The Staff


Alexandra Manolache , Head of Nursery.

Alexandra, is trained as Montessori Assistant to Infancy 0-3 (under Sharlyn Smith, 2021) and is also trained as Montessori Assistant, 3-6 course (under Cheryl Ferreira 2018) at the Maria Montessori Institute in London. Alexandra holds a degree in Early Years Education and Psychology and Post-Graduation in Educational Psychology. Alexandra has QTS Level 6. She has 10 years teaching experience working between England and Romania. She is Paediatric First Aid trained and Child Protection Designated Person.

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Trained as Montessori Teacher 3-6 (under Hilla Patell, 1979) and holds a degree in Child development & Early Childhood Education. She has a vast experience in introducing the fundamental Montessori principles to families and communities. Janet currently teaches in our CH environment.


Trained as a Montessori teacher at the Maria Montessori Institute under Louise Livingston, 2018-2019. Holds a 3-6 AMI Montessori International Diploma, Early Years Educator Level 3 certificate, Safeguarding Children Level 1 certificate, and is qualified in Paediatric First Aid.


Holds a degree in English and a French Master’s, and is fluent in both languages with a good level of Spanish as well. She is an experienced Montessori assistant and has been working with children for years in both England and France.


Has a degree in English and Russian linguistics and a master in publishing. She developed love for teaching while introducing English to primary schools in Turkey. Her role was to teach nursery, primary and secondary school students; preparing students for MUN conferences and International English exams; and looking for the partners for the international projects abroad.

Infant Community


Studied Early Childhood Education and has a teaching degree in Primary Education and Special Education Needs. She has 3 years experience as a teachers assistant in Spain and UK. Iris has QTS, and has also undertaken additional training which includes paediatric first aid, basic child protection, food hygiene, safeguarding children. Her current role is nursery practitioner.


Holds a degree in Philology a Post-Graduation degree in literature and is currently doing her PhD. Has QTS Level 6.


Holds a Cache Level 4 in Health & Social Care. She is training towards a Cache, L3 in childcare. Sandra has previously working in a London nursery since 2014 prior to her move to Cambridge. She is originally from Ghana and has experience caring and educating children aged 3 months to 5 years.


NVQ in Early Childhood Education. I am very passionate about Montessori and have extensive experience working in nurseries and primary schools with children aged 0-11. I speak 4 languages and have worked in childcare between Spain, England and France.



Montessori Assistant 0-3 Certificate, Cache L3. Judy has been teaching early year’s children for over 13 years in both Ethiopia and England. She has a degree in Marketing and speaks Amaric and English fluently. Judy currently teaches in our Nido environment and is experienced teaching children from age birth to 4.


Early Childhood Studies L4, Spain. She has worked with children aged between 3 months and 2 years.


Studied at the University of Social Science and Humanities in Croatia and holds a Master’s degree in Pedagogy and Sociology. She holds additional trainings which includes paediatric first aid, basic child protection, food hygiene and safeguarding children.


Has been working in Montessori Nurseries for the last 6 years. 3-6 Assistant certificate trained (AMI), Cache Level 3 in Early Years. She has also undertaken additional training which includes paediatric first aid, basic child protection, food hygiene, safeguarding children. Ana is a singer and often plays guitar and ukulele for children.


Studying for BA (Hons) Primary Education Studies at Anglia Ruskin University. Experience of working with children ages 6 months to 5 years both in Portugal and England.



Carefully prepares our delicious meals with love and Mediterranean flavour. Originally from Sicilly, England has been home now for some 7 years.

"Our catering menu's aim to provide children with a varied culinary experience that reflect the diversity of the nursery community".

Our Catering Menus

Basic Montessori Principles

We have a few basic principles that ensure everyone is safe and can feel confident in their work.

1. Our staff will intervene if something is hurtful, harmful or dangerous. If not, we will observe to see if the children can resolve it by themselves.

2. The adults are role models for behaviour, language and how to use resources and carry out activities.

3. The children are free to choose one activity at a time and use it for as long as they like without interruptions by other people.

4. We help the children learn how to complete a whole cycle of activity (choose work, use it and replace it on the shelf for the next person).

5. Our staff make time to carefully observe each child’s individual interests so we can tailor activities to suit their current stage of development.

Designated Roles (Ofsted Specific):

Senco (Special Education Needs Coordinators)

Alexandra, Mia, Kaitlin

Enco (Equalities named Coordinator)

Alexandra and Paulina

Child Protection

Alexandra, Mia, Judy


Alexandra, Paulina

Fire Officer


PPE, Designated Covid Training


Other Roles (Cambridge Montessori specific):

Behaviour Management Co-ordinator


Health and Safety