Meet Our Nursery Team

Mrs Heather Bougeard

Head of Gosfield Prep School and Nursery

  • BA (Hons) English Literature
  • QTS (Qualified Teacher Status)
  • EYFS Safeguarding Level 3 (Designated Officer)
  • Paediatric First Aider & Administering Medication
  • Food Safety and Hygiene Level 2

‘Getting to know the children in the Nursery is one of the absolute highlights to my role. Whether they are waving as they pass my office on a routine treasure hunt or sharing a story with me on the carpet, the children are happy, nurtured and content. 

My own daughter attends the Gosfield Prep School, having joined the Nursery aged 2 in September 2017. Knowing the positive difference and opportunities provided at Gosfield Prep School and Nursery, both as a parent and member of staff, I can whole heartedly vouch for the dedication, experience and creativity of all the whole team. Our children are in safe hands.’ 

Mrs Nikki Smith

Head of Early Years Foundation Stage

  • BA (Hons) History
  • QTS (Qualified Teacher Status)
  • MA Early Years Education
  • Forest School Level 3
  • Paediatric and Forest School First Aider & Administering Medication
  • Food Safety and Hygiene Level 2

‘Having joined Gosfield School in September 2014 as the Year 1 Class Teacher, in 2015 I accepted the fantastic and exciting opportunity to set up and establish Gosfield School’s Nursery which opened in April 2016.

I now oversee both the Nursery and the Reception Class in my position as Head of Early Years. 

Working closely with the Nursery Manager, I am fortunate to be able to help our youngest children transition smoothly, first into Reception and then beyond into the Prep School. It is both a privilege and a pleasure.’

Mrs Nina Gibbens

Nursery Manager

  • NCFE CASHE Level 3
  • Paediatric First Aider
  • Food Safety and Hygiene Level 2

‘I started at Gosfield Nursery when it first opened in April 2016 as a Nursery Nurse and have since completed my Level 3 Cache qualification. I became the Nursery Manager in 2019 and I am lucky to work with such a fabulous team of practitioners, all of whom provide amazing opportunities for our children.  

I like to spend my free time keeping fit. My favourite activity is running through the countryside and walking my dogs.’

Mrs Marie Kane

EYFS Practitioner

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator – Child Development and Learning
  • Paediatric First Aider
  • Food and Hygiene Level 2

‘I love working in Gosfield School’s Nursery as I strongly believe this is a fantastic age to capture and nurture a child’s imagination. I relish being able to support the children in their learning journey at Gosfield. 

When I am not busy singing, getting covered in glitter or pretending to be a dinosaur, I love spending time with my family. I also enjoy walking my mischievous dog Minnie, cooking, photography and gardening.’

Mrs Natalie Botwright

Nursery Assistant

  • Level 2 Nursery Practitioner
  • Paediatric First Aider
  • Food and Hygiene Level 2

‘I joined Gosfield School at the start of September 2022 as a qualified Level 2 Nursery Practitioner. I really enjoy working at Gosfield. In my spare time, I love reading books and going on long walks with my sausage dog, Coco.’

Mrs Natalia Flower

Nursery Assistant

  • BA (Hons) Law

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