Tessy Antony, Princess of Luxembourg, has begun a new role as an Official Ambassador of Montessori St Nicholas Group. Tessy made the announcement yesterday on her social media platforms with a statement and video.
“I’m delighted to begin my role today as Official Ambassador of Montessori St Nicholas Group – a UK ‘early childhood’ education training provider and charity. The organisation works with 4,000 early years teachers and kids around the globe,” she said.
The Princess continued, “The charity also works with other organisations to use the Montessori approach as a way of creating social impact – including Centrepoint, the Alzheimer’s Society, the FirstLight Trust and the Jane Goodall Institute’s Roots and Shoots programme.
“Two of my children were at Montessori schools, and I have seen first-hand the incredible impact the Montessori approach has on childhood development. Montessori stands out in today’s target, and goal led education environment as it does not rely upon competitive measures of attainment and achievement. Instead, it focuses on what the individual child is ready to do and achieve.”
Princess Tessy has two sons, Princes Gabriel and Noah with her estranged husband, Prince Louis of Luxembourg – the third child of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa. Prince Gabriel and Prince Noah attended a Montessori school when they were younger in Florida, USA. She said the Montessori system helped them grow into “confident and incredible human beings.”
Continuing, she remarked on Instagram, “2019 marks 100 years of Montessori in the UK, and it is a hugely exciting time to be working with the organisation to promote positive change in early childhood education. My role will involve raising awareness of the Montessori approach and the vital work the organisation does in training high-quality Montessori teachers around the world. I will also support the charity’s social impact programme which aims to provide quality education and opportunities to disadvantaged people and families around the world.”
The Montessori St Nicholas Group is a registered UK charity “that provides support for nursery practitioners and settings, advice to parents and training for practitioners in the largest Montessori college in Europe,” according to the organisation’s website.
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The Princess currently resides in London with her two sons.