Montessori Trainers

  • Are experienced and highly respected in the field of Montessori education, both nationally and internationally.
  • Are registered assessors and moderators with the ETDP SETA.
  • Hold Montessori Centre International (UK) and MCSA Training and Examining certification.
  • Have a broad spectrum of additional higher education qualifications.
  • Are committed to the development of Montessori educators and schools on the African continent.
  • Participate in ongoing continuing professional development training both nationally and internationally.
  • Are active participants in Social Responsibility Projects such as providing teacher training in disadvantaged communities, collecting and distributing Montessori materials to schools in need and providing mentorship where needed.

Our specialist, outsourced lecturers (for elective modules) are experts in their respective fields and add a depth of understanding from the latest research in their area of expertise.

Buccleuch Campus

Heidi van Staden
Heidi van Staden
"The great hope for education is to help the youngest. This hope is in our hands." (Montessori, The 1946 London Lectures, p. 217)
Sumaya Tar Mahomed
Sumaya Tar Mahomed
"The world is acquired psychologically by means of the imagination. Reality is studied in detail, then the whole world is imagined" (Montessori, The Absorbent Mind, p. 267)
Nadene Svirovski
Nadene Svirovski
"The whole art of being a Montessori directress, one might almost say, lies in knowing when to intervene and when not to." (Standing, Maria Montessori Her Life and Work, p. 311)

Cape Town Campus

Kirsty Wessels
Kirsty Wessels
"I have studied the child. I have taken what the child has given me and expressed it and that is what is called the Montessori method." (What You Should Know About Your Child: Based on Lectures Delivered by Maria Montessori, transcribed and translated by Gnana Prakasam)
Susanne van Niekerk
Susanne van Niekerk
"If we touch children, we touch humanity. We must educate adults to realise that we can only better humanity through the child. We must realise that the child is the builder of the man." (Montessori, (The 1946 London Lectures), p. 4)
Sharon Behrens
Sharon Behrens
"Before elaborating any system of education, we must therefore create a favourable environment that will encourage the flowering of a child’s natural gifts. All that is needed is to remove the obstacles. And this should be the basis of, and point of departure for, all further education" Montessori, (The Secret of Childhood), p. 136)
Tasnim Rylands
Tasnim Rylands
"The teacher when she begins, must have a kind of faith that the child will reveal himself through work." Montessori, The Absorbent Mind)
Samantha Pieterse
Samantha Pieterse
"The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind" (Montessori, Education and Peace)

Durban Campus

Lucy Cronje
Lucy Cronje
"Set the children free, let them have fair play, let them run out when it is raining, take off their shoes when they find pools of water, and when the grass of the meadow is damp with dew, let them run about with bare feet and trample on it: let them rest quietly when the tree invites them to sleep in its shade: let them shout and laugh when the sun wakes them up in the morning." (Montessori, (The Discovery of the Child), p. 71)
Umia Daya
Umia Daya
"The child is not an inert being who owes everything he can do to us as if he were an empty vessel that we have to fill. No, it is the child who makes the man and no man exists who was not made by the child who once he was." (Montessori, (The Absorbent Mnd), p.14)
Razia Paruk
Razia Paruk
"If we touch children, we touch humanity." (Montessori, (The 1946 London Lectures), p. 4)
Nicole Taylor
Nicole Taylor

Nelspruit Campus

Tania Hodson Hoare
Tania Hodson Hoare
"We then become witnesses to the development of the human soul; the emergence of the New Man, who will no longer be the victim of events but, thanks to his clarity of vision, will become able to direct and to mould the future of mankind" (Montessori, 1992, p.8)

Parkhurst Campus

Laurie Parr
Laurie Parr
"The child is the well-spring of love. Whenever we touch the child, we touch love." (Montessori, (The Absorbent Mind), p.)

Pretoria Campus

Marike van der Merwe
Marike van der Merwe
"Preventing conflicts is the work of politics: establishing peace is the work of education." Montessori, (Education and Peace), p. 24)
Mokgadi Phoshoko
Mokgadi Phoshoko
"The human hand, so delicate and so complicated, not only allows the mind to reveal itself but it enables the whole being to enter into special relationships with its environment. We might even say that man takes possession of his environment with his hands." (Montessori, (The Secret of Childhood), p. 81)