Our People

Meet the Team

Management Team
Our Director

Our Director is Dr Ivan Stoyanov.  Ivan founded The Villa in 1997 and is a Consultant Paediatrician.  He can be contacted via the main office.  

Emma Champion - Head Teacher

Emma joined The Villa in September 2015. Emma completed her BA Hons (QTS) at Goldsmiths College, University of London.  She has worked in both the state and independent sector across the nursery and primary age phase in a range of senior leadership roles as well as working for Ofsted as an Early Years Inspector.  She oversees the Nursery and Pre-prep. 

Amy Wan - Nursery Manager

Amy joined the nursery as Manager in 2009 after working in a range of senior roles including as Deputy Manager in a private nursery in Surrey. Amy was educated in Malaysia and the UK completing her degree in Early Years Education at Bristol University.

Tatiana Homer - Nursery Manager

Tatiana has worked in Early Years Education for over 14 years, and has developed her skills and knowledge in this area through a combination of teaching and senior roles at The Villa and other nurseries. Tatiana has a 1st Class Degree in Early Childhood Studies and Education from London Metropolitan University.

Kasia Janda - Assistant Nursery Manager

Kasia joined The Villa in 2008 as a Nursery Assistant and progressed to be an Early Years Practitioner and then Form Teacher. In 2016, she became SENDCo and a Designated Safeguarding Lead. Kasia is now an Assistant Manager and oversees the day to day running of the Nursery. Kasia completed a BA Hons in Early Childhood Studies at London Metropolitan University.

Agnes Staruch - Assistant Nursery Manager

Agnes joined The Villa in 2003 as practitioner and then progressed to be a Form Teacher and SENDCo.  In her current role as an Assistant Manager, she is responsible for the quality of teaching and learning in the Nursery. Agnes was educated in Poland where she gained her teaching qualification in early years.

Key Contacts
Sue McGuinness - Office Manager

Sue has been at The Villa since 2001 working in a range of roles and is currently the Office Manager with particular responsibility for the School. Sue has a degree in journalism and worked for many years as a journalist.  


Tel: 020 7703 6216

Sonia McLeish - Administrator

Sonia joined the Villa in May 2018, and has worked within various Administration settings for many years. Sonia is a qualified Dental Nurse, and is currently studying a part-time combined Medical Secretarial & Legal Secretarial Diploma. Sonia is primarily responsible for the Nursery Administration.


Tel: 020 7703 6216

Emma Blundell - Bursar

Emma joined The Villa in April 2015 and is responsible for fees and finances. Emma was a Senior Credit Analyst, working in a range of City firms before taking a career break to have children. Emma has a degree in Business Studies. 


Tel: 020 7252 7157

Estelle Struben - Registrar and HR

Estelle joined the Villa in February 2018 after working in HR in a city law firm and then qualifying as a Primary school teacher. Estelle is now responsible for Human Resources and Nursery Admissions.  She has a Masters degree in Psychology.


Tel: 020 7252 7157