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”The first duty of an education is to stir up life, but leave it free to develop.„
Maria Montessori
 
 
 
 

Meet the Head Teacher

”The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.„ William Arthur Ward

Veronika Mechelaere Orvos, the founder and Director of „The Children´s House“ earned her Law Degree at the University of Comenius in Bratislava in 1995. She moved to London to complete her English Proficiency Language Studies and spent more than three years of her life in the British Capital. Following her return to Slovakia she dedicated herself to a legal career, as an attorney. She learnt about Montessori as an educational approach while searching for the right preschool environment for her children. She feels fortunate to have recieved Montessori training in London at the Montessori Center International (MCI), the legal successor of Montessori St. Nicholas Center, founded with the support of Maria Montessori herself. Veronika completed her Teaching Practise in Vienna, The Children´s House, International Montessori Kindergarten and gathered teaching techniques through visits and observations in various preschool settings in different European countries.

She´s continuously keeping herself professionally “up to date” by active attendance of international workshops and conferences, organized by worldwide recognized associations like Montessori Europe (ME), Montessori St. Nicholas Centre or Association Montessori International (AMI).

Veronika,  a mother of young twins, has a deep compassion for children as well as for  teachers and parents and strives to provide them with nurturing learning environments.