About our head of school

Our not for profit associative school is run by an English director, Camilla Burg. She is also a trained 3-6 Montessori teacher and teaches children in the 3-6 class. She welcomes all children and parents each morning in English.

Notre Equipe Pédagogique Internationale         Our International Teaching Team

Babeth (Elisabeth). Educatrice Francophone - Children's House (3-6 ans)

Depuis très longtemps Babeth s’intéresse aux jeunes enfants. Il était évident pour elle que ses études s’orienteraient vers eux et c’est d'ailleurs en étudiant qu’elle a découvert différentes pédagogies ; celle de Maria Montessori a fait particulièrement écho en elle. Après avoir obtenu son diplôme d’Educatrice de Jeunes Enfants, elle a accepté un remplacement dans une école Montessori parisienne. Inspirée par cette méthode, elle a exercé tout au long de son parcours professionnel (crèche, halte-garderie, multi-accueil) en appliquant l’esprit Montessori. Après avoir occupé un poste de directrice pendant treize ans en structure multi-accueil, elle a souhaité réorienter sa carrière et se former à la pédagogie Montessori.  Diplômée AMI éducatrice 3/6 ans, elle a rejoint notre école en 2009. Passionnée par cette méthode, elle accompagne les enfants dans un milieu adapté, structuré et rassurant afin que chacun puisse s’épanouir à son rythme, prendre confiance en lui et travailler avec plaisir et envie. Babeth a aussi suivi des formations de discipline positive.

 

Babeth has always been interested in children and always knew she wanted to work with them. It was during her Early Childhood studies that the Montessori philosophy caught her attention. After finishing her Educatrice de Jeunes Enfants diploma, she worked in a Montessori School in Paris, then went on to apply the Montessori pedagogy to her work in a local daycare centre. She later became director of a local Kindergarten for 13 years before deciding to train herself fully at the Maria Montessori school in Paris from which gained the AMI certification. She joined Etre & Découvrir in 2009. As a Montessori teacher, she works with our 3-6 age group in secure and adapted setting where each child is encouraged to learn at his/her own rhythm, develop self-confidence as well as a love of learning. Babeth has also been trained in positive discipline.

Camilla. Educatrice Anglophone - Children's House (3=6 ans) - Directrice / Head of school

Camilla est d'origine Britannique. Diplômée en français et en psychologie (y compris en psychologie du développement) de l'université de Lancaster en Angleterre, elle est aussi dotée d'un MBA de San Francisco. Elle a donné des cours d'anglais à des enfants de 5/6 ans dans une école primaire en France pendant plusieurs années et a animé des cours de yoga pour enfants. Elle est diplômée en tant qu'éducatrice 3-6 de Montessori Centre International (MCI/St Nicolas à Londres). Elle a aussi suivi des formations de discipline positive et des formations de communication non violente (CNV). Elle a rejoint notre école en 2014.

 

Sa citation préférée : "Libérez le potentiel de l'enfant et vous transformerez le monde avec lui" (Maria Montessori)  .

 

Camilla is originally from the UK. She has a degree in French and psychology (including developmental psychology) from Lancaster University and also has an MBA from SFSU having lived in California for 6 years. She taught English lessons at a private school in France for a number of years before joining Etre et Découvrir. She carried out her 3-6 Montessori teacher training with Montessori Centre International (MCI/St Nicolas in London).  She is trained in positive discipline, non-violent communication and as a yoga kids teacher. She is passionate about teaching children using the Montessori materials and through movement and music. She joined our school in 2014.

 

Her favourite educational quote is one from Maria Montessori is: "Free the child's potential and you will transform her/him into the world".

Catherine -  Educatrice Francophone - Elementary Class (6-12 ans)

Etant profondément intéressée par l'épanouissement de l'être dans sa globalité, Catherine souhaite donner la possibilité à chaque enfant de découvrir et d'approfondir la joie d'être l'acteur de son développement. Dans la classe Montessori 6-12, elle invite les enfants à mieux apprendre le respect de leur espace intérieur pour trouver ou retrouver l'unité et la communion bienfaisante, même rayonnante.

 

Catherine est formée comme éducatrice 6-12 AMI.

 

Catherine is deeply interested in whole child learning and development and specially the ability to unleash the full potential of each and every child. She focuses on developing the opportunity for each child to discover and engage in their own personal self-development and learning. In the 6-12 class, she invites children to learn about respect for their own interior space and allow them to reunite with their own well-being and shine.

 

Catherine is an AMI trained 6-12 Montessori teacher.

Claire. Educatrice Anglophone = Elementary Class (6-8 et 8-12 ans)

Claire est de nationalité Britannique et vit en France depuis l’an 2000. Sa passion pour la pédagogie et l’enseignement des enfants l’ont incitée à découvrir l’approche Montessori. Elle a fait plusieurs formations Montessori et est qualifiée comme enseignante au Royaume-Uni. Claire partage la valeur éducative Montessori définie par cette phrase « les enfants auront plus de capacité à se concentrer et à absorber les connaissances lorsqu’ils sont motivés par des activités adaptées ». Elle pratique un style d’enseignement communicatif et elle privilégie l’utilisation de jeux pour engager les enfants dans l’apprentissage.  Claire a aussi suivi des formations en discipline positive.  Elle a rejoint notre école en 2015.

 

Claire was born and educated in the UK. She has lived in France since 2000. Her strong interest in educational methods and passion for teaching led her to discover and train in the Montessori approach. She is also a qualified teacher with a PGCE. Claire believes in the Montessori ethos that children “are more able to concentrate and absorb knowledge when they are motivated by the right kind of activities”. She endorses this through a communicative style of teaching and fully promotes the use of games to engage children in learning. Claire is also trained in positive discipline. She joined our school in 2015.

Caroline - Assistante Montessori anglophone / English-speaking Montessori Assistant (Toddler Community 2-3 1/2 & Children's House 3-6)

Caroline est Assistante Montessori AMI anglophone au sein de l'ambiance 2-3 1/2 (elle travaille dans notre communauté enfantine le matin) et 3-6 (elle travaille dans notre maison des enfants pendant l'après-midi). Originaire du Danemark, elle est diplômée en langues et dans le domaine de l'administration des entreprises. Caroline a travaillé au sein de nombreuses écoles à l'étranger et en France et souhaite accompagner les enfants dans la réalisation de leurs pleins potentiels.

 

Caroline is our English-mother tongue AMI-trained Montessori assistant who works in the mornings in our 2-3 1/2 class (toddler community) and with children in our 3-6 class (our children's house) in the afternoons. She also runs our after-school club in English.  While Caroline speaks English to mother-tongue standard, she harks from Denmark. She has a degree in international business and modern languages. She brings with her experience working with young children in other schools. She has a passion for helping children to achieve the highest potential and acts as an inspirational guide in the classroom for the Montessori philosophy.

 

Cecilia - Educatrice Montessori francophone - Toddler community (2-3 1/2 ans)

Cecilia est d’origine franco/suédoise, Montessori, c´est une histoire de famille chez elle puisque sa mère, sa soeur et sa tante sont  éducatrices Montessori, l’une en Suède et l’autre aux Etats-Unis.

 

Elle a beaucoup déménagé étant jeune, et revient en région parisienne pour poursuivre sa scolarité au lycée International de Saint germain en Laye.

 

Après le bac, elle débute de brèves études d’économie et de Langues mais se réoriente vite vers ce qui la passionne depuis toujours : l’éducation et tout particulièrement Montessori.

 

En 2003 elle obtient son diplôme Montessori AMI en suède, travaille d’abord en France dans différentes écoles puis en Suède.

 

De retour Cecilia s’est installé à Fourqueux avec son mari et ses 3 enfants et elle intègre chez nous le poste d’éducatrice (2-3 ans). Sa douceur, sa capacité d’observation et son écoute font de Cecilia une éducatrice appréciée. Son expérience internationale, son entourage et sa soif de connaissances lui ont permis d’enrichir ses méthodes.

 

La phrase Montessori préférée de Cecilia est « Apprends- moi à faire seul ».

 

Cecilia is half French, half Swedish. She is an internationally minded Montessorian born and bred since her mother, her sister and her aunt are all Montessori teachers! As a family they have worked around the world including France, Sweden and in United States of America.

 

When she was very young, Cecilia spent a lot of time living in different countries eventually returning to the Paris region for her schooling which included studying at the Lycée International in St Germain en Laye.

 

After securing her French ‘bac’, she studied languages and economics, but soon returned to the world which she inspires her the most, that of education, and more specifically, that of Montessori education.

After obtaining AMI Montessori diploma in Sweden in 2003, she has worked in a number of Montessori schools in both France as well as in Sweden.

 

Mum to a family of 3 children herself, Cecilia lives in Fourqueux and is our toddler community Montessori teacher. Her gentle approach as well as her observational and listening skills are much appreciated by the children, families and colleagues who work with her. Her international experience, the inspiration of her family as well as her love of learning continue to help her to refine her practice.

 

Her favourite educational quote is “Teach more to do it myself”, Maria Montessori.

Savita (English speaking Montessori assistant)

Savita has been working with children for many years in different schools around the world for the past 15 years (India, USA, France & Qatar) and has loved every minute of it. She is a trained STEM and STEAM teacher having taught STEM and STEAM lessons in different schools in Westchester County, New York. She is a yoga instructor and is also a contemporary artist and educator, having earned her Master's Degree in Fine Arts in 2004. Savita recently discovered the Montessori approach and fell in love with it. She has embarked on a new journey with our school working with children in our 3-6 class as an English mother-tongue speaker and developing her Montessori teaching skills. Savita also overseas afterschool club activities in English.  

Sylvaine - Educatrice Montessori 3-6 / French-speaking Montessori teacher (Orangerie Children's House)

Sylvaine is an AMI trained Montessori teacher with more than 3 years as a Montessori teacher. Sylvaine joined our team in August 2020. She shares her innate ability to guide children in our Orangerie Children's House thanks to her ability to connect with each child and understand their interests and needs. 

Adriana (English speaking Montessori assistant)

Adriana has been working in several schools in the UK over the past year. She is originally from Brazil, but has spent almost 20 years living in the UK. She is just finishing off her MCI (Montessori Centre International) training as a 3-6 teacher. She is working with children in our 3-6 class mostly in the afternooons.

       Full background checks are carried out on all of staff members. 

Rentrée 2021

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"N'élevons pas nos enfants pour le monde d'aujourd'hui, ce monde n'existera plus lorsqu'ils seront grands; préparons-les à celui de demain".


- Maria Montessori