The Staff

Management

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 is Paediatric First Aid trained and Child Protection Designated Person.


School Office

(+44) 01223 342572    Email: office@montessoricambridge.co.uk


Admissions    

Email: admissions@montessoricambridge.co.uk 

Guides and Assistants 

Children's House

Kaitlin

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. 

Marion

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.

Maria

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.

Justyna

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. 

Infant Community

Anamaria

Holds a degree in philology and a post-graduate degree in literature and is currently studying towards a PhD. She is also QTS Level 6. In addition she has also undertaken additional training which includes: Montessori 0-3 Assistances to infancy under Heidi Philippart (Assistant course, AMI Prague) paediatric first aid, basic child protection, food hygiene, safeguarding children and managing children with challenging behaviour. Her current role is Deputy Manager and room leader.




Brigita

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.

Sofie

Trained and experienced Montessori teacher who as worked with children aged 2 to 6 years, in Kenya. Holds an in depth Level 1 certificate in Early Years Childhood, from Montessori Centre International. She is also trained in managing children with challenging behaviour.

Marzia

Studied Early Childhood Education and is currently studying towards NVQ L3 in early years. She has experience as a teaching assistant in UK and has undertaken additional training which includes paediatric first aid, basic child protection, food hygiene, safeguarding children and managing children with challenging behaviour. Her current role is nursery practitioner.

Sandra

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. She is also trained in managing children with challenging behaviour. Her current role is nursery practitioner.

Katalin

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.

Nido

Judy

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. Additionally she is trained in managing children with challenging behaviour. Her current role is room leader.

Andrea

Early Childhood Studies L4, Spain and Montessori 0-3 Assistant to Infancy under Heidi Philippart (Assistant course, AMI  Prague). She has worked with children aged 3 months to 2 years. She has undertaken 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.


Paulina

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 and managing children with challenging behaviour. Her current role is nursery practitioner.

Ana

Has been working in Montessori Nurseries for many years. Holds a 3-6 Assistant certificate (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 and managing children with challenging behaviour. Ana is a singer and often plays guitar and ukulele for children. Her current role is nursery practitioner.

Catering 

Beppe

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, Paulina and Judy


Child Protection

Andrea, Mia, Marion


Ecat

Alexandra, Paulina


Fire Officer

Alexandra 


PPE, Designated Covid Training

All


Other Roles (Cambridge Montessori specific):

Behaviour Management Co-ordinator

Alexandra


Health and Safety

Alexandra