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. Maeve has been the owner/Director of Montessori since 2004.
Tarryn Learnmonth
Tarryn Learnmonth Office Administration
Tarryn holds a certificate IV in Business Administration and Finance. Tarryn also holds a certificate III in Children’s Services. Tarryn has been part of the Montessori team since 2015.
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 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. Brigette has been part of the Montessori team since 2011.
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 has obtained her Diploma in Montessori Studies. Heather has been a part of the Montessori team since 2014
Alice Rundle
Alice Rundle Early Childhood Educator – Preschool Room
Alice has completed her Certificate III in Children’s Services and Diploma in Montessori Studies and is currently obtaining her Training in Montessori. Alice has been a part of the Montessori team since 2012.
Julie O' Shea
Julie O' SheaEarly Childhood Educator – Transition Room
Julie holds a Diploma in Children’s Services. She has obtained her Diploma in Montessori Studies. Julie has been a part of the Montessori team since2009
Eva Rundle
Eva RundleEarly Childhood Educator – Transition Room
Eva has obtained her Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Diploma in Children’s Services. Eva has also undertaken Montessori training. Eva has been a part of the Montessori team since 2016
Kath Evennett
Kath EvennettEarly Childhood Educator Preschool 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. Kath has been a part of the Montessori team since 2014
Sarah Gribben
Sarah GribbenEarly Childhood Educator Transition Room
Sarah has over 12 years working in a Montessori environment. Sarah holds a Diploma in Children’s Services. Sarah has obtained Montessori training through various workshops. Sarah has been a part of the Montessori team since 2017.
Jurand Brucko-Stempkowski
Jurand Brucko-StempkowskiEarly Childhood Educator-Preschool Room
Jurand has been a part of the Montessori team since 2020.
He is currently undertaking his Cert 111 in Children’s Services alongside his Certificate in Montessori studies.

Alex Hawes
Alex HawesEarly Childhood Educator-Relief Support
Alex has been a part of the Montessori team since 2020.
He has obtained his Cert 111 and is currently undertaking a Diploma in Children’s Services alongside his Certificate in Montessori studies.
Wendy Stockton
Wendy StocktonEarly Childhood Educator-Relief Support
Wendy has been a part of the Montessori team since 2020.
She has a wealth of training including her Diploma in Children’s Services. Wendy is currently achieving her Certificate in Montessori studies.
Kirsten Burgess
Kirsten BurgessEarly Childhood Educator-Preschool Room
Kirsten has been a part of the Montessori team since 2019.
She holds a Certificate 111 in Children’s services.

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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