Sony Vasandani


Sony is the founder of Sunshine Preschools and has 25 years of experience in early childhood education. She has been training teachers and conducting workshops for parents and teachers since 2005.


Sony is a passionate educator and has a burning desire to continue to uplift the quality of early childhood in Indonesia through parent and teacher education.


“With the number of preschools mushrooming in Indonesia, there are not enough qualified or trained teachers to meet the demand”, says Sony.


“The government requires that preschool teachers have a Bachelors degree in early childhood education, but the number of graduates in this field every year are not enough to meet the demand. It takes 3 – 4 years to get any bachelors degree and very few want to or are able to spend the time and money for this.


The alternative is to provide teachers with a hands-on, immediately applicable program that they can implement in their schools to help enhance children’s education. And this is what our Diploma program is all about.


We have trained hundreds of teachers over the years. Our teachers are out there today making a big difference in their approach to educating children”


The demand for new preschools is also high in demand. Sony was the owner of four preschools in Indonesia. Having sold them she now focuses her attention as a consultant to individuals and companies who want to achieve their dreams in setting up their own preschools successfully in Indonesia.


Sony’s education background includes a Masters in Education (Australia), Diploma in Montessori Education (London), Diploma in Special Needs Management (Singapore)  and a Bachelor in Commerce (India).


But it’s her ‘real-life, practical’ experience where you will find the most value and benefit in dealing with Sony.


Nur Sarah


Sarah is our trainer for classes in Bahasa Indonesia.


She has been in the field of early childhood education, working at Sunshine Preschool for 8 years before becoming a trainer in 2014.



Sarah has a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education. She has also completed her Diploma in Montessori Education at Sunshine Teachers’ Training in 2012. Sarah started training teachers and conducting workshops since 2014.


She is passionate and has achieved personal growth through learning Montessori and then teaching it.

Her students love her for her straight forward teaching style.


Jenny Amar

Master Trainer

Jenny is a Montessori Diploma holder with nearly 12 years of teaching and 15 years of training teachers.


Jenny has been invited to many schools around Indonesia and overseas (Auckland, NZ and in Ghana) to train teachers in Montessori Education.


Jenny was also a Keynote speaker for Montessori Conferences around the world.


Jenny is graceful and patient and students have always loved her teaching strategies and presentations. She is creative and helps students to get in touch with their creative side, which is a quality that every teacher needs.


Jenny is committed to supporting students’ success in their program.




Fransiska Dewi (Siska) is a certified Montessori Directress who raised her two sons using the Montessori Principles.


Siska learnt about Montessori for the first time in 2007 when she enrolled her son in a Montessori school. She fell in love with the Philosophy and feels that this is the best education every child deserves to have. Siska then enrolled in the Montessori Diploma course at Sunshine Teachers’ Training and graduated with flying colours.


With her experience in raising her children the Montessori way and working in a Montessori preschool, Siska is now committed to sharing her passion of Montessori and early childhood education.


Siska actively shares her parenting experience through regular workshops helping parents implement Montessori at Home. She is our Online Montessori Diploma Instructor &Tutor and also teaches Montessori Diploma Onsite at Gading Serpong.

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