Queen’s Park

The Rainbow Montessori School includes two beautiful nurseries in prime locations throughout North West London.
Our very first nursery was established by Rainbow’s founder, Linda Madden, in our West Hampstead premises in 1982 and was followed with the opening of a second Queen’s Park in 2009.
Our nurseries cater for children aged 2 through to 5 years old.
Our ‘Queens Park’ Rainbow Montessori Nursery located in the heart of Queens Park is Rainbow’s most recent addition having opened in 2009. Our ‘Queens Park’ nursery is situated on Salsbury Road in a bright, open plan church hall close to all main transport links and the convenience of the high street. As with all our Rainbow Nurseries, Queens Park follows traditional Montessorian teaching methods and structure. This together with its recent refurbishment and its big, beautiful garden/play area makes it the ideal Montessori Nursery for your child.
At Rainbow we always strive to provide the best quality environment and educational materials for your child- Queens Park is MEAB accredited and all our teachers are fully qualified in Montessori education by recognized Montessori Training Colleges.
The curriculum at Queens Park is very varied and always fun filled! If you would like to find out more about what our Queens Park Nursery gets up to and what activities and outings they have planned please feel free to take a peek at our public blog.

Our Team

Tsehay Alemayehu

Head Teacher - Mont. Dip. MCI

Hello, my name is Tsehay (pronounced Se’ha-y) and I am delighted to be part of Rainbow Montessori School Nurseries.

I am originally from Ethiopia and I have been living here in the UK since 1991. I gained my Montessori Early Years Teaching diploma from MCI, London, and I have been working in Montessori environments for the last 7 years. I am a mother of two children aged 14 and 11.

I enjoy working with children and I am enthusiastic about delivering the Montessori way of education. I believe Montessori philosophy and method of teaching are the best start for children and equip the individual child for life in a wider sense.

I very much look forward to meeting you all.

Miss Tsehay

Christina Tan

Montessori Teacher - Deputy Headteacher

tan-christinaI am a trained Montessori teacher and have worked in both EYFS and Montessori schools in London.

My most recent experience was working at an AMI-base Montessori school in Singapore for the last 2 years.

My greatest sign of success being a Montessori teacher is to be able to say, "My children are now working as if I did not exist."

Stacey Brennan

Montessori Teacher - Deputy Headteacher

StaceyHi my name is Stacey,

I have been at Rainbow for 5 years.I have worked at both our Rainbow Nurseries (Queens Park & West Hampstead).

I continue to further my knowledge and experience which I am gaining through continual onsite Montessori training both in the method and the philosophy.

I have a keen interest in the Montessori system of education and I would like to use this experience at Rainbow to also grow in my role as a mother.

I am eager to learn more about Montessori and to develop my role further.

I look forward to learning alongside the children at Rainbow and meeting you all!

Maggy Miller

Head of Rainbow Montessori Nurseries & Montessori Teacher Mont. Dip. MCI Early Years 3 – 6


As an original member of Rainbow Montessori staff, Maggy's career has spanned Rainbow's entire 35 years making her an expert in her field!

As a close friend and colleague of Rainbow Montessori's original founder Linda Madden, with whom she worked directly under, Maggy has been involved in all aspects of the school especially the two nurseries where she is currently overseeing the management as Head of Nurseries.

Anna Santu

Classroom Assistant

My name is Anna and I am working as classroom assistant at Queens Park nursery.

I studied childcare level 2 in London. I previously worked for St. Mary's church for their Sunday school.

In my spare time I enjoy reading books, watching movies and spending time with my family and friends.

I am very excited to start my Rainbow journey with the Queens Park team.

Hira Maqsood

Montessori Teacher

My name is Hira Maqsood.

I have worked at our Rainbow Montessori site in West Hampstead and now I continue my Rainbow journey at our Queens Park Nursery. 

I am originally from Hong Kong and completed my Montessori training from MCI on 31st August 2017.

On top of that, I have a Bachelor degree in Early childhood studies from Middlesex University and have worked as a childcare worker, childcare supervisor and kindergarten teacher in Hong Kong over the period of six years.

I look forward to meeting you all.

Alexandra Marginean

Montessori Teacher

Hello, my name is Alexandra.

I am very happy to continue my journey at Rainbow Montessori School. I was the lead teacher in Elementary 2 at our old Rainbow Montessori Junior School in West Hampstead.

I have studied at the Montessori Centre International and received the Early Years Montessori Educator Diploma in 2017.

I am passionate about working with children and I believe that the Montessori education is much more than a method: It is a philosophy for life.

 I am also interested in sports, music and storytelling. I look forward to meeting you all 😊

Angeliki Ward

Montessori Teacher

The children call me Miss Angeliki and I love it.

I’ve been married for over 20 years and had my own child that is now grown-up. My association with Rainbow goes way back; it is thanks to the teaching and inspiration of Linda Madden that I trained as a Montessori teacher, also over 20 years ago.

Following my graduation and over the years, I have taught in various Montessori schools around London. I was lucky to have worked with children of various ages, countries and family backgrounds.

I was born in Greece where I grew up in a farm before moving to London, also many years ago. I still love nature, flower arrangements, traveling, cooking and most expressions of art.

But working with children and helping them shape their development is a passion I never tire from.

I look forward to teaching the children and meeting you all.