Nursery Staff

Head of Nursery

Hatherop Castle, Adventure of Childhood

Mrs Lucy Riley CertEd

Froebel institute University of London. Early Years Professional status, University of Gloucester.

When not in the Nursery I spend many hours at home in Aldsworth, planting, reshaping and trying to get to grips with my small garden. I love cooking, reading books from my book club group and walking with friends and lately have discovered the delightful Barn Theatre in Cirencester where I have enjoyed some excellent productions. Holidays are generally spent with my children and grandchildren in Belgium and Cambridgeshire where I am kept busy and entertained before returning to school and the job that I love.


Miss Riana Evans

I have been working at Hatherop Castle Nursery since January 2015.

I am a creative person and love doing arts and craft activities at home, so working with small children and helping them to create their very own masterpieces is so enjoyable. I enjoy going for walks in the countryside and visiting my (soon-to-be) in-laws and family in France during the school holidays. I am now looking forward to getting married in July 2021, after postponing once already due to Covid-19. 

Miss Sophie Bull

I am 21 years old and enjoy a wide variety of sports, in particular netball.

I have been playing since I was 7 and have played regional adults as well.  I am also a qualified netball coach and umpire. In my spare time I love to sing and write songs. My favourite colour is pink and I love dogs! I particularly enjoy working at Hatherop as the days are always so action packed and varied. 


Mrs Judith Prakash

I was born in Cape Town, South Africa where I lived and worked until 2004, when I left my home country to explore the great big world.

What a wonderful adventure it has been so far! My favourite place to be, is by the sea, listening to the sound of the waves crashing on the shore.  When I have time, I like to read a good novel or practise playing my guitar.

Hatherop Castle, Adventure of childhood

Mrs Olivia Waldron

I’ve been involved with the school for the last 3 years. During this time, my daughter Little Owls Nursery and I got to see what an amazing school Hatherop Castle is and knew I wanted to become part of the family when the opportunity arose.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my 3 children, baking and doing anything creative.

Miss Nina Easterbrook

Having completed a degree in Primary Education at Plymouth I returned back to the Cotswolds to join the Hatherop Castle Nursery team.

I have been working in the Nursery for the past five years and I absolutely love working at Hatherop.  Every day is different and the children are just wonderful. When I’m not at work I love to spend time with my large family and going on long country walks with our toy poodle, Eddie. During the holidays I’m lucky enough to escape to the French countryside to our beautiful home in South Normandy.  

50 week Nursery

Mrs Jill Freebury – 50 week Nursery

I currently work in Pre-Prep as the Reception Teaching Assistant.  I have also just taken over the role of Little Owls Holiday Club Co-ordinator.

I have worked at Hatherop Castle for 16 years. I started in the Bursars Office as the Bursars Assistant. In 2013, I was given the opportunity to work in Pre-Prep as a Teaching Assistant and jumped at the chance!

I enjoy the day to day challenges it brings.  The children and the staff I work with are fabulous, which makes my job so much more enjoyable.

Mrs Janie Male – 50 week Nursery