Our people

 

“The teacher nevertheless has many difficult functions to perform. Her cooperation is not at all excluded but becomes prudent, delicate and manifold…She acquired a moral alertness, which has not hitherto been demanded by any other system, and this is revealed in her tranquility, patience, charity and humility. Not words but virtues are her main qualification.”

[ Discovery of the Child Maria Montessori]

MARGARET DILLANE - PRINCIPAL

Started Happy Days in 1990 , Montessori qualified to the age of 12 , BEd (Hons) & MA , 35 Years of Montessori teaching experience , Child Psychology Diploma, Head of Assessment and Mentoring for ME(UK) , ME(UK) Mentor and Assessor , Teaching Practice Tutor, Montessori Course Tutor, Committee member of the Brent EYCG, Montessori Examiner, Completed EYPS Training, PG Cert SEN [MEfA], External Examiner for UEL. Trained as  a Reiki Master, Energy Chakra Healing; Bio-Energy Therapy [Family and Friends],  Doterra Essential Oils and Aroma touch.

 

SHANTELLE GARDNER  - DEPUTY MANAGER - MONTESSORI DIRECTRESS

Joined Happy Days in 1995; she moved to another nursery in 2012 and returned to Happy Days in 2021. Montessori Qualified stage 1 to the age of 6. Completed an Early Years Foundation Degree and is currently restudying for her Montessori Diploma

 

LEONIE GABRIEL-ARAGAY  - MONTESSORI DIRECTRESS

Joined Happy Days in 2021 , Montessori Qualified to the age of 6. Completed a Montessori Foundation degree.

 

ANULA DEVENDRA - NVQ LEVEL 3

After completing her Teaching Practice at Happy Days, Anula joined the team full-time in September 2012. Anula is currently studying the Montessori Foundation course