Nursery & Reception

Mrs Ferguson

Nursery Teacher

I am Mrs Ferguson, and have taught at Waycroft since 1989, where I started my career teaching in the nursery. I have been fortunate to work under the leadership of many inspiring head teachers, and have taught across key stage 1 throughout these years. I now find myself back in nursery, the place where I first started, and where I feel my passion lies. I enjoy providing children with an environment where they are able to confidently explore and develop an enthusiasm and love of learning.
Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, valuing precious times spent together.

Mr Jenkins

Reception Teacher

I am Mr Jenkins. I have been teaching at Waycroft since 1984, some of the pupils I taught are now Waycroft parents themselves. I spent most of my years teaching in Reception. I love working with young children and enjoy seeing them learn and develop. Prior to teaching I studied music at Cardiff University and then went on to study trombone at the Royal Academy of Music, I have also been a peripatetic brass teacher, a conductor at a children’s Saturday morning music centre and a professional musician (I once performed on the pyramid stage at the Glastonbury Festival!) Outside school I enjoy 5-a-side football and playing my trombone in brass bands and orchestras. I have really enjoyed working with other staff to develop ‘Free Range Play’ at Waycroft.

Mrs May

Reception Teacher

I am Mrs May. I have been teaching since 2007. I spent 7 years teaching at West Town Lane Primary School and have been teaching at Waycroft since then. I have a real passion for teaching young children and see my role as a real privilege in introducing young children to the wonders of learning. I have taught in Nursery, Reception and Year 1 in my career.

I also have a love of dance and have taken children to the Colston Hall to perform in the ‘Stages’ dance event for many years. Whilst at school myself I was fortunate to perform in ‘Stages’ at many venues in Bristol and Bath, including the Bristol Hippodrome. I run a weekly Sing and Sign club at lunchtime each Wednesday.

Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my young family, and spending the holidays catching up with my parents and siblings who are also all teachers!

Miss McGrath

Reception Teacher