Meet The Teachers
Minisha Bist BA/BSc , Montessori Diploma
I am a passionate early years teacher. Having worked with this particular age group for over fifteen years I truly believe that a child’s introduction to education has a lasting impact on their lives and their approach to learning that goes well beyond the year spent in nursery. During my career I have held positions including Deputy Head at a Montessori School, Head of Early years at an independent Prep School and Reception class teacher. With my outlook, experience and the support of my excellent team, it is my promise to support each child reach their full potential whilst they are with us.
Elsa Rieffle BA, NQT Early years teacher
I was fortunate enough to be a pupil of St James from Year 6 to Year 9, after which, my family and I moved to The Netherlands. Having graduated from Early Years studies in 2017 I returned to St James and joined the Early Years team and spent 2 wonderful years as a teaching assistant in the lovely Reception class. I was massively inspired by the teaching which led me to pursue my PGCE at UCL and today I am the Nursery Teacher at St James Prep.
As former St James student from the young age of four to 16, I am so grateful for my time here at St James. I have just returned from teaching during my gap year at the Erasmus School in Australia (one of our sister schools) and I am thoroughly enjoying being a part of the dynamic Nursery team.