Meet the Team

The Little Dragons Team

  • Pat O'Neill

    Nursery Manager

    Pat O'Neill

    Nursery Manager

    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 and being the Nursery Manager of an experienced and loyal team in both Blue and Orange Little Dragons makes it even more special.

    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.

  • Michelle Rae

    Senior Nursery Assistant

    Michelle Rae

    Senior Nursery Assistant

    I joined St George's in 2013 as Senior Nursery Assistant in the newly created Little Dragons Blue room.  I have worked in Early Years with pre-school age children for 15 years in Jersey, Australia and London. 

    I returned to Jersey in 2013 to begin the Little Dragons Blue room at St George's preparatory school and create a nurturing, fun and stimulating environment for 2-3 years old to start their learning journey.

    I married in 2015 and the children with their families came along to wish us well, which was a special thing to do. I enjoy being active, out and about in Jersey's beautiful surroundings and I especially dislike rainy days.

  • 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.

  • Julie Nerac

    Nursery Assistant

    Julie Nerac

    Nursery Assistant

    I have worked in the Nursery at St George’s for many years. I feel very fortunate to do a job that I love and I enjoy being with the little ones. I have two grown up children that both work in education. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren and walking, knitting and reading.

  • 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.

  • Denise Van Zeggeren

    Nursery Assistant

    Denise Van Zeggeren

    Nursery Assistant

    I studied for my NVQ 3 whilst at St Georges School. I have gained experience throughout the school, from pre-nursery through to year 6. I have three children and in my spare time enjoy walking the dogs and dong arts and crafts and board games with my children