Team Members


Gabi Mills

Bsc.(hons), Mont. Dip, PGDip, EYTS

Gabi is a qualified Montessori and early years teacher with over ten years experience. She is a guest lecturer at Plymouth Marjons University and has written several articles about Montessori education.

Outside work Gabi enjoys cycling and running, playing violin with Dartmouth Orchestra and volunteering with refugee support projects.

Deputy Manager

Claire Windmill

Bsc. (Joint hons),


Claire is a qualified early years teacher with 20 years experience working with children and families.

When Claire isn’t working she will often be found hanging out with her two children, her dog or her cat, or in a rare quiet moment reading or baking. She loves living in Devon but would prefer slightly better weather.

Debbie McMurran

BSc (Hons) Biology,

PGCE (Early Years)

Debbie is a qualified Early Years Teacher and has worked in Education since having children, when she became a Registered Childminder.  She quickly became an enthusiastic supporter of the Montessori practice as much of it resonated with her own happy early years at Dartington (now Park School).

When not at LCH Debbie volunteers for the RNIB and teaches Science to Primary pupils. Out of work she enjoys playing her Cello and walks with her family and newly-acquired dog, Biscuit.

Biscuit McMurran

Retired Guide Dog 

Registered Pets as Therapy Dog

Biscuit is a registered ‘Pets As Therapy’ dog PAT-2229049. Having recently lost her owner, this patient and gentle Labrador/Retriever was retired early from Guide Dog work and has now retrained as a ‘PAT’ pet. When not at the Little Children’s House may be seen visiting hospitals and residential homes. 

Outside of work, Biscuit enjoys walks, food and cuddles!

Gabi, Claire and Debbie have up to date qualifications in safeguarding, food hygiene and paediatric first aid

and continue to build on their knowledge and skills with regular development opportunities and training.

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