Our Team

Riverside Nursery School is led by the Manager, Natasha, who has overall responsibility for every aspect of the preschool. She is supported in the daily running of the preschool by the Deputy Manager and by our Preschool Assistants. Together they ensure that the quality of the childcare provided is the best it can be.


Our team has been specially selected for their experience and genuine love of working with children and have all passed satisfactory health, police and reference checks.


The team is committed to learning about the changing practices throughout the field of childcare and education and are encouraged to receive appropriate training to improve and increase their skills. Regular team meetings are held and the work of the team is supported by means of regular appraisals.


We operate a key person system, this means your child is assigned a member of staff who is responsible for maintaining the developmental records (Learning Journal) of your child and keeping you informed on your child’s progress, along with being available to discuss any issues. We welcome parents to add their own contributions and observations of their child too.

Natasha - Manager

Natasha leads the preschool and deals with all the administration. She is a qualified primary school teacher. She has lots of experience of working with children of all ages and abilities as well as with children who have a variety of special needs. She has a number of qualifications, including supporting children with Mental Health, and with Speech and Language delays. Natasha is the Designated Safeguarding Officer at Riverside Nursery School. 

Emma - Deputy Manager & SENCo

Emma started her childcare career here at Riverside, she is a qualified Early Years Educator and SENCo. Emma is qualified to support children with Speech and Language delays and has experience with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Global Delay, and an interest in learning about and supporting children with other needs. Emma is also our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Person

Maxine - Senior Early Years Educator

Maxine is a qualified Early Years Practitioner she has experience working with children across the early years.


Alisha - Senior Early Years Educator/ Nursery Group Teacher

Alisha is a qualified Early Years Practitioner and Key Person. Alisha has experience working with children across the early years.

Alisha is our Nursery Group teacher, working with those children due to start Reception in September to ensure they have the best foundation to help them be great learners in the future


Jessica - Senior Early Years Educator

Jessica is a qualified Early Years Practitioner and Key Person. Jessica has experience working with children across the early years.


Steven - Early Years Educator

Steven is a qualified Early Years Practitioner and Key Person. Steven has experience working with children across the early years and with children with additional needs.


Lucy - Trainee Early Years Educator

Lucy is studying for her Level 3 in Early Years Education. She has experience working in schools within a range of ages and abilities.


Siobhan - Apprentice

Siobhan has started an apprenticeship in Early Years Education with us. 


We are pleased to support The Milk Bar in Ware. Check their website for more information.

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Ofsted Report:

We were graded as 'GOOD' by Ofsted in March 2022

Areas suggested for improvement were actioned immediately.

Read the report here.


We rely on word of mouth to let other parents know about us. We appreciate all feedback and use it to make our preschool even better for your children.

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