Our Staff

We take pride in the high calibre and commitment of our teachers.  We believe that a high ratio of qualified, dedicated and caring staff is essential to provide the best quality education and care.  We work as a professional team to provide high and consistent values throughout the school. The Head Teacher and owner, Susan Dann, is a qualified Primary School Teacher, with over 30 years experience in education and training.


Susan Dann BSc. Hons. P.G.C.E. QTS

Catherine Tabbert  BA Hons. Mont. Dip. 

Frances Hubbard Mont. Dip.

Michaela Millard BA Hons. Mont. Dip. P.G.C.E. QTS

Megan Wheating Mont. Dip.

Jessica Antill BSc. Hons. Mont. Dip.

Emma Guest Drama Dip.

Ruth Hamilton

Cathy Hurley

Rachelle Hornsey Nat. Dip. level 3 (Early Years)​



French - Madame Nathalie B.T.S.

Cookery - Alison Winfield QCF level 3

Music - Rosalind Cannon BMus Hons. MMus


The Pavilion Montessori School is registered with Ofsted and we have been awarded “Outstanding” in all categories of our 2020, 2016 and 2011 Ofsted Inspections.  We are also an accredited Montessori School under the Montessori Evaluation and Accreditation Board (MEAB) scheme.   We are a member of the LEA (Richmond) Early Years Childcare Development Partnership, the Montessori Schools Association and the Early Years Alliance.


To read our 2020 Ofsted Inspection report, please click here.


To read our 2018 Montessori Accreditation Inspection report, click here.


Our Aims

We believe that nursery school should be a happy and positive experience.  We work with parents to establish a trusting, effective partnership which allows us to create a safe, secure and nurturing environment where each child is treated as an individual, encouraged to develop at his or her own pace and truly flourish.


By providing a happy, relaxed and stimulating environment, we foster each child’s natural love of learning and discovery not only by teaching skills, but also by encouraging good learning habits.  By giving the children opportunities to do things for themselves and experience the joy of achievement, we enable them to acquire knowledge and new skills and to develop self-esteem and independence.  It is our aim to provide an environment where each child can thrive and achieve his or her full potential and to provide a wide and solid foundation on which future schooling can be built.