Anastasia is the founder of Montessori Nature. She is passionate about her Christian faith and Russian cultural heritage. She is also passionate about all things Montessori and nature – authenticity, diversity, connection and hands-on explorations.

Anastasia is an early childhood teacher with 10 years of experience working in a Montessori classroom. Now she is a homeschooling mother of three. Her goal is to support fellow educators and parents and help foster a love of learning and independence in their young students and children.

woman with painted face and in front of a mum with a child

Anastasia is not a stranger to the challenges parents face when they first begin to homeschool their children. She has been raising her three children with Montessori principles at heart from the very start. She stepped into a Montessori classroom at the age of 17 for the first time and never looked back.

A Montessori-inspired collage capturing one day in the life of a homeschooling family, with children joyfully playing the piano surrounded by nature.

Second-generation teacher, Anastasia was brought up in a Siberian school in Russia that at the time was called “experimental”. Located in the forest, with a lake, acres of wild forest for students to call their playground, innovative teachers, international summer camps, and eleven students per classroom, it could not be any further away from traditional education. At twenty years of age, Anastasia with a university degree under her belt, she pursued her passion for intentional travel. She continued to study in Europe and volunteered to work with underprivileged children in Russia. Later she pursued her desire to continue working with children and get her official teaching degree. She completed her post-grad in Early Childhood in Australia and worked at the American Montessori preschool classroom in Russia and Montessori Children’s House in Australia. She also volunteered to work in a childcare center in the US and spent an unforgettable summer in the woods of Montana working as a counselor in a Summer camp.

children working with cylinder blocks in a classroom
candle and rose on a table in a classroom

When working as a teacher, she struggled to find the time to create educational printables for her students. And when she did make them, those materials were very helpful. Once she transitioned to becoming a stay-at-home mum, she decided to share my passion, experience, and knowledge regarding the Montessori method and parenting moments. Anastasia started making printables inspired by 10 years of experience working in a Montessori environment.

winter themed acing cards