Our Team

Rosita

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Founder, Manager

Rosita trained and taught in London before moving to Edinburgh. She tutored Montessori St Nicholas trainees and founded Montessori Mornings with Sorour in 2015, which evolved into Casa. Rosita manages the nursery and delivers our workshops. She holds the MCI Early Childhood and Trainer's credentials; Montessori Inclusion cert. from Loyola University and is currently undertaking post-graduate studies in childhood practice leadership at UGlasgow.

Sorour

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Founder, Head Teacher

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 Teacher at Casa.

Anna Giulia

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Administrator

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

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Assistant

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 currently undertaking Montessori training.

Almudena

Montessori Lead Teacher (Casa) (on leave)

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.

Alba

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Assistant

Alba has a prior degree in Sports Science and Physical Education and is currently taking a SCQF L8 diploma in Montessori Pedagogy. Alba has teaching experience with small children including in a Montessori nursery in Spain. Alba is part of our Nido Toddler team.

Gemma

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Montessori Lead 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, has completed her preliminary Montessori training, and leads the Nido Babies team.

Irene

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Montessori Lead Teacher (Nido)

Irene has a BA in early childhood education and a Montessori post-qualification certificate. Irene is a founding member of the Casa team with several years' within the company as well as previous experience in nurseries. Irene is the Lead Teacher in our Nido toddler group from January 2021.

Mina

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Montessori Teacher (Casa)

Since an earlier career change from business admin, Mina has gained several years' experience as an early years educator in the UK and her Montessori training includes an SCQF L8 diploma in Montessori early childhood pedagogy. Mina is co-teaching the younger Casa group.

Nina

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Assistant

Nina has several years of experience with children and families through her nannying career. She also has an AMI Assistant Certificate at 3-6 level and first hand knowledge of using the Montessori approach at home with all ages. Nina currently works with our Nido Babies.

Titi

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Montessori Teacher (Casa)

Titi is from Nigeria, where she trained as a Montessori Teacher for the 3-6 age group at a certified MACTE centre and training school. Titi has over five years work experience  with toddlers and preschoolers in Montessori nurseries and is co-teaching in our younger Casa group.

Rachel

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Montessori Lead Teacher (Casa)

Rachel has taught in Montessori nursery and primary school settings in Scotland and in Wales. She has a BA in primary education, Montessori certification for 0-12 year olds and a Leadership and Management qualification. Rachel leads the eldest Casa group and mentoring within the team.

Raquel P.

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Montessori Teacher (Nido)

Raquel holds SQA L7 and Forest School practitioner training on top of a Masters degree in international cooperation and humanitarian aid and an education degree. Most recently she worked for several years in an Edinburgh nursery. Raquel leads in the provision of Outdoor Learning at Casa and is part of the Nido Toddler team.

Shona

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Montessori Teacher (Casa)

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.

Sophie

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Montessori Teacher (Casa)

Sophie holds an AMI Montessori diploma for ages 2-1/2 - 6 as well as a BA and MA in Early Childhood Studies. She has been working with young children for 10 years and has experience working in Montessori settings in London. She has recently returned to Edinburgh and is co-teaching the younger Casa group.

Teresa Maria

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Assistant

After a career in the air industry and three years of travelling and teaching, Teresa decided to change careers when she discovered Montessori. She is halfway through the MCI 0-7 Diploma and is currently an Assistant in the preschool class as she completes her professional placement.

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