Meet our wonderful kaiako. The rich fabric of Montessori Preschool - Mt Albert is made up of a wealth of talented, passionate, and experienced people.
Renata, originally from Brazil, is the mother of a ten-year-old girl and twin eight-year-old boys. When she's not busy with them, she's out walking Daisy, her Cavoodle.
She values the respectful, responsive, and reciprocal relationships she builds with children, their whānau, and her colleagues. By engaging with others, we can participate in experiences that are meaningful and enriching to all of us.
As one of the owners and teacher of Belmont Montessori Preschool, she embraces diversity and the authenticity of every child. She believes children should be respected for who they are, and that everyone is unique. The individuality of each person adds colour to the world.
As an early childhood teacher and one of the owners, Grace's goal is to create a safe and warm learning environment where experiences are tailored to each child's interests and abilities.
She is inspired by the Montessori philosophy and believes that her role as an ECE teacher is to help children learn and grow.
Her teaching philosophy is based on relationships; she values collaborations between children, their families, the community, and the environment. These relationships are based on a culture of kindness, intending to provide children with the support they need to be confident and capable learners.
The Montessori Preschool Belmont community is very lucky to have the amazing Megan, Grace’s Mum, as our teaching assistant.
Megan is full of life and energy! The children love her quirky sense of humour and fun games!
Megan is also a very knowledgeable gardener and is responsible for keeping our outdoors looking great while also teaching the children about where our food comes from and how to care and respect our environment.
When Megan isn’t at The Montessori Preschool, she enjoys DIY projects, traveling and spending time with friends and family.