Our team

“The happiest man in the world is the one who makes the most people happy”

For the well-being of the children, the different actors in the school’s day-to-day operations (staff, parents, external parties) need to get along and work in harmony. The focus is on mutual respect and team spirit.

The Founders

Viviane & Vincent

Married couple Viviane Salin and Vincent Rosa are the happy parents of a nine-year-old and a seven-year-old. After moving to Singapore in 2006, they could not find the right school for their children and decided to open La Petite Ecole in September 2012.

After three successful years, they extended their services to families and their younger children by opening La Petite Creche. A whole new exciting chapter is now being written, with the launch of La Petite Ecole in Bangkok, in September 2017.

Viviane’s unusual curriculum is a testimony of her multiple skills. After graduating from HEC School of Management, she first worked for an event organising agency in Paris, then as an accomplished violinist in Singapore, playing in an opera. She has provided private violin tuitions but also taught students at the German School in Singapore. Furthermore, she has put her knowledge and skills to the service of adolescents with special needs, by encouraging them to express their emotions through music.

Her passion: to educate, pass on knowledge and reveal the potential in each child.

For the past five years, Viviane has first devoted herself to continue improving the school she had dreamed of for her children, before starting to develop and expand La Petite Ecole to new horizons. By doing so, she brings excellent education standards and learning conditions to a larger number of students.

Vincent studied in the same top-ranking school as Viviane did. After graduation, he went on to work at internationally-renowned banks, before joining his spouse to help manage La Petite Ecole, in 2013. He is the co-founder and co-director of the group La Petite Ecole. 

Head of School

Valériane Morello

Playgroup supervisor and French-speaking teacher

Originally from the North of France, I work as a Professeur des écoles (school teacher). I have taught classes of different levels for six years, and I have also worked as a volunteer for associations supporting sick or handicapped children, before following my life partner to Singapore. Settled in this little corner of Asia for seven years, we live an experience rich in discoveries and encounters.

After teaching in a language school and giving private tuitions, I joined the team at La Petite Crèche in 2015 and participated in setting it up. I am delighted to welcome your little ones in a caring and green environment, where they’ll discover the world, play and evolve at their own pace.

I have a passion for the arts & crafts, so I undertook training to use arts as a means to stimulate children’s creativity and development while helping them acquire new skills.

I am the mother of a four-year old. Outside of work, I practice geocaching, hiking, travelling and cooking; I also enjoy observing fauna.


Elodie Gaulin

Teaching Assistant
Originally from Lyon, I work as a childcare assistant. From a very young age, I knew I wanted to work with children, so I first animated social-cultural events during school holidays and I also looked after children in school during free time, before and after class. I then opted for studies to become a school teacher. However, during my studies and after doing replacements in a nursery, I realized that early childhood attracted me the most. I decided to complete a professional training in childcare assistance. I received my diploma in 2010, and I then worked in different institutions in the city of Lyon, looking after children aged 3 months to 4 years old. I followed my husband to Singapore in 2017 and I am very pleased I was able to integrate La Petite Crèche’s team shortly after our arrival. Thanks to this job, I had the opportunity to meet families from various cultural backgrounds, each with remarkable life experiences. My studies and experiences inspire me to contribute to the children’s psychomotor and emotional development through play while respecting their individual pace and well-being. My profession aside, I am passionate about travels, cinema, music and dance (salsa and West Coast swing).

Amy Whip

English-Speaking Teacher
I was born in the US but spent the majority of my childhood in Germany and travelling around Europe with my family. After moving back to the States and graduating university with an Arts Degree, I moved to Lima, Peru where I studied Spanish and worked as an English as a Second Language teacher for 5 years. I moved to Singapore with my husband in 2017 and joined La Petite Crèche that same year. I’ve worked with a wide range of age groups but have always preferred to work with younger children. I love to see their boundless enthusiasm and creativity come alive when they are engaged in learning activities and play. For me, play and self-expression through art or language is essential to personal development and its my mission to see each child unlock their own creative potential. I spend most of my free time drawing or trying new foods. I love to eat and learn about different cultures through their food.