Nursery and Primary Education

Early years are crucial to a child’s development and consultancy and assessments at this stage offer huge support to parents in understanding expectations, ways of learning and crucially how best to support your individual child’s development. Advice on best first steps in terms of nurseries and pre-schools will give parents the confidence to feel they are set on the right path for their child’s education.

Sabine Hook

Sabine was educated at Queen’s Gate School in London before reading English Literature at the University of Durham. Upon graduating from Durham in 2005 she gained a PGCE qualification in Early Years and Primary School teaching from UCL Institute of Education (University College London). Sabine has 7 years worth of teaching experience in the British state school system, as a Nursery and Reception class teacher and then as Head of Early Years. On top of this, she also has first-hand experience of the independent international school sector, having taught in the early years of The British International School Cairo. Recognising the complexities and increasing competition for nursery school places in London, she was one of the early pioneers of nursery consultancy and has over 6 years experience working with parents as a consultant. Over the years, Sabine has developed close working relationships with the most popular nurseries and pre-schools in Central and West London and as a result, she is extremely well-placed to offer informed, impartial and expert guidance in finding the best school for your child. During her years teaching Sabine gained a detailed knowledge and understanding of how young children learn and what essential qualities create a successful nursery school. She has developed her own unique assessments for children aged 2-6 years old, based on her own knowledge of developmental goals and the expectations of the most competitive pre-preps and schools.

Areas of Expertise

  • School Selection (nursery, state and junior schools)
  • Admissions Support
  • 3/4/5/6+ assessor
  • Pre-Assessment advice
  • Early years development and education

Positions Held

  • Class Teacher (Nursery and Reception)
  • Head of Early Years
  • Independent advisor to private clients across London