About us

Discover our Sunflower Montessori Educational Team.
A trained, multidisciplinary and attentive team, at the service of parents and children.

Our Educational Team - Montessori

The Sunflower Montessori team is led by long-time friends.

Sunflower founders, Samantha O’Dea and Helen Clarke, who have been friends since childhood, are mothers themselves and have also faced the challenges of balancing working with bringing up young children. Both are qualified Montessori teachers. Tom O’Dea joined the team as Managing Director in 2014.

The daily experience we offer children and the overall quality we provide  depends on our staff having appropriate qualifications, training, skills, knowledge and a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities. Our qualified staff come from many different countries and we are proud to have such an international team.

Sunflower Montessori organises two training days per year.

Sunflower staff take part in various internal and external training programs. This allows them to learn more about the Montessori philosophy, become familiar with the materials, acquire new skills, and to update and develop competences in specific fields of non-formal education.

Sunflower currently has two members of staff who are specifically responsible for training. The Montessori Education Teacher Trainer and the Early Years Training Specialist are both highly qualified educators with considerable experience. They have developed a full range of in-house training programs which have been accredited by the Ministry of Education, Children and Youth (Ministère de l’Éducation nationale, de l’Enfance et de la Jeunesse).

Our in-house Montessori Education Teacher Trainer regularly visits each classroom to ensure a high standard of Montessori education is maintained in our crèches and After-School clubs. Staff also attend  external training courses provided by our Training Partners, First Aid courses, Montessori seminars and other childcare forums.

Our crèches & After School Clubs

Each of our crèches and After-School clubs are unique and conveniently located.
Sunflower Montessori helps prepare children for life and ongoing education.