Executive Head.With a desire to provide a dynamic and forward-thinking offering to Early Years education in London, Mr Stuart founded Chelsea Pre-Prep in 2009. Having gained back-to-back OFSTED Outstanding ratings in 2009 and 2016, the school is now widely considered one of the capital's top pre-schools. Stuart's role at the helm of Kingsland and its community is unique, personally navigating parents through the 'next school' and assessment maze of London whilst leading a highly qualified and energetic teaching team.
In September 2020, Stuart's investment in and bold commitment to changing the face of early years education will see him expanding to open another Rocket Productions school to sit alongside Kingsland & Chelsea Pre-Prep. Grand West Pre-Prep will be an audacious and ground-breaking facility in the heart of Notting Hill. to provide a dynamic and forward-thinking offering to Early Years education in London, Mr Stuart founded Chelsea Pre-Prep in 2009. Having gained back-to-back OFSTED Outstanding ratings in 2009 and 2016, the school is now widely considered one of the capital's top pre-schools. Stuart's role at the helm of CPP and its community is unique, personally navigating parents through the 'next school' and assessment maze of London whilst leading a highly qualified and energetic teaching team.
In September 2018 Stuart's investment in and bold commitment to changing the face of early years education saw him expanding to open another Rocket Productions school; Kingsland Pre-Prep, an audacious and ground-breaking facility in the heart of Chelsea.
Head Teacher.With a decade in education in London including being the inaugural Headteacher at two outstanding nurseries in Kensington and Fulham, Andrea is a specialist in the field of Early years. As a mother of two, Andrea is also more than familiar with the 4+ assessments and next schools dilemma and is an expert in supporting parents through the process. Andrea believes in providing an inspiring, imaginative and nurturing environment where children will feel encouraged to play and experiment and has already made her own mark at CPP as named Head. Miss Andrea also acts as Behaviour & well-being coordinator.
Deputy Head & Designated Safeguarding Lead.Chelsea Pre-Prep’s Deputy Head, Mr Aidan's background in working with children with special educational needs has creatively influenced his approach to teaching in a mainstream setting. Aidan's dynamic style of teaching emboldens his students to be individuals as well as encouraging them to work cohesively as peers as they negotiate the world of friends and school.Mr Aidan also acts as Behaviour & well-being coordinator.
Operations & CommsAs part of Chelsea Pre-Prep’s senior management team, Miss Amy ensures the school runs smoothly from A-Z and her commitment to an outstanding educational setting and happy school community is paramount. In addition to providing key business and communications support, Amy engages with children, parents and staff alike to promote a welcoming environment for all.
Early Years Advisor & Learning Support.Miss Winsy has been with both Chelsea Pre-Prep and Kingsland since their inception, teaching across both first and second years. Winsy now employs her expertise in leadership and research as SENDCO, Inclusion and Early Years Advisor, acting as a bridge between outside agencies and parents as well as offering invaluable support and training to our classroom teachers.
Literacy Coordinator, First Aid Officer, SMT, Teacher.Miss Judith is a Chelsea Pre-Prep veteran with over 20 years in nursery teaching bringing a wealth of experience and strong focus on independence and creativity to her class. Judith is an expert in preparing her students for assessments and getting ready for 'big school', her class is like a mini reception year which means that her students, and their parents, are more than ready for the transition when it comes.
Teacher.Our NYC gal turned London lady, Miss Elyse started in the world of early years as a children’s yoga instructor. With an MA in Early Years Education, Miss Elyse blends a fountain of knowledge with what she finds most important - mindfulness, a vital tool for children growing up in London. It’s not unusual to find her classes in a yoga pose or two or even engaging in a spot of meditation throughout the day. A unique approach with a consciously creative flair, Elyse makes sure learning is less humdrum and more ‘Ommm’. Namaste.
Health & Safety Officer, Teacher.An experienced senior teacher from Italy she was actually head-hunted whilst working in London by one of our existent teachers, that's how good she is! With a passion for the Outdoors she spent this summer paying a visit to Reggio Emilia in Italy and is currently studying to further her knowledge of Early Years teaching and learning.
Teacher.Miss Maria is another veteran of Chelsea Pre-Prep with more than a decade experience working with the first year classes. A mother herself, Maria, can offer a sympathetic shoulder to children and great advice to parents during tricky times like the settling in process as well as having personal experience of all the milestones of your child's development.
Teacher.An initial career interest in midwifery and young children led Miss Carina to join Chelsea Pre-Prep. Fast forward almost 10 years and Carina is a mother herself and one of the longest standing members of our teaching team. With such a strong background in early years and being ‘on the ground’ as a parent, she more than understands how important it is that the first experiences of education are nurturing and supportive but also great fun, and relishes developing her classes into independent little adults.
Teacher.Chelsea Pre-Prep's Mary Poppins with a twist, Miss Adriana, is an experienced, charismatic and engaging teacher. Dedicated to nurturing her students' confidence and independent characters, Adriana's natural expressiveness guarantees there are no sleepy heads or wandering eyes during story or singing time.
Teacher.With a degree in primary education, Miss Amaia’s move from Spain to London propelled her into early years, a move that perfectly blends her gentle nature and creative instinct. With a focus on child-led activities, Amaia, encourages the children to think independently which in turn emboldens them to explore their characters, personal interests and relationships both inside and outside the classroom.
Teacher.Initially a Spanish teacher in primary schools in London, Miss Rocio, lends her energy and dynamism to our youngest classes at CPP. An epicentre of fun, Rocio, dissolves the barrier between teacher and student, adult and child and immerses herself fully in the children’s learning experience. This awareness and ability to see through a child’s eyes to identify their needs means that one day you might find them rocking out to metal and the next, jumping out of their way as they run past you pretending to be magical beasts.
EAL coordinator, Teacher.It wasn’t the cooler climes of the UK that made Miss Romaine jump ship from Australia to London but her love of teaching in early years. A naturally enthusiastic soul, Romaine engages the children in thoughtful yet creative ways, key strengths when you are dealing with the rising threes! Hard not to love - or to hear - Romaine is as colourful a personality as her class.
Teaching Assistant.Miss Sonia is no new face to Chelsea Pre-Prep, having worked with us in the past in part-time roles she is eventually joining us full-time! Her natural ability and love for Early Years was the reason for her recent career change. Miss Sonia is currently studying to become a qualified teacher in 2020. Miss Sonia's caring and positive attitude makes her a hit with the children and her enthusiasm for her class learning and exploring creatively through play ensures there is never a dull day alongside her.
Teacher.A new member of our team, Bella brings a wealth of senior experience and knowledge into our school. Having studied early years and gained her BA Hons, Bella previously taught at a local private nursery where covered as Deputy Head.