Nicoleta Spanu

My name is Nicoleta and I am the Nursery Manager here in Ham. We are located within acres of fields, and surrounded by trees, hedgerows and even the River Thames in our very special Nursery. This suits me wonderfully, as my calling in life from an early age has been teaching children, and secondly the natural world and our environment. So I feel truly blessed to be in the position I am, teaching, exploring with, and caring for children with access to such stunning outdoor facilities.

I have been part of the team at Katey’s Nursery and Pre-school since February 2012, first as a Nursery Practitioner, which I combined with studying towards my BA Hons in Early Year’s Education and Leadership in Practice. I am also a qualified Forest School Teacher, which enables me to have an impact on the childrens understanding of the natural world, and to provide them with experiences not often available in built up environments. It has been a privilege to learn and grow within the environment of Kateys Nursery & Pre-School, where I have progressed from Practitioner to Room Leader, then to Deputy Manager, Kingston, and now having the pleasure and honor of becoming Manager in our Ham Nursery.