Charlotte Grubb
Managing Director

I am a local resident with over 20 years experience as a primary school teacher. I was Deputy Head of an outstanding school in London and have thoroughly enjoyed working with children of all ages.  After having three children of my own, I struggled to find suitable childcare provision.  I decided to focus my own career on the magical, early years and set up The Crown Nursery.  I am proud to offer our community a setting that provides children with a welcoming, exciting space to grow, play and learn.

Meenakshi Gupta
Room Leader and SENCO
I worked in finance for many years and retrained as a teacher in 2019, once both my own children were away studying at university.  Since then I have have worked in early years settings, gaining valuable experience on how to best support young children's development.  I have a particular interest in ensuring I adapt practice and provision to meet the needs of all learners and thoroughly enjoy my new role as SENCO; supporting our whole staff team to do the same.


Emma Chard
Room Leader

After exploring a career in retail, I decided to follow my heart and requalify as an Early Year Educator.  I am absolutely delighted with my decision, as thoroughly enjoy every single day as a nursery practitioner.  I plan fun and exciting provision, based on children's interests and next steps, to support and promote their development and to help them develop a love of learning.


Abigail Nicholl

Room Leader
I have over 8 years experience working in the early years sector and I am currently training to be a lever 3 qualified early years educator. I love working with young children of all ages and particular enjoy leading our baby room.  I love supporting the team to provide an engaging environment for our babies to experience and explore.  


Courtney Hewett
Early Years Educator

I have worked in nurseries since leaving school and have obtained both Level 1 and Level 2 Early Years Educator qualifications.  I particularly enjoy supporting our youngest little learners, providing new and interesting resources for them to explore and experiment with.  I work hard to build strong relationships with the babies I care for and with their parents, to ensure we work closely together to best support each child's sense of well-being and development.  

Leonora Bezati

Nursery Practitioner
I live locally and have two children of my own.  I was a primary school teacher in Albania for many years and since residing in the UK, have worked primarily in nursery schools.  I thoroughly enjoy supporting young children with their development, ensuring they gain the best possible start in life and are able to fulfil their potential. 


Paula Capocciama
Nursery Practitioner

I have always cared for young children and previously worked for a local family for over 20 years, helping them to raise their four beautiful children.  Both my own daughters trained as Early Years Educators and I joined them in 2022 at The Crown Nursery.  I have a calm and caring nature and enjoy supporting children to develop strategies to self-regulate.  I model skills of communication carefully, helping children to develop their own understanding and use of language.  I am thoroughly enjoying my new role as a nursery practitioner.


Jade Chard
Early Years Educator

I have worked in the early years sector for a number of years.  I understand how children learn and develop and enjoy designing a range of activities to suit the needs of all our little learners.  I particular enjoy encouraging young children to explore the natural environment,  where they often feel more relaxed and confident.  This enables me to support children to develop and sustain their thinking, exploring a range of ideas and testing their concepts. It also enables us to have a lot of healthy, active fun!


Ardiana Dodaj
Early Years Educator

I moved to the Uk many years ago with my three young children.  I have worked in the early years sector for many years, recently training as a level two early years educator.  I love working in the magical early years, helping children to explore and develop new skills.  I prioritise getting to know the children in order that I can organise provision around their interests, helping them to engage in their own learning journeys.  


Mimoza Bardhi
Nursery Practitioner

I have four children of my own and have worked in nurseries for many years.  I enjoy preparing activities for young children to help them explore, develop and apply their knowledge, understanding and skills in a variety of ways.  I particularly enjoy baking and plan regular opportunities to do this with the children at nursery. 


Aysun Turkmen
Early Years Educator

I was a primary school teacher in my own country, Turkey, for many years.  Since arriving in the UK I have always worked in the early years sector and I am enjoying every minute of it.  I am very gentle and feel that all young children respond well to my calming nature.  I love looking after children of all ages, organising provision to best support their individual needs.