Junnifa Uzodike

Junnifa Uzodike

Founder and head of school, Fruitful Orchard Montessori, Abuja, Nigeria. Co-author, "The Montessori Baby."

Junnifa Uzodike is the founder and head of school at Fruitful Orchard Montessori in Abuja, Nigeria. She is an AMI-trained Montessori guide for the 0-3, 3-6, and 6-12 levels.

Since discovering Montessori in 2011, Ms. Uzodike has continued to build her knowledge and experience in child development using Montessori principles. She has three children whom she has raised using Montessori principles from birth.

Ms. Uzodike’s Montessori work includes guiding children at Fruitful Orchard, mentoring teachers, and, closest to her heart, supporting parents in implementing Montessori from birth. She inspires parents around the world to bring Montessori into their lives by sharing her Montessori journey and offering courses and other resources via her website and Instagram page.

Ms. Uzodike is the co-author, with Simone Davies, of the new book The Montessori Baby: A Parent’s Guide to Nurturing Your Baby with Love, Respect and Understanding, a guide for parents as they learn to nurture their babies from dependent to collaborative beings.

Ms. Uzodike serves on the board of the Association Montessori Internationale.