A passionate and an exuberant individual who has dedicated 38 years of her life to Education! She truly found her passion when, 22 years back, for the first time she entered an Early Years Classroom as a teacher. Soon she had the opportunity to get trained by senior Professionals from Singapore’s Eton House International Preschool and interact and observe Reggio Emilia facilitators. This helped her successfully integrate and implement various teaching philosophies and methodologies to be able to connect to students as individuals in the classroom.
She continues to champion the cause of young children by creating a rich, engaging movement based, dynamic curriculum. Her innovative approach and consistently evolving global teaching practice helps teachers deliver this dynamic curriculum with ease. Having been inspired by Reggio Emilia she paid great attention to the classroom environment as “Environment is the Third Teacher” – Loris Malaguzzi, in the National and International Pre-schools she pioneered.
She has a knack of combining her innate people skills with her scholastic skills to create educational solutions. She has successfully conducted Professional Development Programs to empower preschool teachers on effective and innovative ways of classroom management, ongoing continuous assessment of students, report writing and communicating with parents. This has helped prepare teachers who have then gone on to become Principals of various schools or are successfully running their own Pre-schools.
“Nurturing, warm, and responsive parent–child relationships and parental participation in child- centred activities relate to positive learning outcomes in early childhood.” With focus on this belief she effectively conducts workshops to support and guide parents to confidently navigate the often demanding marvel that is parenthood.
Keeping children’s safety and parental ease in mind she had created a parent’s forum to network and assist during emergencies for quick response and smooth functioning.
August 2015 saw Purnima setup her own company ‘The Growth Riddle’ with the sole aim of reaching out to all stake holders dealing with Early Years children – Parents, teachers and the schools to create an environment in which children will thrive and will create happy memories.