Our Canada Water Nursery Teachers
Our recruitment strategy is purposefully inclusive, ensuring we have a balance of talents from around the world to really deliver on our intercultural programme.
Our Canada Water Team
Kristina Preidyte, Area Manager
Kristina has worked in the Early Years Sector for the last 8 years and now brings her wealth of experience and passion to Hatching Dragons. Trilingual herself, she understands fully the benefits of bilingual education. Her biggest hope is to help children foster an appreciation of our world and her secret talent is her incredible baking skills.Kristina also graduated from Arts Academy with an Award and has experience supporting and working with families with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Kristina holds an Enhanced DBS Check, Level 3 Paediatric First Aid Certificate and is the Designated Safeguarding Lead and Health and Safety Officer.
LIngwen Huang, Deputy Manager
Lingwen has a wealth of experience within the field and loves witnessing children’s growth and development. She holds a Level 5 Qualification in Early Years Education and is proficient in safeguarding policies & EYFS frameworks. Lingwen works within the Baby Room team and supports Kristina as a Deputy Principle. Lingwen enjoys Yoga, Travelling and photography.Lingwen holds an Enhanced DBS Check and Level 3 Paediatric First Aid Certificate.
Jane Cook, Nursery Chef
Jane has joined our team all the way from the USA. Jane wanted to work in Early Years sector as she believes nutrition is a pivotal part of childhood development. Jane believes teaching children the importance of quality food sets them up to live healthy and happy lives. Jane completed her Degree in Health Science at Furman University . She then completed training at Le Cordon Bleu in Gastronomy and Nutrition . Jane also hold a Level 3 certificate in Food safety and Hygiene. Jane spend her time walking her dogs, working out, cooking and baking. Jane holds an Enhanced DBS Check.
Baby Room Team
Roli, Third in Charge
Tasnim has joined our team in Canada Water as an Apprentice. Tasnim is working towards her Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification and has previously worked as a Teaching Assistant. Tasnim enjoys reading books in her spare time and spending her time with her loved ones. Tasnim holds an Enhanced DBS Check and Level 3 Paediatric First Aid Certificate.
Delphine, Early Years Educator
Jun Guo (Ronnie), Mandarin Assistant
Iman, Senior Early Years Educator
Passionate about Early Years, Iman has worked at Hatching Dragons since 2015. Iman hold a Level 3 in Childcare, she loves watching the children grow , learn new things and enjoys witnessing the babies reach their milestones. Iman is currently on maternity leave but will be returning to the baby room team in September 2023.Iman holds an Enhanced DBS Check and Level 3 Paediatric First Aid Certificate.
Martelle, Part Qualified Early Years Educator
Martelle started her career in Early Years in 2013 when she started her apprenticeship. Martelle hold a Level 2 in Childcare and has an .Enhanced DBS Check
Blue Dragons and Preschool Team
Yu Cai (Frank), Mandarin Early Years Educator
Zainab joined our team in Canada Water as an Apprentice and is currently studying for a Level 3 Early Years Educator. Zainab hold a Level 2 and Level 3 in Health and social care . From a young age, Zainab wanted to work with children and was inspired from looking after her baby sister.Zainab spends her time reading new books, going for long walks and enjoys cookings.Zainab holds an Enhanced DBS Check and Level 3 Paediatric First Aid Certificate.
Ria will be joining the team as a float to support the rooms with the children daily activities and routine. During her time with us Ria will be completing her Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification. Ria enjoys problem solving games, art and crafts and instruments. Ria enjoys spending her time cooking and baking, she also like to try new receipes.Ria has an enhanced DBS Check.
Hatching Dragons Support Staff
Rochi, Qualified Early Years Educator
Rochi has spent the last 13 years teaching around the world. She hold a Level 6 Certificate in Higher Education. Rochi loves being with kids and believes that by working in early Years she can contribute to building a very strong foundation in each child which will go with them throughout their lives. Rochi enjoys doing yoga, dance and going to the theatre. She is also currently studying Life Coaching & Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language. Rochi holds an Enhanced DBS Check and Level 3 Paediatric First Aid Certificate.
Joy Zhu, Qualified Early Years Educator
Joy has spent the last 6 years working in the Education Sector, she has a range of experience working overseas and within the Early Years and Primary school sector.Joy hold a Master in Education and is a Chinese Qualified Teacher. Joy chose to working with children as she has enjoys seeing the children progress. She enjoys creating Chinese culture related activities and engaging with the children.Joy enjoys playing the piano, guitar and singing.Joy holds an Enhanced DBS Check and Level 3 Paediatric First Aid Certificate.
Tara, Early Years Assistant
Tara joined the schools as an Early Years Assistant in 2021, she works part time to support the teams with the children daily routines whilst studying for her Nursing Degree at Kings College. Tara hold a Level 3 Paediatric First Aid and a Level 2 in Safeguarding. She also has an Enhanced DBS check.
Sadaf, Early Years Assistant
Sadaf joined the schools as an Early Years Assistant in 2022, she works part time to support the teams with the children daily routines whilst studying for her Nursing Degree at Kings College. Sadaf holds a Level 2 in Safeguarding. She also has an Enhanced DBS check.
Josie, Qualified Early Years Educator
Josie joined our schools as a Qualified Early Years Educator in 2022. Josie wanted to work in Early Years as she wanted to help bring up the next generation of children to be resilient, loving and confident. Josie loves to swim, dance and paint landscapes. Josie also enjoys traveling and learning about other cultures and people from all around the world. Josie hold a Level 3 in Childcare and has an Enhanced DBS Check.
Taoxingyu Hu, Early Years Educator
Taoxingyu joined our schools in 2022 when completing her BA in Education phycology works on a part time basis whilst studying for her Masters in Education.Taoxingyu holds an Enhanced DBS Check.
Jessie Zhang, Early Years Assistant
Jessie joined our schools in 2023 as a Chinese Drama and Performance Art Teacher. Jessie works on a part time basis at the schools. Jessie holds an Enhanced DBS Checks and Level 3 in First Aid.
Huiyan Sun, Early Years Assistant
Huiyan joined the team in 2022 once completing her MA in Theatre and Performance Studies. Huiyan holds an enhanced DBS Check.
Mozghan, Early Years Assistant
Mozghan has recently joined the team on a part time basis. Mozghan started her career working with children as a childminder, she then starting working with agencies before joining our team.Mozghan wanted to work with children as she is a mother herself and wanted to continue to support young children's development and growth. Mozghan holds an Enhanced DBS Check.