About Hélène and Myriam

Hélène Montessori Gaillac

Hélène Ballande, mother of two children who went to Montessori schools.

I first worked as an international lawyer (France / United States) and spent about a decade abroad.

I was trained in Montessori pedagogy with Valérie Maestre (Growing up with Montessori, Albi) when I arrived in the Tarn in 2012. I completed a traineeship at the Montessori school in Albi in 2012-13 and was in charge of the 3-6 years old class from January to July 2015 replacing the maternity leave educator.

In 2014, I took the training on the Grammar of emotions of the EIREM Institute (Isabelle Filliozat). I practice yoga and meditation that I will enjoy sharing with children.

Myriam Jardin Montessori Ecole Gaillac


Myriam Seydoux, initialy social and familial economy consultant and then mother of four children, I became passionate about the pedagogy montessori throughout their education.

I have been auxiliary of school life for 5 years, I am now substitute teacher in the first degree.

I continue to train in Montessori pedagogy with Yvette Pons-Ghersi and Catherine Michalski at the training center La Source (Villemus).

Montessori Jardin Gaillac School


The Montessori garden is managed by the association Montessori Gaillac, a non-profit association registered at the Prefecture of Tarn.

The school is private, secular, out of contract, declared with the Mairie de Gaillac and subject to an annual inspection by the Inspection Academique du Tarn.