Educational Team

TODDLER

Maija CALVERT

ÉDUCATOR MONTESSORI AMI 2-3 YEARS 

Class 2-3 years

Half Finnish and English, I grew up between Asia and Europe. After a BA in Information

Design by the University of the Arts, London. Mother tongue English,

I worked with teenagers and wanted to know more about Montessori education. In 2014, I graduated casa dei bambini (2-5-6) at the Maria Montessori Institute in London.

Then in 2022 I graduated from the AMI of early childhood assistance from 0 to 3 years old. Then I settled in Paris and worked with all the little ones. In a childrens community for several years. I have seen how vital it is for adults to lead by example by using positive and encouraging language and behaving in front of children, because we know they have a captivating mind. I think Montessori is more than a form of education.

Its a way of life. I enjoy guiding and collaborating with toddlers to help them learn to do things for themselves, interact socially with others, and take care of the community environment. I come from an artistic and musical background and I love giving young children the opportunity to express themselves through art, music, baking/cooking sessions and gardening. I love working with all families on their childs development path at Colibris International Montessori Sophia Antipolis.

 

sophie SIMARD

Sophie SIMARD

ÉDUCATOR MONTESSORI AMI 2-3 YEARS

Class 2-3 years

Teenage I spent my BAFA to work with children and I went to London for 1 year to work as an au pair and take care of a sibling.

After studying literature at the university, and having trained in pedagogy Steiner-Waldorf 3 years including 1 year dedicated to early childhood, I practiced 8 years as a French teacher with teenagers aged 15 to 18 years and in the region of Avignon.

We practiced many writing workshops and did a lot of theatre. Faced with the biographical difficulties that some students faced, I felt the need to complement my approach to helping the person with art therapy through theatre, storytelling, writing, modeling and the visual arts.

My growing desire to return to the world of early childhood, I
naturally oriented towards Montessori pedagogy that I had discovered during an immersion course. I am now training in the cycle of children from 3 to 6 years old. Rich in all these experiences and complementary approaches, I wish to take care of children and help them grow and become free and conscious men.

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Pauline CAMPO

EDUCATOR MONTESSORI AMI 2-3 years

Class 2-3 years 

I always knew my place was with the kids. To seize and I passed my BAFA patent animator to accompany children in extracurricular activities. After my bachelor’s degree, I started studying psychology. I give dance lessons to high school students. During a year of traveling, I discovered Montessori pedagogy. I returned to France and studied at the Montessori Institute in Lyon. This pedagogy allowed me to discover the keys to kindness and positive education.

I was given the opportunity to teach in non-violent communication. So now I am able to guide children through a joyful, caring, positive approach. I wholeheartedly take on the responsibility of opening up communication between parents and the school team in order to help the children to flourish peacefully. School should be a place where children can learn. “One way to measure the relevance of an educational model is a child’s happiness. » Maria Montessorienne view of the child and her way of learning guided by the values of benevolence Montessorienne.

Nadège CLOP

EDUCATOR MONTESSORI AMI 3-6 years

Class 2-3 years 

I realized my project 12 years ago by becoming a school teacher then
Montessori AMI educator with children aged 3 to 6 at the Maria Montessori Higher Institute.

Since then, I have met and followed many children, each different and unique. In a constant search for learning in joy and adapted to everyone, this pedagogy proved to be obvious to me. It fits my vision of childhood and the educator:

To allow each child to grow up in confidence while respecting their needs, pace, personality and dignity. And it is with great pleasure that I practice this profession that I am passionate about. I also followed a Montessori training 0-3 years old in order to understand and accompany the child from birth and convinced of the soundness of this beautiful pedagogy, applied daily with my children. I am delighted to be part of the “Colibris” team guided by the values of caring and child development.

 

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Marthe TOVAR

EDUCATOR MONTESSORI AMI 3-6 years

Class 3-6 years

I am a dedicated and passionate educator with a deep understanding of Montessori philosophy. I hold an AMI degree, which has provided me with a thorough grounding in Montessori principles and practices.

This certification and my university degree in early childhood education gave me the knowledge and skills to excel in this role. Throughout my career, I have worked with children from a variety of backgrounds and thrive in adapting to new cultural environments.

As a native English speaker, I bring valuable language skills to the classroom, fostering effective communication and language development among students. In addition, my experience as a Montessori educator has honed my ability to create predefined learning environments, support students’ individual growth, and foster a love of learning.

I am dedicated, flexible, joyful, organized and responsible, committed to creating a nurturing and stimulating environment that empowers young learners. I firmly believe in the transformative power of Montessori education,

and I am happy to bring my skills and expertise to the educational community of École Montessori International The Hummingbirds. Martha TOVAR.

Élise Chenaud

Éducator Montessori AMI 3-6 years English speaking

Class 3-6 years

I graduated from BAFA at the age of 16. I was already very attracted to working with children and at an early age I was able to start accompanying holiday camps, supervising music groups and school trips.

It was during a trip to Ireland that I discovered Montessori education.

I then left France to live in Dublin and follow the Montessori training 3-6 years in a private school. I also graduated from FETAC in Ireland.

At the end of this training I taught in a Montessori school as an English Montessori educator. The absence of my family and my home country prompted me to return to France in 2014. I then started working at Les Hummingbirds in the 2-3 year old class as a Francophone educator. Every day at school is the same in its routine, but it is so different and changing in learning and development that we can see in each child. It is a real pleasure to be able to witness and participate in the development of each child. and to have a pedagogy that promotes the autonomy of the child and that respects its rhythm, while having the opportunity to inculcate magnificent values. that are peace, respect, mutual help and benevolence

Ania MULICA

Educator Montessori AMI 3-6 years English speaking

Class 3-6 years

I’ve been teaching for almost 12 years. I started as a teacher of English as a second language for children and adults in foreign language training centres. Then I worked in international schools at the Cambodia and Thailand, finally taking an interest in Montessori and to philosophy.

I started my training as a 3-6 year old AMI Montessori Assistant this summer in order to deepen the skills needed to guide children in their development.

I’m happy to be in class and see how children change and grow with the Montessori environment. I’m thrilled to be part of the Colibris team and to have the opportunity to grow with dedicated and competent teachers.

Didier HERBIN

ÉDUCATOR MONTESSORI AMI 3-6 years French speaking

Class 3-6 years

graduated from BAFA at the age of 16. I was already very attracted to working with children and in 2023 Didier heard about the pedagogy of our school. The observation of a teenager in the family who experiences Montessorian education challenges him.

Passionate about the development of human potential. After a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, a master’s level with educational sciences option.

At 32 years old, I pass the diploma of educator 3-6 years at the Institut Supérieur Maria Montessori in Paris. Back in my region I have been working for about ten years with children 3-6 including 3 years at Hummingbirds.

Didier then decides to take this path, spending a rich year of training as a Montessori educator 3-6 years from September 2004 to June 2005.

In 2023, after 7 years of experience as a trainer, future assistants and educators from birth to 6 (and especially from 3 to 6), but also from 6 to 12 years of age,

Didier met at the new school of hummingbirds, where he was engaged as a 3-6 Francophone referent for the pink class and early childhood coordinator.

He supports the expansion of Montessori in France and abroad by writing and associative projects: Montessori pedagogy. Full-fledged children, Curious, Independent. Those who reflect and ask questions respect each other with their differences. I am delighted to be part of the “Colibris” educational team and to be part of a team of dynamic and motivated professionals.

Layla GAIB

ÉDUCATOR MONTESSORI AMI 3-6 years English speaking

Class 3-6 years

I’ve been teaching for almost 12 years. I started as a teacher of English as a second language for children and adults in foreign language training centres. I then worked in international schools in Cambodia and in Thailand, finally getting interested in Montessori and philosophy.

I started my training as a 3-6 year old AMI Montessori Assistant this summer in order to deepen the skills needed to guide children in their development.I am happy to be in class and see how children change and grow with the Montessori environment.

I am delighted to be part of the Colibris team and to have the opportunity to develop with dedicated and competent teachers.

One of my main areas of interest as a Montessori guide has been ecological literature and environmental management, as well as raising awareness among these young children. In addition to offering students many opportunities to connect with nature , I think it is important to encourage them to create , implement and maintain their own conscientious and sustainable practices for caring for their environment on a daily basis . I’m thrilled to be part of the vibrant hummingbird community,

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