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“It is necessary for the teacher to guide the child without letting him feel her presence too much, so that she may always be ready to supply the desired help, but may never be the obstacle between the child and his experience.”                                    – Maria Montessori

meet our staff

Bambinos Montessori Nursery  is proud to have a well qualified staff team who are the key to our success. Our staff all have a variety of qualifications starting at NVQ2, degrees and Teaching Status for Early Years with many years of experience in childcare and teaching.

Educators at Bambinos Montessori Nursery are warm and friendly staff.  They have been carefully selected to join our team to ensure that our children's interests come first.  Staff have First Aid training and continue their childcare interests by attending relevant courses such as Special Education Needs, Makaton training, Health and Safety, Food Hygiene and Safeguarding courses to name a few through the support of the local authority.   We have also appreciated 'parents as helpers', This has been a positive reflection on our practise promoting excellent communication with parents and good relationships with all parents and carers; This has been awarded outstanding practise by OFSTED in previous inspections.   

As part of our recruitment process you will be reassured to know that we have strict guidelines with our process following the statutory requirements set out by OFSTED.  We begin by receiving up to date cvs' followed by a telephone interview.  If successful we then invite the candidate for an interview with our deputy manager present.  This involves gaining the candidates knowledge of childcare/ EYFS & Montessori Practise, a full in depth look at their work history and references are sought after.   During this process a  half days trial is carried out.  During this stage we observe their practise and knowledge skills with children, the environment and staffs.  Once this is complete we will hold another telephone interview stage to discuss work policies and commitments.  Each new employee will carry out a 6 month probation period.  During this time we regularly hold induction meetings, termly supervision meetings and have a yearly appraisal with all individual members. Criminal Record checks are also carried out prior to employment commencing.  All registered parents and carers are able to acknowledge this along in line with Data Protection with staffing qualifications.    g

COVID19 POLICY - Please be reassured in line with Government guidline, all staffs working within Bambinos Montessori Nursery are carrying out twice weekly lateral flow test and this is recorded in Nursery by Managment.  Bubbles are maintained by floors; Ground floor and First floor.  

We  follow government regulations in staff to child ratio.   At current these are as follows:


children aged
3 years -5 years


children aged
2 years -3 years


children aged
3 months - 2 years

Meet our senior staff

Title Name Qualifications:



Mrs Sonya R Pannu
  • Early Year Professional Status - Kingston University
  • International Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy MCI LONDON
  • BA Hons - Kent University UAL
  • Business Studies and Management - Level 5
Director Mr Amrit-Raj Pannu
  • BSc Hons - Royal Holloway University  
Management Mrs Sunita Lopes
  • Masters in Education - University of Bombay
  • Business Studies and Management - Level 3


Room Leader   -  - Miss Madhuri


  • NVQ 2 - Childcare and Education
  • NVQ 3 - Childcare and Education -  COMPLETING EARLY 2022


Nursery Assistant -  - Miss Mansuet 


  • NVQ 3 - Childcare and Education - COMPLETING 2022


Nursery Assistant - Miss Khueli

Qualifications :

  • NVQ 2 - Childcare and Education


Nursery Assistant - Miss Raj


Room Leader - Miss Marwa

Qualifications :

  • NVQ 3 - Childcare and Education


Nursery Educator - Miss Jat 


  • NVQ 3 - Childcare and Education


Nursery Educator - Miss Kerrie

Qualifications :

  • NVQ 3 - Childcare and Education


Room Leader - Miss Nisha


  • NVQ 3 - Early Years Care and Education 


Nursery Educator - Miss Arya

Qualifications :

  • NVQ 3 - Childcare and Education


Room Leader - Miss Amita


  • NVQ 2 - Childcare and Education
  • NVQ 3 - Early Years Care and Education


Nursery Educator - Miss Mehreen

Qualifications :

  • NVQ 3 - Childcare and Education


Currently, a room used for additional intervention space and play

Nursery Cleaner 

Please note that there is a cleaner present on the premises from 4pm daily, Miss Sandra.


Occasionally we have student volunteers gaining an insight into our practise.  We are allowing them following an interview process to join our team to gain the necessary experience needed for working in childcare.  No volunteer will be left alone with children nor will they carry out an educator's role however a full enhanced DBS check is carried out. 


  • Special Educational Needs (SENCO) - Miss Sonya
  • Child Protection - Miss Sonya/ Miss Sunita
  • Behaviour Management - Miss Sunita
  • Equal Opportunities - Miss Sunita
  • Health and Safety - Miss Sonya
  • Fire Marshall- Miss Kerrie
  • COHORT Lead - Miss Sunita 
  • Healthy Early Years London - Miss Sonya
  • 2 yrs Co-Ordinator - AMARINOS STAFFS 
  • Lets Talks (positive interactions PIIP) - Miss Sonya/ Miss Sunita 
  • Health & Well-Being Co-Ordinator - Miss Sonya 

We appreciate that all our staff are dedicated to childcare and have sound knowledge of the Montessori curriculum and the EYFS.  We also value that many people in our community wish to gain voluntary experience and this is highly appreciated at Bambinos Montessori too.