Head Directress


Veena Lala has been a Montessori Directress for the last twenty years, working with children aged two to six years. Veena has two daughters who have been brought up with the Montessori philosophy and method. Her deep passion of working with children has led her to realize her own dream and in 2009 established Lotus Montessori Pre-Primary School with 4 children. She has been instrumental in the school’s success over the past 7 years.


Lotus Montessori functions as a school based on the pure methods and philosophy of Montessori. Every child has a spontaneous urge to learn and through the prepared environments, tools and devices that are characteristic of Montessori education, the mind is freed, giving new scope to education and new breath to the thinking and spirit of the child. Self-respect and respect for others is a cornerstone of her core values and this has and will be an integral part of the grace and courtesy that will be instilled. The academics combined with the social and emotional development is focused upon to develop the child holistically.


Veena studied at University of Durban-Westville and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts majoring in Sociology and Public Administration. Veena also studied through London Montessori Centre and achieved her diploma in Pre-School 2-6 years with distinction.


Veena has completed her First Aid level 1 course.


Veena is also a full member of SAMA (South African Montessori Association)