PRE-PRIMARY: Directress - Blue Iris

Nicole became involved in Montessori in 2001.

She has always loved the idea of working with children since she was a young teenager. She observed in some traditional Pre-schools when she was in Grade 11 but didn’t really like the method of teaching. 

She studied accounting when she left school but was there was still this urge to pursue teaching.  When she heard about  Montessori  and went to observe what it involved - she fell in love with it.  While studying Montessori she worked as a secretary for a physiotherapy practice for 4 years. 

Nicole has the 3-6; 6-9 Montessori Diplomas from Mercy Montessori and joined Montessori Connect in 2003 as an assistant in one of the Pre-school classes at the Children’s Workshop.  The following year she became a Pre-school directress and worked in that environment for 2 years.  From there she  undertook the challenge to restart the 6-9 year old environment in 2006 and started with 4 children and grew it up to 24 children by 2008.  At the end of 2008, she left the primary (6-9) class and went back to pre-school after having her first child. 

"My journey in the Montessori environment has been a wonderful experience, as I get to watch the children grow in independence and love the enthusiasm and joy the children have for learning."