Claygate Montessori School




SOPHIE HARDIE (School Manager and Provider)
Sophie is qualified in the Montessori theories, and the practical exams with her Stage One and Two Certificates in Early Childhood. She has completed her teaching practice and is a fully qualified Montessori Directoress. Sophie also holds her Peadiatric First Aid as well as Module One and Two in Safegurading children. Sophie also teaches the LAMDA drama syllabus and several dance classes with Chadsworth Stage School.


Eirin grew up in Norway and takes inspiration from the Scandinavian method of fostering independence and confidence within children through hands-on learning experiences. She has worked in various childcare settings since first qualifying 14 years ago and supported children and their families as a playworker, nanny, nursery nurse and pre-school room leader. Eirin has akways bern invested in expanding her knowledge and recently gained a L6 qualification in Early Years and is currently studying towards a Bachelor Degree in Teaching and Learning in the Early Years with Kingston university.

Michelle is the School’s Administrator and was the Principal of Chadsworth Stage School which is Claygate’s long established school of dance and drama and is also recognised for its performance work both in National competitions and in local Community events. Michelle also helps out in the nursery and holds a Peadiatric First Aid qualification and also has attended Modules One and Two in Safeguarding children.



Victoria has her level 2 qualification in Childcare. Victoria is hoping to continue her studies to gain her level 3 in the near future.

EMMA GOVENDER (Supply Staff)

Emma lives locally in Claygate with her two sons.

LYDIA EVANS (Supply Staff)

Lydia holds her Level 2 in Childcare and lives locally in Claygate.



Cherry joined us to teach French in September 2010. She has been teaching French clubs in primary schools for four years, and it is a job which she loves. Cherry says that learning French should always be fun, and she hopes that your children will enjoy themselves as much as she will. She teaches all the KS1 French clubs at Claygate Primary School, so if your children continue at school there, then she can carry on the good work! She lives in Claygate, and has three children aged 14, 12 and 8.


Little Kickers are an established company who teach Football to pre-school and older children. They joined us in January 2007 to teach football to our pupils on a Thursday morning.