Alexandra Manolache , Head of Nursery.
Guides and Assistants
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 and managing children with challenging behaviour.
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. Marion is the Children's House room leader, and Safeguarding Lead. She is also training towards NVQ L3 in childcare. Trained; managing children with challenging behaviour.
Holds a BA (Hons) Primary Education Studies from Anglia Ruskin University. Experience of working with children ages 6 months to 5 years both in Portugal and England. Currently studying towards Montessori Teacher 3-6 diploma. Trained in Safeguarding Children Level 1 certificate, Paediatric First Aid and managing children with challenging behaviour.
Holds a Master’s degree Teaching Qualifications (QTS) and has experience working with children of all age groups (birth to 5). She has undertake additional training in paediatric first aid, basic child protection, food hygiene, safeguarding children and managing children with challenging behaviour. Her current role is nursery practitioner.
Has a degree in English and Russian linguistics and a master in publishing. She developed a joy for teaching while introducing English to nursery, primary and secondary schools in Turkey. She has undertaken additional training in NVQ L 3, Understanding children with Autism and managing children with challenging behaviour. Her current role is nursery practitioner.
Holds a degree in social pedagogue, Hungary. She is experienced in the field of social care and early years. Also trained in managing children with challenging behaviour. Her current role is nursery practitioner.
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.
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