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 - Manager, 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. " 

Gemma Allocca - Depty Manager 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."

 

 

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, schools and college as well as having my own children too".

 

 

 

 

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!"

 

 

Isabelle Leggett - Early Years Nursery Assistant

Foxglove Montessori

 

Year Joined

2020

 

What Isabelle brings to the Nursery

"I bring a keen interest in the Montessori philosophy as well as an enthusiasm for following the children's imagination; seeing how and where I can input in order to extend their learning and creativity".

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lorraine Bradley - Early Years Nursery Assistant

Foxglove Montessori

 

Year Joined

2020

 

Qualifications

Foundation degree in Early Years

 

What Lorraine brings to the Nursery

"Many years of experience working in the early years. I am a great believer in children learning through play and using/exploring their environments.  The creativity and imagination that the children have is amazing and I enjoy being there to help them develop, and see them develop further through providing the materials and resources that they need".

 

 

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."

 

 

Jackie Bloomfield - Nursery Assistant Foxglove Violet Hill

 

Year Joined

2018

 

Qualifications

Level 3 Diploma in Preschool Practice

 

What Jackie brings to the Nursery

"I have had the pleasure of having the best job in the world for almost 25 years where no two days are the same.

I am so grateful that everyday I get to work with children to encourage them to use their fantastic imagination to discover, explore and learn new things from the nursery environment.
I bring lots of knowledge and experience to plan, support and encourage all children to learn through play to reach their full potential".  
 

 

 

Jemma Jones - Nursery Assistant Foxglove Violet Hill

 

Year Joined

2018

 

Qualifications

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

 

Year Joined

2018

 

Qualifications

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".

 

 

 

 

Liz Breckenridge - Nursery Assistant Foxglove Violet Hill

 

Year Joined

2019

 

Qualifications

NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Early Years

 

What Elizabeth brings to the nursery

"I bring years of experience of working with small children in nurseries and private homes and have two grown up children myself. I enjoy the company of small children, their curiosity, energy and enthusiasm.  I love seeing small children becoming empowered and confident as they are encouraged and supported to become independent learners.  I bring my love of machine sewing to the nursery and really enjoy watching the children as they discover a new skill and interest with my support".

 

 
 

 

 

Contact Details

Foxglove

Chilton Fields

01449 775333

 

Foxglove

Violet Hill Road

01449 770950

 

Email:

foxglovemontessori

@yahoo.com

 

 

Session Times

Breakfast club

Mon-Fri

 

Morning session

Mon-Fri

08:00 to

09:00

 

09:00 to 12:30

Lunch club

Mon-Thu

12:30 to 13:00

Afternoon session

Mon-Thu

13:00 to 16:00

Foxglove Violet Hill is open until 16:00 on Fridays too. 

Address

Foxglove Montessori Nursery
Chilton Meadows

Chilton Way

Stowmarket

Suffolk

IP14 1SZ

01449 775333

 

Foxglove Violet Hill

Chilton School

Violet Hill Road

Stowmarket

IP14 1NN

01449 770950

 

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