Blue Planet Montessori Nursery School employ five full-time Nursery Practitioners who are all fully qualified and continual update their knowledge through regular training programmes including Child Protection, First Aid and Food hygiene. All staff hold either an NVQ level 3 qualification, Montessori International diploma, or degree in Early Childhood Education with Early Years Professional Status. All staff are CRB checked.

Blue Planet prides itself on having a family friendly atmosphere with Nursery Practitioners committed to ensuring each child's needs and interests are met and parents feel truly welcomed as partners in their child's care and education.

Principal - Diane Stocking

Diane established Blue Planet in 1998 having previously worked as a Special Needs Developer. Both her children attended a Montessori setting and Diane was so impressed with how it laid the foundations for them to love learning and encouraged them to become independent learners. Diane changed her career as her interest in the Montessori Method developed. Her qualifications include: BA Honors Degree in Early Childhood Education, Montessori Diploma in Early Years Education and Early Years Professional Status.

Deputy Principal - Marisa Abbew

Marisa has worked with Blue Planet since the start and is the Nursery's Special Needs Coordinator, she has an NVQ level 3 qualification and is a registered phychiatric Nurse. She has a vast amount of experience in Special Needs and acts as an advisor to all other staff.

Nursery Teacher - Barbara Gorzynski

Barbara originally undertook volunteer work whilst her child attended the Nursery. Barbara holds a degree in Child Welfare and has worked at the Nursery for four years.

Nursery Teacher - Linda Ranauro

Linda has worked in Early Years Education for 23 years. Linda brings with her a great deal of knowledge with expertise in social communication, speech and language and physical development.

Nursery Teacher - Marina Anastasiou

Marina has worked for Blue Planet for the last 5 years and is an experienced Nursery teacher and has a particular interest in sign language.


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