Hi I am Swati and I am the proud owner of Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery, Ware. I started my career as a Montessori training assistant in my family school back in India set up by my maternal grandmother who was herself directly trained by Dr. Maria Montessori. ‘The Little Soldier’ (as Dr.Montessori called her) tirelessly worked for a brighter future of children and set up one of the first Montessori Houses under the name of Tarapoorewala Montessori House of Children in 1953 and today it is a chain of nurseries and a primary school. With this background and my ever inclination to work with children and being a mum myself I started childminding and was recognised as an ‘Outstanding’ Childminder by Ofsted in their Inspection.
Thanks to my previous role between assisting at the nursery and becoming a Childminder I worked in City of London for 6 years within Administration and Group Risk and Compliance team in a Multinational Company which gave me a sound footing on Health and Safety and Compliance aspects and importance of Training and Development. During this stint I was given ‘’Team Player of the Year Award’’
I have also been involved in a lot of charity work and I was part of the Red Cross team during 2004 Tsunami Relief in India, where I worked in some remote parts of the country helping children who lost their families. I also support various charity organisations and sponsoring a little boy with his education and basic amenities in Africa.
As a child I was very keen on Indian classical dance and hence went onto receive a formal training in this field. A firm believer in a healthy lifestyle I enjoy practicing Bikram Yoga (Hot Yoga) in my free time. This helps me staying focused and I think also helps me being a good role model to my little one. I also enjoy wildlife and this again is down to my father who was an Forest Officer and thanks to him I grew up with a Tiger cub in the house!
With my professional and family background I bring a wealth of experience and knowledge back into my most cherished and a very noble industry that forms the very foundation of our society and so Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries, Ware has become a dream come true.
Qualifications and Training
⦁ MBA in Human Resources
⦁ MA in Public Administration
⦁ Bachelors in Commerce
⦁ Montessori Assistant Certificate
⦁ English (Fluent)
⦁ Hindi (Fluent)
⦁ Telugu (South Indian Language /Mother tongue – Fluent)
⦁ French (Conversational / Basic)
⦁ Understand most Indian languages with Hindi backdrop