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Anne Sheldon

CEO

Originally from South Africa, Anne Sheldon has over thirty five years experience in early years education. She is a qualified Early Years Teacher and holds a Master’s Degree in Education. She worked her way up from being a nursery nurse to holding senior positions in both large and small childcare companies. She has previously been Operations Director of a large UK provider of day care. In addition Anne has held a Senior Post at a Further Education College where she was involved in training nursery staff. She set up and managed an NVQ Assessment Centre that was responsible for training…

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Anne Sheldon

CEO

Originally from South Africa, Anne Sheldon has over thirty five years experience in early years education. She is a qualified Early Years Teacher and holds a Master’s Degree in Education. She worked her way up from being a nursery nurse to holding senior positions in both large and small childcare companies. She has previously been Operations Director of a large UK provider of day care. In addition Anne has held a Senior Post at a Further Education College where she was involved in training nursery staff. She set up and managed an NVQ Assessment Centre that was responsible for training and supporting staff in the work place to gain qualifications in both the Early Years and Care Sectors. This gave her a real understanding of the importance of the role of staff training and motivation to the success of any nursery.

Anne has first – hand experience of all levels of working in a nursery and knows how demanding it is to be responsible to care for, and educate, preschool children. She understands the importance of children learning in environments where they feel secure and through activities that are age appropriate, challenging, stimulating, fun and exciting. Anne is a mother of two grown up daughters who both have been successful in their own fields. She is now a grandmother of a four year old, who attends a full day care nursery and so is living through the experience again by proxy.

She has always been committed to providing the highest possible quality of care and education in her nurseries; the same care and education she wanted for her own daughters, and now her grand- daughter. Anne has always placed children at the centre of all her decisions. She is motivated by seeing children grow, develop, learn and thrive in the nurseries she has run and supported. She understands the importance for parents of being able to leave their children in our care with the peace of mind that they will be well cared for in a warm, intellectually stimulating and loving environment.

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Oana Berceanu

Nursery Principal

Oana a mother of two teenage sons had been working in childcare for over 10 years prior to joining West Finchley Pre School. She has a Level 3 Diploma in Early Years and a level 3 in Management and Leadership. She had previously managed two early years setting, prior to joining us. She started her journey with West Finchley Pre School in December 2016 and ever since has enjoyed being part of the growth of the nursery. One of the things she loves the most about her job is the innovation West Finchley Pre School brings to teaching and learning in early years I enjoy being part of such a creative team of practitioners , teachers and an amazing chef . No day is the same as another and although days are often challenging, they are always rewarding. For Oana the highlight of her week is being able to support staff in meeting our family’s individual needs every day Oana is passionate about creating strong close bonds with all our families to support their children’s journey at West Finchley Pre…

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Oana Berceanu

Nursery Principal

Oana a mother of two teenage sons had been working in childcare for over 10 years prior to joining West Finchley Pre School. She has a Level 3 Diploma in Early Years and a level 3 in Management and Leadership. She had previously managed two early years setting, prior to joining us. She started her journey with West Finchley Pre School in December 2016 and ever since has enjoyed being part of the growth of the nursery. One of the things she loves the most about her job is the innovation West Finchley Pre School brings to teaching and learning in early years I enjoy being part of such a creative team of practitioners , teachers and an amazing chef . No day is the same as another and although days are often challenging, they are always rewarding. For Oana the highlight of her week is being able to support staff in meeting our family’s individual needs every day Oana is passionate about creating strong close bonds with all our families to support their children’s journey at West Finchley Pre School.

I am proud to say that at West Finchley Pre School we are creating a community where children, families and staff feel welcomed and look forward to coming to each and every day.

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Joana Carvalho

Vice Principal

Joana our Vice Principal joins us having spent the past nine months working at The Wandsworth Preschool, where she worked with Oana our principal this gives her a starting advantage in that she has had an opportunity to learn and understand and help deliver our curriculum, vision and mission. She has worked in childcare for the past 9 years and holds a Level 3 qualification in Childcare and Education. In addition she holds and a Level 2qualification in Management and Leadership. Joana loves providing consistency for the children in our care and creating and fostering a love of learning within the…

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Joana Carvalho

Vice Principal

Joana our Vice Principal joins us having spent the past nine months working at The Wandsworth Preschool, where she worked with Oana our principal this gives her a starting advantage in that she has had an opportunity to learn and understand and help deliver our curriculum, vision and mission.
She has worked in childcare for the past 9 years and holds a Level 3 qualification in Childcare and Education. In addition she holds and a Level 2qualification in Management and Leadership.
Joana loves providing consistency for the children in our care and creating and fostering a love of learning within the nursery setting. She enjoys inspiring staff on a day to day basis creating and sharing new ideas to support all the children in our care. She is looking forward to using her experience in supporting the nursery grow and deliver the best childcare for our children. She believes in having a strong partnership with parents to ensure their children grow into confident learners.
In her spare time she likes taking long walks and bike rides. She enjoy reading and spending time with friends and is fluent in Portuguese and loves visiting her extended family in Portugal.