Denise Bilas

My name is Denise and I am the Manager of Kateys Nursery & Pre-School here in Hampton Court… A beautiful corner of Surrey, situated on the South bank of the River Thames.

I have always had an interest and passion for education, children’s development and their learning: a passion which led me to complete a BA Hons in Primary Teaching, and to attain Qualified Teaching Status. I have been at Kateys Nursery and Pre-School for 5 years now, starting as a Practitioner and most recently working as Manager for our Nursery in Ham covering maternity leave, prior to this I worked as Pre-school Room Leader in our wonderful Kingston nursery. I also spent several years as a primary school teacher before moving into the nursery sector.

Our new nursery is fortunate to be just a stone’s throw away from Hampton Court Palace, the gardens and the river Thames – the perfect location for exploration and outdoor fun with the children. Our strong belief is the environment a child learns in and the interactions they have with adults contributes greatly to their development and social skills. In line with this, our Hampton court nursery is well designed for all sorts of stimulating interactions, and to encourage curiosity and extended learning opportunities. We have drawn from everything we have learnt over the years from our other branches to make this branch as inspiring and learning-rich environment for a child’s development as can be achieved.

It has been a real pleasure to be a part of the Katey’s Nursery team for the past 5 years and to have had the opportunities to learn and develop that have been laid out before me. I feel honoured to be the branch Manager of our brand new Katey’s Nursery here in Hampton Court and I am looking forward to upholding the very high standards of care and education we provide across all our branches.

In my free time I enjoy cooking, travelling, creating calligraphy and attending concerts.

My working hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm.

I look forward to welcoming you Kateys Nursery & Pre-School, Hampton Court.