Aditi Patil

Training Manager at IECED


With an experience of over 10 years in the field of Early Childhood Education, Aditi is very passionate about preschool teacher training and curriculum planning for preschools. She has worked with schools to implement the smooth functioning of the pre-primary sections for both teachers as well as children and has also been involved in the designing of modules for teacher training courses.

Anya Reddy

Curriculum Lead at IECED


Anya is a Play Therapy Practitioner and Art Based Therapist. Based on her observation, creative therapies are deeply empathetic and effective tools in healing both children and their parents. A qualified and committed healer, Anya loves helping children to help themselves and by extension, discovered her love for helping parents grow, too. Certified from Leeds Beckett University, India Institute of Psychology and Research, India Human Technology, and Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Anya’s practice is of very high standards; she enters into each client-therapist relationship with humility, respect and empathy.

Manisha Upreti

Consultant- Design & Training at Central Square Foundation

Miss Manisha Upreti is currently working with Central Square Foundation & Sol’s Arc as a Consultant to develop Curriculum & Training for the Pilot of Project Ankur which aims at building Foundational Literacy and Numeracy skills across Grade 1 & 2 in Key Innovation Districts of Madhya Pradesh. -She is also currently supporting the same organisation in contextualising similar models for Tamil Nadu state & building training capacity for partner organisations that work with Children with Special Needs & Young Adults with Disabilities. -Before this, Manisha led Curriculum, Assessments & Training for 4 years with iTeach Schools, a chain of 8 Secondary Schools built in Public Private Partnership with Pune municipal corporation to get students to and through college. -Before leading this program, she has taught Literacy & Numeracy to Elementary Grades for 2 years as a part of Teach for India Fellowship, as well as taught Music Composition and Performance to Grade 3 Students as a Teaching Artist with Music Basti (Enabling Leadership) -Before transitioning into the education sector, she has briefly worked as an Assistant Manager in the Head Data-MIS Team of Bajaj Allianz

Roopal Pandya

Trainer at IECED 

B.A, B.ED, Diploma in
Computer Science

With more than 10 years of
experience in teaching, curriculum development, counseling and training. Roopal has served as a
mentor/teacher in the elementary education sector where she developed the curriculum for preschoolers. She has also trained
teachers and organized events that help imbibe cultural values & awareness in children

Aditi Patil

Trainer at IECED

M.A, Early Childhood Education

With an experience of over 10 years in the field of Early Childhood Education, Aditi is very passionate about preschool teacher training
and curriculum planning for
preschools. She has worked with schools to implement the smooth functioning of the pre-primary sections for both teachers as well as
children and has also been involved in the designing of modules for teacher training courses

Meera Shivakumar

Trainer at IECED

B.E, Electrical & Electronics Engineering (EEE)

Awarded the ‘Exemplary Teacher 2016’ accolade and a ‘Certificate of Appreciation’ from KLAY, for presenting the Best Teaching Aids 2018, Meera is a trainer who hopes
to contribute her skills and be a part of the growth of budding teachers. Her areas of interest include, Child
Psychology, Milestones &
Development, Curriculum
Implementation and Spiritual Science%

Olli Kamunen

Development Manager at Finland International
Education (FINE)

BA, Early Childhood
Education

Olli Kamunen is an expert in early childhood education. He has over ten years of experience in the field. Olli has worked as a principal in several ECEC locations in Finland. Olli has training expertise from China, Vietnam, Tunis and the USA. Olli is passionate about early years’ education and thinks every child has the right to high quality education.