Our Staff

Tarra Pitman 

The owner and manager of The Beachside Montessori Nursery, graduated from the Bournemouth Montessori Centre in 2005 with a Montessori Diploma. Tarra then went on to complete her NVQ level 3 in Childcare whilst working at a Montessori Nursery in Bournemouth.  In 2016  she graduated from the Open University with BA (Hons) in Childhood and Youth Studies. With over ten years experience in childcare, Tarra is dedicated and passionate about the Montessori approach which she plans to instil in her setting. 


Tarra has completed the following courses:

Advanced Safegaurding 

Paediatric First Aid  

Food Hygiene level 2

Prevent Duty 

Safer Recruitment 



Hattie Shakerely

Hattie has her level 3 Childcare qualification. 

Hattie has trained in the following:

Paediatric First Aid 

Food Hygiene level 2


Prevent  and FGM 


Megan Bowden

Megan is our Apprentice and she is currently doing her level 3 in Childcare. 

She has trained in the following:


Food Hygiene Level 2