Early Years Teacher: Durga Pandey

Name: Durgauti Pandey
Role: Early Years Teacher
Teaches: Out of the Box & Creative Drama Intro, Stage 1 & 2


  • Diploma in Early Childhood Diploma from Modern Montessori, Singapore
  • Degree in Education from Singapore Drama Educators Association, Singapore (in progress)

Background: Durga started her career as a high school teacher for 4 years before moving into pre-school teaching in 2008. She then took her love of teaching on the road, traveling across North America, the Middle East and India as a teacher with a non-profit organization for 3 years. Not only did she learn about different cultures and customs, Durga also developed a deeper understanding of how each child is unique and requires different teaching strategies. Durga joined Centre Stage in January 2018 and is a huge advocate of facilitation and student-led learning. “Teaching isn’t about forcing a child to learn something – it’s about providing an environment and the tools that allow kids to learn things for themselves.” Her hands-on, experiential approach to education makes her a wonderful teacher for our Out Of The Box classes for 2 to 4 year olds. “I’m driven by seeing how children develop – when they grow and acquire new skills, I’m just really proud and happy!”

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