Management

Management

Colourbox Montessori Schools are overseen by a Senior Management Team of three highly experienced Montessori professionals.

Susie Norman - Director

Susie established Colourbox Montessori (named after a piece of Montessori learning equipment) in 1989, having gained the St. Nicholas Montessori International Diploma. She trained as a Montessori assessor in 2013 and undertook countrywide accreditations for the Montessori Evaluation and Assessment Board until 2020.  Through this work Susie also became a certified Educational Assessor and was named UK Montessorian of the Year in 2012.

Sandra Copping - Operations Manager

Sandra joined Colourbox in 2005. She is our Lead Safeguarding Officer and she oversees the running of all Colourbox nurseries, including leading a staff team of up to 100 personnel.  She is a qualified Early Years Teacher, holds an International Montessori Teaching Diploma and is an accredited Special Education Needs Coordinator. Sandra has 30 years experience of working with children, including 10 years with young people who have disabilities.   She has been recognised for her work with autistic children by the National Autism Society and has published work, alongside presenting lectures and workshops.  Sandra is on Suffolk County Council’s list of Lead Practitioners and she was also named UK Montessorian of the Year in 2014.

Sandra Copping - Operations Manager

Sandra joined Colourbox in 2005. She is our Lead Safeguarding Officer and she oversees the running of all Colourbox nurseries, including leading a staff team of up to 100 personnel.  She is a qualified Early Years Teacher, holds an International Montessori Teaching Diploma and is an accredited Special Education Needs Coordinator. Sandra has 30 years experience of working with children, including 10 years with young people who have disabilities.   She has been recognised for her work with autistic children by the National Autism Society and has published work, alongside presenting lectures and workshops.  Sandra is on Suffolk County Council’s list of Lead Practitioners and she was also named UK Montessorian of the Year in 2014.

Lindsey Dodsworth - Business Manager

Lindsey joined Colourbox in 1997.  She holds an International Montessori Teaching Diploma, NNEB Diploma and in 2018 she also gained a Business degree.

Lindsey is responsible for the business and accounting side of the company. Her role also includes liaising with families when they join one of our nurseries, advising them regarding government funding and signposting them to further information. Lindsey is part of a committee that runs a Charity for children with disabilities and life limiting illnesses.

Company Information

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Colourbox Montessori School Ltd. is a private limited company.
UK Company Registration No: 07378428
Director: Mrs. Susie Norman

Registered Office:
6 Manor Park,
Church Road,
Great Barton,
Bury St. Edmunds,
Suffolk
IP31 2QR

Our Local Authority is:  Suffolk County Council
Name of Registered Provider: Mrs. Susie Norman

Ofsted Unique Reference Nos. by setting:
Colourbox Newmarket – EY471137
Colourbox Haverhill – EY490366
Colourbox Red Lodge – Children’s House EY559107
Colourbox Red Lodge –  St. Christopher’s 2519748
Colourbox Barrow – Nursery 2611543
Colourbox Barrow – Nest 2636542