About us

Mission

In a spirit of educational partnership with parents, we apply authentic Montessori philosophy and practice to the holistic development of children to aid them through their creative, joyful, and meaningful lifetimes.

Values

holism [hoh-liz-uh m] noun

the theory that parts of a whole are in intimate interconnection, such that they cannot exist independently of the whole, or cannot be understood without reference to the whole, which is thus regarded as greater than the sum of its parts.

By widening one’s perspective of anything, a greater understanding of the interconnectedness of life’s variables is achieved. Better understanding naturally leads to better decisions. We apply this principle in every decision we make at our center and it can be seen it the application of our values:

Our team

Because we understand, that at that age children are more emotional than rational, responsible, consistent and warm people are what we look for. A person who works for our center should always be open to a lifetime of learning. Montessori teachers come from a wide range of backgrounds. For our teacher positions, the most important credential is AMI Montessori certification.

  • Anastasia

    Founder and owner of the center

    • • State University of Management Diploma, specialty "Social psychology".
    • • Certified transit coach.
    • • Worked in international recruitment at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
    • • Graduated several trainings on Montessori schools administration.

    Mother of three Montessori children. Anastasia is the inspirer and founder of the center. In 2012 Anastasia set out to create an authentic Montessori center. As planned everything in Otrada (from building to materials in groups) was designed and selected with the participation of experienced Montessori teachers. Anastasia is the кeeper of the unique center atmosphere and authentic Montessori pedagogy traditions.

  • Edward

    Educational consultant

    • • St. Mary's University Diploma (Minnesota, USA).
    • • AMI 3-6 Diploma (Montessori training run be Michael Dorer, a former president of American Montessori Society).

    Begun in the world of high finance, but it was not what was driving him, went to masters in conventional education at St. Marie’s University, where one day went to observe to Montessori classroom, after that decided to become Montessori teacher. Has 9 years of experience working in Minessota, USA, as 3-6 Montessori guide, and 5 years in Russia at IMC Otrada.

    Adward is working in New York since 2017. He conducts remote consultations for our employees and parents, comes to face-to-face sessions.

    Always around to help people to feel at ease with motivation to help to understand Montessori and bring ideas to people to get the view of what we are doing.

  • Olga

    Elementary (6-12) Montessori teacher

    • • Certified Montessori teacher with AMI certificate, graduated in WI, USA.
    • • Holds Master degree of Institute of Eastern European and Russian Studies, Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
    • • Doctor on Faculty of Education and Master in Child Psychology in Vyatka State University, Russia.

    Olga has 34 years of professional experience, teaching in Canada and Cyprus, living mostly in Canada.

    Focused on the result, patient, persistent and deep, Olga teaches the primary school program by the Montessori method. Olga is fond of travelling, theatre, piano, singing, dancing, history.

  • Svetlana

    Elementary (6-12) Montessori teacher

    • • "Montessori-teacher 6-12 years" - international Institute of Montessori-pedagogy.
    • • "Montessori-teacher 3-6 years" - Academy of advanced training and retraining of educators.
    • • Master's degree in psychology and education at the Moscow State University of Psychology and education.
    • • Master's degree in La Sapienca, First University Of Rome, faculty of Medicine and psychology, Italy.
    • • "Teaching in primary school» diploma of Gagarin pedagogical school.
    • • Teaching experience of more than 30 years.

    Svetlana was studying emotional sphere of children 3-6 years attending the Montessori group. She participated in the study of spatial representations of children 5-6 years and defended her master's thesis at the First University of Rome under the leadership of the Chairman of the Association of Montessori Italy Furio Pesci.

    She teaches Russian language, literature and national history in Russian in Elementary class. Smiling and cheerful, she charges her students with a positive attitude. Svetlana Valentinovna knows how to make a child write an essay as enthusiastically as the writer of a new novel.

    She likes traveling, go Hiking, grow plants and do needlework.

  • Sarah

    Casa dei Bambini (3-6) Montessori teacher

    • • Graduated from the pedagogical University of Algeria and master's degree in classical French literature.
    • • Received a Montessori education in Casa dei Bambini (3-6 years) in Prague at the Duhovka Institut under the AMS (American Montessori Society) program.

    Sarah has been working with children since 2007 in Algeria, France, Czech Republic and Russia. She is fluent in French, Arabic, English and Russian. She likes foreign languages, travel, interested in culture of the East, engaged in swimming.

    Organized, consistent, open and responsive, Sarah is a guide for children and parents in the world of authentic Montessori philosophy.

  • Tatyana

    Toddler (1-3) Montessori teacher

    • • Degree in economic and legal.
    • • AMI diploma "Early childhood 0-3". The course run by Patricia Wallner (one of the most experienced trainers in the world to train Montessori 0-3 teachers according to the AMI standard).
    • • Diploma "Montessori-teacher for children aged 0-3" of the Academy of advanced training and retraining of educators.
    • • Institute of Integrative Family therapy student. "Systemic family counseling and family psychotherapy (social and psychological assistance to family and child)" program.
    • • Certificate "Introduction to the Montessori therapy" (coach Laura Anderlik, Munich).

    Tatiana is the mother of two Montessori children. She learns to play the guitar with her son. Her hobby is Snowboarding. She also likes embroidery, decoupage and fond of ballroom dancing. Soft and consistent, Tatiana introduces her students to the world of Montessori and helps them make their own discoveries every day.

  • Tamara

    Casa dei Bambini (3-6) Montessori teacher

    • • Astrakhan state University — diploma in 2 specialties: "Teaching English" and "Jurisprudence".
    • • Clark University (Worcester, USA), human resources. Master degree.
    • • Montessori courses 0-3 and 3-6 "Russian Association of Montessori teachers".
    • • Montessori-course 3-6 AMI standard (Munich, Germany).

    Tamara taught English at the University for 13 years. She has experience in consecutive and simultaneous translation. Tamara created TEFL course (methodical course for English teachers). She passed the pre-defense of her thesis in English Philology.

    Montessori-mother of 3 children, Tamara is ready to share not only professional but also personal experience of successful interaction with children. Shi likes arts and crafts: decoupage, sewing dolls tilde, modeling flowers from polymer clay.

  • Ludmila

    Toddler (1-3) Montessori teacher

    • • AMI. Higher school of the Montessori method. 2014. The course run by Patricia Wallner (one of the most experienced trainers in the world to train Montessori 0-3 teachers according to the AMI standard).
    • • University of the Russian Academy of education. Psychological faculty. 2005.
    • • Institute of special pedagogy and psychology". Raul Wallenberg. "Perinatal psychology." 2014.
    • • Student of Institute of Integrative Family Therapy. "Child and parent-child system counseling".
    • • Academy of professional development and retraining of education workers. "Methodical bases of educational activity. The work of a preschool teacher with children 0-3 years on the Montessori system". 2018.

    Lyudmila likes creativity and creates an interesting and rich class environment. She is constantly learning, gaining new knowledge and skills.

    She admires the potential of every child and she is always there to help them blossom.

  • Anastasia

    Parent Infant (0-1) Montessori teacher

    • • International Institute of Economics, law and management Diploma, Nizhny Novgorod.
    • • AMI diploma "Early childhood 0-3". The course run by Patricia Wallner (one of the most experienced trainers in the world to train Montessori 0-3 teachers according to the AMI standard).

    Anastasia worked worked in Germany at a pharmaceutical company. Then she worked in Russia in a pharmaceutical company for more than 7 years.

    She worked at the Montessori center, initially in a managerial position, then as an assistant teacher and 0-3 teacher. Conducted individual consultations for parents.

    She passed a lot of trainings and seminars on psychology and personal growth. Her hobby is Russian folklore. Anastasia sings in a folk ensemble, plays table tennis, travels, loves the traditions of different Nations.

    Thoughtful and consistent, Anastasia gives parents proven knowledge about the development of personality in the first years of life and helps young children find harmony with the big world around them.

  • Valeria

    Parent Infant (0-1) Montessori teacher

    • • Psychology Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow state University diploma.
    • • AMI diploma "Early childhood 0-3". The course run by Patricia Wallner (one of the most experienced trainers in the world to train Montessori 0-3 teachers according to the AMI standard).

    Valeria has been working with preschoolers and teenagers since 2012. She is a practicing psychologist for adults (working in Erickson hypnosis).

    She is attracted by the opportunity to observe the changes that occur in the children, by the the harmony of the method, the environment and people, the realization of the potential and opportunities that children have, thanks to this method. Her hobbies are reading and travelling (in Russia and Europe). Lera paints watercolors, practice yoga, walks with her two dogs.

    Calm and smiling, Valeria helps children discover their potential using the Montessori method.

  • Anastasia

    Founder and owner of the center

    • • State University of Management Diploma, specialty "Social psychology".
    • • Certified transit coach.
    • • Worked in international recruitment at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
    • • Graduated several trainings on Montessori schools administration.

    Mother of three Montessori children. Anastasia is the inspirer and founder of the center. In 2012 Anastasia set out to create an authentic Montessori center. As planned everything in Otrada (from building to materials in groups) was designed and selected with the participation of experienced Montessori teachers. Anastasia is the кeeper of the unique center atmosphere and authentic Montessori pedagogy traditions.

  • Edward

    Educational consultant

    • • St. Mary's University Diploma (Minnesota, USA).
    • • AMI 3-6 Diploma (Montessori training run be Michael Dorer, a former president of American Montessori Society).

    Begun in the world of high finance, but it was not what was driving him, went to masters in conventional education at St. Marie’s University, where one day went to observe to Montessori classroom, after that decided to become Montessori teacher. Has 9 years of experience working in Minessota, USA, as 3-6 Montessori guide, and 5 years in Russia at IMC Otrada.

    Adward is working in New York since 2017. He conducts remote consultations for our employees and parents, comes to face-to-face sessions.

    Always around to help people to feel at ease with motivation to help to understand Montessori and bring ideas to people to get the view of what we are doing.

  • Olga

    Elementary (6-12) Montessori teacher

    • • Certified Montessori teacher with AMI certificate, graduated in WI, USA.
    • • Holds Master degree of Institute of Eastern European and Russian Studies, Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
    • • Doctor on Faculty of Education and Master in Child Psychology in Vyatka State University, Russia.

    Olga has 34 years of professional experience, teaching in Canada and Cyprus, living mostly in Canada.

    Focused on the result, patient, persistent and deep, Olga teaches the primary school program by the Montessori method. Olga is fond of travelling, theatre, piano, singing, dancing, history.

  • Svetlana

    Elementary (6-12) Montessori teacher

    • • "Montessori-teacher 6-12 years" - international Institute of Montessori-pedagogy.
    • • "Montessori-teacher 3-6 years" - Academy of advanced training and retraining of educators.
    • • Master's degree in psychology and education at the Moscow State University of Psychology and education.
    • • Master's degree in La Sapienca, First University Of Rome, faculty of Medicine and psychology, Italy.
    • • "Teaching in primary school» diploma of Gagarin pedagogical school.
    • • Teaching experience of more than 30 years.

    Svetlana was studying emotional sphere of children 3-6 years attending the Montessori group. She participated in the study of spatial representations of children 5-6 years and defended her master's thesis at the First University of Rome under the leadership of the Chairman of the Association of Montessori Italy Furio Pesci.

    She teaches Russian language, literature and national history in Russian in Elementary class. Smiling and cheerful, she charges her students with a positive attitude. Svetlana Valentinovna knows how to make a child write an essay as enthusiastically as the writer of a new novel.

    She likes traveling, go Hiking, grow plants and do needlework.

  • Sarah

    Casa dei Bambini (3-6) Montessori teacher

    • • Graduated from the pedagogical University of Algeria and master's degree in classical French literature.
    • • Received a Montessori education in Casa dei Bambini (3-6 years) in Prague at the Duhovka Institut under the AMS (American Montessori Society) program.

    Sarah has been working with children since 2007 in Algeria, France, Czech Republic and Russia. She is fluent in French, Arabic, English and Russian. She likes foreign languages, travel, interested in culture of the East, engaged in swimming.

    Organized, consistent, open and responsive, Sarah is a guide for children and parents in the world of authentic Montessori philosophy.

  • Tatyana

    Toddler (1-3) Montessori teacher

    • • Degree in economic and legal.
    • • AMI diploma "Early childhood 0-3". The course run by Patricia Wallner (one of the most experienced trainers in the world to train Montessori 0-3 teachers according to the AMI standard).
    • • Diploma "Montessori-teacher for children aged 0-3" of the Academy of advanced training and retraining of educators.
    • • Institute of Integrative Family therapy student. "Systemic family counseling and family psychotherapy (social and psychological assistance to family and child)" program.
    • • Certificate "Introduction to the Montessori therapy" (coach Laura Anderlik, Munich).

    Tatiana is the mother of two Montessori children. She learns to play the guitar with her son. Her hobby is Snowboarding. She also likes embroidery, decoupage and fond of ballroom dancing. Soft and consistent, Tatiana introduces her students to the world of Montessori and helps them make their own discoveries every day.

  • Tamara

    Casa dei Bambini (3-6) Montessori teacher

    • • Astrakhan state University — diploma in 2 specialties: "Teaching English" and "Jurisprudence".
    • • Clark University (Worcester, USA), human resources. Master degree.
    • • Montessori courses 0-3 and 3-6 "Russian Association of Montessori teachers".
    • • Montessori-course 3-6 AMI standard (Munich, Germany).

    Tamara taught English at the University for 13 years. She has experience in consecutive and simultaneous translation. Tamara created TEFL course (methodical course for English teachers). She passed the pre-defense of her thesis in English Philology.

    Montessori-mother of 3 children, Tamara is ready to share not only professional but also personal experience of successful interaction with children. Shi likes arts and crafts: decoupage, sewing dolls tilde, modeling flowers from polymer clay.

  • Ludmila

    Toddler (1-3) Montessori teacher

    • • AMI. Higher school of the Montessori method. 2014. The course run by Patricia Wallner (one of the most experienced trainers in the world to train Montessori 0-3 teachers according to the AMI standard).
    • • University of the Russian Academy of education. Psychological faculty. 2005.
    • • Institute of special pedagogy and psychology". Raul Wallenberg. "Perinatal psychology." 2014.
    • • Student of Institute of Integrative Family Therapy. "Child and parent-child system counseling".
    • • Academy of professional development and retraining of education workers. "Methodical bases of educational activity. The work of a preschool teacher with children 0-3 years on the Montessori system". 2018.

    Lyudmila likes creativity and creates an interesting and rich class environment. She is constantly learning, gaining new knowledge and skills.

    She admires the potential of every child and she is always there to help them blossom.

  • Anastasia

    Parent Infant (0-1) Montessori teacher

    • • International Institute of Economics, law and management Diploma, Nizhny Novgorod.
    • • AMI diploma "Early childhood 0-3". The course run by Patricia Wallner (one of the most experienced trainers in the world to train Montessori 0-3 teachers according to the AMI standard).

    Anastasia worked in Germany at a pharmaceutical company. Then she worked in Russia in a pharmaceutical company for more than 7 years.

    She worked at the Montessori center, initially in a managerial position, then as an assistant teacher and 0-3 teacher. Conducted individual consultations for parents.

    She passed a lot of trainings and seminars on psychology and personal growth. Her hobby is Russian folklore. Anastasia sings in a folk ensemble, plays table tennis, travels, loves the traditions of different Nations.

    Thoughtful and consistent, Anastasia gives parents proven knowledge about the development of personality in the first years of life and helps young children find harmony with the big world around them.

  • Valeria

    Parent Infant (0-1) Montessori teacher

    • • Psychology Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow state University diploma.
    • • AMI diploma "Early childhood 0-3". The course run by Patricia Wallner (one of the most experienced trainers in the world to train Montessori 0-3 teachers according to the AMI standard).

    Valeria has been working with preschoolers and teenagers since 2012. She is a practicing psychologist for adults (working in Erickson hypnosis).

    She is attracted by the opportunity to observe the changes that occur in the children, by the the harmony of the method, the environment and people, the realization of the potential and opportunities that children have, thanks to this method. Her hobbies are reading and travelling (in Russia and Europe). Lera paints watercolors, practice yoga, walks with her two dogs.

    Calm and smiling, Valeria helps children discover their potential using the Montessori method.

Features of Montessori education at our Center:

  • Following Association Montessori International (AMI) standards

    The building of the IMC at Otrada was designed with the collaborative participation of experienced AMI Montessori pedagogues, as well as architects, and interior designers. For our teacher positions, the most important credential is AMI Montessori certification.

  • Only authentic Montessori materials

    Spacious and light-filled classrooms with authentic Montessori materials of the highest quality become powerful tools for learning and development.

  • Bilingual environment

    All environments are bilingual, with English being major language and Russian second language. Teachers are native English speakers.

  • Classrooms are extending to the nature

    Our Montessori center is located in the forest on the territory of an equestrian club. Spending time in nature extends the classroom to the world outside and gives new opportunities for discovery and development.

  • Extracurricular activities

    In addition to the regular academic subjects of the Montessori classroom, we also have a variety of extracurricular activities that the children can engage in. Developing hobbies adds an extra level of enjoyment to life. Club teachers have expert training in their chosen field. These include Music, Dance, Chess, Art, Kung-Fu, and Chinese language and culture. Children will follow their interests by choosing which to pursue.

  • Art and music

    Art and music are an essential part of life for children at our Center. Art materials for coloring, painting, pasting, and cutting are made available every day. Music of famous composers and works of famous artists are also featured in the classroom.

Vacancies

We are currently hiring for a Parent/Infant (ages 0-1) teacher.
Candidate must have AMI or AMS certificate.