In 2011, a year after we had set up our first preschool (Toddlers™ Nursery) branch in Pune, we had almost doubled in size and were interviewing to recruit teachers. The candidates we were interviewing were good but somehow not fitting the bill. Many of them had work experience, while some were freshers with certificates in Montessori Training. Even after having done a training course most of them were lacking the passion and/or confidence to teach. Having taught and studied in the USA, I was slightly disappointed with the quality of candidates that I was offered. This is when we decided that let’s design our own teacher training course and offer it to our teachers as well as any candidate who we might consider as a teacher.
Stemming from our own personal need of passionate teachers, who would know the right pedagogy and be abreast with international best practices, we started with our Teacher Training Course. The course comprised of 10 modules from Brain theory & child development, the Montessori method of teaching, Multiple Intelligences, Designing Syllabus and Lesson Plans to IT Skills, Measuring Learning and Traits of an efficient teacher. We kept revising our course content with feedback from the candidates as well as latest findings from my travels abroad. Our candidates have got placements in the top preschools and the training has really helped them in many ways in their careers.
My husband and I are also very hands-on in our parenting stylewhich allows us to keep learning from our two children. Interacting with parents of toddlers regularly and through our own experiences we felt we could share our findings to help parents deal with the common challenges in parenting. We started in-house with counseling sessions and workshops. With positive results, feedback and encouragement from happy parents we started offering workshops in other schools for their parents. Raising happy and confident children is not easy and helping parents & toddlers makes us happy.
- To be the Nation’s Best Institute for Teacher Training & Parenting Workshops.
- To keep the holistic development of the child as the central theme
- To help teachers & parents nurture confident & happy children
- To impart highest quality training & workshops
- To help schools & individuals increase their effectiveness
- To incorporate international best practices & pedagogy