Kay King, Principal, Young England Kindergarten
Susan Hanage, Founder, NappyValley.net
From toys to timetables - get insight into the transition from nursery to school: Transitions can be tough and it is equally difficult to decide on which route, school and strategy is right for you and your family. Registrations on the day of birth and other short stories!
Kay King holds a Montessori Diploma and joined Young England Kindergarten in 1973. After working as a teacher at the school for six years, Kay then became a joint Principal for twelve years and took over the running of the school in 1989. Along with her highly qualified team, Kay has created a well-established, family-run nursery which has a reputation for providing excellent Early Years education.
Susan Hanage is the founder of NappyValleyNet (NVN), an online SW London mums’ community. Launched in 2009 the site now receives over 50k visits, each and every month.
Prior to launching NVN Susan spent many successful years working in magazine and digital publishing on titles as diverse at Stuff, MacUser, Shape and What Hi-Fi.
Every day NVN helps users choose schools, recruit nannies, recommend builders, find holidays and still find time for relationship advice and a gossip. Questions and discussions on schools remains one of our most popular topics, so much so, that in 2015 we launched our very own annual schools guide, which is now in its third edition.
A South-West London mum herself, Susan has two children who have been through the independent school system, with her son in the lower sixth of a London day school and her daughter in year 10 of another.