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Jo Allen, Principal, The Kindergartens

Joanne Allen is the Principal of The Kindergartens Nursery Schools, ten settings throughout West and South West London all of which are rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. Jo has been with The Kindergartens since 1998, joining as an Early Years Teacher and progressing to Head, and now Principal upon the group joining Dukes Education.

Jo has an extensive knowledge of early years education, both within the EYFS curriculum but also in Montessori teaching and learning and has inspired thousands of children to continue their education journey with a lifelong love of learning.

Jo is a freelance Early Years Inspector for Ofsted and has a deep understanding of providing successful outcomes for children, building on years on knowledge and evolution of best practice.

Gaining her BA(Hons) in Early Childhood Studies in 2005, followed by Postgraduate Psychology and MSc in Childhood Development from University College London in 2006 and 2008 respectively, Jo also achieved Early Years Professional Status from Kingston University in 2010.

Jo is a Senior Principal within the Little Dukes family and supports exceptional quality throughout our early years settings.