About Us

Ms. Purnima Shetye

Purnima has been the Founder Principal and Sr. Vice President – Learning and Development at ‘The Learning Curve’ before she started her own consultancy.

She has a vast experience of over 37 years in the field of Education. She has completed her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education from the University of Poona – Pune. She has also successfully completed a TEFL – Teaching English as Foreign Language course.


She started her journey as an educator soon after she completed her graduation in 1978, thereafter joined the B.Ed course and completed it in 1980. Since then she has taught all levels – from Pre-Nursery to Grade XII. Her vast experience from various schools and institutions in Nasik, PCMC and Pune, helped her successfully set up National and International pre-schools, Child Care and Activity Centres and a CBSE Grade-Level school.


She combines leadership qualities with innate people skills, management skills and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. As a principal of National and International pre-schools, she has developed and conducted various training sessions for schools besides  facilitating  numerous workshops for parents and students on many child-centric topics along with Professional Development programs for teachers.

Work Experience & Key Achievements

St. Ursula School

Experience :


Taught std IX & X English and History



Experience :


Taught English to Foreign Students who wished to take up studies at the University of Pune

Primrose Nursery School

Considered the best pre-school in Pune of that time, it moved away from the rote learning method and implemented play-way and thematic approaches. She earned her first opportunity to engage with pre-school children, learning and enjoyed her first Pre-school teaching role!


Experiences :
  • In-charge of the Playgroup and Nursery class
  • To create an environment that would facilitate early settling and learning for the 2 and 3 year olds
  • Settled the tiny tots quickly with innovative ideas
  • Made learning positive, enjoyable and exciting helping them develop various skills

Gurukul School

Experiences :
  • Teaching English and History to STD IV & VI
  • Teaching English to students of STD I – X, Successfully improved children’s knowledge, vocabulary and spoken and written expression with play-way method and innovative approach
  • Made learning enjoyable stress free for students thus achieving excellent results

Indira Kids

Achievements :
  • Founder Principal
  • Put the school’s system and culture in place which was emulated by other schools later
  • In 2006 started a new branch and within a year it reached its full capacity
  • Interviewed, recruited and trained administrative staff and teachers
  • Created and maintained a positive and effective learning environment that took the student strength from 17 students in the first year to full capacity – 420 students in the third year
  • Created and compiled workbooks, activity books and reader books for children aged 2-5 years
  • Successfully conducted and managed workshops for parents and teachers on various child centric topics of parental concern

Vivero International School

Achievements :
  • Choosing the property, creating infrastructural changes to convert a residential bungalow into one of the best pre-school in Pune
  • Setting up entire school which included recruiting and training staff
  • Took the strength of the school in the very first year to 73 students with 45% expatriate students with 14 different nationalities
  • Successfully conducted workshops and training sessions for teachers to successfully implement the required curriculum with Reggio Emilia and enquiry-based approach
  • Successfully managed innovative approaches in the school whilst merging an Indian school curriculum with the international school curriculum by implementing a dynamic and consistently evolving global teaching practice. This helped to achieve benefits in three ways – It brought in incremental enrolment of Indian students, gave more opportunities to local population to gain access to international education and gave the teachers the confidence to experiment with innovative and international teaching strategies

The Learning Curve

This profile offered her an opportunity to use her years of experience as a founder Principal to set up and manage several centers for the company. She also had the opportunity to implement and train teachers to successfully carry out Multiple Intelligence Curriculum in the class.


Achievements :
  • Set up the first centre and in the coming months to set up a number of other centres for the preschool chain
  • To market the school and counsel parents on the curriculum to be followed and the methodology to be implemented
  • Interviewing, recruiting and training Administrative and Teaching Staff










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