Our work has one clear focus: your child's individual needs. In order for us to support your child's development in the best possible way, we employ people with different educational training backgrounds. They all attend regular further training courses, which enable them to bring new ideas and proposals to their daily work.
Find out more about our staff.
Lindsey Harvey - Principal Foxglove Montessori Nursery and Foxglove Violet Hill
- Early Years Teacher Status
- Level 3 Cache diploma in Children and Young People's Workforce
- BSc (hons) Newcastle University
What Lindsey brings to the Nursery
" As a qualified Early Years Teacher I am passionate about the best ways to encourage young children's learning and development. I love to see children
exploring and learning for themselves and discovering their own interests. I am extremely privileged to lead such a highly qualified team, who are all fantastic at following the interests of the children and skillfully leading their learning in sensitive and appropriate ways. As a parent of three children I understand the pressures of modern family life, and work with families and carers to support our young children.
Gail Osborne - Manager, Foxglove Montessori Nursery and Foxglove Violet Hill
- International Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy Early Childhood
What Gail brings to the Nursery
" I have a very diverse experience working within the Montessori Environment from babies through to reception. I love watching the Montessori philosophy in action as the children work through the Montessori materials to develop their full potential and utilise these new skills in their everyday environment. I particularly enjoy extending the Montessori ethos into other environments and sharing this exciting opportunity for children to extend their learning with parents. "
Gemma Allocca - Depty Manager and Deputy SENCo Foxglove Montessori Nursery
- Level 4 diploma/NVQ in childcare and education
What Gemma brings to the Nursery
" I have many years experience of working in a Montessori nursery with young children and also from being a parent myself.
"I enjoy playing a part in children's development and helping them achieve their ambitions. It's a lovely job watching how children develop, learn and interact with others."
Paula Green - Early Years Montessori Nursery School Assistant Foxglove Montessori Nursery
- National Nursery Examination Board Diploma
What Paula brings to the Nursery
" I bring to Foxglove my love of working with children and getting to know them. I like to spread fun and laughter around the Nursery. I enjoy reading stories and playing musical instruments with the children".
Liz Butcher - Early Years Montessori Nursery Assistant and SENCo Foxglove Montessori Nursery
- Level 4 Advanced diploma in Childcare and Education
What Liz brings to the Nursery
"Experience of working with children and young people for over 25 years in private nurseries, in schools and college and also with my own children too.
Jo Jacob - Early Years Nursery Assistant
Foxglove Montessori Nursery
- Level 4 Early Years Practice
What Jo brings to the Nursery
" I bring many years experience of working in Early Years.
"I love that every day is different. One day you can be going on a bear hunt and the next creating a rocket to go to the moon. It's my job to help, develop and nurture the children's sparks of knowledge and imagination through playing and exploring in a caring environment. So much fun to be had!"
Lizz Reed - Deputy Principal Foxglove Violet Hill
- BA (hons) Early Years and Childhood
What Lizz brings to the Nursery
"You can always guarantee that one day is never going to the same as the next when you work with children and this is why I love my job. I bring with me my passion for cooking, art and exploration. I am quite happy to get messy and I’m not afraid to be a bit silly, which I think are important qualities when working with children. I feel that having three children helps me to understand the challenges that families/carers face today and better enables me to provide a caring and supportive environment for the children within our care."
Jemma Jones - Nursery Assistant Foxglove Violet Hill
GNVQ Level 2
What Jemma brings to the Nursery
"I have over 20 years experience in childcare and have my own three children so have a good understanding and knowledge from all sides.
I'm fun and friendly and love to help and teach children to learn through play.
It is so rewarding seeing children transition from pre-school to primary knowing that I have helped with this"
Amberlea Moore - Nursery Assistant Foxglove Violet Hill
Cache Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education
What Amberlea brings to the Nursery
"I will bring to Foxglove my passion for having fun and allowing the children to explore and learn for themselves.
I enjoy being creative and musical with the children.
As a parent myself, I feel the need for the children to have fun while they are learning and to be able work with the parents/careers to support our children".
Caroline Smith - Nursery Assistant Foxglove Violet Hill
CACHE Level 3
What Caroline brings to the Nursery
"I have a range of experience working with children, of all needs and abilities, between the ages of 2 -17.
I bring fun and enthusiasm to the nursery and enjoy being creative through play".