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 each day.

We have a large number so that we can maintain our standards of high staff to child ratios:

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 Preschool

Co-Owners and management team

Nursery Manager
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, NVQ Levels 3, Pediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene, Safeguarding officer ( DSO)

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

The Team

Deputy Manager                                                                                                                                                              Tammy C
NVQ Level 3 Senior Practitioner, First Aider   Safeguarding

Harshi R - Montessori Directress
Montessori Diploma, NVQ Levels 3, Pediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene, Safeguarding

Carly W
 NVQ Level 3, Safeguarding, Pediatric First Aid