Our Team

Hawa Tayob

Programme Director: Hawa Tayob

Master in Educational Psychology (University of Stellenbosch, SA)
Registered Assessor & Moderator
Postgraduate Diploma in Early Childhood Development (UNISA, SA)
Bachelor of Education Degree (Education & Psychology) (UCT, SA)
Montessori 0 – 6 Teachers’ Diploma (AERCO Montessori Centre, USA)
TEFL English
Second Language Diploma
Over 10 years of teaching experience in Montessori toddler, pre-primary and primary environments
Presentations of Montessori Numeracy programmes at education conferences, 2009, 2010 (Dept. of Education)
Published Articles on Montessori in magazines (ZA ZEN)
Presentation on Inclusive education at SAMA conference (2009)

Insaaf Davids

Administrator: Insaaf Davids

15 years’ experience in Administration
4 years Pre-Primary teaching experience
N4, N5 & N6 in Early Childhood Development (Cape College)
Montessori Attendance Certificate, 2007 – 2008 (ELF Montessori Teacher Training, Cape Town)

Mandisa Mamputa

Mentor /Outreach Facilitator: Mandisa Mamputa

Montessori 3-6 Pre-Primary Diploma (ELF Montessori Teacher Training, Cape Town)
National Diploma in ECD Level 5 (ELF Montessori Teacher Training, Cape Town)
5 years Administrative Experience
4 years teaching experience in the Montessori Pre-Primary Environment
Experience in Bilingual Outreach Facilitation

 

 Shamiemah Jassiem

Course Convenor / Senior Lecturer / Assessor: Shamiemah Jassiem

Honours in Psychology (University of Western Cape)
B. Soc. Sci. Psychology & Organisational Psychology (University of C. Town)
Montessori 3-6 Pre-Primary Diploma (ELF Montessori Teacher Training, Cape Town)
National Diploma in ECD Level 5 (ELF Montessori Teacher Training, Cape Town)
Registered Assessor (In-Tuition)
5 years experience as office manager and principal at a Montessori school
2012 ABSA/UNICEF Best ECD Trainer of the Year Award
M. A Religion & Montessori, currently completing (University of Cape Town)

M.Soc.Sci (with distinction) in Religion and Montessori (University of Cape Town)

 Caitlin Elliott

Lecturer / Assessor / Workplace Mentor: Caitlin Elliott

Various Short courses in Business Administration
Montessori 3-6 Pre-Primary Diploma (ELF Montessori Teacher Training, Cape Town)
National Diploma in ECD Level 5 (ELF Montessori Teacher Training, Cape Town)
3 years Teaching Experience in Montessori 3-6 Pre-Primary Environments (Dublin, Ireland & Cape Town)
Over 5 years of child care experience (au pairing, running a child care programme in France, etc.)

Nabeelah Armien

Lecturer Toddler: Nabeelah Armien

Montessori 0-3 Toddler Certificate (ELF Montessori Teacher Training, Cape Town)
Further Education & Training Certificate in ECD Level 4 (ELF Montessori Teacher Training, Cape Town)
Montessori 3-6 Pre-Primary Diploma (ELF Montessori Teacher Training, Cape Town)
National Diploma in ECD Level 5 (ELF Montessori Teacher Training, Cape Town)
Experience as Directress in Toddler Montessori Environment
Professional Photography Diploma (City Varsity)

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