All of our staff members are carefully selected, with great emphasis placed on the right mix of qualifications, personality and life experience.
Jo Clark Dove House
Jo Clark is the Manager of Dove House. She previously has been the Head of EYFS at a local Preparatory school. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the Early Years, especially with our Preschool aged children. Jo is very passionate about children and believes in delivering an education which enables the children to reach their full potential. Jo is degree qualified and has an NVQ Level 3 in Early Years Care and Education, as well as many vocational training qualifications in education. Jo is also a mother of grown up children.
Stephanie Scott Dove House
Stephanie is our Robins Baby Room Leader. Stephanie has worked for Cavendish for 8 years in a variety of roles and is excited to be back in the baby room leading the team to deliver the very best care and fun for the children.
Amelia is the Curriculum Manager and Toddler Lead who has worked with us for several years. Amelia is degree qualified, holds Early Years Professional Status and enjoys supporting her teams to provide exciting learning opportunities for the children.
Alex started with us in 2015 as an unqualified Assistant Practitioner and quickly became a Senior Practitioner. She is now stepping up to support the Toddlers as their maternity cover Room Leader. Alex is Level 3 qualified, she is dedicated to working with the toddlers and supporting her team to deliver exciting learning opportunities for the children.
Tamzin Blagrove Cavendish Lodge
Tamzin is an experienced member of the Cavendish Team, starting with us as an unqualified nursery assistant and working her way up to the Toddler Room Leader position. Tamzin is Level 3 qualified, she is a creative practitioner who enjoys nurturing the children and her staff team.
Ilse Opperman Cavendish Lodge
The lovely Ilse (NVQ 3 qualified and our other South African!) has been with us for almost 7 years and was made Cheeky Monkeys Room Leader in May 2016. She’s loving the new challenges and the creative opportunities her new role brings. She’s a keen traveller and enjoys introducing her 3 year old son to new and exciting cultures.
Andrine Clarke Cavendish Lodge
We’re delighted that Andrine can put her experience to good use as the room leader in Buttercups. She’s one of our longest serving members, starting in a part-time role and working her way up and has recently returned from maternity leave.
Nicola Sinkinson Dove House
As well as being the Dove House Deputy Manager, Miss Nicola is our Room Leader for the Eagles, Parakeets and Woodpeckers. Nicola is a highly experienced Room Leader and is admirably qualified with a BA Honours degree in Primary Education. She made the big leap in her career from living and working in Cumbria to moving to London to join us. Sadly she had to leave her pet rabbit behind.
Mr James is the ever-patient, super-organised and popular Preschool Room Lead, whose been a loyal team member for several years. He’s NVQ level 3 qualified and has a passion for working with this age group. And he’s great with animals too!
Lahna Serbouh Dove House
Lahna is a dedicated member of our Dove House team, starting with us as a Nursery Practitioner and working her way up to the Toddler Room Leader position. Lahna is Level 3 qualified and is passionate about making every day fun and full of laughs for our children and staff. Lahna is currently on maternity leave.
Amber is the General Manager of Cavendish Lodge Nursery School and is based at Cavendish Lodge, bringing to the job a wealth of experience in running nurseries - plus the wisdom that comes from bringing up her own child. She has a Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies (EYFS) and is passionate about developing the daily activities and the learning experience of our children.
Margo is our Cavendish Lodge Deputy Manager and Baby Room Lead. She’s a familiar and popular face, very keen on nurturing staff talent. Margo, who’s originally from South Africa, has worked in nurseries for nearly 20 years, both in her home country and in the UK. She’s well qualified with NVQ Level 5 and BTEC Level 3 in Child Care, Learning and Development.