Meet Our Founders & Team

Malty Harjani
Founder of Aerokids

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Arts (Media, Communication and Liberal Studies) from University of Oklahoma and a Diploma in early childhood care and education from MMI London. Being an educator for the past 9 years, she has always been dedicated to providing exciting learning experiences for children which actively engage their curiosity and help them to become independent, lifelong learners. She started Aerokids in 2018, as an enrichment centre and in the midst of the global pandemic she has expanded Aerokids into a wider curriculum and relocated it into a larger scale preschool.

Her team has been carefully selected for their dedication to pursuing educational excellence and their commitment to supporting student’s growth. She believes that education is not a process of pre-packaged knowledge digestion, it is an active process and Aerokids will offer children interactions with real-life experiences that are tangible, meaningful and interactive.

Kiara Aznam
Teacher

Kiara is a passionate educator as well as facilitator of children’s learning for the past 8 years. Her experience in curriculums and approaches including Three Frames of Learning at Green School Bali, national progressive curriculum at Taman Bermain Kepompong and International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) combined with Reggio Emilia approach at Mata House Preschool.

She believes each child holds their own ball of potential and that educators play a big part in facilitating them in unfolding those potentials with proper encouragement, invitations and stimulations. Mindfulness is also something that she value as it helps children understand and be aware of themselves and their surroundings.

Anisha Adnani
Co Founder of Aerokids

As an environmentalist and a strong believer of the Montessori Philosophy. Anisha believes that every child has his/her own innate potential and after 16 years of working in the educational field, it is evident that the best way to teach children is to spark their interest. Aerokids playschool, value every individual’s strengths, talents and interests and they aim to cater to every child’s personal needs.

The play based approach allows the teachers to provide a range of learning experiences in order to engage, motivate children and unlock their creative talents. Another integral part of the vision is to promote social responsibility and kindness to all in the Aerokids community

Deepty Bharwani
Teacher

“What we learn with pleasure we never forget!

Deepty Graduated from Thames University Jakarta & completed a diploma in Early Childhood Montessori course. This year will be her 12th year teaching preschool and 3rd year at Aerokids. She is truly excited to be a part of AeroKids Playschool team! She quotes: “Its going to be an amazing year, filled with lots of adventure & fun learning!”

Deepty is passionate about books & stories and believe it or not it can take you to unimaginable places. She is an enthusiastic teacher, committed to help children grow & learn in the most fun way. She promises to make learning fun & filled with pleasure she can’t wait to get to know each one of you and your kids this year!

Agnes M. Mercado
Teacher

“TO TEACH IS TO TOUCH A LIFE FOREVER”

Ms. Agnes M. Mercado was born and raised in the Philippines. She is excited to begin the next chapter of her teaching career at Aerokids. She’s been a teacher for 33 years with a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education, she also earned units in Administration and Supervision. She got her first job as a Music teacher in a private school in the Philippines right after she graduated in 1986. In 2014, she worked as a Principal and English teacher at Cambridge International School at Bandung, Indonesia for two years and as a Vice Principal at Hansol Kids International Preschool and Kindergarten for four years.

She also had wonderful opportunity to teach in Doha Qatar as a Head teacher in Music, Arts, P.E., Health Education and Values Education subjects. As a child growing up in a family of educators, Agnes knew at a young age that teaching was herpassion. She values the importance of teaching and learning as well from her students. She chose to work with young children for the last stage of her teaching career because she wants to help them learn and gain the necessary skills/knowledge for each stage of their lives. Beyond teaching, her goal is to support the children in all aspects of learning by providing them a healthy, safe, fun, nurturing and loving educational experience.