Judith Ish-Horowicz

Co-Founder, MBE


Judith has a degree in music from Leeds University. She trained as a teacher and went on to be Head of Music at a London comprehensive school. She then moved into Early Years Education opening Apples and Honey Wimbledon (Ofsted rated Outstanding) in 1991.


Judith is an Ashdown Fellow, an education consultant and a Limmud volunteer. She was awarded an MBE for Services to Early Years Education in 2010. Judith plays an integral part in the curriculum development of the nursery and as a lead on our intergenerational work with Nightingale Hammerson. 

Kathy O'Brien

Acting Head Teacher

Kathy has worked in Early Years for the past 23 years. She has trained as a Montessori teacher and has completed her Hornsby Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) teaching.


In 2012 she gained a BA in Early Years Teaching from Kingston University.

Meet The Rest Of The Team


Jacia Roap 

Office & Finance Manager


Karen Lyon-Lowe

Lead Teacher


Barbara Morris

Teacher Assistant

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Shakera Uddin

Teacher Assistant

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Maureen Desmond

Cover Teacher


Vivi Arboleda



Kirstin Thompson



Carla Pais

Teacher Assistant/Kitchen Supervisor

If you are interested in joining the Apples & Honey Nightingale Nursery team please look on the Staff Vacancies section for details of current positions.