Nursery & Reception Staff

All of the nursery staff are qualified early years practitioners, specially trained to offer just the right blend of enthusiasm, engagement and motivation to our boys and girls. We positively encourage every member of staff to acquire further qualifications and to take advantage of our own in-house training so that we can continue to improve every aspect of our provision.

This commitment to continuous quality improvement has been recognised by the award of a special accolade from The Bristol Standard validation panel, who made particular mention of the outstanding way we involve our families in the life of the setting. One way in which we achieve this is to make it easy for parents to get in touch with staff. This can be done on an informal basis at every drop-off and pick-up, via a home-school diary system, and through the ‘Tapestry’ learning journals that we share online. Parents are also welcome to email the teachers, room leaders and the Nursery Manager, Mrs Sarah Harris, at any time of the day.

Please use the link below to download a list of all the school staff. If you would like to speak to someone over the phone, please call the school office on 01753 520095 and we will do our best to put you in contact.

Nursery & Reception Staff


Staff Name Staff Title

Ms M McBride

Miss K Nijjar

Headteacher (Maternity Leave from 4th September 2018)

Interim Headteacher


Mrs S Harris


Designated Safeguarding Lead for Long Close School and Head of Junior School Rec – Year 6


Mrs P Reynolds

Nursery Manager & DSL Nursery

Mrs D Bhamra

Deputy Nursery Manager, Yellow Room Leader & DDSL Nursery

Miss S Evans

Green Room Leader

Miss S Hamblin

Pre-School Leader

Mrs L Palmer

Early Years Assistant

Mrs D Dhariwal

 Early Years Assistant

Mrs M Sandhu

Early Years Assistant

Miss J Edmunds

Early Years Assistant

Mrs R Sadhwani

Early Years Assistant

Mrs J Ruparelia

Lunchtime Supervisor

Mrs K Croker

Lunchtime Supervisor  

Mrs S Dawett

Lunchtime Supervisor

Mrs H Rehinsi


Mrs S Kaur

Early Years Assistant

Mrs S Bailey


Mrs K Deol

Teaching Assistant