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.

 

 

SHITAL PATEL - MONTESSORI DIRECTRESS

Joined Happy Days in 2000 , Montessori Qualified to the age of 6 , Began as a parent of Happy Days and was so happy with the ethos that she wanted to be a part of it. she has completed a early years foundation degree

 

KATEY BENTLEY  - MONTESSORI DIRECTRESS

Rejoined Happy Days in 2008 , Montessori Qualified to the age of 6 , Worked at Happy Days previously, Qualified Nanny , Did her teaching practice at Happy Days, Is passionate about the prepared environment

 

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  

ZAYNAH AKHTAR - NVQ LEVEL 3

After completing her Teaching Practice at Happy Days, Zaynah started her apprenticeship with Happy Days. Once her apprenticeship was completed Zaynah joined the team full-time in September 2019. Zaynah is currently doing the Montessori Workshops to gain experience in using the Montessori materials