Early Childhood in Montessori
Hi, my name is Daphne, I have been living in New Zealand for the last year and half and I am very happy to be part of Tipu's team.
New Zealand Registered Teacher
Bachelor of Education, Diploma in Montessori, Diploma in Early Childhood Education
I am Malika De Silva, Centre Manager/Owner of Tipu Montessori. I am fortunate to be among a team of dedicated and passionate teaching professionals and to serve a community that appreciates and values the education we provide.
In my long career as a Montessori teacher I have had the privilege of teaching both toddlers and pre-schoolers. I also taught at Primary level as a Resource teacher and had the opportunity to manage a Montessori Centre in the past. I am originally from Sri Lanka and my husband’s career took us to Jamaica in the West Indies where I began my professional journey. We have a grown up son who began his early education as a Montessori toddler.
As educators our duty is to respect children’s individual strengths and provide them the freedom of choice in their work/play. Our responsibility is to support and promote their love of learning. I believe that the greatest gift an educator can receive from a child is his/her trust.
At Tipu Montessori we place great importance at building relationships with parents and whanau.