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.