Teachers &
Support Staff

We know that in order to provide outstanding care, education and development for your child, our teachers and support staff are the key, and most important factor. It is for this reason we are able to assure you that:

Our teachers and support teams distinguish themselves through their passion for working with children, commitment and diligence.

All staff members have a Disclosure and Barring service (DBS) check before commencing work with us. Our recruitment policies ensure a thorough and rigorous vetting process to verify employment and residential history, authentication of all professional qualifications and certificates.

“Staff provide high-quality support quickly and effectively, so that children make outstanding progress in all aspects of their learning and development. Children develop excellent communication skills. Staff spend a significant amount of their time playing with children, talking to them and extending their learning.”

Ofsted inspector

Our Inspiring Team

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Head Office Team

Gemma Lester

Group Quality Director

I have worked in childcare for just over 16 years. I started as a Nursery Nurse and worked my way up to Senior Management, working with a group of nurseries primarily in London and the surrounding areas. My biggest strength is that I am a people person, I love to spend time with families and colleagues to create a collaborative way of working which encourages honesty and transparency. My role within Inspire focuses on driving quality and listening to and engaging our people. This alongside leading and working closely with the headteachers and teams at each nursery on my weekly visits. I have a huge passion for early year’s education and developing children to be lifelong learners, which I believe is crucial in the ever changing world that we live in.

Hiral Bharadwa

Operational Lead

I have worked in childcare for over 12 years and thoroughly believe in teaching through the Montessori method that is based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play to fulfil the Early Years Foundation Stage learning intentions. I believe every child is gifted, it is up to us as teachers to facilitate their learning and unwrap the best of them. Even though my role means I am not with the children on a day to day basis; I enjoy meeting the children when I am visiting the nurseries and facilitating teaching and learning to the highest capacity.

The Wembley Park Montessori Management Team

Priya Patel

Headteacher- Wembley Park

I believe children are our greatest ambassadors. They are curious, articulate and full of awe and wonder. I believe the Montessori Curriculum allows children to have the confidence to fulfil their dreams and ambitions as they are surrounded by a learning experience enabling them to learn at their own pace with an environment designed to nurture and encourage their independence and self confidence. I strongly believe that our culture and ethos allows the child to develop a thirst to reach their fullest potential at all times. To love and care for the children, is the reason we do what we do!

Poonam Tailor

Deputy Headteacher- Wembley Park

As a Deputy Headteacher my prime focus is ensuring that the Learning and Development of our children are kept at a high standard. I strongly believe in the Montontessori ethos, where the nurturing and enabling environment allows children to grow academically and help each child to reach its full potential in all areas of life. As educators we set ourselves to provide children an environment which is carefully prepared to meet the children's particular developmental needs throughout birth to 5 years. This is done by careful observations to connect them with the environment which they are in.

The Rayners Lane Montessori Management Team

Hiral Bharadwa

Acting Nursery Manager

I have worked in childcare for over 12 years and thoroughly believe in teaching through the Montessori method that is based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play to fulfil the Early Years Foundation Stage learning intentions. I believe every child is gifted, it is up to us as teachers to facilitate their learning and unwrap the best of them. Even though my role means I am not with the children on a day to day basis; I enjoy meeting the children when I am visiting the nurseries and facilitating teaching and learning to the highest capacity.

Rahila Khan

Deputy Headteacher- Rayners Lane

I have completed a Montessori diploma and thoroughly believe the Montessori pedagogy and Early Years foundation stage learning intentions will support a child to blossom to their full capabilities. We work alongside our practitioners and families to support the children to their best potential.

Michelle Richards

Headteacher - Rayners Lane

Childcare is my passion. I have worked in childcare for 27 years. Children's well being is my top Priority and I believe that they mirror those around them. I know that a learning environment which is happy and stimulating is essential for children to develop and thrive . I feel that the Montessori method blended with the Early years Foundation Stage (EYFS) ensures that we provide activities and resources which support the development of all children while having fun. The children are learning fundamental skills which they will use throughout nursery and beyond into their school years.

The East Lane Montessori Management Team

Richa Pandey

Headteacher- East Lane

We welcome everyone to our very caring , happy and friendly nursery. Children are at the heart of all that we do and we are committed to ensuring that all of our children have the best possible start in life. Happy, secure children will make most of their early play experience and we feel privileged to be a part of this learning. At East Lane Montessori keeping children safe is at the heart of everything we do.

Dipti Badiani

Headteacher- East Lane

I am very proud that the children in our care are settled ,happy and actively learning. I believe that each child is unique and we encourage them to flourish and reach their full potential. We work closely with parents and carers and believe that a partnership approach is the best way to create strong bonds and happy children. The children here have access to the best of both Montessori learning and EYFS and they develop into happy, confident, independent life-long learners

The Edgware Montessori Management Team

Nishrin Alibhai

Headteacher- Edgware

I have done a diploma in Montessori pedagogy from MCI. I am very passionate about our Montessori way of education and I truly believe that the best way to help a child is to make him/her independant for life!

Tanvi Bhagat

Deputy Headteacher- Edgware

I have completed a diploma in Montessori pedagogy. I like to work with children to see them flourish to their full potential. I also like to do creative activities with the children to extend their imaginations.

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