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Our Montessori Minds Team

At Montessori Minds all of our staff are:

DBS & background checked

Paediatric First Aid & Safeguarding/ Child Protection Trained

Guided & nurtured to facilitate Outstanding Teaching for all children

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Leonie BSc MA
Owner/ Nursery Manager 
Safeguarding Lead
International Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy
Working towards Doctor of Education (EdD) (PhD)
Our owner and Nursery Manager Leonie has over 10 years managerial experience within the early years sector. Leonie is an experienced Montessori Teacher and has supported nurseries across various local authorities. Leonie holds an International Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy in addition to a BSc and Masters Degree and is currently completing her Doctorate in Education.

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Gill
Nutrition Lead & Administration
Montessori Assistant Certificate
Food Hygiene & Safety Level 2

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Elliot
First Aid Instructor & Training Lead
Royal Humane Society Award 2022 

Foundation Degree in Informal Education
First Aid at Work Instructor & Paediatric First Aid Instructor Award

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Holly- Deputy Manager
Montessori Teacher/ Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher/ SENDco
Safeguarding Lead
International Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy
Levelin Childcare & Education
Working towards level 5 Diploma (Foundation Degree) in Leadership & Management

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Amer BA Honours QTS
Pedagogy Lead
BA in Education, Culture & Society
Qualified Teacher Status

I speak: Panjabi, Urdu, Hindi & French

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Megan- Room Lead
Montessori Teacher/ Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher
Nursery World Awards Finalist 2022
International Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy
Level 3 in Childcare & Education

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Wendy- Room Lead
Early Years Educator/ Forest School Leader
Level 3 in Teaching & Learning in Schools
Level 3 Forest School Lead

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Destiny- Room Lead
Early Years Educator
Levelin Childcare & Education

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Shagufta BA Hounours/ MA
Early Years Educator 
Masters Degree in Inclusive Education (Distinction)
Bachelor of Family and Community Sciences
I speak: Hindi, Urdu & Gujarati

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Claudia BA Hounours/ MA
Early Years Educator 
Masters Degree in Education for children with SEN 
Degree in Languages & Modern Cultures
I speak: Spanish & Italian

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Hannah BA Honours
Early Years Educator
BA in English Literature & Media Studies

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Rudina BA Honours
Early Years Educator
BA in Biology & Chemistry
 
Working towards QTS
I speak: Albanian & Italian

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Marie
Montessori Teacher
International Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy
Level 3 in Childcare & Education

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Cristina
Early Years Practitioner 
Level 4 in Early Years Education
I speak: French & Spanish

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Donovan
Early Years Practitioner 
Level 2 in Childcare & Education

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Mollie
Montessori Assistant
Montessori Assistant Certificate
Level 2 in Childcare & Education

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Katie
Early Years Educator
Level 3 in Childcare & Education

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Layla
Nursery Apprentice
Working towards level 2 in Childcare & Education

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