Natalie (right) is the owner and principal, she spent many years’ au pairing children in America and South Africa, which created a deep love for child development and how to help them grow into confident, happy children. In 2008 Natalie studied at Headstart Mercy Montessori for her Diploma in age 3-6. Natalie taught at a small Montessori School in Mowbray for 3 years and then moved on to Mainstream preschool in Tokai where she grew even further in her love for education. Natalie has Bachelors in Education in Foundation Phase; this helps her to know what the children need to achieve to succeed in South African Grade 1 classes. After 5 years Natalie knew it was time to open her own school and help even more children grow to their full potential. Natalie believes in developing each child as an individual and love the person they are.

Kim (left)  is the valued assistant in the preschool class. Kim joins Bright Light Montessori for the 2018 school year. Kim starts her level 5 National Diploma with Montessori SA in 2018 and is thoroughly looking forward to working with the children and learning with them. Kim is sweet natured and brings a calm and relaxing element to the busy 3-6 year old class.