Baobab Montessori

Our Team


Caren Price

BCOMM (UCT), Montessori Diploma,
Co-Owner & Principal


Caren is Co-Owner of the school and is a Directress in the 3-6 environment. She is happily married and mom to 1 son.

Caren has always had a passion for working with children and has always dreamed of opening her own preschool. She has extensive experience with child education, and found that the Montessori Method fell in line with her core principles and beliefs when teaching the young children of today.

Caren studied through the Montessori Academy and with her dedication and hard work as well as with the help of her co-owner, has managed to make her dream become a reality in opening Baobab Montessori.

Jessica Ashby

Diploma in Early Childhood Development
(Montessori), Co-Owner & Principal


Jessica is Co-Owner of the school and is a Directress in the 3-6 environment. She is happily married and mom to 1 and one on the way. Jessica’s love for children and keen interest in their development moved her to pursue a career in Montessori teaching. She studied at the College of Modern Montessori and has completed numerous courses in teaching children with ADHD and specialised teaching techniques. Jessica is currently studying Child Psychology. With over 10 years’ involvement in child-care Jessica has gained valuable teaching experience and was privileged to fulfil her dream of opening up her own Montessori preschool, along with her co-owner. With her outgoing, enthusiastic and loving nature she is building Baobab Montessori into the school that encompasses all her values and beliefs.

More of our Team Members



Melissa is a directress in the pre-school environment. Her other qualifications include a BA Honours degree in psychology from WITS. Melissa has a passion for children and enjoys working with them; this she discovered when she started working with disadvantaged children years ago and has since never looked back. Melissa is a caring, nurturing teacher which shows in her approach with the children who are entrusted in her care.



Megan is a directress in our pre-school class. Megan started her work career in the fitness sector and after coaching children aged 3 to 6 she discovered her passion for children and wanted to make a difference in their lives through teaching. Megan completed her international diploma though MCSA. Originally from Zimbabwe Megan got married and moved to South Africa to be with her husband and focus on creating a difference in the children she surrounds herself with. Megan is truly loved in the classroom.



Marisa is a part of the pre-school directress team. She completed her Montessori diploma through College of Modern Montessori in 2012. Before teaching, Marisa worked as a qualified massage therapist specializing in sport and pregnancy massage but knew that she had a passion for children and began her teaching course. Marisa is a home body who likes spending time with her loved ones. Marisa says “I enjoy teaching children as they keep me centered by reminding me it’s never too late to have fun and to have a dream.” Marisa is a real asset to our pre-school class where her calm and focused nature encourage learning in a positive and peaceful manner.


Winnie N

Winnie is the teacher’s assistant in the 3-6 environment. Winnie has been married for 17 years and is mom to 2 boys aged 16 and 10 who both play club soccer. With her proactive and positive attitude Winnie is a tremendous help to both the teachers and the children and we all could not do without her.



Emily is the pre-school’s cleaning assistant as well as potty training helper. Emily has 3 children aged 20, 8 and 6. Emily's vibrant personality is loved by all especially the children in the class.



Jessica is our toddler directress focusing on the development of children between the ages of 18 months to 2 and a half years old. Jessica completed her Montessori diploma in 2012 through the International Montessori Centre and has been teaching ever since. Jessica is the oldest of 5 children so knows how to multitask! She is originally from Durban and hopes to open her own school in the future in Kloof. Her passion for children and teaching started at a young age and is something that she is looking forward to doing for many years to come.



Jennifer is the teaching assistant in the toddler environment. With her loving spirit and hard work she has helped turn the toddler class into a caring, nurturing environment where the children thrive. Jennifer has done a Montessori teaching course as well as CPR and First Aid for infants.


Winnie K

Winnie is an assistant in the toddler environment and assists with cleaning. Winnie is incredibly helpful and no job is too big for her. Winnie loves art and is always busy with a project of some sorts be it painting, drawing or sewing. She is always smiling and shares her happiness with the children daily.



Rose is our after-care teacher and “aunty” to all. Rose is happily married and assists her husband run his business. She is a mom of 4 and granny to 4. Rose is always cooking up new and exciting things in the kitchen and treats the children far too often for our liking. She loves baking with the children and is always doing creative things with them in the afternoon. Rose has extensive knowledge in children with special needs and adds experience and knowledge to our team.



Keyson is the school groundsman and handles the day to day maintenance of the school. With children of his own Keyson is a caring, patient, reliable man who we cannot do without. Keyson is also our head security man where safety in and around the school is his main priority.


Contact Us


  • Landline: 011 463 7894
  • Mobile Jessica: 083 533 9401
  • Mobile Caren: 072 768 6132
  • Address: 26 West Hertford Road, Bryanston ext 7


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