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OUR TEAM

THE FOUNDER

All the benefits of Montessori Education will be reflected throughout adulthood.

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Originally from Brazil, Juliana is the mother of two young children. She left Brazil in 2011 to follow her husband's career as an expat in Philadelphia, USA. There, she worked for the best Montessori schools in the country. After five years in the USA, Juliana and her family moved to Schaffhausen, Switzerland, where they lived for three years until they moved to Singapore.

Juliana has vast international experience in the education field. She has worked for different International Schools in Brazil, of which 2 of them she was in Montessori classes. In the USA, she worked for the Montessori Children’s House of Valley Forge, and the Toddler – Stepping Stones Room in Gladwyne Montessori. 

In Switzerland, she has worked as an ExtraCurricular Activity Teacher at the International School of Schaffhausen. She has also led the Montessori Weekly Parent and Child Group at the local Library called Familienzentrum

and founded the first Free Play Montessori Group called Montessori Spielhaus. Her book Montessori at Home, by Chiado Books, has been widely adopted by many Montessori schools in Brazil. She is also a guest professor at the Post Graduation Montessori Course as Self-Education, Practical Life and Art classes, at Centro Universitário Claretiano (Brazil).

When Juliana moved to Singapore in 2021, she immediately started to fill up her calendar hours providing Montessori Playgroups to Sentosa homes. She noticed that many parents missed a child-friendly space to connect with other families. So, she founded Sentosa Playgroup, an enrichment center where children can learn and explore independently, play with high-quality toys, and parents can bond with their children and other parents.

Watch your children bloom here.

Juliana’s Education Summary

  • AMS (American Montessori Society) Primary Montessori Teaching Certificate 

    • Teacher Training Center of Philadelphia (USA)

  • Infants and Toddlers Certificate

    • NAMC - North American Montessori Center (USA)

  • PsychoPedagogy Postgraduate 

    • Claretiano University (Brazil)

  • MA of Education 

    • University of Alabama (USA)

  • AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) Certificate

    • Sydney Montessori Training Center, (Australia)

  • BA in Communications

    • UNIP - Universidade Paulista (Brazil) 

  •  Licentiate Degree  in Arts

    • Universidade Belas Artes (Brazil)

Courses 

  • StoryTelling at Integres (Switzerland)

  • Waldorf Pedagogy - Centre of Excellence (United Kingdom)

  • Spielgruppe Leiterin IG Spielgruppe (Switzerland)

  • Freinet Pedagogy Facamp (Brazil)

OUR TEAM

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Vicki - 
BABY YOGA

Yoga teacher, mother of 2 and trainee Play Therapist.  My background in social work and counselling has always focussed on children and how to support Kids to grow and develop in to the best little people they can be.  

I started teaching children's yoga while working at an international school in Hong Kong.  I am RYS-200 Hatha and Vinyasa yoga qualified, as well as having specialist qualifications in teaching Kids Yoga and Mummy/Baby Yoga with the international teaching school Kidding Around Yoga.  

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Jeni Sparkles - 
MUSIC CLASSES

Jeni Sparkles has a degree in Musical Theatre and is a highly experienced professional performer and teacher. Jeni loves working with Lucy Sparkles and Friends and having the opportunity to bring out the same passion and joy in children across Singapore.

All Lucy Sparkles & Friends music teachers are professional musicians who play real instruments and have a passion for working with young children. 

We have a lot of excellent profesisonals joining us this term , stay tunned for more info!