Our Teachers

Montessori Seacliff prides itself on the consistency of its staffing team. Our educators are committed to continuity of care and all have been with the centre for many years.
Maeve Rundle
Maeve Rundle Managing Director Early Childhood Educator
Maeve qualified in Ireland as an early childhood educator and also holds a diploma in child psychology. Maeve has worked in early childhood education for the past thirty years. Maeve has undertaken her Diploma in Montessori Studies.
Tarryn Planzer
Tarryn PlanzerOffice Administration
Tarryn holds a certificate IV in Business Administration and Finance. Tarryn also holds a certificate III in Children’s Services.
Brigette Green
Brigette GreenEarly Childhood Educator – Preschool Room
Brigette Green has completed her Diploma in Children’s Services and her Bachelors of Children’s Services. Brigette will then undertake her Bachelor of Early Childhood Education. Over the past twelve years, Brigette has gained a wealth of experience working in various Child Care settings catering for children aged between 0 -14 years of age. Brigette is also furthering her Montessori studies.
Heather Jenkin
Heather JenkinEarly Childhood Teacher – Preschool Room
Heather holds a Bachelor of Education as well as a diploma in Children’s Services. She has extensive experience working throughout Australia and overseas. Heather is obtaining her Diploma in Montessori Studies.
Alice Rundle
Alice Rundle Early Childhood Educator – Preschool Room
Alice has completed her Certificate III in Children’s Services and is currently obtaining her Diploma in Montessori Studies
Lisa Clarke
Lisa ClarkeEarly Childhood Educator – Preschool Room
Lisa holds a Certificate III in Children’s Services. Lisa has over seventeen years experience working in child care and kindergarten settings. Lisa is currently furthering her knowledge in the Montessori philosophy.
Julie O' Shea
Julie O' SheaEarly Childhood Educator – Transition Room
Julie holds a Diploma in Children’s Services. She is also currently obtaining her Diploma in Montessori Studies. Julie has been part of the Montessori team for over seven years.
Eva Rundle
Eva RundleEarly Childhood Educator – Transition Room
Eva is currently obtaining her Certificate 111 in Early Childhood Education. Eva has also undertaken Montessori training.
Kath Evennett
Kath EvennettEarly Childhood Educator Preschool Room/Transition Room
Kath holds a Diploma in Children’s Services and is currently obtaining her Diploma in Montessori Studies. Kath has many years of experience working in various Montessori settings throughout Adelaide.
Sarah Gribben
Sarah GribbenEarly Childhood Educator Transition Room
Sarah has over nine years experience in working in a Montessori childcare setting. Sarah holds a Diploma in Children’s Services. Sarah has obtained Montessori training through various workshops.

The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child’s own natural desire to learn.

Maria Montessori

The education of even a small child, therefore, does not aim at preparing him for school, but for life.

Maria Montessori

The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six.

Maria Montessori

When children come into contact with nature, they reveal their strength.

Maria Montessori

The greatest sign of success for a teacher… is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.’

Maria Montessori

Play is the work of the child.

Maria Montessori

To assist a child, we must provide him with an environment which will enable him to develop freely.

Maria Montessori

The child, making use of all that he finds around him, shapes himself for the future.

Maria Montessori

Education cannot be effective unless it helps a child to open up himself to life.

Maria Montessori

The environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct his own experiences.

Maria Montessori

The senses, being the explorers of the world, open the way to knowledge.

Maria Montessori

The land is where our roots are. The children must be taught to feel and live in harmony with the Earth.

Maria Montessori

What the hand does the mind remembers.

Maria Montessori

Give your child an early head start in life. Contact Us today about enrolling your child at Seacliff Montessori.

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