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Claire Giori

I am Claire Giori and I am the teacher in Eling Nursery Class. I have a BA Hons in Early Years and a PGCE also specialising in Early Years. I have worked at Eling Infant School since September 2007. During this time I have taught across all the year groups but my passion has always been in the Early Years. Outside of school I especially enjoy long walks or bike rides by the sea with my family. I am obsessed with exploring the world and love planning my next overseas adventure.



Lucy Biggs

My name is Lucy Biggs I am the Assistant Headteacher and SENCO at Eling. I work in Nursery and Year R. I have a BA (hons) with QTS in primary education and as part of my masters in education I have a post graduate certificate in early years and have gained the National SENCO accreditation. I love working across the school getting to know all the children as individuals. In my spare time I’m often found in the forest cycling, walking or jumping in puddles with my children.


Sue Nye

My name is Sue Nye and I am a teacher in Nursery on a Friday morning. I have an FDA, BS Hons degree and PGCE specialising in Early Years care and education. I have been working with children in a variety of roles and settings for many years, the last 10 years have been at Eling. I am a mother and grandmother and enjoy spending time with my family. I love living near the sea and walking coastal paths and being on and in the water. I have a campervan and spend my free time exploring the countryside.



Jo Hilliard

Hello, my name is Jo Hilliard. I have my NVQ3 in Child Care, Learning and Development and have worked in Early Years for over 14 years. I have two grown up children and one of our favourite things to do as a family is go walking by the sea. I have always loved working with children and helping them learn through their play. I believe that nursery should be fun, exciting and creative!



Mandy Jones

Hi, I am Mandy Jones and I am a qualified preschool practitioner and before I came to work at Eling Infants, just over 2 and a 1/2 years ago, I spent 3 years working in a local preschool.  I love helping children to learn through play and exploring and am thoroughly enjoying working with the children in Eling nursery.   You will also see me in Dolphins class as the TA in the mornings. Outside of school I am a keen member of a local running club and I also spend time sailing but when I am not doing these things I enjoy spending quality time with my two children and walking with my family and my lovely dog in the New Forest. 










Hello, my name is Frances. I am a mother of 3 and I am a qualified preschool practitioner. I love working with children and believe their early years are extremely important and should be full of fun and new experiences.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, crochet and reading.