Meet the Team

  • Debbie Manners

    Nursery Teacher

    Debbie Manners

    Nursery Teacher

    Before I began my teaching career I went to university and gained a degree in Drama and English Literature. I then went on to gain a post graduate certificate of education (PGCE). I began teaching at Le Squez in Year 1 then moved to St. Martin’s primary where I stayed for 10 years teaching in various year groups. I then took a year out to embark on the hardest job of all… being a Mummy to Charlie and Poppy. My love of teaching drew me back in and I joined Mont Nicolle. I moved to St. Georges in September 2017 to work in the Little Dragons. Outside of school I love to sew and make new things. I love to watch gymnastics and secretly wish I could still compete.

  • Pat O'Neill

    Nursery Assistant

    Pat O'Neill

    Nursery Assistant

    Originally from Holland I have been in Jersey since being a student.  I am married to a hotelier and we live in St Brelade's Bay with our two sons.

    I joined St George's in January 2008.  Having worked for several years previously in primary education throughout the age groups, it is working with the youngest I find most rewarding and fascinating.  I feel very proud to be part of the St George's team. 

    I am looking forward to moving the Nursery forward with the other members of the team, taking full advantage of the wonderful walled garden and surrounding grounds at the same time as retaining the nurturing and academic standards for which the School is renowned.

  • Jan Daly

    Nursery Assistant

    Jan Daly

    Nursery Assistant

    I have worked with children for over 20 years in nurseries and I have worked at St Georges Preparatory since 2008. I joined Mrs Rae in the Little Dragons Blue room when it opened in 2013.  I am a mother of three children and two grandchildren and I enjoy eating out and hot sunny days.

  • Sofia Bonazzi

    Nursery Assistant

    Sofia Bonazzi

    Nursery Assistant

    I'm Italian and I've worked in nurseries, primaries and secondary schools in Italy and Jersey.  In Italy I taught history and geography and in Jersey I've taught Italian and French as a second language.

    I enjoy spending time with my son and my two fox terriers, walking and cycling around Jersey.

  • Nicola Sinclair

    Nursery Assistant

    Nicola Sinclair

    Nursery Assistant

    I have been at St  Georges for several years. Having gained experience working in primary education in Hong Kong I am delighted to continue this back home in Jersey. I have two teenage children that keep me busy. In my spare time I like spending time outdoors, cooking and running.

  • Lindsey Capern

    Nursery Assistant

    Lindsey Capern

    Nursery Assistant

  • Katie Lapthorn-Nears

    Nursery Assistant

    Katie Lapthorn-Nears

    Nursery Assistant

    I have recently joined St George's after raising my two children.  I have a Btech in Nursery nursing and  have over 20 years experience in the UK and Channel Islands, which has included managerial positions. I have also worked as a Nanny looking after babies and teenagers, and have been fortunate enough to travel around the world whilst doing this.

    In my spare time I enjoy keeping fit, running and cycling.  I also enjoy cooking and spending time with my family.

  • Laura O'Neill

    Nursery Assistant

    Laura O'Neill

    Nursery Assistant

    I joined Little Dragons Blue in October 2016.  I have a BTEC National Certificate in nursery nursing and have worked with children for 30 years in various roles, including nurseries, school's and a full-time nanny.

    In my spare time I enjoy keeping fit and travelling

  • Kelly Corfield

    Nursery Assistant

    Kelly Corfield

    Nursery Assistant

    I joined Little Dragons Blue in February 2016.  I have a NVQ Level 1 & 2 and have experience of working in Nurseries and Primary Schools.  I also work at the Du Mond Gymnastics Academy as a part-time coach. 

    I feel very fortunate in teaching young children as it is something I really enjoy doing.  I have four children and in my spare time I like to go cycling, baking and gardening.