Staff at Treasure Montessori all all hold relevant qualifications and are dedicated to the Montessori philosophy.
I was so fortunate to discover the Montessori method in 1997 when my daughter attended a Montessori school. Aside from her really enjoying it, we saw the great benefits it gave her including confidence, inquisitiveness, concentration and attention to detail. Encouraged by this, I enrolled in the International Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy Level 4 programme and qualified in 2011. My children are now at the next stage in their journey and I am so pleased to join with our wonderful team and parents to enrich the experiences of our children at Treasure at such a key stage in their lives.
It never ceases to delight and astonish me to see how our children through their own discovery, develop confidence, ease in engaging with their environment and regard for themselves and others without any fear of failure.
Clare has a wealth of experience in childcare with 28 years experience, including many years as a manager. In addition to her Diploma in Preschool Practice (Level 3) qualification, Clare is a mum and grand-mum, and has a broad range of additional qualifications including safeguarding, first aid, behaviour management food safety, Understanding Autism and many others. Clare is responsible for the overall management at Treasure and is supported by a passionate and committed team. Clare and her team build strong relationships with parents and help each child to grow in confidence and develop to their full potential.
Clare’s ‘open-door’ policy welcomes parents to come in and speak to her at any time. The team promotes home learning, and encourages parents to participate and contribute to their child’s development, sharing information on a daily basis.
Chantal (Montessori Teacher)
Chantal is a key member in the Tigers (Pre-School). She has 10 years experience in childcare, is currently completing her Montessori Level 3 training and has completed one year as a Montessori practitioner.
Chantal also has qualifications in Paediatric First Aid and Level 2 Food Safety. She is a strong believer in ongoing development and so continues her training through different courses. She believes strongly in building children’s independence and confidence and is passionate about helping them develop into responsible adults that care for their community.
Sarah (Room Leader, Ducklings)
Sarah is a senior practitioner, third in charge and the room leader in the Ducklings, toddler room. Sarah has she has 10 years’ experience in childcare and is Level 3 qualified. Sarah has been a key member of the Treasure team for close to two years, enjoys meeting new parents and children and providing new ways for children to learn.
Lorraine (Montessori Teacher and Butterflies Room leader)
Lorraine is a montessori teacher and room leader in the Butterflies (babies) room . Lorraine has over 20 years’ experience in working with children and is level 3 qualified in Children’s Development. Lorraine also has qualifications in Paediatric First Aid, Food safety and is trained in working with children with special educational needs.
Lorraine is currently undertaking her Integrated Montessori Practice (IMP) and loves working in a Montessori environment
Jasmine (Early Years Practitioner)
Jasmine started with Treasure as an apprentice, with dedication and hard work she secured her Level 2 qualification in childcare and is now working on her Level 3 childcare qualification. Jasmine is one of our team working in the Butterflies (babies) room. Jasmine has over 5 years of experience in working with children and has obtained paediatric first aid and level 2 Food Safety qualifications. Jasmine really enjoys working in our Montessori setting and seeing the children develop and grow.
Beata (Treasure Chef)
Beata is our chef at Treasure, and has one of the most important responsibilities for our children, keeping them fed with nutritious meals cooked fresh every day in our kitchen. Beata has 12 years experience as a cook, and is well qualified with Level 2 Food Safety and Nutrition. Beata is a very popular member of staff for the children and the team alike.