The Nurturers

MS. RADHIKA MAKEN

FOUNDER AND CHAIRPERSON, BLOOMING TREE

A post graduate in Home Science from the prestigious Lady Irwin College, Delhi University, Ms. Radhika Maken is the force behind the Blooming Tree. Specializing in Nutrition and Child Development, she always envisioned to build a centre of education, where children can be guided and helped to reach their true potential. As a mother herself, she understands the importance of promising tender loving care to children who, for the first time will be stepping out from their mother’s lap to a completely new world. As a Chairperson, she keeps looking further for innovative and creative ideas that can help make Blooming Tree a truly special place for children. At Blooming Tree, she has endeavoured to provide an enriching environment that is filled with warmth and love for the children and helps them explore, experiment, play and self- discover. She also hopes to lay a strong foundation during the early years so that the children can become lifelong learners, responsible and purposeful individuals with strong human values. Furthermore, she has also been actively involved with numerous NGO’s working with underprivileged children as well as children with special needs.

MS. RADHIKA MAKEN

FOUNDER AND CHAIRPERSON, BLOOMING TREE

A post graduate in Home Science from the prestigious Lady Irwin College, Delhi University, Ms. Radhika Maken is the force behind the Blooming Tree. Specializing in Nutrition and Child Development, she always

Core Team

Dr. Anju Khanna

Designation, department

A renowned educationist with over 26 years of experience, Dr. Anju Khanna is known for staff training both for the self as well as skill sets under the Montessori paradigm for children from different strata of society. She is a lead facilitator with Mirambika Research Centre (Aurobindo Ashram, Delhi) for a course on early child care and education. She is a firm believer of Shri Aurobindo and the Mother’s philosophy of Education as empowerment – for the psychic, vital and mental growth of the child and therein of a community. She has extensively worked on additions / deletions on Montessori, Thematic and Experiential form of learning in terms of content, methodology and tool making. She has conducted several training programs and provides consultancy services to the Primary Wings of Senior Schools of Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Chennai, Vadodra & Patna for curriculum and empowerment of staff related to the ‘inside-outside’ phenomena of education in terms of milestone variations. Dr. Anju Khanna is one of the most invaluable members of the core team of Blooming Tree and has been instrumental in conducting Parents and Teachers workshop. She has also given her important feedback regarding the school’s curriculum and Montessori planning.

Ms. Pooja Aggarwal

President, Nurture Child Development Centre

Nurture is a centre of Child Development at Moolchand Hospital, Delhi which specializes in Integrated Curriculums, Guidance and Counseling Programs, designing Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and parenting Workshops. As the President and an IEP Consultant at Nurture Child Development Centre, Moolchand Hospital, Delhi, she has been working in the field of child development for over ten years.
She is a valuable member of the core team and is actively involved in conducting workshops for facilitators regarding implementation and planning of curriculum.

Mrs. Vinita Berry

Designation, department

A neuro-psychologist who has been actively involved with children for more than two decades. She has conducted more than 200 parenting programmes Pan India and travelled across the globe for best teaching / learning practices and pedagogies. She is actively involved in conducting all parenting workshops held in the school . Her expertise in child empowerment programmes has successfully helped millions of parents to raise the children fruitfully, making them competent and happy learners.

Teachers

You can vouch for her whole-hearted efforts, her total dedication and tender , love , care that she puts in to make the child’s early years of education a happy, joyous and fruitful experience. Who else can she be than a Blooming Tree teacher?

Teachers are the pillars of any educational institute. At Blooming Tree we ensure that our teachers are not only NTT, ECCE qualified and Montessori trained , but posses important personality traits like patience, compassion and discipline as well. Regular workshops and seminars are held by ECCE experts to help the facilitators understand the various developmental milestones in the preschoolers’ learning process. The teachers are regularly apprised with the latest developments in Early Childhood Care and Education. Moreover, frequent training sessions are held to keep the facilitators abreast with the latest learning methodologies.

The Teachers are specially sensitized to empathize with the needs of the young students in the age group of 2-4 years so that the focus is not just on academic skills but on important life skills as well.

We take pride in the fact that our faculty is trained to treat each child as an individual with his /her own unique intelligence and makes a collective effort to bring out the best in each student. A few of the objectives of the Teacher’s Workshop is to train the facilitators on the following lines :

The aim of teachers workshop is to train the facilitators on the following lines :

  • Preparing a child friendly environment based on the needs of the student.
  • Making Regular observation reports of each student.
  • Involving the parents to be active partners in child’s learning journey by frequent interactions.
  • Preparing detailed progress report at the end of each term based on child’s participation in class activities and peer interaction.
  • Helping to build the child’s self confidence through regular motivation.

I AM A BLOOMING TREE TEACHER

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Mrs. Vinita Berry

A neuro-psychologist who has been actively involved with children for more than two decades. She has conducted more than 200 parenting programmes Pan India and travelled across the globe for best teaching / learning practices and pedagogies. She is actively involved in conducting all parenting workshops held in the school . Her expertise in child empowerment programmes has successfully helped millions of parents to raise the children fruitfully, making them competent and happy learners.