Welcome to Richard de Clare Nursery school

Richard de Clare Nursery

The Nursery School is managed by Mrs Sam Couttie. Sam is the  Deputy Head of Richard de Clare and holds a  B.Ed Hons in Education and an Advanced Diploma in Language and Literacy (Cambridge University.) She is a Senior Leader in Education (SLE,) specialising in Early Years Education and she has recently been appointed as a Local Authority EYFS Moderator for Essex. Sam has 26 years experience of working with children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage One and knows the community very well.

The Nursery School is led on a daily basis by Mrs Hayley Davey, a teacher who holds a degree in child development in the Early Years. Hayley has extensive experience of working with pre-school children and a real passion for Early Years Education.

Hayley is supported by experienced Nursery Practitioners Mrs Hayley Dean, Miss Amy Phillips and Miss Layla Kilany.


We look forward to welcoming you to the Richard de Clare family.