Christchurch Montessori Nursery

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Meet the Team our Key People

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

Nicola Dowling BA
Co Owner, Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS)- BA Hons and Foundation degree in Early years and Education, Advanced practice in working with toddlers and babies, NVQ Level 3, Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene, Safeguarding Lead ( DSL)

Gill Thomas
Co Owner /administration, Montessori teaching Diploma level 4, Special Educational Needs (SEN)

Loraine Dangerfield Co Manager and Montessori Manager

Montessori teaching Diploma level 4, NVQ level 2 and 3, Paediatrics first aid, Food Hygiene, Special Educational Needs (SENCO) and Safeguarding Lead ( DSL).

Amanda Dangerfield BA Early Years Teacher

Early Years Teacher status (EYTS) BA Hons in Psychology, Paediatric first aid, Designated Safeguarding Lead Deputy (DSL), Special Educational needs (SENCO) and Food hygiene.

Tammy C Deputy Manager                                                                                                                                            

NVQ level 2 and 3, Paediatrics first aid, Special Educational Needs (SENCO) Safeguarding deputy (DSL).

The Team

Karen L

Level 3 Paediatric first Aid, Safeguarding, Food hygiene.

Roxy K

NVQ level 2 & 3. Paediatric first Aid, Safeguarding, Food hygiene.

Adele H

Level 3, Paediatric first Aid, Safeguarding, Food hygiene.

Carly W
NVQ Level 3, Safeguarding, Paediatric First Aid.

Jaz K 

Level 3, Paediatric first aid, Safeguarding.