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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.  

Zoe Wright - Acting Head Teacher

Year 2 Teacher Zoe Wright has stepped in to undertake the role of Acting Head Teacher. Zoe is an experienced teacher with a degree in Performing Arts, and a PGCE from the University of Roehampton specialising in Early Years and Key Stage 1. Zoe has taught abroad for many years, in Italy and Asia, as well as in the UK. 

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.  

Email: school@thevillaschoolandnursery.com

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.

Email: nursery@thevillaschoolandnursery.com

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. 

Email: finance@thevillaschoolandnursery.com

Tel: 020 7252 7157

Kate Chamberlain - Registrar

Kate has a degree in French and experience working in the banking sector before taking a career break and joining us as the Registrar in charge of Nursery Admissions.

Email: admissions@thevillaschoolandnursery.com

Tel: 020 7252 7157