Our Teachers

We have an enthusiastic team of teachers who are passionate, hardworking, kind and very well qualified. We value their individual skills, talents and ideas that each member brings to our team. The cultural and linguistic diversity of our teachers helps support our many bilingual children and those with English as an additional language. Our qualified Montessori teachers aim to bring out the unique personality of each individual child, to develop their self-confidence, sense of security and order in a totally child-cantered environment.  All our teachers have their Pediatric First Aid qualifications.  Teachers regularly attend MCI and local authority training courses to update their professional development. Between us all, we have worked at Ladbroke Square for 107 years! That's an average of about 10 years each.

Individual profiles

Lucy Morley - Head Teacher - Level 5 FdA

Lucy has worked with children and families from the local area for over 30 years. She graduated from Norland Nursery Training College in 1987. Both her daughters attended Ladbroke Square, and it was whilst her younger daughter was still a pupil that she joined the teaching team in 2003. Lucy continues to receive comprehensive training from MCI Montessori, she also recently completed a degree in Early Years development and education, she relishes discovering new insights and information. She lives locally with her family, and enjoys the arts and spending time with friends.

Lula Kusy - Level 5 FdA

Joined LSMS in 2007 and has completed the Early Years Foundation Degree. Lula has been a strong member of the nursery and held the position of deputy head for 2 and a half years until taking up her degree. Lula is a key member of our team and brings passion, empathy and humor into the classroom. Lula speaks Polish with some Russian and enjoys Polish dancing and long walks. 

Nicole Carvalho - NVQ 3 (Maternity Leave)

Started at LSMS in April 2009. Nikki has more than 12 years experience working with chidren and also having a child of her own has strengthened her knowledge and understanding of being both a teacher and parent. Nikki brings great enthusiasm into the classroom, she enjoys spending time with her family and travelling. Nikki speaks Portuguese and conversational Spanish..

Sefi Bagshawe - Level 5 FdA and Mont Dip Level 4

After completing her teaching practice at Ladbroke Square for her Montessori Dipolma, Sefi began teaching here in 2015 and has completed her Early years Foundation Degree and is supporting Lucy as Deputy Head. Sefi has always had a strong desire to work with young children, having a very strong affinity to her three younger siblings. Sefi loves to dance and perform and often takes our school assemblies.

Jo Tse - Mont Dip Level 4

Jo started working at Ladbroke Square in 2012 after completing her teaching practice with us. Jo has become a strong member of the nursery and held the position of deputy head for 2 years. Jo understands some Mandarin and is fluent in Cantonese and enjoys travelling and photography. 

Clara Baumann - AMI Mont Dip Level 4

Clara joined the Ladbroke Sqaure team in 2014 and brings with her a background infine art. Clara has a real affinity with the children and her calm and passionate nature inspires the children. Clara speaks French and enjoys traveling and visiting her family in South Africa. 

Minoo Tuffield - Mont Dip Level 4

Minoo has a real passion for Montessori and imparting this enthusiasm with the children. Minoo has been a member of our team since 2011. When not at school Minoo enjoys travelling and learning about new cultures, which have enriched the classrooms. 

Lucy Barnard - AMI Dip Level 4

Lucy started her teaching career at Ladbroke Square in 2014. Lucy has a real affinity with the children and her calm nature helps the children settle well into school life. Lucy Is one of our SENDco practitioners and recieves regular training and workshops to update her knowledge. Lucy enjoys photography and is passionate about the planet and how we care for it.

Sophie Beart -  Early Childhood Studies BA Level 6

Sophie joined the team as a student at Ladbroke Square in 2015 and has now completed her Degree in Early Childhood Studies BA , Level 6. She is now teaching all aspects she has been learning for the last three years and s one of our SENDco practitioners recieving regular training and workshops to update her knowledge and understanding. Sophie enjoys travelling and listening to music.

Haseena Noushad - Early Childhood Studies BA Level 6

Haseena has been working with children since 2006 and joined us in 2019, collecting degrees with a BA in Early years and a MA in sociology of childhood and children’s Rights. Haseena has embarked on studying for an AMI Diploma. She enjoys writing, one of her short stories has been published by the UCL, loves cooking and art - all this while being part of a family with two older daughters.

Juliette Whiteley - Mont Dip Level 4

Juliette has been working at Ladbroke Square since 1993, she took a five-year break to be with her family and has joined us to cover Nicole’s maternity leave.






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