Our Team


Rosita trained as a Montessori teacher and taught in London before moving to Edinburgh. Rosita is also an architect and mum of two. She first founded Montessori Mornings with Sorour in 2015 which evolved into Casa four years later. Rosita manages the nursery and supports the whole team. Rosita is also a Montessori trainer with MCI and delivers our workshops.

Founder, Manager


After studying egyptology, Sorour re-trained as a Montessori teacher and established neighbourhood classrooms in Cairo, Egypt, running a charitable trust until they became self-sufficient. She went on to teach in Montessori schools in Sweden and Norway.  Sorour moved to Edinburgh in 2011 and set up and ran Montessori Mornings while also raising three small children. Sorour is Head of teaching and learning at Casa.

Founder, Head Teacher

Anna Giulia

After studying and working as business manager in Milan, Italy, Anna Giulia moved to Edinburgh with her family. She is deeply fond of the Montessori approach to childhood and learning, which she embraced with her sons from day one. Anna Giulia’s role is to support the team on managing the business and development aspects of Casa.



Agnieszka has a Masters in Pedagogy on top of a degree in philosophy and public education, as well as previous experience working in an Edinburgh day nursery. Aga supports the teaching mainly in our Nido and is looking forward to undertaking Montessori training.



Almu first moved to Scotland from Spain for an MLitt in Publishing Studies. She worked in a rural Montessori nursery school with toddlers and the preschoolers for 5 years. Almu is now studying towards a M.Ed, with an interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Mentoring.

Montessori Lead Teacher (Casa)


Beth has a B.Ed in pre-school education from Wellington, New Zealand and experience at preschool and lower primary levels in New Zealand, Norway and Edinburgh. Beth has a grounding in the child-centred Te Whariki curriculum and is halfway through her Montessori training. Beth is also a mum of three.

Montessori Teacher (Casa)


Claire has taught in mainstream schools and Montessori and Froebelian nurseries, mainly with children from infancy to five years of age. Claire holds a Montessori diploma, BEd, PGCE Early Years and a Master’s degree in Inclusive and Special Education. Her special interest is in young children’s social and emotional development, particularly how kindness develops.

Montessori Lead Teacher (Nido)


Eva has a degree in early childhood education and a post-graduate level training in Montessori pedagogy for children under 3 as well as QTS status. Eva has taught children in Montessori settings in the UK and Spain and is now working with our Nido Toddlers.

Montessori Teacher (Nido)


Gemma has a BA in education and a children and young people qualification, as well as several years' experience working with Babies in Scotland and Australia. Gemma has a special interest in different approaches to play and learning and is undertaking preliminary Montessori training.

Montessori Teacher (Nido)


After finishing her BA in Early Childhood Education, Irene came to Edinburgh and joined the team at Montessori Mornings. Irene has completed the Montessori Assistants training and is partway through her Montessori Teacher training. Irene is an accomplished musician and also looks forward to setting up our nursery food garden!

Montessori Teacher (Nido)


Raquel has a degree in pre-primary teaching and experience teaching in 0-3 and 3-5 environments. She has also spent a number of years as a nanny and guide at children’s events. Raquel has completed her preliminary Montessori training.

Montessori Teacher (Nido)


Simonetta is Assistant Teacher within the Nido and in charge of our in-house Bruno Munari-cum-Reggio Emilia inspired art programme. Simonetta has years of childcare and art education experience to add to her Masters in History and Philosophy, and foundation in Applied Art.

Assistant / Peripatetic Specialist


Shona studied Art History before moving to Korea to teach English. After qualifying as a language teacher Shona was introduced to Montessori when she spent a term at a rural preschool in Scotland. She then did a PGDE at Edinburgh Uni and taught in Kindergarten and P3 before coming to Casa as a Teacher. Shona is partway through her Montessori training.

Montessori Teacher (Casa)

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