Rosita trained with and later tutored for Montessori St Nicholas. She founded Montessori Mornings with Sorour in 2015, which evolved into CASA in 2019. Rosita coordinates our in-house Montessori training. She holds the MCI Early Childhood and Trainer's credentials; Montessori Inclusion cert. from Loyola University and has a M.Ed in Childhood Practice Leadership in progress at UGlasgow.
Director (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 taught in Montessori schools in Sweden and Norway before moving to Edinburgh in 2011. Sorour is Head Teacher with oversight of the business and strategy and holds the AMI administrators credential.
Deputy Head Teacher
Irene has a wealth of expertise in the sector as a Montessori teacher and administrator as well as a tutor and trainer. At CASA she currently leads the Montessori practice and professional development within the team. She has an MSc in Psychological Studies on top of her MEd in Childhood Practice and Montessori Diplomas covering birth to 12.
Montessori Guide Trainee
Johanna has joined us as a part-time Montessori Guide Trainee while she completes her diploma. Her prior experience includes working in social care and with children as a Psychomotor Therapist, so we are very happy she decided to join us. Johanna works across all our groups adding her expertise to our team.
Montessori Guide (Casa)
Multi-talented Lydia is a qualified early childhood practitioner with prior experience in an Edinburgh nursery and a special needs school in England. As a qualified massage therapist and student of the Alexander Technique, Lydia is keen on holistic approaches to education, which brings her - naturally - to Montessori. Lydia works with Casa preschool.
Lead Guide (Outdoor Specialist)
Mary-Anne has a teaching qualification covering ages 3-7 and plenty of experience in the early years, including as an outdoor nursery practitioner and reception teacher. Mary-Anne plans to specialise as a Montessori early childhood teacher and is currently part of the Casa team, as well as leading the outdoor learning at CASA.
Montessori Lead Guide (Nido)
Titi trained as a Montessori Teacher for the 3-6 age group at a certified MACTE centre and training school. Titi has over six years work experience with toddlers and preschoolers in Montessori nurseries, as well being a mum of two young children. Titi leads our Nido Toddler team.
Montessori Lead Guide (Nido)
Rachael has eight years' experience as a practitioner and holds an HNC in Early Education and Childcare. Her keen interest in nature and sustainability, Rachael was drawn to the Montessori approach to teaching children how to care for the environment. Rachael is a Montessori Guide in our Babies team and is undertaking the AMI 0-3 Certificate.
Forest School coordinator
Raquel holds SQA L7 and L3 Forest School Lead credentials on top of two Masters degrees in International Cooperation and Family Therapy and an education degree. Raquel leads in the provision of Forest School at Casa and building on her experience facilitating family worshops Raquel now offers outdoor learning workshops for parents and practitioners.
Montessori Lead Guide (Upper 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 over 14 years including in Montessori settings in London. She co-leads the Upper Casa preschool group with Shanisse.
Montessori Guide (Nido)
Sugra holds an HNC in early childhood practice, having migrated to working with children from an earlier, decade-long career in the NHS as a nurse, and having raised four kids of her own. Sugra is undertaking our in-house MPS specialisation and is a Montessori Guide in the Nido Toddlers.