Do what you love and love what you do– these are certainly words to live by and Ruchi Chabbria chose exactly this.
After having head a retail brand for jewellery for 6 years, it’s the birth of her son Veer that made her realize her true calling – children and education.
As a trained bharatanatyam dancer, she has taught many children under the guidance of her guru and she knew then, that working with children made her the happiest. But it was only after she became a mother, she decided to give in to her passion and founded Kinderhome Montessori.
After Ruchi learned about the Montessori way of education, she was convinced that it certainly is the best way to teach the child not only what the books say, but the way of life, the way to be your own person and be independent.
She did an in-house training in infant community of Montessori which further strengthened her belief in Montessori.
Her main goal continues to be, to lead by example and inspire teachers and parents to listen and follow the child. The best gifts are “lessons in life” and that gift is found in the Montessori way of teaching. They enable the child to grow and develop at their own pace and time in a happy and carefully designed Montessori environment.
These skills follow the children’s next steps into their school and will sub-consciously be a part of their everyday learning until they graduate and step out into the world to be the person they are meant to be.
“Education is a natural process carried out by human individual, and is acquired not by listening to words, but by experiences in the environment” – Maria Montessori.
Khushboo Ghelani founder and partner at Kinderhome Montessori is a certified Montessori directress who has been trained to teach and setup Montessori schools by Association Montessori Internationale headquartered in the Netherlands.
After completing her training course from Sir Ratan Tata Institute Montessori training course in 2005 Khushboo has assisted Ms.Zarin Malva(Director of Training) at the Sir Ratan Tata Institute Montessori training course for 6 years. She has also helped setup Montessori schools and has also been with children in the classroom. She has worked at Da Vinci Montessori (Marine Drive, Mumbai) and R.T.I Montessori school (Hughes Road, Mumbai). She has also attended a variety of refresher courses and conferences.
Khushboo is passionate about children. She is an observer and through her observation guides the children towards confident, independent learning.
Over years of experience with children she firmly believes that Montessori children make creative choices in their learning, children work in groups and individually to discover and explore knowledge of the world and to develop their maximum potential.
Kinderhome is her inspiration of all these experiences she has had over these 12 years with children of age 14 months to 6 years. She decided to prepare a successful environment for learning where the children get all the opportunity to develop – physically, emotionally, spiritually and intellectually.
Trained AMI Montessori directress from Sir Ratan Tata Institute. One year of teaching experience at Kinderhome Montessori. With Bachelors degree in Mass Media from Usha Pravin Gandhi College, Mumbai.
Working in corporate for over a year made me realise it was in vain and not a right career path for me. Hence I decided to do the Montessori training course.
Working with children is very inspirational and every day is a new learning experience from them. I believe having faith in child giving them freedom will do wonders for child’s developmental process and Montessori Method of education helps attain that.