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Dear Parents,

Welcome to Sunderji Nursery School, where your little ones will fall in love with education.

Over the past twenty years, the inclusive preschool has nurtured over five thousand students. For us each student is ‘Special & Unique’ with immense natural enthusiasm. To nourish this, our neuroscience backed Kaleidoscope Curriculum focuses on the critical needs of the child & establishing a foundation for lifelong learning, in a early learning environment that is healthy & warm.

We believe every child has a right to Education, therefore our inclusive preschool integrates special education & related services into all aspects of our programme. This brings greater empathy & acceptance of differences amongst all our children.

Ours is a world in which every child attains the right to participation & sustained development. We want our early learners to be a catalysts for positive change, through love, respect, integrity & transparency, this can only be achieved by our team of passionate, creative, dedicated & flexible early childhood educators who are certified & trained to be the best version of themselves.

We give utmost importance to our various verticals of our parent partnership programme to create a harmonious community where every child along with their parents can be nurtured into a responsible global citizen.

Please do take a moment to visit us to see how we can enable your child to reach their potential.

With best regards,

Masarrat Tavawalla
Co-Founder & Director

In 1983, the Founder Members had a simple vision to seed, to start an Educational Institution for  the young minds. Jena Sunderji, watered that vision and started Sunderji Nursery Classes at her home. The nursery that catered to only six preschoolers at that time, grew from strength to strength over thirteen long years. As the years passed, the demand grew and finally in 1996, the Founder Members, Jena Sunderji, Malek Sunderji, Zarina Sunderji and Masarrat Tavawalla launched Sunderji Nursery School.

Jena Sunderji

Malek Sunderji

Zarina Sunderji

Masarrat Tavawalla

Shilpa Kothari

Jena Sunderji
Co-Founder

As the eldest sibling, Jena Sunderji has always been concerned about children around her, especially neurodiversified children. After completing her SSC, Jena Sunderji did her S.T.C., a Teachers’ Training Course. In 1983, she started the Sunderji Nursery Classes at home. In 1996, along with her sisters, they founded the Sunderji Nursery School. To continue the stream of education, over the years she has conducted adult literacy classes for the ladies of her community thus empowering women to create a positive change in their life.

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Malek Sunderji
Co-Founder

Malek Sunderji received her B.A. & then acquired her B.Ed. from Tilak College of Education (Pune) & immediately joined Mt. Carmel High School (Pune), as an Assistant teacher. It gave her immense pleasure & satisfaction to teach the students of her own Alma Mater. After teaching in Mt. Carmel High School (Pune) for twenty long years, she shifted to St. Vincent’s High School (Pune) & taught there for eight years. In 1996, along with her sisters, they founded the Sunderji Nursery School. She was the Chairperson of Education Board & a member of the National Board for the Aga Khan Education Service (India). Her biggest achievement is seeing her students living their dreams and bringing joy around them.

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Zarina Sunderji
Co-Founder

Immediately after obtaining her SSC, Zarina Sunderji started teaching at Mt. Carmel High School (Pune). Side by side she worked on completing her Secondary Teachers Course, B.A. and receiving her B.Ed from Tilak College of Education (Pune). Thereafter, she joined St. Vincent’s High School (Pune) as a Teacher and eventually a Supervisor for Hindi. In 1996, she along with her siblings, became one of the Founders of Sunderji Nursery School. She was the Secretary of Social Welfare Board of the Aga Khan community (Pune) for fifteen years and also conducted adult literacy classes for the ladies of her community along with her siblings.

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Masarrat Tavawalla
Co-Founder & Director

A passionate educator, Masarrat Tavawalla, works relentlessly to Educate, Empower and Enlighten learners of a dynamic world community. She is the Founder Member and Director of Sunderji’s Global Academia. An alumna of St.Xavier’s College (Mumbai), she holds a B.A in Psychology, and M.A in Psychology and Child Development. Acquired a B.Ed, followed by M.A in History from S.N.D.T (Mumbai), as well a Certificate in Guidance and Counselling (CIG),a correspondence course from IGNOU (India). Topping it off with a Remedial Teachers’ Training Level 1 to 5, specialising in Education of children with special needs. Associated with the Rotary Club of Pune and is a Founder Member of Pune LD Forum and member of Maharashtra Dyslexic Association. Her articles have been published in various newspapers and has presented papers at several national and international Forums.

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Shilpa Kothari
Creative Team Leader

Shilpa Kothari has been an educator with Sunderji Nursery School for over two decades. Teaching and nurturing young minds has always been her passion. She completed her one year certified course in teachers training from Jani Teachers Training Private Institute (Pune) and a one year certified course in textile and fashion designing. Her daily mantra has been to bring in innovation and creativity into every aspect of teaching and learning. Her teaching philosophy is to ignite a love for learning through exploration, experimentation, communication, critical thinking and collaboration. She was felicitated by the Lion’s Club of Pune for being the most creative teacher in Pune.

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