Meet the Staff






Ruth Campbell

Previously the Headteacher of the Nursery School, in January I took on the role of Executive Headteacher, overseeing Chichester, Bognor Regis, and Boundstone Nursery Schools.

I have been at Chichester Nursery School for 15 years and before this I worked in Primary Schools in Norfolk and Bognor.  I hold an NPQH qualification (National Professional Qualification of Headteachers).

Outside of Nursery I enjoy singing at my church, cooking for friends and eating out!

Qualifications:  BA (Hons) in Music, PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education), NPQH (National Professional Qualification of Headteachers




Clare Blanchard

Hi! I’m Clare and I am Head of School. I joined Chichester Nursery School in 2018 as Deputy Head, having previously worked in school settings. The Early Years age group is my absolute favourite as you get to see learning happening at such a fast pace.

My favourite things are sunny days, meeting up with friends and getting lost in a good book.

Qualifications: BA (Hons) in English Language & Linguistics QTS (Qualified Teacher Status), NPQML (National Professional Qualification of Middle Leaders)





Kathryn Winstanley

I am a Teacher at Chichester Nursery School and have worked here for the past 8 years. Prior to this, I taught in a Primary School for 8 years before having a break to take care of my own three children.

When I am not in Nursery I enjoy walking my dog and spending time with my family.

Qualifications: BTech National Diploma in Childhood studies (Nursery Nursing)

BA QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) Early Childhood Studies





Jess Davies  

I am the SENCo and Teacher in Charge of the SSC at Chichester Nursery School. I graduated as a teacher in 2014, since then I have gained experience across many primary schools, voluntary teaching abroad in Madagascar and being a class teacher in a SEND (SEMH) primary school.

When I am not at Nursery you will find me, trail running over the South Downs with my dog or hidden away in a coffee shop drinking good coffee!

Qualifications:  BA (Hons), Initial Primary Teacher Education with QTS (Qualified Teacher Status).





Hannah Merrick

Hi I’m Hannah, a Teacher at Chichester Nursery School and the Maths and EAD Coordinator. I’m currently in my seventh year of teaching after completing a degree in Early Years at the University of Brighton. Prior to this I worked at the Chichester Children and Family Centre as an Outreach Worker, supporting families and young parents.

Qualifications: BA (Hons) degree in Primary Education (Early Years)




Hannah Smith

I have recently joined Chichester Nursery School as a teacher and am currently Yellow C’s keyworker. I have been a primary school teacher since 2005 and have mainly worked in Year One and EYFS classes.

I really enjoy spending time with family and friends and try to fit in as much yoga as I can!

Qualifications: BA (Hons) in Primary Education (Specialising in Early Years) and NNEB (National Diploma in Nursery Nursing).