Our Team

We have friendly, experienced staff who hold the Montessori Diploma from the Association Montessori Internationale, as well as other relevant qualifications.  All our staff have relevant safeguarding qualifications and first aid qualifications for children.  The team are all dedicated and committed to the delivery of a first class Montessori and EYFS education.  All teachers are actively encouraged to further their knowledge and understanding by attending staff training days.  Staff/child ratios vary from 1:4 for two-year-olds up to 1:8 for older children.

We have been a teaching practice school for the Maria Montessori Institute since 2005.

Kay Nanji

Director & Owner

Manager of Step By Step Montessori – Edgware

Kay trained in the early 90s at the world renowned Maria Montessori Institute in Hampstead. She opened our first branch in 2004. Kay holds both the 0-3 & 3-6 AMI Diploma as well as a Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies.

Sabeen Nanji

Manager of Step By Step Montessori – Mill Hill

Sabeen attended the Maria Montessori Institute as a young child whilst Kay trained. After studying Psychology with Philosophy at the University of Exeter, she started her AMI 3-6 Montessori Diploma in London. She joined the team in 2014 and has been managing the Mill Hill branch since 2016. She also studied for a Masters in Integrated Provision for Children & Families in the Early Years and also holds the AMI Post Diploma Observation Course Certificate.