The TeamMeet the People At The Denning Montessori School

Core Team

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Jennifer Blain

School Founder and Principal

Jenny is the driving force behind the Denning Montessori School, she has a simple and powerful vision to offer the very best nursery education. Jenny is a mother of three daughters who have all attended the Denning Montessori School and who often help out at school events.

Key Information: Qualified in Montessori Nursery and Primary Level, Founded the School 24 Years Ago, Finalist in Sue Ryder Teacher of the Year Award, One of the 100 Faces of Henley, Finalist in NMT Magazine Nursery Personality of the Year and in 2015 given National Award: NMT / Barclays Bank - 5 Most Inspirational People in the Childcare Sector

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Joanna Tribe

Deputy Manager and Montessori Teacher

Qualified Montessori Teacher and a Mother of Two Children who attended the Denning Montessori School.

Jo did a BA hons in Landscape Architecture, and earlier in her career worked for technology giant Cisco.  She was inspired by her children’s experience at Denning to train and become qualified as a Montessori Teacher and work in a Montessori School in Dubai. She actually contacted me speculatively, asking if she could work in the school, where the magic began for her own children

Key Information: Qualified Montessori Teacher and a Mother of Two Children who attended the Denning Montessori School.

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Joanna Serrano

Deputy Manager and Montessori Teacher

Joanna completed a master’s degree in early years in Poland. Whilst working towards this degree, she taught as a nursery teacher. She also worked in assisting roles with older children in Year one and secondary. Since graduating, Joanna has worked in London with various ages of children from nursery to year one and also as a room leader in a private nursery. She then became very interested in the Montessori Philosophy and started her training to become a Montessori teacher, whilst working as an assistant in a Montessori school. Additionally, Joanna worked as a reception teacher in a Saturday Polish school. With this strong academic background in child care and early years education, I felt Joanna has much to offer the children at Denning. She is passionate about Montessori and teaching young children and was equally delighted to find Denning as a true Montessori school, as she described it. I know the London Montessori school well, where Joanna trained and did her teaching practise and assistant work. Additionally, as well as liking horse riding, cycling and skiing, Joanna enjoys, reading, photography and travelling. Joanna is also a mummy to a five year old son and two year old daughter.

Key Information: Qualified in Montessori Teacher and mother of two children one is a pupil at the school.

Our Passion for What We Do

We simply love what we do, we are passionate, energetic and enthusiastic about giving each and every child the very best nursery education experience.

We care massively about everything that we do and it shows, ask any existing or past parent and they'll tell you the same thing.

We feel privildged to have the children, seeing the results we are able to achieve and the positive, happy, balanced, confident and self assured young people grow and develop is rewarding beyond belief.

For 24 years, our simply ethos of aiming to give your child or children the very best start in life, guides everything that we do.

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