Kensington International Kindergarten champions excellence, which is why we only recruit highly qualified and experienced teachers who hold at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Years Education or equivalent from well-recognised Universities. Our team is passionate about early childhood education and is committed to providing a loving and fun environment. They work to ensure that your child develops as an individual, while helping to nurture and encourage their learning through discovery and enjoyment.

Kensington International Kindergarten is committed to providing staff with opportunities for professional development and enables them to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in education with a comprehensive, on-going training programme.


Ms. Varaporn Kanchanawat


Mr. Nitiphan Phanwiroj


Mrs. Tracey Thurlby

Head Teacher


Mr. Samuel Wood

Deputy Head Teacher
and Lead Teacher,
Year1 Class

Ms. Jordan Van Tonder

Under Four’s Coordinator
and Lead Teacher,
Toddler Class

Ms. Gemma Marshall

Lead Teacher,
Nursery Class

Ms. Kathryn Park

Lead Teacher,
Nursery Class

Ms. Cassie Andrews

Lead Teacher,
Nursery Class

Mrs. Emma Giles

Lead Teacher,
Reception Class

Ms. Joanne Mclaughlin

Over Four’s Coordinator, SENDCo, Designated Safeguarding Lead and Lead Teacher,
Reception Class

Ms. Lorna Simmonds

Lead Teacher,
Year 1 Class

Ms. Tippy Uhuru

EAL and SEN Teacher

Mr. Jonathan Thompson
(Coach Jonny)

PE Teacher and Swimming Coach

Ms. Pimchanok Chotijareanpong
(Kru Pim)

Thai Teacher



If you would like to apply for a position at our school, please email your curriculum vitae (CV) or resume and a recent photograph. Please state the position you are interested in applying for and contact the school at


Effective Practices

Effective practice in the early years requires committed, enthusiastic and reflective practitioners with a breadth and depth of knowledge, skills and understanding. We ensure that our teams use their learning to continuallyimprove their work with young children and their families in ways that are sensitive, positive and non-judgmental.

Our teams need to:

Understand how children develop and learn.
Know the curriculum, the ‘subject knowledge,’ as important in the Foundation Stage as in later stages.
Know about and be able to use a range of teaching strategies appropriate to a distinct stage.
Understand how to promote and support child-initiated learning.

Learning communities

Training and development are essential to us at Kensington International Kindergarten. All staff are trained in the essential requirements and periodically reviewed to identify any particular training requirements, allowing them to grow and develop, progressing their role at Kensington as a benefit to their overall career.

At Kensington International Kindergarten, we are committed to providing an enjoyable and motivational working environment.

We are looking for people with passion and innovation to be part of our Kensington Family. We want the people who work with us to develop as well – intellectually, personally and in their overall career progression. We expect our people to participate to the fullest extent of their abilities in all aspects of Kindergarten life and to be part of the outstanding team that delivers our mission in providing absolute excellence in all that we do for our children and their families. Only then can we achieve standards of excellence that are unique to Kensington.

However, this also means that we require only those of the highest calibre who we believe can make a difference, and therefore we utilise a strict screening process as part of our recruitment strategy.

We expect a high standard of presentation in every sense when dealing with parents, the children or any member of the Kensington International family, both in terms of standards of dress, speech and manner.

Our team are educational role models and must look and behave as such at all times.

People who work for us must have a natural love of working with small children, watching them grow and develop. We want those who are inspirational, and who will act as role models for our young charges, those who will enjoy identifying and bringing out a young child’s natural talents – be it in the creative arts, music, dance, drama, art, sports, reading and literacy, maths and numbers or science. We want you to be there, nurturing, encouraging and applauding every new achievement.

But above all, we want people who are happy, with a naturally positive outlook on life, who will promote and cultivate the same within the school. At Kensington International, we will ensure that communication channels are open at all levels so that every member of staff is involved in the ongoing development of the team and what we seek to achieve.

The Kensington International environment will be assured of success through the happy cohesion of the Kensington Team, Parents and Children.