Support Team

Supporting the nursery…

Zoe Whelan – Deputy Manager

My qualifications: Foundation Degree Early Years Practice, Paediatric First Aid

Zoe joined the nursery in May 2019 having previously worked at an outstanding nursery in Windsor for 9 years.

She is passionate to help children learn and develop in the nursery environment using the resources available within.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and close friends, going on walks and woodland adventures. Also plays full contact rugby.


Helen Kinch – Nursery Manager

My qualifications: BA in Early Years, Early Years Professional Status and Paediatric First Aider

Helen started with us in March 2019 she has over 20 years experience in the nursery sector. She first started her career working as an apprentice, at the nursery her mother owned before moving onto management positions further afield.

Helen has worked in a range of settings from large corporate day nurseries to Pack away pre-schools. Helen is delighted to now be working close to home at the Teepee Day Nursery.

Julia Rose – Nursery Administrator

Julia joined the nursery in 2018 having previously worked in the education sector for over 18 years.

In her spare time she likes visiting National Trust garden and houses and spending time with her family.

Sophie Reed – Nursery Administrator

My qualifications: BTEC Advanced GNVQ in Business and Finance

I started my working life at a private bank in the City of London, before moving to Spain where I lived and worked for five years.  I began working for the nursery in August 2010.

I have a little boy, who also comes to the nursery with me.  In my spare time I enjoy reading, Pilate’s, cooking and gardening.

Anna Palmer – Bookkeeper

I am AAT qualified and have been in bookkeeping for several years now, I am Dutch and have been living in England most of my adult life. I have 2 grown up children who live at home with me.

I work part-time, and also work part-time as a Bookkeeper for a charity in Reading too, and enjoy the variety this offers me.

In my spare time I enjoy running and going to the theatre.

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