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perfectstart

Meet the Team

"All of our members of staff are passionate about their work, qualified in Montessori methods, and DBS checked."

Larissa de Saude
Manager/ owner

Larissa’s first experience in teaching was in Russia, where she graduated with a qualification as a pre- school teacher .(“child development and pedagogy”), and she later worked with children aged 1-7 years old. 

Larissa studied  at Montessori Centre International and gained an International  Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy in London. 

Larissa went to work for a number of years in one of the best Montessori Schools in London, before she became a founder of Perfect Start Montessori School. 

Larissa is passionate about her work and treasures each child in her care. She deeply believes in the Montessori philosophy of “following a child “ and that each child has individually huge potential, and should be given that chance from a very early stage in their life. Each child is a “citizen of the world “and deserves absolute respect and love. 

Larissa manages the school and is part of the team. She is hands-on and at the school every day. She is dedicated to the happiness and safety of children, working closely with the parents.

Qualification & Certificates:

● Paediatric First Aid

● Safeguarding and child protection for professionals with designated responsibilities

● Prevent duty

● Child protection level 3

● Recognising and preventing FGM


 

Zina Abdul Wahab
1st Deputy/Teacher

Zina is a qualified Pre–School Teacher. She holds a NVQ level 3 certificate in Child Care. 

She joined Perfect Start Montessori School in September 2017.

Zina was qualified in Sweden where she started her career as a Pre–School Teacher before she moved to London. 

She is experienced practitioner and loves working with young children.

Qualifications and Certificates:

● NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education Sweden

● Paediatric First Aid, Barnet

● Level 2 Award in Food Safety ,  CPD

● Child Protection level 3, CPD

● Prevent duty, HM Government

● Recognising and Preventing FGM V3. CPD


 

Sophia Heichelheim
2nd Deputy/Teacher

Sophia is a qualified Pre –School Teacher. She holds a CACHE level 3 certificate in Child Care.

She joined Perfect Start Montessori School in December 2017.

Sophia has many years of experience working with young children.

She is dedicated to her work.

Qualifications and Certificates:

● CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education

● Paediatric First Aid

● Level 2 Award in Food Safety, CPD

● Further Child Protection

● Prevent duty, HM Government

● Recognising and Preventing FGM V3.CPD


 

Candice Chalene Lewis
Teacher/ key person

Candice joint Perfect Start Montessori school's team in February 2019.

Candice has many years of experience working with children which includes being the manager of a creche for 2 years.

She enjoys working with children and loves to see how they progress and develop overtime.

Qualifications and Certificates:

● Level 3 childcare

● Level 2 food hygiene 

● Paediatric first aid

 

 


 

Hatie Spahiu
Teaching Assistant

Hatie is currently studying to achieve Diploma  NCFE CACHE level 2 Child Care.

She is very reliable, eager to learn and loves working with young children.

Qualifications and Certificates:

● NCFE CACHE level 1 in an Introduction to Early Years Setting.

● Level 2 Award in Food Safety, CPD

● Child Protection in School, CPD

● Prevent duty, HM Government

● Recognising and Preventing FGM V3.CPD


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