Basinghall Staff

The Southbank Basinghall Team

Melina Rodrigues

Melina Rodrigues

Centre Manager

Melina has always been fascinated by Teaching. Melina went to university in Brazil studying a Bachelor in Education and now as a Montessori student is still discovering how powerful and amazing it is to work as an educator especially with young children with all their happiness, joy and potential. She feels absolutely blessed and privileged.

Laura Teale

Laura Teale

Directress
Echidna Class

Laura has been involved with children in many capacity over the years whilst travelling around supporting her husband in the services. In 2014 she joined Southbank Montessori to pursue her love of working with children. She is close to finishing her Diploma of Children’s services and continues to attend Montessori courses to increase her knowledge.

Nikkie Arachige

Directress
Possum Class

Hello My name is Nikkie and I have been working with children for over 8 years. I love watching the fascination in the children’s eyes when they learn and achieve something for the first time, it is very rewarding.
I’m Montessori diploma qualified for 2 1/2 years to 6 years age group completing my studies in Singapore, I’ve also done diploma in Early Childhood Education in Australia. In addition I worked as a Montessori kindergarten teacher in Singapore for two years. The unconditional love I receive at work from the children is a great incentive to come to work every day.

Echidna Class

CLASSROOM ASSISTANTS

Stephanie Chaw –  Assistant
Inoka Ratnasekara – Assistant
Chandan Kaur –  Assistant
Carminie Neminathan –  Assistant

Possum Class

CLASSROOM ASSISTANTS

Zamzam Mohammed –  Assistant
Anu Handa –  Assistant
Rebecca Hackett –  Assistant

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