olivia Lennon - works with all our classes


Mrs Julia Collins - Secretary/Bursar

Mrs Emma Turner - Admin Assistant

Henry Allen Nursery School also benefits from the addition of invaluable support as we provide placements for teaching and early years educator students and offer volunteer placements to those wanting to work in the field of Early Years Education. Any parent or volunteers are welcome too!


DBS checks are undertaken on all adults, we take the welfare of your children very seriously.