Teachers & Support Staff

Our outstanding early years educators build on children’s individual strengths and passions, setting a high standard for their learning and development. Each child receives a personalised approach that inspires them to become a purposeful, life-long learner. Meet some of our team here, and in no particular order – each and every member is as important as each other!

  • Our teachers and support teams distinguish themselves through their passion for working with children, commitment and diligence.
  • Our teachers are sensitive to the individual needs of each child, their cultural and family backgrounds, and their developmental stage of learning.
  • An appointed ‘key person’ looks after your child all day, every day and is responsible for meeting the needs of each child in their care and responds sensitively to their feelings, ideas and behaviour. They are responsible for keeping and updating your child’s development portfolio, planning for their individual needs and ensuring they are happy and safe.
  • All staff members have a DBS check before commencing work with us. This is then updated every three years.
  • Our staff recruitment policies ensure a thorough and rigorous vetting process to verify employment and residential history, authentication of all professional qualifications and certificates.
  • All staff undergo the Child Protection course provided by the Local Authority and selected staff specialise in Paediatric First Aid and behavioural management. All staff also attend the annual Early Years Conference held by the Local Authority.
  • Periodic reviews are in place to identify further training and improvement to promote best practice and continued outstanding education and care.

Head Office Team

SARA - Director

SARA

Director

Razia Nurmohamed

RAZIA

Quality Director

Today’s children are tomorrow’s future. I strongly believe that the early years experiences form the basis of how children cope with life situations. Their communication and language and personal, social and emotional development form the basis of skills that give them an advantage for the rest of their life. I consider it a privilege to be part of a child’s formative years and to be able to help shape the future.

Tamara Stubbs

TAMARA

Growth

When I was five years old, my mother told me that happiness was the key to life.  When I went to school they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I wrote down ‘happy’.  They told me I didn’t understand the assignment and I told them they didn’t understand life” – John Lennon.  Children learn from natural exploration, being able to navigate their environment and express themselves in a way that builds their confidence. Adults are there to guide and nurture as well as to help build their already existing foundations.  We are not here to tell children what to see, only where to look.

Nursery Management Team

CHARLOTTE

CHARLOTTE

Operations Lead

I have always had a passion of looking after and educating children, watching them grow and develop with their own little personalities. It’s a great sense of achievement when they go off to school and they have had the best start to life with you at nursery. Even though my role means I’m not with the children on a day to day basis anymore, I still love welcoming the children in each morning and being part of a childcare environment.

Bijal

BIJAL

Deputy Manager

I have many years of mentoring and management experience within childcare and other industries such as travel tourism and banking. My 3 years of experience as Room Leader, Third in Charge and acting Nursery Manager as well as holding an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare, has enabled me to implement and execute activities that promote both Montessori and EYFS learning objectives to the highest of standards. I look forward to creating a robust, fun and happy learning environment for our children to grow and develop independently. I have a magnetic passion for working with children and want to help build the future of tomorrow’s children.

LAURA

LAURA

Administrative Assistant

I thoroughly enjoy supporting the team at Blossom Tree in my administrative role. The atmosphere and being around the children makes coming to work a pleasure and I love seeing the children’s happy faces.

Teaching & Learning

HASMITA

HASMITA

Montessori Lead

Life is not measured by the breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away” – Maya Angelou.Working with children has given me so many of those precious moments! The things children say and do, (and) the joy and delight they feel when they achieve something they have been persevering with… As a Montessori practitioner, my role has always been that of being a role model, an observer and a facilitator – providing the appropriate environment, guidance, support and opportunities. I have had the privilege to work in Montessori settings for over 20 years and am looking forward to many more!

CHERISSE

CHERISSE

Training Lead and Preschool Room Leader

My passion for working with children stems from seeing them develop, meet important milestones in the early stages of their lives and going through the journey with them. I encourage children to be independent and allow them to work things out for themselves to give them a sense of achievement and pride.

Kitchen

REBECCA

REBECCA

Head Chef

I have been a professional chef and have over 30 years experience in the catering industry. I have worked for a variety of clients, including international companies and private schools. I am fully trained in Health and Safety, Hygiene and Allergy awareness, alongside Food and Nutrition. I am also qualified in designing menus which I love as it supports the healthy growth of each of my clients. I love working and cooking for children as I feel they bring the best out of my personality. Through the preparation of their meals, it allows me to encourage them, feed their curiosity as well as nurture their growth in trying new foods.

Heads Of Classrooms

TINA

TINA

Babies Room Leader

I have worked in childcare for 36 years. I have worked with all ages ranging from 3 months to 12 years. I love giving the children a stimulating environment and watching them develop in all areas. Children are all unique and develop at their own rate. I have a great job helping them achieve and reach their milestones.

ROBYN

ROBYN

Toddlers Room Leader

I have always been passionate about working with children and have over 5 years experience in Early Years. After I finished my Level 3, I wanted to continue expanding my knowledge and I am currently completing my Level 5! I feel that as I teach the children, I learn at the same time. My favourite part of working with children is when they grasp a skill or activity for the first time and I love to see the look of joy on their face. This is the reason I love what I do! Everyday is a day to learn and try something new!

Deputy Heads Of Classrooms

SANEHAL

SANEHAL

Ladybirds Deputy Room Leader

I’m passionate about my job because when my children were young, I was a stay at home parent. When they started school I wanted to continue in childcare so started a qualification in childcare as I wanted to continue to nurture children in wellbeing, growth and development. The children receive lots of affection and the freedom to explore their surroundings and I assist them when required so they can play independently with confidence.

KATIE

KATIE

Dragonflies Deputy Room Leader

I am passionate about working with children because it is a fun and rewarding challenge and no two days are the same. Watching the children grow and learn is what makes working with children so enjoyable. I enjoy developing the children’s skills and independence to help shape them into their future selves. Children learn best through having sensory experiences and through being active learners and I try to incorporate this when planning activities. I like to give the children the time and space to explore with peers and with me, while giving them the guidance they need to learn. Children that happy are more inclined to learn and grow.

MICHELLE

Butterflies Deputy Room Leader

I have such a strong passion for working with children. I had an amazing childhood playing outside, exploring and learning through play. I feel that all children should grow and develop in a stimulating environment which support all aspects of the child so they can achieve and excel into their school years and beyond. Really looking forward to being a part of the Blossom Tree Family and getting to know all the parents and children!

An Ofsted 'Outstanding' nursery.

Blossom Tree Montessori received an 'Outstanding' Ofsted rating in February 2020. Blossom Tree believes in providing the best start in life for your child through its effective staff recruitment processes. We employ 'best in class' practitioners. We have high staff retention rates and take care of our staff. So they take care of your child.

I am amazed how much this nursery and the staff have had such a positive impact on my little girl. Every morning we receive a warm welcome when we come into the main reception.
The food looks great with such a varied menu, it makes me jealous! The fact that it's all organic is an added bonus, knowing I am giving my son the best.
Since our toddlers joined the nursery, we have noticed so many enjoyable differences in them, notably independence, confidence and speech and we also notice them pointing out things that we know they definitely learnt at nursery.
I love that I get a detailed update on what my child has been up to in the day through an app and that the updates include pictures which I am able to then share with the rest of my family.
My son has only been at the nursery a few weeks and already I have noticed how quickly he has developed new skills. Everything from holding his own open cup to putting together puzzles.
My daughter has become more and more confident in her home life after attending nursery.
My son has progressed so well since being there and they provide such a wide range of activities for the kids. I would always recommend this nursery to anyone and will send any future children there.
My daughter has a great relationship with the staff members and will happily jump into their arms. I'm so glad I made the right choice at Blossom Tree Montessori.