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Our Business

The Montessori People

Getting to know us

The Montessori People is a industry-leading Thornaby-based Nursery School employing a team of over 20 staff and caring for over 120 children. 

Independent problem-solving (central to our learning approach) is clearly demonstrated in our own DNA. After failing to find a suitable nursery for her own children, owner Michelle Tudor took up the challenge and set up her own. That was in 2011. Our success today and future direction are rooted in our values, our ethos and our mission – all clearly delivered by a highly qualified and highly motivated staff.

We put your child and their welfare first. For example, although the new statutory minimum staff:child ratio for 2-year-olds is 1:5, we are retaining 1:4 to maintain care quality and child safety. 

We are....

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Experts

We genuinely love and are interested in what we do and we deliver on every child matters.

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Driven

We measure what we do according to the quality of your child’s safety, happiness, confidence and development.

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Innovative

We think long term about our own business and keep on top of the latest developments in our sector.

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We take the time to understand you and your needs, constantly engaging with your child’s progress.

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Our mission

To provide experiences that are:

  • Creative
  • Stimulating
  • Intellectual
  • Artistic
  • Developmental

We strive to cultivate each child’s desire to learn and to foster their natural curiosity and love of knowledge.

Our team

Management

Michelle Tudor

Michelle Tudor

Managing Director

Cheryl Lambert

Cheryl Lambert

Operations Manager

Jessica Forrest

Jessica Forrest

Deputy Manager

Linda Leach

Lynda Leach

Chef

Leaders

Jess Nowell

Babies Room Lead

Megan-Edwards

Megan Edwards

Toddler Room Lead

Zoe-Chalmers

Zoe Chalmers

Tweenie Room Lead

Abigail-Holland

Abigail Holland

Tweenie Room Lead (Maternity Cover)

Vicky-Bayley

Vicky Bayley

Preschool Room Lead

Support Staff

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Nicola French

Nursery Nurse, 2nd Room Lead

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Chloe Marshall

Nursery Nurse

Lorraine-Stonehouse

Lorraine Stonehouse

Nursery Nurse

Jess Slee

Jess Slee

Nursery Nurse

Liz-Clarke

Liz Clarke

Nursery Nurse

Terri-Lambert

Terri Lambert

Nursery Nurse

Jessica-McSporran

Jessica McSporran

Nursery Nurse

Ellen-Sparrow

Ellen Sparrow

Preschool 2nd Room Lead

Ashley-Linklater

Ashleigh Linklater

Nursery Nurse

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Kelly Bowes-Leonard

Nursery Nurse

Our spaces

Click the icon or view the gallery to see just how much inside space each child has to grow and explore. And, once mobile, outside is five times bigger still!

Learn more about our Tweenies

Learn more about our Toddlers

Learn more about our Pre-School

Learn more about our Babies

Our kitchen

Kitchen

Our kitchen

All meals are freshly prepared and cooked onsite in our modern, spacious and 5-star hygiene rated kitchen.

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Our menus

Our menus are packed with nutritious, varied and balanced meals – meeting every child’s individual needs.

Dining

Our dining room

A clean and bright space to grow independence and taste a wide variety of healthy meals.