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

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.

Alessia Cole Early Childhood Education
Alessia is a British Canadian. Alessia has an Early Childhood Education and an 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.
Alessia is the Deputy Kita Leader.

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.

Ula Razmuk Assistant
was born and raised in Poland and later lived in Asia and South America where she taught English as a foreign language and gave art workshops. In 2017 she settled in Switzerland and is currently pursuing studies in Waldorf Early Childhood Education. Ula uses her on site Reality based Montessori Pedagogy training in her daily teaching.

Johannes Bonnelycke Intern
Joe is a student at Loyola University, Chicago studying Global and International Studies, Philosophy and Non-Profit Management. Joe 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.

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 Intern
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.

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.

Noel Fedrizzi Intern
Noel completed his Obligatory Schooling in Switzerland. Noel is fascinated by the Montessori Approach to Education and Caring. He joined the team to gain on site experience before embarking on further studies in Early Childhood Education.

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.

Alessia Cole is a British Canadian. She joined in May 2018 and has grown and developed into the role of a valuable team member with onsite training and practice of reality based Montessori Pedagogy. Alessia has an Early Childhood Education Qualification (CACHE Level 3 Early Childhood Education UK) as well as an Advanced Diploma in Baby Care.

Mirjam Kajic has completed her half year internship in July 2019. She is receiving an on-site education to practice reality-based Montessori. Mirjam has enrolled in her second Apprenticeship, as Fachfrau Betreuung EFZ August 2019 to July 2022. Mirjam has successfully completed her first apprenticeship as a sales assistant.

Melina Lussmann started her internship in August 2019. Melina will be trained by a FaBe EFZ and will also practice Montessori pedagogy with guidance. She enjoys working with children and is looking forward to gaining new experiences and expanding her knowledge.