Meet the Staff
Director and Kindergarten Teacher
Hannah founded Robin’s Nest in June 2011, when the setting began as a small childminding centre based in the Old Orchard Cottage on the grounds of Emerson College. In 2015, Robin’s Nest moved to the yurt it is in today in a big community effort to clear the previously over-grown space and erect the structure. Hannah has since been heavily involved in creating community initiatives in the College.
As a fully qualified Early Years Waldorf teacher, Hannah studied at the London Steiner Waldorf Early Years training, where she received her NVQ level 3. Throughout and following her training, she worked in the kindergartens of the Waldorf School of Southwest London and St Michaels Steiner School in London. She was also the Resident Storyteller at Horniman Museum in London, where she would deliver stories and crafts based around nature to inner-city children.
Originally from London, Hannah moved to the Forest Row area with her youngest son in 2011. Hannah’s other interests include meditation, plant medicine, singing and geomancy.
Kindergarten Assistant and Parenting Group Leader
Eva has been working at Robin’s Nest since 2015. In addition to the Early Years Waldorf Teacher training, Eva has studied the First Three Years from the Steiner perspective, and holds an MA in Health and Infantile Prevention, as well as a BA in Psychology.
Prior to working at Robin’s Nest, Eva was a Kindergarten Assistant at Michael Hall in Forest Row and the Parent and Child Group Assistant at St Paul’s Steiner School in London. She also worked in a number of Spanish nurseries in London.
Although originally from Spain, Eva has been living in Forest Row with her husband and three children for the past 11 years. She loves being active outdoors and greatly enjoys playing the piano.
Baby Group Leader
Having run a thriving Steiner inspired childminding setting in London, Una has been a part of Robin’s Nest from the beginning, looking after the youngest children.
Her interest in supporting healthy development has led her to ongoing formal and informal studies. Even though Una holds MA in Educational Psychology, NVQ level 3 from London Steiner Waldorf Early Years training and is a registered Circle of Security Parenting facilitator, she feels that babies and toddlers are her most generous teachers.
Born in Lithuania, Una moved from London to beautiful leafy Sussex in 2012 and still feels like she is on a permanent holiday (most of the time!). She relishes simple pleasures: time with her family, wholesome food, and long walks.