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Looking for a Leading Childhood Educator to ensure your conference or workshop runs smoothly?

Speaker Topics:

How to get kids to listen

Reframing the terrible twos

10 Guiding Principles of Montessori Practice

Montessori for Nannies

Building Children’s Self-Esteem & Motivation

Supporting anxiety and building resilience

Montessori and Effective Communication – Building Cohesive Classrooms And Respectful Relationships

The Spiritual Adult – Transform Hardship into Hope

Sylvia Arotin is an industry leading expert. She runs My Montessori school in Australia, has over 11 years of experience in the early childhood sector and is a social media influencer (200,000+ followers). Her passion for children’s learning and development, led her to be the founder and CEO of Guide & Grow.

She is an international speaker and trainer for educators and parents specializing in communication and guiding children’s behavior. Sylvia holds an International Montessori 0-3yrs diploma, 3-6 assistants’ certificate, International Communications degree and a Masters in Teaching specializing in early childhood (0-5 yrs) (Honours) from Macquarie University.

Guide & Grow came from a vision to help raise tomorrow’s children. To create a movement towards supporting caregivers on their path to raise our future generations. With its roots in Montessori, positive communication, positive discipline and building children’s emotional intelligence it is a holistic approach to guide parents and educators to grow so they can help their children to grow and build lifelong skills.


Finalist – Local Business Awards for Outstanding Educational Service 2023

Best Service



Business Excellence Awards
Finalist 2023

NEITA 2023 Award Winner

Montessori Australia Innovation Award

Australian Women’s Small
Business Champion awards 2023

IWD Platinum Sponsor – Guide & Grow 2021

International Women’s Day Awards 2021 Educator & Entrepreneur Finalist

Starting Blocks Campaign Advocate – ACECQA 2020

Superhero Award for My Montessori 2020

KELFDC – Blacktown Council Best Service My Montessori 2020

Innovation of the year award 2020

Educator of the Year 2019 & 2020

FDCA Regional Educator of the Year 2019 & 2020

Learner of the year award 2019

Academic Excellence Award – MQ Uni 2018

Finalist in the National Blackmore’s Women 

CEO Sylvia Arotin pictured with Australian parenting icon Maggie Dent

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Early Childhood Speaker

Why you should book Sylvia

You’ll get to hear from a leading industry speaker.

You’ll take home practical tips that you can implement in your home or classroom the audience will feel inspired and full of energy.

Highly qualified and experienced professional that is easy to hear, fun and engaging.

Minimizes stress, pressure and frustrations to help maintain harmonious relationships.

Improve your skill set and confidence.