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The Staff

  • Lisa Ritchie

    Position: Principal / Directress

    Lisa is an internationally accredited Montessori directress, and completed her studies in 2013 after spending 11 years in the Engineering field as a Project Document and Data Manager. Her aim is to accurately watch and record all facts of a situation in a prepared environment as they occur naturally and identify the needs of a situation and choose how to respond and fulfil those needs. We serve knowledge through material and adapt teaching style to each child's needs. Maria Montessori conclusion of a teacher is "It's her lot to watch with humble reverence. Day by day, the spontaneous unfolding of the children's lives, seeking always to remove obstacles, both internally and externally, from their path, while she guides with science and sympathy the irrepressible energies of life".

  • Shalom Vhunzai

    Position: Montessori General Minder

    Shallom is one in a million and we are so fortunate to have her working on our team, as nothing is too big for Shallom to handle. She is a hard worker and loves the interaction with children of all ages.
    She has previous working experiences as a trained teacher at City Study Center and MOYA Kids Community College.
    Her passion is children and assists a lot more in the smaller age groups and keeps a watchful eye out during playtime.
    She assists a lot in general care of the children, feeding, playing, cleaning up, changing nappies and has good communication skills with parents and work colleagues.

  • Michell Corrolo

    Position: Directress

    Michelle works with our toddler class between 17 months to 3 years of age. She is assisted by Shalom and teaches the children Practical Life Skills e.g., pincer grip activities, colours, basic shapes, numbers, phonetic alphabet. Most of the material on the shelves assist the children with eye hand co-ordination, wrist strength, pincer grip, crossing the mid-line, co-ordination, working from left to right, sequencing, special awareness, sorting objects from big to small and vice versa. Michelle has previous working experience with this age group and before joining us at Little England Montessori she used to be a graphic designer.

  • Denise Pillay


    Denise is a hardworking and dedicated mother of 3. Her passion for hairstyling is undeniable, and her journey from a qualified hairstylist as aspiring to become a Montessori teacher shows her love to teach. She combines creativity and expertise effortlessly, making her a exceptional candidate for guiding and shaping young minds. She has no doubt that her commitment and caring nature will leave a lasting impact on the next generation.

  • Catherine Dube

    General Cleaner and assisting Minder

    Catherine is a God send to our school and cleans the school and assists with looking after the children on the playground. She is a caring, respectful, and well-spoken assistant who always has a willing hand ready at any time.

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