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villagemontessori

Our Team

We are a small, dedicated team with a varied and wealth of experience working with children. The founder, Mrs Kwai-Fong Purchase (Miss Jessy) is a fully qualified Montessori Teacher who has great passion in Montessori Ethos, she promots this unique learning method to both her team member and children in Village Montessori Nursery School.

Kwai-Fong Purchase Known as Miss Jessy (founder and owner)

Manager, Child protection and Safeguarding Coordinator, SENCO

Qualifications: BSc. (Hons) Psychology, Early Year Teacher Status (EYTS), Early Childhood Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy, Primary Education 6-12 Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy

Born and brought up in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Jessy was an active and independent child who spent most of her early childhood exploring in the woods. She joined Montessori Children House in Kuala Lumpur as teacher assistant, and she felt in love to Montessori Pedagogy. In year 2001, Jessy decided to study Montessori Early Childhood at Montessori Centre International (MCI) in London, after completion she joined an all year round Montessori nursery school for the next six and a half years. In year 2011, Jessy  started Village Montessori Nursery School in an old school feel parish hall sitting in the beautiful village of Rowlands Castle.

Aneta Lesniewska

Deputy Manager, SENCO Coordinator

Qualification:  Level 3 NVQ In Children’s Care, Learning and Development

Aneta was born in Poland, she came to England in year 2007. She started her Montessori journey in year 2009 working in two established Montessori schools. Throughout those years Aneta has attended many seminars and trainings relate to Montessori teaching and special education needs.  She is currently studying Montessori Teacher Training course (age 0-7) at Winchester Montessori Training centre. Aneta speaks and writes English and Polish, she has a daughter in her primary school age. 

Magdalena Kowalska

Montessori Teacher

Qualifications:  Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy

Magdalena was born in Poland and spent much of her early life in areas of great natural beauty. She came to England in 2015 and has been working in different Montessori settings before joining Village Montessori Nursery School. Magdalena’s soft spoken and gentle character has always made children feel warm and welcoming. Magdalena speaks and writes English and Polish. In year November 2017, Magdalena gave birth to her very first child and currently she is on maternity leave till further notice.

Victoria Fidler

Teacher, First Aider

Qualifications:  Level 3 Home Based Childcare

Vicky was born in England, who used to be a registered childminder when her children were young. When her children were in the Primary education, Vicky worked as a Support Worker for independent care for children and young people with disability. Prior joining Village Montessori Nursery School, Vicky worked as a childminder assistant in the village for a period of four years and she has good understanding in Early Year Foundation Stage framework. Vicky’s calm and soft spoken character develop close bonding with children. She believes that childhood is a fun learning time yet children should be set reasonable boundaries. She has two lovely children and some grandchildren.

Svitlana Ibrahim

Teacher

Qualifications:  Level 3 Diploma for Early Learning and Childcare

Lana was born in Ukraine, who brought up four children of her own and has been working in Early year setting since year 2012. During her years working in the early years setting, Lana was given key children for learning plan and assessing development progress using Early Year Foundation Stage framework. Lana speaks and writes English and Russian, her open and warmth character has always welcoming both children and adults.