Chili Pili Makkala Koota


Meet Our Teachers


Haripriya had been working in IT for more than a decade however she did not feel a belonging towards what she was doing and hence decided to quit her job. A Holistic Education course was a eye-opener for her which made her realise that she wanted to be a facilitator. This helped her in exploring her own self and found her to have a liking towards Carnatic Vocal, yoga, reading, listening to music , story telling and lot more to be added in future. She being passionate about her language as language for her is a window to a new lifestyle, to a culture , to a tradition and to our wisdom. In her view by losing a language we lose everything with it. It pained her to see the disconnect her own children had with their mother tongue and she believes that it is her responsibility to help them find their roots. She believes in doing her bit to share the passion she has for the language to her children and to whoever is interested in it so that they are in touch with the language. She wishes from her heart that one day they make the connection and find the beauty and profoundness of our roots , our culture and our wisdom and cherish it for their generations.


Lavanya being a Finance professional worked for a few MNCs before taking a break to move the family way to raise her son.Since teaching had been her passion since childhood days , she had spent time tutoring high school children in her neighbourhood and was happy to see them achieve their goals.She strongly believes that teaching not only helps the students to learn but also the tutor herself to improve his/her skills. The methodologies and teaching of Chili Pili impressed her and hence decided to join the Chili Pili family. She believes that teaching helps build strong conceptual skills. She also strongly liked the fact that chilipili gave importance to our own languages and not just English. She hopes to learn kannada also pretty soon.


Carmel being a Bangalorean reading and writing was a second nature to her. Though coming from difficult times her determination made her complete her graduation. She realized that her core interest was being with children and hence became a co-ordinator in a preschool after which she joined the Chili Pili family and is enjoying her time with the children. She strongly believes in the Chili Pili Principles that the nature’s ways is the only way to develop the child in the wholistic manner.


Soumya being a creative artist has vivid experience in art , different styles of painting, painting on different textures, materials etc. Her passion has been to bring in this creative energies in children. She has been working with children taking painting classes as well as teaching in a preschool. She was completely in sync and totally aligned with the principles of Chili Pili where in the child is nurtured to grow at his/her own pace. She wants to make this a complete reality and enjoy the joy of working with the children.


Pooja had a passion for maths since childhood. She always wanted to teach as it was her other passion apart from maths. She had enjoyed teaching CBSE students , class 10 and 11. She was hurt to see the loss of depth and conceptual understanding in the higher grade students. This made her move her attention to roots and focus on building analytical and conceptual understanding in kids. Being a part of Chili Pili she was sure that his could be accomplished and hence joined the team. She has her son also being a part of the Chili Pili Family.


Nagveni had great interest in reading books. She always wanted to be with the children and enjoy the process of their learning. She was a part of the Hippo Campus and later joined Chiguru Learning Center. She was extremely happy to see her village children learn and go to school. She always wanted to give importance to mother tongue. Becoming a part of Chili Pili was more connected for her as her views and the ideologies of the school matched perfectly. So became a part of the Chili Pili family.


Sandhya a Kannada teacher by profession loves to teach younger children different aspects of the language. She actively wants to promote roleplays, songs and other aspects of the Kannada Language.


Nina Kanjirath

Nina has used Jolly Phonics and Jolly Music extensively to train management, teachers and young children from several international and underprivileged, non-English speaking schools, with the specific intention to develop and create self-learners who can read and write English with deep understanding.

She launched both programmes in her own preschool and childcare centre – Gaia – 10 years ago with excellent results. Nina also trains and coaches schools and staff in setting up systems, curriculum development, planning and assessment based on their needs and vision.

After being associated with Chili Pili she strongly believes that ChiliPili Phonics is the fastest and the most conceptual and logical way of learning English Language.

Archana for Montessori Education

Archana started her career in 1997 and has about 20 years of experience in the field of Montessori Pre Primary education. A graduate in Home Science, she discovered that she loved working with children. With that passion she acquired an AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) certification Diploma. She started her own Montessori House of Children in 1999. She offers herself as a consultant and shares her vast experience with other schools and she represents the Indian Montessori Center (IMC, K) by being in the school recognition committee.

Archana consults us on all aspects of the school, but in particular on the Montessori method.


Opening Hours:

Day Care:

8:30a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Monday to Friday


8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Monday to Friday

Alternate Saturday (1st and 3rd)

8:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m.