The majority of Plantpots staff are qualified early years
practitioners level 3 or above, with years of experience and
knowledge of working with children in the early years. All
staff adhere to government DBS checks and undergo
regular in-house training to enhance their professional
The Plantpots team
Plantpots in 2014 for the
residents of Great Park,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
before expanding into
Jesmond in 2018.
She has 26 years experience of working with children and managing settings all over the world. Qualified to a level 3 in childcare, she has also completed Montessori teacher training.
A firm believer in the Montessori approach to early years education, Tamasine was inspired to open both Plantpots locations using these teachings as their foundation.
Tamasine believes that building good relationships with the children and their families is key to the success and smooth running of Plantpots. She is always on hand to address any concerns parents or carers may have.
Nicola became Manager
of Plantpots at the Great
Park in May 2018, after
joining the team three
years earlier as deputy.
She is a qualified early years teacher with 10 years experience of working in the early years sector.
Nicola teaches in the preschool room and has recently completed her Level 5 in Leadership and Management.
She plays an essential role in the children's development, providing high quality early education, working in partnership with our families.
Andrea Lorenzo -
early years teacher and
Andrea has more than five
years experience of
teaching in Spain and teaches Spanish to the children at both our Jesmond and Great Park nurseries.
She has a special interest in helping children with learning problems and has a Master's degree in learning difficulties and language disorders.
Lucy Rees - playgroup
Elaine Mckie - preschool
practitioner (level 3)
Ann Halford - playgroup
Katie Marfleet - preschool
towards her Level 3 in