“An ordinary teacher cannot be transformed into a Montessori teacher, but must be created anew, having rid herself of pedagogical prejudices. The first step is self-preparation of the imagination, for the Montessori teacher has to visualise a child who is not yet there, materially speaking, and must have faith in the child who will reveal himself through work. The different types of deviated children do not shake the faith of this teacher, who sees a different type of child in the spiritual field, and looks confidently for this self to show when attracted by work that interests. She waits for the children to show signs of concentration.”
– Dr Maria Montessori
Meet the team
Founder and Montessori guide
Anjum has been a Montessori teacher and evangelist for 10+ years and believes with all her heart that a Montessori education is key to solving the world’s most pressing problems. She truly wishes that every child has access to high quality and affordable Montessori education. This venture is a step on a path which begins the journey for a child to change the world.
Anjum graduated from BITS, Pilani, India with a BE (Hons) in Electronics and Instrumentation. She worked in the semi-conductor industry for 6 years when she had a change of heart after reading a poem about teaching and children. She then discovered Montessori and has since dedicated herself to working with children using the Montessori philosophy and pedagogy. She completed her 3-6 training with MMI, Singapore. She has also completed her AMI 6-12 Diploma and AMI 12-18 Orientation Certificate.
Alaka was introduced to Montessori through a relative with experience in a Montessori School. When her daughter was enrolled into a Montessori school after a stint at a traditional playgroup, she suddenly realised that the problems faced with her child started to disappear. She discovered that when the needs of the child to be independent are met appropriately, they become joyous human beings who are capable and are able to accomplish their tasks on their own. She considers Montessori a game changer of life.
She has completed the MMI Montessori Diploma course in 2017 for the 3-6 age group and the AMI Adolescent Orientation Certificate in 2020.
Vidya was introduced to the Montessori Method when her first child was born and she attended a workshop. She then did the Montessori Diploma for the 3-6 age-group from MMI in 2013. She has been working as a Montessori guide since then.
As a child she experienced a traditional curriculum and found that to be impractical and boring. She is completely convinced that Montessori is a better way to educate children because, in traditional school the gap in terms of what is actually required versus what is there is poles apart. Montessori creates a stress-free learning environment for both children and teachers and brings in huge value in terms of its practical approach in helping a child acquire knowledge and skills. She also believes character is as integral to a child’s development as the regular curriculum. She is really passionate about creating a better world through young children.