HighHouse Director Vanessa Callan


Director and Officer in Charge –

Mrs Vanessa Callan MA Early Years Professional Practice, P.G.C.E. (Early Years), B Sc.(Hons),  E.Y.P.S.

Vanessa Callan is our Graduate trained Teacher  in Early Years and Nursery Director. She has had over 20 years experience within Early Years, including as a primary school teacher. Vanessa is responsible for leading the nursery and driving the nursery forward with her creative and innovative ideas.

Vanessa  was one of the first in the country to receive the Certificate for Early Years Professional Status in 2007 – an important step forward in the care and education of young children. The award ceremony in the  prestigious Commonwealth Club in London, saw Vanessa being presented with her certificate by Estelle Morris former Minister for Education, (and for those of you who remember ‘Playschool’ Floella Benjamin!). The ceremony was attended by many important figures in the field of education, anxious to ensure that both the public and press, attending the awards ceremony,  were aware of the importance of this forward step in the ongoing development of Nursery Education.

In 2013 Vanessa was among just six other professionals to receive a Masters Degree in Early Years Professional Practice from Anglia Ruskin University. This is the first of its kind, a new qualification that included leadership, pedagogy, inclusion and Children’s Rights.


Miss Andrea Ramsden NVQ3 – Administrative Manager

Andrea has worked at High House for over twenty years. She is a fully qualified Early Years practitioner as well as our administrative manager. Andrea is able to help parents with funding queries and using childcare voucher schemes.