Based on the informal information 'digging' from the other teaching staff, I had the answers to my queries.
The centre did not have a certain time period where all staff had to take leave at the same time, which in a way could be good for some people.
Meaning one does not have to travel at the same time as others when tickets are exceptionally expensive, i.e. Christmas, Lunar New Year.
DIFFERENT CURRICULAR INTERPRETATION:
Even among Montessori Diploma trained/qualified teachers, I have realised that there are differences in the way that the curriculum is interpreted.
A teacher's personality, and disposition would affect the way the children responded to her instructions, regardless of the environmental set-up.
Will write more in detail later. Am really tired now. Watch this space!
-- Sent from my Nokia E71.