Our Founder:

Sony Vasandani B.Com; M.Ed

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 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 company’s 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, Diploma in Special Needs Management and a Bachelor in Commerce.

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

“We started our preschool business adventure by researching various Montessori practitioners who knew the business inside out. Luckily we found Sony Vasandani.  She’s been very helpful from the beginning until the start of Kids Republic.  We have also benefited from our study at Sunshine. Sunshine Teachers’ Training offers the kind of experience that you wish could last forever, The kind that makes you challenge yourself in ways you never expected but it also moulds your view of the world”.

Zita & Futri
Founder of Kids Republic

Jenny-Amar---trainerOur Trainers:

Jenny Amar

Master Trainer

Jenny is a Montessori Diploma holder with 12 years of teaching and 8 years of training teachers.

Jenny has been invited to many schools around Indonesia to train teachers in Montessori Education.

Jenny has also conducted training overseas in Auckland, NZ and in Ghana.

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.

Miss Jenny is an excellent teacher. She is passionate about Montessori, is generous in sharing previous teaching experiences. She is able to explain difficult theories in the most simplest of terms.

Gaby Sindoro


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.

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.

“Cara Penyampaian Ms Sarah mudah dipahami, Terima kasih Ms Sarah untuk Atensi dan semangatnya untuk kami”.

Dewi Widya
Guru Sekolah Tetum Bunaya