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Meet the Staff

Mrs Ralph

Lead Practitioner

Hello I am Mrs Ralph the lead practitioner of Kindergarten. I have held this position since September 2022. I previously worked within the school as a teaching partner for 11 years, predominantly in the Reception year group. I am passionate about Early Years and enjoy helping children develop their skills and celebrate their achievements. I enjoy arts and crafts and spending time with my husband, daughter and cat.

Mrs Tacey 

Key Worker 


Hello, I am Mrs Tacey I am a teaching partner in Kindergarten. I started my Early Years journey 28 years ago as a lunchtime supervisor in Reception. I then became a teaching partner in Year 1 and then supported children with Dyslexia. I then joined Kindergarten 20 years ago. I am dedicated to helping children develop and grow in confident and happy learners, through the Early Years curriculum. I enjoy gardening and spending time with my family at the weekends. 

Mrs Manocha 

Key Worker 


Hello, I am Mrs Manocha. I joined Kindergarten as a teaching partner in February 2018.  I have been in the teaching profession for more than 30 years.
I have a passion to support children develop socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. I find ways to support sustained shared thinking with children to make them feel valued, safe, loved and respected. I love to develop children’s critical and creative thinking through mark-making and arts and crafts. I also enjoy cooking with children, which helps them to expand their knowledge and understanding of the world.

Mrs Coombe 

Key Worker 

(Monday & Tuesday)

Hello my name is Mrs Coombe. I am a teaching partner at Charlton Kings Kindergarten and have been working here for over seven years. I have a real enthusiasm for Early Years and love to watch their individual personalities, confidence and independence grow and develop.

In my spare time, I enjoy Pilates and spending time with my family.

Mrs Russell

Key Worker 


Hello, I am Claire Russell. I am a teaching partner in Kindergarten. I have worked here 16 years in administration and now with the children. I love to inspire our children to use their imagination and extend their capabilities to give them confidence to keep on trying ready for their journey ahead. I enjoy gardening, walking and wildlife. I have one adult son and a cat.

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