Alex has always been passionate about children’s education and development. In her early years of motherhood, researching about the best ways of helping her children approach learning in a fun, positive, and enthusiastic way, she came across a book about the Montessori Method. This sparked Alex’s curiosity and continued interest in learning more about it.
It was some years after discovering the Montessori philosophy and method, that Alex joined the Montessori Centre International (MCI), in London, and obtained her Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy. As part of the course students were asked to complete a teaching practice in a Montessori classroom, which she did at Woodentots Montessori. Upon completing her training, Alex was offered a position by Paula Woodman (Montessorian of the Year 2017), and she has been there ever since, first as a teacher and then as Deputy Manager.
Here’s a glimpse of what Paula had to say about our principal:
“Alex has exciting news, she is opening her own new nursery in September. She started out in 2011 as my student and has brought enormous creativity, dedication and passion to Woodentots. We will miss her dearly but of course wish her every success. “Fly butterfly fly, you’ve got to spread your wings.””
After these years of experience, Alex has decided to start her own school, and apply all her knowledge, passion and love for what she believes should be the way of teaching and learning. Working with young children, and seeing them grow, achieve and develop in a free and independent manner is where her heart is.