Our Team

Get to know our staff

Dedicated Teachers & Staff

Our team combines extensive industry and professional practice experience with strong educational credentials.  We have people across a range of disciplines, skills, abilities and backgrounds. It is a multicultural Montessori environment.

aseem gupta


Centre Manager

Aseem is passionate about providing quality Montessori programs for the Hoppers Crossing Montessori Centre.

Aseem has completed the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Diploma. Aseem has over 18 years of experience in Information Technology and has gained significant experience managing teams in the delivery of major system development projects.

He has done his Bachelor of Engineering and Post-Graduation in Management, Certificate of Global Business Leadership from U21 Global and Harvard Business School Publishing; Managerial Excellence Program from Duke University.

He has also completed AMI Children House Assistant Course for 3 to 6 age group, Birth to 3 years Course and Diploma in Montessori Methods of Education, Montessori Teaching Training Program. 

poonam kawarkar


Centre Director

Poonam, Centre Director brings over 20 years of experience in the early childhood education industry to our centre. With a Bachelor’s degree in Science and a Diploma in Montessori Teaching, Poonam’s wealth of knowledge and expertise is at your service. She is managing the day-to-day operations of the Centre.

Throughout her extensive career, Poonam has made a profound impact on the lives of countless children and educators. Her diverse background in various educational settings across India, Singapore, and Australia has provided her with a deep understanding of different cultural and educational practices.

Poonam’s passion for early childhood teaching is evident in her approach to education. She firmly believes that children, including the children you work with, are natural learners who have much to teach us. Under her guidance, Poonam encourages and fosters children’s interests, allowing their future learning and success to flourish.

With over two decades of experience, Poonam’s leadership is grounded in a deep understanding of the evolving needs and best practices in early childhood education.

delnaz irani

Delnaz Irani

Educational Leader

An early childhood educator with eight and a half years of experience working in the childcare sector. I hold Bachelor of Early Childhood Education, a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care, along with a Certificate in Community Services and Diploma in Travel, Tourism, and Business Management.

I’ve always believed it takes a village to raise a child, where we as a community work together to ensure the growth and safety of our future generation. As children’s understanding of themselves is developed through relationships in the context of their families and the wider community. These relationships engage children to define who they are and what they can become. In a village, a child feels safe.


Kindergarten Teacher (VIT)

Hi! I am Iqra Sadiq. My academic qualifications include Bachelor’s in Microbiology , another Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Care and education from University of Swinburne, and Certificate 4 in Training and assessment.

My passion for teaching young children made me change my profession from Microbiology to Early Childhood education. I believe that every child can accelerate in his learning with a right start and a right environment, be it academics, arts, sports.

Being a sports person myself, I take pleasure and pride in organizing and participating in outdoor activities. My love for reading books keep me updated with my professional skills and I look forward to a new and exciting experience every day with these children.

safina babar


Room Leader & Sustainability Officer

Hello, I am Safina and I hold a Bachelor in Education, a Diploma in Early Childhood, a Diploma in Montessori Education as well as a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery. I also got a level IV certification in the Green Steps Sustainability Program.

I am at the moment upskilling myself with a certificate IV in Education and Support. Being a mother of three, I enjoy educating my children, sharing my knowledge with them so, I decided to extend the same in an early childhood setting.

I have been at Hoppers Crossing Montessori Centre since day one. I believe children are like nature’s true gold that needs responsible nurturing hands, supervision, guidance to make them feel secure and confident when stepping out in the real world.

rosepreet kaur

Rosepreet Kaur

Room Leader

My name is Rosepreet and I am an adventurous person who happens to love books. I have done my Master’s in Science from overseas and currently enrolled in Graduation in early Childhood Education.

I strongly believe that children are curious by nature and it is every educators responsibility to ignite that curiosity and love for learning. Being a person from the science background, contribute by designing my intentional teaching keeping children’s curiosity alive and by giving them opportunities for exploration and experimentation.

My love for children brought me in this profession and being a mother of a young boy, I understand that children need love and affection more than anything else in the world.

truc le



Hi, my name is Truc. I am originally from Vietnam but I have been living in Australia for twenty years now. I have been working in the Early Childhood Sector for four years.

I have always been a child at heart and I wanted to be surrounded by them. I believe that every child is different and unique in the way they grow, learn, and develop. I believe in building on children’s motivation and actively engaging in their learning.

Through my experience in Early Childhood teaching, I had the opportunity to work with children with disabilities and I find it so rewarding to see and celebrate their achievements.

ravdeep kaur

RaVdeep Kaur

Kindergarten Teacher (VIT)


manpreet kaur

Manpreet Kaur


Hello! My name is Manpreet and my qualifications are Diploma in early Childhood education. I was a practicing nurse before coming in this profession and its my love for children that has pull ed me here.

I have an experience of working with children for over 3 years and this has been the most gratifying and fruitful experience of my life.

I love being a part of their lives and have developed a deeper sense of respect and attachment to these bundles of joy. The love I receive from them is unconditional and I feel blessed to be a part of this team.

manmeet kaur

Manmeet Kaur


Hi! I am Manmeet and I have done my Master’s in Education from India. I currently hold Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education and being with children is one of the best parts of my life.

I am known for my cooking and organizational skills in the centre. Being a mother of two beautiful children, I know the journey of motherhood and can relate to all the motherly emotions. This helps me relate to the families and to the children.

I believe that children should be involved in everything we do to give them the best start in their practical and sensorial education.

divya ganesh

Divya Ganesh


I am Divya, and I want to work with children for as long as I can in my life. I have Diploma in Montessori Education and I have worked for an international school in Singapore for 7 years.

My other accolades in education are Bachelor’s in Commerce, Diploma in Early Childhood Edu cation and Care, Cambridge International Diploma in Teaching, Certificate in Education Support from Monash University.

My years in teaching have taught me to be a humble person as I believe we learn more from children than what children learn from us. I am fond of gardening and follow the sustainable practices with a vision and a wish for a better and greener future.



chelsea wang

Chelsea Wang



inderpreet kaur

Inderpreet kaur

irini kassidis

Irini Kassidis





Padmini Devanand

ramanreet kaur

Ramanreet kaur



sophie maclou

Sophie Maclou