VISION

  • Leaders in, and strong advocates for quality early childhood education for every child.
    Our focus in on the holistic development of the child – A balanced and all rounded approach encompassing intellectual, physical, emotional and social development, thereby anchoring the learning for application to real life and not just learning for the sake of learning.
  • Our reality based Montessori approach facilitates the development of learning habits and life skills that will sustain through the various stages of life.

VALUES

  • Reality based Montessori Philosophy
  • Excellence
  • 3 way Partnership between Teacher, Child and Parent
  • Fairness
  • Fun
  • Respect for yourself, each other and the environment
  • Progress

STAFF

Alessia Cole Kita Leader – Early Childhood Educator
Alessia is a British, Canadian. Alessia has an Early Childhood Education and an NVQ/QCF in the Early Years Advanced Practitioner Qualification as well as an Advanced Diploma in Baby Care. Alessia uses her reality based Montessori knowledge in her teachings and to conduct inhouse training of staff. Her experience includes having taught children from the ages of 3 months till school going age in a variety of subjects. Alessia proudly runs Kita Lifestyle Educare, promoting developmental and interpersonal skills in an organised and fun yet, valuable and reverent manner.

Ivan Leuppi Admin
Ivan is curious about education and a child’s need to investigate, evaluate and learn. Ivan is a Certified professional coach for young hockey athletes from the ages of 2 years old to 20 years old. He completed his J+S Schweiz Level 1 and 2 trainer certification with EVZ and KSC in 2019. Ivan completed his schooling in banking and finance in 2019 after undergoing 4 years of school and studying. Ivan is the administrative operator for Kita Lifestyle Educare AG.

Joelle Feierabend FaBe EFZ (Early Childhood Education Swiss)
Joelle graduated with her Fachfrau Betreuung Kind EFZ in July 2018.She has supplemented this with a Team Leader as well as an Apprenticeship Training Qualification. Joelle uses her knowledge of reality based Montessori Pedagogy in her daily teaching and to conduct inhouse Staff Training Workshops. Joelle has work experience with children from 3 months to school going age.
Joelle oversees the Apprenticeship Training.
Joelle is the Deputy Kita Leader.

Susana Lopes Carneiro FaBe EFZ (Early Childhood Education Swiss)
Susana Lopes Carneiro successfully completed her training as a specialist in the care of elderly people EFZ in July 2011. She worked as a specialist caregiver and as an activation therapist in various old people’s homes. Susana completed the FaBe switch course in 2015 in order to work in child education centres. She also completed a baby course and is certified to train Apprentices.
Susana has worked with children from 3 months to school entry. Susana uses her on site Reality based Montessori Pedagogy training in her daily teaching.

Amanda Franklin Early Childhood Education
Amanda completed her Bachelor of Architecture as a dual degree in Brazil and the UK and similarly her Masters in Architecture in Germany and the UK. Amanda has always had an interest in education and nurturing children through the early years. Her onsite Reality based Montessori Education as well her Early Childhood Education Studies has lead her onto a new professional career pathway at Kita Lifestyle Educare.

Ruby Pendered  FaBe EFZ (Early Childhood Education Swiss)
Ruby comes from England and completed her Obligatory Schooling in Switzerland. She speaks English and German fluently. Ruby has supplemented her qualification with in-house reality-based Montessori Workshops and training at Kita Lifestyle Educare.

Wasingthon Sales Apprentice
Wasingthon Sales finished his internship in July 2019. He completed his Preparatory School Year Studies part time through BKE in Zurich. Wasingthon uses his onsite reality based Montessori Education together with his Apprenticeship Education in his teachings. Washington studies towards his Fachmann Betreuung EFZ, is from August 2019 to July 2022.

Chantal Gsell Apprentice
Chantal is supplementing her FaBe EFZ Schooling with onsite reality based Montessori training and practise. Chantal is in her final year of studies and will complete her qualification July 2021.

Renata Paris Assistant
Renata has experience working with children up to school going age. Renata is our all-round Assistant in the environments. Renata prepares all our delicious food in line with our International Menu. Renata is furthering her education through onsite Reality Based Montessori workshops and instruction.

Einar Hinz Intern
Einar is a student at Leeds Art University, studying Graphic Design. Einar is curious about education and a child’s need to learn and explore. He is interning to gain work experience before returning to his studies.

Karin Schwendeler Apprentice
Karin completed her Obligatory Schooling in Switzerland. Karin has embraced the in-house reality based Montessori Training. Karin is gaining work experience through hands on training and learning in order to start further studies in Early Childhood Education in August 2021. Karin studies towards her Fachfrau Betreuung EFZ, from August 2021 to July 2024.

Melissa Hodzic Intern
Melissa completed her Obligatory Schooling in Switzerland. She has joined the team to explore her interests and gain experience in the Montessori way of Teaching and caring for children before continuing further studies in Early Childhood Education.

Ladina Iten Apprentice
Ladina completed her obligatory schooling in Switzerland at the Kantonschule of Zug. Ladina is fascinated by the Montessori Approach to Education and Caring. She joined the team to gain on site experience. Ladina will study towards her Fachfrau Betreuung EFZ from August 2021 to July 2024.

Zuzana Mozdzen Assistant
Zuzana is a graduated student from Poland. Zuzana is our all-round assistant throughout the environments. Zuzana followed her passion of working with children to Switzerland. Alongside Zuzana has worked as an English translator in previous positions.

Janine Brand  FaBe EFZ
After having worked full time at Kita Lifestyle Educare, Janine is now our Substitute Teacher while she completes her Social Work studies .
Janine has experience executing our reality based Montessori approach with children up to school going age.

Aline Arnold FaBe EFZ
After having worked full time at Kita Lifestyle Educare, Aline is now our Substitute Teacher while she completes her Primary School studies .
Aline has experience executing our reality based Montessori approach with children up to school going age.