The HighScope Nursery
The HighScope Nursery 

Our Team

Our work has one clear focus: your child's individual needs. In order for us to support your child's development in the best possible way, we employ well qualified and experienced staff.  We all attend regular further training courses and workshops, enabling us to continually enhance our professional development.


Find out more about our staff.


Rita - Owner



BA Honours Early Years Education and Care

Early Years Teacher


About Rita

Rita started the nursery in 1975 when the younger of her two children started school. She has many years experience working in childcare including operating an after school club, running a nursery group for children with speech, language and communication difficulties and working as a tutor and assessor for students studying NVQ Childcare. Rita is our deputy DSL as well as deputy Senco


Rita has a son and a daughter and four grandchildren.

Kate - Manager (Job Share)

SEND Co-ordinator

Equality and Diversity Officer



BA Honours Early Years Education and Care

                                     Early Years Teacher


About Kate

Kate joined the nursery in 2001 as an assistant, becoming a manager in 2009. As Equality and Diversity Officer Kate is responsible for ensuring that our environment and activities fully represent the multi-cultural society in which we live and that all children have equal and fair access to all areas of our curriculum. As a former library manager Kate has a special interest in books and early reading skills. 


Kate has two daughters, one at college and one at University

Pauline - Manager (Job Share)

Child Protection Officer

Finance and funding



NVQ Level III Early Years Care and Education



About Pauline

Pauline joined the nursery in 1997 as an assistant and became a manager in 2009. As our Designated Child Protection Officer Pauline is responsible for the implementation of our Child Protection policy and ensures that we keep up to date with current legislation and guidelines in this area. Pauline advises our families on all aspects of funding isues


Pauline has two grown up sons.

Sarah - Key Person



Level III Diploma for the Children's Workforce



About Sarah

Sarah joined us in 2011. Sarah has worked with children for many years as a dance teacher  . Sarah has a son at secondary  school and an older  daughter who is now working. As a dance teacher Sarah enjoys music and movement with the children and plans the dance section of our annual Christmas show. Sarah also enjoys outdoor play.

Contact us

Phone: 07958 441712





Halliford Community Centre

Upper Halliford Road 


TW17 8SE

Opening times:


Tuesday to Thursday: 8.30 - 1.15




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