Christchurch Montessori Nursery

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Meet the team and Key persons 

Our team of highly dedicated staff provide all children with individual care, attention and stimulating activities and experiences, to nurture and support their learning and development.

Christchurch Montessori has a large number of staff, most of which work on a full time basis. This enables us to upkeep our high level of teaching and for the children to form a secure attachment to their key person. Our staff to child ratios are:

1:3 for children aged 0-2, 1:4 for children aged 2-3 and 1:8 / 1:6 for children aged 3 years and up, this enables us to upkeep our high level of teaching.

All staff members hold current DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) checks before starting to work for us, complete with work related and character references.

Our staff are highly qualified with a wealth of experience and each bring both personal and professional knowledge to the setting. We also support our staff to onward train and to update their qualifications.

Who is who at Christchurch Montessori

Co-Owners and management team

Nursery Manager
Gill Thomas
Co Owner, Montessori teaching Diploma level 4, Pediatric first aid, Food Hygiene, Special Educational Needs (SENCO), Safeguarding

Nicola Dowling
Co Owner, Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS)- BA HONNS and Foundation degree in Early years and Education, Advanced practice in working with toddlers and babies, Safeguarding officer ( DSO)

Nursery Daily Manager
Lorraine Dangerfield – Montessori teaching Diploma level4, Safeguarding officer ( DSO) NVQ Levels 2 & 3, Paediatric first aid, Food Hygiene, Special Educational Needs (SENCO)

The Team

Amanda D
Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS ) Safeguarding

Karin L                                                                                                                                                                       LEVEL 3 , Pediatric FIRST Aid, Safeguarding                   

Katy M                                                                                                                                                                            NVQ Levels 3, Pediatric First Aid, , Safeguarding

Roxanne K                                                                                                                                                                        NVQ Levels 2 AND 3, Pediatric First Aid, , Safeguarding

Anika F                                                                                                                                                                 Working towards   NVQ Levels 3, Pediatric First Aid, , Safeguarding