Staff: 2 Teachers, 2 Assistant
Age Group: 2½-3½ Years
Sessions : 8:00AM – 12:30PM
Hi I’m Hesta Coetzee and I’m the Lead Montessori Teacher in Daisies. I am also a qualified nurse. I think I became a teacher as I am still really a child at heart! I first joined the Little Land family in 1999 and my three “almost adult” children were fortunate enough to start their school career here at Little Land too. I love to express myself creatively through art, music and imaginative play and encourage the children to do the same. I enjoy messy play, and the more hands-on our learning the better.Hello I am Alisha Gandhi and I am the Second Teacher in Daisies. Born in London, having grown up in Mumbai, I now call Dubai my home. I am an MCI qualified Montessori teachers and I also have an undergraduate and postgraduate degree in Management, Organisations and Governance from the London School of Economics – but working with children is my passion! I discovered my love for teaching when I spent two summers volunteering at a school for underprivileged children in Mumbai. The pleasure I found in working with children and the gratification of witnessing their growth was what made me realise that this is my calling! What makes Little Land so special to me is the conducive environment that is created for learning and teaching. We truly make it a home away from home!Hello I’m Lydia Wahby and I’m a Teacher Assistant in Daisies. I studied English literature and Journalism at university and moved to Dubai in 2013 with my husband and our two boys. I joined the Daisies class in 2015. I enjoy being around children and love their energy and eagerness to try everything new. I believe Little Land is a beautiful haven for little minds and souls to grow and explore in a safe, fun environment and that makes me proud to be part of it.

7.45 – 8.00 Classroom preparation
8.00 – 9.15 Children arrive, shoes off
Montessori time
9.15 – 9.35 Circle time
9.35 – 10.00 Snack time
10.00 – 10.45 Outside play
10.45 – 11.00 Story time/music and movement
11.00 – 11.30 Montessori time
Bathroom routine
11.30 – 11.45 Art and craft/Water-play
11.45 – 12.15 Outside play
12.15 – 12.30 Story time
12.30 Parents arrive
Home time
12.30 – 1.00 Staff preparation/meetings
  • * Water-play, terms 1 & 3
  • * These times may change slightly on a day-to-day basis to accommodate the needs of the children
  • * During the summer months, outside playtime is shortened