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The best nursery teachers in town

Our Westminster 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

The best nursery teachers in town....

Our Westminster Team

Daniela RosaDaniela Rosa, School Principal

 Daniela holds a degree in primary school teaching and the early years, is Paediatric First Aid trained and holds advanced safeguarding. She is the principal of the school and oversees all teaching in learning, drawing on her training in bilingual and plurilingualism to develop language rich educational programmes for the staff to implement. She is responsible for all EYFS delivery, including all safeguarding, teaching & Learning and overall compliance


Georgia Spithouri

Georgia Spithouri, Educational Lead

Georgia is joining us from a year in Thailand, where she was head of early years at a British international school. She holds a PGCE in Special Educational Needs in the Early Years; holds Qualified Teacher Status, has studied and practiced Forest School and managed the forest provision at N Family Club prior to her year abroad. She has completed a Masters in Developmental Psychology and will be working to oversee educational delivery on the floor as a supernumerary teacher




Sadia Begum , Third in Charge/Preschool Room Lead

Sadia has been with Hatching Dragons for almost 6 years. Having started as an apprentice at our first school in the Barbican, she has graduated and matured to become one of the leading educators in our preschool division, delivering astounding arts classes and phonics programmes to foster school preparedness in our children. She is  Level 3 Childcare  Qualified. Sadia holds a Level 3 Paediatric First Aid and a Level 2 in Safeguarding. Sadia  has an Enhanced DBS check.


Xiaoxi LingXiaoxi Ling, Chinese Teacher

A seasoned early years educator with a teaching degree from the USA, Xiaoxi brings with her a wealth of kindergarten experience in teaching Chinese as a foreign language, developing engaging strategies to embed language acquisition through music, dance, song and the arts. She supports Sadia as the secondary key person in our preschool room in evaluating our children's Chinese language progression. Xiaoxi  holds a Level 3 Paediatric First Aid and a Level 2 in Safeguarding. Xiaoxi  has an Enhanced DBS check.


Camilla LoyCamila Loy Early YEars Educator 

An early years and primary teacher with verified QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) here in the UK, Camila has multiple degrees across all levels of educational theory and child development and specialises in developing our targeted Spanish language programmes with our preschool group. She supports Sadia in all aspects of EYFS delivery, academic programming and monitoring and assessment within the key groupCamila holds a BA in Education.Camila has an Enhanced Overseas Police Check.


HodonHodon Abdullahi, Apprentice

Hodan started off in our baby room and recently graduated up to the preschool room to support the qualified teaching team in the delivery of our intercultural programme of education. She is currently studying towards her Level 3 Early Years Educator Course. Hodan holds a Level 3 Paediatric First Aid and a Level 2 in Safeguarding. Hodan has an Enhanced DBS check.



AsnuAsnu Choudhury, Lunch cover support

Asnu has joined us from Millies House and has years of experience of working with babies and preschoolers. Whilst unqualified in childcare, the length and breadth of her experience offers a steady and reassured hand to the team, working in support of the qualified teachers to ensure that the room is well maintained. Asnu holds a  Level 2 in Safeguarding and  an Enhanced DBS check.



Baby Room Team


Alia Shelley- Smith,Room Lead

Alia joins us from Tomberries nursery, where she worked for Daniela as a senior baby room practitioner and is responsible for all teaching and learning and safeguarding compliance for our under 2s room Baby Dragons, on the ground floor. She holds a Level 3 Early Years Educator Certificate and a Level 3 Paediatric First Aid and a Level 2 in Safeguarding. Alia has an enhanced DBS Check.


CatherineCatherine Mushanyuki, Early Years Educator

Catherine  holds a  BA in Early Childhood Development and has over 15 years of working in British international schools overseas in primary and early years / nursery education. She specialises in baby led practice, working with children under the age of 2 in fostering their development specifically around communication and language, and PSED. Catherine holds a  Enhanced Overseas DBS Check.


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June Low, Chinese Early Years Educator

June is finalising her degree in Early Years here in the UK to broaden her knowledge of UK practice. She already holds a Diploma in Montessori in the early years, and has worked extensively throughotu bilingual schools in Malaysia and Singapore, where she became qualified. A fluent mandarin speaker, she works with Ruiming in our baby room to reinforce our Talk & Sing approach to bilingual delivery. June has an enhanced DBS Check.



Ruiming Qi,Chinese Early Years Educator

Ruiming recently graduated with a BA in Education in the UK and is transitioning over to a specialism in early years now that she is with us. With a focus on music and the arts, Ruiming fosters interactions with children through the art of song, developing their communication skills in a fun and engaging way.  Ruiming  has an enhanced DBS Check



Subash Gurung, Early Years Educator 

Subash has worked in lunch cover capacities in Westminster for years, working across the middle of the day with the babies to bring her wealth of knowledge and experience in baby practice to bear for the team in the room. She holds a Level 2 Early Years Educator Certificate. Subash holds a Level 3 Paediatric First Aid and has   Level 2 in Safeguarding. Subash has an enhanced DBS Check.



Dua Rashid,  Early Years Assistant

Dua is our nursery assistant in the baby room, working to support the qualified teaching team in all aspects of delivery. Whilst unqualified in the early yeasr she holds da Level 3 in Health & Social Care and has worked extensively in the nursery sector in a support capacity since qualifying. She has a  Level 2 in Safeguarding and  an enhanced DBS Check.


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Daniela Henges,  Early Years Assistant

Daniela supports the baby room qualified teaching team and has 5 years experience in baby room support. She has a PFA, food hygiene and ongoing training and CPD in childcare



Weekend School Team


Ranran Li, Weekend School Lead 

Ranran holds a  BA in Education Studies; a Level 3 Paediatric First Aid and a Level 2 in Safeguarding as well as an Enhanced DBS check.



Hui Gao

Hui Gao, Weekend School Teacher

Hui has been working in the Education sector for the last 1.5 Years.Hui works alongside Ranran to deliver the Mandarin Curriculum at Weekend Schools. Hui enjoys spending her time playing chess and Table Tennis.Hui has an Enhanced DBS check.


Hatching Dragons Support Staff 


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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 Conroy,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 Chowdhury ,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 Fergus ,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.