About Us

Natalie is a local mum who found a fascination with Montessori teaching methods when she had her first child. 


Natalie’s background as a Neurosciences Nurse Specialist with a special interest in Developmental Psychology fostered a natural interest in Child
Development and this coupled with a passion for music and music’s impact on Maternal Mental Health bought her to Circle Time whilst on maternity leave.


Natalie loved the classes so much that she joined the team and has since undertaken a Montessori in Early Years Parenting course and is paediatric/adult first aid trained with a full DBS. 

Ruthie: a little about me...

I am a Montessorian and local mother of two young boys with a passion for music in the Early Years. Having taught at and managed one of the most well respected Montessori nurseries in London, I took time out from teaching to start a family of my own and moved to Tooting.


Whilst on Maternity Leave with my eldest son I began to look for a music class that mirrored the quality of teaching I had found during group circles in many Montessori classrooms and unsatisfied with what I found, Circle Time was born!


I have a qualification in paediatric first aid, a DBS check and public liability insurance. 


Ruthie Tweddle, B.Soc.Sc, Mont. Dip



TOOTING - Natalie

In 2019 Ruthie and her family moved to the country in search of pastures new and Circle Time has now found a new community in Haslemere!