Meet the Staff





Ruth Campbell

I am the Headteacher at Chichester Nursery School and have worked here for 11 years.

I have been teaching for 15 years, working in Primary Schools and then at Chichester Nursery School since 2008.

I completed my NPQH qualification (National Professional Qualification of Headteachers) in 2018.

Outside of Nursery I enjoy singing at my church and eating out!


Qualifications:  BA (Hons) in Music, PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education),

NPQH (National Professional Qualification of Headteachers)


Clare Blanchard

Hi! My name is Clare. I have recently joined Chichester Nursery School as Deputy Headteacher. I have a NPQML leadership qualification. I have been a teacher for 22 years and I am Key Worker for Red Group in the afternoons.

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 4 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


Angie Stenning

I am a Nursery Teacher and the Special Educational Needs Coordinator at Chichester Nursery School. I recently become a Special Educational  Needs

Coordinator, so that I could be equipped with specialist skills and knowledge to support all children in my care and give advice and support to other staff too.

I trained as a Nursery Nurse before going to University to train as a Teacher. I have been caring for and teaching young children since I was eighteen. I also have a young child of my own and so I understand a lot of the joys and struggles of being a parent.

Qualifications: BA (Hons) English Language & Literacy QTS (Qualified Teacher Status), National Award in Special Needs Coordination


Hannah Merrick

Hi I’m Hannah, a Teacher at Chichester Nursery School and the Maths Coordinator. I’m currently in my third 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)



Eve Robson

I am an experienced Early Years and Primary School teacher.

I have been a Deputy Head of Primary Schools in London and Portsmouth and the teacher in charge of an Early Years Unit and Nursery class.  As a consultant I have advised and supported curriculum development and classroom management initiatives in Early Years and Key Stage One

I have also been involved in teaching adults basic skills at evening classes which was incredibly rewarding.  However, it is my belief in the importance of Early Years education which motivates me in trying to provide the best opportunities for young children.

Qualifications: BEd (Hons) History Education & Special Needs, Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia)