Sylvie Roten

Sylvie, Director
The school is directed by Sylvie Roten, founder of the Bilingual Montessori School "Little Seed". Sylvie is a graduate of St Nicholas Montessori Center in London for children from 2 1/2 to 7 years old and of the Centro Internationale di studi Montessoriani in Bergamo, Italy for 6-12 years old.
She has a Master's degree in Psychology from the University of Geneva.
Sylvie Roten created and directed the Bilingual Montessori School "Little Friends" in Geneva.

Sylviane Rivoira

Sylviane Rivoira - Pedagogical Manager
AMI Montessori Educator, Sylviane has been working with children for a few years now, her enthusiasm and energy are communicative. Ireland, Guadeloupe, India, she has accompanied many children of different ages and backgrounds. She will guide children young and old in their learning and discoveries.

Ieva Melko
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Ieva, Assistant English Language Educator
A graduate Montessori Assistant AMI, Ieva has worked for many years in summer camps and schools for young children. She is a ski and snowboard teacher and loves outdoor activities. Passionate about writing, Ieva also works as a freelance journalist in her free time.


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Nicole Garsaud

Nicole Garsaud is a British Primary school teacher with Qualified Teachers Status (QTS), graduating from the University of Exeter, with a Bachelors of Arts in Education with honours, specialising in English.

With over 20 years of teaching experience, Nicole has taught all over the world, in countries including New Zealand, USA and Japan. However her passion for skiing and snowboarding, have brought her to The Valais; where she believes she has found the perfect place to call home.

Léa Polfer
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Léa Polfer, Montessori AMI educator 3-6 years old. Her softness and her benevolence create a climate of trust with the children she accompanies.
Her studies in speech therapy and special education have given her experience with children with special needs.
Little Seed Bilingual Montessori School's membership in the Eco-Schools program resonates with her love for nature and led her to join the team.