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Wyndham Park Nursery School


Nursery School Staff 


Mrs Laura Cook - Head Teacher and DSL

Laura joined WPNS as Head Teacher in September 2014; she has been a teacher in Early Years for 16 years.  She thinks she has got the best job in the world and loves chatting to the children about what they have been learning – she especially likes popping into the classroom on days when the children have been baking!

Laura has two children of her own – Charlie and Emily.  She often wonders how it can be so much easier to look after over 100 children at school then it is to take care of two at home!

As well as been Head teacher at WPNS Laura is also a Local Leader of Education (LLE) with LEARN teaching school. This means that she works with other schools to support and challenge them, making sure the children are getting the best deal.

Another part of the job that Laura loves is her role as Head of the Primary SCITT (School Centered Initial Teacher Training).  She really enjoys working with and helping develop new teachers for the Primary Sector.

Mrs Lucy Bradley - Senior Teacher, SCITT Programme Leader and Deputy DSL

Lucy has been a teacher in Early Years for 25 years.  Prior to joining WPNS in 2006 she was a reception class teacher at a large primary school in Grantham.  Lucy’s favourite things to do at nursery include baking and painting.  

She gets VERY excited when it starts to snow!  She has 2 daughters aged 20 and 22 and a stepson aged 9.

Mrs Rebecca Eames - Lead Teacher and SLE

Rebecca trained as an Early Years Specialist and has been helping 3-4 year olds love learning for 15 years.  She feels lucky to have a job where she can laugh & play all day.  If your child comes home saying, “We have a problem!” they’ve probably been involved in solving one with her at Nursery.  Rebecca has two young children, and come rain or shine, if she’s not outside getting mucky with your children you can bet she has been doing so with her own.

Miss Melissa Prime - Teacher and SENDCo

Melissa has worked in Early Years for 6 years and took on the role of SENCo in 2019. She is proud to be a part of your child’s first experience of education and aims to make every day full of fun, laughter and learning.  Melissa works closely with children who require additional support and helps to guide parents through this process.  

In her free time, Melissa enjoys being outdoors and regularly takes part in extreme sports like rock climbing, gliding and kayaking! 

Teaching Assistants

Mrs Penny Fox - Senior Teaching Assistant, Breakfast Club & Deputy DSL

Penny has worked in early education for 24 years and enjoys the daily challenges and experiences, where no two days are the same!  

She likes making things and is always willing to lend a hand with sticky tape and glue.


Mrs Jules Brazil - Senior Teaching Assistant - 2 year old Room Leader

Jules started her career at St. Peter's Day Nursery straight from college and has been in early years child care for over 30 years.  She has 2 children both grown up now and 2 grandchildren.  So far she has enjoyed a lovely 14 years at Wyndham Park with a lot of exciting activities and plenty of glitter!  Jules is very much looking forward to meeting you all for another exciting year.

Mrs Jayne Dring - Nursery Nurse

Jayne has worked in early years for 25 years. She has been a teaching assistant at Wyndham Park Nursery School for 13 years.

Jayne is a farmer’s wife with 2 children. She enjoys swimming and walking.


Mrs Sarah Smith - Teaching Assistant & Admin Assistant 

Sarah has worked as a teaching assistant at Wyndham Park for 12 years. She now splits her time at nursery between the classroom and the office!

She loves all things Disney, crafting and covering things in glitter!


Mrs Judith Cox - After School Club Supervisor

Judith’s first link with WPNS was when her daughter attended.  Then in January 2006, she helped set up Lunch Club.

Now Judith is running our After School Club.  Judith enjoys running children’s activity groups outside nursery and a walk with the dog in between!

Mrs Aga Marchewka - Nursery Assistant 

Aga joined the WPNS team in 2017 as a parent volunteer. She had previously worked for 3 years in a local children’s centre where she co-organised a parent and toddler group.  She currently works within the nursery, supporting children with English as an Additional Language. Aga enjoys musical activities and is a happy parent of two very energetic children!

Miss Katie Wharton -Nursery Assistant

Katie joined the Wyndham Park Nursery School team l as an apprentice, and she is about and is now completing her Foundation Degree.  Katie has a keen interest in acting and the performing arts. Working with young children is her passion and she can’t wait to see what next year holds!

Support Staff

Ms Amanda Grimshaw - Senior Administrator

Amanda has worked at WPNS for 7 years and in admin for 20+ years.

Amanda loves the fame that comes with her job (when she is spotted in town by one of the children!!)

She has two children of her own, who both attended Wyndham Park Nursery School.

Mrs Sarah Smith - Administrative Assistant

Sarah has worked as a teaching assistant at Wyndham Park for 12 years. She now splits her time at nursery between the classroom and the office!

She loves all things Disney, crafting and covering things in glitter!


Mr Paul Wells - Caretaker

Paul has worked at WPNS since October 2018.  He has previously worked as a builder so we are looking forward to giving him lots of exciting extra jobs to do!!! Paul has grown up children and grandchildren who he enjoys spending time with.

He opens and locks up the nursery school every day, ensuring we are all safe and secure.  

Miss Val Watmore - Afternoon Cleaner

Val comes in every afternoon and is ably assisted by Paul in making the nursery clean, safe and sparkly.  Sparkly mainly because of all the glitter and sequins the children and staff enjoy using in the classrooms! 

Val has been with us since 2011 and also works at St Mary’s Primary School as a Midday Supervisor.