The Villa team
BA (HONS), PGCE
Louise trained at Manchester Metropolitan University and then at Portsmouth Primary SCITT for her PGCE. She joined The Villa as Head Teacher in September 2019, having been Head of Pre-Prep at a boys’ school in Wimbledon and for ten years previously as a teacher in various London schools. Louise brings a wealth of experience to her role at The Villa both as a teacher and as a senior leader. She has a particular interest in PSHE and life skills, and is dedicated to inspiring children to thrive and become happy, confident learners from the word go.
Amy joined the nursery as Manager in 2009 after working in a range of senior roles including 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 has over 20 years of experience in Early Years Education, developing her skills and knowledge through a combination of direct teaching and taking on senior roles, both at The Villa and at other nurseries where she worked previously. Tatiana has a First-Class Honours degree in Early Childhood Studies and Education. Early Years is a vocation for Tatiana – she has dedicated her career to the provision of a stimulating and enabling environment, where children can best learn and develop.
Ivan founded The Villa in 1997. He has worked for over 20 years as a consultant paediatrician and takes an active interest in every aspect of the school from the quality of teaching through to the nutritional content of the school meals.
Anna joined The Villa in September 2019. After studying languages at University, Anna worked in the House of Commons for several years, working with MPs on Select Committees and in the Library. She then ran a small business, arranging internships for American students.
Léa joined The Villa in November 2022, having worked in school administration for several years. Having left France seven years ago, she has now made London her home, bringing her French flair, as well as her amazing baking!