Principal & Head Directress

I have been at teaching in a Montessori setting for the past 30 years.  Montessori has taken me from London, to the US and then back to Singapore.
I embarked on Montessori training for a year and completed in 1990.  I went on to complete a degree in general psychology after which I felt I still wanted to work with children.  Wonderfully I am learning new things every single day.

March 2006

Head Directress

I started as a secretary in the 1980s and moved on to be a Human Resources Manager in a foreign bank in the last 10 years.  After the birth of my daughter, I decided to be trained as an early childhood teacher so as to be able to spend more quality time with her.  I completed my teaching practice at The Little House Montessori.  The convivial environment has given me the motivation to stay and grow as a Montessori early childhood teacher.  Of course, the children are the greatest motivation as they present me daily with challenges and learning experiences.

August 2008


After earning my degree in Psychology, I was stirred by the desire to take part in the process of education.  For three years, I taught Primary 1 and 2 in the Philippines and gained experience in nurturing the mind and character of the children.  The Montessori method of teaching has opened my eyes to the beauty of allowing each child to discover and explore opportunities for learning.  This experience has now influenced me to pursue a course in the Montessori Method of Teaching which I am sure will only shape me to become a better educator.

October 2011

Pursuing a double degree in Psychology and Business Administration, I am most jocund to undertake this opportunity to work in a Montessori setting. Working in The Little House (Montessori) has enabled me to gain new perspectives on providing quality education to each and every single child. Working with the children allows me to constantly give the best of myself to them and at the same time, enable them to realize their potential.

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Pauline (Chen Lao Shi)
September 2018

After earning my Bachelor Degree in Psychology, I was very keen on teaching young children.  I taught in a preschool in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for nearly 2 years. After which I decided to explore more about the Montessori method of teaching and joined TLH. I am fascinated with this method of teaching that focuses on self-directed activities and hands-on learning. The children can learn through their own experiences at their own pace which is very different from the regular education that is teacher centered.

July 2010
School Bus Driver

March 2012
School Cleaner

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March 2018

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March 2018
Bus Auntie & School Cleaner

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March 2018
Bus Auntie