Farida Bhaidani

As an educator, Farida is deeply passionate about bringing new discoveries to the curriculum, by instilling a love for lifelong learning with students in the early years.

She completed her BA (Hons) in Industrial Psychology, History and Politics from the University of Pune. She then went on to follow her passion for the early years with a Post-Graduation Diploma in Early Childhood Education. She has participated in many International Baccalaureate workshops to gain a global perspective on changing trends in teaching-learning cultures, educational leadership and collaborative planning.

Inspired by the philosophy of Reggio Emilia, Farida took part in the study conference at the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre to extend her knowledge of Reggio Emilia practices. She also had the unique opportunity to be invited by Queens University Belfast, to contribute to their International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program, Thinking Skills research project.

Being in the field of education for over 18 years, she finds the opportunity to collaborate and exchange diverse practices the most fulfilling. Prior to teaching in China, she has also worked in Ifrane, Morocco as an Early Year’s coordinator and, as a Head of an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program school in India.

Farida enjoys travelling, writing poetry, cooking, painting and reading. She is currently pursuing her Certificate in Early Educational Leadership (CEEL) through Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is looking forward to continuing to be a part of the Wellington family, as the English Curriculum Coordinator, contributing to the existing positive environment.