Meet The Team

Sharon Ellul Bonici

I established Stepping Stones childcare centre in 2006. I have three grown up children of my own and during their upbringing I had always struggled to be a working mother. I wanted to operate something that can help all working mothers and provide a work-family balance. I am very committed to professional development for myself and my teachers. Keeping up with current trends in the early childhood field is vital to providing the optimal learning environment for your children. I provide a warm and homely atmosphere for children where they are respected as individuals.

Our preschool is privileged to have a highly qualified and talented team of child care experts. Our team boasts university qualifications in early childhood and child care and they are very passionate about their careers and your children.

   Michelle Falzon
Managing Director

Ms.Michelle is a therapuetic play practitioner. She graduated with a B.PSY (Hons) from the University of Malta and is currently finishing a post graduate diploma in Play Therapy which she did in France with Canterbury Christ Church University. She has been working with Stepping Stones for the past 7 years and her passion is helping children achieve their full potential during their early years. Michelle is very passionate in working with her team and parents in providing a creative and fun experience to all the children.


Karen Abela

Ms. Karen works as a secretary at the head office and is always very helpful to parents. Her job involves coordination and implementation of office procedures and frequently has responsibility for  specific projects and tasks. In some cases she also oversees and supervises the work of junior staff. Karen has 2 children of her own and she really loves working with children.


Chantelle Ellul
Assistant Manager

Ms. Chantelle has a diploma in childcare education and first aid and she has been working with Stepping Stones for the past three years. Ms. Chantelle is the supervisor of Stepping Stones Fgura. She is very dedicated and is also responsible for the planning of the monthly themes and activities for the preschool and baby section. “A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart”, these are words that I truly believe and are how I aspire to be in my career.


Ilona Mizzi

Ms. Ilona has done a level 4 diploma and she is a qualified Kindergarten assistant and she is the supervisor of Stepping Stones Birkirkara. Ms.Ilona is also a ballet teacher and teaches ballet lessons on a part time basis. She has been working passionately with Stepping Stones for two years and she is also responsible for the planning of the kinder 1 curriculum. Ms. Ilona loves sharing her knowledge with the children and taking them on journeys that include new learning and new experiences.  ‘The children’s joy at being able to see and touch new exciting and things makes every day of teaching worthwhile’.


Nicola Bajada

Ms. Nikki has a childcare diploma and first aid course. She is the supervisor of Stepping Stones Qawra. She has  a passion for learning and teaching, especially through play and she feels that children respond positively when given the chance to explore their world around them in an unhurried way. Ms. Nikki has been working with Stepping Stones for the past 3 years and her dedication towards children makes her who she is, a sweet and caring teacher.