My Journey – Amita Bhardwaj

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Amita Bhardwaj 23rd February 2018 746Category: My Journey.(0)

Please share something about yourself

I started my journey as a tutor. I am passionate about education as I truly believe that education is one of the tools to create life we want to live. This is the treasure which no one can steal from you. I am thankful to all people around me who contributed in shaping me. Special thanks to my children, parents, husband and siblings.

Share something about your business / enterprise

I am associated as a Director of Curriculum with a chain of preschools and Formal school by the name of Footprints Play School and Day Care and Footprints Life School by IIT – IIM Alumni. We have started our journey in 2011. Now we have 80 + centres in different cities of India like- Delhi/ NCR, Bangalore, Pune, Lucknow, and Hyderabad . Very soon coming up in other cities. The vision of the company is to be a parenting partner and contribute in children’s early education to nurture the skills/attitude to live a powerful life. We totally believe that every human being is unique and have different strength/s. Following mentioned are the USPs of the institute:

  • Transparency
  • Honesty Teacher child ratio
  • Research based curriculum
  • Approachable
  • Nutritious food
  • Trained staff

Along with kids we are committed to encourage women entrepreneurs. This is visible through our working style as our centres are run by female staff. We provide training to them to run the centres successfully.

We all know India is a country of festivals. Celebrating festivals with pomp and show is the best way to inculcate life values amongst our children and recreate ourselves. In our centres we celebrate festivals and different occasions with zeal.

In the last I thank you all the parents and business partners for showing trust in us and walking hand in hand. I am grateful to you for your partnership!!!

Please share about the beginning

I was living in a joint family. I have two brothers and one sister. I am the eldest one.After playing with friends I used to spend my evening with my grand ma. I love to read Geeta and Bhagwat for my grand ma and her friends.

With time I learnt that an Education is the tool to create life and started taking coaching when I was 16 years old. My students passing with good marks gave me satisfaction and fulfilment.

After my graduation I started job as a teacher in private schools. As said life is not the bed of roses, I also faced lots of rejection. But my dream was bigger than rejections I was getting. I started my first coaching with 275 INR per month and first job with 4000 INR per month.

I got married in 1992 to a defence personal and got the privilege of being the mother to two beautiful children. One daughter and one son. My children are blessings to me.

With time I found young children give me energy. I took a job in one of the institute of pre school chain. Meanwhile my younger brother introduced me to Landmark Education. This is an educational platform where one can create life of his/ her dreams.

During my job and my participation in Landmark Education I found I was unnecessary blaming people and circumstances for my failures. This has become a turning point in my life.

Now I start looking at my failures as first step in learning and work on plug in my gaps.

Besides my professional growth I am leading classrooms for TMLP in Landmark as a volunteer.

Please share your achievements

Parents trust – we have 5000+ satisfied parents with us
Acknowledgement by electronic and paper media

I am earning 30 times more than I was earning 10 years back and got number of certificates and trophies for my work.

I have learnt driving 10 years ago.

I counsel people come from various walk of the society on daily basis.

I always feel there is a long way to go…….

The difference you have made to others

Continuously moving on the path of creating leadership by nurturing our Young toddlers, creating employment and business opportunity.

What do you want to be acknowledged for

Being unstoppable in my journey.

Anything else you wish to share

Thank you for giving me this opportunity.

Last but not the least I express my gratitude to all who have contributed in my life any which way possible.

We have started our company in 2012 with the vision of being parenting partner. Now continuously we are moving ahead on this path.

I continue to look at my failures as a gap and work to plug the gap

 Amita is Director of Curriculum with Footprints Childcare Private Limited, Gurugram, India
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