|Staff:||3 Teachers, 1 Assistant|
|Class Size :||26|
|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
|10.15 – 10.45||Hand washing
|10.45 – 11.30||Outside play|
|11.30 – 11.45||Drink of water in class
|11.45 – 11.55||Circle time
|11.55 – 12.15||Topical art and craft activity/Water-play|
|12.15 – 12.30||Story-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