Our team

The adult is not the central axis, but a link between the child and the environment for the child's development. The guide should almost act as a cupid between the environment and the child, it should awaken the child's interest in what surrounds him/her, and what surrounds him/her should be adjusted to the developmental needs and interests of the child. The Guide must know the child's development in depth and in all its areas, the Montessori materials in depth (objectives, presentation, etc.) and the Montessori pedagogy and Method.

The Environments have certified and qualified guides in the Montessori methodology and with official educational qualifications giving guarantees of know-how.

Ana R.

Ana R.

I was always passionate about children, in fact I studied first Infant Technician and, as I knew little by little, I continued with the career of Teaching. I began to work in the traditional way, but I felt there had to be something else, I couldn't be satisfied, so I became interested in other pedagogical movements. I read Emmi Pikler, Loris Malaguzzi,... and thus I knew the method, rather, the Montessori philosophy of life. Everyone gave me something, but I fell in love with Maria.

Then I went to live in Galicia and there I was able to work in a centre that put into practice everything new that I was learning, and finally I saw what I was looking for, happy children, who wanted to know, who could choose, ... I found a centre where you don't work for the parents, but all the effort is directed to the children. My work thus became my life, I was so happy.

Then I became a mother and I can say that's when I had the real transformation. I had all the responsibility of educating a child. Look at that great responsibility. I only had three clear things (everything I knew was erased with one stroke of the pen and I felt like a true first timer): one that was happy, another that felt respected and loved, and another that owned her own life. There I met Mary again. I had to know more, so I began to specialize as a Montessori Guide.

I returned to Andalusia with a new mind, it was clear to me that I wanted my daughter to have such a space and for my work to be as successful as it had been then. So I embarked on this project that makes me so happy.

 

Conchi L.

Conchi L.

 I began to work in the field of special education as an Early Care Technician with TGD children. I could see the importance of making learning accessible in a different way. Learning had to be manipulative, procedural and above all exciting for all children.

After graduating in Pedagogy and working for years in permanent teacher training (trying all the team to change the educational processes and improve them) I needed to be with the children in situ and returned to the classroom. I was looking for educational innovation, I reviewed publications on neuroeducation, different ways of teaching in other countries and other "alternative" pedagogy to the traditional one and I reread María Montessori.

As a mother I understood the real need for educational change because I couldn't find a school that would completely adjust to what I wanted for my son. I decided to continue my education in order to be able to offer him a space according to what I thought he needed. I was certified as a Montessori Guide and graduated as a Higher Technician in Infant Education.

After being able to apply the Montessori philosophy in different educational spaces, I was invited to be part of this project created with so much love that I could not refuse and that can now enjoy, among many children, my second daughter. Today I am very happy to see every morning the smiles of the children as they learn for themselves.

Mercedes R.

Mercedes R.

I have a degree in Law and I am in charge of the direction, management and administration of this centre. Most of my professional career has been dedicated to the management of educational projects.

In 2014 I decided to give a personal and spiritual change to my life and I left for a while to live in the United States where, through a friend who is a Montessori guide, I came into contact with some schools that taught this method. I was so fascinated by this teaching methodology that, since then, all my steps have been looking for harmony between my vocation and my profession. On my return to Spain, I decided to go deeper into this philosophy of life and and I trained as a Montessori Guide Children's home.

I started this project as a volunteer and I fell so in love with him that I decided to stay! It fascinates me to be able to see and feel every day how children, through working with different materials, enjoy, learn and grow, developing a healthy and free personality. I am happy to be part of this precious project that pursues the integral development and self-education of the child in the prepared environment, guiding them towards independence and self-confidence.

Lourdes

 LourdesMy career as a Montessori guide began long before I could even predict it.

I studied Tourism Diploma, I specialized in protocol and events organization, I worked in the tourism sector and then I returned to the University this time to fulfill my desire to be a teacher, doing the Primary Education Degree.

It was there, in the university, where my dream was blurred, I could not find happiness in what for me was so desired because I observed that the education that was forming me as a teacher did not offer me the necessary tools to be the type of educator that I wanted to be.

Looking for alternatives that could bring me closer to the figure of a teacher that would make me grow, I came across the Montessori methodology and as a piece of puzzle that fits perfectly, I began to dream again and I did the Montessori Guide training at the University of Barcelona for the 6-12 year stage (primary) that gave me the title of Master in this pedagogy and the Guide for the mentioned stage.

Thus, I found the philosophy of Montessori and after having worked in several schools with this pedagogy and with numerous children applying the teachings of Maria Montessori, I am still captivated by the idea of continuing to develop, now yes, as the guide that I always wanted to be in this wonderful project that I assume with great enthusiasm.

Growing up together with the children of the workshop will be a fantastic encounter in the way I decided to go as an educator, I'm sure that our steps will be full of immense happiness.

Lisi

My name is Elizabeth, but since I was a child my family started calling me Lisi, so it has become a part of my personality, so feel free to call me Elizabeth or Lisi. I was born in New Jersey, USA, but grew up in Madrid since I was 5. In 2012, I moved back to the States with my husband to live in Austin, Texas. I worked in a great public school as a Spanish teacher and Language Program Coordinator for five years. During our time there, we had our two kids. In the Summer of 2017, we moved back to Spain. I have a bachelor's degree in Pedagogy and a master’s degree in Childhood and Education. I have traveled throughout many countries and collaborated as a volunteer in beautiful places like Guanajuato, in México, or in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea. I'm so happy to be with my family living now in Seville and having the opportunity to share part of my American culture with the children through songs, games, and stories. Currently, I collaborate with different educational projects and schools promoting the teaching of English as a second language in a respectful way, through movement, music, stories, games, and crafts.

Ángeles M.

 Ángeles M.I was certified as a Montessori Guide with official and international recognition in London in stage 0-6. I have a degree in Architecture and I am a vocation teacher. I have extensive experience in accompanying children in Montessori schools in London. In our centre I accompany children in the Children's Home.

I decided to deepen and study the Montessori philosophy after meeting a kindergarten in London with more than 25 years of experience working with this philosophy. The children worked, through play, with illusion, order and joy. I was impressed by the children's respect and independence in the environment through fun. The children went home happy, but they were also very happy to come and share their time in the nursery with their teachers and friends in an environment designed and prepared for them.

Óscar

 They say that when you are born with a goal in mind, destiny conspires to carry it out. The road has been long and satisfying and, thanks to it, I have confirmed it: I love to be a guide.

I perceive the child as a transforming subject of society and this change can only come if they themselves are owners of their own learning. I found in the Montessori philosophy the way to do it and this is how I certified myself as a Montessori Guide.

In an eagerness to explore my vocation, nourish myself with it, and motivated by my social conscience, I decided to travel to Peru, country where I worked as a Montessori Guide for 3 years. Years that allowed me to know multiple realities, same that leave me immense lessons of teachings and learnings that the children, and their creative force, have given me.

Following my conception of the free and natural upbringing of the child, I became certified as an Educator in Positive Discipline in the classroom and in the family.

Today I am here, in this space that allows me to apply what I have learned and am happy to accept this challenge in order to continue facilitating, for boys and girls, the way to be autonomous, safe and happy.