With a diversity of cultures and experiences and a range of Montessori and Early Childhood qualifications, our Educators gently guide children to discover their unique strengths at their individual pace. Inspired by Maria Montessori, our dedicated Educators are genuinely passionate about making a wonderful difference in the lives of children during their precious early years.
I am delighted to be the Director and Early Childhood Teacher at Hope Island Montessori. I hold a Diploma level qualification and am currently studying a Bachelor of Education. My previous teaching experience includes early childhood, primary, secondary and additional needs education sectors.
I have a strong passion for creating a meaningful and holistic educational program that compliments the Montessori program, wholly supporting children as they prepare for their journey into school. Emotional regulation techniques, clear communication, pro-social skills, fine and gross motor movements, sustainable practices, respect for and understanding of diversity and school readiness are all important elements of our unique Kindergarten program.
Here in the Children's House, my heart feels at home. It’s lovely to have found a community with an ethos that aligns with mine – a place that also values holistic education for its meaningful outcomes and endless possibilities.
Early Childhood Teacher
I am thrilled to be a part of the Children's House as an Early Childhood Teacher. I hold my Bachelor of Education (Primary) and a Diploma of Children's services. My teaching philosophy centers around building positive relationships with both children and their families and to support the children in a positive, loving and nurturing environment. As an Early Childhood Teacher, I believe it is my responsibility to provide a solid foundation for the children in my care to foster a love for learning and support them in becoming curious, kind and confident individuals. I acknowledge that each child is a unique individual and they should be viewed, treated and respected as such.
I believe my experience in a variety of educational settings has equipped me with the knowledge to provide a rich and engaging program that aligns with the values of Montessori in order to prepare children for a seamless transition into school and life.
Lead Educator - Nido
My name is Ronali and I was born and raised in Sri Lanka. I was raised as a Montessori child from age 2 and began my professional Montessori journey in 1996.
In 1999 my husband and I migrated to Australia and I was fortunate to be a part of the very first batch of the 0–3 Association Montessori Internationale Teacher Training conducted in the Southern Hemisphere. I was also fortunate to be the pioneer in setting up of the infant community at the Isle of Capri Montessori, the very first infant community on the Gold Coast. In 2002 I completed my 3-6 Association Montessori Internationale Course and I began work at Harmony Montessori School in Caboolture whilst setting up and directing a 3–6 environment and running the very first infant community for the school. After establishing a home Montessori School in Morayfield, I went on to create the Oceania Montessori Community School. This environment was recognised by AMTEF as an Observation Centre for its teacher-training.
I have taken part in numerous Montessori and early childhood workshops and training courses throughout the years to keep myself updated both locally and internationally. I am excited for the opportunity to share the knowledge and experience that I have accumulate over the years and to make the early years journey of your children blossom into something that will impact their lives in the most positive way through the philosophy of Dr Maria Montessori.
Children's House Directress
Early Childhood Teacher
Taylor Wells - McFarlane
Children's House Founder
As a Mother to six wonderful children who have thrived through Montessori, I have a genuine passion and commitment towards offering other families the same valuable opportunity.
Every day, I strive to create an exceptional experience for our beautiful children in their most precious early years. I truly believe there is nothing more important than helping laying the foundations for children to grow into capable, confident and kind people. I am privileged to be supported by a wonderful team of Educators who share my vision to offer the very best in quality Montessori early learning and loving care within a truly beautiful environment.
I greatly enjoy working closely with our Educators and families to witness the direct benefits of Montessori education in our children and to help maintain the high standards I would expect as a parent myself, first and foremost.
Our Educators regularly attend in house and off site Montessori and Early Childhood professional development. You can find a full overview of our staffing arrangements for each room here.