Meet the Staff

The senior staff at Torah Montessori Nursery are experienced, knowledgeable and extremely caring. Working with the senior staff is a team of support staff, parents and junior trainees and administrators. There is a nice ‘family feel’ about working together with the children. There is also an originality and freshness about the teaching at Torah; small classes and enthusiastic children make lessons a joy.

TEACHER

PROFILE

QUALIFICATION

PENINA EFUNE,
Manager & Head Teacher
Penina has been in Education for more than 30 yrs and is passionate about maintaining high standards of quality and excellence. She particularly likes to cultivate positive aspects of the child’s character and instill a love and pride for their identity, through songs, music, art projects, drama and first hand experiences.

Teaching DiplomaBeis Rivkah,New York Seminary, 1980B.Ed (Hons)North London University, 2001EYP (Early Years Professional) Sussex University 2011Paediatric First Aid Nov 2016

STEPHANIE ANDERSON Nursery Teacher 
Steph’s background is in art and design. She adores children and decided to become a nursery teacher when her son left the Torah nursery.Stephanie believes passionately in learning through play and ensures that that all children experience a positive, happy, fun, start to their education. She is great at settling in the new children in a caring, loving warm manner. NVQ Level 2 & 3YMCA Training 2008-2010Paediatric First AidDec 2010 & Dec 2013
ROBERTA FROSOLINI
Deputy Head & Montessori Teacher
Roberta has a varied background in childcare until she decided to become a Montessori teacher. Roberta particularly enjoys developing the Montessori curriculum for each child, ensuring they have the opportunity for challenge and reaching even greater heights. NVQ Level 3City & Guilds 2009Montessori Early Childhood Teaching DiplomaKent & Sussex 2013Paediatric First AidJune 2012 & Aug 2015
GILLIAN STARK Head Cook
Jill has been at Torah for 28 years and she loves it! As well as developing healthy dietary options, Gill feels that learning about Kosher catering has been a good education and she has made lots of friends. City & Guild’sCatering & Hotel ManagementGuilford College 1974