- IMTC Montessori Diploma (2 ½ – 6 years), Indian Montessori Centre, Bangalore, India
- Bachelor of Engineering (Computer), Pune, India
Uma, Computer Engineer by education, quit her successful IT career of 11 years and founded Aarambh Montessori with the aim to make learning a joyful experience for children. Uma received her Montessori training at the Indian Montessori Centre, Bangalore (www.indianmontessoricentre.org) directed by Mrs. Meenakshi Sivaramakrishnan(en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meenakshi_Sivaramakrishnan) catering to the age group 2 ½ to 6 years. She has served as an examiner for the Indian Montessori Centre to evaluate teachers undergoing the Montessori training program. She began her work with children at Arunodoy Montessori House of Children, Bangalore and worked there as a full time Montessori Guide. Having worked at Arunodoy for 3 years, she founded Aarambh Montessori House of children at Pune. She believes that being with children helps her grow as a person. She brings with her the commitment to the Montessori ideology and works to follow the child and assist him in his pursuit to realise his true potential. She is working towards creating Montessori learning spaces that are truly enriching.