Herne Hill Team


Lucy Abbott

Lucy Abbott is Deputy Manager at the Kindergarten and is a qualified early years practitioner. She grew up in Germany and has worked in various english nursery before joining the German Kindergarten. She is particulary interested in Speech and Language Development having grown up bilingual herself.


Vanessa Werner

Vanessa is a qualified early years teacher. She has worked previously in a family centre in Gutersloh. Vanessa is interested in drama for young children. Her strength is to engage children in role play and her compassion and friendliness make her a much thought after play partner.



Katja holds a BA in Early Childhood Studies. She has experience working in nurseries in Germany and Australia. She has travelled extensively and her area of expertise is supporting with their language and communication development.


Nico Schober

Nico completed his practical year as an apprentice in the Kindergarten and has now joined the Herne Hill team as a nursery school teacher. He enjoys offering activities around outdoor play and focuses in his work on  supporting children in their social development.



Lara comes from Munich and enjoys working creatively with children and is interested in their artistic development. She has started as an intern in the Kindergarten and loves it so much that she decided to stay and complete an apprenticeship here in London.



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Sophie schneider

Sophie is with us for her practical year to finish her training as a nursery school teacher. She came her for a short internship last year. Her interests are physical development and open-ended play.