Colleen is very passionate about children, especially in the early phases of child development. This growing passion led her to qualify as Directress in the 3 – 6 year environment with 12 years’ experience working with children.
She completed her Early Childhood Montessori Diploma in 2007 and her National Diploma in Early Childhood Development and Montessori Specialisation at the Montessori Centre South Africa in 2018.
Being a mother of two children, she knows how important it is to lay the ground foundation of each individual on his or her own pace. Colleen continues to grow and learn in this fast paced modern world and has also completed various training and courses including; First Aid Level1, Firefighting, Introduction to Child behaviour and a Dyslexia workshop.
Leandrie is a Directress in the 3 – 6 year environment. She is a mother of two with a natural niche of working with children. Leandrie quickly fell in love with the Montessori Method and expresses the value of childhood development.
She has 10 years of experience working with children and also completed the Montessori Preliminary course in 2012. Other completed courses include First Aid, Fire Fighting and an Introduction to Child Behaviour.
Currently Leandrie is studying towards a National Diploma in Early Childhood Development with Montessori Specialisation at the Montessori Centre South Africa.
Dear Bettie is a teacher in the 3 – 5 year environment displaying a life time of experience. This sweet Granny to all, has raised two children and boasts with 3 grandchildren. Bettie has 16 years of experience working with children and completed her first aid level one. She believes that being a Teacher is not only her job but her calling in life.
Micaela is the teacher’s assistant in the 3-5 year environment. She studied Economics and Risk Management but soon discovered that her real passion was to work with children. She developed a real interest in the Montessori Method while working at Skitterland. She applied to start studying towards a National Diploma in Early Childhood Development and Montessori specialisation in September 2019 at Montessori Centre South Africa. Her hobbies include reading and being active.
Doret is our toddler teacher focusing on the development of children between the ages of 2-3 years. She started her career with children in 1999 working with children between the ages of 2 -8 years. Her years of experience and passion for children development inspired her to completed courses in fine motor development and child behaviour problems. Her passion and love for children just keeps growing.
Lindiwe is the teacher’s assistant in the 2-3 year environment and also specialises in toilet training. Lindiwe completed both Fire Fighting and First Aid Level 1. She is very compassionate and is loved by all the children and personnel.
Thelma is the teacher’s assistant in the 2-3 year environment and also specialises in toilet training. She has 4 years of experience working with children and completed both Fire Fighting and First Aid Level 1. Thelma is a very humble person and she is a great asset to our school.
Naomi is our toddler teacher focusing on the development of children between ages 1-2 years. She has the 33 years of formidable experience working with children. She completed Fire Fighting and First Aid courses. Naomi has a natural gift when it comes to working with children and is loved by both parents and children.
Nomsa is the teacher’s assistant in the toddler environment. Nomsa’s passion lies with children and she has 13 years of experience working with children. She has also completed Firefighting and First Aid level 1. Nomsa is fluent in a 5 different languages and her spontaneous and loving spirit puts a smile on the children’s faces each and every day.
Yolande is a teacher in our infant environment. She has 6 years of experience working with babies and loves her work. She completed a Baby and Childcare Course, First Aid level 1 and Firefighting. Yolande is a very loyal and trustworthy person that always looking after the best interest of each baby coming through her door.
Maureen is a teacher in our infant environment. She is one of the very first employees at Skitterland Montessori. She has been working with infants for 8 years. Maureen is an incredible teacher and person. No job is too big for her. She completed a Baby and Childcare Course, First Aid level 1 and Firefighting. Maureen is a caring and nurturing teacher and shows lots of love to the infants in her care.
Heleen is a formidable lady with a world full of knowledge and experiences. She is the School’s friendly face you will see when entering Skitterland Montessori, always ready to assist or to have a quick friendly chat. Heleen is a blessed grandmother of 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandson. Heleen believes that being around children keeps her young and this is why she also took on the grandma roll for all the School‘s children.
Samantha is an assistant in the 3-6 year environment. She is a wonderful mother of two and exceptionally displays, 5 years of valuable working experience in her everyday tasks. She is currently studying towards a diploma in grade R teaching at North West University, which was inspired by her passion for children. Samantha has a proactive and positive attitude towards her work and is always an enormous help in the classroom.
Patricia is our “Master” Chef at Skitterland who always cooks up delicious and exciting dishes that makes everyone’s tummy smile. She has also completed a few cooking courses over the years. Patricia is a very bubbly and energetic person who loves to laugh, communicate and make jokes. She has a natural love for children and spoils them with her lip-smacking food.
Maria is a cleaner at Skitterland Montessori making sure that the School is always super clean and hygienic. She is a mother of three and has been working for Skitterland for 7 years. Maria enjoys interacting with the children every day and is always ready to help. She is a real asset to Skitterland Montessori.
Puleng is a cleaner at Skitterland Montessori. She is 33 years old. Puleng is an open minded person who faces challenges with confidence and is optimistic about life. She is very patient and reliable. Puleng is always proactive when it comes to cleaning, because she always wants what is best for the children.