Our Team

Our dedicated team of nursery practitioners are all well-qualified, trained and DBS checked, with references verified. They have had many years of experience in nurturing young minds and delivering creative and stimulating learning experiences.

Olivette Thompson

The team is led by Olivette,  who has a wealth of experience in the early years, teaching and leading teams in nurseries most recently at one of the schools within the group.  Olivette's experience and vision for the nursery mirrors  our values within the Chatsworth family.

Olivette says:

“I am a passionate, organised and hands on leader who focusses on play based and discovery learning environments. I believe in fostering strong relationships with my families and having dynamic happy staff who work together as a team to provide a high standard of provision. I am excited to become part of the Duchess Nursery and wider Chatsworth schools family.”


Ovo is a highly experienced and qualified Level 3 early years educator, who is our Deputy Manager here at Duchess Nursery Parsons' Green. Ovo has previously worked for many years at a nursery within the Chatsworth Family. Ovo says:
I am a very passionate teacher who loves to explore the outdoor environment and local community with the children; whilst giving them a sense of wonder and exploration. I think it is really important for children to gain an understanding of their world and to be introduced to different cultures, people and world celebrations. There is never a dull moment in the nursery, and on a daily basis I love to keep the children happy, engaged and learning through songs, storytelling, cooking, science, art, literacy, conversations and exciting play based activities.


Sultana is an experienced and qualified Level 3 early years educator who has been working in child care for many years.
Sultana says:
I am thrilled to be a part of the Duchess team. I have always been passionate about early years education and really enjoy studying and working in this field. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, sewing, cooking and travelling.


Magda is an experienced member of the nursery team who is currently working towards her Level 2.
Magda says:
I love working at Duchess because it is a very professional nursery and the standards are very high. Having worked at different nurseries in London over the years I have gained a lot of experience in childcare. Previously, in Poland I worked in a middle and high school for many years where I was teaching English. My aim is to obtain a Level 3 in early years education. I have many interests, and especially love riding a bike with my son, running, skiing and ice-skating. I am also keen on learning Italian, and reading psychological and philosophical books.


Maha is our much loved caterer and Level 2 Practitioner.
Maha says;
I enjoy making fresh lunches, teas and snacks for the Duchess Children who always make me smile. Being a trained practitioner means I can help out as needed when I am there and love time with the children.


Carmen is an experienced member of the nursery team currently studying Special Educational Needs at University as well as working in the nursery.
Carmen says:
I am very excited to have joined Duchess Nursery. Having worked in numerous nursery schools over the years, I can honestly say this is the best one yet!" In the future I hope to be able to look after disabled children and give their parents a well-earned rest over the weekend. I have many interests, including the outdoors, cooking, baking, arts and crafts and connecting with nature