- 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.
- Reality based Montessori Philosophy
- 3 way Partnership between Teacher, Child and Parent
- Respect for yourself, each other and the environment
Veno Pillay is a Primary School Teacher with a Bachelors Degree from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa as well as a Montessori Diploma (Elementary). She has completed Certification in Early Childhood Education, Introduction to Educational Psychology Certificate and Psychology 102 Educational Psychology.
Her experience includes having taught children ages 5 to 13 a variety of subjects including Maths, English, Afrikaans & Humanities at Primary Schools in South Africa.
Veno taught in a Montessori School; ages 4 to 9 before starting her own reality based Montessori School (ages 2 to 13 years) in Johannesburg in 2002, (currently operational). She has taught in the international market at the British School of Bucharest, formulating skills to teach children whose native languages were diverse but attended an English medium school.
In Zug, Switzerland she taught at a Montessori School, children aged 1 to 7. During this she realised that there was a need to establish a well-run organisation for children and parents, that met the developmental and life-skills needs in a fun yet constructive, organised and respectful manner.
Aline Arnold received the Fachfrau Betreuung EFZ 31.07.2016. She completed her Internship and her Apprenticeship at a Montessori School, where she performed the role of key teacher in the 3-7 year group, guided by Veno. Aline received on the job training in the Montessori Pedagogical Approach which allows her to follow and execute the curriculum and cope with the requirements as a teacher within the environment. Aline is currently working as a FaBe gaining further experience using the Montessori Pedagogy while working with Babies from 6 to 14 months. Aline has registered with bke to complete a Baby Course.
Barbara Almeida attained her Fachfrau Betreuung EFZ in July 2017. She did her Internship and the first two years of Apprenticeship at a Montessori School and completed her final year at a Montessori Kita in Baar.
Through the guidance of her Montessori Leader; Veno Pillay, she was able to take on a lot of responsibility during her training. Her learning included how to conduct parent interviews, parent contact in general, planning of events etc.
In the absence of the group leader, she was well equipped to lead the group.
The combination of the Montessori on site training and her qualification as a Fachfrau Betreuung, allows her to work with the children in a need-oriented manner.
Joelle Feierabend graduated with her Fachfrau Betreuung Kind EFZ in July 2018. She did her Praktikum and Apprenticeship Training together with Aline and Barbara at a Montessori school. Under Veno’s tutelage Joelle learned and practiced the essence of Reality based Montessori Pedagogy. Joelle has work experience with Toddlers and with children of school going age.