Our Team

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

 

Year Joined 

2011

 

Qualifications

  • 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 - Deputy Principal Foxglove Montessori Nursery and Foxglove Violet Hill

 

Year Joined 

2016

 

Qualifications

 

  •  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. " 

PAULA GREEN - Early Years Montessori Nursery School Assistant Foxglove Montessori Nursery

 

Year Joined

2005

 

Qualifications

  • 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

 

Year Joined

2016

 

Qualifications

  • 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

 

 

GEMMA ALLOCCA - Early Years  Nursery Assistant and Deputy SENCo Foxglove Montessori Nursery

 

Year Joined

2017

 

Qualifications

  • 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."

 

Jo Jacob - Early Years  Nursery Assistant 

Foxglove Montessori Nursery

 

Year Joined

2019

 

Qualifications

  • 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!"

 

Haidee Cardy - Early Years  Nursery Assistant  Foxglove Montessori Nursery

 

Year Joined

2018

 

Qualifications

  • Qualified Teacher Status

 

What Haidee brings to the Nursery

 

LIZZ REED - Deputy Principal Foxglove Violet Hill

 

Year Joined

2016

 

Qualifications

  • 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."

 

 

 

 

 

 

Louise King - Deputy Principal Foxglove Violet Hill

 

Year Joined

2006

 

Qualifications

  • BA (hons) Early Years and Childhood
  • International diploma in Montessori Pedagogy

 

What Louise brings to the Nursery

 

 

 

 

Jackie Bloomfield - Nursery Assistant Foxglove Violet Hill

 

Year Joined

2018

 

Qualifications

 

What Jackie brings to the Nursery

 

 

 

 

Jemma Jones - Nursery Assistant Foxglove Violet Hill

 

Year Joined

2018

 

Qualifications

 

What Jemma brings to the Nursery

 

 

 

 

Amberlea Moore - Nursery Assistant Foxglove Violet Hill

 

Year Joined

2018

 

Qualifications

 

What Amberlea brings to the Nursery

 

 

 

 

Caroline Smith - Nursery Assistant Foxglove Violet Hill

 

Year Joined

2019

 

Qualifications

 

What Caroline brings to the Nursery