Chief Executive Officer, Knowledge Universe S.E. Asia
Ms Rusdon first conceptualised Learning Vision more than 20 years ago, from her desire as a new mother to establish a quality early childhood centre from which her children could benefit.
Her idea came to fruition in 1990 when the first centre started operations at Bukit Batok. The learning curve was steep as she had minimal experience and knowledge in Early Childhood Education. She started her research on the topic and enquired at relevant governing Ministries on regulations and demands. In an already established childcare market, she marketed the pioneer centre herself and worked from her minimalist "office", a stone table at the void deck next to the centre. Today, the business she started is the leader in Early Childhood Education in Singapore with 18 centres islandwide.
Over the years, with her leadership, the company has also been awarded numerous awards with the latest Singapore Quality Class (SQC) Certification in 2008 in recognition of the successful deployment of best practices throughout all levels of the business.
Chief Operating Officer, Knowledge Universe S.E. Asia
With almost 20 years of experience in early childhood education, Rabiatul (Rabia) serves as the Chief Operating Officer in Knowledge Universe and is responsible for operations, marketing, finance and curriculum. Rabia started her management career with Learning Vision in 1995 as the head of the Business Development team and was also instrumental in developing a structured Staff Professional Development system, enabling Learning Vision to be the first early childhood organisation to be awarded the People Developer Standard, a national recognition awarded to institutions with outstanding commitment to staff development.
Embracing knowledge sharing, Rabia has presented conference papers on "Enhancing Quality in Early Childhood Profession through Training and Development" in the Child Care Seminar organised by the Ministry of Social and Family Development, and was also invited to present in the World Forum on Early Childhood Care and Education in Hawaii 1999, Singapore 2000 and Mexico 2001.
Rabia holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics and Statistics) from the National University of Singapore and a Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK). Passionate in education and children's development, Rabia also pursued her studies in the Pre-Primary Teaching Diploma in the Montessori Method of Education with London Montessori Centre.
Since joining Learning Vision in 2007, Ms Estelle served as an Operations Manager then, now re-designated as District Manager with the Operations Department. She is responsible for the growth of a cluster of childcare centres and oversees the standards and operating procedures pertaining to staff management and quality of childcare delivery experience.
Before joining Learning Vision, Estelle has worked in the higher education industry for about 10 years where she was actively involved in customer service, recruitment, human resource and operational skill developments.
Krishnan Jagatha (Mrs Tami)
With 20 years of working experience, Mrs Tami is a veteran in the early childhood industry, working closely with children, parents and teachers as well as in the management and administration of early childhood programmes in a variety of settings. As a District Manager, Mrs Tami's strengths are in ensuring that the centres under her charge deliver the highest quality care and education at all times. Highly respected by her peers, principals and teachers, Mrs Tami plays a key role in coaching, mentoring, and counselling new principals and teachers in our network of centres.
Mrs Tami also manages the Learning Vision centre in Bangalore.
Ms Michelle is a District Manager tasked to manage a cluster of Learning Vision centres. She has 13 extensive years of experience in the education service, spanning higher education and pre-school education. A hands-on, versatile leader, Michelle has held posts such as Operations Manager, Sales Manager and Centre Manager.
Ms Novane recently joined the Learning Vision team in 2011 and is responsible for the growth of a cluster of Learning Vision centres. Since joining the early childhood education industry in 1999, she has actively participated in various early childhood care and education projects. Novane has held various posts such as Early Childhood Educator, Cluster Principal, Centre Director, Operations Manager and Lecturer/Trainer.