Our team share a common passion for children and
our Montessori guides are AMI certified.
Caroline - Founder and Director
As a teenager, Caroline was dreaming of becoming a Primary school teacher. But life led her to doing an MBA and she started her career in a company. She enjoyed her job and learned many things. Despite her thriving career her youth dream continued to flow over the years. It was the birth of her daughters that triggered her shift. After deeply thinking about the role of the school she decided to enroll them at the Montessori school taking into account the caring environment which fostered autonomy, self-esteem and creativity; She became passionate about this extraordinary pedagogy and discovered other parenting tools ; positive discipline, meditation, neurosciences, neurodiversity.
In her forties she realized that she had to let the call of her true vocation come through : accompany children during their development. She worked as a substitute teacher and was trained to become a 3 to 6 Montessori educator for a year. Founding her own school is the culmination of her dream : Caroline brings together all her skills in management and as a pedagogue, her energy and passion, to provide the children a shelter for their development and fulfilment. The dream is now a belief and Smiles'n Kids a living reality !
Léonor - AMI certified 3-6 Montessori guide
When she was a student, Léonor loved spending her holidays looking after children in summer camps and recreation centers. Her love for the French language and her taste for defending people led her to a career start as a corporate lawer. After the birth of her daughter, she decided to follow her dreams : taking care of children. She went back to school, studied at the ISMM (Institut Supérieur Maria Montessori in Nogent/Marne near Paris) and became an AMI certified Montessori Guide for 3 to 6 year old children. She is also trained in Nonviolent Communication and is an official Faber&Mazlish trainer. Caring and passionate about Montessori, she has found the job of her dreams and is very happy to be part of the Smiles'n Kids team !
Rana - English speaking Montessori Assistant
Rana has Libanese origins and grew up in the USA. Her mother language is English. Her face lightens up and her eyes sparkle when she is with children or talks about them ! Rana has a Master degree in Linguistics in Cambridge University and became an English teacher. She has been teaching English to children and adults for more than 15 years. She decided to dedicate her professional life to children and got trained in Montessori education. She is the happy Montessori assistant of the Butterfly class !