Nick Peck – MA (ord), Mont. Dip. – Proprietor and Montessori teacher
I qualified as a Montessori teacher in 1997 and have previously managed two Montessori nurseries and a Montessori elementary school. I have also run a day nursery and have gained mainstream experience working as a teaching assistant in a local first school reception class. I have 2 children with my wife and partner, Rachel.
Rachel Lelliott-Peck – Mont. Dip., BTEC Nursery Nurse – Montessori teacher
I have been working in childcare since I left college, the majority of which has been spent working in Montessori Nurseries since my daughter Holly started at a Montessori nursery herself. I have worked as both a classroom leader and manager and I am passionate about the importance of Early Years Education as a foundation for developing a lifelong love of learning.
I went to a Montessori Nursery and School up to the age of 11. I completed a Children and Young People’s Workforce Level 3 apprenticeship in July 2014 having been named as Northbrook College’s Overall Intermediate Apprentice of the Year & am now studying for a Foundation Degree in Early Childhood.
Mel Stenlake – NVQ L3
Prior to joining Bright Little Buttons in April 2015 I worked in another local pre-school setting for the previous twelve years, attaining my NVQ Level 3 in Early Years Care and Education in 2005. I have two children of my own, both now in their teens, and I am very much looking forward to this new chapter in my professional life.
Sarah Garrett – L3 Early Year’s Workforce Diploma
Before starting at Bright Little Buttons in June 2015 Iworked in another local pre-school for 5 years, during which time I gained my Level 3 Early Year’s Workforce Diploma. Before I stayed a home to raise my three children – all now teenagers. I’m looking forward to being part of the Bright Little Buttons team.
I have been interested in Montessori education since my own two boys benefited back in the 1970s. Later I worked for some years in the 1980s in a Montessori nursery. Now I am enjoying returning on a voluntary basis.
I am Rachel’s Mum and Holly’s Nan. I have been volunteering at Bright Little Buttons since the nursery opened in 2012. While I initially volunteered to help Rachel and Nick with their new venture, I have remained a regular volunteer as I have found that I very much enjoy the company of the Bright Little Buttons.