Cavenurian Centre Director & Founder
Haniah Bte Abdul Hamid
Haniah Abdul Hamid has more than 25 years of experience in the education field as a supervisor, principal, teacher, lecturer/trainer and a consultant. She began entering the education field since after her graduation. She was a former primary school teacher in the government school, before she decided to pursue the early childhood field.
After serving a mosque kindergarten as the principal, she set up her own consultancy company known as 2HEED Pte Ltd in 2003 with the aim to advocate to educators of the need of a holistic integrated education based on the philosophy of education in Islam. Several workshops and talks as well as educational journeys for teachers were coordinated in Singapore. She had also conducted talks in Singapore, and the Sri Lanka Regional Roundtable meet as well as in Malaysia for the practitioners of early childhood.
In 2009, together with her co-founders, they decided to put their belief about the integrated, holistic, wholesome education into reality by setting up a kindergarten known as Cavenur. Her passion for continuous lifelong learning can be seen in her learning journey. She graduated from National University of Singapore (NUS) with a double degree in Bachelor of Arts and in Bachelor of Social Science (Sociology, Hons). She received a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (specializing in primary levels) from National Institute of Education in Nanyang Technology University (NIE/NTU) and joined the teaching force in the government primary school. She also holds a double Masters degree in Education specializing in early childhood (QUT, Australia) and specializing in Curriculum and Teaching (Singapore NIE in Nanyang Technological University). In the area of Islamic Studies sis Haniah has a Bachelor Degree in Islamic Revealed Knowledge & Heritage (IIUM, Malaysia).
In the areas of teaching reading to children with challenges in dyslexia, she has obtained double Certificate of Educational Studies (Dyslexia Studies & Dyslexia Support) from the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS)/the College of Teachers (University of London, UK) and Certificate in Orton-Gillingham training (Orton-Gillingham Centre, Singapore). She took up the challenge to pursue this reading field because she believes in teaching her own son who faces this challenge. Currently she still teaches children who struggle with reading. Concurrently, she continues to pursue her interest in fine-tuning the integrated curriculum for the kindergarteners through which children not only find the meaning and purpose of learning, but also to accept and acknowledge that they are gifted in the most unique ways and as worthy persons.
“Every child, every parent and every individual, are gifted in ways that go beyond societal limited definition of giftedness. It is our mission to help each person who are entrusted to us, to find their giftedness and believe they are created and born into this world for a meaningful purpose.”
Teacher Masyitah completed her Child Psychology and Early Education diploma in Ngee Ann Polytechnic with a specialization in teaching children with special needs, her Bachelors in Early Childhood from Monash University, Advanced Diploma in Early Childhood Leadership from the National Institute of Early Childhood Development and is currently pursuing my Masters in Counselling from Monash University. She joined the Cavenur team since 2015, but took a short break between 2020 to 2022.
"Allah swt created you and your unique child for a beautiful purpose. I am excited to partner with you and to love your child through their discovery and empowerment of fulfilling that purpose for the sake of Allah"
Teacher Zaitah joined the Cavenurian team in 2011. She pursued higher education in the field of Islamic Studies at Universitas Ibn Khaldun. She oversees the Quranic and Arabic Literacy department and ensures quality literacy programmes are implemented for all Cavenurian children.
“I believe that children will grow like a tiny seed given by Allah swt and we need to nurture them with love and mercy. I am passionate about connecting them with Al-Quran and Arabic literacy as that brings about benefit for their entire life in this world and the hereafter. I also love finding new resources for the children to support their various learning styles.”
Teacher Zulianah completed her Diploma in Preschool Education from KLC International Institute, her Diploma in Preschool Education Leadership from Learning Capital School of Higher Education, and holds a Bachelor in Early Childhood from Wheelock College. She has accumulated 10 years of teaching experience and 13 years of leadership experience in various preschool settings, Alhamdulillah.
“I believe in partnering parents, educators, and the community in nurturing young children to cultivate Islamic values, skills, and social values to navigate in the modern world.”
Teacher Zahidah joined the Cavenurian team in 2020. She is an alumni of Al-Azhar University and majored in Islamic Theology. She is part of the Quranic and Arabic Literacy team and provides age appropriate teaching resources for the children to learn the Quran.
"I believe every child is unique in his or her own way and as an educator I play an important role in identifying the learning needs of each child to maximize their learning experience and bring out their natural talent."
Teacher Sofiah joined the Cavenurian team in 2021. She is an alumni of Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt in the field of Islamic Theology. As part of the educators’ team, she supports children in their development through respectful interaction and engages them in purposeful play.
“I believe that children should be given adequate space and time to play and enjoy their learning process while making sense of the world. As a teacher, I intend to provide a safe and warm environment for children to be able to explore the gift of life.”
Teacher Adilah joined the Cavenurian team in 2023. She is currently pursuing in Arabic Language & Literature in Al- Madinah International University. She is part of the Quranic and Arabic Literacy team and provides age appropriate teaching resources for the children to learn the Quran.
"Every child is capable of great things and is unique in his or her own way. I hope as an educator I am able to nurture and build their strengths that has been blessed to them by Allah SWT and instill love for the Al-Quran in the hearts of the children."
Teacher Beevi joined the Cavenurian team in 2021. She received her teaching qualifications in Early Childhood Education from Asian International College. As an educator, she creates learning opportunities for children to make sense of the world around them.
“I believe every child is a blessing from Allah SWT, as well as a unique individual who has various skills and talents in them. I feel very blessed to be part of the Cavenur Team, where as an educator, I can facilitate the children to strive as a good Khalifah for the Ummah, In Sha Allah.”
Teacher Siti Arfah joined Cavenurian team 2023. She attained her teaching qualifications in Early Childhood Education from Asian International College with seven years of teaching experience in preschool settings. As an educator, she enjoys being part of the young Khalifahs learning journey.
"I believe that our young Khalifahs have full potential to bloom into beautiful and knowledgeable little ones. Every learning step with them creates the most wonderful adventure."
Teacher Aishah joined the Cavenurian team in 2023. She has been in the education setting for more than 5 years and has experience as an Assistant Programme Head. She is passionate and dedicated to working with children to make school a better place. As part of the educators' team, she helps to oversee the nursery classes and assist the form teachers.
"Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of the individual"
Teacher Hayati joined the Cavenurian team in 2011. She attained her teaching qualifications in Early Childhood Education from Learning Capital Institute. She is part of an educators team that oversees the daily programme implementation and educators’ mentorship.
“I believe an educator's role is not limited to solely teaching a child. However, we are there to hold their hands amidst challenges, touch their little hearts and minds with love and care, and inspire them to reach their fullest potential by creating an awareness of a Khalifah's role and tapping on their curiosity in seeking knowledge. In syaa Allah.”
Teacher Hassana joined the Cavenurian team in 2023. She attained her teaching qualifications in Early Childhood Education from Learning Capital Institute. She is part of an educators team that oversees the daily programme implementation and educators’ mentorship.
“For the sake of Allah, I would like to be part of your child's journey in seeking knowledge,
providing a trusting and safe space for explorations & discoveries at their own pace.
Together, we will cultivate good Adab & Akhlak in seeking knowledge, In Shaa Allah!"
Teacher Suriani joined the Cavenurian team in 2016. She attained her teaching qualifications in Early Childhood Education from Seed Institute. Forming part of the educators’ team, she facilitates children in their learning by creating a safe environment in her teaching practice.
"I believe that each child has unique potential within them. As a teacher, my aim is to facilitate for each child to excel, and to give the children a supportive, loving and caring environment that they need, insha'Allah."
Teacher Juana joined the Cavenurian team in 2023. She attained her teaching qualifications in Early Childhood Education from National Institute of Early Childhood Development. She is part of an educators team that coordinates daily curriculum implementation.
"Children should be nurtured not to fit in the same mould but rather to be given the opportunities to discover their highest potential."
Teacher Bakti re-joined the Cavenurian team in 2023. She has been in the education setting for more than 12 years and is experienced as a Class Teacher for various age groups. She is creative and ever-ready to partner with parents to benefit the little ones under her care. She was part of our Pioneer team of teachers when Cavenur was first set up in 2010.
"Know that the education (ta'dib) of children from the initial stage is a great affair."
[Translation from Imam Muhammad Bin Ahmad al-Ramli's Riyaadatul Sibyan]
Ta'dib / Adab trains the child's spiritual, physical, intellectual, social, and emotional molds the child's fitrah to his/her greatest potential.