Little Woods Montessori Pre-School was established 20 years ago.
Our strength is in our continuity. With the same founder director, low staff turnover and a single location, we are proud to have alumni who have joined top international and local schools and proceeded to top ranked universities in Singapore, UK, USA, Australia, Canada and Europe.
Our strength is also our size. We have not franchised or expanded to ensure that children who attend Little Woods Montessori receive the highest quality pre-school experience in a wholly unique environment. We have an outstanding heritage.
We do not impart knowledge; rather we create the tools for children to discover. It is through discovery that they learn the joy of continued learning through their primary, secondary and even graduate years.
The primary purpose of the Montessori method is developing children cognitively, physically, socially, and emotionally to be independent thinkers and self-directed leaders.
We invite you to schedule a personal tour to discover for yourself the dynamic and thriving environment of Little Woods Montessori.
“Now, what really makes a teacher is love for the human child; for it is love that transforms the social duty of the educator into the higher consciousness of a mission.”
Founder, Director & Mentor
Mrs. Isabel Angela Seery received her Diploma in Montessori (1995), Diploma in Pre-School and Leadership (2003), and BA in Childhood & Family Education from Edith Cowan University, Australia (2006).
Teaching is Isabel’s calling. While raising two children, she pursued her dream and attained her Early Childhood education qualification and brought her vision to life when she founded Little Woods Montessori.
With over 30 years of experience in the Singapore and International School systems, Isabel has designed a diversified curriculum that is able to meet the needs and challenges of both school systems.
Isabel continues to oversee the curriculum. Under her direction, Montessori principles are applied to a wider context of society and so the children’s possibilities for learning and development are vast and encompassing.
The Annual Little Woods Concert is an integral part of the school year where Isabel’s passion for song and dance inspires the staff and children to showcase their talents in outstanding performances.
Director & Principal
Mrs. Hafsa Fathah received her Diploma in Montessori from AMI (1991), Early Childhood Education Care and Education – Teaching (2011), Early Childhood Care and Education – Leadership (2013), and Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education from Monash University.
Hafsa has 27 years of experience in Early Childhood Education. Certified with the prestigious AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) qualification, she maintains a high standard of Montessori education for the children at Little Woods.
Hafsa is passionate about the development of children in today’s world. As the Montessori philosophy not only encompasses the child, Hafsa is driven to collaborate with parents, children, teachers and the community to optimize a holistic education for each child.
This has contributed to the reputation of Little Woods children. At completion of their 5 years with us, they are known for being gracious, responsible, respectful and well-informed members of the community.
Little Woods’ committed team of qualified, experienced and dedicated Montessori teachers hold Diplomas in Montessori, Diplomas in Early Childhood Care and Education as required by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) and Degrees in Early Childhood Education.
The teacher-student ratio is:
- 1:6 in the Pre-Nursery class;
- 110 in the Nursery 1 and 2 classes;
- 1:12 in Kindergarten 1 and 2 classes.
It is our priority to provide a caring, gentle, stimulating, fun and safe environment for each and every child.