Staff: 3 Teachers,  1 Assistant
Age Group: 2½-4 Years
Hi I’m Emma Rollitt and I’m the Lead Teacher in Sunflowers. I have been a Montessori teacher since moving to Dubai in 2002 and have spent a majority of that time at Little Land! I completed my training at the Montessori Centre International in London as I believe wholeheartedly in the Montessori philosophies. I have always loved children and I know I can make a difference by being a great early years’ teacher. I lived in Dubai as a child and I have two children who were both born here and also came to Little Land when they were small!Hi I’m Yogi I am the Second Montessori Teacher in Sunflowers, and I have been at Little Land since 2011! I truly believe in learning through play and have a Bachelors of Education in Early Childhood Studies from Monash University. I am a mother to boy/girl twins and have been living in Dubai with my family since 2007. Prior to this I lived in Hong Kong for 10 years, where I was also a Montessori teacher. Dubai is a melting pot of cultures as is Little Land. Integrating culture in our teaching is what I truly enjoy and appreciate in Little Land. It’s been a memorable experience getting to know the many families who have been and continue being a part of the school, and I look forward to the new academic year.

Hello I’m Barbara and I’m a Teacher Assistant in Sunflowers. I have been working with children for 25 years in schools, nurseries and special education centres. I first came to Little Land in 2010 to help for a few days and I never left! I have 2 grown up children and 4 grandchildren! 2 of my grandchildren live in the UK and 2 here in Dubai.

Hello I’m Celeste Cook and I’m a Teacher Assistant in Sunflowers. I was born in South Africa and lived there till I was 13. I then moved to Dubai and have lived here ever since and love it! As a child and even as an adult I love nature, exploring and learning about the world around me, that is what attracted me to the Montessori philosophy of education. I first realised my passion for teaching when I was 16 as I worked for a summer camp during my American vacation. Working with children is a privilege seeing how they absorb what they learn and how they give so much. I had been an assistant teacher for two years then studied at Gulf Montessori, I was then a teacher for three years knowing how important it is to set a proper example to the next generation.

7.45 – 8.00 Classroom preparation
8.00 – 10.00 Children arrive, greetings, self-registration
Montessori time starts
10.00 – 10.15 Tidy-up time
Circle time
10.15 – 10.45 Hand washing
Snack time
Book time
10.45 – 11.30 Outside play
11.30 – 11.45 Drink of water in class
Rest quietly
11.45 – 11.55 Circle time
Weekly topic/craft
11.55 – 12.15 Topical art and craft activity/Water-play
12.15 – 12.30 Story-time
12.30 Parents arrive
Home time
12.30 – 1.00 Staff preparation/meetings
  • * Brain gym & Arabic scheduled once a week, into the timetable
  • * 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