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 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 will see him expand to open another Rocket Productions school; Kingsland Pre-Prep, an audacious and ground-breaking facility in the heart of Chelsea.
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 is looking forward to making her mark at CPP as named Head.
As 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.
As Deputy Head, Miss Lauren, has a dual role of teaching in the classroom as well as looking after key aspects of the running of the school including safeguarding. Lauren lends her outgoing personality and sense of humour to her teaching, encouraging her students to be free thinkers working, learning and playing creatively, having fun all the while in a dynamic and spirited classroom.
Miss Winsy has been with CPP since its inception, teaching across both first and second years. Winsy now employs her expertise in teaching and research as CPP's SENDCO 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.
Miss Judith is a CPP 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.
Miss Amanda worked across Australia and Asia before landing in London banging on CPP's door. Amanda uses her journey across continents to bring enthusiasm and energy by the bucket load to her class, drawing from her varied experience to offer a fun but thoughtful style of teaching.
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 in, as well as outside, the classroom.ia
Working across our first and second year classes, Miss Tiffany’s calming presence is a welcome influence and one which the children as well as fellow teachers really respond to. Don’t mistake her for the typical laid back Aussie though, her ‘if at first you don’t succeed‘ attitude and approach to teaching means that her children leave her class every day feeling engaged, confident and determined to learn, play and have fun as they negotiate their way in the world.
Chelsea Pre-Prep’s Deputy, 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 Joe applies his energy and experience across the independent education sector to create a fun but challenging classroom. Joe relishes working in an open learning environment, allowing his students to be creative, independent and take risks while feeling supported and encouraged.
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.
Miss Maria is another veteran of the school with many years 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.
An initial career interest in midwifery and young children led Miss Carina to join CPP. 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.
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.