Roots and Wings Preschool & Primary

Where the essence of every child is honoured

Soraya Yavari is the founder and head teacher of Roots and Wings Preschool.

She is a Canadian trained child psychotherapist and play therapist.

Soraya has over 20 years experience working with children and their families in settings such as: schools, private practice and hospitals. She has taught play therapy at various universities in Barcelona, Spain.  

Today she is a mother of a big girl who inspired her to open Roots and Wings preschool. A unique place in Brussels where children are free to, be themselves, explore, create and grow. 


My husband and I scoured Brussels for a multi-lingual kindergarten for our four year old son. Discovering Roots and Wings was a revelation. It is run by Soraya Yavari, not only a passionate and committed educationalist but an incredibly warm and caring person. The small class sizes mean that each child is able to develop and learn at their own pace in an imaginative and stimulating environment. . The individual attention and care that our son has received has been absolutely outstanding. Art and nature are integral to the daily routine as are story telling, yoga, music and plenty of play and exploration. Soraya with her co-teacher Justyna have created a magical space in the heart of beautiful Parc Parmentier. It is a place of love and laughter where the curiosity and wonder of the child can bloom. I cannot recommend this kindergarten highly enough.

Elise McCredie

We feel very fortunate that the Roots and Wings preschool opened its doors when it did. Our son had difficulty adjusting to the local communal school, but within the first week of attending Roots and Wings, he was hopping out of the car without glancing back to say good-bye in the mornings and asking to go to school on Saturdays. We noticed that he was happier, calmer and more articulate and believe this is the result of the smaller class size, the extra attention he received from the teachers, the child-led play and and much time spent outdoors in the school's sylvan setting.

Gudrun Trescher

I wanted to pass along my strong recommendation for the preschool my daughter has been attending during our stay here in Belgium. It is called Roots and Wings and is in Woluwe St. Pierre. Our daughter has flourished there and the founder, Soraya, has been amazingly kind and flexible given our unique situation. It has a very high student to teacher ratio and each day they have unique and educational activities for the children, ranging from yoga to nature walks.

Again, I can’t say enough about how much we have enjoyed our encounter with the school.

Sarah Knudsen

For further information contact 

Soraya Yavari on:+32 498 511 456

Roots and Wings Preschool.